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Folky chalk head
Folky chalk head
Redware toad
Redware toad
Tourist ware planter
Hanging planter
Pottery planter
Pottery planter

Folky chalk headThis is a folky life-size head of a man with curly hair and a large mustache. It is very detailed including eyelashes, the pupils of the eyes, features of the ears, and comb marks on the hair. The head is fairly heavy, and is made from a dense chalk which has then been glazed, so the surface of the face is glossy, while the hair because of the texture does not have quite as much sheen. The condition is good, with some slight wear to the glaze, a fairly large chip on one ear and a few chips on the base and chin. It is difficult to determine the age, but was likely made in the mid-1900's. The total size is approximately 14 1/2" high by 9" deep by 8" wide. The base is about 8" by 8". The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CTTP.   Folky chalk head ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folky chalk head ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Redware toadHere is an animated redware toad, unglazed, with an orange painted mouth and a strong folky look and "personality". It is anonymous and of unknown age, though it was in the Howard Smith collection for some time. It is 5 1/2" long by 4" wide by 2 1/2" high. The right front foot is broken off. The price is $45.00. Inventory Code: PCOW.   Redware toad ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Next are two pieces of tourist ware pottery. They have richly colored, flowing glazes with slight craqueleur. They are slightly glossy, with a few tiny pinprick-sized bubbles in the glaze. These were primarily made in the 1940's and 50's in the South, Ozarks, and Appalachia. They are really very nice, functional and decorative objects. They are described and priced separately below.

Pottery planterThis tourist ware pottery planter is 4 3/4" high by 6 1/4" in diameter, with a drainage hole in the bottom. The crazed glaze is in rich blue, maroon, green, and cream, with tiny firing bubbles. It has good age, and the condition is excellent. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: AHWW.   Image ... From above ... From below ... With several others and a soda can for scale.

Tourist ware planterThis is a small planter. It has three holes formed in it for hanging. It is in excellent condition with a medium glossy glazed surface; and is nicely decorated in red, blue, green rust, and yellow colors. It is 4 1/4" high by 6" in diameter. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: AHWR.   Image ... Another side ... From above ... From below ... With several others and a soda can for scale.

 

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