Featured Ceramic ashtray? Sgraffito flowers - where from?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by aaroncab, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    This little bowl or ashtray is 5" across the long ways and about 2.5" high. I believe the flowers on this one are done using the "sgraffito" technique - which leads me to guess this might be italian - but I'm just guessing. The only aspect of it that appears poorly done is the blue glaze on the rim ran down into interior in streaks. Thanks for looking!

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  2. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    it is awesome !!

    ive seen things like it but done badly, but id a snatched at that

    a wee bit in shape like the beggars bowl i posted
  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

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  4. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks CC, very interesting - a brand new avenue for me to research! I appreciate it very much - i can already see similarities based on a few images in my search.
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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    I like it too Charlie! It was much too interesting to put back on the shelf for a measly couple of bucks...and really unlike anything I'd seen before.
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  6. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Pretty good call CC, but I think that stuff uses more of a cuerda seca or resist technique (rather than scraffito) to isolate the design elements ..I'm going to guess this piece may be Japanese.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
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