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Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning

Rare Vintage MCM Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning! This is a gorgeous example of noted mid century modern ceramicist Myrton Purkiss sought after studio work. Decorated/glazed in Purkiss inimitable style, the bowl is an era-appropriate pale yellow/chartreuse with black accents, and is in fine condition with no chips or cracks. Weighing appx 2 lbs, this beauty is an impressive 11.5 in diameter, with the center, sunken bowl portion 7 diameter. It is 2 high. Purkiss work is difficult to find, especially in as fine condition as this piece. An outstanding example of mid 20. Century artistry and d├ęcor. Myrton Purkiss moved from Canada to the United States at 12 years old and eventually attended the University of Southern California to study under master ceramist Glen Lukens, who influenced generations of ceramic students with his groundbreaking experimentation in materials and techniques. Purkiss completed his formal education at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles before being drafted into military service, where he used his design skills working as a cartographer, building scale models of the European landscape. He took advantage of this time abroad, studying ceramics and decorative arts across England and France. He immersed himself in his craft, throwing functional vessels that he hand painted with beautiful and complex geometric patterns. In the mid-1950s, Purkiss permanently closed his studio and turned to a career inl andscape architecture. Despite this career change, his work remains an important example of the way that twentieth century artists blended the elements of decorative arts, craft, and fine art. The item “Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning” is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “misha100″ and is located in Great Neck, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Object Type: Bowl
  • Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Color: Multi-Color

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Vintage Myrton Purkiss Studio Pottery Bowl Description and Item Information Up for sale is this vintage studio art pottery bowl by the listed California artist, Myrton Purkiss. Please excuse the glare in the photos. This bowl has abstract decoration to its interior, with a white crackle glazed background; the exterior has a gray finish. This piece stands approximately 2 inches tall; it has a rim diameter of about 9 3/8 inches. Unpacked, it weighs 2 pounds 2.0 ounces. It has a hanging wire on the back side, inserted through as-made holes. This would be a fine addition to a collection of vintage American studio ceramics. Identification This piece is marked beneath, as shown. It is by the well known potter, Myrton N. Purkiss is listed in the Vasefinder online museum. Per Vasefinder, Purkiss was born in British Columbia, but he lived most of his life in Fullerton, California. While attending Fullerton High School, he studied pottery making under teacher Glen Lukens. Purkiss later attended Chouinard and the University of Southern California, where he was again Lukens’ student. He opened his first studio during the late 1930s. Purkiss was known for low-fired pottery which was decorated with crackle glazes. Purkiss exhibited at the Pacific Coast Exhibition and Sale during the 1950s, at the Nationals from 1947 to 1952, and at the 1952 Los Angeles County Fair’s 6000 Years Art in Clay. Condition The bowl looks very good overall, with light wear. There are no cracks. To the unglazed foot, there are a few small rough spots; I wouldn’t characterize these as flakes/chips, as they were probably from manufacturing/kiln removal. As made, there is a very small (1/16 inch) bubble pop to the interior; a few tiny bubble pops to the rim are also as made. Variations in glazing are as made. Terms of Sale 1. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. Some countries have restrictions or prohibitions on certain classes of merchandise. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Individual computers may display colors differently. The item “MID-CENTURY MODERN VINTAGE MYRTON PURKISS CALIFORNIA STUDIO ART POTTERY LOW BOWL” is in sale since Saturday, April 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “craigkc” and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • New or Used: Used

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Mid-century Modern Vintage Myrton Purkiss California Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl

Vintage Myrton Purkiss Studio Pottery Bowl Description and Item Information Up for sale is this vintage studio art pottery bowl by the listed California artist, Myrton Purkiss. Please excuse the glare in the photos. This bowl has abstract decoration to its interior, with a white crackle glazed background; the exterior has a gray finish. This piece stands approximately 2 inches tall; it has a rim diameter of about 9 3/8 inches. Unpacked, it weighs 2 pounds 2.0 ounces. It has a hanging wire on the back side, inserted through as-made holes. This would be a fine addition to a collection of vintage American studio ceramics. Identification This piece is marked beneath, as shown. It is by the well known potter, Myrton N. Purkiss is listed in the Vasefinder online museum. Per Vasefinder, Purkiss was born in British Columbia, but he lived most of his life in Fullerton, California. While attending Fullerton High School, he studied pottery making under teacher Glen Lukens. Purkiss later attended Chouinard and the University of Southern California, where he was again Lukens’ student. He opened his first studio during the late 1930s. Purkiss was known for low-fired pottery which was decorated with crackle glazes. Purkiss exhibited at the Pacific Coast Exhibition and Sale during the 1950s, at the Nationals from 1947 to 1952, and at the 1952 Los Angeles County Fair’s 6000 Years Art in Clay. Condition The bowl looks very good overall, with light wear. There are no cracks. To the unglazed foot, there are a few small rough spots; I wouldn’t characterize these as flakes/chips, as they were probably from manufacturing/kiln removal. As made, there is a very small (1/16 inch) bubble pop to the interior; a few tiny bubble pops to the rim are also as made. Variations in glazing are as made. Terms of Sale 1. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. Some countries have restrictions or prohibitions on certain classes of merchandise. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Individual computers may display colors differently. The item “MID-CENTURY MODERN VINTAGE MYRTON PURKISS CALIFORNIA STUDIO ART POTTERY LOW BOWL” is in sale since Wednesday, March 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “craigkc” and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • New or Used: Used