N.S. GUSTIN BLUE STIPPLE DUCK PATTERN ~ 2 PIECE COW BUTTER DISH
Description: This auction is for an oblong blue & white stipple 2 piece butter dish which was produced by N.S. Gustin in the early 1980's. The bottom dish measures approximately 7 3/4" long and about 3 3/4" wide - it is ever so slightly tapered, with a thumb sized protruding area at the end to make it easier to carry the item The cow cover measures approximately 6 3/4" long, 3" wide and 4" tall. The cow's body is sculpted on all four sides - hopefully you can see this from the scans. The color is a true country blue, and the butter dish is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. T is a very, very fine crazing line on the top that goes across the bottom of the duck - I did not even see this until I started to weigh the piece for shipping. It is almost imperceptible - the item has to be turned in several directions under a strong light in order to see it. This particular piece does not have an artist's mark on it as do some of the others in this collection that I have up for auction (please see "Background Information" below). Please note that this line of hand-painted California Pottery is no longer being produced and is becoming quite difficult to find, particularly some of the more unusual accessory pieces such as this cat & some of the other items I have listed.
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