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44 Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009; Germany) Untitled Vessel ca 1965 Stoneware; ht. 19, 12.5, dp. 10 in. Duckworth’s ceramics are often praised for their ambitious scale. Like Hans Coper, whom she revered, Duckworth had the ability when working in stoneware to imbue sculptures with great presence and fecund energy. In particular the earlier works are overlooked masterpieces as can be seen by this predecessor to her much admired “Mama Pot” that she would create upon moving to the USA. $5,000 - $6,000 45 Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009; Germany) Pair of Untitled Sculptures ca 1964 Porcelain; each ht. 6.25, wd. 3.75, dp. 2.5 in. Each slip signed R inside base. A superior example of Duckworth’s early work in porcelain, this pair of organic abstractions are quintessential Duckworth of her latter years in Britain before moving to the USA. $2,500 - $5,000

46 Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009, Germany) Untitled #180790 ca 1991 Porcelain; ht. 6.5, wd. 8.5, dp. 3 in. Numbered 180790 on base. Few 20th century artists have worked with porcelain as dramatically and as unconventionally as Duckworth. Porcelain is referred to by potters as being a ‘tight’ body, meaning that it has little plasticity and is ungenerous in modeling. In Duckworth’s hands porcelain takes on organic vitality. This work is one of the artist’s finest. Large and and spacious, its abstracted wings create a powerful white arc. It is named Untitled as is most of Duckworth’s work because the artist believes that titles are limiting. Illustrated: Ruth Duckworth: Keramische Objecte, SchleswigHolsteinisches, Landsmuseum, 1994, page 24. Reference: Lauria, Jo and Birks, Tony. Modernist Sculptor. Aldershot (UK): Lund Humpries, 2005. Garth Clark Gallery, New York $4,000 - $6,000

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