Gertrud & Otto Natzler

(1908 - 1971) and (1908-2007)

LA Modern Featured Artist Gertrud & Otto Natzler

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Husband and wife, Gertrud and Otto Natzler are internationally known for their collaborative pottery from 1933–1971. The Natzlers experimented with glaze and body, and in the process harmoniously fused the two together to create an expression of invisible unity, a feat for modern art. Gertrud focused on the form, which she skillfully created on the wheel, while Otto did not compete with Gertrud’s immense talent, and instead concentrated on the glaze. Otto invented over 2,000 glazes and various firing techniques. He carefully chose the glaze and method of firing to match the form of Gertrud’s pots to always form the perfect skin.

    • Lot 173
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • executed c. 1950
    • Studio
    • Chartreuse glazed ceramic
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • LAMA would like Gail Natzler for her gracious assistance in cataloguing this work.
    • 5.5″ x 7.5″ diameter (14 cm x 19 cm diameter)
    • Provenance: Property from an Important West Coast Collection
    • December 16, 2012 Auction
    • Estimate: $5,000 – 7,000
    • Lot 174
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • executed c. 1954
    • Studio
    • Sky pale blue glazed ceramic
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • LAMA would like Gail Natzler for her gracious assistance in cataloguing this work.
    • 3.5″ x 7.5″ diameter (9 cm x 18.5 cm diameter)
    • Provenance: Property from an Important West Coast Collection
    • December 16, 2012 Auction
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized: $4,375
    • Lot 172
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • executed c. 1945
    • Studio
    • Velvet Chartreuse glazed ceramic
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • LAMA would like Gail Natzler for her gracious assistance in cataloguing this work.
    • 3.5″ x 5.875″ x 5.6875″ (9 cm x 15 cm x 14.5 cm)
    • December 16, 2012 Auction
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized: $3,375
  • Otto & Gertrud Natzler - Inset tiles on Edward Wormley occassional table
    • Lot 100
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Inset tiles on Edward Wormley occassional table
    • May 22, 2005 Auction
    • Estimate $10,000 – 15,000
    • Realized $11,950
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler Bowl
    • Lot 65
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • Studio
    • 1965
    • Earth Crater glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. N623
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “N623″
    • 4″ x 8.625″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $5,000 – 7,000
    • Realized: $9,375
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler Bowl
    • Lot 67
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • Studio
    • 1967
    • Moss Green Hares Fur glaze with crystals
    • Natzler inventory no. N931
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “N931″
    • 4.25″ x 6″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $5,000 – 7,000
    • Realized: $6,250
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Bottle
    • Lot 63
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bottle
    • Studio
    • 1964
    • Midnight Sky dark blue crystalline glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. N299
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “N299″
    • 8″ x 4″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $4,000 – 6,000
    • Realized: $5,000
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler Bowl
    • Lot 70
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • Studio
    • 1958
    • Mystic blue glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. J312
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “J312″
    • 2.25″ x 5.375″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $4,000 – 6,000
    • Realized: $4,375
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler Bowl
    • Lot 66
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • Studio
    • 1955
    • Pale Green Crater glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. G679
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • 3″ x 10″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized: $5,312.50
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Tall bottle with lip
    • Lot 71
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Tall bottle with lip
    • 1962
    • Green Crystalline glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. M208
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “M208″
    • 11.5″ x 2.625″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized: $3,125
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler Bowl
    • Lot 69
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • Studio
    • 1950
    • Chartreuse glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. B541
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • 5.375″ x 4.625″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized: $3,125
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler Bowl
    • Lot 68
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Bowl
    • Studio
    • 1962
    • Green Crystalline glaze
    • Natzler inventory no. L897
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “L897″
    • 2.625″ x 5.75″ diameter
    • May 6, 2012
    • Estimate: $2,500 – 3,500
    • Realized: $3,750
  • Natzler - Monumental Vase
    • Lot 257
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Monumental vase
    • 1957
    • Glazed ceramic
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory “J139″
    • Approx. 18″ x 14″
    • December 11, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate: $100,000 – 150,000
    • Realized: $93,750
  • Natzler Tea Set
    • Lot 258
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Tea set
    • c. 1940s
    • Studio
