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Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session II

Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 725

Polia Pillin (1909-1992), 3 Glazed Ceramic Vases

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for

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$100 $25
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$3,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from a Savannah, Georgia Estate


Polia Pillin (Polish/American, 1909-1992), 3 Glazed Ceramic Vases, all signed on the underside, comprising a tall blue vase painted with woman holding flowers (chip to glaze on rim), a wide vase (6 x 6 in.) painted with girl holding balloon, bird and dancer and a 5 1/2 in. vase painted with girl holding kite and bird (frit to glaze on rim).

Polia Pillin was a Polish painter and potter known for her distinctive ceramic pieces. Painted with delicate images of women, horses, and birds, her works have a whimsical quality reminiscent of the French-Russian artist Marc Chagall. “In short, humble clay becomes a medium for painting,” Pillin said. “The limit of which is defined only by the zeal and inspiration of the artist.” Born Polia Sukonic in 1909 in Poland, she immigrated with her family to the United States at age 15. She went on to study sculpture and painting at the Jewish People’s Institute in Chicago. In 1927, she met her future husband the Ukrainian immigrant poet William Pillin. The artist and her husband moved to Los Angeles in 1948, where she transformed their garage into her pottery studio. She died in Los Angeles, CA in 1992. Today, her works are held in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Fine Art and the Syracuse Museum of Fine Art. (Artnet)

Measurements: Height: of largest 10 1/4 in. x Width: 4 3/4 in. x Depth: 3 in.


Good condition, see description.

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