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Unique and Yet Somewhat Disturbing Abstract Sculptural Vase /Unknown Maker and Age

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Art Pottery34 of 168Cute Little Pixie Tree Trunk Planter / Partial Label / Unknown Maker and AgeHand Painted Trinket Box / Uno "Favorite" Bavaria Mark / Circa 1916 /Burley and Tyrrell Co. Chicago Ill. Importer Circa 1912
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Posted 9 months ago

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mikelv85
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This little bit of insanity came from GW this morning. It really is a bit unnerving but something just makes you want to keep looking at it. I'd say it has a very visceral look about it... literally. It's super heavy and about 12" tall. The coiled abstract form looks like a large intestine. The glaze is a thick drippy blue green on a tan base with either simulated or real craquelure. The bottom has a chalk board type black finish. Can't find any signature or marks. Usually people sign their high school art projects ...lol , but not this time. I did see an abstract Fidas of Deruta Italian vase that's a bit like this, but I think this is a one off by an unknown. -Mike-

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Love it or hate it - some potter started mushing in the mold when it was not going his way, yikes !~
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 9 months ago
    LOL Jay....I agree, definitely wouldn't have had the same appeal. Not that it's has much anyway.
  3. Budek Budek, 9 months ago
    Hello Mike, Very cool piece, I agree that it looks Gastro-intestinal, fascinating, organic
  4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 9 months ago
    Thanks Tony, The color and the way the glaze sits on the piece also has a bit of a scaly dragon look to it. Albeit a headless one...lol.
  5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 9 months ago
    Unfortunately reminds me that I have to go for a Colonoscopy before Christmas! RER
  6. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 3 months ago
    This is the true definition of "organic", in this case the upper intestine (and they didn't fast beforehand). This is without doubt a "one off", I hope.
  7. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 months ago
    lol......Looks like it needs a Vowel movement....LOL

    Very organic to say the least. Neat, Super. Maybe it is a GEORGE OHR pottery item and worth $$$

    What drew you to it?

    This will be fun to see everyone weird items they have as per my post....but the fact remains....there are collectors out there that like the different
  8. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 months ago
    Mike.....you might like this heart shaped pottery piece.....LOL

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QFgM4SKX6hw/UZsMb7fNs3I/AAAAAAAAMxc/3ifODqhfXZg/s1600/0077.jpg
  9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 months ago
    I like that one too Rose :) What drew me too this one ? Hmm... well I guess it was just seeing it among all the other mundane things on the shelf that day. I actually do like the glaze on the piece. It's a nice jade green color. The shape..not so much....lol.

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