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Visual Splendor: Decorative Arts & Photography

Wed, Jan 24, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 474

2 Warren MacKenzie Ceramic Vessels - Marked

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Warren MacKenzie (American, 1924-2018). Group of two studio ceramic pottery vessels. Glazed stoneware including one tripod lidded vessel and one cup. Each marked along the footrim.

Warren MacKenzie was a renowned Minnesota studio potter. A student of Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, he is credited with bringing the functional Mingei tradition to the United States, and spreading it through his own art and mentorship of students during his long tenure at the University of Minnesota.

Lidded; height: 7 1/4 in x diameter: 6 in. Cup; height: 5 in x diameter: 5 1/2 in.


There are no major losses. There is a small chip on the outer rim of the lidded jar (left), a 1/4 inch in length. The jar also has 2 hairline cracks that have been glazed over in the firing, but do not carry through to the inside of the vessel. There is no visible cracks, chips, or losses, to the footed bowl (right). There are several small pen/pencil marks inside the footed vessel. There is wear as expected from age and use.

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