Edmund de Waal - Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad New York Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Annie Carlano, ed., Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, exh. cat., Mint Museum of Craft + Design, New Haven, 2010, p. 165 for similar examples of the vessel
    Edmund de Waal, Edmund de Waal, London, 2014, pp. 30-31, 67, 106, 108 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    Entering the fifth decade of his career, critically acclaimed English ceramist and writer Edmund de Waal imbues his porcelain works with traces of human intervention. De Waal throws “wobbly” pots, vessels and cylinders, subverting the preciousness of the medium and the works it traditionally begot. This approach encourages a consideration of tactility, a sense overlooked in the modern history of porcelain, perhaps due to its smooth, often pristine surfaces. Internationally recognized, De Waal’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among others.

Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

38

Lidded jar and vessel

circa 1996
Porcelain, celadon glaze.
Lidded jar: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm) high
Vessel: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) high

Sides of each impressed with inventory mark under the glaze.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $22,680

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022