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Posted 6 years ago


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I do not know that much about studio pottery however I purchased a really good book not that long ago but cannot find anything in it that indicates who made or where this wonderful large piece is from. I bought at auction last year simply because I liked it, the colours, form, design all appealed to me. It is a very heavy piece, well made and stands about 15" in height. As the picture shows, there is a signature but I am terrible at deciphering this sort of thing, anyone any ideas?

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  1. ellisbee, 6 years ago
    Hello, the signature and work are very reminiscent of Henri Friez. If you belong to an or some sort of web site where they share (sometimes for a fee) auction info, then you will see what I mean. If it were then you have found an unbelievable piece of art. Auction results for smaller pieces between $6K-$8K The only thing is that the dates don't match up, if indeed that is a '66 i see for 1966, because Henri (pronounce Aunri, h silent and said with a thick French accent). Good luck with your research ;)
  2. ellisbee, 6 years ago
    continued....Henri Friesz (sorry, I spelled the artists name wrong above...)
    It's Henri Friesz, but he is usually listed as Emile Othon Friesz, also as just Othon Friesz. Born 1979-1949.
  3. oldestrope, 6 years ago
    Hello Ellisbee and thank you for your contribution. I am a little unsure about this as the signature does not look like Friesz and another signed piece I sourced online has a signature unlike the one on my pot. Never mind, will continue the search but thanks again for taking the time to comment and suggest, much appreciated. Alex

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