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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1211516
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$150.00
This 6.25" t. vase was made in 1930 by Cowan Pottery (Rocky River, Ohio--a Cleveland suburb).

Stunning and in excellent condition, with no issues to report. Marked with the die-impressed Cowan logo.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #1211456
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$495.00
About 6.25" t. Beautiful and unusual piece!

During 1929 and early 1930, the internationally renowned sculptor Alexander Archipenko taught ceramics classes in New York. The works of his students are well designed, but exceptionally rare. They bear an ARKO logo (using letters from his surname)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1211451
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$1,250.00
About 7" t. No marks, other than the raised name of the designer, F.J. Moody, along the edge of the base.

This piece was designed by Francis Moody in 1929, while she was enrolled at Ohio State University. Her husband Leslie (Les) Moody was majoring in ceramics there...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #1211449
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$375.00
About 5" t. x 6.5" (across the top, to edge of handle).

Extremely rare and early Roseville design, on an otherwise undocumented shape...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #1211441
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$1,250.00
About 6.75" t. x 8.5" x 4.5" ceramic sculpture, with a terra-cotta red clay body.

This unusual and decorative piece is unique (that is, one of a kind) and was designed and hand-modeled by Cowan Pottery alumnus and graduate of the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art Paul Bogatay.

The glaze is partly applied over the top portion of the figure, allowing the clay to show through a bit near the underside and on the feet...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1211422
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$15,000.00
(email me with questions or to purchase)
Approximately 7" t. x 11.5" x 4" teapot, properly marked PAUL SCHRECKENGOST and GEM CLAY FORMING CO.

This iconic design by the brother of Viktor Schreckengost was made in an extremely small edition in 1938. The company specialized in clay mantle rings for the stovetops of gas-burning ovens...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1211419
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$295.00
Elsa Rady (1943-2011) was widely known for the elegance and grace of her refined, delicate porcelains. She became friends with the controversial gay artist Robert Mapplethorpe, who included her work in some of his still-life photography.

A detailed obituary can be found in the Los Angeles Times: articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/06/local/ la-me-elsa-rady-20110204.

This bud vase is decorative more than functional, for it has the tiniest mouth (in the style of Rose Cabat feelies)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1083579
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$195.00
This is an unusual example of Meric Art Ware (East Liverpool, Ohio), made in the early 1930s. It measures 10.75" tall x 8.25" x 7.5" and has medium-relief roses and ribbons on both sides--and outrageous reticulated handles that look like wings, giving the whole design an Austrian look.

Glossy cobalt blue. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Marked with the four-digit shape number 2125 and several obscure marks.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1083477
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$15.00
This military souvenir plate is 8" across and was made in Delft / Holland (as marked). The hand-colored plate has Art Deco male nude figures (so some gay interest), along with torches and emblems in blue on a white background. The piece was made as a twenty-year commemorative of the liberation of Holland from Nazi occupation during World War II. Eindhoven was the first Dutch city to be liberated, in a maneuver by the 101st Airborne Divsion and the Second British Army...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1980 item #1083474
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$750.00
This rare and beautiful 6-3/8" t. sculpture was made by Cleveland School artist Edris Eckhardt, who was a student of Guy Cowan's at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art in the early 1930s and did some intern-style design for him...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1083200
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$375.00
This rare art deco figure measures about 8.25" tall and is hand-incised Waylande Gregory, along with his WG monogram (from the New York period). The shape was originally designed for Cowan Pottery, before 1931, where it was either a lamp or a decanter, whose crown was removable...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1083106
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$950.00
Available: Email me to purchase.
This rare art deco Rhead punch bowl measures about 11" in diameter and is about 5.25" tall, although in life it looks absolutely massive. Bound to be either a Frederick Alfred Rhead or Charlotte Rhead design. Fine example of British ceramics--and one of the most stunning European art pottery items I've had the honor to own...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1082885
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$395.00
This impressive art deco 10.75" tall x 8.25" x 2.75" wall pocket was made in the late 1930s by General Ceramics (New York). The design features a dove of peace (think Noah's Ark), holding a laurel branch in his beak, in medium relief. Very pretty and useful conversation piece.

Vally Wieselthier (1895-1945) was an extremely talented artist who immigrated to the United States from Vienna Austria, where she had been an important member of the Wiener Werkstaette...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #981193
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$1,250.00
This Roseville Wisteria 639-10" vase sports the largest, darkest, deepest blue background of any example I have ever seen. And everybody who sees it agrees! Just splendid! The shape is also tall enough and cylindrical enough that the wisteria pattern "reads" extremely well.

Excellent example for the advanced collector. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Marked only 3 and X in blue crayon, underglaze. There is a felt protector on the foot that I have not disturbed.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #904705
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #904703
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #904657
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #854199
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$1,500.00
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.

In 1944 she entered a piece there called MY MOTHER, which may be this very piece...