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Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1950   item# 904705

Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #2
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

This unusual 5.25" enamel was found in a Cleveland house sale, so was probably drawn by a Cleveland artist, where enameling was an important design focus at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art. This piece is titled "Waiting for the Jury" and appears to satirize either a writer, editor, or attorney.

On the back are ma ...click for details



Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1950   item# 904703

Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #1
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

This unusual 5.25" enamel was found in a Cleveland house sale, so was probably drawn by a Cleveland artist, where enameling was an important design focus at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art. This piece is titled "Misplaced Comma" and appears to satirize either a writer, editor, or attorney.

On the back are marks t ...click for details



James Modarelli Cleveland School Art Enamel Copper

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1980   item# 904693

James Modarelli Cleveland School Art Enamel Copper
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$195.00 

This outstanding 5.75" porcelain enamel on copper was made in 1979 by James Modarelli (d. 2002), who graduated from the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art in 1938 and for many years was a designer for NASA. The abstract application of color creates a unique and expressive landscape effect.

This piece is personalized with gilt let ...click for details



German Porcelain Musician Trumpet Player Figurine #3

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Porcelain: Pre 1960   item# 904675

German Porcelain Musician Trumpet Player Figurine #3
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$75.00 

This beautifully detailed 7-3/8" t. figurine is an example of German china-porcelain, with hand-painted colors. The piece has a mark that is unknown to me, with two capital K letters (the right one reversed), a small cloverleaf at the top and a small crown at the bottom, both between the KK. Beneatht he mark is the word Germany in italic type.
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German Porcelain Musician Clarinet Player Figurine #2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Porcelain: Pre 1970   item# 904672

German Porcelain Musician Clarinet Player Figurine #2
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautifully detailed 7.5" t. figurine is an example of German china-porcelain, with hand-painted colors. The piece has a mark that is unknown to me, with two capital K letters (the right one reversed), a small cloverleaf at the top and a small crown at the bottom, both between the KK. Beneatht he mark is the word Germany in italic type.
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German Porcelain Musician Flute Player Figurine #1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Porcelain: Pre 1970   item# 904671

German Porcelain Musician Flute Player Figurine #1
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautifully detailed 6.5" t. figurine is an example of German china-porcelain, with hand-painted colors. The piece has a mark that is unknown to me, with two capital K letters (the right one reversed), a small cloverleaf at the top and a small crown at the bottom, both between the KK.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Age u ...click for details



Haeger Stangl Pottery Art Deco Bottle Vase Leaf Green

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 904657

Haeger Stangl Pottery Art Deco Bottle Vase Leaf Green
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$55.00 

This 9.5" t. melon-ribbed vase has the "geranium leaf" green glaze that Martin Stangl devised in the late 1920s and that was used both there and at Haeger. No marks.

Exceptional example, with no chips, nicks, hairlines, or repairs.



Royal Doulton Shakespeare Series Cigarette Vase Juliet

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 904634

Royal Doulton Shakespeare Series Cigarette Vase Juliet
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$195.00 

This unusual piece is 3" t. x 4.5" wide. The engraving depicts the character Juliet (from Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET) and bears her name on the base. Very attractive shape, with an unusually detailed landscape and crisp portrait.

This is a Royal Doulton china piece, ca. 1912-1928. Marked ROYAL / DOULTON / ENGLAND and also ...click for details



Royal Doulton Shakespeare Series Miniature Vase Juliet

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Porcelain: Pre 1930   item# 904623

Royal Doulton Shakespeare Series Miniature Vase Juliet
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautiful miniature vase is 3-1/8" t. The engraving depicts the character Juliet (from Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET) and bears her name on the back.

This is a Royal Doulton china piece, ca. 1912-1928. Marked ROYAL / DOULTON / ENGLAND.
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Emilie Scrivens Art Pottery Sculpture WPA Style 1940s

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 854199

Emilie Scrivens Art Pottery Sculpture WPA Style 1940s
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$1500.00 

This 9" t. ceramic sculpture is by the Cleveland School artist Emilie Scrivens, who began an intensive study of pottery, sculpture, and mold-making as a WPA artist in the Federal Art Project of Cleveland, under Edris Eckhardt. Over time, her skills improved sufficiently that she won awards from the annual May Show of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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