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Cowan Pottery Art Deco Black Vase 1930 Elegant Stylish

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1211516

Cowan Pottery Art Deco Black Vase 1930 Elegant Stylish
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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.



AETCO Skyscraper Vase American Art Deco Pottery 1920s

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 1211504

AETCO Skyscraper Vase American Art Deco Pottery 1920s
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


S * O * L * D 

This 8-5/8" t. vase is attributed to AETCO (Zanesville, Ohio). The rutile glaze forms a textural and crystalline surface and is known to be used by them during the last few years. The weight and clay body are consistent with their tile-making too.

The shape is clearly related to tile also and must date to 1929, when Roseville Futura, ...click for details



ARKO Art Pottery Deco Sculpture Lady Oxblood Red

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 1211456

ARKO Art Pottery Deco Sculpture Lady Oxblood Red
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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). Some examples have the designer's name ...click for details



Abingdon Pottery Art Deco Nude Female Sculpture Rare

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1211451

Abingdon Pottery Art Deco Nude Female Sculpture Rare
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$1250.00 

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. In 1931 they were both employed by Abingdon (Illinois), where this p ...click for details



General Ceramics Art Deco Era Pottery Advertising Tray

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1211450

General Ceramics Art Deco Era Pottery Advertising Tray
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

About 3.25" sq. Despite the dark photo, the logo is in blue, against a "French ivory" or cream-colored background.

This unusual and rare advertising piece was made by General Ceramics, a New York / New Jersey company that made sanitary porcelain until the Depression. Afterward, they ventured into artware (like Abingdon, Chas ...click for details



Roseville Pottery Arts & Crafts Era Blue Porcelain Mug

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1910   item# 1211449

Roseville Pottery Arts & Crafts Era Blue Porcelain Mug
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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. This line was called Blue Porcelain by the early authors, although it is made of pottery too, like the other products.
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Paul Bogatay Columbus Ohio Studio Art Pottery Sculpture

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 1211441

Paul Bogatay Columbus Ohio Studio Art Pottery Sculpture
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$1250.00 

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. ...click for details



Carl Walters Art Deco Studio Pottery Bowl Egyptian Blue

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1211432

Carl Walters Art Deco Studio Pottery Bowl Egyptian Blue
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$950.00 

About 9" d. x 3" t.

This rare 1930s work by Woodstock, New York artist Carl Walters (1883-1955) was made in homage to antique works. It is intentionally irregular in both shape and glaze, and the calligraphic brushwork of giraffes, geometric motifs, and flowers is also archaic in spirit. ...click for details



Paul Schreckengost Rare Art Deco Teapot Machine Age WOW

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1211422

Paul Schreckengost Rare Art Deco Teapot Machine Age WOW
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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. That year, they commissioned Paul ...click for details



Elsa Rady Studio American Art Porcelain Vase Blue

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Porcelain: Pre 1980   item# 1211419

Elsa Rady Studio American Art Porcelain Vase Blue
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$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-m ...click for details


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