Thursday, October 23, 2008

anyone, anyone?

i recently helped my friend move out of her circa 1960-70 ranch and i came across this bizarre piece of ceramic. now, i know i watch too much antiques roadshow, but i just have a feeling that this piece is important. but, what it is, i don't know. i am hoping someone out there can help me figure it out. only one other woman owned the house and she left a strange curled elephant foot sculpture on the front porch and a gazillion arts and crafts magazines among other things. all which lead me to believe that the previous owner had a history with art.

the artist stamp is on the top and resembles a figure eight, or a squared off letter "B". there is a hole that goes through the entire piece. it is roughly 7 inches wide by 3 inches high. it has a brown glaze that reminds me of the trim color on my childhood dishes.

please help!

(don't worry jaime, i will remember you when the cash starts rolling in)


  1. I've got an international task-force working on it. Is the top surface really dirty, but the same metallic gray as the underside when cleaned?

  2. it is all the same color, just very shiny, so the light from the camera just bounced off it. it looks like it was double dipped. first in a black, then in a dusty brown. it is very milky (if black/brown can be milky) and slightly irrescedent.

  3. well its vaguely a hyperbolic paraboloid. i think it looks like a saddle frankly


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