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Living Collections Modern + Contemporary Ceramics Auction 11 – 14 November 2019 www.maaklondon.com

Gallery Viewing ROA Gallery 5 Pall Mall | London | SW1Y 4UY 11 – 14 November 2019 10am to 6pm Evening View Monday 11 November 6pm to 8pm


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics Auction 14 November 2019

The concept for Living Collections was borne from an enlightening conversation with the lady whose survey collection of around 100 British Studio Ceramics forms a major part of Maak’s autumn Modern + Contemporary Ceramics auction. This exceptional single owner collection was gathered over a forty year period by a couple from Miami, whose lifelong passion for ceramics will resonate with anyone who shares the joy that living with the unique qualities of ceramics art can bring. Over four decades the collection grew to become a broad survey to include highlights by Bernard and David Leach, William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Ian Godfrey, Joanna Constantinidis, John Ward, John Maltby and Emmanuel Cooper amongst many others. Over the course of the conversation it was apparent that the process of collecting is so much more than a purely acquisitional endeavour. The couple’s interest in ceramics began with a chance visit to local artist studio in the 1970s in Miami’s Coconut Grove which sparked an interest in the process. The couple joined the local ceramics league and she took a hand building course, whilst he took a more academic approach in his interest and at a local art bookstore happened across the book ‘Hamada Pottery’ by Bernard Leach. The couple both read it and were absolutely fascinated by the artist, the history and the process. They began subscribing to pottery magazines in the UK and this soon prompted their first visit to the UK. ‘We decided out first trip to the UK would have to be to St Ives and the Leach Pottery. This started our love affair with British Studio Ceramics.’ Subsequent visits to the UK would see them renting a car and heading off to explore the countryside to ‘go on the hunt’ in search of artist studios, potteries and craft fairs. As is the case with many collectors, the memories created through the process of collecting and how they subsequently lived with the pieces became as important as the pieces themselves. ‘This was like our play time. We passed up a lot of things but enjoyed them, yet didn’t want them in our collection, but enjoyed others and thought, hey this is something we want in our home, and this is how we bought things.’ With the range and diversity of studio ceramics growing ever wider over the course of the 20th


century it is unusual to see a collection that is simultaneously both comprehensive and coherent. More often than not a collector’s devotion to the work of a particular artist, or group of artists, leads to a hugely interesting collection in terms of an indepth understanding of a singular output. However when it comes to offering such a collection to the market it becomes difficult to consider as a single offering without risking overexposure and a division of interest. In the case of the Miami collection, the nature of it having been an entirely joint enterprise no doubt helped to bring diversity and balance to the collection as a whole. ‘I was more interested in the decorative ceramics, Joanna Constantinidis, Mary Rogers and Peter Lane and my husband was more interested in the classics, David Leach, Bernard Leach, Hamada Shoji.’ This parallel approach balanced each other beautifully to form a truly varied survey collection. The process of deciding which pieces would be selected to add to their collection was very much a shared approach. They would both discuss it and it would be ‘decided between the two of us, which ones we enjoyed and we both more of less crossed over into each other's territory. There was really no problem, we only bought what we liked, never for investment, something we wanted to live with and enjoy.’ Living with the collection brought the couple immeasurable pleasure over the course of forty years. As anyone who has curated their own collection, however large or small, will understand, the process of placing and repositioning works sparks endless dialogues between them. By either emphasising the similarities or contrasts between works they talk to each other and interact in different ways allowing you to continually revive the collection and observe things in a new light. Building a collection such as this, and then actively living with it, ensures it becomes entwined with your family narrative and history. ‘It was a Living Collection, not something that was brought and put away. I would move things around, according to colour and the season and how I feel. It was a wonderful thing for us, it was a living object for us too. We would go around them and look at them and we knew where we bought each piece so we could go back through memory lane. This was a large part of our enjoyment, it was the whole process. They actually became part of our life; they were the welcome guests in our house. They became part of our family.’ As with all living things, life with a collection is transient. The couple’s collecting gradually slowed by the late 1990s due to health issues and more limited opportunities to travel to the UK. In selling the collection as a whole, it has given us the opportunity to celebrate a lifetime’s shared passion. In the collector’s own words, ‘I decided at this time, I would sell my collection and let somebody else get as much enjoyment out of it as I have had of it in the past.’ Marijke Varrall-Jones, Director at Maak Contemporary Ceramics | October 2019


