Coiled Unglazed Rope Basket Bee Hive Lidded Pot - African studio potter?

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Post by Bernado Duckworthy August 28th 2023, 4:04 am

Now there's a title.
This is my favourite pot. It's been sitting unlidded, upside-down for 3 years due to a cat,
this is his moment in the sun.
It doesn't seem signed on the base.
apx 38cm tall.
Any ideas/thoughts would be very welcome.

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Post by philpot August 28th 2023, 9:10 am

Now that is a Super piece. Almost perfect in it complicated decoration. I do not think it is by a studio potter tho. Just because of exactly that.
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Post by Pugmill August 28th 2023, 11:00 am

Looking at the decoration around the rim, I would say that it is by a studio Potter. It looks like coils of clay that have been indented.
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Post by philpot August 28th 2023, 12:09 pm

I was looking at it from a cost benefit analysis. Hand built that would have taken a substantial time to make. With no personal mark from a studio potter to make it an individual easily identifiable art item. With the amount of work put in it would have to sell at a substantial price.
A native pottery item perhaps?
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Post by studio-pots August 28th 2023, 12:46 pm

I think that I might have seen something similar on Instagram recently by a potter that is currently working. A number of current ceramicists don't mark their work, so that isn't a problem. If I see anything like it again I will let you know.

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Post by Bernado Duckworthy August 28th 2023, 4:58 pm

philpot wrote:Now that is a Super piece. Almost perfect in it complicated decoration. I do not think it is by a studio potter tho. Just because of exactly that.

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I'm glad you rate it, they really nailed the geometry didn't they.

I've wondered it if was by a designer or sculpturer for that reason.
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Post by Bernado Duckworthy August 28th 2023, 5:03 pm

Thanks for the feedback.
The base looks fairly worn, perhaps there was a mark at some point.
I'l see if I can get a better photo and of the inside.
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