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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Contemporary item #1211446
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$150.00
About 4.75" t. x 5.25" across, with a rounded triangular opening. Beautiful piece!

This hand-made porcelain footed bowl is by William Melstrom (Austin, Texas). The crystals are extremely striking.

Hand-incised A and Melstrom, plus 2007. Inkstamp logo too.

Ohio buyers must pay their local sales tax. Excellent condition! No issues whatsoever to report.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #1211445
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$45.00
This 5.5" t. figurine is a 1930s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson. The Shearwater Pottery is family-owned and -operated, since 1928, and the WIA designs are still in production, made from molds and individually hand-decorated.

He is comical, despite his attempt to look ferocious and the blue hair of legend.

The bottom is hand-incised with the SP monogram and 08 (for 2008).

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #1211444
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$45.00
This 5.75" t. x 5.5" figurine is a 1930s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson. The Shearwater Pottery is family-owned and -operated, since 1928, and the WIA designs are still in production, made from molds and individually hand-decorated.

He is dynamic and comical, leaning a little too far toward his fiddle, don't you think?

The bottom is hand-incised with the SP monogram and 08 (for 2008).

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #1211443
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$45.00
This 6.5" t. figurine is a 1930s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #1211126
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$125.00
This great 9" t. figurine is a 1930s or 1940s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson. The Shearwater Pottery is family-owned and -operated, since 1928, and the WIA designs are still in production, made from molds and individually hand-decorated.

"Frog Prince" is derived from a beloved fairytale, about the princess who kissed the frog and found her prince...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #1211122
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$55.00
This 6.5" t. figurine is a 1930s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson. The Shearwater Pottery is family-owned and -operated, since 1928, and the WIA designs are still in production, made from molds and individually hand-decorated.

He has a comical stance, despite carrying a somewhat ferocious-looking firearm... the blunderbuss!

The bottom is marked with a partial SHEARWATER inkstamp...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #1211120
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$55.00
This 7.5" t. figurine is a 1930s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson. The Shearwater Pottery is family-owned and -operated, since 1928, and the WIA designs are still in production, made from molds and individually hand-decorated.

He is muscular and comical, despite the large sword.

The bottom is marked with a partial SHEARWATER inkstamp. This example was made in 2008.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Pre 2000 item #1003775
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$55.00
This 7.5" t. vase has a beautiful variegated glaze, with a different look from every perspective. Marked with two impressed marks, although I am not familiar with them. One resembles two E's back to back and the other a "triangle" of three circles. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #912294
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$95.00
This fascinating and rare vase is 4.75" t. x 7.5" and represents the unique, eggshell-thin wheel-thrown "burnished earthenware" of Michael Morier, who was originally from Michigan (getting his BFA and MFA from Michigan State University). His work in represented in numerous museum collections.

According to a 2002 post on clayart, "I met him several years ago and possess one of his pieces, of the horsehair type. It is indeed very beautiful, and I cherish it...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #912291
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$85.00
This beautiful 5.5" t. handmade porcelain vase is the work of Karen Thuesen Massaro, whose website can be found at www.karentmassaro.com. There, in her artist statement, she writes,

"I make poems for the eye and the hand. Composite arrangements of forms support fired layers of color. Most of my sculptures have remained intimate in scale, and nod to the tactile and visual potential of clay surfaces...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #912290
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$95.00
This beautiful 6.5" t. handmade porcelain vase is the work of Karen Thuesen Massaro, whose website can be found at www.karentmassaro.com. There, in her artist statement, she writes,

"I make poems for the eye and the hand. Composite arrangements of forms support fired layers of color. Most of my sculptures have remained intimate in scale, and nod to the tactile and visual potential of clay surfaces...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Contemporary item #781393
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$195.00
This "weed pot" measures 3.75" t. x 4.25" diameter and was made by Campbell Pottery as part of the Collectors Corner series. Each of these crystalline-glazed pots is handmade and one of a kind. This example has the typical satiny finish, in shades of gray and silver. Marked CC1799 and dated 1-5-07.

Inside is trapped a jingle bell--which sounds when the piece is rolled around in your hands. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #331879
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$275.00
This example of American art pottery is being offered by a trustee of the American Art Pottery Association, which means that I abide by the AAPA Code of Ethics. (Visit www.amartpot.org for details.)

This vase is part of a group of wheel-thrown and hand-decorated pots by the late Elaine Knutsen, all made ca. 1985 in Blue Grass, Iowa (near Davenport, and the other Quad Cities)...