Featured Theodore H. Deck Redux

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Ghopper1924, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Just saw a beautiful ceramic piece by Deck in Houseful's thread.

    I hope you can help me with this!! I know we don't do $ estimates, but the one in the other thread sold for significantly more than estimated, a rare trick these days. Come on, give me your best $ shot! I don't even want to sell it, I just want an idea of it's dollar value. :)

    Attributed to Theodore H. Deck. Signed "H" underneath (his middle initial) as well as stamped "B & Gs/Depose/Greil et Montserrat" within a vase design. The last word is smeared. Presumably that was the seller? The jardiniere is ceramic trimmed in bronze, with elephant head feet. I would date it to ca. 1880. It is 18" long x 11" wide x 11" tall. Quite heavy:

    P1010373.JPG P1010374.JPG P1010375.JPG
    quirkygirl, Bronwen, Joe2007 and 2 others like this.
  2. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    GHopper, I know absolutely nothing about the item you've shown here, but I just want to say that it's EXQUISITE!
  3. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Thanks SBSVC!
    SBSVC and Bronwen like this.
  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I agree with SBSVC, that is one gorgeous bowl!!

    Is this another family piece?
    Ghopper1924, SBSVC and Bronwen like this.
  5. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    It is now....:)

    Or I should say, it wasn't until I bought it for a (relative) song just because I loved it. I'm getting a feeling that it's a sleeper, but can scrape together very little information. The other thread about Theodore Deck gave me hope.
  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Ghopper1924 and bercrystal like this.
  7. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Ghopper1924 likes this.
  8. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  9. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I can't make out any of this.
    Ghopper1924 and i need help like this.
  10. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I found another - the description may explain some.
    "it is signed by the artist on the front bottom, "G. Lemonnier". It dates from the mid to late 19th century and it is in great condition with no damage whatsoever. It was originally all gilt bronze on the mounts but it is very worn now and only traces of the gilt bronze still exist leaving the aged patina. I believe this piece was made in the factory in Houry, France. "
    upload_2020-7-1_20-56-48.png upload_2020-7-1_20-57-34.png

    If I'm understanding correctly. It appears the artist is G. Lemonnier. Doesn't say who made the ceramic.
    The Foundry may be Houry in France.
    I can't find any reference to a foundry by the name of Houry.


    Like lamps, I imagine a foundry would sell bases or rims to whatever company would be willing to purchase such. Therefore you may find the metal bases used on different pottery works. The pottery would most likely not have the abiltiy to pour metal.
    Ghopper1924 and i need help like this.
  11. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    CD568BFC-33DF-43C3-A3E7-7940D62CDEDF.jpeg Guessing the Catwiki one is different, as it’s signed.
    Mugzinnys and Ghopper1924 like this.
  12. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Just noticed the OP's mark seems to match INH's example
    upload_2020-7-1_21-11-46.png INH's upload_2020-7-1_21-12-21.png
  13. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Maybe we “Chipped the Surface”, CC! :hilarious:
  14. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  15. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Oh I miss not having md1919's help on this board.
    They were really good. I asked them to join this board when it started up, but they stayed with ebay.
    Wonder if they are still posting.

    Anyway more support for the pottery company.
    Mugzinnys and Ghopper1924 like this.
  16. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    So where does Theodore Deck come in?
    I found a piece marked by him.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
    Ghopper1924 likes this.
  17. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Again let me repeat I know nothing about this pottery, I'm just trying to put the pieces together.

    What I see, and I could be wrong, I'm willing to be corrected.

    The pottery is made by Barluet and Cie, Creil & Montereau
    The decorator we don't really know, unless Ghopper can find a signature on the bowl somewhere.
    The patinated bronze appears to be made by Houry. Of which so far I haven't found support for.

    Why is there different style "H"'s on the 3 similar pieces found so far.

    Brief Bio of Deck

    Some of his work - other than the Asian influence, I'm not seeing a similarity.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
    bercrystal likes this.
  18. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks for all of your good work! I thought Deck came in because of the "H," his middle initial and the stylistic similarities to other examples of his work. I'll have to read all of your links.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
    Mugzinnys and clutteredcloset49 like this.
  19. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    OK, so it looks like these people made the jardiniere: Barluet and Company, Creil et Montereau

    This mysterious entity may have made the bronze mountings: Houry

    I can find no signature for the painting. The subject matter and style are certainly reminiscent of Deck's Asian-influenced work, but without a signature I wouldn't call it.
  20. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    That's how I see it as well.
    More research is obviously needed. Maybe a look into the artists of Barluet and Co.

    Good luck.
    Mugzinnys and Ghopper1924 like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Theodore Deck
Forum Title Date
Antique Discussion Theodore Deck Jul 1, 2020
Antique Discussion Theodore Haviland May 8, 2019
Antique Discussion Land deeds signed by Theodore Roosevelt Sep 30, 2018
Antique Discussion Help on an extremely old deck of cards Feb 13, 2019

Share This Page