Lucie Rie (1902-1995; Austria/England)

Leaf Vase

ca 1960
Porcelain and manganese and matte black glaze
ht. 5.75, wd. 3.25 inches.
Artist LR stamp on base. 

Rie is the most celebrated and widely collected of all 20th century ceramists. In 1938 she moved to London to escape Jewish persecution and by 1950 was established as one of Britain's leading ceramists together with her one-time employee, Hans Coper.

Reference: Birks, Tony. Lucie Rie. London: AC Black, 1994; Issey Miyake Meets Lucie Rie. Tokyo: Miyake Design Studios, 1989; Hans Coper and Lucie Rie: Masterworks by Two British Potters. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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