18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

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

 
  Lot 61
 

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Lucian Pompili (American, b. 1942)
Peanut Teapot, USA, 2005

Cast porcelain, metal, mahogany, glass
Nonfunctional teapot sculpture integral to mahogany base, housed within a mahogany and glass vitrine lid
Signed and dated to underside of base: "L.P. '05"

H: 7 1/2, W: 12, D: 12 in. (case

Provenance

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

Sold for $315
Estimated at $500 - $700


 

Cast porcelain, metal, mahogany, glass
Nonfunctional teapot sculpture integral to mahogany base, housed within a mahogany and glass vitrine lid
Signed and dated to underside of base: "L.P. '05"

Provenance

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

Literature

Garth Clark, Ceramic Art: Comment and Review, 1882-1977, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1978, pp. 174-175 (for a discussion of the artist)

Artist Biography

Lucian Octavius Pompili was born in Washington, D.C in 1942. Based in California, Pompili was the recipient of the SECA Art award, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in 1975. His works can be found in numerous private collections and public institutions such as The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

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