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GRAND STONEWARE VASE

Studio Pottery

GRAND STONEWARE VASE

GRAND STONEWARE VASE

UNATTRIBUTED

CA 1970

18" H X 8" DIA

CONDITION EXCELLENT

NOTES:  Exceptional variations in glaze.  
References an uncanny spectrum of stylistic gestures, from Art Nouveau to Brutalism. 

PRICE $7200

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LARGE VINTAGE STONEWARE JUG

LARGE VINTAGE STONEWARE JUG

JOHN SINGLEMAN (CORNWALL, UK BASED POTTER)

CA 1955

ORIGINALLY POSSIBLY A LAMP BASE

EXTRAORDINARY SCULPTED BODY

EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION

PRICE $5900

 

 

SUPERB BRUTALIST SMALL STONEWARE POT

SUPERB BRUTALIST SMALL STONEWARE POT

SIGNED AND DATED "67, KAT"

4" HIGH APPROX

EXCELLENT CONDITION: NO NICKS OR CHIPS

PRICE $1450

BRUTALIST EARTHENWARE STUDIO VASE

BRUTALIST EARTHENWARE STUDIO VASE

SIGNED C.H. TOOLEY AND DATED 1971

8 1/4" HIGH X 7" DIAMETER

NOTES: THIS SPECTATULAR HAND-THROWN EARTHENWARE VASE HAS A BISQUE EXTERIOR WITH A GREEN/BLUE ABSTRACT RAISED GLAZED APPLICATION; ALSO, A GLAZED GREEN/BLUE INTERIOR. 

PRICE $3900

MID-CENTURY STUDIO POTTERY JUG

MID-CENTURY STUDIO POTTERY JUG

SALT GLAZE

CHOP MARK

EXCEPTIONAL COMPOSITION

13.5" H (APPROX)

PRICE $1200

 

INCISED CLAY VASE

INCISED CLAY VASE

UNATTRIBUTED

DIMENSIONS: 3.5" X 3.25" X 10.25"H

NOTES: WITH VIVID COLORS DEEPLY INCISED INTO THE HEAVILY PATTERNED CLAY CREATING A SURFACE MORE AKIN TO IMPASTO PAINTING THAN TO GLAZED CERAMIC, THIS EXTRAORDINARY PIECE HIDES ITS GAUGUIN-LIKE COLORATION AND MOTIFS UNTIL STRONGLY LIT. UNATTRIBUTED UNTIL MORE RESEARCH LEADS TO POSITIVE ATTRIBUTION.

EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION, NO CHIPS OR CRACKS

PRICE $2600

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GIORGI STUDIO VASE

GIORGI STUDIO VASE

DESIGNER CLEMENT GIORGI

CIRCA 1960

NOTES: GIORGI WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE "CLEVELAND SCHOOL", A GROUP OF ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN WORKING IN NORTHEASTERN OHIO AS EARLY AS THE 1870'S. THEY WENT ON TO ORGANIZE THE CLEVELAND ACADEMY OF ART, WHICH HAD AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM INCLUDING AN ART SCHOOL, AN ART MUSEUM, A REGULAR SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS, THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF PRIVATE COLLECTORS AND PATRONS OF THE ARTS, PUBLICATION OF AN ART MAGAZINE AND THE TEACHING OF DRAWING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

GIORGI'S WORK IS FEATURED IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART. 

PRICE $3900

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YARMOUTH MAINE POTTERY VASE

YARMOUTH MAINE POTTERY VASE

WITH STRONG TIES TO ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

SIGNED DICK MILLER

YEAR: 1981

HEIGHT: 13"

PICTURED HERE NEXT TO A FRAGMENT OF AN IMAGE OF A PAINTING BY CLYFFORD STILL.

PRICE $3200

SMALL "DRIP" VASE

SMALL "DRIP" VASE

WITH STRONG TIES TO ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

UNATTRIBUTABLE

SIGNED ON BOTTOM BUT ILLEGIBLE  

DATED 1972 

7" H X 5" DIAMETER AT WIDEST POINT

PRICE $1200

HELLA JONGERIUS BONANZA JUG WITH BRONZE "RABBIT" STOPPER

HELLA JONGERIUS BONANZA JUG WITH BRONZE "RABBIT" STOPPER

2005

LIMITED EDITION

CREATED AS PART OF THE MOSS  FULL GALLERY EXHIBITION "LAYERS", THE BONANZA JUGS WERE ORIGINALLY PRESENTED IN THREE COLORS AND WITH A CHOICE OF FIVE DIFFERENT "STOPPERS". THE JUG ITSELF IS A REWORKING OF THE B-SET JUG PRODUCED BY ROYAL TICHELAAR MAKKUM, THE OLDEST COMPANY IN THE NETHERLANDS. INCISED ARE PATTERNS FROM THE LAYERS FABRIC JONGERIUS DESIGNED FOR TEXTILE MAKER MAHARAM. STOPPER IS CAST BRONZE. 

SIGNED. 

