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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Luke Vincent Lockwood is author of this 3rd ed. (2 volumes in 1) work COLONIAL FURNITURE IN AMERICA (Castle Books, New York, 1951). Orig. pub. in 1913 by Scribner's. This hardback (with so-so dj) is 11.25" x 7-7/8" and 398+354 pages. Important reference book with numerous photograph illustrations of antique William and Mary, Dutch, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Empire, Gothic styles. Chapters by shape: Chests, Chests of Drawers, Cupboards and Sideboards, Desks and Scrutoires, Looking-Glass...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #30389
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
This large handled bowl is shaped like a banana leaf, designed by Vienna-born Vally Wieselthier, best known for her ceramic sculpture with the Wiener Werkstatte. Size is 6" t. x 13.5" x 6"

For the New York City firm General Ceramics, VW designed a series of high-fired porcelain works, each of which is marked with an inkstamp logo of a vase, with her initials on either side. Glaze is a glossy mottled cobalt blue with lavender highlights.

Perfect addition to a collection of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #26771 (stock #2405)
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
This 3.75" t. Cowan comport was designed by R. Guy Cowan and introduced in 1926. (Cowan Pottery closed at the end of 1931.) The factory shape number is 737. The Apple Blossom glaze is a glossy speckled pink inside, and lined with a waxy Special Ivory. Affordable example of American art deco--and well made too! No chips, hairlines, or repairs. This example is being offered by the author of COWAN POTTERY AND THE CLEVELAND SCHOOL. For more information about Cowan, please visit http://www.cowanpotte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #26076
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
This outstanding 10" rolled-edge plate was made as a souvenir of Zanesville, an American art pottery center in rural Ohio, home of Roseville, Weller, Owens, Peters and Reed, Zane, Gonder, and many other highly collectible makers--from the Arts and Crafts movement through the 1950s. The cobalt blue and white plate (flow blue coloring) depicts the "new" Zanesville Y bridge at the center, below a vignette of the former "old" Y bridge. That should help date the piece, which was made in Staffordshire...