Service for Twelve, 1972–73
Beatrice Wood’s fascination with luster began as a young visitor to museums where she saw Persian luster plates. In the 1930s, Wood took a pottery class in order to develop her own techniques for lusterware, a trial that would become a lifelong pursuit. While historically luster was used as surface decoration on already-glazed forms, Wood worked with in-glaze luster. Gold lustrous glaze became her trademark and she often used it on classically inspired vessels such as the chalice seen here.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 2.1 x 28 cm (13/16 x 11 in.)
It has the following markings
Painted in black on underside: "BEATO"