Oil on Masonite Signed Anna Rose Bottex Cap-Haitien

 
  Oil on Masonite Signed Anna Rose Bottex Cap-Haitien


Item Name
Anna Rose Bottex Painting
Price
$125.00
Condition
Vintage
Availability
1
ID
PYH-4247
Description
This wonderful Haitian oil painting on Masonite is true folk art, depicting the Haitian way of life, the people and the Haitian culture. It was created in the city of Cap-Haitien by Anna Rose Bottex; she signed her painting with the title 'Melle' in front of her name. Melle is short for Matmwazèl, meaning unmarried woman in the Haitian Creole French language. Cap-Haitien is also the title of one of the localized schools of art in Haiti, one that concerns itself with the everyday life of the people, rather than landscapes or seascapes, for example.

Since the 1940's, Haitian art has expanded from realism into schools of modern art such as abstract and impressionist works. This painting was done to represent the real way of life that Anna Rose Bottex saw around her: a home made of mud and sticks with a thatched roof, a squatting woman preparing food and a man with an axe, perhaps returning from chopping wood. The painting is framed with simple wooden molding, painted white with an inner liner hand painted with gold paint. Glazier's points were used on the back to secure the painting and there is a twisted white hanging wire attached to a staple on each side of the frame. Framed measurements are approximately 10 inches by 10 inches by 1 inch. The frame has some small rubs where the paint is missing and is structurally sound and tight. The painting is in wonderful condition, with vibrant, unfaded colors.

Haitian art is internationally respected and a joy to own.

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Antique John Bunyan Pink Lustre Porcelain Souvenir Plate

 
Antique Pink Lustre Porcelain Souvenir Plate, John Bunyan Statue England


Item Name
Pink Lustre Plate
Price
$35.00
Condition
Antique
Availability
 In Stock - 1
ID
PYH-3966

Description
This beautiful pink lustre souvenir plate pictures the John Bunyan statue on St. Peter's Green in Bedford, England, unveiled in 1874. John Bunyan is best remembered as the author of "The Pilgrim's Progress"; he came from a town very near to Bedford. He is shown holding a Bible and there are three scenes from "The Pilgrim's Progress" on the stone plinth beneath him (photograph #4 shows the actual statue). The printed red mark on the reverse reads "Bavarian Manufacture." It’s interesting to note that, even though this is an English souvenir and as dominant as English potteries were in the late 1800’s, this plate was made in Germany.

Scenic porcelain like this plate was extremely popular with both locals and tourists; it's small, decorative and easily carried. Companies that ordered souvenir items from factories that were frequently German, sent them photographs, drawings or postcards of local scenes of interest. These were turned into steel or copper engravings which were used to make transfer decals. The decals were applied by burnishing (rubbing) them on the porcelain prior to firing. Often the decals were then hand tinted, as this one has been. 

This plate measures 8 1/4 inches across and stands 1 1/4 inches high. The colors of the scene are fresh and there is virtually no discernible wear; the gilt encircling it is very fresh-looking, also. There is wear on the gilded plate rim and the lustre on the raised areas on the face of the plate, but it is in otherwise excellent condition and a great addition to a souvenir or pink lustre collection. 


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Flow Blue Antique English Plates N.Y. Views of Peekskill and Albany

 
Flow Blue Antique English Plates N.Y. Views of Peekskill and AlbanyCollectibles


Item Name
NY  Flow Blue Plates
Price
$95.00
Condition
Antique
Availability
1 pair (two Plates)
ID
PYH-4242

Description
These 9 inch flow blue plates with views of Albany and Peekskill, New York, are simply stamped "England" in blue on the reverse of each plate. This indicates a manufacture date between 1890, when the McKinley Tariff Act mandated that foreign imports to the U.S. had to be marked with the country of origin and 1914, when an amendment to the act required the mark to read "Made in...". Logically, however, the plate cannot have been produced before the date that any of the buildings pictured were built. Here are those dates:

