Nicely molded yellowware bowl with pink & blue bands and square base from the late 1920s or 1930s. This is among the smallest yelloware bowls produced in this particular pattern and it measures just 5 3/8 inches across at the rim. It has a stylized pie crust molded collar that adds charm from decades long ago. There is USA impressed in the base and this mark was used on this same bowl form by the McCoy pottery from 1926 on into the 1930s. The small size makes this bowl ideal for displaying on a shelf, window ledge, counter or in a china cabinet. The yellow hue of the clay covered with a strong clear glaze also makes the bowl stand out in any setting. The last photo shows the small bowl for sale here (on the viewer's far left) and four other yellowware bowls (none of these other four bowls are for sale here) dating from the 1920s and later (there is a larger pink and blue molded yellowware bowl in the middle of the photo that is shown for comparison only). If you collect yellow ware, stoneware, vintage pottery and glass, then this bowl would be at home among these other relics of by gone times. Or if you like eclectic accoutrements, then you will find this diminutive bowl a welcome addition.
The bowl is in very good condition with just two minor declarations. It has a very small production flaw consisting of a tiny indent in the side of its base (see photo with blue pencil pointing to the 3/16 inch indentation) and a very tight 2 inch hairline that is not readily apparent (see photo with regular pencil pointing to the hairline at the rim). Beyond that, this small bowl has no chips, major scratches or repairs and the glaze is lightly crazed with just a small hint of discoloration due to past cooking and use. All of this sounds far worse and the photos provide a much clearer picture of the bowl and just how well it displays. And as always, this small bowl also comes with my Docs Antiques `no fault' satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy for a refund (see return policy for full details farther below, certain shipping costs & fees are nonrefundable)..
SIZE: This small yellowware bowl measures a maximum 5 3/8 inches across at the rim and stands just about 3 1/8 inches tall. It has a 2 1/8 inch square foot ring and as noted above, is either the smallest or second smallest bowl size found in this molded pattern. A nice example of a widely collected molded bowl style.
CONDITION: This bowl is in very good condition with no chips, major scratches or repairs. Its only issues as noted above are very minor and include a production flaw consisting of a small indent in the side of the base (see photo with blue pencil pointing to the 3/16 inch indentation) and a very tight hairline that is not readily visible and which runs 2 inch from the rim downward (see photo with regular pencil pointing to the hairline). Beyond this, the bowl has no other problems and its glaze is finely crazed with but a small amount of discoloration in just few areas from past cooking and use. Unlike many mixing and baking bowls, the interior of this bowl has no heavy utensil scratches or wear. Please take time to look at all the photos since they provide a much clearer picture of the bowl and how well it displays. Satisfaction is always guaranteed.
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