McCoy Woman in Bonnet Wall Pocket
Many new reproduction ceramic items have the same type of heavy surface crazing as this item. All-over crazing like this is actually added at the repro factory, because crazing is a characteristic most often mistaken as a 'sure sign' of age. Crazing should never be used as a sole identification sign since it can be artificially produced on new items.
Finally, notice how the backside of this piece is very curiously modeled, considering it is a, 'wall pocket' - an article of pottery to hang on the wall. There is no way to mount this piece because when the body was cast its mounting hole was filled in with ceramic medium. Instead of a mounting hole the item has been given large, squared feet. Now it can rest on a tabletop, horizontally. But that's just silly because now it no longer has any real utility. Whereas the original McCoy bonnet woman wall pocket was made to have a purpose, this item was only made for display, not use. Reproduction makers primarily aim to fool the eye, not to create a truly useful article. Anytime an item appears impractical and unable to fulfill its primary function, such as a 'wall pocket' that cannot be hung on a wall, do not expect it to be authentic.
Measures 7 1/2 inches by 4 inches.
Item ID: 2007RP000253
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