Posted 9 years ago
I have a very interesting pottery vase with a slightly abstract design that I am looking to identify and date. This piece is 8 1/4" high and measures 2 3/4" diameter at the top, flares out to 4 1/2" near the base and then ends up at 4" across at the bottom. It has two handles, a carved abstract design and is in a rust colored glaze. The pottery body appears to be a yellow clay and it appears to be hand signed on the bottom with the name POLLOCK and stamped with the numbers 113.
I purchased it in a lot of pottery years ago in Washington State. I have had someone suggest the possibility that it could have been done between 1928 - 1930 by Jackson Pollock when he was a student at the Manual Arts High School in L.A. Apparently he dabbled in ceramics during this time.
Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations on how I might go about authenticating that. Otherwise, I would still be interested in finding any information at all about the piece, whether it is THE Jackson Pollock or not. Thank you in advance.