N.S. Gustin *RARE* Sought-After Holly Leaves & Berries

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 18, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
N.S. Gustin Holly Leaves & Berries

Christmas Tree Divided Serving Dish

is a beautiful example of the much sought-after Holly Leaves & Berries line from N.S. Gustin...before the company joined up with Los Angeles Pottery in early '70's.

N.S. Gustin started his company in 1941 and made his name with hand-decorated pottery, including blue spongeware. Many of his cookiejars and collectibles feature cats, ducks, and squirrels--though the classic blue spatterware is also widely collected.

The Holly Leaves & Berries design is the only Holiday line I could find attributed to N.S. Gustin's design. I believe it came out in the 1950's. If you have further references, please send them. It is a beautiful design with colorful green holly leaves and red berries all tied up with a cheery ribbon and bow.

This piece is 11 1/4" long and 10" at the widest point. It is 1 5/8" in depth. T are NO chips and NO cracks. T is a small rough place about 1/8" long which can be felt in the green glaze around the outside just above the upper "y" part of the divide. Just looking at the dish, you would probably not notice it...it may not even show up in the photos. But for that reason, this piece is in Very Good condition instead of Mint condition.

This piece has never been used to my knowledge. I'm sure it was a gift to my Mother somew along the
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