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 1 AR Charles Vyse (British, 1882-1971) Baluster Vase, circa 1935 Stoneware, tenmoku glaze with speckled olive green glaze to the neck and shoulder, incised C VYSE CHELSEA mark H 15.8cm, D 11.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 14 July 1994 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 3 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 2 AR William Staite Murray (British, 1881-1962) Tall Vase, circa 1929 Stoneware, layered tenmoku and iron glazes over a fluted body, an iron brushed flower design around the shoulder, impressed M seal H 28.2cm, D 16.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London, 1995 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration, three small bloates to the body at the shoulder £800-1200 4 AR Bernard Leach (British, 1887-1979) Bowl with Bird, 1955 Stoneware, pale grey glaze with fine olive green and iron speckle, an iron painted design of a bird in flight in the well, impressed BL and Leach Pottery seals H 10.1cm, D 21.7cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Christie's, London | 12 July 1982 | Art Nouveau, Deco & Studio Ceramics, Lot 21 CONDITION: Some restoration to the rim with a fine hairline running into the well, a small glaze loss to the rim, otherwise in good condition £600-800 5 AR Bernard Leach (British, 1887-1979) Flower Vase, 1960 Stoneware, rich tenmoku glaze with an iron speckle, the bulbous body with repeated vertical impressions, impressed BL and Leach Pottery seals H 15.0cm, D 10,4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 10 August 1982 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 239 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £700-900 7 AR Bernard Leach (British, 1887-1979) Tall Bottle, 1960 Stoneware, rectangular body with layered rich tenmoku over iron glazes, crawling in areas to reveal the body beneath, impressed BL and Leach Pottery seals H 36.8cm, W 14.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 8 October 1982 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 128 CONDITION: Old epoxy filler at the shoulder, significant crawling of the glaze and shallow firing cracks at the corners. £800-1200


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 8 AR Bernard Leach (British, 1887-1979) Bottle Vase, circa 1960 Stoneware, layered tenmoku over iron glaze with finger wipe motif front and back, impressed BL and Leach Pottery seals H 19.5cm, W 13.2cm, D 8.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 8 October 1982 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 130 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1200-1800 17 AR Hamada Shoji (Japanese, 1894-1978) Albarello Form Vase, 1960 Stoneware, rich tenmoku glaze with softly pitted surface, diagonal persimmon pours repeated around the body H 22.7cm, D 12.3cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 29 April 1983 | Art Potter & Studio Ceramics, Lot 161 CONDITION: A short fine hairline at the rim, otherwise in good condition with no further damage or restoration £600-800 19 AR Janet Leach (American, 1918-1997) Rectangular Vessel, 1989 Stoneware, dry brown body with dark speckle, a white splash with iron speckle around the body, the interior with dark brown glaze, impressed JL and Leach Pottery seals H 9.7cm, W 14.1cm, D 5.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRE: Leach Pottery, St Ives, April 1990 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 37 AR David Leach (British, 1911-2005) Fluted Bowl, 1982 Porcelain, dark tenmoku glaze with contrasting matt and shiny surface over a finely fluted body, impressed DL and Leach Pottery seals H 8.3cm, D 13.7cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1982 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300 39 AR David Leach (British, 1911-2005) Small Octagonal Pot, 1983 Porcelain, dark tenmoku glaze with contrasting matt and shiny surface, each face with an impressed combed design, impressed DL seal H 6.5cm, D 8.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1984 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300 No Reserve


