Vintage California Pacific Pottery Art Deco Deer Figurine Aqua Gloss Glaze
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Vintage California Pacific Pottery Art Deco Deer Figurine Aqua Gloss Glaze:
NOTE: The matching console dish/flower bowl shown in the last two photographs is NOT part of this listing and not included in a winning offer. The bowl is shown as an example of how the deer could be used in a retro setting, and is available for purchase through another of my sale listings.
Pacific Pottery, originally called Pacific Clay Company, began in the late 20's in the Lincoln Heights area of Los Angeles. Hundreds, if not thousands, of pottery companies operated in California during the period betweeen the 1920's and the 1960's, and Pacific is considered to be one of the "Top 5". Pacific's main focus evolved to be brightly-colored dinnerware, and a brisk competition developed with Bauer. Pacific's line expanded to include decorative figurines that could be used to grace tables featuring their dishes; these were usually glazed in one of the company's 7 signature colors.
This deer figurine, in graceful and simple art deco styling, is glazed in Pacific's aqua gloss colorway. He measures approximately 7" tall by 2-3/4" wide at the base. He was formed in a clean mold, as his lines are clean and crisp -- the detailing around his antlers, eyes, and the vine coming up his leg is beautiful and clearly visible. He is free from breakage or chips; there is a small amount of ever-so-slightly darkened visible crazing at the base..This figurine was originally designed with an intended purpose as the centerpiece ornament in a floating flower bowl (also called a console bowl). Over half a century later, he would still make a gorgeous retro table or sideboard/buffet decoration, if you placed him in a low bowl with floating full-blooming roses, camellias or peonies, as shown in the last photo of this listing. The console bowl is the same gloss aqua but is not marked Pacific Pottery (though it is marked California with a mold number), and is listed in another of my current sales.
Before offerding, please look at the listing photos and ask any questions you may have regarding the condition of this +70-year old pottery piece; as this vintage item is sold as-found and as-is.I am an honest person and seller and definitely try to describe the things I sell accurately, but I may miss something you may think is important, so please ask!