Shearwater Art Pottery Sinbad Fairytale Figurine Deco
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Decorations: Figurines: Contemporary: Item # 1211123
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
This amazing 8.5" t. x 11" figurine is a 1930s or 1940s 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.
"Sinbad and the Roc" (a mythical bird) is derived from one of the Arabian Nights tales--and is the largest of the hard-to-locate fairytale figurines by Shearwater. This piece has intricately carved details, in addition to all the colorful hand-painted motifs.
The bottom is marked with a round SHEARWATER inkstamp. This example was made in 2008. A heavy piece, so shipping will be moderately high.
No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Exceptional condition! Perfect for the collector of southern art pottery like George Ohr, Newcomb College, and so on.