This was given to me by a family member and I just do not have the room to keep it! I do not know much about antiques, but have done a little research about this artist. Harding Black is a Texas native born in 1912 and lived until 2004. In 1933 he was appointed ceramics instructor at the Witte Museum in San Antonio Texas and created an actual ceramics department. Mr. Black established his own studio in San Antonio in the 1950's and retired from pottery in the late 1990's. This vase is in great condition for it's age, although not quite as well preserved as his other works I have seen for sell. T are no cracks or chips in the vase, only scuffing and chips in the paint and glaze. This is a beautiful scenery piece painted with brilliant blues and greens. The glaze is more of a matte finish and overall this piece has a very rustic look and feel. The vase is signed and dated by the artist accompanied by a stamp that reads 'Witte Museum SA Tex'. I have seen works from this artist selling anyw from $30 to $1000 depending on the date it was made and the size of the piece. To the best of my knowledge I have not seen Harding Black pottery dating back quite this far for sale, so this may be your chance to snag a truly rare piece of American art!
Item is signed by Harding Black and dated 1938 Measures approximately 9 1/2 IN. tall and ... read more