Revere Auctions
Live Auction

2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 466

3 Warren MacKenzie Pottery Bowls - Marked

Estimate: $300 - $600

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$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Warren MacKenzie (American, 1924-2018). Group of three studio pottery ceramic bowl. Glazed stoneware with abstract decoration along the sides. 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.

Height ranges from 2 in to 3 in; diameter ranges from 7 1/4 in to 9 1/4 in.


The bowls are in excellent condition with no visible chips, cracks, or losses. The bowl captured left in the lot listing has a glazing flaw to its rim, original to the piece. The bowls, center and right in the listing, have crazing throughout; The bowl, left, has very light crazing to its underside. All items have original firing flaws. Along the underside, very light wear, consistent with age and use. When inspected under UV light, none of them show a sign of restoration.

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