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Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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Peter Lanyon
1918-1964
UNTITLED (VASE)

Provenance

Christie's London, 26 September 1986, lot 87

Exhibited

London, Charing Cross Underground Station, The Observer and London Transport, Ceramics in the Home, 1952, cat. no.64

Literature

Robert Melville, 'Exhibitions', in Architectural Review, vol.113, no.673, January 1953, p.63
Toby Treves, Peter Lanyon, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings and Three-Dimensional Works, London, 2018, cat. no.588, illustrated p.653

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Martin Lanyon and Toby Treves for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

Between 1951 and 1958 Lanyon made an unknown number of ceramics at the Leach Pottery in St Ives and at the Bath Academy of Art at Corsham Court. Rather than throwing pots, Lanyon used the 'slab-build' method and turned to Warren Mackenzie for basic techniques and James Tower for advice on slip decoration.

'His distorted little pots had a pleasant air of benign ferocity' (Robert Melville, Review of the 'Ceramics in the Home' exhibition, The Observer, 1952)

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London