Vintage Mary E California Studio Art Pottery Bowl Description and Item Information Up for sale is this large, vintage Mary Erckenbrack California studio pottery bowl. Please excuse the glare in the photos. This piece is approximately 3 5/8 inches tall, with a maximum diameter of about 14 inches. Unpacked, it weighs 5 pounds 4.2 ounces. The interior is white, with a yellow rim; it has figural sgraffito decoration. The exterior is glazed yellow. This would be a wonderful addition to a studio ceramics collection. Identification The base is signed, Mary E. Per the Vasefinder Online Museum, Erckenbrack was Seattle-born, but grew up in Rio De Janeiro, London, and Paris. She studied at the University of Washington, and in Le Havre, France. Erckenbrack was a student of Alexander Archipenko. She was a painter and a printmaker, in addition to being a potter. She set up her studio, Mary E’s Mudshop, in San Francisco during the 1930s. Erckenbrack exhibited at the National in 1947 and 1949. Condition The bowl looks very good overall, with light wear, and no chips or cracks. There is fine crazing, some of which has darkened. As made, there are scattered glaze skips and small indents; there is a 1/8 inch piece of extra clay fused to the exterior. TERMS OF SALE (the not fun but unfortunately necessary fine print) 1. The resale certificate must be properly filled out in accordance with California Board of Equalization regulations. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. Some countries have restrictions or prohibitions on certain classes of merchandise. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Individual computers may display colors differently. The item “BIG VINTAGE MARY E ERCKENBRACK CALIFORNIA STUDIO ART POTTERY BOWL SGRAFFITO 14″ is in sale since Thursday, July 14, 2016. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “craigkc” and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Main Color: Multicolored
- New or Used: Used