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Revere Auctions
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Fine and Decorative Arts: Day 1

Wed, Sep 23, 2020 11:00AM EDT
Lot 223

Lucie Rie Stoneware Bowl Marked

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $20
$500 $50
$2,000 $100
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $1,000,000
Lucie Rie (1902-1995). Studio pottery ceramic bowl with a conical shape, ca. 1950s-1960s. Finely thrown stoneware with cream glaze and iron oxide to the rim. Impressed mark along the underside. Dame Lucie Rie was born in Vienna in 1902 to well-to-do parents. She began her ceramics training at the Wiener Werkstätte, the preeminent design workshop in Europe at the time, whose Vienna Secession style laid the groundwork for many later important movements, including Bauhaus, Art Deco, and Modernism. This early training on the cutting edge of modern design would affect her work throughout her life. She was notable for the unencumbered modernism of her lines and aesthetics while many of her peers sought to base their pottery on traditional styles. When the Nazis invaded Austria in 1938, Rie and her husband fled to England, where Rie spent the rest of her life. In England, she joined a community of influential potters including Bernard Leach and Hans Coper. Her career flourished during her time in England, where she continued to create, experiment with, and exhibit ceramics. Her style continued to focus on the graceful, minimal forms of modernism, and has often been described as an “urban” approach to studio ceramics. She received many major awards and recognitions throughout her career. Notably, she was appointed to the Order of the British Empire, receiving an OBE in 1968, a CBE in 1981 and a DBE in 1990. She continued to work until her death in 1995.
Height: 2 1/2 in x diameter: 5 1/2 in.

Condition

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