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Posted 4 years ago

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kmgboston
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I have this strange little elephant vase that is 4" tall. I have been trying to find information about it but without much luck. I know its Weller because its marked Weller Pottery but the only similar piece I came across was a "Popeyed Dog". I hope you can help me identify it and share whatever info on this that you can

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  1. valleyboy valleyboy, 4 years ago
    CollectorsWeekly actually has a page for Weller--check it out here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/art-pottery/weller
    The eBay links on the right side of the page might give you an idea of the value of similar pieces, if that's something you're interested in.

    Here's another history:
    http://www.justartpottery.com/collectors_pottery/weller_pottery_history.htm

    Hope that helps!
  2. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 4 years ago
    I think this little cutie might be from their CACTUS VASE line, circa 1930's. I hope a Weller expert will come along and tell us for sure.

    In the meantime, here is what I found:
    Manufacturer: Weller Pottery -- Cactus Line of vases

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:7cxKWS0qixAJ:www.thegavel.net/lead1.html+weller+pottery+cactus&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    When the Depression began, demand for expensive hand decorated art pottery and commercial artwares diminished. To survive in this difficult market, Weller ceased most of their hand decoration and introduced two new inexpensive single fire lines a year. For these lines, the bisque body and glaze are fired together in a single, economical operation. These lines were distinguished by their glazes alone. The Cactus line was one example of the new, inexpensive line. Cactus animal figurines were molded, glazed and fired once. These lines worked nicely for Weller during the Depression years. Bonito was another inexpensive line, introduced in 1932.

    Examples:
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/scarce-1930s-weller-pottery-cactus-78519474

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0H0lu6_e9SEJ:www.tias.com/5923/PictPage/3923450471.html+weller+pottery+cactus&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
  3. kmgboston, 2 years ago
    thank you all for your assistance identifying this piece of Weller

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