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I came across this monster which shows Picasso in his French studio.
I'm guessing all of those pot like structures are heat exchangers grabbing heat from the chimney exhaust.

Is this a common French design?
 
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That looks like it actually is some sort of clay pot radiator contraption to throw out some extra heat. I don't know anything about French stoves but it wouldn't be surprising if this is a one of a kind piece of his work. Nothing common about him. Saw some of his work in a gallery exhibition several years ago. Wow, just wow.
 
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Terracotta pots ares still in use for trapping heat!  This is how the "kandle heeter" works.



https://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/heat-your-room-1-candle-plus-flowerpots-nuts-and-washers
 
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I love the heat exchanger! It's pretty too. Just added that idea to my notes.
Now my head is thinking about weird heat exchangers...
Cool, thank you for the post!
 
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That stove is very cool. Had to look it up quick, most of the results reference Picasso and that photo. I saw a few places selling them (I think, they weren't in English, and I don't speak anything else). Some photos of ones with a shorter "stack" of radiators. I found this similar design at this site, they are also discussing the photo with Picasso. I couldn't get a direct link to post the image of the other stove here, sorry. My browser kept on downloading a text file when I tried to get the link. Looks like it's also French, and also heating a big room, a church. Couldn't really dig up more, but now I want one.
 
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There's that picture. Messy link, but it posted.  
COOL...
 
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Nice find.  So, the stoves were made in Alsace, and it looks like all the mass and heat exchange units were made from steel.
 
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