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Hans Coper

No 39: Bowl, c.1955 (P.74.200)

Hans Coper made bowls of this type only for a few years, early in his career, when sharing Lucie Rie's London workshop. This bowl is thrown in stoneware and sits flatly on a horizontal plane, without a foot ring. The exterior has a thin, rubbed-in coating of manganese (brown) pigment and the interior is decorated with an abstract motif of broad strokes and circles (possibly a fish) cut forcefully through a manganese brown pigment to reveal the light-coloured clay beneath. A transparent, creamy glaze covers the light clay areas.



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