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Redwing Pottery USA / "Charles Murphy" Matte Grey 3 Legged 8" Bowl/ Circa 1956

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    Posted 8 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Can't believe I forgot to share this. Bought it about 2 months ago. My only piece of Redwing pottery to go with my only piece of Roseville. A very contemporary style 8" matte grey bowl with 3 little legs by their designer Charles Murphy. -Mike-

    History Courtesy of "Ars Longa" :

    Charles Murphy
    (1909 - 1994)

    Born in Ohio, the Pottery Mecca of the United States, Charles Murphy was destined for a career in ceramics. When Charles was a child, his father was employed by Saxon Potteries, who also gave the young lad his first job during summers when he was away from school. Young Charles went on to study fine art at the Cleveland Art Institute, working in his spare time at Guy Cowan's pottery studio. His talent gained him a scholarship to study art in Europe, but after his return to the United States during the throes of the Great Depression Murphy was forced to re-enter the field of pottery. During this time he worked alongside such greats in the field as Frederick Rhead of the Homer Laughlin Company. In 1940, Murphy began work for Red Wing Potteries where he remained until the late 1950's, with the exception of a short stint in the military. Later in life, Murphy returned to the fine arts working primarily as a wildlife painter.

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    Comments

    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Hi Mike, nice! Thrift find?
    2. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      Nice piece. I have two pieces of redwing both vases. Well one vase and one urn like vase thing. Not the prettiest thing I own.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Hi Amber, Thanks, Yep the Goodwill. Was in their showcase for a while and I thought about for a few days. I felt it was too much at $8.00. It was still there the following week so I bought it. I'm glad I did too !
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      I've seen what I think is called a" finger" or a "fan" vase by Redwing at Salvation Army,but they wanted $20.00 for it. That's almost retail so I passed. It's more fun finding things on the cheap...lol.
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      I only go cheap, that's the thrill for me. I have a 5 buck limit per piece.
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      That's usually my rule as well but.... If I know something is worth hundreds and I love it plus will I ever see another one. I'll go as high as $20.00.
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      I think we all get stung once and while . It goes with the territory....lol.
    8. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      Oh boy. You need to allot 20 hours for that project Eye.
    9. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      LOL, I need to post something to keep you busy. Know anything about little bottle/vase covered in red mosaic glass with gold grout marked on bottom with DM and a 2?
    10. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      Forgot to hit the love button
    11. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      I do love this piece it is much nicer than my redwing. Mike must be out shopping.
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      So this is what happens to my posts while I'm out....a chatroom...lol.
    13. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      What????
    14. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      I going to post this bottle / vase I found see what you think.
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Mike - this is great! And what a good price. Thanks for the research too.
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      This is great piece !!!

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