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Creator Name: Morel, Jean-Valentin
Creator Qualifier: execution supervised by
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1794 - 1860
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Valentin Morel
Creator Name: Dieterle, Jules
Creator Qualifier: possibly designed by
Creator Dates/Places: 1811 - 1889
Creator Name-CRT: Jules Dieterle
Creator Name: Klagmann, Jules
Creator Qualifier: sculpture possibly by
Creator Dates/Places: 1810 - 1867
Creator Name-CRT: Jules Klagmann
Title: Ewer
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1840
Creation End Date: 1850
Creation Date: c. 1845
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver
Materials and Techniques: Gilded silver
Dimensions: Overall: 21.4cm x 15cm x 12.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2000.138
Credit Line: Bequest of John L. Severance (by exchange)
Context: The elegance and richness of this ewer demonstrate the high level of technical mastery achieved by its maker. Morel studied under his father, a Parisian lapidary (someone who cuts, polishes, and engraves hard stones), and with Adrien Vachette, a maker of gold boxes. In 1842 he went into partnership with Charles-Edmond Duponchel, which lasted until the late 1840s, at which time he established himself in London, remaining there until 1852, when he returned to Paris. Morel frequentlyfollowed the designs of others, and it has been suggested that in the case of this pitcher his well-known contemporary, Jules Dieterle (1811-1889), may have conceived the overall form. The female figure seems to have been based on a design by the sculptor Jules Klagmann (1810-1867).
AMICA ID: CMA_.2000.138
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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