Rosso Antico Bust of George II, England, non-period and non-factory, the bust mounted atop a tapering square plinth, impressed spurious Wedgwood marks, ht. 8 in. Literature: Ars Ceramica, number 11, 1994. Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Colima effigy vessel, Mexico, 200 BC-AD 200. Ceremonial terra cotta in the form of a bound prisoner. Intact with no restoration.
Carved wooden phallus with evidence of ritual use, mid- to late 20th c. On custom metal display stand.
The intricate, delicately tuned detail mapped across the surface of Dixie Biggs' pots explore the shape and form of interlocking and natural patterns. Biggs’ careful method of woodturning carves out and unlocks the form from large, rough wooden logs. “Feeling Lucky”s surface is formed from a dense cluster of clover leaves, and the interplay of texture, light and shadow in the carving creates a particularly sharp dynamic wherein the pot half-appears to be ‘consumed’ by growth, heightening the sculptural affectation of the functional vessel.