Large signed ceramic pottery vase or vessel
05 July 2021

This is a pastel colored piece in blues and greens that measures 14 inches high and 8.5 inches at the base. It is pottery with a rough or coarse texture. There are interesting little circular motifs on close inspection here and there on the surface. There is a signature that is a little hard to make out and the year 1993.


This came from a small lot of pottery at auction/unknown.

Acquired from
Auction House
For sale
Answered within about 3 hours
By Delia
Jul 05, 14:13 UTC
Fair Market Value
$125 - $175 USD
Suggested Asking Price $175 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A contemporary American Art Studio Pottery earthenware vase
unattributed maker, dated 1993
Of circular section and bulbous form, in a variegated blue/green matte powder glaze, indistinctly marked underneath "MM?", (c) 93
14 inches high, 8 1/2 inches diameter of base
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition; minor pitting throughout commensurate with materials.
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Rhonda guess Jul 05, 18:06 UTC

Yes, please do ask your friend if they can identify it. Thank you,

Delia Jul 09, 12:09 UTC

Hi Rhonda,
I'm afraid the jury is out on this one - my friend showed photos to several people, all of whom are very in the know when it comes to contemporary pottery. They weren't able to identify the maker but shared the concensus that - based on the date and glaze - it was probably American studio art pottery.

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