The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017
A large Sevres porcelain exhibition quality floor vase designed by A
Sold for £5800
A large Sevres porcelain exhibition quality floor vase designed by A. Gumery , 1913, decorated in the Art Nouveau style with a continuous scene of a maiden on the seashore discovered by a group of mermen, above a black band of seashells and a grotesque medallion next to the inscription A. GUMERY . and date 1913 dividing it from a lower band of sea-life beneath the waves, the inside wall of the neck with printed factory marks bearing potting and decorating dates for 1913, 59cm high
Note: Gumery* Adolphe Ernest: decors et peintures 1911-1917, listed in The French Porcelain Society's list of Sevres workmen as compiled by Tamara Preaud, Archivist, Manufacture Nationale de Sevres, 2003. Also see http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/joconde_fr for a similar design of penguins in a polar landscape for a Vase de Bourges in the collection at Sevres, Cite de la Ceramique, Numéro d'inventaire E.1916.395
There are lodged in the archives at Sevres, documents on Adolphe Ernest Gumery suggesting he both worked for and gave designs to the manufactury between 1911 and 1917-18 and these are available for the public to view on request.
Adolphe Ernest Gumery was born in Paris in 1861, son of the famous sculptor Charles Alphonse Achille Gumery. From 1891 to 1942 he exhibited at the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts and seems to have been a prolific artist with at least twelve hundred pictures known. He died in 1943.
See Doyle New York, lot 500, 27th Sept.2011, sold for $6,250 including premium for a smaller Sevres vase designed by Gumery.
Property of a Lady of title.
Minute speckles to the leading edge of the rim where the glaze has pulled.
Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am
Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am