Vintage Catalina Island Pottery #551 Large Green Fish Ashtray

Catalina Island Pottery Green#551 Large Fish Ashtray

Up for Auction is this excellentexample of Catalina Island Pottery from the original (on island) collection. This highly sought after #551 large Fish Ashtray measures approximately 6.5" x 3.75" and has a green glaze. The are no cracks and only a few flea marks and tiny nicks in the glaze. There is a white spot underneath by the nose of the fish, which at first glance appears to be a chip in the glaze (see photo), but if you feel it with a fingernail you realize it is something on top of the glaze. We did not try to remove it for fear of damaging the glaze. The bottom has the signature “Catalina Island” and it appears to be from white clay. It still has very faint painted details on the mouth, tail and fins, which are in the toyon red color. Overall the ashtray is in remarkable condition since it was made between the years of 1927-1937 on the island of Catalina, but be sure to refer to the photos for more details. This item is sold AS-IS, but would make a terrific addition to any Catalina Island Pottery collection.


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