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Back to Modern Ceramics & Glass / January 20, 2019


RUPERT DEESE (1924 - 2010)

Covered jar with circles, Claremont, CA; Glazed stoneware; Chop mark; 9 1/2" x 8"; Provenance: Private collection, California

Sale Price: $1,063

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Condition Report

Excellent condition


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.