ERNEST BUSSIÈRE, Long neck vase

ERNEST BUSSIÈRE, Long neck vase

Small thin polychrome fire earthenware vase
height 50 cm on a round base of 25 cm of diameter
Art Nouveau
pristine state
Inventory number

Ernest Bussière (1863-1913) large vase with a long neck decorated with a Nymph kissing a Virginia creeper. But wouldn't be the other way around, because on the top of the vase forming part of the neck we see the head of a satyr appear on the neck of the Nymph. An allegory treated in the purest symbol of Art Nouveau, the naked woman surrounded by nature.


The vase decorated with virginia creeper in shades of green, gray, slightly bluish, purple red on the bottom. The honey-colored nymph, her hands surrounding the vase, her head resting on her left arm, assumes a very successful position, giving the impression of accepting the kiss.

Everything in tenderness and pleasure, the whole harmoniously produced.

Signed K.G Lunéville Bussiere


Ernest Bussière online catalogue here


Bibliography : In « vegetal ceramics Ernest Bussières and the art nouveau museum of the school of Nancy 2000, in the introduction by Valérie Thomas, we see a photo of Ernest Bussière in his studio 1901/1902, where the plaster work is on a shelf.

The Nancy school museum and the Lunéville earthenware museum have a similar piece.