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Antonio Philip Prieto, American, (August 1912–1967)
Bottle, 1959-1960
Stoneware, glazed
8 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (21.59 cm x 20.96 cm x 20.96 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 81.8.10

"Originally a painter, Prieto was more influenced by twentieth-century European abstract painting, specifically the surrealists, Joan Miro and Max Ernst, than by an Asian pottery aesthetic. The shape of his small-mouthed stoneware Bottle, 1959-1960, is secondary to the sgrafitto design, which is further emphasized by the contrast between the incised surface decoration and the thickness of the glaze."
(Kay Koeninger, Revolution in Clay, 1994. pg. 20)

Signed on bottom "Prieto."

Glazed stoneware with incising; wheel thrown.

Object Description
Stoneware bottle with a yellow body and a black neck and base; decorated with inscribed circular designs.

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