Views of Albany:
The central picture is the State Capitol, opened in 1899
The Post office was built from 1879 to 1883
The City Hall was opened in 1883
The Governor's Mansion was built in 1860
and there is a panel with 2 scenes that are artist's drawings of Fort Frederick {demolished in 1789} and State Street in 1715
So this plate dates from 1899 to 1914 {all of the buildings are still standing and still in use} 

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Sunburst 1920's Quilt Hand Quilted

  
1920's Quilt 84 Inches by 96 Inches Pieced Sunburst Hand Quilted

Item Name
Sunburst Quilt
Price
$175.00
Condition
Vintage
Availability
In Stock 1
ID
PYH-4142
Description
There are many variations of sunburst patterns on quilts, but this one with the central pieced sunburst is dramatic and eye catching. The colors are cranberry, hunter green and a pale mustard set against an ecru background that's a bit darker than it looks in the photos--more like an unbleached muslin. The colored fabrics are all 1920's cotton prints, patterned with flowers. The pieces were machine stitched and the quilting was then done by hand, using double hearts on the outermost green diamonds of the sunburst {this can be seen best in photo number 3, especially if you zoom it}. The top, bottom and side edges are trimmed with rows of diamonds that form points for a very decorative look. The reverse of the quilt is the cranberry print only.


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Pair of Chinese Blanc de Chine Peasant Statues

 
Blanc de Chine 13 Inch Tall Pair of Chinese Peasant Statues


Item Name
Peasant Statues
Price
$150.00
Condition
Vintage
Availability
In Stock - 1 Pair
ID
PYH-4199
Description
This tall, lovely pair of blanc de chine (literally china white in French) figurines portray a Chinese peasant couple, their bodies bent and their faces etched with age. The statues are of hollow construction which is one characteristic of true blanc de chine; they are thickly potted and feel heavy despite being hollow. Another trait is the unglazed base; the cracks in them are caused during the firing due to the thickness of the walls and are a sign of age, not a defect. The clay used is very fine and silky to the touch on the interior. 


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Redware Dish Marked Lester Breininger Number 3 Dated 9-14-1977

  
Lester Breininger Redware Dish 13 Inches Number 3 Dated 9-14-1977


Item Name
13 in. Lester Breininger, Redware Dish
Price
Sold - $195.00
Condition
Vintage
Availability
0
ID
PYH-4208
Description
This spectacular large dish was hand made and slip decorated by Lester Breininger (1935-2011) of Robesonia, Pennsylvania, regarded as one of the premier folk potters of the last half of the 20th century. He was originally a teacher by profession and a mostly self-taught potter who loved history and the traditions of the Pennsylvania German settlers. For 45 years, he used time-honored, traditional techniques to make his redware; Breininger Pottery closed in August 2011 and Lester died that December. 

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Beautifully Glazed Stoneware 1970's Rosene Zaros Weed Pot

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Rosene Zaros Weed Pot Beautifully Glazed Stoneware 1970's

$55.00
Only 1 available
    • Description
Rosene Zaros displayed her hand made studio pottery at the Joetown Hill Pottery and Craft Gallery that she and her husband George owned in the 1970's and early 1980's in Ohio. She received an M.A. in ceramics from Ohio State University, doing her thesis on raku ware, and was a Fine Arts instructor there from 1969-1971. Her mark "Zaros" is incised in the bottom. Her work is not easily found and prized when it is discovered.