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 40 AR David Leach (British, 1911-2005) Large 'Willow Tree' Bowl, 1980 Stoneware, running white dolomite over tenmoku glazes, a wax resist 'Willow Tree' design in the well, the rim and exterior with rich tenmoku glaze, impressed DL seal H 6.3cm, D 36.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Directly from the artist at Lowerdown Pottery, Bovey Tracey, 1980 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £700-900 41 AR David Leach (British, 1911-2005) Small Bowl, 1982 Stoneware, running blue and white 'Chun' glaze, impressed DL seal H 9.4cm, D 10.2cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1983 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300

44 AR David Leach (British, 1911-2005) Tall 'Willow Tree' Bottle Vase, 1997 Stoneware, thick running white dolomite over rich iron glazes, a wax resist 'Willow' motif to one face, impressed DL seal H 44.4cm, W 21.0cm, D 19.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRE: Directly from the Artist at Lowerdown Pottery, Bovey Tracey, 1997 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £700-900 46 AR Michael Cardew (British, 1901-1983) Shallow Bowl, circa 1932 Earthenware, cream slip beneath a rich amber glaze with finger wiped pattern in the well, impressed MC and Winchcombe Pottery seals H 6.2cm, D 23.6cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 17 April 1996 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 20 CONDITION: Some minor shallow chips and glaze losses around the rim, otherwise in good condition £300-400 51 AR Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie (British, 1895-1985) Large 'Flame' Pot, circa 1965 Stoneware, pale blue transparent crackle glaze, the spherical body with carved 'flame' pattern, impressed KPB seal H 19.4cm, D 17.2cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 1983 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 235 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 54 AR Norah Braden (British, 1901-2001) Shallow Bowl Stoneware, all-over black glaze thinning to dark olive green at the edges, painted NB mark H 4.7cm, D 13.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 1995 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400

56 AR William Marshall (British, 1923 - 2007) Small Bowl, 1988 Stoneware, layered white over olive green glaze with strong iron splashes to the exterior, faint drips running from the rim into the well, impressed WM seal H 8.0cm, D 14.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Shelia Harrison Fine Art, London, 1989 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 72 AR Jim Malone (British, b.1946) Bottle, 1993 Stoneware, thick white slip beneath a cream glaze, each face with a painted iron stemleaf design over horizontally combed surface, impressed JM and Ainstable Pottery seals H 25.3cm, W 15.2cm, D 13.2cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Galerie Besson, London, 1994 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 81 AR Kan Matsui (Japanese, b.1948) Tea Bowl, 1997 Stoneware, thick white running glaze with iron splashes over a cut sided body, incised maker's mark, together with a signed wooden Box H 10.0cm, D 9.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Gallery Dai Ichi Arts, New York, 1998 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300 94 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Miniature Vase, 1976 Stoneware, mixed laminated clays producing a strong integral white and green spiral in the pitted glaze, the cylindrical form squeezed to an oval rim, impressed LR mark H 8.5cm, W 5.0cm, D 4.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1984 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1200-1800


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 95 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Squeezed Bowl, 1970 Stoneware, matt grey white glaze with dry manganese band around the rim feathering to the exterior, squeezed to an oval at the rim, impressed LR seal H 9.8cm, W 21.2cm, D 16.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 8 October 1982 | Art Pottery and Studio Ceramics, Lot 290 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £5000-7000 96 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Vase with Flared Lip, 1960 Stoneware, pale creamy white glaze with softly pitted surface, the mixed laminated clays producing a cream and white spiral to the flared lip, impressed LR seal H 29.5cm, D 15.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 8 October 1982 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 303 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £7000-9000 100 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Flared Bowl, 1970 Porcelain, rich golden-bronze glaze with terracotta rings in the well, impressed LR seal H 7.2cm, D 20.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, USA. AQUIRED: K. Barlow Ltd, London, 1987 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £10000-15000

101 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Straight Sided Bowl, 1970 Porcelain, golden manganese glaze, two terracotta bands crossed with vertical sgraffito lines, a dark terracotta ring in the well and around the foot, impressed LR seal H 11.4cm, D 14.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, USA ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, USA, 1984 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £15000-20000 102 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Vase with Flared Lip, circa 1978 Porcelain, golden manganese glaze, vivid blue glaze with sgraffito design to the shoulder and flared lip, three unglazed white bands with blue inlay around the neck and shoulder, impressed LR seal H 21.0cm, D 10.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 30 November 1983 | Decorative Arts, Lot 350 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £12000-18000


