Description Deck was France's most innovative and influential ceramist during the 19th century. A native of Alsace, on the German border, he came to Paris in 1851 and began working for a stove-maker. By 1858, he had established his own kiln and workshop, which became famous for earthenware brightly glazed in various exotic and historical styles.
- Botanical Delights: Floral Motifs in 19th-Century Art. Government House, Annapolis; Strathmore Hall Art Center, North Bethesda; Academy Art Museum, Easton. 1998-1999.
- A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest [from #5 West Mt. Vernon Place].
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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