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Post by HunterGatherer March 26th 2016, 12:40 am

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Hello! I am new to this forum, so please forgive any faux pas I might commit!

I found this sleek black vase yesterday at a thrift shop. I have searched the web high and low - and cannot find the maker based on the signature - and...I swear that I have seen it somewhere before. Does anyone recognize it??

The vase measures almost 7" high and about 4" wide at the widest point. It is very nicely made and symmetrical - but rather heavy for it's size. It looks to be made with gray stoneware (I am not an expert on clay). It has a beautiful, somewhat iridescent glazed design, which is quite subtle until you look at it in the sunlight! The surface of the funnel shaped "mouth" is almost like lava. I get the feeling it is from the 1960s or earlier, but I might be wrong. Perfect condition besides a tiny chip on the edge of one of the feet.

Thank you so much in advance !!!

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Post by dantheman March 26th 2016, 6:54 am

Welcome to the forum HG.
Your first post seems faultless to me I just wish I could help you with the identification.
All I can say is it is stoneware and was probably made by a professional potter

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Post by NaomiM March 26th 2016, 1:17 pm

Beautiful piece, but I'm afraid I don't know anything about American studio pottery, but there is an American marks database you could check out -


http://www.themarksproject.org

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