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    Posted 8 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4401 items)

    This is a beautiful, handpainted bulbous vase i've had for awhile. i'm surprised that there isn't a signature on it. i think that it's from the 60s or 70s, but possibly a little earlier. the inside and bottom have a distinctive orange peel texture to them. any ideas??

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    1. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      Beautiful!
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      That's pretty neat, I'd bet its a studio piece and not a high-school ceramics class job
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      thanks nldionne and stillwater. this piece is beautifully made - w/ perfectly even walls, and a great lip, proportions, and glaze job. it reminds me a lot of some of the Scheier pieces i grew up with.
    4. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      Yes its very attractive, I would have bought it too. Someone who obviously had artistic experience.

      What do we do with all this unsigned studio pottery? I have dozens of pieces of nice studio pottery that were obviously by someone good, but I can't find out who! I guess you just hang on to it until you stumble across it on Google someday? That's my plan.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      good question stillwater!

      ideally, a piece should always stand on it's own merits - regardless of who made it. the whole idea of collecting work by particular artists/companies is fairly recent in the grand scheme of things, don't you think? i think that someday people will see this and begin to purchase items based on their own merit rather than on the reputation of the artist/company.
    6. maryh1956 maryh1956, 8 years ago
      It is beautiful and that is why we buy them for our own personal collection. Of course it is nice when they can be attributed to a specific artist, especially for our heirs! But the joy of looking at them outweighs the value!
    7. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      Yeah ideally it should stand on its merits, but a lot of the time the merit comes from the person who created it, you know? And I guess I really like identifying unmarked pieces, I get so much satisfaction out of it, and all these unsigned pieces are denying me satisfaction!
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      i agree, but still i see lots of pieces that aren't so great but sell for high prices solely based on the manufacturer. meanwhile, there's many beautiful unsigned pieces out there.
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      i really like trying to solve art/craft mysteries too. but i also love to discover talented artists who never did achieve fame or production status. even people who are no longer alive can achieve fame years after they're gone. there's something beautiful about appreciating talented, creative people from all time, culture, place, status, etc... don't you think?
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      anyone have an idea of who/where/when this was made? i'd love to find out more about it.
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      i'm pretty sure that this is an Alvino Bagni vase for Raymor. They usually only had paper sticker labels, which would explain why it isn't signed. i saw a bunch of his work and he often uses these stripes which run just like in this one.
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      i posted this on a couple of fb sites - on italian ceramics and german ceramics of the 20th c. nobody is sure about it, but people seem to be leaning toward German, but earlier than i had thought - 1930s! i found that very surprising. any experts out there?

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