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 103 AR Lucie Rie (Austrian/British, 1902-1995) Bowl on Foot, 1970 Porcelain, manganese glaze with concentric bands of sgraffito to the exterior, the white unglazed interior with concentric bands of manganese inlay and sgraffito, impressed LR seal H 11.8cm, D 22.1cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 30 November 1983 | Decorative Arts, Lot 353 CONDITION: Restoration to an area of damage at the rim, otherwise in perfect condition with no further damage or restoration. Please enquire for a detailed condition report. £8000-12000 109 AR Hans Coper (German/British, 1920-1981) Cup on Foot with Central Disc, 1965 Stoneware, black glaze with incised spirals to the surface beneath the glaze, impressed HC seal H 12.0cm, D 8.4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, USA ACQUIRED: Christie's, London | 29 June 1983 | The Modern Movement, Lot 91 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £10000-15000

110 AR Hans Coper (German/British, 1920-1981) Squeezed Vessel, 1960 Stoneware, layered white porcelain slips and engobes over a body with diagonal texture to the surface and incised linear designs, four squeezed indents around the body, the interior with manganese glaze and central flower holder, impressed HC seal H 20.1cm, W 18.4cm, D 15.6cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 8 October 1982 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 204 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £15000-20000 113 Otto and Vivika Heino (American, 1915-1995) Tall Vase, circa 1975 Stoneware, running grey green glaze layered over iron with iron splashes front and back, rough combed vertical lines at each corner, impressed star marks below the rim, incised signature H 25.8cm, D 11.3cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: California, 1976 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 114 AR Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) 'Danseurs et Joueurs de Diaule', Plate, 1956 Unglazed white earthenware, conceived in 1956 and executed in an edition of 100; stamped, marked and numbered Madoura Plein Feu/Empreinte Originale de Picasso/D 101, 60/100. H 32.1cm, W 38.3cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, New York | 13 May 5 1987, Lot 623 LITERATURE: Alain Ramié No. 341 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £2000-3000


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 121 AR Alan Caiger-Smith (British, b.1930) Small Bowl, 1988 Earthenware, lustrous red, yellow and blue brushed abstract designs over a white ground, painted signature and date marks H 4.8cm, D 17.4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 18 April 1996 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 232 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 134 AR Joanna Constantinidis (British, 1927-2000) 'Pot with Corrugated Front', circa 1972 Stoneware, thrown and distorted undulating folded from, brown with lustrous gold and silver flashes over a fine horizontally combed surface, impressed C seal H 18.8cm, W 15.5cm, D 12.1cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: The Craftsmen Potters Gallery, London, 1984 LITERATURE: 'Joanna Constantinidis - Ceramics form Twenty Five Years', The Ballantyne Collection and University of Derby, 1995; p.18 for exampl CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 135 AR Joanna Constantinidis (British, 1927-2000) Elongated Bowl, 1996 Stoneware, deep rust surface with lustrous gold flashes, expressed throwing rings revealed to the interior, impressed C seal H 12.0cm, W 19.8cm, D 13.6cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 1998 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £400-600 136 AR Joanna Constantinidis (British, 1927-2000) Tall Asymmetric Pot, circa 1980 Stoneware, rich red and brown surface with a finely pitted texture, all over lustrous sheen, impressed C seal H 46.7cm, W 16.0cm, D 8.7cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1982 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700 140 AR Mary Rogers (British, b.1929) Speckled Bowl, 1970 Porcelain, pale green and speckled brown glaze with undulating bands across the well, pinched undulating rim, raised on a small foot, impressed MER seal H 6.7cm, D 13.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Sotheby's, London | 29 April 1983 | Art Pottery & Studio Ceramics, Lot 247 CONDITION: Old restoration to two areas at the rim, otherwise in good condition £200-300 No Reserve


