Revere Auctions
Live Auction

2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 465

2 Warren MacKenzie Cut Side Pottery Bowls - Marked

Estimate: $300 - $600

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$300 $50
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Warren MacKenzie (American, 1924-2018). Group of two studio pottery ceramic bowls. Glazed stoneware with faceted cut sides. Each stamped 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.

Smaller bowl; Height: 3 3/4 in x diameter: 4 3/4 in. Bigger bowl; Height: 3 1/2 in x diameter 6 in.


The items are in excellent condition; no visible chips, cracks, or losses. The bowl captured left in the lost listing has a firing flaw to its exterior, which is most likely to be original to the work. The bowl captured right has very light firing flaws throughout, most likely to be original to the piece; very light wear along the interior as expected; along the footrim, there are four spots that have different color, most likely from felt patches that were attached to it previously. Both items have light wear along the underside, consistent with age and use. When inspected under UV light, there is no visible sign of restoration.

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