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Tea Bowl Meiji Period Ca 1890 Antique Satsuma Nuri-Tsuboshi Style

 
Tea Bowl Meiji Period Ca 1890 Antique Satsuma Nuri-Tsuboshi Style


Item Name
Satsuma Nuri-Tsuboshi Style Dish
Price
$300.00
Condition
Antique
Availability
In Stock - 1
ID
PYH-3870
Description
This Japanese Satsuma many-lobed tea bowl is a work of art. The style is called nuri-tsuboshi ("packed flowers"); it is alternatively called millefleur or 1000 flowers. It was made circa 1890, during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The polychrome enamels were hand painted on a pale ivory colored porcelain with a typical, fine crackle glaze. The crackling is visible on the undecorated areas, which are on the underside and bottom. Both the interior and the sides are covered with chrysanthemums and peonies, among other flowers and there is no negative (undecorated) space. The colors are not garish, but subtle, soft and pleasing. The flowers overlap for a "brocade" effect and many of them are intricately gilded. The lobed upper rim is also gilded.
The underside of the bowl was decorated with a band of harō and chidori (waves and seagulls), done in gilt on a band of red. There is a gilt ring around the foot rim and within the foot rim is the mark, also in gilt on red. This mark is called the "mon" and genuine Satsuma always has the "cross within a circle mark" (which often looks more like a cross within a square, like this one). Since we could not identify the upper character mark, we assume it is a maker's signature, although marks on Japanese porcelain mean many things, including wishes like "Good Luck."
The bowl measures 4 3/4 inches across, 2 inches high and has a 2 1/2 inch diameter base. The condition is superb, with the exception of wear to the gilt on the upper rim from many years of handling. This tea bowl is a treasure for the connoisseur of fine ceramics.
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Sailboat at the Seashore 1909 - 1916 Antique German China

 
Sailboat at the Seashore 1909 - 1916 Antique German Chin


Item Name
China Bowl Sailboat at the Seashore
Price
$35.00
Condition
Antique
Availability
 In Stock - 1
ID
PYH-3833
Description

This antique china bowl was made by the firm of Unger and Schilde in Thuringia, Germany. A very pretty piece with an embossed, scalloped rim and baby blue trim, it was made between 1909 and 1916. The 4 inch diameter transfer print in the bottom depicts the ocean, sky, clouds, rocks and a sailboat.
The mark on the bottom is composed of three crowns in the center and the words “THREE CROWN CHINA GERMANY” encircling them, all in green. Unger and Schilde used this mark on china they exported from 1909 to 1916 to Jon H. Roth & Co. (JonRoth), a distributor located in South Bend, Indiana. The bowl is 8 inches in diameter and about 2 inches high. It’s in excellent shape, with no chips, cracks or crazing. There is very minor paint loss to the transfer print.
This antique china bowl looks lovely with other fine china pieces and is also a great mixer with other beachy collectibles.
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ABC Child's Plate Kewpies Made in Germany Signed Rose O'Neill


German ABC Child's Kewpie Plate

Item Name
German ABC Child's Kewpie Plate
Price
$125.00
Condition
Antique
Availability
1
Description

This is a children's alphabet plate, meant to serve a child’s food while teaching the alphabet. These plates were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and have been collected ever since. This one is decorated with a pair of kewpies, designed by illustrator Rose O'Neill, which were initially printed as comic strip characters in the Ladies' Home Journal. As a cartoon described them "Kewpie Elves are Happy Spirits Neither Boy or Girl." Kewpies went on to be made as bisque dolls in Germany beginning in 1912. They also appeared as paper dolls, postcards, prints, and many other items, including china and porcelain, like this one. (The black and white photograph is of Rose O'Neill, of course).
Two kewpies, one with a knitted scarf and cap and the other with just knitted socks, are centered on the pure white porcelain and surrounded with the letters of the alphabet, printed in gilt block capitals around the rim of the 6 inch plate. On the reverse is Rose O'Neill's very distinctive signature, the word Kewpie and the word Germany, all in underglaze green script. It was possibly made by Royal Rudolstadt in Prussia and just missed its manufacturer's logo mark. Given that the kewpies were first published in 1909 and items were required to be marked "Made in..." starting in 1921, we're comfortable dating this plate between 1909 and 1921. It's in absolutely pristine condition, including the gilding, and a joy to the collector of ABC plates and/or kewpies.
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PYH 4118

Still Life "Chianti Bottle with Fruit" on Canvas


Chianti Bottle with Fruit Acrylic Painting

Item Name
Chianti Bottle with Fruit Acrylic Painting
Price
$150.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This painting is attributed to Violette de Mazia, (1896-1988), a French-born art professor who became the Director of Education at the Barnes Foundation in Pennsylvania. According to the Violette de Mazia Foundation, she did not sell her own paintings commercially but there are several we've seen for sale, with still lifes being a recurrent theme. 

