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Old Art Pottery Scarab - Denver Terra Cotta Company
This small beetle was made by The Denver Terra Cotta Company. It has a rich glaze that picks up highlights of dark green, subtle blue and brown. The scarab has simple detail and is compact in design. It would make a beautiful paperweight on an old arts & crafts desk. The bottom has a deeply incised circle with; The Denver Terra Cotta Co.. I believe it is from the 1930's but have found little information about the company.
It measures about 3 11/16" long by 2 5/8" wide and 1 ½" high and is in very nice condition with minor chips to the glaze, mostly around the bottom edge.
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