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Did a quick search, first artist may be Katherine Van Horne? Now that you know which company produced the vases you should be able to track down the artist. They’re very well documented.
Both are actual antiques. Made by Rookwood Pottery. The first in 1908, I can’t quite make out the initials of the decorating artist. The second in 1901, decorated by Edward Diers (spelling from memory...
It’s Fulper Pottery in their Wisteria glaze. Mark dates production circa 1916-22 and reads “FULPER” with the letters vertically stacked within an oval “racetrack” surround.
Sorry, lmao emoji posted as ????. I’m seeing MRW now.
Before you added a closeup of the mark, I saw a elephant, swan and camel ????
Just thoughts.. could the mark be oriented vertically? Perhaps inspired by hieroglyphics rather than alphabetic?
My best guess would be Schafer & Vater.
What does it say under the shelf-tack covering the front left foot?
Is there another initial below the “M”? Maybe potters initials rather than the first letter of a Mexican state?
Made in Spain Below is a link to similar with a full mark and some info https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/185837-1960s-1970s-ceramica-convento-jesus-mari
Yes, made to approximate an English registry mark. They show up on goods out of China.
How is it attached to the wood? If screws or studs/nuts, I’d love to see if there are any markings and whether cast plaster/chalkware or pottery. When you press your fingertip on the finish, hold ...
My knee-jerk was Gladding McBean, but clay color seems off. Can you tell if the rust coloration is in the clay, or from years of contact w/ iron-rich water? If coloration is on the surface, a q-tip di...
Although an “X” often denotes a second, that X was applied pre-fire. I think it’s most likely the decorator’s cipher.
Think it’s made in Indonesia/Bali. Google ‘Bali frog vase’ for others.
Celadon glaze, cut out areas on body are often called “reticulated” Like Asian, possibly Thai. Google “Thai celadon vase” and search images for similar.
You might try dusting the base with cinnamon to see if it will settle in the markings and enhance the contrast. I kind of doubt Shawnee, clay would be white
could the 4/2d be the price - seems like 2d was an outdated abbreviation for 2 pence?
The first letter possibly a G with the same letter incorporated (if rotated 180) above the cipher?
I get an Italian vibe but no idea on the mark. Just from the way the script lettering flows, I wonder if you don’t have the mark upside down as pictured?
Is the crocodile marked?
Mark says “MADE IN USA”. Googling “made in USA pottery wall pocket” turned up several\ images ID’d as McCoy https://www.google.com/search?q=made+in+usa+pottery+wall+pocket&client=safari&hl=en-u...
I’d think Italian, but don’t know who made it either
Reminds me of some of the studio (not mass produced) wares of Jim Rumph. Went down that rabbit hole earlier, but couldn’t find anything quite like it. Really unique!
Did an image search, there are more examples out there with various attributions, most of which disagree. Many ID’d as majolica - which yours would not be because it has a matte glaze. Here’s anot...
Oops “Hull or Weller”
Reminds me of Hull or Welles. Any markings? Can you add a pic of the base?
You might try dusting the base with talcum powder, powdered sugar, or similar to see if you can increase contrast on the signature. That’ll be the key to determining who/where it was made.
I don’t recognize the form, but my guess would be most of the letters/numbers denote your vase was a glaze test piece - so likely won’t be useful for determining attribution. Hopefully someone will re...
An you add a pic of the base? Even if unmarked
Wet blanket here.. those are reproductions Originals: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/roseville-pottery-fuchsia-blue-candle-1956849931
galluba & hofmann. Not sure on date, but you should be able to search manufacturer and find pics to narrow production range.
Steuler - that mark, paired with the buff colored clay, date your vase circa the 1960s or later
I suspect if that’s an impressed mark, it’s a rectangular Japanese studio chop mark. No guesses based solely on the form. If it is in fact a mark, you might try a pencil and tissue paper rubbing to ho...
Thought I asked this yesterday, but i guess it didn’t post. It looks like there is an impressed rectangle-shaped mark below the 92 and partially covered by the paper tag?
Could the center portion of the mark be SESTO?
About 8 1/4” tall?
Nice form! Might alternately be Thai?
Not trying to be snotty, but just want to point out the exposed white clay on the setting ring means your mold is not redware . https://www.collectorsweekly.com/pottery/redware Don’t know who ma...
Sorry for all the questions, is there a hole below the beak or anywhere other than the hole for hanging? Thinking it might be a twine holder/dispenser. Look like a very well made piece. Guessing you a...
Not sure why it looks so familiar. Reminiscent of wares produced by several artists at California Faience in the 1930s, but those typically have a red clay body. Also similar to designs by Dorr Bothwe...
Is the clay stained to produce the skin color, or is the entire figural cast with that color stoneware?
Could you add a pic of the base/back, even if unmarked
FWIW, not sure it’s what I’d consider Raku. You could try a pencil and tissue paper rubbing of the mark to see if it’s readable. Also, dusting the mark with powdered sugar might enhance contrast a...
Probably a total red herring, but it looks somewhat consistent with the “Modern Fossils” works, a collaboration between Judith Marchand and David Horowitz. Again, a very long shot, but you might email...
Pic of the base, even if unmarked, might help
Virginia Demarest. Decorator from 1900-1903.
It’s Rookwood. Right where the glare is on the base pic, is the artist’s cipher. Can you add another pic without the glare? Vase dates around 1900. You can google “dating rookwood pottery” and find t...
My best guess would be NC or KY pottery. I agree, older, 1930s to 60s? Handles and distinctive neck will be your best bet for narrowing down attribution
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