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Eva Zeisel, an extremely rare glaze test piece for Monmouth Pottery: A Dinner Plate painted with floral ornament by pottery employees to test glaze colors, Monmouth Pottery, Western Stoneware Company, Eva Zeisel Fine Stoneware, Monmouth, Illinois, circa 1953-1954. Dia.: 11 in. (28 cm). 1620-106
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.

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A Rare Monmouth Glaze Test Piece

Estimate $75 - $125Oct 12, 2017