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Cowan Pottery Art Deco Bottle Vase V25 Peach

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 659842

Cowan Pottery Art Deco Bottle Vase V25 Peach
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautiful 7" t. Cowan Pottery vase is shape V-52, glazed in the glossy matrix glaze called Peach, which has speckling in yellow over pink. I cannot begin to tell you how lovely this vase looks with flowers.

Die-impressed COWAN. No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs. There is a very small white speck on the edge of the foot in one ...click for details



Cowan Pottery Art Deco Bottle Vase V25 Azure

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 659839

Cowan Pottery Art Deco Bottle Vase V25 Azure
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautiful 7" t. Cowan Pottery vase is shape V-52, glazed in the glossy matrix glaze called Azure, which has speckling in chartreuse or medium green on turquoise or aqua blue. I cannot begin to tell you how lovely this vase looks with flowers.

Die-impressed COWAN. No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs.



Cowan Pottery Art Deco Pavlova Flower Figure Candelabra

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 659176

Cowan Pottery Art Deco Pavlova Flower Figure Candelabra
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$495.00 

This beautiful Cowan lady flower figure is also a seahorse figural candelabra--rare and delicate. The base also has seashell shapes, perfect for use in a bowl with water and a few flower stems.

"Pavlova" is her nickname, after the Russian ballerina. Measurements are 6.75" t. x 9.75" at the widest. The round bottom porti ...click for details



Actress Lady Head Vase Japan Green Hat Rose 1950s

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Pre 1970   item# 656632

Actress Lady Head Vase Japan Green Hat Rose 1950s
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$95.00 

This beautifully decorated 6" t. head vase depicts one of the sirens of the American silver screen--is she Jane Wyman? Claudette Colbert?

Hand-painted details, with "full face" makeup, including plucked eyebrows, mascara, rouge, lipstick--and just the right hat--held in place by a scarf around her neck. There is a three-dime ...click for details



Cowan Pottery Art Deco Morning Glory Vase October

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 655441

Cowan Pottery Art Deco Morning Glory Vase October
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$295.00 

This stunning vase is Cowan's shape 783, which represents the shape of a morning glory flower. There is a built-in flower frog inside, making it a useful as well as decorative example.

The glaze is a heavily crystalline version of Cowan's October, which usually resembles Roseville Russco, but which in this case more nearly reminds ...click for details



Roseville Pottery Earlam Vase, Arts & Crafts Art Deco

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 655439

Roseville Pottery Earlam Vase, Arts & Crafts Art Deco
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$395.00 

This 7.25" t. Roseville Earlam vase is an outstanding example, blending mottled shades of green, blue and tan. The simple handles give the piece an art deco look, appropriate for its approximately 1930 date. Two completely different colorings on the two sides.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.



Cowan Pottery Art Deco Fan Vase Crystalline October

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 655438

Cowan Pottery Art Deco Fan Vase Crystalline October
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$195.00 

This 5" t. x 7.75" x 2" fan vase is a ca. 1928 design by R. Guy Cowan of Cowan Pottery. The glaze is heavily crystalline and scrumptious. It reminds me of Fulper's Copperdust glaze. Rare coloration at Cowan pottery, a variation of the October glaze (comparable to Roseville Russco).

No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs.



American Satsuma Teapot Arts & Crafts, Signed, Ohio

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Pre 1920   item# 655434

American Satsuma Teapot Arts & Crafts, Signed, Ohio
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$95.00 

This beautifully enamel-decorated miniature teapot is 2" t. x 4.75" and has a twine or bamboo handle. No lid. The base has three very small feet and an artist's signature" H. Emminger / Columbus / Ohio.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.



General Ceramics Wieselthier 3-Pc Console Set Art Deco

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 598638

General Ceramics Wieselthier 3-Pc Console Set Art Deco
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


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This beautiful glossy white and tan console set is an example of one of the most desirable of General Ceramics artware lines, the one designed by Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This set includes a 4.5" t. x 11" x 2.75" window box (or planter), along with two fairly outrageous triple candelabra.

N ...click for details



General Ceramics Wieselthier Art Deco Square Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 598635

General Ceramics Wieselthier Art Deco Square Vase
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautiful glossy white vase is an example of one of the most desirable of General Ceramics artware lines, the one designed by Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This shape is a 6.5" t. x 5-5/8" x 2.75" vase, with stylized medium-relief sophisticated ladies (a different portrait on each side) as decoration.
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