Incredible 1950s 8-Piece Set Bennington Potters Cooperative Design Pottery. This listing is for a set of eight (8) pieces of early Cooperative Design Bennington Potters studio pottery including four (4) #1341 Snack Trays and four (4) #1300 Mugs.The chop marks would indicate these very early David Gil pottery pieces were created before the name change (Cooperative Design to Bennington Potters) and the move to the Pottery Yard in 1964. All 8 vintage American Bauhaus pieces are in very good condition with no chips, no cracks, and no post-studio damage, however a few pieces have minor production issues as seen in the photos. This is a fantastic set of early Bennington Potters acclaimed studio pottery. These pieces are great examples of the late American Bauhaus movement in the 1950s. Rarely does a set such as this come on the market!
The expertly crafted and well-designed snack trays are deeply marked Cooperative Design Bennington Potters Vermont 1341 with clear impressions of the hand and brain logo. Two (2) trays are finished in the classic turquoise glaze and two in long ago discontinued speckled turquoise glaze. The blue-green glazing is clear and crisp with no cloudiness or crazing. Each mid-century modern snack tray measures approximately 7 5/8 long and about 6 ½ to 6 ¾ wide.The satin glazed trays are about ¾ tall and maybe 3/8 deep. Each weighs anywhere from 14 to 16 ounces.
All the trays are in very good condition, one has a few minor production issues most notably a raised unglazed point on the surface as highlighted in the photo. Rounding out this exquisite set of David Gil pieces are four (4) #1300 vintage mugs. The two (2) satin white mugs are marked Design Cooperative Bennington Vermont and the two (2) speckled turquoise mugs are unmarked.
The hand thrown mugs range in height from 3 3/8 to about 3 5/8. Each 6-ounce capacity mug has a base with a diameter of approximately 3 and a mouth of 2 ½. These mid-century modern mugs are in very good condition with only a few minor production issues. A wonderful set of plates and mugs from an American master, David Gil.These well-preserved vintage pottery pieces were made at a time when Bennington Potters was known as Cooperative Design. The company was little more than a young couple and a few friends working and living in an unheated barn in Vermont. David & his wife, Gloria, slept upstairs in the hayloft while a bare bones pottery studio was maintained below. Years later, Bennington Potters would achieve international acclaim and recognition while never relinquishing its roots in quality and design. A great addition to any American pottery collection! Please visit my store at. To view additional pieces of studio pottery obtained at local Philadelphia area estates and auctions. Please rely on the photos for the most accurate representation of the item as what you see is what you will receive. Stock photos are not used in any listing. I do my best to provide an accurate description of every item and to highlight any flaws or defects.
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The item "1950's Vintage 8-Piece Set Bennington Potters Cooperative Design Studio Pottery" is in sale since Saturday, June 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "sardog107" and is located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.