Price on application



This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

Robert Fournier (1915-2008), stoneware, tall flattened, bottle, circa 1960-1965
This bottle is from the same series as No.2008.658.18 in the Metropolitan Museum New York

- This elegant bottle is characteristic of Robert Fournier’s signature pieces, using inventive glazes to create the colors and textures of natural forms
- The main body has a crusty, saturated glaze rich in earth tones and the thick textured white glaze overflows from the lip of the bottle like molten, volcanic ash volcano cascading down a slope.
- The base is impressed with his mark ‘RF’.
- In 1948 Fournier established the pottery department at Goldsmiths' College, London and became part of a group of avant-garde potters who opened up new aesthetic and technical possibilities in ceramics which included Bernard Rooke and Alan Wallwork who were students and lecturers at the college.
- This piece comes from a private collection along with a waterscape vase by Rooke and a landscape vessel by Wallwork that were acquired directly from the artist.

Dimensions

43.00cm high (16.93 inches high), 30.00cm diameter (11.81 inches diameter)
Open by appointment (Showrooms in Eversholt and Burford, Oxfordshire)