This painting, done in oils on canvas, is a beautiful still life of fruits and wine with an Italian flair. The chianti bottle, in its fiasco (straw basket), is particularly nicely done; glass is difficult to render well in a painting. The copper bowl with its touches of verdigris, the pears, the apples, the green leaves—they are all a part of this handsome work. 

The signature, de Mazia, is on the bottom left; it's untitled by the artist. The frame is gold painted wood with an intermediate liner of black velvet, the nap of which is just a bit worn, and then an innermost fillet of very narrow gold painted wood. The frame measures 22 inches by 18 inches by 1 ½ inches while the actual visual area of the painting is 15 ½ inches by 11 ½ inches. It is all in great condition but for a few minor nicks to the frame.

This painting is wonderful for your dining room, living room kitchen or den and complements both formal and casual interiors.
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Asian Art Pottery Vase Amphora-Shaped


Asian Art Pottery Vase Amphora-Shaped

Item Name
Asian Pottery Vase Amphora Shaped
Price
$45.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This vintage art pottery vase was modeled in a graceful amphora shape. It is a very tactile piece, in that the ridges that encircle the body and the handles and the splashes of dark blue, slightly iridescent slip can all be felt with the fingertips. The olive green glaze was applied first, then the splattered blue and finally a clear glaze, except on the base, which just has the matte green glaze. The vase is not marked; it may have had a paper or foil label which has been lost.
It is a heavy (2 1/2 pounds), fairly tall vase, standing 9 ½ inches high to the top of the applied handles, which are attached at the shoulders and just under the rim. The widest measurement is 7 ½ inches and the base and mouth are 3 ¼ inches.
The condition of this vase is very good. There are a few pinpoint glaze pops, a hard to see flea bite on the upper rim and some red marks on the bottom, but no chips and no cracks.
This is a beautiful piece of art pottery that is not just a vase—it’s a sculptural accent for any room.
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PYH 3689

Snowy Farm in the Rockies Oil on Canvas by Emily Faw Canadian Artist


Snowy Farm in the Rockies Oil on Canvas by Emily Faw Canadian Artist

Item Name
Oil Painting Snowy Farm in the Rockies
Price
$155.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This vibrant painting was done on stretchered canvas by Emily Faw, a self-taught Canadian artist in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Her mediums include oils, acrylics, charcoal, watercolors and pen and ink and her works are in collections around the world. Now both a grandmother and great grandmother, she has been painting for over 40 years. This painting of a farm nestled against the Canadian Rockies expresses the artist's love of nature in her own Impressionist style. It's the kind of painting we love--one that you feel you can step right into. It's signed lower right "FAW" in block letters.
Overall dimensions of the painting are 18 inches by 14 inches and it weighs about 2 pounds. The wooden frame is 1 1/8 inches wide and is a speckled greenish brown that complements the outdoor scene beautifully. We had our framer secure the painting in the frame, add dust paper on the back and a hanging wire complete with hangers. This lovely artwork is in pristine condition and is ready to hang and admire.
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snow farm painting by faw signed
snow farm painting by faw-back view

Persian Art Circa 1630 Erotic Painting on a Ceramic Platter


Erotic Painting on a Ceramic Platter

Item Name
Erotic Painting on a Ceramic Platter
Price
$95.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

