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A large and early Edward Moulthrop (American, 1916-2003) turned and figured tulipwood bowl, one side with light wood vertical splice running the full height of the bowl and a smaller vertical splice to another side. Artist's cipher or monogram and inscribed signature MOULTHROP on the base. 9" H x 14" dia. Circa 1970's. Biography: Ed Moulthrop was a self-taught woodturner, known as the father of modern woodturning. His interest in wood began as a child and he bought his first lathe when he was a teenager. Moulthrop received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio in 1939 and his graduate degree in architecture from Princeton University in New Jersey in 1941. After completing school, he taught architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and later practiced as an architect. Wood remained a hobby during his time as an architect. In the 1970s, he resigned from architecture to pursue woodturning professionally. Moulthrop was most famous for his large-scale turned bowls, made from domestic woods, usually spherical or elliptical with polished clear finishes and he designed and built most of his equipment to accommodate the large size of his pieces. His work is exhibited in many musuems including the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Renwick Gallery, White House Collection of American Crafts, and Museum of Arts and Design, among others. (Adapted from New Georgia Encyclopedia).
PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, TN collection.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Splice repairs appear to be original to or in the making of the bowl, both have putty infill. Some areas of vertical wood shrinkage around the rim together with a couple of fleabites, all with putty infill, all appear to be in the making. Some natural wood shrinkage noted to the base.