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  • Provenance

    Lucie Rie collection
    Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 'Contemporary Ceramics', 17 April 1996, lot 130

  • Exhibited

    'Exhibition of the Art of Bernard Leach, His Masterpieces Loaned by British Museums and Collectors', The Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, 1980

  • Literature

    Bernard Leach, A Potter's Book, London, 1940, p. 21, pl. 11 for an illustration of a fourteenth-century English pitcher of comparable design
    Bernard Leach, A Potter's Work, London, 1967, illustrated no. 20
    Bernard Leach, Beyond East and West: Memoirs, Portraits and Essays, London, 1978, illustrated p. 225, pl. 24
    Exhibition of the Art of Bernard Leach: His Masterpieces Loaned by British Museums and Collectors, exh. cat., The Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, 1980, illustrated p. 74, pl. 68

107

Medieval style pitcher

circa 1950
Stoneware, wood ash glaze.
31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.) high
Impressed with artist's and Leach Pottery seals.

Estimate
£3,000 - 4,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £6,300

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