"Pair Of Vase - Figulines Attr. To Thomas-victor Sergeant 19th Century"We attribute this pair of vase to Thomas-Victor SERGEANT (active in Paris between 1870 and 1885).
"The achievements of Thomas Victor Sergent recall the importance of the figure of Bernard Palissy in the nineteenth century and the myth that surrounds his work as a ceramist.After a series of experiments on colored enamels, Palissy specializes in polychrome enamel ceramics A number of artists in Tours then in Paris claim this tradition and revive the characters of this particular ceramic that Palissy himself had referred to as "rustic figulines." Thomas Victor Sergent active in Paris between 1870 and 1885 participated in this craze and can be considered as one of the three largest palissystes in the nineteenth century with Victor Barbizet (1805-1870) and Georges Pull (1810-1889) Sergeant stands out for the technical quality of its enamel hard and deep, with bright, contrasting colors, such as shiny cobalt blue, and uses casting more often than modeling. both techniques coexist. "
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