Multi-color Raku Pottery Charlie Brown Medium Bud Vase – SOLD!
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Raku Pottery Charlie Brown Medium Bud Vase – SOLD!
A sensational vintage Raku Pottery Charlie Brown Medium Bud Vase. This piece is a stunning example of Raku pottery from a Jacksonville, Florida legend. Moreover, the bud vase features eye-catching splashes of bold primary colors. The reds, yellows, and blues appear to drip or melt down the sides of the piece. This contrasts nicely with the rich, earthy tones of the vase’s clay. Use it for decoration in your home or office. Or, let it be the perfect addition to any pottery collection! Additional Raku pieces are also available from the artist.
This Multi-color Raku Pottery Charlie Brown Medium Bud Vase measures approximately 4” Tall x 4” Long x 3” Wide.
Pre-owned, the item is in Very Good condition with wear commensurate with age. Further, there are no chips, cracks, or signs of repair. The color of the piece appears Excellent. Lastly, please view all photographs as they serves as an extension to the description and condition report.
About the Artist:
“Charles Moses “Charlie” Brown was born in 1904 in Mayport, but moved with his family to Mandarin when he was three years old. There he remained for the next eighty years until his death in 1987. In 1962, at the age of 58, he abandoned his career as an accountant for a local produce company and became a full-time potter. Charlie formed all of his pots by hand, finding the potter’s wheel unsatisfying because it produced works that were too perfect…
Introduced to the raku method of firing pottery in the 1960s and it became his trademark. In that technique, pots are pulled red-hot from the furnace and placed in organic matter – in Charlie’s case, sawdust. In addition to pots, Charlie also created jewelry, wall hangings, and even Christmas ornaments (some of which were selected by Vice President and Mrs. Walter Mondale for their Christmas tree in the Vice President’s Residence.) Charlie’s works are found in major collections including the Smithsonian, the Johnson Wax Collection and numerous museums.” – Mandarin Museum & Historical Society