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 141 AR Mary Rogers (British, b.1929) Large Convoluted Bowl, circa 1978 Porcelain, matt white glaze, the bowl of folded undulating form, raised on a small foot, impressed MER seal H 11.0cm, D 13.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, Unites States, 1985 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 142 AR Ursula Morley-Price (British, b.1936) Vase with Ruffled Rims, 1983 Stoneware, mottled white and cream matt glazes, incised maker's mark H 18.1cm, W 16.0cm, D 5.2cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1984 CONDITION: Some minor nibbles and losses to the ruffled edges, none overtly obvious, otherwise in good condition with no restoration. £400-600 143 AR Ursula Morley-Price (British, b.1936) Ruffel Form, 1982 Stoneware, matt white mottled glaze with pinched undulating edges with fine grey glaze, raised on a small foot H 7.8cm, W 19.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1983 CONDITION: Some minor nibbles and losses to the ruffled edges, none overtly obvious, otherwise in good condition with no restoration £500-700 144 AR Ursula Morley Price (British, b.1936) Dark Ruffel, 1982 Stoneware, mottled green and dark grey matt glazes, the pinched ruffel rim with broad undulations, raised on a small foot, incised maker's mark H 12.7cm, D 20.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1983 CONDITION: Some minor nibbles and losses to the ruffled edges, none overtly obvious, otherwise in good condition with no restoration £500-700 145 AR Alan Wallwork (British, b.1931) Small Spherical Pot, 1988 Stoneware, blue, grey and brown glazes, the irregular inverted rim with jagged edges, incised AW mark H 7.8cm, D 8.2cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: British Crafts Centre, London, 1988 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 148 AR Betty Blandino (British, 1927-2011) Spherical Vessel, 1985 Stoneware, layered cream, blue and brown matt glazes over a diagonally textured surface, a broad cream band with iron speckles around the shoulder and white glazed band with blue edge to the oval rim, impressed BB seal H 26.3cm, W 26.8cm, D 23.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1986 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £400-600 153 AR Colin Pearson (British 1923-2007) Vessel with 'Wings', circa 1985 Porcelain, creamy white semi-matt glaze with shiny runs, the cylindrical body with torn rim mounted with two double 'wings', raised on a cylindrical foot, impressed maker's mark H 15.5cm, W 14.5cm, D 11.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 169 AR Ewen Henderson (British. 1934-2000) Tea Bowl, 1990 Mixed laminated stoneware and porcelain clays, heavily grogged surface with mottled green, blue and white colours H 8.5cm, W 12.5cm, D 11.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1993 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700 170 AR Ewen Henderson (British. 1934-2000) Tea Bowl, circa 1983 Mixed laminated clays, thick crawling white beneath pale green and brown glazes, raised on a small foot H 7.0cm, D 10.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Christie's, London | 23 June 1987 | Modern Glass & Ceramics, Lot 209 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700 180 AR Ian Godfrey (British, 1942-1992) Open Bowl, 1980 Stoneware, manganese glaze over a carved design in the well, the broad rim with a carved pierced design H 4.5cm, D 22.6cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London, 1995 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 181 AR Ian Godfrey (British, 1942-1992) Small Pyramid Box with Drawer, circa 1978 Stoneware, white glaze over intricately carved designs to each face, the box containing a small drawer with animal handle, a loose pyramid to the top H 8.0cm, W 5.2cm, D 6.7cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700 183 AR Ian Godfrey (British, 1942-1992) Pilgrim Flask, 1980 Stoneware, mottled cream glaze with olive speckles over a carved design around the body, mounted with a small beast to form the handle H 11.5cm, W 13.1cm, D 6.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Galerie Besson, London, April 1992 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 192 AR Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Squeezed Bowl, 1994 Porcelain, vivid blue glaze with dappled texture, a fine bronze manganese band around the rim, softly squeezed at the rim, impressed maker's mark H 6.7cm, D 18.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: The Craftsmen Potters Shop, London, 1996 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £700-900 194 AR Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Large Bowl, 1998 Stoneware, vivid mottled blue volcanic glaze over a dark grey ground, impressed maker's mark H 10.8cm, D 35.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Applied Arts, London CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1200-1800

