Kitty Shepherd (British, born 1960) 'Mariposa Nocturna': A Large Slipware Vase, executed 2019

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Kitty Shepherd (British, born 1960)
'Mariposa Nocturna': A Large Slipware Vase, executed 2019

Sold for £ 2,231 (US$ 2,933) inc. premium
Kitty Shepherd (British, born 1960)
'Mariposa Nocturna': A Large Slipware Vase, executed 2019
depicting 12 species of butterflies and moths from around the world, the form of coil built red Staffordshire earthenware and decorated with applied slips with sgrafitto; on a background of pale duck-egg blue slip with a transparent gloss glaze finish inside and out
48.3cm high, signed and dated, and impressed 'KS'

Footnotes

  • Kitty Shepherd is a British studio ceramic artist known for her bold use of colour with slip. She describes the natural world and popular iconography in a way that is totally unique in the ceramic discipline.

    List of species illustrated:

    Callimorpha equitalis (Chinese tiger moth)
    Mesosemia croesus (Croesus eye-mark butterfly)
    Hestia lynceus (Tree-nymph butterfly)
    Atmandia lidderdali (Bhutan glory, swallow tail butterfly)
    Neochera mamorea (Moth)
    Delias castaneus (Butterfly)
    Arachnis dilecta (Moth)
    Euplagia quadripunctaria (Jersey tiger moth)
    Troides priamus (New Guinea birdwing butterfly)
    Callicore lyca (butterfly)
    Luropterix apollonia (Apollo metalmark butterfly)
    Pharmacophagus antenor (Madagascar giant swallowtail butterfly)

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the estimate should read £1800-2000.
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Kitty Shepherd (British, born 1960) 'Mariposa Nocturna': A Large Slipware Vase, executed 2019
Kitty Shepherd (British, born 1960) 'Mariposa Nocturna': A Large Slipware Vase, executed 2019
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