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Auction archive: Lot number 204

Patrick Swift (1927-1983) View of a Girl

Estimate
€1,927 - €1,983
ca. US$2,096 - US$2,156
Price realised:
€750
ca. US$815
Auction archive: Lot number 204

Patrick Swift (1927-1983) View of a Girl

Estimate
€1,927 - €1,983
ca. US$2,096 - US$2,156
Price realised:
€750
ca. US$815
Beschreibung:

Patrick Swift (1927-1983) View of a Girl Through a Curtain Pottery charger, 40cm (15¾") Signed and dated (19)'80 verso Patrick Swift had been living with his wife Oonagh and three daughters, Katherine, Estella and Juliette in London for a number of years before emigrating to Portugal in 1962. Originally intended as an extended visit, they remained living in the Algarve and in 1968, with the help of Portuguese artist Lima de Freitas established Porches Pottery in the town of Porches near Lagoa. From the beginning, the emphasis in their designs was to be on free painting within the established style, merging an original unaffected form of design with traditional patterns and techniques. Portuguese azulejos (typical local tin-glazed ceramic tile-work crafted in the traditional manner known as majolica) were revived. Using this method, Swift created exquisite tile murals, notably that in the Café Bar Bacchus adjoining the pottery. He also fashioned earthenware chargers, such as those included in this sale, which he then hand-painted and glazed, again in the majolica style. The girl depicted is thought to be his daughter Juliette, who, like her sisters, worked in the pottery as a teenager and studied under her fathers guidance. Today the pottery is run by the two surviving members of the Swift family, Estella and Juliette, who continue to manage the pottery and design new patterns for both the shop and commissioned works. Patrick Swift (1927-1983) View of a Girl Through a Curtain Pottery charger, 40cm (15¾") Signed and dated (19)'80 verso Patrick Swift had been living with his wife Oonagh and three daughters, Katherine, Estella and Juliette in London for a number of years before emigrating to Portugal in 1962. Originally intended as an extended visit, they remained living in the Algarve and in 1968, with the help of Portuguese artist Lima de Freitas established Porches Pottery in the town of Porches near Lagoa. From the beginning, the emphasis in their designs was to be on free painting within the established style, merging an original unaffected form of design with traditional patterns and techniques. Portuguese azulejos (typical local tin-glazed ceramic tile-work crafted in the traditional manner known as majolica) were revived. Using this method, Swift created exquisite tile murals, notably that in the Café Bar Bacchus adjoining the pottery. He also fashioned earthenware chargers, such as those included in this sale, which he then hand-painted and glazed, again in the majolica style. The girl depicted is thought to be his daughter Juliette, who, like her sisters, worked in the pottery as a teenager and studied under her fathers guidance. Today the pottery is run by the two surviving members of the Swift family, Estella and Juliette, who continue to manage the pottery and design new patterns for both the shop and commissioned works.

Auction archive: Lot number 204
Auction:
Datum:
2 Dec 2015
Auction house:
Adams's
St Stephens Green 26
D02 X665 Dublin 2
Ireland
[email protected]
+353-1-6760261)
Beschreibung:

Patrick Swift (1927-1983) View of a Girl Through a Curtain Pottery charger, 40cm (15¾") Signed and dated (19)'80 verso Patrick Swift had been living with his wife Oonagh and three daughters, Katherine, Estella and Juliette in London for a number of years before emigrating to Portugal in 1962. Originally intended as an extended visit, they remained living in the Algarve and in 1968, with the help of Portuguese artist Lima de Freitas established Porches Pottery in the town of Porches near Lagoa. From the beginning, the emphasis in their designs was to be on free painting within the established style, merging an original unaffected form of design with traditional patterns and techniques. Portuguese azulejos (typical local tin-glazed ceramic tile-work crafted in the traditional manner known as majolica) were revived. Using this method, Swift created exquisite tile murals, notably that in the Café Bar Bacchus adjoining the pottery. He also fashioned earthenware chargers, such as those included in this sale, which he then hand-painted and glazed, again in the majolica style. The girl depicted is thought to be his daughter Juliette, who, like her sisters, worked in the pottery as a teenager and studied under her fathers guidance. Today the pottery is run by the two surviving members of the Swift family, Estella and Juliette, who continue to manage the pottery and design new patterns for both the shop and commissioned works. Patrick Swift (1927-1983) View of a Girl Through a Curtain Pottery charger, 40cm (15¾") Signed and dated (19)'80 verso Patrick Swift had been living with his wife Oonagh and three daughters, Katherine, Estella and Juliette in London for a number of years before emigrating to Portugal in 1962. Originally intended as an extended visit, they remained living in the Algarve and in 1968, with the help of Portuguese artist Lima de Freitas established Porches Pottery in the town of Porches near Lagoa. From the beginning, the emphasis in their designs was to be on free painting within the established style, merging an original unaffected form of design with traditional patterns and techniques. Portuguese azulejos (typical local tin-glazed ceramic tile-work crafted in the traditional manner known as majolica) were revived. Using this method, Swift created exquisite tile murals, notably that in the Café Bar Bacchus adjoining the pottery. He also fashioned earthenware chargers, such as those included in this sale, which he then hand-painted and glazed, again in the majolica style. The girl depicted is thought to be his daughter Juliette, who, like her sisters, worked in the pottery as a teenager and studied under her fathers guidance. Today the pottery is run by the two surviving members of the Swift family, Estella and Juliette, who continue to manage the pottery and design new patterns for both the shop and commissioned works.

Auction archive: Lot number 204
Auction:
Datum:
2 Dec 2015
Auction house:
Adams's
St Stephens Green 26
D02 X665 Dublin 2
Ireland
[email protected]
+353-1-6760261)
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