PRICE $5500

 

 

LARGE INCISED CLAY VASE

LARGE INCISED CLAY VASE

UNATTRIBUTABLE

(CARVED SIGNATURE MARK ON BOTTOM, ILLEGIBLE)

CIRCA 1970

7" X 10" X 6.5"

HAND-CARVED CLAY, DEEPLY INCISED WITH A FREE-HAND 'STRIPED' PATTERN; EARTHY OLIVE AND BROWN GLAZE

EXCEPTIONAL PIECE

PRICE $2900

 

 

 

 

CLAY VASE WITH THREE OPENINGS

CLAY VASE WITH THREE OPENINGS

STRONG REFERENCE TO ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

SIGNED ON BOTTOM:  KRAUSS

CA 1970

HEAVILY INCISED, WITH THREE NECK OPENINGS

7"W X 3"D X 8"H

PRICE $2100

MONUMENTAL BRUTALIST STONEWARE VASE, RARE AND IMPORTANT

MONUMENTAL BRUTALIST STONEWARE VASE, RARE AND IMPORTANT

UNATTRIBUTABLE

SIGNED WITH ARTIST'S CYPHER (ILLEGIBLE)

24" HIGH X 12" DIAMETER

HAND THROWN WITH SALT GLAZE

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, A SUPERB PIECE

PRICE $14,000

 MID-CENTURY MODERNIST BOWL

MID-CENTURY MODERNIST BOWL

SIGNED EUGENE DEUTCH AND DATED 1944

GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL. EXTERIOR IN BROWN/BLACK GLAZE; INTERIOR IN SKY BLUE GLAZE.

DEUTCH, A MASTER POTTER, WAS GIVEN A SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART IN 1948, AND A SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO IN 1959. 

RUGGED, TACTILE AND RESPECTFUL OF MATERIAL, THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL OBJECT. 

8.5" X 7.5" X 3" HIGH (APPROX)

EXCELLENT CONDITION WITHOUT CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS

PRICE $1100

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DELFT IN DETAIL B-SET JUG WITH HANDLE, HELLA JONGERIUS

DELFT IN DETAIL B-SET JUG WITH HANDLE, HELLA JONGERIUS

2001

PORCELAIN, GLAZE, BRONZE HANDLE, PLASTIC ZIP TIES

10.75" H X 4.25" DIAMETER

NOTES: THIS PIECE IS FROM A PARTICULAR COLLECTION OF THE DELFT BLUE B-SET,  MANUFACTURED BY ROYAL TICHELAAR MAKKUM,  THAT WAS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE EXHIBITION "DELFT IN DETAIL", 2001, AT THE BEMEENTEMUSEUM IN THE HAGUE. 

PRICE $5500

"SCROLL" VASE

"SCROLL" VASE

SIGNED RICH NOATILFI 

CIRCA 1970

UNGLAZED STONEWARE

5.5" HIGH X 6" DIAMETER

NOTES: BEAUTIFUL, VERY LABOR-INTENSIVE CONSTRUCTION

PRICE $900

IMPORTANT SLAB DOUBLE WAFFLE SCULPTURE BY DANIEL RHODES

IMPORTANT SLAB DOUBLE WAFFLE SCULPTURE BY DANIEL RHODES

CIRCA 1965

8" L X 5" W X 10" H

NOTES: DANIEL RHODES AUTHORED SEVERAL BOOKS ON CERAMICS  VIEWED AS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE SOURCES FOR THE MEDIUM. 1947, HE BEGAN TEACHING AT HIS ALMA MATER, NEW YORK STATE COLLEGE OF CERAMICS AT ALFRED UNIVERSITY, A DIVISION OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CUNY. AS TENURED PROFESSOR OF CERAMICS, HE ACHIEVED AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION IN GLAZES AND FIRING METHODS. HIS WORKS ARE IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF SEVERAL MUSEUMS, INCLUDING THE V&A. 

PRICE: $5500

RAKU VASE WITH CRACKLE GLAZE AND PRIMITIVE PATTERN INCISING

RAKU VASE WITH CRACKLE GLAZE AND PRIMITIVE PATTERN INCISING

SIGNED ROBERT DAVIS

CIRCA 1970

5.5"W X 5.25" H

EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION

PRICE $900

EMBROIDERED PLATE, HELLA JONGERIUS

EMBROIDERED PLATE, HELLA JONGERIUS

FROM DELFT BLUE PROJECT

2001

DIAMETER 6.5" 

PORCELAIN, COTTON THREAD

NOTES: JONGERIUS APPLIES A TRADITIONAL DELFT DECORATION IN AN UNTRADITIONAL MANNER, STILL HIGHLIGHTING HANDWORK BUT COMBINING TWO DIFFERENT AND DISSONANT MEDIA. 

 PRICE: $1900

"CELLS" GOLDEN BISCUIT PLATE, STUDIO JOB

"CELLS" GOLDEN BISCUIT PLATE, STUDIO JOB

GOLDEN BISCUIT COLLECTION 2007

PORCELAIN, 24K GOLD

LIMITED EDITION OF 8 PIECES

PRODUCED BY ROYAL TICHELAAR MAKKUM, NETHERLANDS

PRICE: $900

PRIMITIVE BRUTALIST STONEWARE VASE

PRIMITIVE BRUTALIST STONEWARE VASE

UNATTRIBUTABLE

INCISED SIGNATURE MARK ON BOTTOM (ILLEGIBLE)

ORIGINALLY A LAMP BASE, WITH CONTRASTING SURFACE AREAS OF SMOOTH GROUND AND PRONOUNCED RAISED HIGHLY DIMENSIONAL CIRCLES, IN A RICH, SUBTLE AND VARIABLE BROWN RUST GLAZE. 

12.5" H

RAW, WITH COMPELLING ENERGY

PRICE $1100