RARE MARIANNE STARCK (DENMARK) for MICHAEL ANDERSEN TRIBAL NEGRO SERIES CER VASE
RARE MARIANNE STARCK (DEN MA RK) for MICHAEL ANDERSEN & SONS, MID-20TH CENTURY, POST-WWII, DANISH MODERN'TRIBAL NEGRO' SERIES, TRIANGULAR, HAND BUILT, SLAB CONSTRUCTED CERAMIC VASE, featuring SGRAFFITO INCISED SIDEWALLS & BURNT SIENNA & OPAQUE WHITE VISCOUS GLAZE & UNGLAZED CHARCOAL BLACK COLORED CLAY. Found in a well-appointed estate on'College Hill,' between RISD and Brown University in Providence. Mid-20th century, post-WWII Dani sh Mo dern hand decorated ceramic art & art pottery decorated ceramic vases. 7 ¼" Height x 5" top Width x 2 ½ base Width. Offered for your review and consideration is this absolutely fantastic, impeccably clean and entirely undamaged mid-20th century, post-WWI I Dani sh Mo dern vintage glazed ceramic vase by the well-listed and widely collected Danis h Mod ernist ceramic artist Marianne Starck for Michael Anderson and Sons Den ma rk.
It was originally realized by Marianne Starck in what was referred to as her'Tribal Negro' series of ceramic vessels, which had distinctly Afr ic an, stylized geo-abstract graphic iconography, featuring sgraffito incised sidewalls, with the charcoal black/deep sepia brown kiln-baked matte, natural ceramic clay color juxtaposed alongside raised, viscous, glossy and very reflective burnt sienna and chalky white glazed triangular forms, that immediately remind the viewer of hand decorated Afr ic an wooden battle shields or hand carved and hand decorated wooden, ceremonial and battle face masks. The vase has nearly unblemished surfaces and doesn't suffer any hairline cracks, ceramic loss or stains. Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition.