MODERNIST SIGNED’ALKA’ BAS-RELIEF DECORATED STONEWARE VASE, IN PUTTY WHITE, BURNT. SIENNA & SEPIA BROWN EXT GLAZE &. MOTTLED BLUE -GREEN INT GLAZE. MOTIF & FLUTED TOP. Mid-20th c American decorated stoneware. 11″ Height x 4 ½” shoulder Width x 6″ base Width x 3″ Depth. Offered for your review and consideration is this Fantoni-esque, most likely American, mid-20th century, hand-built, slab-constructed, stoneware ceramic vase, with a delicately fluted top. It has a matte finish featuring putty white, sepia brown and burnt sienna glazes, decorating three-dimensional, bas-relief, abstract, raised graphic iconography, with a setting or rising sun, hovering over three bands of cresting waves. The putty white base glaze features areas of burnt sienna oxidation. The vessel is without hairline cracks, flea-bites, noticeable or depreciating abrasions or scuffs. The interior glaze is more glossy and reflective, featuring teal blue-green mottled glaze, informed with episodes of burnt sienna, giving it the appearance, as seen with the putty white sidewalls, of being naturally’oxidized. The vessel is hand-built and slab-constructed. It’s signed on the base plate in cursive writing with the signature’Alka. It’s unclear if there’s an additional letter’C’ to its right. Amazing Modernist form & surfaces. A simply gorgeous Modernist ceramic vessel in very well-preserved condition. Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition. The item “MODERNIST SIGNED ALKA VINT BAS-RELIEF DEC. STONEWARE VASE WithSUN/WAVES/FLUTED TOP” is in sale since Friday, July 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.