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    Posted 3 years ago

    kwqd
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    This is 10" tall x 8" wide x 6" deep,made by Munson Pottery of Iowa. I am still trying to attribute it. It has been at a thrift shop in a town about 60 miles from where I live for several months for $9.99. It has rotated through the half off tag process several times. It was apparently too strong a statement for the locals. I almost pulled the trigger on it a couple of times and decided to put it out of its misery today, so paid $5 for it. It is apparently meant to be used as floral pottery as there is a plastic piece from a previous flower arrangement glued to the bottom inside. Maybe calling it The Beast is a little strong, but it will surely make an interesting conversation piece. I also posted Beauty today, found in the Goodwill shop across the street later. There is just such a contrast between the two pieces, that I couldn't resist some drama. Leaving it a mystery until I can identify the maker.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Not beastly to me, the raised duck & wheat design is kinda cute
    2. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      I love these American pottery containers, you find them in all kinds of sizes and shapes. A lot of figural types, or some with messages on them. Folksy stuff but unmistakably genuine USA. What is it you want to know? Thanks for posting it.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Just trying to identify the pottery that made it. It may no longer exist. I find only one other piece made by this pottery and a couple of potential potters in Munson, Iowa who are active now.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks Newfld! It is a bit of an ugly duckling, still. I like it though.

      Thanks for loving my duck pot

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