This '70's era pottery pitcher has an interesting form with abstract, freeform painted brushwork. Reminiscent of some of the pottery by California artist John Schulps, the piece is glazed with multiple shades of earth tones inside and out. The unusual spout features peaked corners; the angled, applied strap handle is grooved with a thumb hold that's decorated with a 6 point star. Two incised lines ring the neck, with the bulbous body tapering to a flat round base. The dry bottom is signed in brown glaze and has four protective felt circles.
This is a sturdy, well-balanced pitcher, weighing in at 2 pounds 2 ounces and virtually untippable. It stands 7 inches tall, measures 8 1/2 inches across to the edge of the handle and has a mouth opening of about 2 3/4 inches. It is in excellent condition and can be used for fresh flowers as well as drieds or silks. It can, of course, just be displayed and admired on its own.
>>>The 1974 oil painting shown in our photos is available here: