Hand Painted Pottery by Nan Hamilton in Boston MA

Welcome to the West Wing 2001

Below you will find pots that will be auctioned at the next Mudville Show which will be held December 7, 2002 at 11:00. Starting bids are listed below.

Egret Bowl

Egrets Egrets

Four bright egrets, wings spread wide, circle this bowl in flight. Simple and austere, this glossy bowl shows off the clean whiteness of porcelain. This bowl is 6" wide and 2 1/4" high. This pot sold for $200.

Button Bowl

Buttons Buttons

This little bowl is perfect to hold your spare buttons; they'll feel right at home! The shiny painted buttons gleam against the matte black glaze. There is a small glaze imperfection on the rim, a 1/4" line where the black glaze failed to adhere. This will not affect the use of the bowl. The bowl is 4 5/8" wide and 1 1/2" high. This pot sold for $75.

Ladybug Bowl

Ladybugs Ladybugs

This little bowl is the ladybug gathering place. The bowl is glazed a black matte and the ladybugs a very shiny red, strongly contrasting in color and glossiness to the background glaze. This bowl is 4 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" high. This pot sold for $70.

Clown Mug

Clowns Clowns

Two cheerful clowns are ready to greet you every time you use this mug. Made of stoneware, the exterior of this mug is glazed with a creamy matte glaze; the interior is spring green. The clowns are created with brightly colored high-gloss glazes, making them appear to stand out from the surface. This mug is 4" high and 3 1/2" wide and holds 14 oz. This pot sold for $30.

Smelling the Roses Mug

Smell the Roses Smell the Roses

Some people wake up and smell the roses; you'll smell the coffee. This mug is made of stoneware and decorated with enamel-like commercial glazes with a matte black line separating the glistening colors. This mug is 3 3/4" high and 3 1/2" wide and holds 14 oz. This pot sold for $40.

Raccoon Cookie Jar

Raccoons Raccoons

Some of these raccoons have learned how to open a cookie jar and have chocolate chip cookies. Their friends gather around hoping for a taste. This stoneware jar is 7" high and 6 1/4" wide. This pot sold for $950.

Mice School Little Cookie Jar

Mice School Mice School

In the school room and on the playground, these mice kids are great students. Let's hope they teach how to avoid Airedales. An alphabet circles the top of the pot. This small jar is porcelain, glazed with a matte glaze and painted with underglaze paints. This pot is 4 1/2" high and 4" wide. This pot sold for $250.

Two Cows Container

Two Cows Two Cows

Two friendly cows are interested in meeting you. They stand in a field of yellow flowers, more flowers delicately band the edge, and still more yellow flowers are in the field of green on the bottom of the container. This pot is 2 3/4" high and 4 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $130.

Kids and Frog Container

Kids and Frog Kids and Frog

Two kids contemplate a sassy frog among the Queen Anne's lace. The lid is slightly carved around the front of the goats giving their heads a slight relief. Delicate flowers border the rim and bottom of the container. This pot is 2 5/8" high and 4 3/8" wide. This pot sold for $85.

Swamp Creatures Container

Swamp Creatures Swamp Creatures

A heron, a alligator, and a painted turtle improbably meet together on the lid of this pot. A ring of brightly colored triangles frame them and the bottom of the pot is a mottled grey green matte glaze. This container is 2 3/4" high and 3 5/8" wide. This pot sold for $170.

Pear Pitcher

Pear Pitcher Pear Pitcher

The shape of this pitcher is like a pear. With the pears, there are scenes of the countryside and a delicate border. Painted with underglaze paints on an antique white background, the country scenes are soft and blurred like from a dream. This large piece is 9 1/4" high and 5 3/4" deep and holds 2 quarts. This pot sold for $175.

Peacock Pitcher

Peacock Pitcher Peacock Pitcher

Two peacocks stare out serenely in a garden of purple iris. The interior is a variable blue of several shades. The peacock is painted with underglaze paints with transparent over; the flowers are painted over the green of the foliage. This tall pot is 8 1/4" high and 4 3/4" wide and holds 1 1/2 quarts. This pot sold for $275.

Puffin Party Bowl

Puffin Bowl Puffin Bowl

It's a puffin party! A gregarious group of these rotund birds gather together, hoping someone will put anchovies in the salad. This bowl is made of light brown stoneware. The exterior is glazed a satin black with a border of colored diamonds. This low bowl is 9 3/4" wide and 1 3/4" deep. This pot sold for $475.

