FRENCH ART DECO PAIR OF COVERED URNS

by Émile Roucheret for Sevres
France, 1925


10" high; 5 7/16" diameter

Emile Roucheret worked at Sevres from 1901-1941.
These covered urns were miniatures of the monumental covered urns designed by H. Patou for the exterior of the Pavillons de la Manufacture Nationale de Sѐvres at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne, Paris. They were purchased at the Exposition by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who were excited and influenced by what they saw at the Exposition. The Rockefellers resided for many years in the triplex penthouse at 740 Park Avenue, which was built in the Art Deco style. He went on to build Rockefeller Center in the Art Deco style, and Mrs. Rockefeller went on to co-found the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Inside one of the covered vases is the yellowed engraved card of Mr. and Mrs. John Davison Rockefeller, Jr., 740 Park Avenue, with hand written notation in fountain pen on the back describing these covered vases.

Incised E.R./ S1925G/ MADE IN FRANCE underneath. Incised Brecy 1925 underneath one vase.

Provenance:
Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York

Literature:
Yvonne Brunhammer, "Arts décoratifs des années 20", Editions du Seuil, Editions du Regard, Paris, 1991, p. 64 for monumental urns at Sѐvres pavilion.
Victor Arwas, "Art Deco", Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1980, p. 26 for monumental urns at Sѐvres pavilion.

$200,000. - Inv. #194