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Lucie Rie Signed Stamped Yellow Speckle Glazed British Pottery Bowl, circa 1950s

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A gorgeous earth-toned, yellow, green, brown speckle glazed ceramic footed bowl by famed Austrian-born British potter Lucie Rie. The bowl is signed with Lucie Rie's impressed seal on the base. A rare and unique work. Simply a must for any collector of Rie's work or a beautiful stand-alone piece sure to light up any setting. Dame Lucie Rie was an Austrian-born studio potter. She was primarily known for her distinctive 20th-century modernist style. She and her husband escaped to London in 1938 a few months before the start of the Second World War. After the war, Lucie met a youthful Hans Coper who was also living in exile (he was born in Germany in 1920). It was Coper, during this time while working as an assistant in Rie's studio, who convinced Lucie to return to the creations she originally made in Austria despite the initial lukewarm response to them in the UK. The rest, as they say, is history. Rie's works can be found in such prominent museums as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the York Art Gallery in the UK, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Paisley Museum in Scotland to name but a few. Her lifetime achievement awards include: 1968 Officer of the Order of the British Empire 1969 Honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art 1981 Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1991 Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1992 Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University Dimensions: 2.25" high, 7.75" diameter.
  • Creator:
    Lucie Rie (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)Diameter: 7.75 in (19.69 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Mid-1900s
  • Condition:
    In very good vintage condition with no major discernable flaws (please see photos). A delicate and special work overall.
  • Seller Location:
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2254324767492
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