Brightly Colored Fruit Platter

Fruit Bowl Fruit Bowl

The bowl is already filled with fruit. glazed with brilliantly colored commercial glaze, set-off by matte black outlines, this bowl is a decorative centerpiece al by itself. The exterior is glazed a teal blue semi-gloss. This low bowl is 8 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" deep. This pot sold for $150.

Piggy Bowl

Piggy Bowl Piggy Bowl

Five silly young pigs are hoping you will share when you eat out of this bowl. The interior and around the pigs is glazed with a charcoal colored satin matte glaze. The pigs are painted with underglaze paints. This stoneware bowl is 6 3/4" wide and 3 1/4" high and holds one quart. This pot sold for $250.

Ewe Bowl

Ewe Bowl Ewe Bowl

These five sheep are looking for some greens or a little salad to share. The interior is glazed a milk chocolate brown as is the area around the ewes. This stoneware bowl is 7" wide and 3 1/2" high and holds 1 1/4 quart. This pot sold for $325.

Bighorn Sheep Vase

Dall Sheep Dall Sheep

Three Dall bighorn sheep boldly stare out from this red clay pot. The roundness of the horns follow the curve of the shoulder of the vase. This pot is glazed in a cream-colored glaze with unglazed red clay in the background. This vase is 6" wide and 6 1/2" high. This pot sold for $325.

Poppy Vase

Poppy Vase Poppy Vase

Brilliantly colored poppies bloom across the surface of this pot. Several enamel-like glazes form the flowers. A black underglaze line directly on the stoneware raises the flowers slightly above the surface. This stoneware pot is 5 1/4" wide and 4 1/2" high. This pot sold for $125.

Angelfish Container

Angel Fish Angel Fish

A French angelfish glides into view on this elegant container. A warm water fish, the angelfish juvenile coloration is black with yellow stripes. This pot is 5" wide and 3" high. This pot sold for $275.

Marten Pot

Marten in Blue Flowers Marten in Blue Flowers

Beside flowers of early spring, a marten stops on a rock to look about. The glaze on the base of the container is a soft, warm brown that mimics the fur of the marten. This pot is 4 1/4" wide and 2 3/4" high. This pot sold for $140.

Cat Family Mug

Cat Family Cat Family

A mother cat gazes up protectively as her kittens play around her on this mug. The background is a copper patina matte glaze. This stoneware mug is 3 3/4" wide and 3 1/4" high and holds 12 oz. This pot sold for $70.

Crow Mug

Crow Mug Crow Mug

Black crows gather on white snow. It's a familiar sight out our kitchen windows. This bold stoneware mug has been glazed with two glazes, charcoal and cream. The dark glaze is detailed with black underglaze. This mug is 3 1/2" wide and 4" high and holds 14 oz. This pot sold for $140.

Hats and Mittens Bowl

Hats and Mittens Hats and Mittens

After a big bowl of steaming soup, you'll be warm enough to gather up your hat and mittens and go out in the cold. This colorful stoneware pot is decorated with hats and mittens on the outside and scarves on the interior which have been painted with underglazes. This bowl is 6 1/4" wide and 2 3/4" high. This pot sold for $140.

Mice Skater's bowl

Mice Skaters Mice Skaters

The mice are back at a (m)ice skating party. The inside is a deep blue frozen pond ringed by evergreens. Outside, you'll find a jolly group of mice, skating their way around the bowl. This tiny porcelain bowl, decorated with underglazes, is 4 1/4" wide and 2" high. This pot sold for $290.

Owl Jar

Owl Jar Owl Jar

Three owls look out sternly from their perch high among the trees. The owls and leaves are formed by a rust colored glaze which has been detailed with underglaze paints. A latex mask was applied to the pot before glazing so the background remains a unglazed red clay. This tall narrow jar is 9 1/4" high and 5" wide. This pot sold for $275.

Egyptian Pitcher

Pitcher Pitcher

This pitcher has a cat on one side and a bird on the other. Surrounding the large figures, you will find smaller birds, flowers, script and other ancient Egyptian motifs. The background is rough red clay, a contrast to the smoothness of the rust glaze which has been detailed with underglaze paints. This pitcher holds 1 3/4 quarts and is 7" high and 5 1/2" across the body. This pot sold for $170.

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