Hand Painted Pottery by Nan Hamilton in Boston MA

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Below you will find all the non-dog pots that have been auctioned on eBay in 2000.

Elephant Vase

Elephants Elephants

These cheery elephants are raising their trunks in a salute to good times. This pot is made of stoneware glazed with a satin matte black on the interior and top, with the elephants painted with underglaze paints over a cream glaze. This little vase is 3 3/4" high and 4 3/4" wide. This pot was sold in December for $300.

Polar Bear Vase

Polar Bears Polar Bears

These polar bears are seeking something... What's out there? This porcelain vase is glazed with a satin matte glaze giving the surface a shimmering quality. The bears have a soft and fuzzy quality that belies their strength. This pot is just under 7" tall and 4 1/2" wide. This vase was sold in November for $300.

Stone Bowl

Stone Bowl Stone Bowl

TThis bowl is made of speckled stoneware clay painted in a beach stone pattern. This pot can truely be called "stoneware". The bowl is glazed black except for the two bands of stones, wide on the outside and narrower on the inside. The stones are painted with underglazes. The stones are so realistic, they seem to be forming the bowl. This pot is 7 1/2" wide and 3 1/4" high. This bowl was sold in October for $310.

Animals in the Garden Plate

Animal Plate
Animal Plate
Animal Plate

This deep porcelain plate is home to lots of little creatures peering out into the garden. From little berry-eating mice and to a young raccoon watching between parted grass, life abounds on this plate. This plate is 10 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" high. It's glazed with a clear transparent glaze over underglaze painting. The underside is a mottled green. This pot was sold in September for $430.

Porcelain Ibis Container

Ibis Ibis

Five white ibis perch in an swamp in the Everglades. This small scene takes you into a quiet world, far away. This jar is 4 3/4" wide and and 2 3/4" high. A shiny transparent glaze covers the lid painted area and the bottom is glazed in a leaf green with little colorful designs scattered across the base. This pot was sold in August for $232.50.

Cardinals on Black Clay

Cardinals Cardinals

The cardinals on this pot have a friend on the other side, a red crossbill. The birds are bright and shiny, a strong contrast to the natural roughness of the exposed black clay. The interior is glazed a speckled grey-green. The pot is 5" high and 6" wide. This pot was sold in July for $300.

Tree Frog bowl Bowl

Five Frogs Five Frogs

From the depths of a tropical forest, five tree frogs climb out of this small, jewel-like bowl. The rim of this porcelain bowl has been carved to the shape of the frogs. As you look across the interior of the bowl, gaily painted frogs climb among interlaced leaves in a deep green glaze. The smiling faces of the frogs and more green leaves cover the exterior. The bowl is 3" high and 4 1/2" wide. This pot was sold in June for $1,155.00.

Polar Bear Bowl

Polar Bears Polar Bears

Shimmering in northern sunlight, polar bears meet on this bowl. Inside, four foxes cavort, following the bears in the hope of scraps from their hunt. The bears and fox are glazed in a satin matte, giving them a "furry" quality that sets them apart from the shiny glaze that covers the ice and snow. This bowl warped in the final firing and is somewhat oval. The bowl is 2 3/4" high and 5 3/4" wide at it's narrowest point and 6" at it's widest. This pot was sold in May for $255.

Wren Chicks Bowl

Wren Chicks Wren Chicks

It's spring! New creatures are coming into the world. In this case, it's wren chicks who have landed on this bowl, both inside and out. The interior is a black satin matte glaze. On the exterior the chicks are surrounded by raw red stoneware. The bowl is 2 3/4" high and 5 1/4" wide. This bowl was sold in April for $410.

Circus Train Bowl

Circus Train

A circus train, filled with animals of all sizes and shapes, chugs around and around this cheery bowl. The bowl is made of speckled stoneware. The interior is a mottled grey/green glaze with a satin matte finish. There is a narrow band of red and gray squares just inside the rim. The exterior is glazed with an off-white glaze, then painted with underglaze paints. The detail work is extensive. This bowl looks like an antique, but was completed in last month. The bowl is 7" wide and 3 1/2" high. This pot was sold in March for $535.

White Tailed Deer in the Snow Jar

White Tail Deer White Tail Deer

This porcelain jar celebrates winter. A soft, hazy whiteness surrounds these deer in snowy woods. They look out alertly, ready for flight should the nearby wolves move closer. One wolf skulks behind a tree while another group circles at the top of the jar. Two brown eagles fly on the lid. This large jar has been decorated with underglaze paints and glazed in a shiny transparent glaze. The height of this pot is 11 1/4" and the diameter is 6". This pot was sold in February for $515.

Burrowing Owl Container

Burrowing Owl Burrowing Owl

The lid of this porcelain container is home to a burrowing owl. These small, ground dwelling owls live on the prairies and deserts where rodent burrows can be found. The lid is painted with underglaze paints then glazed with a shiny transparent glaze. The base is a matte brown glaze. This container is 5" wide and 3 1/2" high. This pot was sold in January for $285.00.

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