This piece reflects the heyday of California ceramics. The clay used is dark, high fire stoneware that was very much in favor at the time. The interior of the natural clay is glazed gray then then fired with crystalline glass in shades of orange red and yellow. 8 7/8 across round and has 6 felt feet. I called it an "Ashtray" but it has never been used as such.
The multiple dips where a cigarette could sit seem to have evolved into a decorative pattern. This would be a beautiful blossom bowl. I have no control over U.Thank You for visiting and please follow my store to see new items posted daily. The item "Vtg 70 Robert Maxwell Earthgender Modern Studio Art Pottery Ashtray color glass" is in sale since Friday, February 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery".
The seller is "taosa" and is located in Santa Clara, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.