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“LA TABLE DE QUATRE SAISONS”- A POLYCHROME TABLE-TOP EN ÉMAIL SUR LAVE DE VOLVIC

Paris. Circa 1833-42.

Measurements

Height: 28 1/2" (72 cm); Diameter: 32 1/4" (82 cm); Circumference: 101 1/2" (258 cm).

Research
Of polychrome enameled lava stone. The top decorated with Pompeian style grotesques, birds and medallions representing the four seasons, raised on a mahogany tripod base terminating in paw feet.

Marks:
Inscribed to the underside:
HACHETTE & COMP.
rue Cocquenard
no. 40.
À Paris

The base stamped and inscribed:
2913

Published:
Kiene, Michael and David Van Zanten. Die Alben Von Jakob Ignaz Hittorff. Köln: Universitäts-und Stadtbibliothek Köln, 2018. Page 84.

The top of the present table, known as the TABLE des quatre SAISONS (Four Seasons Table) represents an exceptionally rare example executed in enameled painting, and fired onto a base of lava stone, a decorative technique championed by the leading Parisian architect of the period, Jacques-Ignace Hittorff (1792-1867) (figure 1).

Full research report available.

Full research report available on request.