Bowl by George Ohr

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From George Ohr (1857-1918), arguably the greatest American ceramist of all time. A gorgeous bowl, with Ohr's characteristic manipulated, thin-walled construction. In its asymmetrically, its gestural method and its expressionism, this piece is a breathtakingly prescient clue to the future direction of art and design. I prefer Ohr's pieces to be bisque, as much of his work was actually first glazed in the 1960s, a half-century after his death. Unglazed pieces like this bowl, though, are not tainted by the possibility of being less than original. Incised in script to underside,"G.E. Ohr"

Provenance: Collection of Jan Cowles.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    6 in. H x 8 in. W x 4.7 in. D
    15 cm H x 20 cm W x 12 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80911265806
About the Seller

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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  • 20th Century Specialists

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