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Vintage Ceramic Woman Bust / Vase by Dorothy Kindell

$275

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A great handmade ceramic woman bust / vase by Dorothy Kindell, circa 1940s. This piece is in good vintage condition (some minor crazing is present) and measures approcimately 4"W x 3.25"D x 7"H. The piece is signed on the underside. #2207 Dorothy Kindell Studios of California was known for producing cermic pieces including a line of "Strip Tease" or as they were officially known "Eye Appeal Barware". Today Dorothy is familiar to many as "The Naughty Potter" because of the pottery line she developed. This barware featured nude or stripping ladies as the handle design. Dorothy Kindell’s work is considered the "holy grail" of naughty barware. She originally began her studio during wartime after supplies for her husband’s plumbing business were diverted for the war effort. However, Dorothy’s combination of boundary pushing designs and a good head for business blossomed into a mini-empire in no time at all, so successful in fact she was able to retire to a horse ranch by the late 50’s. Almost the entirety of Dorothy’s history was clouded in mystery until an L.A. Magazine article was published in 2010 revealing a great deal of her past; thanks to the efforts of author Christa Faust and oddly, former Go-Go’s singer Jane Wiedlin. Please see our other Dorothy Kindell ceramics listings.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Width: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Depth: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Some light crazing to the finish.
  • Seller Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #22071stDibs: LU936627907412

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    Ships From: San Diego, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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