196 AR Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Volcanic Jug, 1997 Stoneware, layered white and blue volcanic glaze over dark grey ground, the leaning oval form mounted with a spout and scrolling strap handle, impressed maker's mark H 20.8cm, W 24.0cm, D 10.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Ceramics, London, 1998 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1200-1800


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 206 AR John Ward (British, b.1938) Large Vessel, circa 1995 Stoneware, alternating diagonal bands in mottled green and brown glazes over a lightly textured surface, the rounded body narrowing to a soft rectangular lip with sharply defined corners at the shoulder, impressed JW seal H 25.0cm, W 25.2cm, D 19.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Gallery Gilbert, 1996 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1500-2000 207 AR John Ward (British, b.1938) Deep Bowl with inverted rim, circa 1980 Stoneware, matt white glaze with green bands following the contours of the inverted rim, the interior with mottled white and green glazes, impressed JW seal H 16.8cm, W 23.5cm, D 21.3cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Christie's, London | 29 June 1983 | The Modern Movement, Lot 76 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £2000-3000 210 AR John Ward (British, b.1938) Squared Pot, 1983 Stoneware, layered dark and pale brown with blue mottled glazes over a softly textured surface, impressed JW seal H 20.4cm, W 19.1cm square PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Craftsmen Potters Shop, London, 1984 Condition: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1500-2000 212 AR John Ward (British, b.1938) Small Squared Pot, 1985 Stoneware, alternating matt black and white diagonal bands, the oval base rising to a soft rectangular lip and squared at the shoulder, impressed JW seal H 13.5cm, W 13.2cm, D 10.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Wales Centre, London, 1986 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £2000-3000 214 AR John Ward (British, b.1938) Monumental Vessel, 1999 Stoneware, matt black and white alternating bands over a textured surface, the design accentuating the flattened rounded form and short tapering neck, impressed JW seal H 41.0cm, W 31.8cm, D 13.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Ceramics, London, 1999 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £5000-7000


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 217 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) Tall Vessel on Foot, 1988 Stoneware, layered cream and pale brown glazes over a textured surface with trailed and painted abstract landscape design in blue, black and white, raised on a tall rectangular foot in black, painted signature H 25.0cm, W 17.7cm, D 6.3cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 1994 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700 218 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) Vessel, 1993 Stoneware, matt grey glaze over a textured surface with an abstract trailed and painted design in white, black and red, the reverse black with blue brushed marks and trailed splashes, painted signature, H 19.3cm, W 23.0cm, D 8.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Cirencester Workshops Ltd, 1994 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 219 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) Small Sculptural Bowl, 1997 Stoneware, small bowl with white and grey glaze over a textured surface and black trailed abstract design of a boat, set on an extended base with curved handle in black, painted signature H 11.2cm, W 21.9cm, D 7.9cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Derek Topp Gallery, 1997 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £400-600 220 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) Tall Vessel with Handle, 1993 Stoneware, layered ochre over black glazes with textured surface, a trailed and painted abstract design with flowers in black and red, the leaning form mounted with a crescent handle in black with pale blue brushed marks and red trailed splashes, painted H 37.0cm, W 28.0cm, D 11.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Applied Crafts, London, 1993 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £1000-1500 221 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) Vessel on Foot, 1998 Stoneware, mottled grey, black and blue glazes over a textured surface with a trailed and painted abstract design of boats and lobster pot, painted signature H 15.3cm, W 13.0cm, D 6.9cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 1988 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration. £500-700


