Thursday, January 22, 2009

Celebratory Wine Vessel - #A1609UW1


SOLD -2:30PM 1/24/09
Inspired by historic European examples, this incredible Celebratory Wine Vessel is truly a work of art. The decoration was adopted from Pennsylvania Dutch motifs giving this piece its unique and elegant design. Included with this piece are 2 hand thrown goblets with separate inscriptions around their centers. Learn more about this piece and its design techniques below.
Construction, measurements and decoration Info:
    Vessel Information
  • 10.75” Tall
  • 12” Wide (handle to handle)
  • 5.5” Diameter at base
  • Locally mined clay
  • Wheel thrown base and pots
  • Hand pierced gothic arches, circles, and half moons found at the base
  • 4 Hand sculpted birds set between the crowned vessels at the top
  • 20 round sprigs applied from top to bottom, decorated with yellow and apple green slip dots to form stylized flowers
  • 4 slip trailed Pennsylvania tulips between arches on base
  • Hand formed rope handles found on the top pitcher, rear cup, and on each side of the vessel
  • Entire piece slip trailed using mustard yellow, apple green copper, and manganese black
  • Light manganese sponging surrounding the lip of each cup
  • Fired with a flowing lead glaze giving the piece its honey dipped shine

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Handcrafted European Inkwell - #A0609199


SOLD -3:10PM 1/7/09
This beautiful reproduction inkwell, inspired by historic European examples, measures 8.5" long (bird tail tip to bird tail tip) and 5" tall (top of birds head). The rectangular base; slab constructed and joined together features applied roping swag, dainty slip trailed florals, and two small openings for feather quill pens. (The goose feather pen shown is included with purchase.) Sitting on the base is the sander cup and the ink cup. These two separately thrown removable redware containers have simple highlights in museum yellow and manganese that beautifully complement the overall design. Also, perched at the top back corners are two hand sculpted birds decorated in museum yellow and manganese slip.