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


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
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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Irish Artist Jim Kavanagh Watercolor "Devonshire Cottage"


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 s…