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Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Angular Planter Orange

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836673

Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Angular Planter Orange
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

Made by Meric Art Studios (previously West End Pottery, in East Liverpool, Ohio) during the early 1930s. Very art deco.

This 2.25" t. x 7.5" x 4.25" planter 3062 was made about the same time as Roseville Pottery Futura, Muncie Ruba Rombic, and Weller Lorbeek. Very angular, geometric shape. Orange matte with a glossy white i ...click for details



Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Pillow Vase Cobalt 2172

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836661

Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Pillow Vase Cobalt 2172
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$95.00 

Made by Meric Art Studios (previously West End Pottery, in East Liverpool, Ohio) during the early 1930s. Very art deco.

This 6.5" x 8.75" pillow vase 2172 has two handles and a ruffled rim and is glazed in a beautiful satiny semi-matte cobalt blue. A very feminine shape, copied from a c. 1900 Roseville Rozane Royal shape. ...click for details



Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Swan Platinum 3046

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836631

Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Swan Platinum 3046
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$25.00 

Made by Meric Art Studios (previously West End Pottery, in East Liverpool, Ohio) during the early 1930s. Very art deco.

This 6.25" t. swan figural planter is shape 3046. The silver glaze is quite reflective and was made with platinum.
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Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Fan Vase, Flowers 2168

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836624

Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Fan Vase, Flowers 2168
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$10.00 

Made by Meric Art Studios (previously West End Pottery, in East Liverpool, Ohio) during the early 1930s. Very art deco.

This 8" fan vase is marked UNDERGLAZE HAND DECORATED, has blue and pink flowers, soem heavy staining in places, a little dripping in the glaze (factory), and a base chip underneath. It is an unusual piece, so I tho ...click for details



Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Bowl Glossy Yellow 2033

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836613

Meric Art Studios Deco Pottery Bowl Glossy Yellow 2033
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$35.00 

This 4.5" t. x 10.25" bowl was made by Meric Art Studios (previously West End Pottery, in East Liverpool, Ohio) during the early 1930s. Very art deco.

Shape 2033. No factory mark. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.



Sebring Pottery Leigh Art Ware Candlestick Holders, PR

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836575

Sebring Pottery Leigh Art Ware Candlestick Holders, PR
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$75.00 pair 

This rare pair of 5.75" t. candlesticks was made by the Sebring Pottery (in Alliance, Ohio) in about 1929-1930, contemporary with Roseville's Futura, Muncie's Ruba Rombic, and Weller's Lorbeek. The jazzy skyscraper angularity of those lines lasted only 1 season, until the stock market crash made consumers aim for long-term livability in their purchases, not novelty.
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Sebring Pottery Leigh Art Ware Wall Pocket Bronze #2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836574

Sebring Pottery Leigh Art Ware Wall Pocket Bronze #2
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$275.00 

This rare 7.75" t. x 4.75" wall pocket was made by the Sebring Pottery (in Alliance, Ohio) in about 1929-1930, contemporary with Roseville's Futura, Muncie's Ruba Rombic, and Weller's Lorbeek. The jazzy skyscraper angularity of those lines lasted only 1 season, until the stock market crash made consumers aim for long-term livability in their purchases, not novelty.
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Sebring Pottery Leigh Art Ware Wall Pocket Bronze #1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 836573

Sebring Pottery Leigh Art Ware Wall Pocket Bronze #1
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$275.00 

This rare 7.75" t. x 4.75" wall pocket was made by the Sebring Pottery (in Alliance, Ohio) in about 1929-1930, contemporary with Roseville's Futura, Muncie's Ruba Rombic, and Weller's Lorbeek. The jazzy skyscraper angularity of those lines lasted only 1 season, until the stock market crash made consumers aim for long-term livability in their purchases, not novelty.
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Howard Kottler Cat Sculpture Art Deco Mid Century 1950s

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1960   item# 781485

Howard Kottler Cat Sculpture Art Deco Mid Century 1950s
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$4500.00 

This 7.75" t. sculpture by Howard Kottler (1930-1989) won a 1st Prize in Ceramic Sculpture when exhibited (in multiples) at the 1956 Cleveland Museum of Art "May" Show. Originally, the "Cat" was shown with a wooden base, which is not present in this case.

A graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Kottler was a Cl ...click for details



Phoenix Pottery Pair Art Deco Birds 1930s Hollywood

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 781446

Phoenix Pottery Pair Art Deco Birds 1930s Hollywood
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$950.00 pair 

These outstanding art deco sculptures are marked PHOENIX and date to the late 1930s. The birds measure 5.5" t. x 7.5" long and are glazed in a luscious combination of matte dark charcoal gray and thick milky white gloss.

Both figures are also marked with indelible ink 20th C Fox, as they were used as props for several Hollywood m ...click for details


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