June 03, 2011 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Masterworks: Lucie Rie Bowl with White Stripes 

(1902-1995, Austria)

ca 1985

Porcelain; ht. 6, dia. 10.5 in.

This unusually large bowl is an important work and the handling of the inlaid lines both inside and outside the form is near perfect, almost a pottery version of Agnes Martin's paintings.

Dame Lucie Rie is the most celebrated and widely collected of all 20th century ceramists. Rie studied under Michael Powolny at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule and in 1938 Rie moved to London to escape Jewish persecution. By 1950 she was established as one of Britain's leading ceramists together with her one time employee, Hans Coper. Dan Flavin created light sculptures in her honor and she received both the OBE and CBE, birthday honors from the Queen.

See: Tony Birks Lucie Rie London: AC Black 1994; Issey Miyake Meets Lucie Rie, Tokyo: Miyake Design Studios 1989; Hans Coper and Lucie Rie: Masterworks by Two British Potters, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Provenance: From the Dorothy Miner Collection.

Condition:

Minor flake to the inside lip.

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$18,800
06/04/2011

 

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