Exceptional Black Lava Glazed Pitcher with Integral Handle by George E. Ohr

The piece is highly dynamic with paper thin walls, and a folded, pinched and pulled rim and a cut-out integral handle. The exterior has a complex dark brown-black volcanic glaze and the interior with a black-gun metal glaze. The strongly defined peaked, Bat-Man like, ears opposite the pulled spout are unique in my experience with Ohr’s work. Viewed from above, one can see Ohr’s mastery of the material with his complex, yet symmetrical, manipulations of the clay. The open and flowing shape of the rim and “cup” above the handle are meant to invoke femaleness or more so a vulva (think of Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers).

An exceptional example of Ohr's work combining masculinity with femininity.

Illustrated in: THE MAD POTTER OF BILOXI; THE ART & LIFE OF GEORGE E. OHR, p. 100, plate 52.

Condition: Excellent.

Date: Circa: 1898
Origin American, Mississippi
Artist/Maker George Ohr (American 1857-1918)
Measurements 3 3/4 x 5 x 4 1/2
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Website http://stevenspowers.com
Price SOLD
Contact Steve Powers, 718-625-1715 or  steve@stevenspowers.com

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