- Pattern: Girl with Large Hat
- Made in USA
- Vintage: 1940’s – 1950’s
- Details: This is such a lovely old vase, these girls with the long lashes were very popular in the 1940’s and early 50’s and we can see why. Her very long lashes, the little dot mouth and soft pastel colors make her pretty special. She wears a yellow dress and hat with a great big blue bow in the center, finished with a high shine glaze. There are no maker’s marks on this one but looking at the base, we believe she may be American Bisque Pottery due to the unique large wedge shapes on the bottom. American Bisque pieces are hard to find, many may sell them but rarely identify them as American Bisque. Many attribute her to Shawnee Pottery but based on research we believe the Shawnee Southern Bell was standing by a wishing well. There is no drainage hole so perfect used as a vase or even a plater for a small plant. Great gift for an American pottery collector! Would look lovely as an accent / decor piece in your home or patio.
- Material: Ceramic
- Dimensions: 5.5 inches Tall and approx. 3.5 inches Long (at its longest point), and 2.0 inches Wide
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no scratches, chips or any other defects on this piece. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (Continental US only), unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
American Bisque Pottery opened for business in 1919, in Williamstown West Virginia, at the end of WWI. In 1922, B.E. Allen purchased the business and it remained in the family until closing. At first the company made Kewpie doll heads, the Allen family expanded into planters, vases, bowls, serving dishes, ashtrays, and lamps but they are best known for their cookie jars. They faced some disasters in their time, in 1937 the plant was flooded, the family reopened, only to be struck by fire and completely destroyed in 1945. Market decline forced them to sell 1982. Bipin Mizra purchased the plant and re-named it American China Company making airline chinaware. However in 1983 that company closed as well.