Marianne de Trey Large Studio Pottery Rectangular Fruit Bowl in Stoneware with Starburst Design in Browns and Creams

Marianne de Trey Large Studio Pottery Rectangular Fruit Bowl in Stoneware with Starburst Design in Browns and Creams


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Large Marianne de Trey 1970’s Rectangular Stoneware Fruit Bowl, Handmade Studio Pottery Glazed in a Starburst Design of Browns and Creams

A beautiful, generously proportioned handbuilt stoneware slab bowl, glazed in overlapping layers of brown and cream, with a central starburst motif. A classic 1970’s palette, but sophisticated and subtle, with a touch of oriental influence and restraint in the design and accomplished execution.

Impressed “scallop shell” makers mark to reverse.

Length - 30cm / 12”
Width - 25cm / 9.5”
Height - 5cm / 2”

Unpacked weight - 1.125kg / 2.5lbs

Marianne de Trey, who died in 2016 aged 102, was one of the pioneers of the British functional studio ceramics movement after the second world war. Following the ideals of Bernard Leach, through her tablewares, her role as a teacher and the decorative pieces she continued to make into old age, Marianne contributed significantly to the British crafts revival. Her fine, often exuberant tablewares are among the signature forms of postwar ceramics.

Excellent vintage condition - no cracks, chips, crazing or restoration. Glaze unblemished.

My items are packed and shipped within 1 business day. I take great care with my packaging, which has been described by customers as 'impregnable' and 'apocalypse proof'! I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Alternatively buyers are very welcome to collect in person from my showroom in Melton Mowbray in the East Midlands in England, midway between the cities of Leicester & Nottingham, postcode LE14 4AJ.

I have many other ceramic pieces from the 1950s-1970s in stock in my warehouse - please do message me if you're looking for a particular brand, colour or style. I also hire mid-century homewares for photo shoots, film set props, events and magazine articles.

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