I was moved to tears to find the exact tile I'd had to leave behind when we moved from Toronto, installed in the walls of one room.
Wait, it gets better. The original owner, D., found my post while searching for images of his work, and the gallery manager confirmed that I was the buyer.
D. contacted me to say she has other pieces for sale; she has decided to sell her collection as part of a retirement downsizing. I chose four soup bowls. Here we are, each holding one.
She is selling several Ostermann serving plates, which also look beautiful hung. His work is part of the permanent collection at London's Victoria & Albert Museum and, as I keep saying, there simply will not be more. The plates have never been used.
If interested, send me an e-mail (see bottom of right-side menu bar) and I'll put you in touch with D. Prices range from $65-$125.
I was delighted to meet D., an ebullient, charming bonne vivante who is an art collector and herself a potter. How wonderfully the world brings us people!
These events have been like a potter's wheel, each turn bringing a discovery, a gift. I only wish the gracious, kind Mathias Ostermann could witness how we continue to cherish his work.