WELLER "SICARD" Art Nouveau Two-Handled Vase. Large and extremely imposing vase with Art Nouveau style handles. Standing 12 1/2" high, the slightly dimpled body is covered in a deep, mysterious-looking green glaze, the surface almost like patinated bronze. The handles are highly organic in form and flow up from the undulating neckline to return to the shoulder in a flowing movement, continuing down the sides. Extremely elegant example of American Art Nouveau, showing strong French influence.
JACQUES SICARD was a Frenchman, who was asked by Weller to replicate his "Reflets Metallique" line of metallic luster glazes. Much of his work was inspired by the luster pigments used by Islamic potters, thus the 'Sicard Line' for Weller both brought to America designs in the height of current Parisian fashion (Art Nouveau) and was also influenced by the then current interest in Moorish tiles and Islamic ceramics.
Please note: although we can find no evidence, we are led to believe that one of the handles has been repaired: there are no cracks or 'suspicious' looking areas to suggest this, and the piece 'rings' true, so if indeed the piece was repaired, it was done by a very accomplished professional restorer and is completely invisible to the naked eye or touch.
Measures: 12 1/2" H x 6' W
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