Huge Vintage Beatrice Wood Beato California Studio Art Pottery Charger 14.75" For Sale
Vintage Modernist Beato Art Pottery ChargerDescription and Item Information
Up for sale is this vintage Beatrice Wood art pottery charger, tray, or shallow bowl. Please excuse the glare in the photos. This impressive piece is approximately 14 3/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall. Unpacked, it weighs a little under 4 pounds. This is glazed in shades of blue with areas of grayish brown. The glaze ranges from smooth to subtly textured, with a mildly volcanic, orange peel type texture. The back side is unglazed, with deeply incised, concentric circles around the slight foot. Brown felt dots are applied to the foot ring. This mod pot would be a super addition to an American studio ceramics collection. Identification
This piece is signed beneath, "BEATO." It has illegible pencil markings, including a forner price. This piece is by Beatrice Wood (1893-1998), otherwise known as Beato; she is a well-known artist, listed on AskART and Vasefinder, with a page on Wikipedia as well. Per Vasefinder, Beatrice Wood was born in San Francisco, California. She began her artistic career as an actress, and became a painter after meeting Marcel Duchamp in France. Later, she developed an interest in ceramics. She had a studio in Ojai, California. Per AskART, Wood was known as the "Mama of Dada," having been associated with Duchamp, Man Ray, and other early Dadaists. Condition
The plate looks good overall, with light wear. Visible on the unglazed back side, there is a fine 3/4 inch hairline from the edge inward. I can not see it on the glazed front, so it does not appear to translate through the clay. There were approximately six very small (less than 1/8 inch) glaze flakes along the outer edge; these were restored and are not visible. There is scattered, fine crazing. The front has an area of minor pitting to the grayish-brown glaze. Please review the photos, and ask any questions you may have prior to purchasing. Note Regarding Best Offers
We welcome all offers on our "Buy It Now with Best Offer" listings. We do not use automatic accept or automatic reject. We also do not decline offers, or allow them to time out. If we can't accept your offer, we will respond with a counteroffer that is agreeable to us; you may find that it is agreeable to you as well. TERMS OF SALE (the not fun but unfortunately necessary fine print) 1. Sales Tax
Before an item is shipped to a California address (or picked up or delivered within California), a sales tax of 8% will be collected, unless the buyer provides a valid California resale certificate form by mail (or in person, in the case of pick up or delivery). The resale certificate must be properly filled out in accordance with California Board of Equalization regulations. No exceptions. 2. Item Descriptions and Images
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Buyers must prepay before merchandise is released. Paypal payments over $250 will only be accepted if I am shipping to an address that has confirmed status; a signature will be required for delivery of all items if the total payment is greater than $250. Contact me in advance of offerding or buying to find out about accepted payment methods for local pick ups or deliveries. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing unless prior arrangements have been made. 4. Shipping and Handling
The cost of well-packed shipping and handling within the lower 48 U.S. states is listed above. Double-boxing is not necessarily included unless otherwise stated, or unless prior arrangements have been made. Domestic shipping will likely be via FedEx ground or USPS standard post / parcel select, and the method will be chosen by the seller; USPS priority may be used in some cases. A physical address is required for FedEx ground. If the buyer wants a different shipping method, actual shipping and handling costs will be charged. Actual shipping and handling costs will be charged for combined shipping parcels (containing items from more than one lot). Actual shipping and handling costs to Alaska, Hawaii, or international destinations will be stated on the invoice after the listing ends. In this case, do not pay until after you have received my invoice. I will ship most items internationally, but shipping and handling rates may be higher than rates within the U.S. Due to delivery problems, I am no longer able to offer first class mail international. Upon request, I am happy to provide a quote to areas outside of the contiguous United States. Some items may be too large to be shipped internationally. International buyers are responsible for knowing the parcel size limitations, weight limitations, and prohibited items for shipping to their country through the U.S. postal service. If you are uncertain whether an item can be safely and legally shipped to your country, ask before offerding or buying. I typically ship on Mondays and Thursdays, unless a holiday or special circumstance precludes it. If you pay with Paypal, your item will be shipped on my next shipping day after your payment clears (e-checks take several days to clear). I am not responsible for the transit time once the item(s) has been accepted by the shipping carrier. International buyers, please note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding or buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up; do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. I do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts. US and international government regulations prohibit such behavior. 5. Disclaimer of Liability
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