Bowl (USA), 1893–1909
This is a Bowl. It was company: Biloxi Art Pottery and ceramist: George E. Ohr. It is dated 1893–1909 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is painted and glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The self-styled “mad potter of Biloxi,” Ohr is known for his ability to create very thin-walled vessels on the potter’s wheel and his creative techniques for distorting their shapes. This bowl exemplifies these techniques, as the thin form has been crumpled and twisted into a free-form, organic object. The mottled interior and exterior add to the organic nature of this bowl, creating a unique total aesthetic.
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Its dimensions are
H x Diam: 10.8 x 15.55 cm (4 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On underside, impressed underglaze: "G.E. OHR, / Biloxi, Miss"
Cite this object as
Bowl (USA), 1893–1909; Company: Biloxi Art Pottery (United States); painted and glazed earthenware; H x Diam: 10.8 x 15.55 cm (4 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-34