Manufactured by Sèvres / Vase / 20th century (1900)Manufactured by Sèvres
20th century (1900)

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below

This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at .

Creator Name: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Creator Role: factory
Creator Name-CRT: Manufactured by Sèvres
Creator Name: Kann, Léon
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: active 1896-ca. 1915; active at Sèvres 1896-98 and 1900-08
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Léon Kann
Title: Vase
Title Type: Object name
View: Alternate View
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: 20th century (1900)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics-Porcelain
Materials and Techniques: Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions: H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1989.230
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1989

At the end of the nineteenth century French potters were strongly influenced by the naturalistic forms and variegated glazes of Asian ceramics. In 1900 at Sèvres, Léon Kann designed a number of gourd-shaped vases. The mellifluous lines and subtly graded coloring of this example merge an Asian aesthetic with the last flowering of the Art Nouveau style. A gentle spiral movement is sustained by the curve of the flowering vine and the artful placement of the snails.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1989.230
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.