A vase with a flat bottom and a belly gradually widening upwards. Around the vessel a decorative ornament presenting a circle of dancing figures holding each other’s hands, also serving as a vase handle. The pottery and tile ware factory, J. Niedźwiecki and Co. in Dębniki, was also famous for the production of artistic faience in the years 1900–1910.
The vessel comes from the collection of Władysław Kluger from 1876. A vessel with a high neck and a vertical vice. The nose, eyes and ears, and modelled lips have been glued to the neck of the vessel.
Monkeys were the subject matter of an iconographic genre called Singerie and so were a popular depiction in the 18th century. The genre was based on the art of Jean Berain which was published in 1711. Scenes of dancing, playing and hunting monkeys wearing fashionable clothes decorated the interiors of royal palaces in Marly, Anet or Chantilly. Realistic looking monkeys were often modelled by Kändler.
The vessel from Władysław Kluger’s collection comes from Peru, from the pre-Columbian period. The specimen was made of clay by shaped in a mould. Some elements were manually modelled (nose, ears, hands), then the vessel was fired to a bright red color. The surface is matt.
Obiekt pochodzi z kolekcji Władysława Klugera z 1876 roku. Kuliste naczynie z umieszczoną na szczycie, przy wylewie leżącą postacią ludzką.
The exhibit comes from the 1876 Peruvian collection of Władysław Kluger and was created during the period of Chimú culture. The vessel consists of two separate pieces, whose bodies were conjoined with a wide tunnel. They also feature a common handle connecting their necks.
A man and a woman in an erotic scene are shown on the chest which imitates a bed. Both figures are naked, with their long hair reaching down to their shoulders with strongly marked eyes, noses and half-open mouths. The stirrup-shaped ear connects the back of the man with the side-surface of the bed, which is covered with a geometric ornament.