Featured Arts and crafts pottery.... Did I miss out?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by verybrad, Mar 3, 2024.

  1. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    This piece was at auction yesterday and was unidentified. I was hoping it would go for a reasonable amount but ended up selling for $300.00 + buyer's premium. I did not bid. I have a hunch about what it is. What do you think? Did I miss out? (Size is 5" tall x 5" dia.)


    Here is the auction listing with larger pictures:

    Arts and Crafts Blue/Green Glaze Pottery Vase - Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
  2. Rclinftl

    Rclinftl Well-Known Member

    at 300 plus buyers and that small size I'm guessing it's better than Teco which was my guess when I saw it - 300 would be full market value without signature...
  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    No idea! Following...
  4. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    I would have said Teco as well but with zero signature or mark, it's out of my ballpark. By a long stretch!

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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Squared. Unless someone recognized it or just had to have it, $300 was all its money and then some.
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Don't think it is Teco. Their glazes are smoother and the color is wrong. At first I thought it might be Grueby but I think the glaze too blue. Wonder if the high bids were from those who thought it could be Grueby. That would still be reasonably cheap. Otherwise, I agree it is at near full retail if it is what I think it is. Any other thoughts?
  7. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    Merrimac, Hampshire and Pewabic all have similar glazes to this but the bottom is thrown me off.
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  8. Virginia

    Virginia New Member

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  9. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Bingo!..... I think this is Hampshire, though the glazed bottom is atypical. The auction piece was no bargain.
  10. Rclinftl

    Rclinftl Well-Known Member

    ??? isn’t Hampshire white clay ?
  11. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    It is, but I see no clay showing on this vase. Thinking the white bottom is totally obscured. I could be wrong but I don't know what else it could be.
  12. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Well-Known Member

    Marblehead maybe? - I could very well be imagining it but I feel like I see some blue line work (enhanced below) about 11:00 with respect to the crack.


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  13. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    ....I see it now, I just can't understand how you saw that!!
  14. Rclinftl

    Rclinftl Well-Known Member

    that would be a very atypical glaze and finish for Marblehead - most of their pottery is either smooth finishes or carved/incised - but apparently not unheard of - after about 15 minutes and 75 pages of scrolling I found this Marblehead inkwell in a grainy finish…

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  15. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    I don't see Marblehead with this but that glaze above does make you think. I tried to work on the bottom picture a bit more and didn't really come up with much (picture will enlarge further if you click it). I do see what may be something at 11:00.... Maybe the number 2? Also maybe a hand inscribed number just above the crack..... 83? Also maybe something at 7:00? Originally thought I saw an H there but the enhancement doesn't really bring it out. Good mystery!

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  16. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Well-Known Member

    I just used a basic photo editor. One that would let you use what I would call a pass-band filter could isolate the blue line work from the rest.
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  17. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    I guess I am still not seeing it. I am a bit color blind so that may explain. Is it really Marblehead?
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