George Ohr - Design New York Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Robert A. Ellison Jr., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    "George Ohr: Modern Potter, 1857-1918," American Craft Museum, New York, September 29, 1989-January 7, 1990

  • Literature

    Robert A. Ellison Jr., George Ohr, Art Potter: The Apostle of Individuality, London, 2006, illustrated pp. 42, 50
    Eugene Hecht, George Ohr: The Greatest Art Potter on Earth, exh. cat., Ohr-O'Keefe Mueum of Art, Biloxi, 2013, p. 109 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Working out of his studio in Biloxi, Mississippi, George Ohr created untraditional forms that twisted and contorted in unexpected ways. He also experimented greatly with glazing techniques, such as his blistering effect in which he purposefully burst glaze bubbles to produce a scaley and delicate surface texture. While Ohr has been characterized as an idiosyncratic and eccentric outsider artist, he also received ample exposure to the innovations of his international contemporaries at exhibitions such as the The World’s Columbian Exposition which took place in Chicago in 1893. Ernest Chaplet and Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat were both in attendance.

Arts du Feu: Works from the Collection of Jason Jacques


Pot with snakes

circa 1895
Glazed earthenware.
5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) high
Underside impressed G. E. OHR/BILOXI.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,760

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New York Auction 9 December 2020