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 222 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) Sculptural Figure, 1997 Stoneware, matt grey with white textured slips, the abstract figure with a heart shaped face and two fish, impressed M seal H 20.2cm, W 23.7cm, D 8.6cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Dartington Craft Centre, Devon, 1998 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £350-450 223 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) 'King and Queen', 1999 Stoneware, two seated figures with white, black and gold glazes, the figures seated on a ledge against a black castellated ground, impressed M seal and painted signature and date H 25.6cm, W 23.4cm, D 9.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Derek Topp Gallery, 1999 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration, a small circular area to the surface of the plinth filled by the artist. £600-800 224 AR John Maltby (British, b.1936) 'Three Figures Stone Circle', 2001 Stoneware, three standing figures with white and pale blue brushed glazes standing before a large grey circular form with incised markings, set on a dark rectangular base, painted signature and title H 28.4cm, W 29.0cm, D 9.1cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Dartington Crafts Centre, 2002 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 227 AR Peter Hayes (British, b.1946) Bowed Vase, 1970 Raku, dark brown mottled glaze with with dark green and white over a textured surface, the narrow shoulder set with a small lip H 27.9cm, W 16.8cm, D 4.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Beaux Arts, Bath CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £400-600 228 AR Peter Hayes (British, b.1946) Bottle Form, circa 1980 Stoneware, matt white body with heavily textured surfaces, the narrow shoulder set with a small lip, impressed maker's mark H 17.1cm, W 18.0cm, D 8.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Craft Gallery, London, 1987 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 229 AR Peter Hayes (British, b.1946) Tall Totem, 1990 Raku-fired, tall cream form, the heavily textured surface stained with green, mounted with a verdigris copper disc and three metal 'staples', set on a metal base, the base with incised signature and date H 52.3cm, W 9.2cm, D 6.4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Directly from the Artist, Bath, 1990 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 231 AR Peter Beard (British, b.1951) Vase, 2002 Stoneware, undulating bands of mottled blue and white glazes, the narrow form with flattened shoulder, impressed PFB and maker's marks H 16.5cm, D 9.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Directly from the artist at Oxford Ceramic Fair, 2002 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £250-350 236 AR Duncan Ross (British, b. 1943) Bowl, 1999 Earthenware, smoke fired and burnished terra-sigillata orange slips with masked black linear designs, incised DR mark H 10.5cm, D 15.3cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London, 1999 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £350-450 240 AR Elizabeth Raeburn (British, b.1943) 'Red Pot', 1989 Raku, orange crackle glaze with dark speckles, the flared form rising to a point front and back, raised on a carved foot, impressed ER and maker's marks H 18.8cm, W 26.5cm, D 16.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Galerie Besson, London, 1989 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 244 AR Gabriele Koch (German, 1948) Small Vessel, circa 1992 Earthenware, smoke fired and burnished surface, mottled pale cream, grey and black, incised signature H 11.8cm, D 13.4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 14 July 1994 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 264 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £350-450


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 247 AR Antonia Salmon (British, b.1947) Vase, 1997 Earthenware, smoke fired and burnished surface with mottled blue green and dark grey colours, the flared base with flattened shoulder and incise bands around the rim, rising to a long slender neck, incised AS mark H 17.8cm, D 14.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Ceramics (CPA), London, 1998 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 248 AR Antonia Salmon (British, b.1947) Vessel, 1996 Earthenware, smoke fired and burnished surface with mottled grey and pale brown colours, the surface incised with broken concentric rings, incised AS mark H 17.2cm, W 13.8cm, D 11.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Brewery Arts, Cirencester, 1997 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 249 AR Antonia Salmon (British, b.1947) Sculpture with Arc, 1993 Earthenware, two part form with smoke fired and burnished surface with mottled dark and pale grey colours, incised AS mark H 17.5cm, W 17.3cm, D6.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Contemporary Ceramics (CPA), London, 1994 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400 251 AR Peter Lane (British, b.1932) Pierced Bowl, 1982 Porcelain, transparent crackle glaze, pooling around the base, a broad pierced band below the rim, incised signature H 8.0cm, D 18.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1983 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300 252 AR Peter Lane (British, b.1932) 'Skies' Bowl, 1996 Porcelain, dry glazes graduating from a black rim through to green, blue, purple, pink and yellow in the well, incised signature H 12.6cm, D 29.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: The Craftsmen Potters Shop, London, 1996 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £300-400


