London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
LUCIE RIE (1902-1995)
A GLAZED STONE-WARE VASE
The tapering inverted body with spreading base, impressed monogram seal to underside, hairline crack
11 in. (28 cm.) high
12 Albion Mews, Bayswater, W2. The Library, Fort Belvedere, Runnymede, Surrey, 1956-1976.
Virginia Water Cottage, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire.
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Christopher Hussey, 'Fort Belvedere, Surrey-II; The Residence of the Hon. Gerald Lascelles', Country Life, 26 November 1959, fig. 8., p. 962.
The newly married Gerald and Angela Lascelles lived at 12 Albion Mews from 1952-1956. Lucie Rie had her studio at 18 Albion Mews and given her close proximity to the Lascelles it is possible to suggest that this vase was acquired directly from the potter.
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