Hans Coper, Spherical Pot With Disc Top, 1965
Spherical pot with disc top, 1965. Stoneware, layered white porcelain slips and engobes over a body with textured designs, the neck and lip with a manganese glaze. 26 cm (10 1/4 in) high Impressed with artist’s seal.♠
PROVENANCE Coper family collection, London.
EXHIBITED Hans Coper Retrospective: Innovation in 20th Century Ceramics’, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, 12 September – 29 November, then travelled to: The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shiga (13 March – 17 June 2010), Panasonic Electric Works, Shiodome Museum, Tokyo (26 June – 5 September 2010), Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu (18 September – 23 November 2010), Iwate Museum of Art, Iwate (4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011), and Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Shizuoka (9 April – 26 June 2011).
LITERATURE Maya Nishi, ed., Hans Coper Retrospective; Innovation in 20th Century Ceramics, exh. Cat., The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, 2009 illustrated p.79 fig.39 and p.176 Tony Birks, Hans Coper, Yeovil 2005 p. 60 for an image of a comparable pot in the Hammersmith workshop.