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Bernard Leach (1887 - 1979)

Lot 19: Bernard Leach

Bonhams 3

November 9, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

a Vase with carved design, circa 1960
stoneware, speckled cream glaze with painted iron shoulder and neck, the design cut through the iron layer to reveal cream beneath, impressed BL and Leach Pottery seals
Height 11in. (28cm)

Notes

Leach has written that the interlocking key design that appears on this Vase is derived from ancient South American Sun symbols, a similar device can be found on one of Leach's most famous Pots, the 'Temple of the Moon' which is illustrated in many of his books.

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