February 10, 2008

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Lot 407: Russel Wright

Lot 407: Russel Wright

Comprehensive collection of ceramic vessels (35)

Designed 1945
Bauer Pottery
Each signed
Sizes vary (vases ranging from 5" to 12")
This lot is a rare opportunity to acquire a lifelong collection of Wright ceramics. Like many of Wright's designs, these pieces were entirely machine produced but have the appearance of being handmade. Comprised of "#1A Pillow Vase"(1), "#2A Vase"(3), "#3A Corsage Vase"(2), "#4A Jug Vase"(3), "#6A Vase"(4), "#7A Centerpiece Bowl"(2), "#8A Ashtray"(2), "#8B Folded Ashtray"(4), "#9A Mantlepiece"(2), "#10A Square Ashbowl"(1), "#11A Centerpiece Manta Ray Bowl"(1), "12A Square Flower Pot"(2), "15A Candleholder Bowl"(2), "16A Planter/Vase Bowl"(1), "17A Long Bowl"(1), "18A Vase"(3), and a "#19A Long Bowl"(1). Exterior textures and glazes are Gun Metal, Bubble White, Figured White, Glossy White, Jonquil Yellow, Atlanta Brick, and Georgia Brown.
Literature: Kerr, Ann. Collectors Encyclopedia of Russel Wright. Kentucky: Collector Books, 2002.
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $13,500
Inventory Id: 7406

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