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50's Clay Sketches California Egret Vase

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Posted 11 months ago


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I'm not familiar with this manufacturer, but the color & deco style of this really caught my eye. the vase stands 12" high, the egret 10". It's going in my entry way where I have my Turner swan print & a couple California horse statues & my Sascha B. horse bowl that I posted from earlier


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 months ago
    Wow this is a really quality piece. What's on the bottom? What does "clay sketchers" mean? Nice find!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Beautiful ! love it
  3. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 11 months ago
    Thanks,amber & Manikin! Amber, I corrected my title & photographed the bottom for you. Clay Sketches is the name of the vintage California Pottery company that made this.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago

    Clay Sketches was started by Cy and Edna Peterson in 1943. The original shop was at the corner of Mentor Avenue and Green Street,
    but volume soon demanded a move to larger facilities on South Chester.
    Over the years a sucession of partners were brought in and later bought out as business conditions required or allowed. Eventually the pottery was wholly owned by the Petersons. I appears to have remained active until 1956 or 1957, although that date is not 100 percent sure. It may have continued on a time longer.
  5. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 11 months ago
    Thanks, Phil! I do collect California pottery & knew nothing about this. You're the best! Thanks also mustangtony & bratdd
  6. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 11 months ago
    Thanks, Bellin, I love the rings you posted!

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