Polliwog Pitcher A Stoneware Vessel by Leza McVey (1907-84)

Outstanding example of McVey´s work in stoneware, dealing with natural and animalistic forms. The current example being the polliwog or larval frog. Bulbous gourd shape with a mildly distinct mouth and eyes, and three horizontal ridges to the tail that forms the spout. McVey had a masterful understanding of the modern shapes that fascinated post war America, refined without the chintz so often prevalent with her contemporaries. Impressed signature with applied period label LEZA MCVEY CERAMICFORM #6 POLLIWOG PITCHER

11" H 5.5" W 7" D

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