06-25-2011 06-25-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2552B Boston
June 25, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Four Mid-century Art Pottery Vases

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2552B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 25, 2011 10:00AM


Four Mid-century Art Pottery Vases
Glazed and decorated earthenware
20th century
An oval vase with hand-painted Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge and serpent decoration in black on a grayish purple ground signed and dated Leah Basham 1945 on base; a figural goblet with glazed face of a woman incorporating coils of her hair for handles with impressed mark and label for Alfaraz, Spain; a vase by Italian Marcello Fantoni, oval form with neck tapering to mouth, with turquoise glaze drip over brownish purple to sand in texture and color, inscribed FANTONI on base; a tall cylindrical vase with matte glaze depicting several hand-painted large-eyed women with Italian maker's mark on base, ht. 7 1/2, 6, 9 1/4, 12 in., respectively.
Estimate $400-600


Leah Basham, Tree of Knowledge, Alfaraz, Adam and Eve, Spain, Adam