GEORGIA ART POTTERY PANSY POT VASE - W J GORDYUp for auction is a previously owned Georgia Art Pottery Pansy Pot/Flower Frog. The Pansy Pot has a medium brown/golden glaze with a lighter color frothy drip on the top and down the sides. I am not sure if the glaze is the Mountain Gold, as most other pieces in the Mountain Gold glaze have been a darker brown with golden flecks in the glaze. I do not note any golden flecks in the Pansy Pot's glaze, but the glaze is very pretty. The piece has no cracks, chips, or repairs. As shown in the pictures, a couple of the holes show what appears to be glaze pops rather than chips, since on close inspection with a magnifying glass, the tiny areas show minute pitting and not a smooth area like most chips on pottery exhibit. The tiny areas do not detract from the beauty of the Pansy Pot nor do the areas stand out as a flaw since the holes have irregular edges.
The Pansy Pot has 10 holes which are 5/8" in diameter around the center hole in top which is approximately 7/8" in diameter. Some of the 10 smaller holes have irregular/rough edges (outside and inside) which was the way the Pansy Pot was made. The bottom measures about 2 1/2" in diameter. Height is approximately 3 3/4" and approximately 4 1/2" at widest point.
The bottom is signed "Georgia Art Pottery" in a three-line arrangement in block lettering. Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide , 2005, has a small section on Georgia Art Pottery and indicates that "Hand Made by W J Gordy" was used after 1950 and after 1970 W J Gordy pottery was signed. According to the information, "Georgia Art Pottery" was an earlier signature used by W J Gordy for his hand made pottery.The Georgia Art Pottery piece would be a great addition to a W J Gordy Pottery Collection, a Souther Art Pottery Collection, or a great gift for someone who loves and appreciates handmade studio pottery.
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