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Pottery370 of 12240Triangular Bowl w/ Woman & Bird DesignSterling Silver Brooches, and "Pottery Lost". . . Flea Market Finds 01/23/2022
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Thank you, Canyon Road for your response. Wasn't sure how this site would work. Diversion du jour!

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Welcome to CW. We have a lot of very knowledgeable people that frequent this forum. I learn stuff everyday and also try to educate with my posts.

      In the can hit the edit button and add(up to 4) or delete pictures, etc. The more pictures the better..
    2. Sellisl, 1 year ago
      Thank you so much. Learning my way around with lots of help. So appreciative and can't wait to see what pops up.
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Here SellisI, this is from Your first Post it might help to understand this Post better:
      CanyonRoad, 6 hours ago
      This isn't Native American pottery. No Native American potters ever made anything remotely similar.

      Based only on the one photo shown, it appears to be a piece of Ozark Roadside Tourist pottery, popular during the 1930s/1950s, and now "collectible."

      We really need an additional photo of the inside, and bottom. The only thing positive, is that it isn't Native American Indian.
      Sellisl, 4 hours ago
      Wow, thanks for getting back. Oh, well on the Ozark connection. Clearly it's a thrown pot. Checking to see how to add more photos.
      I Hope this Helps! :^)
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Again..if you look just below the LOVE, LIKE, and ADD TO COLLECTION buttons in your post, there is the edit.

      Add up to 4 pictures. You may have to delete to add different views. Once you hit edit, you'll see your pictures and you can delete them or click in the gray box area above those to browse for images on your phone, computer etc..
    5. CanyonRoad, 1 year ago
      The additional photos helped! Now it appears to be a piece of neriage, rather than Ozark Roadside Tourist pottery.

      Neriage is a Japanese term, describing how the pot was made. The "neri-" part means "to mix," as in mixing the color of the clays. The "-age" part means "to pull up," as in forming the pot on a potter's wheel. It results in a swirling pattern of the mixed clays, extending through the pot itself rather than just swirled applied paint on the outside surface. It appears the inside of the pot has been glazed.

      Art potters all over the world are familiar with the technique, so it doesn't help tell where it originated. Still not Native American Indian, though, since they never used a potter's wheel.
    6. art.pottery, 1 year ago
      Additional terms used to describe this type of pottery are: marbelized, swirlware, mission swirl and scroddled/scroddleware. Niloak Pottery produced a considerable amount of this type of pottery in the 1920s & 30s. Typically Niloak used 3 or 4 different clay colors, but some of their earliest piece are two colored.
    7. artfoot artfoot, 1 year ago
      The brown interior leads me to think Evans Pottery of Dexter, Missouri.
    8. Sellisl, 1 year ago
      Oh, my, you're wonderful. Some of my ancestors lived in Webster Groves, MO and in Dyersburg, TN. Dexter is right on the way. Maybe a souvenir? Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. This is an amazing site!
    9. Sellisl, 1 year ago
      This just gets better all the time. Checking Evans Pottery images on Google, and mystery solved. I also have a multicolored Niloak (thanks for the new term) vase purchased at a Brunk Auction many years ago that matches the photographs of Evans' work. There were even photos of roadside "tourist trap" signs advertising Evans Pottery, one mile ahead. Two mysteries in one day with your expertise. This is more fun than Antiques Roadshow!
    10. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      That's great news that you found the information on it. Hopefully you share more of your treasures and collectables.
    11. rancherswife rancherswife, 11 months ago
      Sellisl, I’m so happy for you that you’ve been able to discover lots of information about your pottery piece. There are a lot of very knowledgeable and helpful persons on this website who are generous with their knowledge and seem to want to help. I’m new to this website so I’m still learning also, and hopefully always will be. I read and read and read comments (lol) on others’ Show & Tell objects that I’m interested in, and I research like crazy but I love learning and the members here have been kind in sharing their education and experience. Very happy for you. You have a nice piece of pottery here. Thanks for sharing!

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