Eva Zeisel, a large Salt Shaker, Pals decoration pattern, Eva Zeisel Fine Stoneware, Monmouth Pottery, Western Stoneware Company, Monmouth, Illinois, circa 1953-1954. Height: 6 1/4 in. (16 cm); dia.: 3 1/2 in. (9 cm). 1620-059
Exhibited: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, “Collection of Pat Moore and Dr. Gene L. Grobman,” 18-19 October 2014. Note: Bette Cooper, co-author of Monmouth Western Stoneware (1983), was an unofficial archivist for the factory and collected examples of these works, including test pieces, as they came off the line. Her collection included numerous rarities. On this line, see Scott Vermillion, “Eva Zeisel Stoneware and Ironstone.” in Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty, 2013, pp. 102-109.