Shearwater Art Pottery Pirate FIgurine Blunderbuss Deco
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Decorations: Figurines: Contemporary: Item # 1211122
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
This 6.5" t. figurine is a 1930s design by the renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis Anderson. The Shearwater Pottery is family-owned and -operated, since 1928, and the WIA designs are still in production, made from molds and individually hand-decorated.
He has a comical stance, despite carrying a somewhat ferocious-looking firearm... the blunderbuss!
The bottom is marked with a partial SHEARWATER inkstamp. This example was made in 2008.
No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Exceptional condition! Perfect for the collector of southern art pottery like George Ohr, Newcomb College, and so on.