£173,000 or £2.25?
IKEA or icon? One is made by Lucie Rie, the Austro-British potter who, says Allum, was ‘the doyenne of the studio ceramics world’. The other is by Britain’s favourite purveyor of meatballs. ‘Rie was a very innovative ceramicist and a strong woman. People enjoy investing in that reputation – her powerful paredback angle is important.’ So, which is museum-quality and which is machine-washable?