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: £375

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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