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Post by arsgrabba on October 12th 2009, 3:42 am

There are alot of fakes out there, and usually they are easy to pick out. This piece puzzles me though, it looks very much like her work but the signature is different, I have never seen her use an umlaut when signing her work. Can anyone help with this?


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Post by big ed on October 12th 2009, 7:34 am

I wouldn't trust it for a second .
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Post by dantheman on October 12th 2009, 1:41 pm

nor I the faker obviously slipped up with the signature which Beatrice obviously wouldn't do.
It looks like a good piece in it's own right though,any chance of a pic?

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Post by big ed on October 12th 2009, 1:52 pm

I saw this one on ebay ,i think it's gone now can't find it , maybe arsegrabber's got one
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Post by dantheman on October 12th 2009, 1:53 pm

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Post by big ed on October 12th 2009, 2:17 pm

I know, .........I used poetic licence
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Post by arsgrabba on October 12th 2009, 3:25 pm

It looks like something that she might do. Here are some pics.


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Post by dantheman on October 12th 2009, 7:03 pm

I have seen pieces attributed to Beatrice that were very similar,I love that pot no matter who made it

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Post by arsgrabba on October 12th 2009, 10:47 pm

Nice pot, but is it Beato? The Sig is different but could be a later piece?
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Post by arsgrabba on October 12th 2009, 10:48 pm

She did a lot of luster and volcanic glazes, she also seemed to favor turquoise.
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Post by dantheman on October 13th 2009, 2:19 pm

everything seems right apart from that umlaut,you need to contact a museum or reputable gallery that have handled her authenticated pieces

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Post by big ed on October 13th 2009, 2:57 pm

Contact James Sloss hvfmail@west.net
Ojai california , Ed
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Post by arsgrabba on October 14th 2009, 12:16 am

Thanks Big Ed. I asked the seller to please wait while I had the piece verified, but he became angry and told that he didn't like what I was insinuating.
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Post by Pip on October 14th 2009, 7:23 am

I know nothing about Beatrice Wood so can't help in this instance other than to say that this thread is in the wrong place so I'm moving it to the Pottery Discussion section :-)

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Post by dantheman on October 14th 2009, 2:13 pm

the reaction from the seller makes me think it's a fake and he knows it

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Post by arsgrabba on October 15th 2009, 6:30 am

An opinion of an expert in Beatrice Wood pottery:

I can't say for certain that this work is by Beatrice Wood. There are little things that raise doubts in the form, foot and signature - though the glaze is very nice.
I wish I could give you a clean cut yes or no. I can say that there is enough doubt that if someone brought it to the Center to have me offer it as a secondary market piece, I would have to pass, unless they had some sort of documentation that made me feel otherwise.
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Post by arsgrabba on October 15th 2009, 6:34 am

An opinion of an expert in Beatrice Wood pottery:



I can't say for certain that this work is by Beatrice Wood. There are little things that raise doubts in the form, foot and signature - though the glaze is very nice.

I wish I could give you a clean cut yes or no. I can say that there is enough doubt that if someone brought it to the Center to have me offer it as a secondary market piece, I would have to pass, unless they had some sort of documentation that made me feel otherwise.

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Post by arsgrabba on October 15th 2009, 6:35 am

Got an expert opinion:

I can't say for certain that this work is by Beatrice Wood. There are little things that raise doubts in the form, foot and signature - though the glaze is very nice.
I wish I could give you a clean cut yes or no. I can say that there is enough doubt that if someone brought it to the Center to have me offer it as a secondary market piece, I would have to pass, unless they had some sort of documentation that made me feel otherwise.
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Post by arsgrabba on October 15th 2009, 6:37 am

I won't be buying this piece. Thanks all.

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Post by big ed on October 15th 2009, 9:09 am

Wise move John .
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Post by dantheman on October 15th 2009, 12:24 pm

Had I been in your position I would have made the same decision John

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