- Made in Japan
- Vintage: 1980's
- Details: A very nice piece of pottery, this is a small Grecian/Italian style wine urn with curved handles finished with a marbleized effect over a beautiful dark emerald green color. The center has a cameo of a lady with lots of curls in her hair which is decorated with a grape cluster and grape leaves. It is important to note, this is not a valuable cameo made out of shell or glass, but a less expensive one made from what looks to be plastic or resin. There is a very pretty gold design around the cameo and a gold rim, all finished in a high gloss glaze. We have not been able to determine why a piece from Mount Clemens Pottery, which was located in Michigan until 1986, would say "Made in Japan". We speculate that in order to keep costs down, they would make the pottery and have it decorated/finished in Japan. If anyone has information that would help us solve this mystery we'd be grateful if you share. Regardless, it is a beautiful piece of decor, small enough for a book shelf or curio, perfect as a bud vase. A fun piece of decor for a wine rack, wine room/cellar or wine tasting party!
- Material: Ceramic
- Dimensions: 5.25 inches Tall, and approx 4.0 inches Wide (including handles)(top opening), top opening is 1.75 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage-Used. Very Good Condition. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches on this piece. However, there is some remnant of glue on the side of the cameo, this can probably be removed, there is also a dark mark on the lady's chin, we're not sure this can be removed. Priced accordingly. PLEASE SEE PICTURES. Please remember these are USED items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Mount Clemens Pottery was located in Mt Clemens, Michigan. It started production in 1915 and had a very strong start with over 36,000 pieces of pottery being made every week. They are best remembered for the largest legal case of Worker's Rights in history. In 1941 the employees sued because their wages were being docked, the case went all the way to the Supreme Court which eventually led to the creation of the “Portal to Portal Act” in 1947. In the 1980's sales started to diminish and eventually the company had to permanently shut down in 1986. Their pottery remains highly collectible.
A Cameo is a material that is carved with a raised relief that often depicts a profile of a face, typically female, or a mythical scene. Higher priced Cameos are typically made out of shell, coral, stone, lava, or glass. Less expensive Cameos are made out of a molded plastic, glass, or resin.