Thursday, March 29, 2012
Mystery Pottery Bowl
What I know about this blue and brown pottery bowl is very little. I can say that I didn't pay very much for it and that I enjoy displaying it. The bowl is rather shallow and is larger than a dinner plate...about 14 inches in diameter.
The unusual color combination and technique is what caught my eye. It appears to be a similar style to speckle ware, except for the outside edge. The finish is a very nice smooth glaze.
My guess would be that the first spattered color of blue was applied. Then, the dark brown color was added around the edge, allowing it to run into the first color.
The only marking on the bottom is the number 28.
Show and Tell is always fun for me. Do you have any idea where this bowl might have been made?
Labels: pottery, show and tell
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It looks like it has some age to it....quite lovely!ReplyDelete
You are correct...I have owned it for about 20 years and it was old when I bought it. I think I must never throw anything away.Delete
It's a beautiful bowl but I have no idea.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Elna, for looking at the bowl.Delete
Really like the glaze mix and I was surprised the darker color wasn't the color of the outside. Looks like it was done in a form and maybe is part of a set? I'm also surprised there is no producer mark. Evidently I can't help.ReplyDelete
I hadn't thought about that...but, it is totally white on the back side.Delete
It is lovely, but sorry no idea. Suzy xReplyDelete
Hi Suzy...thanks for looking...I see you have posted. I'll hop over and read your latest post.Delete
It's lovely Meggie, but I can't be of any help either!ReplyDelete
No help from me either, sorry! It is a very dramatic colour scheme, lovely rich browns and the depth of those blues is beautiful. Quite a statement piece!ReplyDelete
My mother makes pottery ~ maybe she can figure this out! None the less it is a beautiful bowl! I will ask her if there is a way to figure out where it came from!ReplyDelete