A Maud O'Reilly Kookaburra 1926
Lot 254Ω
A Maud O'Reilly painted pottery figure of a Kookaburra circa 1926
Sold for AU$ 14,400 (US$ 13,478) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Maud O'Reilly painted pottery figure of a Kookaburra
circa 1926
in rich tones of cobalt, mauve, brown, grey and white, seated on a pedestal covered with gum leaves and gum nuts glazed grey and rich turqoise, 29cm high Incised signature M. OReilly, painted signature MAUD OReilly , Titled Kookaburra, dated 1926 AUS/BIKO

Footnotes

  • Maud O'Reilly (1886 - 1971) was a student of the L. J. Harvey School.
    Her pottery reflects her keen interest in form and proportion and the subtleties that can be realized with fine glazing techniques.
    Whilst in Britain with her husband in the mid 1920s, a number of her works were exhibited in a number of exhibitions including that at The Royal Academy, 1926, where she exhibited a figure of a kookaburra No. 1445.
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