    • Cups signed “G.O.N.” ; others signed “Natzler”
    • Comprised of a teapot with lid and stand, creamer, sugar bowl, plate with curved sides, and 4 cups and saucers Teapot with lid and stand: 4.5″ x 9.75″ x 7″; Creamer: 1.5″ x 5.25″ x 4.5″; Sugar: 1.5″ x 4.75″; Strainer plate: 1.5″ x 4.875″ x 3.75″; Cups 1.5″ x 5.25″ x 4.75″; Saucer: 5.875″ d
    • December 11, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate: $30,000 – 50,000
    • Realized: $56,250
  • Natzler Glazed Ceramic
    • Lot 259
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Glazed ceramic
    • 1962
    • Signed Natzler and retains inventory label “L964″
    • 2.125″ x 5.5″
    • December 11, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized: $8,125
  • Natzler - Round ceramic bowl
    • Lot 205
    • Round ceramic bowl
    • Gray Earth Crater glaze
    • Studio, executed circa 1952
    • 1”h x 4.5”diameter
    • Signed
    • June 26, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate $1,500 – 2,000
    • Realized $2,125
  • Natzler - Rare small ceramic
    • Lot 207
    • Rare small ceramic
    • Green cyrstalline glaze
    • Studio, executed circa 1940
    • 1.75”h x 1.5” x 1”
    • Signed “G.O.N.”
    • June 26, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate $2,000 – 3,000
    • Realized $3,750
  • Natzler - Oval ceramic bowl
    • Lot 208
    • Oval ceramic bowl
    • Turquoise glaze
    • Studio, executed circa 1964
    • 3.75”h x 9.25”diameter x 6.5”
    • Signed
    • June 26, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate $3,000 – 5,000
    • Realized $3,750
  • Natzler - Round ceramic bowl
    • Lot 209
    • Round ceramic bowl
    • Olive and Steel Blue glaze
    • Studio, executed circa 1962
    • 3.5”h x 8”diameter
    • Signed
    • June 26, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate: $2,500 – 3,500
    • Realized: $3,175
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Rare miniature ceramic
    • 348
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Rare miniature ceramic
    • Green Crystalline Glaze
    • executed 1965
    • Studio
    • Signed “n”
    • .875”h x 1.125”diameter
    • (2.2cm x 2.9cm diameter)
    • March 6, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate $1,500 – 2,000
    • Realized $3,750
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Ceramic bowl, Oval Ceramic Bowl
    • 349 (left)
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Ceramic bowl
    • Lapis Lazuli glaze
    • 1951
    • Studio
    • Natzler inventory #C404
    • Signed “natzler”
    • 3.625”h x 9.625” x 7.25”
    • (9cm x 18cm x 25cm)
    • March 6, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate: $4,000 – 5,000
    • 350 (right)
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Oval ceramic bowl
    • Gray earth crater glaze
    • 1952
    • Studio
    • Natzler inventory #D572
    • Signed “natzler”
    • 1.875”h x 5.25” x 4.25”
    • (5.7cm x 13.3cm x 10.8cm)
    • March 6, 2011 Auction
    • Estimate: $3,000 – 4,000
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Glazed Bowl
    • 426
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Glazed Bowl
    • Studio, circa 1958
    • Ceramic bowl with green and brown crater glaze with drop
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • 7.5”h x 10.25”diameter
    • October 17, 2010 Auction
    • Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000
    • Realized: $39,813
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Glazed Bowl
    • 429
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Glazed Bowl
    • Studio, 1950
    • Ceramic bowl with green lavastone glaze
    • Sold with catalogue from The American
    • Craft Museum, 1993
    • Signed “Natzler” with label “C196”
    • 3.63”h x 7.25”
    • October 17, 2010 Auction
    • Estimate: $6,000 – 8,000
    • Realized: $6,738
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Glazed Bowl
    • 433
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Glazed Bowl
    • Studio, circa 1965
    • Ceramic bowl with bright green glaze
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • 1.875”h x 6.5”
    • October 17, 2010 Auction
    • Estimate: $2,500 – 3,500
    • Realized: $2,083
  • Otto & Gertrud Natzler, Double curved bowl with red glaze
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Double curved bowl with red glaze
    • Natzler inventory #C787
    • Studio, executed 1951
    • Signed “Natzler”
    • 15”diameter
    • Sold with a Natzler exhibition catalogue and a rare brochure describing the red glazes
    • December 6, 2009 Auction
    • Realized: $9,187.50
  • Otto & Gertrud Natzler, Bowl with green mariposa glaze with melt fissures
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Bowl with green mariposa glaze with melt fissures
    • Natzler inventory #L739
    • Studio, executed 1961
    • Signed “Natzler” and retains paper label “L739”
    • Sold with a Natzler book
    • 3”h x 6” diameter
    • December 6, 2009 Auction
    • Realized: $4,655
  • Otto & Gertrud Natzler, Wind Bells
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Wind Bells
    • Natzler inventory #M418 and #N241
    • December 6, 2009 Auction
    • Realized: $9,800
  • Otto & Gertrud Natzler Ceramic Teardrop bottle with slight lip, reddish-brown stoneware clay with green crystalline glaze
    • Lot 261
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Ceramic Teardrop bottle with slight lip, reddish-brown stoneware clay with green crystalline glaze
    • Executed 1957
    • Signed and retains paper label “H386”
    • 15”h
    • May 22, 2005 Auction
    • Estimate: $6,000 – 9,000
    • Realized: $10,456.25
  • Gertrud & Otto Natzler - Spherical Vase, Closed Form
    • Lot 151
    • Gertrud & Otto Natzler
    • Spherical Vase, Closed Form
    • Terra-cotta with velvet blue matt glaze, partially glazed flowing
    • Executed 1940
    • Natzler Inventory #490
    • Signed ”G&O Natzler”
    • Estimate $6,000 – 8,000
    • May 23, 2010 Auction
    • Realized: $7,350