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    Posted 4 years ago

    Sylvester22
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    Large green and copper colored ceramic tea pot. The tea pot stands 12 inches high with its lid on, and about 12 inches across from the edge of the handle to the tip of the spout. It’s marked at base “Marcia of Calif”. This bright spotted tea pot is in great shape and commands the room, there’s a lot of fine detail throughout this kettle but you have to look close and beyond the obvious over the top glaze color pattern. I hope you enjoy my unique tea pot.

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 4 years ago
      You have made my day posting this picture! I've looked for years for a certain tea pot I actually made in a ceramic studio back in the 1960s. This pot has the shape and lid style that was popular in the ceramic studios; making ceramic items was all the rage then. My rather small hometown had 3 or 4 studios! They all closed decades ago because "doing ceramics" lost it appeal for some reason.
      That glaze was beautiful but tricky to apply. And you could not be sure what your glazed surface would look like till it came out of the kiln.
      My tea pot I've searched for was taller than this one and I had used a glaze like this except with bright red blotches on a white background....it was striking. My mother made a teapot with the same shape as the one in your picture but used a plain clear glaze (kinda ho-hum beside mine ;-)
      I hope mine turns up someday in some thrift shop!
      Thanks for prompting my trip down memory lane!
    2. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      Marcia of California produced castware ceramics in Los Angeles from the late 1950s through most of the 1960s. Complex glazes were a hallmark.
    3. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 4 years ago
      Watchseacher glad I brought back good memories. Your time line and the response from Artfoot make sense. There was a note on this teapot saying this was a wedding present from 1964. I will be on the lookout for the next flashy teapot.

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