GERTRUD & OTTO NATZLER / MUSEUM QUALITY CUP
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 a museum quality cup by Gertrud and Otto Natzler. DESCRIPTION: This stunning cup is a paper thin tapered form that rises up from a beautifully proportioned foot ring. It has a red earthenware clay body that is covered in a rich caramel gold glaze. The latter is further adorned with veiny white highlights that evoke snowy mountaintops. The cup stands just over 3” tall and measures 2 7/8” in diameter at the rim. It is in mint condition- no chips, cracks or repairs- with one naturally occurring glaze pop. It is signed “n.” in black in the interior of the unglazed foot ring. Please see the final two photos for examples of similarly signed Natzler pots from the Forrest L. Merrill collection. This is a no reserve auction. ABOUT GERTRUD AND OTTO NATZLER: Otto and Gertrud Natzler were one of the leading couples of the modern ceramic movement, and longtime residents of Los Angeles. Famous for their jewel-like colors suspended in rich, luminous glazes, the Natzlers worked collaboratively until Gertrud’s death in 1971. Trained as a textile designer in Vienna, Otto Natzler met Gertrud Amon in 1933, and she introduced him to clay. In 1938, the couple, by then married, immigrated to the United States after the annexation of Austria by Germany. Arriving with one potter’s wheel and a small kiln, the couple made ends meet by teaching, and worked steadily on their ceramics. They perfected their glazes and refined forms over three decades, from 1939 to 1971. While Gertrud worked as the master potter, Otto was the master chemist of the glazes and the wizard of the kiln. Gertrud’s elegant forms echo the art nouveau elements of the Vienna Secessionist movement and are the epitome of weightless grace and refinement. Otto perfected over 2,000 glazes, which he invented to imbue each particular vessel with its unique color and texture. Otto passed away in April of 2007 at the age of 99. SHIPPING: Winning bidder pays for insured USPS Priority shipping. Winning New York bidder pays applicable state sales tax. International shipping charge is $45. 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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