New Orleans Art Pottery Co. George Ohr bat & moth vase
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Up for auction, I have what I believe is a New Orleans Art Pottery bat and moth vase. This wonderful vase is 8-1/4" tall, 2-1/2" in diameter at the top and is 7" in diameter at its widest point. New Orleans was the center of culture in 1885 when Ellsworth Woodward started the pottery. They had a number of talented potters such as Joseph Fortune Meyer and George Ohr who had a pottery firm in Biloxi. The new orleans art pottery company closed after one year and was replaced by the Art L eague Pottery Club , a new group later known as the Baronne Street Pottery , with most of the same members from the Art League Pottery Club plus some of the students from Tulane University and Sophie Newcomb College pottery. For more information please refer to Kovel's American Art Pottery book on pages 93 - 95. The vase does have a 1" rim chip that looks to have been glued back into place. There is a chip on the bats ear and back and a bottom glaze chip. The vase is thick and heavy. It is a turely great example of New Orleans culture and pottery from the times of madmen like George Ohr . Great for any American Art pottery collection, with a connection to Newcomb College Pottery , a great and gory art pottery vessel..Check out my other items !