A superior footed bowl by British sculptor and ceramicist Andrew Broughton-Tompkins created c. 1975 in the Raku style with a dominant yellow ware type ground, embellished with splashes of green rings, the bottom of the bowl having a brown enamel. The everted rim has a cavetto while the outside of the bowl is encircle with a band of incised "nail heads" or medallions. The bowl sits atop a finely crafted receptacle atop a graduated terraced foot whose underside is quite striking.
The bowl is intentionally distressed, but has acquired crazing, but is in otherwise excellent condition. The underside is signed with Broughton's Arabic name Qadir, roughly translated strong as a fortress.
We have some limited provenance which makes us the second owner of this first rate bowl.