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Bowl (no. H451)
Object Place: Los Angeles, California
H451 in Natzler studio records
Overall: 12.5 x 22.7 x 22.7 cm (4 15/16 x 8 15/16 x 8 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with gray earth crater glaze
The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)
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.
On base in black ink: "NATZLER"
"H451" typed in black ink on paper label affixed to base
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.