Ashtray - ROM2006_8102_9

ROM2006_8102_9

Ashtray

Maker: Deichmann Pottery (active 1935-1963)
Medium:Stoneware, with tan and brown glaze
Geography: Moss Glen, New Brunswick, Canada
Date: c. 1948
Dimensions:
6.4 (height) x 15.5 (diameter) cm
Object number: 948.139.4
Not on view
DescriptionThis small ashtray, by Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, is a wonderful example of the whimsical approach that they brought to some of their work. The mermaid here appears to be rising out of an ocean of glaze. The Deichmanns were prominent and influential Canadian potters, one of the first craft studios in the country who were able to make a living solely from craft production.
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