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Bowl (no. H451)

1957
Otto Natzler (American (born in Austria), 1908–2007), Gertrud Amon Natzler (American (born in Austria), 1908–1971)


Object Place: Los Angeles, California

Catalogue Raisonné

H451 in Natzler studio records

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 22.7 x 22.7 cm (4 15/16 x 8 15/16 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.184

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with gray earth crater glaze

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Deep bowl tapering to a very small foot, having concentric circles of dark brown and cream-colored volcanic glaze, and culminating in a deeper brown glaze at rim. “Gray earth crater glaze” was the name used by the artists for this particular glaze, which Otto Natzler developed in 1950. Glaze chipped at base in two locations; base surface is also chipped in two locations. Otherwise excellent.

Signed

On base in black ink: "NATZLER"

Markings

"H451" typed in black ink on paper label affixed to base

Provenance

1958, acquired by Nora Kubie (New York City). 1988, purchased by MFA from Eleanor ("Elly") Rubin (West Newton, Mass.), with funds from the donor.

Elly Rubin was a neighbor of the Natzlers as a child.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift