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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Found this great art pottery humidor. It is hand made with arts and craft glaze colors .. a hand fitted hammered copper lid. The potter has signed it. The clay is a light color. It’s about 6.5 inches high. Someone out there might recognise the signature makers mark. Thanks

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    1. art.pottery, 1 year ago
      Incredible piece! Have you checked the lid carefully for a mark - that might be of more use in attribution.
    2. art.pottery, 1 year ago
      I’ve exhausted every guess I had but can’t find anything even remotely similar. Because of the mixed media, I suspect your humidor was produced by an arts community/consortium. One that produced both ceramics and copper wares. There were several circa 1900 into the early 30s. Roycroft is one example. If you don’t get an answer here, Rago Arts ( would be an excellent resource. Contact them, they would be interested in a piece of that caliber.

      And PLEASE post back here with what you find.
    3. charlie1968 charlie1968, 1 year ago
      Thank you for your help. I didn’t think of looking at the lid for a mark.. I’ll do that.. I know this is a long shot but I was also looking at different early art pottery company’s ones with cyphers and the closes one to this is Overbeck. Elizabeth Overbeck There’s a pot with similar glazes and type of clay. It’s a guess. What do you think? Thanks
    4. art.pottery, 1 year ago
      I’ve seen a few Overbeck pieces and all had consistent markings. You might contact the Overbeck museum for their opinion. They’ve seen hundreds of examples.
    5. charlie1968 charlie1968, 1 year ago
      Thanks i will look into it... I looked too and most are latter pieces.. I broke the cypher down... I came up with the letters E O.. but you know how that is.

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