Designer Lucie Rie British, born Austria

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Lucie Rie is regarded as one of the most prominent British potters of the latter half of the twentieth century. Born in Vienna, she arrived in London in 1938. During the war years, Rie designed ceramic buttons and jewelry for fashion designers. Later she supplied domestic wares to such sophisticated outlets as Bonniers in New York and Liberty's and Primavera in London. Today, however, it is her more individual works that are most prized. Her elegant shapes limited to bowls, vases, and platters, and the richness and variety of her glazes remain her most notable contributions to modern ceramics.

Bowl, Lucie Rie (British (born Austria), Vienna 1902–1995 London), Porcelain

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