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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I got this mid-century water pitcher at the Flea Market, it's unmarked, but looks similar to a piece of Van Daalen Pottery, of Germany, but the clay looks more US made, instead of the darker clays of most German Pottery, that is usually well marked. It has kind of a matte green crystalline glaze, and may be stoneware, with a clear gloss glaze on the inside. It's 8 1/2" tall, about 4 1/2" at widest point, 5" out to out spout to handle, and a 3" base. Any ideas?
    All comments welcome, thank you for looking! :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love aura, always nice to get! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey Kevin, thanks for looking, and loving what you saw! :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      How did I miss all of you that saw, and loved this pitcher? Thank you all very much,
      and Jlmam,
      much appreciated! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Nice of you to check out my post of this pitcher, and love it too aura!
      Thank you very much! :^)
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      You're right, it does resemble Van Daalen, even a few others. You're also right that those are, I would say "almost" always signed. This one does look very symmetrical and even if it were a school project, the student would have signed it, don't you think?! Yeppers, I think so. Ya never know Bill.
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thanks for your comment shareurpassion, I know I would have put my mark on it, if I made it! :^D
      Thank you for the love too! :^)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Here's a link to a web site, if you scroll down 29 pages to 11 November 2016, you can the piece that made me think that my piece, may be Van Daalen:

      The lines, glaze, and handle, are very similar, to my piece, but I really don't have any other reason, than that. The pottery and lack of a mark, make it different, but maybe someone will recognize it! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you both Mrstyndall, and Rick, for taking a look at this pitcher, and loving it too! Always appreciated! :^)

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