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90/1074 Bowl, porcelain, Lucie Rie, Albion Mews, Paddington, London, England, 1960-1965. Click to enlarge.

Porcelain bowl by Lucie Rie

This porcelain bowl with a brown oxide glaze was made in London in 1962 by Lucie Rie, an influential modernist potter. Born and trained in Vienna, Austria, Lucie Rie went to London in 1938 and set up a pottery studio at Albion Mews, Paddington, in which she worked from 1946 with Hans Coper, until her death in 1995. Her simple, precisely thrown and decorated 'urbane' pottery challenged the dominant philosophy of Bernard Leach. Rie introduced modernism to British pottery.

Before World War II, …


Object No.


Object Statement

Bowl, porcelain, Lucie Rie, Albion Mews, Paddington, London, England, 1960-1965

Physical Description

Bowl, porcelain, made by Lucie Rie, Albion Mews, Paddington, London, England, 1960-1965

Bowl of wheel thrown white porcelain. The body has slightly curved sides which terminate at the top in a wide mouth with sharp fine rim and at the base in a narrow indented piriform base. The whole excluding resting surface dipped in a brown oxide glaze. Decorated both inside and out with a finely incised sgraffito hatched design divided by two thicker graffito lines into a thick centre band and a lower and upper band.


Under base, stamp, stylised LR



130 mm



The bowl was made by Lucie Rie at Albion Mews, Paddington, London, England about 1960.



  • 1960-1965


The bowl was part of a consignment of Lucie Rie ceramics imported into Australia between 1960-1965 by the Sydney retail store Artes Studios.


Credit Line

Purchased 1990

Acquisition Date

7 December 1990

Cite this Object


Porcelain bowl by Lucie Rie 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 August 2021, <>


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