Musée d'Orsay: Edmond Lachenal Iznik-style plate

Edmond Lachenal
Iznik-style plate

Iznik-style plate
Edmond Lachenal (1855-1955)
Iznik-style plate
Circa 1885
D. 23,5 cm
© DR - RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Iznik-style plate (detail)

Plat, genre Iznik [Iznik-style plate]

At the beginning of his career in the 1870s, Lachenal was introduced to the secrets of making earthenware by Théodore Deck. It was through him that Lacheneal discovered the ceramics of Iznik, a town in Turkey formerly known as Nicea, whose designs with fan palms, flowers and long stylised leaves under a brilliant translucent glaze he liked to reproduce. Once established in his own right in 1880, Lachenal continued to produce these ceramics in a range of vivid colours, as in this beautiful plate, demonstrating the importance he gave to Ottoman models.

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