BYRON TEMPLE / FACETED TENMOKU TEA BOWL

1999 Exhibition Piece


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Location: Millwood, New York

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$177.50

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Please check out my 100% Positive feedback and bid with complete confidence. (And please check out the other beautiful pots that I have on eBay.) You are bidding on an exceptional porcelain tea bowl by the late, great Byron Temple. (It was featured in a 1999 solo exhibition at Washington Depot, Ct.) DESCRIPTION: This masterful cup rests upon a deftly carved base with a recessed spiral pattern. From there the deftly carved faceted walls of the cup rise into a swelled middle before gently retracting into a thin 12-sided rim. The cup is covered with a shimmering tenmoku glaze and, for the Byron Temple purist, the underlying white porcelain clay body is revealed where he held the cup with his thumb and two of his forefingers while dipping it into the glaze. This exquisite pot stands 3 ¾” tall and measures app 4” at its widest. It is in mint condition- no chips, cracks or repairs- and has Byron Temple’s impressed personal mark just above the unglazed base. This is a no reserve auction. ABOUT BYRON TEMPLE: Byron Temple apprenticed with Bernard Leach at St. Ives for several years prior to coming back to the States to set up his own studio. (Word has it that, years later, he functioned as Leach’s “eyes” as Leach’s own eyesight deteriorated.) Initially Temple produced a fabulously successful line of kitchenware, before dedicating himself to smaller, one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which transcend function. His work is included in the permanent collections of prestigious museums worldwide including the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen of Rotterdam, the Smithsonian, the American Craft Museum, the Speed Art Museum, the Everson Museum and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan. Byron Temple passed away in April, 2002, leaving behind a legacy that has touched people the world over. SHIPPING: Winning bidder pays for insured USPS Priority shipping. Winning New York bidder pays applicable state sales tax. International shipping charge is $50. Winning international bidders are responsible for any import taxes imposed by their particular country. Payment via PAYPAL is due within five days of the end of the auction. THANKS for looking and GOOD LUCK.

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