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    AN AUSTRIAN STUDIO CERAMIC VASE
    Lucie Rie (1902-1995), Vienna, Austria, 1938
    Marks: LR monogram, 38
    9-1/8 x 4-5/8 inches (23.2 x 11.7 cm)

    The tall flaring cylindrical earthenware vase with horizontally ribbed decoration between vertical uprights, on flaring base.

    One of the most eminent studio potters, Dame Lucie Rie began her career in her native Vienna as a student of ceramist Michael Powolny at the Kustgewerbeschule. Establishing her first studio in 1925, Lucie Rie began exhibiting at international exhibitions immediately, having her work selected by Josef Hoffman for inclusion in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels in Paris. Over the next decade she devoted herself to experimenting with glaze and form, carefully recording her progress in notebooks that are today preserved by the Crafts Study Centre outside of London. During this period she won a number of awards for her work at major exhibitions, including a gold medal at the Brussels International Exhibition of 1935 and a silver medal at the Paris International Exhibition of 1937.

    This particular vase dates to the period immediately prior to when Lucie Rie fled her native Austria for England in 1939 to escape religious persecution resulting from the Anschluss.


    Condition Report*: overall excellent condition with minor firing cracks to inside of bottom
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    May, 2010
    26th Wednesday
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