Hand-thrown mid-century modern porcelain vase by master potter - F. J. Von Tury. Hand decorated with a large blossom and leaves in brown, blue, and ochre hues on a pale ice blue ground. Hand inscribed with the artist's signature on the bottom
Stands at 10" high x 5" diameter (at their widest point.)
In EXCELLENT - MINT condition with no cracks, chips, crazing, or issues of note.
Francis Joseph von Tury (1901 - 1992) was a fourth generation Hungarian potter. After emigrating to the US in 1929 he invented a unique "single firing" process for porcelain which is now the industry standard. Equally renowned for his talent as an artisan - his work initially gained fame at the 1935 and 1939 World Fairs. Throughout the balance of his lengthy career "Joe" maintained an atelier studio while consulting with porcelain manufacturers worldwide. Along with creating bodies of work for partners such as Georg Jensen. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institute.
C+V HOME has come to love and collect Vontury porcelain. Their ground hues ranging from pale ice blue to cream to celadon green. Check our shop for additional Vontury listings as we frequently add new items.
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SOLD: Mid-Century Modern Tall Baluster Vase in Ice Blue by F. J. Von Tury
In EXCELLENT - MINT condition with no cracks, chips, crazing, or issues of note. Note that there are some surface "bumps" that occurred during firing on the interior. See photos for details.