DAME LUCIE RIE
impressed with Artist's seal
stoneware with an all-over manganese glaze
height: 16cm.; 6¼in.
Executed circa the mid-1950s.
Structurally sound with no obvious signs of damage or restoration. There are a couple of tiny instances of very light pitting to the glaze, in keeping with the nature of the Artist's materials, but this excepting the work appears in excellent overall condition.
Inspected under Ultraviolet light.
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Private Collection, Japan, from whom acquired by the present owner