This Shearwater Pottery Pirate figural stands 6" high by 6.5" across by 3.25" wide. He has a fabulously active design, which was from a line of figures by Walter Inglis Anderson. According to the book on Shearwater Pottery by Dod Stewart, Walter designed the pirate figures with his younger brother Mac, along with several other figural series in 1929, in an annex they built on to their older brother Peter's pottery on the gulf coast in Mississippi. This Pirate is called 'Drinking Pirate Head Back', a rather animated, active Pirate. There were many swashbuckling Pirates in Anderson's designs, some large, some small, and each more fun than the next. This guy comes from an old, well-loved collection. He is poised drinking from a bottle of liquor, likely rum, and he looks rather relaxed as if the bottle might be near empty. He is glazed in a rainbow of colors and finished to a glossy sheen, a very fun presentation! He is unmarked, but given his clay composition, with a non-white bottom, we believe he is from c1980-1990, and guaranteed to be vintage Shearwater Pottery. Pirates from the 2000s are pure white on the undersides. This Pirate is in excellent condition, with a very good restoration to a chip on one foot, which we show in the photos. He will make you smile, we guarantee it!
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