Very Fine Vintage Polia Pillin Low Vase, Cave Painting Motif, c. 1950s60s
Very Fine Vintage Polia Pillin Low Vase, Cave Painting Motif, c. This is a spectacular ceramic low vase or enclosed bowl by Polia Pillin. It’s more of an advanced collector piece. It’s quite large and heavy, and very eye catching and appealing. There’s some depth-of-field distortion in my photos I wasn’t able to correct; this piece is wider and flatter than it appears in my photos. This piece is in an angular shouldered form, with a wide, slightly rimmed opening in the top (almost in the classic flying saucer form, which fits the era it was created in). The decoration is on an applied, mottled ochre ground, and features renderings of bison (or possibly well-fed deer) clearly inspired by cave paintings. They’re painted in black slip, and polychromed in rusts, reds, greens and browns. The figures surround the top surface, and are in a ring of five figures. The rim and bottom 3/8 near the base are lined in black slip. Unusually for a Pillin piece, all of the decoration is on top. So, this displays very well on top of a waist-high counter or furniture piece, or any surface you tend to look down at. Dimensions: 12″ in diameter at the widest x 5-1/4″ high; the opening of the rim is 5-1/2″ in diameter; the base is 6″ in diameter. This is in immaculate original condition, with typical overall light crazing, and some minuscule in-the-making bubble bursts to the surface of the overglaze. Signed in black slip on the bottom underglaze, with the usual three stilt pulls. Note: The white hotspots and reflections in the overglaze are from the lights. Pillin pottery is difficult to photograph, for me at least. The item “Very Fine Vintage Polia Pillin Low Vase, Cave Painting Motif, c. 1950s60s” is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “esquinazo” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Object Type: Vase
- Featured Refinements: Pillin Studio Pottery