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Lot 0084
  • Title: Walt Schmidt Contemporary Fish in a Bottle in Bisque Finish Philip Sartore Collection
  • Maker: Walt Schmidt
  • Origin: USA
  • Date/Period: 1980s
  • Materials: Art Pottery
  • Size: 10" x 13"

    This Walt Schmidt figural vessel stands 10" high by 13" across, a big fish! This vase has a bottle form, with an Asian-inspired motif, including strap handles. Walt Schmidt is an Indiana artist who has been throwing pots for more than 30 years. He continues to produce work in his studio, Hickory Tree Studios in Bloomington. This vessel is hand thrown, with a large fishbreaking through the sides of a bottle vase, a 'Fish in a Bottle'!. This vessel is bisque finshed. This bottle vase bears Walt Schmidt's cipher, as shown in the photos. It is in near mint condition, with a flat surface chip on the interior of the fish's bottom lip, which blends in very nicely, and is shown in the photos. This 'Fish in a Bottle' makes a very handsome presentation. This 'Fish in a Bottle' is from the Phillip Sartore Collection of Contemporary Art Pottery, which was on exhibit at the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum in the early 2000s. Philip Sartore was a man who was a student of history and art. He disovered Art Pottery in 1980. Born with Polio, Philip was confined to a wheelchair, but he never let that get in his way. He met each artist whose work he collected because the personal connection was part of his collecting passion. He was working on putting a collection of his contemporary pots together for an exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum in Indiana, when he died unexpectedly at the age of 50. His family eventually worked with the musum to bring the exhibit 'Down to Earth', to fruition. The opening was highly successful, with most all of the artists in attendance.

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  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

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  • Condition

    Small surface chip on inner lip.

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    Walt Schmidt

    Estimate $300 - $350May 1, 2018
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