A Yunomi

Artist: Warren Mackenzie (1924-2018)
Stoneware, mottled brown glaze with an iron speckle, dark brown and white trailed designs around the body, impressed M seal
Height: 8.4 cm
Diameter: 9.2 cm
Price: £325

Provenance:
Private Collection, Paris
Maak Contemporary Ceramics, 17 May 2018, lot 100

The contrast between the simple speckled glaze and the almost calligraphic fluid white and black decoration give this yunomi a real presence and I found myself reminded of the marks made by Mackenzie's fellow American artist, the painter Mark Tobey. The repetitive pattern gives a rhythm to the piece that would certainly encourage one to contemplate both form and decoration as a whole.  

A Yunomi
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