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Phoenix Pottery Pair Art Deco Figurines 1930s WPA Era

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 781442

Phoenix Pottery Pair Art Deco Figurines 1930s WPA Era
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$2500.00 pair 

This outstanding pair of art deco sculptures is marked PHOENIX and dates to the late 1930s. The figurines represent a shepherd (or perhaps St. Francis) with a pair sheep, and an allegorical female companion who is winding wool onto a spindle. Very WPA in style.

They measures 10.5" t. and are glazed in a luscious combination of matte c ...click for details



Owens Pottery Arts & Crafts Painted Matt Bud Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1910   item# 781384

Owens Pottery Arts & Crafts Painted Matt Bud Vase
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$375.00 

This 4.25" t. bud vase is attributed to J.B. Owens (Zanesville, Ohio) and has two die-impressed shape numbers 122. The colorful hand-painted decorations appear to be palmetto leaves, appropriate to the estimated date of 1900-1907.

No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs. The bottom of the piece sits level, but has a crease in it (factor ...click for details



Rookwood Pottery Art Deco Sculpture Louise Abel White

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 781376

Rookwood Pottery Art Deco Sculpture Louise Abel White
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$1500.00 

This outstanding 11.5" t. figurine was designed by Louise Abel and produced by Rookwood Pottery in 1930. Marked with the anniversary kiln marks and shape 6186 too, along with the Abel A within a circle.

Mint condition. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.



Mayer Art China Elephant American Advertising Tray

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 673836

Mayer Art China Elephant American Advertising Tray
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$250.00 

This unusual advertising piece is 10.25" long x 6.5" tall, and has a medium-relief elephant and several ivory tusks as the main decoration. The Mayer China Company made a number of designs (including animal sculptures and figural vases and bowls) that were the work of Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This piece is not marked with her facsimile signature, but may be her design nonetheless. ...click for details


Hoganas Scandinavian Art Pottery Sculpture Boy Tiger

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Scandinavian: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 672919

Hoganas Scandinavian Art Pottery Sculpture Boy Tiger
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$295.00 

This 6.25" t. figure was made by Hoganas (Sweden) and is an extremely interesting design of a nude boy riding on top of a tiger, who seems to be under his control. Perhaps there is a mythical or religious story behind these figures. Or perhaps it is meant to depict the African American story of "Little Black Sambo."

Mottled ...click for details



AMACO Art Pottery Wedgwood Jasperware Blue Covered Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 665223

AMACO Art Pottery Wedgwood Jasperware Blue Covered Box
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$250.00 

This 2-1/8" t. x 3.75" x 3" blue and white low-relief jasperware covered dresser box was made by AMACO (American Art Clay Company, Indianapolis, Indiana) in about 1931.

Marked with the standard black inkstamp, which spells out the company's full name and location, with AMACO in the center. Also die-impressed C7--part of ...click for details



American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Dinner Plate #2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 659908

American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Dinner Plate #2
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$20.00 

This beautiful still life motif was designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. Offered here is a 9-1/8" plate.

The shape is Manhattan, introduced in 1935. The striking art deco pattern is called The Harvest. Marked with the Manhattan backstamp. ...click for details



American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Saucer (for cup)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 659901

American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Saucer (for cup)
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$10.00 

This beautiful still life motif was designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. Offered here is a 5.75" saucer (for a cup).

The shape is Manhattan, introduced in 1935. The striking art deco pattern is called The Harvest. Marked with the Manhattan backstamp. ...click for details



American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Set 3 Cereal Bowls

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 659894

American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Set 3 Cereal Bowls
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$25.00 set of 3 

This beautiful still life motif was designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. Offered here is a set of three (3) 5-1/8" cereal bowls.

The shape is Manhattan, introduced in 1935. The striking art deco pattern is called The Harvest. Marked with the Manhattan backstamp. ...click for details



American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Set 4 Bread Plates

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 659892

American Limoges Manhattan Harvest Set 4 Bread Plates
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$35.00 set of 4 

This beautiful still life motif was designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. The set offered here includes four (4) 6-3/8" plates.

The shape is Manhattan, introduced in 1935. The striking art deco pattern is called The Harvest. Marked with the Manhattan backstamp. ...click for details


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