Lot 163 , Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995). A fine stoneware conical bowl, 25.5cm diameter, H. 9cm
Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995). A fine stoneware conical bowl, with a bronzed manganese and brown band running into a pitted beige and cream glaze, on a slender foot, impressed seal mark, 25.5cm diameter, H. 9cm
This bowl is in good condition. We can see no evidence of any repairs or restoration. The surface glaze is generally pitted. There are no chips to the top rim. There are three very minute nibbles to the unglazed bottom edge of the foot. There is a firing fault and slight spur to the rim on both sides where there is a longer drizzle of manganese. We can detect no restoration with a UV light.
This was purchased from the Casson Gallery and described as LR8 white with bronze rim, for £120 - receipt dated Jan 21 but no year!
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Sold for £8,000