Eva Zeisel, A group of four pieces from Monmouth Pottery, Western Stoneware Company's Eva Zeisel Fine Stoneware, Monmouth, Illinois, circa 1953-1954, Colonial decoration pattern, comprising one small Bowl, one medium Bowl, one Luncheon Plate, and one Dinner Plate. With standard blue backstamps on the Plates and medium Bowl. Height of Bowl: 3 1/4 in. (8.5 cm); dia. of Bowl: 7 in. (18 cm). Dia. of Plate: 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm). 1620-083
Provenance: Estate of Bette Cooper
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.