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ca. 1903-07

Jacques Sicard

French (active in the United States), 1865 - 1923

Jacques Sicard was famous for his metallic-luster decoration, which was labor-intensive, costly to produce and created in utmost secrecy. Known as Sicardo Ware, the objects were rare in their day, and priced as high as $1,000.

Weller Pottery produced his ware until 1907, when Sicard returned to France. This plate, decorated with a daisy motif, is prized for the clarity of its design, its strong iridescent color, and because it is hand-thrown, not molded.
Earthenware, metallic luster decoration
10 7/16 x 1 x 1 in. (26.5 x 2.5 x 205 cm)
Decorative Arts Purchase Fund and General Acquisition Fund
Not currently on view

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