Rare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart Motifs

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 33

Price Realized: $3,068.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart Motifs, Stamped "GEO E OHR / BILOXI MISS", circa 1895-1900, green-glazed inkwell with crumpled and dimpled form, seated atop a blue-glazed, slab base with coggled edge, featuring rare incised designs of a Federal shield with impressed stars, a heart flanked by impressed stars, and a ribbon. An outstanding example of Ohr's creative genius, combining his distinctive, contorted vessel style with outstanding incised decoration. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor from Jim Carpenter at his shop in Montague, NJ in the 1970s. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a 1 5/8" partially glazed-over, in-the-firing line on front, visible as a 3" line on reverse. Additionally, some extremely minor wear to edge of base as well as two small pieces of adhered clay on reverse, one partially covering maker's mark. L 6 3/8" ; W 5 1/2".


Rare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart MotifsRare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart MotifsRare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart MotifsRare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart MotifsRare and Fine George Ohr Pottery Inkwell with Federal Shield and Heart Motifs

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