Fine Large Glazed Stoneware Jar - Malcolm Pepper
This impressive stoneware jar was made by Malcolm Pepper (1937 - 1980) during the 1970s. It is "heavily-potted" and very attractively decorated as our detailed images show; no further description is needed!
Height 24 cm (9.5 inches), diameter 31 cm (12.25 inches). It is in perfect condition.
For information: the founder of this business, Brian Page (1937 - 2018), was a personal friend of Malcolm Pepper. Brian used to visit Malcolm and buy pots from him "direct from the kiln" (literally, sometimes when they were still warm having just been taken out of the kiln), as he did with this jar. It should be noted that this jar does not have an impressed seal. Malcolm Pepper did not apply his seal to all of his pots (see reference to this below). Brian had quite a collection of "Pepperpots" as he liked to call them. This jar was sold by Brian shortly before his death in 2018 and we have now re-acquired it. A rare opportunity to purchase such a fine "Pepperpot".
Malcolm Pepper (British 1937-1980):
Pieces by Malcolm Pepper very rarely come on the market because of their scarcity. At the very moment of his recognition by the art establishment, with a substantial exhibition in 1980 of over one hundred works at the Casson Gallery in London, he died aged just 44 years old, shortly before it opened. A further reason his pieces are so rare is because he had very high standards, and would destroy any of them with which he was unsatisfied.
His work is in the Chinese style, more closely related to that of William Staite Murray than Bernard Leach. It is said that he was once visited by the Director of the V& A Museum's Oriental Ceramics Department and asked to mark his work due its having been regularly mistaken for early Chinese.
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