Forest Impressions Maple Leaf Nemadji Pottery Bowl/Dish
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Sold Date: 03/10/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Forest Impressions Maple Leaf Nemadji Pottery Bowl/Dish !!!
Offered is a beautiful Nemadji Pottery. It's a bowl or candy dish measuring eight inches in diameter It is in near PERFECT CONDITION. If you look very closely, you can see (picture) a small fleck on the underside lip of the bowl. T is also a small brown mark on the bottom as seen on the picture. This is also under the glaze.
Real leaves were used, so no two pieces are the same.
Normally, when you hear about Nemadji Pottery you visualize the lovely swirl patterns of color so characteristic of the vases and urns.
This piece is unique in that it is a speckled tan with the imprint of three maple leaves on it. It is a part of the Forest Impressions line.
They were labor intensive and, tfore, a lower production venture that did not last long.
Nemadji Tile and Pottery started production in Moose Lake, Minnesota in 1923. Originally producing Nemadji tile, Nemadji Pottery was produced during the Depression to fuel tourist markets, usually in the western and northeastern U. S.
The pottery was marketed as "resembling" ancient Indian works. This is when Nemadji pottery became known as "Indian" pottery. The last Nemadji Pottery was produced during 2002. Check out the website of the Nemadji Collectors Club and you will see this Forest Impressions pattern.
The vase has a decal on the bottom surrounded by a green felt circle. The decal says, "Forest Impressions". Created from earthen clay; All Hand Made; Designed using Natural Foliage; Distinctly Different. "NEMADJI EARTH POTTERY INC."
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