California native Victoria Morris has been making pottery of various sorts for half of her life. Inspired by midcentury Scandinavian forms as well as traditional Japanese aesthetics and craftsmanship, Victoria emphasizes simplicity of form as well as the beauty found in the subtle, random imperfections inherent to traditional pottery. Working from her studio in Echo Park, CA, she throws each piece by hand, creating a variety of functional objects and art pieces that are uniquely her own.
Late-19th-century tapering square hand-painted chinoiserie vase with vibrant
flowering branches in yellow, red, blue, green and gold gilt accents. Marked "Hand Painted, Nippon" with the Morimura Brothers, Japan hallmark. Light wear, loss of gold.
Large matte finish cobalt blue Limoges vase with
silver and gold fans as well as colorful iridescent flowers from the French Art Deco period, 1890-1920. Signed “E.J. Cummings” and stamped “Limoges, France.” Some wear with scuffs to sides.
Large deep blue and amber thick Murano-style art
glass sculptural vase with scalloped rim, fluted cornucopia flower-shaped body, leaves and curled base. No maker's mark. Light wear with a few scratches.