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    Posted 3 years ago

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    These are two very pretty blue/green glazed objects. Their are no makers marks on either. I don’t think they are candles and it’s near impossible to try and identify them especially when I don’t know how to describe their shape for an internet search . I think whoever made this pair did so as pieces of art pottery. Any help to identify would be great, I think the glaze work is spectacular. Thanks for looking.

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      My guess is it's small vases. Perfect to put small flowers in and use all the holes for it. They are lovely. Sorry I can't help you. To me they look 1940's - 1950's in style but they can be younger.
    2. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      This shape is generally referred to as a "strawberry pot". I would suggest Monterrey Jade as the maker.
    3. art.pottery, 3 years ago
      I’d guess one of the Cole family potters of NC, perhaps Nell Cole-Graves.
    4. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago
      Thanks everyone for their responses. Artfoot, I looked up your suggestion of Monterrey Jade pottery. You nailed the glaze they produced a lot of pottery with my exact color. I thought for sure that’s what it was. Now Art.pottery suggested Nell Cole -Graves pottery. I looked it up and I found signed from them this exact shaped strawberry pot. But the glaze and color totally different. Will do more research, thanks again, leaning towards Cole potters because of exact shape design.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Strawberry pot? How large are these? I thought they were quite small?
    6. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago

      Elisabethan, their are about 5 inches round and 3 1/2 inches tall. Artfoot called them strawberry pots, and when I located the exact shape and size but with a different glaze color from Nell Cole graves pottery they also called it strawberry pots. New term to me
    7. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      I'm in California and don't see a lot of the North Carolina pottery - art.pottery probably should be trusted on these.
    8. Gillian, 3 years ago
      I found a few pots like yours today. South Carolina made a lot of pottery they call Southern Folk Pottery. Here's a holey pot made by Celia Cole, which is called a pencil holder:

      One was 8 1/2" tall, found through a google image search for 'Nell Graves strawberry pot', it's not Nell Graves - it was made in North Carolina:

      Longest url I've seen in a long time.

      So, I', confused - pencil holders - strawberry pot. Got too many pages open at the same time. The TIAS site is a good one, and very interesting.

      I expect you could plant herbs in the small one?


    9. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago
      Hi Gillian, thanks for research. Your right the Tias site is a neat resource, for collectors.
    10. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      There is no drainage hole in the bottom so plant roots would likely rot- I would rule out strawberry jar or any kind of planter.
      I think it was meant to hold clusters of cut flowers.
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      you are right about the lack of hole in it, although strawberries can take a lot of water and being so small, they probably won't rot. i thought monterey jade at first, then looked closer and i have to agree it looks like N.C. - Cole. nice strawberry pots!

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