Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
1 More
Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
4 More
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more
BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979)

Conical bowl

Details
BERNARD LEACH (1887-1979)
Conical bowl
impressed with studio stamp and St Ives seal
glazed stoneware
3 3⁄4 in. (9.6 cm.) high; 8 1⁄8 in. (20.6 cm.) diameter
Conceived circa 1960.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by E.H. Goodison and thence by descent.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Brought to you by

Amelia Walker
Amelia Walker Director, Specialist Head of Private Collections

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay


Bernard Leach is acclaimed as the “Father of British studio ceramics”. His career began when it was not fashionable to work as a potter. It was a time when a potter was paid to throw pots for others to decorate and they were not considered to be artists. Leach attended the Slade School of Fine Art and the London School of Art, where he studied etching under Frank Brangwyn. Leach’s oeuvre combines influences from his time in Japan studying under Urano Shigekich, who was strongly influenced in the tradition of Ogata Kenzan VI (1663-1743), together with his knowledge of Korean and Chinese ceramics, his appreciation of English ceramics traditions and his fascination with medieval history. When he returned to England with his wife Muriel following a number years in Japan, they established the Leach Pottery near St Ives, Cornwall in 1920.

More from The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison - British Art: Innovation and Craftsmanship

View All
View All