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Paul Schreckengost Rare Art Deco Teapot Machine Age WOW

Paul Schreckengost Rare Art Deco Teapot Machine Age WOW

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940: Item # 1211422
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
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P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107

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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 to design a special piece for their very best customers (those who mass-produced or mass-distributed the ovens using their rings).

In mint condition, this internationally known streamline modernism work has sold for over $50,000 at public auction. Most known examples are already in museums (including the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Minnesota Institute of Art); however, they do not all have the lid.

This piece has professional restoration. There were several hairline cracks inside the lip, which could easily have been bumped into a chip. The white bulbous body was a bit stained. And the silver details were worn noticeably in several places (on both sides). Therefore, it has been restored to bring back the stark white and silver coloring of the original design.

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