Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995), Vase with Flaring Lip
Porcelain with manganese glaze and sgraffito design
Impressed with the artist’s seal (to the underside)
18.5 x 12 cm (H x Ø)
£22,000 plus ARR and any applicable taxes
One of the most significant ceramicists of the 20th century. The artist is currently in a major survey exhibition at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge.
Born in Vienna in 1902, the artist emigrated to London in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, a turning point in her life and work. As one of the small number of independent female potters working in post War Britain, Rie had to forge her own path often at odds with prevailing trends.
Acquired directly from the Artist by Sir Ove Arup and thence by descent