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Teardrop Bottle with Tigereye Glaze

A work made of earthenware.

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

1963

Artist:

Gertrud Natzler
American, born Austria, 1908–1971
Otto Natzler
American, born Austria, 1908–2007

About this artwork

Gertrud and Otto Natzler’s artistic relationship was highly collaborative: Gertrud created the forms of their earthenware pieces, while Otto formulated and applied the dramatic glazes. The couple’s dignified Teardrop Bottle epitomizes the harmonious synthesis between form and glaze that the Natzlers so often achieved. The brown, smoky gray, and mottled yellow tigereye glaze fuses with the graceful form of the body, which Otto described as “ascend[ing] slowly upward with a slight curve, as if turning onto itself, only to change direction faintly just before ending.”

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Artist

Gertrud Natzler

Title

Teardrop Bottle with Tigereye Glaze

Origin

Los Angeles

Date

1963

Medium

Earthenware

Inscriptions

Base hand lettered in black block letters: "NATZLER" Natzler number: "M633"

Dimensions

25.1 × 11.1 × 10.8 cm (9 7/8 × 4 3/8 × 4 1/4 in.) Diam. top: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Diam. base: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Francis Clow Thayer, Alschuler Philanthropic Fund, and Mary Louise Womer

Reference Number

1963.1162

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