Rare Shearwater Arts And Crafts Pottery - You This
Item History and Pricing
|Style: Arts & Crafts/Mission Style||Object Type: Vase|
|Material: Clay||Color: Seafoam Green|
|Original/Reproduction: Antique Original||Brand: Shearwater|
|UPC: Does not apply|
it measures 18 1/2 inches in diameter and is 6 inches tall.
i purchased this from the authors of the pictured book. this is a 1930s beautiful very early Shearwater Vase. it is crisply carved with waves and wings and the signature is that of James McConnell Anderson. the pot was thrown by Peter Anderson and glazed in Shearwater's original (what they call gun metal and i call seafoam) glaze.
the bottom of the pot shows Shearwater's earl...iest mark and James McConnell Anderson's "Mac" signature. he didn't sign any other pieces, that are known, with this signature. it was verified by Sara Anderson, (as Mac was deceased at that time), Mac's wife, as his, but it probably was a very early one, as she stated to the authors of the book.
it feels heavy, as Peter Anderson usually threw pieces a little heavier for his brothers to carve; interestingly, the rim is not perfectly round, as shown in photo #5.
i'm selling this as being old, it is time to let some of my pottery collection go to other people and places. please note that the book is included with the pot. doesn't seem correct to break them up.
among Shearwater pots, this one is unique and wonderful. it is the ultimate piece for any collector of American Art Pottery.
no reserve, no buy it now and no early auction end, so please do not ask, as i hate to say "no". my 14 day return policy is simple, if not as described you get your money back. domestic postage, priority, fully insured, signature required will be $23.95. the rest of the planet will be $73.00. any excess postage of more than $1.00 will be refunded to the winner via paypal. any additional postage cost will be borne by me.
please email me with any questions and i'll get back with you.
thanks for viewing this and good luck, folks!
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