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Whimsical James C Seagreaves Mid-20th Century Glazed Brown & Yellow Redware Bird

  • $ 157.77

Description: A nice glazed and nicely decorated redware bird figurine made by James C Seagreaves. This is a whimsical brown and yellow colored bird, typical of Seagreaves' work, having black highlights and blue colored tail. The bird is hollow and stands on an oval shaped base with its edge colored in black. The bird figurine has raised design outlining the feathers in the wings, the legs, the feet, and the eyes. The bird's legs are yellow with black dots while its feet or claws are in black. The oval base of the piece is marked on the underside "JCS." The head of the bird is looking forward with the bord's beak open. The piece is hollow but has raised details throughout. A beautiful piece of modern folk art redware to add to your collection. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in the period 1950-1970.

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Size: The base measures ~3 1/8" by ~1 7/8", while the bird itself is ~7" long, is ~2 1/2" at its widest, and ~5 3/4" at its highest. The piece weighs about 9 ounces.

Maker: James Christian Seagreaves.

Marks: Marked "JCS" on bottom in cursive calligraphy.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful piece of contemporary redware made by a master potter. A beautiful piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.

Condition: The bird is in good condition with no cracks, repairs, chips, or hairlines. The piece has crazing to the glaze throughout. Other than that, the piece is solid, beautiful, and very well made. A great looking bird in excellent condition to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.

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