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Back to Modern Ceramics & Glass / January 20, 2019

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RUPERT DEESE (1924 - 2010)

Large vase with modeled texture, Claremont, CA; Glazed stoneware; Chop mark, original paper label; 10 1/4" x 9" x 6"; Provenance: Private collection, California


Sale Price: $875

Estimate: $750 - $1,000


Condition Report

Excellent condition, some burst glaze bubbles.


Annotation

Rupert Deese's ceramics may, at first glance, appear to be the work of Harrison McIntosh. One cannot blame the viewer, as the two ceramicists shared a studio for over fifty years. Upon closer inspection, however, Deese's creations reveal themselves to be slightly more organic with softer edges, rounder shapes, and delicate washes of color. Similar to his friend and colleague, each piece is impeccably crafted and gorgeously fired.

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