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Posted 2 years ago

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Stillwater
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The signature is clearly "L. RIE" right? It looks like some of her earlier stuff, before she started stamping her pieces, I think. Who ELSE on earth could be "L. RIE"?

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    That's what I think.
  2. art.pottery, 2 years ago
    I just don't see a similarity to Rie's early work. Any chance the mark might read "Larie" or "Laurie"? - you might try a little chalk dust to enhance the mark.
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    I tried the chalk dust trick, but I didn't see a "u" or an "a". It really looks like "L. RIE". I'm not too knowledgable in pottery, but I noticed the EXACT same stoneware rusted iron/coppery-looking bubbly glaze on some signed pieces. Like, the EXACT same glaze. Its GOT to be hers...
  4. art.pottery, 2 years ago
    can you post a link or search terms used to get to the marked pieces you reference?
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    I just looked at "Lucie Rie" on Google Images, the ones that stand out are those with the "drippy rims" in stoneware.

    Theres a series of 8 here, some a quite similar:
    http://www.jamesgrahamandsons.com/artists/dame-lucie-rie/

    Here are some others:

    http://www.phillipsdepury.com/auctions/lot-detail/LUCIE-RIE/NY050110/85/8/1/12/detail.aspx

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lucie-Rie-1902-1995-Rare-Cut-Sided-Gold-Bronze-Bowl-/370364670883
  6. art.pottery, 2 years ago
    The links you added are spot-on what I'd expect from Rie. Thin-walled, porcelain bodied, stamped mark, modernist forms in true metallic or matte glazes.

    I just don't see her influences reflected in the vase in the OP . Stoneware, reduction (chrome red?) glaze, thicker walled, traditional form, incised mark

    I want to be wrong on this. Rie examples don't turn up often. Hopefully you can find an expert on her work that could provide info on whether the mark is documented from early wares. Perhaps an online auction site or a website that documents her work extensively.

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