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AETCO 1914 Jasper Wedgwood Type American Art Tile Cameo

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1920   item# 1147256

AETCO 1914 Jasper Wedgwood Type American Art Tile Cameo
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$75.00 

This interesting piece could easily be made into a pendant for a necklace and was perhaps meant for that purpose, instead of a more traditional tile. I do not know the history of the piece, although Radford is better known for jasperware (a bisque-like medium) than is AETCO (the American Encaustic Tiling Company, Zanesville, OH).

Appears ...click for details



Meric Art Studios Art Deco Cobalt Blue Vase 2125

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1083579

Meric Art Studios Art Deco Cobalt Blue Vase 2125
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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, h ...click for details



Roseville Pottery Dahlrose Protype Experimental Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Porcelain: Pre 1930   item# 1083517

Roseville Pottery Dahlrose Protype Experimental Vase
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$495.00 

This is a rare Art Deco or arts & crafts 1920s era Roseville Pottery (Zanesville, Ohio) Dahlrose triple bud vase. Lovely shape, with extremely crisp details in both background, flowers, and leaves, with a Futura style shape. Measures about 6" tall x 7" long.

The shape is hard to find, but this example is even better--as it ...click for details



Dutch Gay Interest Muscle Men Art Deco Pottery European

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Low Countries: Pottery: Pre 1970   item# 1083477

Dutch Gay Interest Muscle Men Art Deco Pottery European
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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. ...click for details


Edris Eckhardt Cire Perdue Art Glass Sculpture Muffet

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Glass: American: Art Glass: Pre 1980   item# 1083474

Edris Eckhardt Cire Perdue Art Glass Sculpture Muffet
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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. After the pottery closed in 1931, and around the time she graduated, Eckhardt became the head of the Cleveland Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, making storybook figurines in ceramics as a means of teaching children to read, while also keeping ...click for details


Sgraffito Italian Art Pottery Wall Plaque Ischia Scenic

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Italian: Pottery: Pre 1970   item# 1083202

Sgraffito Italian Art Pottery Wall Plaque Ischia Scenic
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$65.00 

This art deco hand-decorated Italian faience wall plaque measures 15.5" across. The scene is carved into the clay and then colored by hand in cheerful pastel and earth tones. Stunning piece and very colorful.

A legend at the bottom reads "S. ANGELO - D'ISCHIA," identifying the romantic subject matter, for which you can ...click for details



Waylande Gregory Studio Rare Pottery Queen Lamp Cowan

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1083200

Waylande Gregory Studio Rare Pottery Queen Lamp Cowan
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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. The story went that these were a good place to hide one's small amount of still liquor during Prohibition.
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Charles Lakofsky Tall Stoneware Studio Pottery Art Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1980   item# 1083108

Charles Lakofsky Tall Stoneware Studio Pottery Art Vase
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$195.00 

This beautiful vase was slab-built by the award-winning and much beloved Cleveland School teacher and studio potter Charles Lakofsky (1922-1993), who taught art at Bowling Green (OH) State University for 35 years. This example is from the Estate of the late Mrs. Charles Lakofsky.

This piece is a 13 tall sculptural double bud vase, with ...click for details



Charlotte Rhead Rare Art Pottery Bursley Ware

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1083106

Charlotte Rhead Rare Art Pottery Bursley Ware
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


Available: $950.00. 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. (Pattern is not mentioned in Bernard Bumpus's book COLLECTING RHEAD POTTERY.)
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Roseville Art Pottery Fulper Rose Famille Arts Crafts

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 1083030

Roseville Art Pottery Fulper Rose Famille Arts Crafts
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$250.00 

This arts & crafts era Roseville Pottery (Zanesville, Ohio) 182-12" vase. Stunning and glazed in a scarce Old Rose glaze of a glossy pale pink and ivory. This glaze is almost impossible to find. At Fulper, a very similar glaze was called Famille Rose.

Very handsome conversation piece! Made in 1921. Beautiful strap handles and co ...click for details


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