Bart van der Leck, Ceramics

Bart van der Leck (1876-1958)

Ceramics

Exclusive collection of glazed terracotta pottery with abstract decor

This collection of decorative pottery origins directly from the family of the artist who acquired it by inheritance.
The objects have never been on the market before and remained in Van der Leck’s studio until his death in 1958.

 

All pieces are signed by the artist, some are also dated.

According to information from the family, Bart van der Leck’s ceramic objects were manufactured as biscuit-baked objects, to the artist’s design, at a local pottery.

Van der Leck glazed and fired the objects himself in one of his own two kilns. He obtained the raw materials for the glaze from the company Bidtel from Meissen in Germany. Every piece is unique and he only signed the pieces that met his high quality standard.

 

Large decorative vase, glazed terracotta, with abstract decor 1941, 21 x 21 x 29.5 cm.
Monumental vase, unique example and absolute masterpiece from this collection.
Signed and dated on the bottom: B vd L’41

Price: Sold to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, July 2023.

 

Tableau with three glazed terracotta decorative tiles with stylized decor ‘Fish’, ‘Sparrow’ and ‘Apple’ set in plaster in a monochrome painted wooden frame.

Design tiles: ca. 1936 -1939
Dimensions: 46 x 19.3 x 2.4 cm.

These tiles were framed, in commission of Van der Leck, by his son in law the Dutch sculptor Jan Schonk.
It was hanging in Van der Leck’s living room in his studio/country-house in Blaricum.

Price: on request

 

Decorative plate, glazed terracotta  with abstract decor, 1937, 30.5 x 4 cm.
Signed and dated: B vd L’37

Price: Sold at the BRAFA art fair 2023 to the MFAH (Museum of Fine Arts Houston) Texas USA

 

Decorative cup, glazed terracotta, with an abstract decoration all around on the inside and outside, 1936
10 x 9.5 cm.,
Signed and dated: B vd L’36

Price: Sold at the BRAFA art fair 2023 to a private collector.

 

Decorative tile, glazed terracotta with abstract decor of a beehive, 1940s
12.5 x 12.5 cm.
Signed: B vd L

Price: on request

 

Decorative tile, glazed terracotta with abstract decoration of a goat lamb, 1940s
12.3 x 12.3 cm.
Signed: B vd L

Price: on request

 

Decorative tile, glazed terracotta  with abstract decor of a goat, 1940s
12.5 x 12.5 cm.
Signed: B vd L

Price: on request

 

Decorative tile, glazed terracotta with abstract decor of a fish, 1936
12 x 12.5 cm.
Signed: B vd L

Price: sold at the BRAFA to a private collector

 

Decorative tile, glazed terracotta  with abstract decor of a goat lamb, 1940s
12.5 x 12.5 cm.
Signed: B vd L

Price: on request

 

We have obtained a photograph from the family archive that was commissioned by Van der Leck to the Dutch photographer Nico Jesse in the 1950s

Jesse photographed a collection of ceramics in the artist’s studio with almost the same objects as the objects from the collection ceramics offered here.
We see a plate, a row of tiles and a decorative jar together with a large vase on the table.

It is very special we can offer you a collection today that is so closely related to this historic photo from the studio of Van der Leck.

 

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