This lovely flared vase with built in flower holder designed by R. Guy Cowan is known as "Morning Glory", shape #783 circa 1927.
Glazed in Cowan's Special Ivory, this elegant vase features a dramatically flared rim and embossed, squared base.
Condition is very good, with a small bruised area and imperceptible hairline on the upper rim, which does not travel through to the underside. Free from all other chipping or cracking, with only minor crazing visible under enhancement.
Marked at the base with die-impressed "COWAN" in block letters.
H 5.75", W 7.75", base 3".
Originally formed as the Cleveland Pottery and Tile Company by designer, potter and teacher R. Guy Cowan, the Cowan Pottery Studio, which operated from 1913 to 1931, produced outstanding and technically extraordinary pieces, which brought international recognition to American Art Pottery. The expertise of the talented artists and chemists in residence allowed them to create distinctly modern forms and glazes during its short-lived existence which have never been reproduced.
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Cowan Pottery “Morning Glory” Vase Ca. 1927, Ivory