The erotic scene hand painted on this large platter is an artist's rendering of a painting entitled "Two Lovers," done in 1630 by a famous Persian miniaturist, one version of whose name is Reza-i-Abbasi (c. 1565 to 1635). The scene shows an amorous couple surrounded by feathers, flowers, apples and a bottle of perfume. The platter itself is creamy white clay with a glossy clear top glaze and touches of golden yellow at spots along the scalloped rim. The artist who painted this platter signed it on the reverse in black painted print: "Lovers" Riza-i-Abbasi 16th cent. Persian by E. Bagdasarian 12/86.
The platter measures 11 1/2 inches in diameter and is about an inch high. It's in outstanding condition, with wear to the golden yellow painted on the rim the only issue. It's an out-of-the-ordinary ceramic piece and beautifully painted.
Note: While the artist cited the original painting as being from the 16th century, since it was painted in 1630 it was actually done in the 17th century. This is the same mix-up commonly seen when an item is identified as being 19th century and from 1920 at the same time.
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erotic lovers plate back showing lovers -Riza-i-Abbasi 16 cent. by E. Bagdasarian
erotic lovers plate front view

Mexican Folk Art Wood Carving of a Conquistador

Mexican Folk Art Wood Carving of a Conquistador

Item Name
Mexican Wood Carving of a Conquistador
Price
$35.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This is an interesting hand carved statue of a conquistador (conqueror) of the early 16th century. He's wearing a jerkin (tunic), pantalones (trousers) and holding a flat hat typical of that era in his right hand. His hair and beard are finely carved and he is holding up his right hand to the right side of his head, as if in amazement or perhaps horror. (After all, Hernando Cortes' band of 500 men defeated the Aztec empire and conquered South and Central Mexico.) It's ironic that a Spanish warrior would be the subject of a Mexican carving, but this was art created for tourists. We've seen one other statue almost identical to this one and it was marked "Mexico." He's fully carved on both sides and stands on a rough wooden plinth, reminiscent in style of a bulto.
This carving is about 11 inches tall, 3 inches across the base and 1 1/2 inches from front to back. There is a small chip out of his left elbow and his hat has an age crack, but he is in wonderful vintage condition and an excellent folk art piece to stand alone or join a collection.
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Wood Carved Mexican Conguistador Back View
Wood Carved Mexican Conguistador Side View

Vermont Sponged Pitcher P & P Fuller Last Stand of The Yankees

Vermont Sponged Pitcher P & P Fuller Last Stand of The Yankees -Green and White

Item Name
P&P Fuller Vermont Sponged Pitcher
Price
$24.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This tankard shaped pitcher was made at a Vermont pottery called P & P Fuller Ent. (Enterprises) in Passumpsic, a town in the "Northeast Kingdom," a nickname given for the area's beauty and quality of life. Definitely made in the spirit of the slightly more famous Bennington Pottery of Vermont, the white clay body of this pitcher has a high arched handle, eight panels, a nicely shaped spout and is sponged with green. There's a glossy clear top glaze inside and out, including on the exterior bottom. The white paper label on the bottom, printed in black and fixed on very securely with cellophane tape, reads:
MADE IN VERMONT'S NORTHEAST KINGDOM
LAST STAND OF THE YANKEES
P&P FULLER ENT.
PASSUMPSIC, VERMONT 
748-3067
The pitcher stands 5 inches tall, measures 4 1/2 inches from handle to spout and has a 3 inch diameter octagonal base. It's in excellent condition and probably best as a shelf sitter, rather than in use for liquids.
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Green and White Splashed Pottery Pitcher bottom view with makers mark
Green and White Splashed Pottery Pitcher on side showing top rim


Green and White Splashed Pottery Pitcher spout right


Irish Artist Jim Kavanagh Watercolor "Devonshire Cottage"

Watercolor by Irish Artist Jim Kavanagh "Devonshire Cottage"

Item Name
Watercolor "Devonshire Cottage"
Price
$135.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

