Louis Parvillée, Pair of Vases with Carps and Kingfishers, circa 1870

Louis Parvillée was born in 1830 in Paris. Multi-faceted artist, he is a defender of polychrome architecture, researcher and historian of art.  Parvillée is first and foremost known for his architectural ceramic creations. He shifts his technical and aesthetic research from object to building and from building to object by creating a permanent dialogue between architecture and decorative arts.

The pair of vases decorated with carp and kingfishers presented by Galerie Vauclair is rare for its subject and the glazes that make up the dynamics of the work. The finesse of Léon Parvillée’s know-how in the field of architectural ceramics is brought to its climax with this model mixing realism and technicality.