This is a Vase. It was designed by Jacques Sicard and made by Weller Pottery and made for S.A. Weller Theatre. It is dated ca. 1902 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is glazed and lustered earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The influence of Jacques Sicard’s training with the leading French ceramicist Clément Massier is evident in this monumental ovoid vase. Sicard imitated Massier’s metallic lustered finishes to develop a new artistic line, which he named Sicardo, for the American Weller Pottery. This vase was likely one of twenty vases that adorned the lobby of the Weller Theatre, noted in the period for its beautiful interior decoration, in the pottery’s hometown of Zanesville, Ohio.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 63.8 x 35.6 cm (25 1/8 x 14 in.)
It has the following markings
Cite this object as
Vase (USA); Designed by Jacques Sicard (French, 1865–1923); glazed and lustered earthenware; H x diam.: 63.8 x 35.6 cm (25 1/8 x 14 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-25
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.