AMERICAN MID-CENTURY MODERN EVA ZEISEL CERAMIC ARTICLES, LOT OF FIVE, comprising one unmarked salt and pepper shaker set modeled as birds, one large covered dish/casserole with cover modeled as a bird's head, two small covered dishes/casseroles with covers modeled as bird's heads, and one creamer/gravy dish with pouring spout through the bird's beak. Two small casseroles marked "Eva Zeisel / Fine / STONEWARE / from / MONMOUTH" on base otherwise unmarked. Western Stoneware, Monmouth, Illinois. Circa 1950. Large covered dish 7 1/2" HOA.
Salt and pepper shaker set undamaged, large covered dish with one small chip to one edge and one minute area of glaze loss on rim, creamer/gravy with small flake on one edge, one smaller covered dish with one hairline on base, one smaller covered dish with one chip on edge of cover and hairlines and chips on base.
Provenance: Property from the Estate of Nicholas de Belleville Katzenbach, Princeton, New Jersey.
Catalogue Note: Eva Zeisel (1906-2011) was born in Hungary and came to the United States in 1937 where she built upon her already strong training as a potter and industrial designer in ceramics.