Posted 3 years ago
This is a nice little Art Pottery Wall Pocket that I got at the Flea Market this past summer for $1.00.
It's a Circus Elephant Head on an Artist's Palette with a dark blue glaze. On the back it's pressed marked in a circle, Stockton California , with what looks like 3 or 4 letters in the middle, at 9 12 3 and maybe 6 but I can't quite make them out using a jewelers loop.
The Palette is 6" by 4 1/8" and the Elephant is 3 1/2" from top of head piece to bottom of curved trunk, which hangs 1/2" below the bottom of the Palette, and is 2 1/2 " wide from ear to ear. The Elephants head piece hangs low with a tassel down to the top of it's trunk, and no tusks.
I only found one reference and that was Stockton Art Pottery in the late 1800's to early 1900's, and not sure if this is the same company, but was located in Stockton California and pieces are very rare.
I really like this little wall pocket, and hope someone might know more about it.