The story of Pillin Pottery is really the story of Polia Pillin herself. She was born Polia Sukonic in Poland in 1909. She immigrated to the United States in 1924 at the age of 15. She made her home in Chicago, and worked long hours in the garment district. She spent her evenings at the local Jewish Peoples Institute learning both painting and sculpture.
In 1927 she met William Pillin, a Ukrainian immigrant who was just one year younger than Polia. Polia made her last known piece in 1991, a year before her death in 1992. The body of work from Pillin Pottery often depicts women, fish, horses, and other animals. Her work has been described as Byzantine in style, with similarities to the work of Chagall. But of course, the work of Polia Pillin is flavored with her own unique artistic vision.
This Pillin vase has a beautiful hand painted scene with women catching fish. The vase is a pleasure to view. As you turn the vase, the women change. The vase is a cylinder but is stepped in the middle making for a very unique look. Beautifully done and a pleasure to admire. Perfect decorator piece. Displays perfectly from all sides and angles.
Exceptional vase in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze and free of repairs. Normal minor crazing. Very small glaze burst. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. Please review the high resolution pictures because they are part of the description. The pictures are taken with a macro lens which show exceptional detail. Please review each picture carefully and contact with any questions. I cannot detect any repairs or modifications.
Dimensions are below.
Authentic and signed appropriately with the Pillin symbol.
H: 9", O:1 7/8, B:2" ID 1863
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