Description Naudot contributed to the revival of soft-paste, or artificial, porcelain, a medium that had been abandoned at the time of the French Revolution (1789-99). In conjunction with the porcelain, he used "plique-à-jour," or openwork enamel. The refined, balanced design of these bowls contrasts with the organic, curvilinear style of Art Nouveau practiced elsewhere at this time.
Provenance Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, St. Louis, 1904; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1904, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904
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