"Exotic Head Vases," Unique California Pottery Sculptures, circa Late 1940s For Sale
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"Exotic Head Vases," Unique California Pottery Sculptures, circa Late 1940s


Exotic and dramatic, this pair of tall head vases, partially molded and partially hand-formed, depict mask-like smiling heads with chocolate-brown bodies contrasting with sage-green headdresses and bases. Although emblematic of the 1940s fascination with all things exotic, there is something different and unusual about these sculptures -- we have never seen anything like them before. Measures: 15".


  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent overall; one headdress has a small crack
  • Dimensions
    H 15 in. x W 5 in. x D 5 in.H 38.1 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
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