This vintage Catalina Pottery vase or planter is called The Peasant Woman. This piece is part of the Gladding-McBean & Co. of California pottery works, Catalina pottery line and made some time in the late 1930's. The finish of this piece is wonderfully smooth soft satin white matte with no chips or cracks. The woman has her hands up and that is the opening for the planter vase. She is wearing a head scarf. It stands 7 inches tall and 5 ½ inches across and 3 ¾ inches wide. The bottom is stamped Catalina Pottery made in U.S.A. and also has the same finish. According to the book Collector's Encyclopedia California Pottery by Jack Chipman this mark is not from the early California Island pottery but rather the mark was used by Gladding- McBean & Co. later in 1937 when the Catalina pottery line was purchased. This book states that this was designed by Dorr Bothwell. Her inside is clean and has never been used. shipping weight is 3 pounds. It is in excellent condition and really a very stunning head.
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