Mama mia …. the lines, the shape, the color!

Sometimes the best things come in small packages … haven’t we all heard that?  A good example is this sublime 3.3/4 in. | 9.5 cm. x  4.1/2 in. | 11.5 cm. porcelain vase made in 1920 by the very accomplished American ceramist Adelaide Robineau.  I can’t get over the intensity of the color and its unusual form.

Robineau is considered by many to be one of the most important ceramists of the turn of the 20th century and is best known for her “Scarab Vase” now in a private collection.  She experimented with glazes and forms rather than focusing on applying external decoration to more traditional shapes.  We can certainly see that in this minimalist gem!
Photo credit: © Rago Auction House.  The vase is offered in their Glass/Ceramics sale on 11 June 2011, lot 233, estimate: US$12,000 – 18,000