Renowned fine artist Jim Kavanagh lives and works in Annaghdown, in the west of Ireland near Galway. Born in 1960 in London, his career has spanned nearly 30 years. Jim Kavanagh’s Art School, founded some years ago at Stiúideo na Coiríbe, is located by the shores of Lough Corrib, and students come from all over to attend the art classes. Mr. Kavanagh's work is in private and corporate collections on four continents.
This beautiful watercolor is an example of his earlier work, when he was influenced by artists such as the English Romanticist J.M.W. Turner. Entitled "Devonshire Cottage," it depicts one of the lovely stone cottages in Devon, a county in England archaically known as "Devonshire." Mr. Kavanagh's contemporary paintings are influenced by Rothko and Pollock. To quote the artist: "In the last couple of years my interest has moved away from landscape painting, and has focused further skywards to the universe and beyond."
The sight size of this painting is 7 3/4 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches tall. Overall measurements are 11 inches wide by 13 inches tall and it stands about 1 1/4 inches away from the way, due to the stepped back on the frame. The frame is a pale brown wood, very matte finish, with inner liners of gold linen and metal. There is a gallery or art show label on the reverse along with a hanging wire, hanger and nail. In excellent condition, this charming watercolor will add an English country touch to your cottage.
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PYH 4055

Olive Glaze Notched Foot Marked Hand Thrown Studio Pottery Bowl

Studio Pottery Bowl Hand Thrown Olive Glaze Notched Foot Marked
Item Name
Olive Glaze Studio Pottery Bowl
Price
$45.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

The potter who threw this bowl used a speckled, rough tan clay to create a piece with some of the characteristics of a chawan, an East Asian bowl used for preparing whipped tea. The way the rim is rolled and angled, the curves of the body which make it pleasurable to cup in your hands and the thick foot with three evenly spaced notches--all speak of a very thoughtful potter very much in tune with his clay.
The glaze on this bowl is an olive green, with a myriad of brown speckles and a high gloss clear top glaze, except on the bottoms of the three feet. The center bottom of the bowl is indented on the inside and formed into a beautiful swirl on the bottom (photographs #2 and #3). The throwing ridges are very evident and tactile on both the exterior and interior. On the side of the bowl above one of the feet, the potter signed the piece with an impressed, conjoined JR in a circle (photograph #4).
The bowl is 7 3/4 inches across the top, stands 3 1/2 inches high and weighs 2 pounds. There are a couple of small clay bumps on the inside and a few tiny glaze color variations, all created in the firing, but it is in gleaming, pristine condition otherwise. It's a handsome piece of studio pottery that works in any design setting.
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PYH 3984


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Poole Pottery Galaxy Pattern Vase With Lavish Living Lava Glaze

Poole Pottery Galaxy Pattern Vase With Lavish Living Lava Glaze

Item Name
Lava Glaze Vase by Poole Pottery
Price
$85.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This is an exciting, vibrant piece of modern pottery in the "Galaxy" pattern from Poole, the famous UK art pottery studio. The high gloss "living lava" drip glaze was applied in beautiful reds, yellows, oranges on a smooth, flat black background, a technique Poole is justly famous for. On this particular baluster shaped vase, the fiery glazes have been applied more generously than on many other examples, forming long loops that end in raised drips and blobs. The glazes are termed "reactive," meaning that each hand applied glaze reacts with the others to form one of a kind pieces. The vase is glazed black inside and on the bottom; the foot rim is unglazed where you can see the white clay that formed the vase.
The bottom of the vase is marked with POOLE and a leaping dolphin. Below the dolphin is the word POTTERY and then ENGLAND, all of which is a bit difficult to see in photograph #4, as it is stamped in gray on the black background. This mark was used at the studio between the late 1960's and the early 1980's. There is a painted white letter K also on the bottom, which is a decorator's mark.
This vase is 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide at the belly. The mouth is 4 1/4 inches across, the base is 3 1/4 inches in diameter and it weighs a sturdy 3 pounds. Other than a small shallow chip on the bottom rim (the white dots on the lava glaze are highlights from our photography, not flaws), it is in outstanding condition and a wonderful piece for a modern art pottery collection.
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PYH 3904


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