18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

 
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David Cressey (American, 1916-2013)
Early Bottle Vase, USA, 1958

Glazed stoneware with incised cross-hatched decoration
Incised signature and date: "Cressey 58"

H: 16 1/2, W: 5 3/4, D: 4 1/4 in.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Sold for $504
Estimated at $300 - $500


 

Glazed stoneware with incised cross-hatched decoration
Incised signature and date: "Cressey 58"

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Exhibited

"Cranbrook to Lancaster and Back: Contemporary Works in Clay, Fiber and Metal from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection", Network Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, January 29 - March 26, 2005

Artist Biography

David Cressey was a multidisciplinary artist who is best known for his large-scale ceramic vessels. Born in Los Angeles in 1916, Cressey studied at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his M.F.A. Cressey went on to reach at UCLA, as well as at Utah State University, California State College, Long Beach, and Mount Saint Mary College, Los Angeles. He opened a studio in Venice, CA, after World War II, where he worked independently and in partnership with other ceramics companies. A recipient of the 2006 California Design Award, Cressey's work may be found in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Art Museum, and many other institutional collections.

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