Very Large Ed Moulthrop Leopard Maple Turned Wood Bowl Rare For Sale
VERY LARGE ED MOULTHROP LEOPARD MAPLE TURNED WOOD BOWL RARE
I have recently purchased an exquisite turned wood bowl, for want of a better word, actually an impressive art work. It is by Edward Moulthrop and is from the estate of Warner LeRoy.
This listing is for a large and impressive original Edward Moulthrop turned wood bowl. The bowl measures 24 inches or 61 cm high, and is 21 inches or 53 cm in diameter has an open diameter of 12 inches or 30 cm. This is a giant and one of the larger pieces made by the artist. The bowl is in excellent condition. (Please note any white spots are from lighting glare and not on the bowl).
The bowl is all hand turned, and has a large "mouth" and even larger body. The large bowl sits on a foot consisting of four turnings. These turnings and the bowl have been turned from a single piece of wood, pretty amazing.The maple is light with natural burl. It is marked on the bottom “ED MOULTHROP LEOPARD MAPLE ACER RUBRUM 013903” and his burned in monogram.
Edward Moulthrop (1916-2003) is credited as the "father of modern wood turning", and was a noted architect and professor. He is best known as a wood turning artist whose art helped transform the genre into a widely respected art form. Moulthrop's vessels are admired for a number of reasons. Their scale is larger than most other pieces. It was not uncommon to see him turning a large, 5-foot-tall (1.5 m) piece on the lathe in his home workshop. Because of these large scale projects, Moulthrop had to invent a lot of his own tools. Another innovation of his was his use of polyethylene glycol (PEG) to help prevent cracking in his more advanced pieces. His turned wood pieces would be coated with a clear finish that would be as smooth as glass.
Shipping anywhere in the US via UPSGround with full insurance is $250.00. This because of the oversize dimensions of the piece and it's high value. Shipping can be arranged anywhere so International buyers please email me for a shipping quote.
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