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Bottle (no. O634)

Thrown in the 1960s; glazed in 1984
Gertrud Amon Natzler (American (born in Austria), 1908–1971), Otto Natzler (American (born in Austria), 1908–2007)


Overall: 30.5 x 28 cm (12 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic with oxblood reduction glaze

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)


Americas, Contemporary Art



Wide, straight-sided bottle form with oxblood reduction glaze with fissures. Thrown by Gertrud Natzler; glazed by Otto Natzler after her death. Signed “Natzler” under foot and retains original paper label “O634”. Paper label “O634” indicates date of 1984 (glazed).


Signed "Natzler"; retains original paper label typed "O634". [Note that it is the letter "O" not the number zero, followed by "634."]


By 2012, collection of Philip E. Aarons, New York; 2012, year-end gift of Aarons to the MFA. (Accession date: Februrary 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons in honor of Jules and Jeanette Aarons