Vintage Genie Bottle Vase - Modernist Studio Art Pottery

Regular price $ 159.00


  • Vintage item

This large, hand thrown pottery vase in the form of a genie bottle is a stunner. Draped in gorgeous glossy glazes in ocean colors, this sculptural piece would look right at home washing up on a beach with a "Jeannie" inside. The long neck with its obvious finger marks of the potter is glazed in a lavender-blue that is carried onto the oval mouth with its small pulled spout. The exterior grooved neck is aqua and seafoam green, with stepped ridges at its base. The disk shape flaring at the base of the neck, which measures 12 inches across, is decorated in dark ocean blue, seafoam green, tan and beige. It's ridged, also, and has an incised squiggle decoration. Beneath the disc shape is a deeper darker blue with drips of lighter blue and green.

The dry bottom that reveals the pale tan clay is 7 1/2 inches in diameter. There is a lightly scratched-in signature which may possibly be "Bosh," as yet unidentified. The vase measures 13 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches across the mouth and weighs a whopping 8 1/2 pounds. It's in excellent condition, with a 1 1/4 inch oblong glaze skip under the rim of the disk, which was done in production (it is finished with the clear top coat). It's an absolutely eye-catching, dominant piece of studio pottery.


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