This richly detailed yet simply silhouetted studio ceramic sculpture is a work of contemporary French design.
Featured is a strong composition and fusion of techniques upon the clay as well as within the glaze. From the Sgrafitto-like etched accents, print impression to the clay to the layers of glaze which have been brush-painted and dripped. The colour palette is a harmonious blend of earth tones. The colours range across a spectrum of browns with some emphasised in a metallic tint and extends into the glossy Red Earth hues.
The sculpture features a combination of design influences from the Modernist celebration of functional form to the Brutalist ' celebration of raw materials. Crafted with a centralised reservoir, this piece is well suited to function as an Ikebana and indeed, both the form and colours hint at Japanese Raku pottery.
Excellent. There is mild use wear in the form of movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurate with the age of the piece. Mentioned for completeness: There is a hairline fracture on the underside of the base, however, this is from the crafting process and not damage or defect, it is also not visible when the piece is upright and on display. Please refer to photographs as they form part of the condition report. The piece is signed towards the base of one side panel.
Height: c. 5.5" / 14 cm tall (from base to tallest point) x c. 3.5" / 8.8 cm width (across widest point). Depth: c. 2" / 5.1 cm (from front to back). Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 500 g
Sculpture will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.