Light yellow interior; short, bulbous body resting on a splaying foot with a flaring wide neck; neck decorated with 3 circular cartouches surrounding horses with crowns on their backs and dark blue pseudo-Islamic text against a light blue ground; white 'text' and foliage on body; floral designs on foot

Vase in the form of a mosque lamp, c. 1870

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Théodore Deck's interest and skill in reproducing traditional Persian designs and colors is seen with this vase. It is decorated in arabic lettering and the vivid turquoise blue color often associated with Isnik wares. In fact, the form of this vase is inspired by Islamic mosque lamps made in Syria and Egypt during the 14th century. Ancient objects and motifs from the Middle East proved to be popular sources for decorative objects during the Aesthetic Movement.

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Deck, Faince Vase (#029)
Details
Title
Vase in the form of a mosque lamp
Artist Life
1823-1891
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2000.9
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Light yellow interior; short, bulbous body resting on a splaying foot with a flaring wide neck; neck decorated with 3 circular cartouches surrounding horses with crowns on their backs and dark blue pseudo-Islamic text against a light blue ground; white 'text' and foliage on body; floral designs on foot