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  • Provenance

    Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 'Contemporary Ceramics Masterworks', 13 November 1998, lot 23

  • Exhibited

    'Pioneers: 101 years of the Leach Pottery', Court Barn, Chipping Campden, 10 July-25 September 2021

  • Literature

    Oliver Watson, Bernard Leach: Potter and Artist, exh. cat., Crafts Council, London 1997, p. 73, pl. 64 for a dish with a comparable design


Large tile with Etruscan style octopus

circa 1926
Earthenware, painted and carved slips beneath a galena glaze.
23.4 x 29 x 5 cm (9 1/4 x 11 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.)
Artist's and Leach Pottery monograms in carved slip.

£3,000 - 4,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £35,280

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