Vintage Desert Sands Boulder City, Nevada Pottery Vase

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 09,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Offered is a very colorful and vintage hand-decorated pottery vase. This graceful little piece measures approximately 4" high.

"As early as the 1850s, the Evans family living in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri produced domestic clay products. Their small pot shop was passed on from one generation to the next. In the 1920's it was moved to North Las Vegas, Nevada w the name Desert Sands was adapted. Succeding generations of the family continued to relocate taking the business with them. From 1937 to 1962 it operated in Boulder City, Nevada then it was moved to Barstow, California w it remained until it closed in the late 1970s." Desert Sands pottery is similar to Mission Ware by Niloak. Various mineral oxides were blended to mimic the naturally occuring sand formations of the American West. A high gloss glaze was applied to add intensity to the colorful striations that characterize the ware.

This piece is signed "Desert Sands Boulder City, Nev." dating it to between 1937-1962

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