Vintage Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Christmas Ornament c.1980 – SOLD!
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Vintage Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Christmas Ornament c.1980
A whimsical vintage Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Christmas Ornament c.1980. Hand thrown by the artist, it features an imperfect sphere dangling from a looped cord. Decorated with starburst shaped indentations, the geometric pattern repeats across and around the ornament. Six small, hand-rolled clay beads adorn the cord. Additional Raku pieces by the artist are also available.
The Vintage Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Christmas Ornament measures approximately 6 ½” Tall x 2 ⅜” Diameter
Pre-owned, the item is in Very Good condition with wear commensurate with age. There are no cracks, chips or signs of repair. Be sure to note the artist signed on base. 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