Mysterious Mid-Century Pottery Tray

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Post by JamesG on March 11th 2017, 1:21 pm

This pottery tray is 7.5" x 4" x 1". Its glaze is encrusted bubbles and frit both inside and out - sort of a "fat lava" type of glaze. The base is covered with leather that was applied with contact cement. Removing it partially at the corners has removed the glaze so I am loathe to remove it further. The clay is red terra cotta. It is strange and mysterious and reminds me of the abstract paintings of some 20th century artists. I've exhausted my resources to better identify it and wonder if someone in your group can help me ID this.




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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 11th 2017, 3:05 pm

Certainly looks interesting and above average, shame about the damage. Could you try heat with the leather adhesive/cement ? an iron? will that work?
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Post by JamesG on March 11th 2017, 3:51 pm

I'll give that a try...
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 11th 2017, 5:19 pm

Gentle heat!
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Post by NaomiM on March 11th 2017, 8:38 pm

Interesting piece. I'd be tempted to take the leather off, if you can do so without damaging it, and checking for a mark, before regluing it.

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Took off the leather...

Post by JamesG on March 15th 2017, 8:36 pm

...and there are no marks on this tray. Frustrating...!
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Post by matted on March 24th 2017, 12:24 am

Great mystery indeed. I have 3 by the same person. 2 sourced from a collector in the Chicago area.
Always imagined that they were somehow linked to to the Chicago Bauhaus, but..?

Same leather bottoms and no signature on the one I managed removing the leather from.

Please let me know if you learn anything of the artist or wish to part with your bovine.

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Post by dantheman on March 24th 2017, 9:30 am

I imagine they were made by an Italian potter who worked in America

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Post by brin mcardle on March 26th 2017, 4:16 am

Love these !!
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