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 254 AR Sutton Taylor (British, b.1943) Open Bowl, 1983 Stoneware, abstract design in lustrous green, olive, orange and rust glazes, impressed ST and Lotherton Hall Pottery seals H 11.9cm, D 32.6cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1983 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 279 AR Walter Keeler (British, b.1932) 'Teapot with Thorns', 1999 Earthenware, vivid yellow glaze with running brown speckles and green splashes, mounted with a 'branch' handle, spout and finial, impressed maker's mark H 21.7cm, W 18.5cm, D 11.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Online Ceramics Gallery, 2011; previously exhibited at Derek Topp Gallery, 1999 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration. £400-500 287 AR Angela Verdon (British, b.1949) Pierced Vessel, 1982 Porcelain, pure white body, the form softly folded in at the rim, a panel to the front with incised grid pattern and repeated pierced holes H 11.2cm, W 13.6cm, D 7.8cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1983 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300 288 AR Angela Verdon (British, b.1949) Pierced Bowl, 1984 Porcelain, black stained body, the surface with intricately pierced and carved line and dot design, incised AV mark H 5.1cm, D 9.1cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1984 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300 289 AR Angela Verdon (British, b.1949) Two Small Bowls, 1985 Porcelain, laminated alternating layers in white and black, the thick walled bowls on rounded bases White H 3.5cm, D 8.2cm; Black H 2.3cm, D 6.1cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: British Crafts Centre, London, 1985 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £200-300


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 290 AR Nicholas Homoky (Hungarian/British, b.1950) Pedestal Bowl, 1980 Porcelain, unglazed white body with black inlaid bands around the rims, raised on a small conical foot H 13.0cm, D 15.0cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Christie's, London | 23 July 1984 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 114 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £600-800 291 AR Nicholas Homoky (Hungarian/British, b.1950) Tapered Vase, 1980 Porcelain, unglazed white body with black linear inlay designs inside and out, raised on a stepped tapering foot, impressed NH seal H 12.9cm, D 9.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Christie's, London | 7 December 1983 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 119 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £500-700 293 AR Nicholas Homoky (Hungarian/British, b.1950) Undulating Pot, 1977 Porcelain, thrown and altered body with speckled brown glaze, raised on three pad feet H 10.2cm, W 11.5cm, D 9.1cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 21 April 1994 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 300 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £400-600

297 Dorothy Feibleman (American, b.1951) Small Nerikomi Bowl, circa 1977 Porcelain, blue and white laminated clays creating an intrinsic millefiori pattern, a horizontal blue and white band around the shaped rim, shiny interior and matt exterior, raised on a small foot 5.4cm, D 10.5cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Bonhams, London | 21 April 1994 | Contemporary Ceramics, Lot 266 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration. A small touch of gold to the rim. £400-500 303 AR Jennifer Lee (British, b.1956) 'Speckled pale olive, broken haloed band, shoulder,' Small Pot,1982-3 Stoneware, mixed stained clays producing a pale olive green colour with dark spots, a dark brown and mottled pale brown band around the body, H 13.0cm, D 9.4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, Unites States, 1983 We are grateful to the Artist for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of this work CONDITION: In perfect condition with no damage or restoration, a tiny surface irregularity to the interior of the rim £5000-7000


Living Collections | Modern + Contemporary Ceramics 11 – 14 November 2019 313 AR Julian Stair (British, b.1955) Ribbed Bowl, 1985 Porcelain, deep cobalt blue glaze with concentric raised white rings around the well, an unglazed band to the rim and around the body, impressed JS seal H 9.6cm, D 17.4cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Westminster Gallery, Boston, United States, 1986 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £400-600 320 AR Rupert Spira (British, b.1960) Deep Bowl, circa 1995 Stoneware, rich blue running glaze, impressed RS seal H 14.6cm, D 21.2cm PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Miami, United States ACQUIRED: Alpha House Gallery, 1996 CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration £800-1200


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Living Collections | Maak Modern + Contemporary Ceramics | 11-14 November 2019  

The concept for Living Collections was borne from an enlightening conversation with the lady whose survey collection of around 100 British S...

Living Collections | Maak Modern + Contemporary Ceramics | 11-14 November 2019  

The concept for Living Collections was borne from an enlightening conversation with the lady whose survey collection of around 100 British S...