Hand Painted Pottery by Nan Hamilton in Boston MA

Welcome to the West Wing 2003

Below you will find pots that were auctioned at the Mudville Show held in December, 2004.

Seaside Salt Shaker

Seaside Seaside

Hold this shaker in your hand and take a little vacation to the Mediterranean seaside. Time to go sailing? Or maybe a picnic on the beach or a nap in your villa? Use your imagination and let this pot help take you there. This shaker is 3 1/2" high and 2 3/4" wide. This pot sold for $130.

Alligator Salt Shaker

Alligator Alligator

It's off to the swamp with this salt shaker. With his tail wrapped around the pot, our friend the alligator is having a fine day in the sunshine, with cattle egrets for company and butterflies creating a kaleidoscope over his head. This shaker is 3 1/4" high and 4" wide. This pot sold for $160.

Cow Salt Shaker

Cows Cows

Let's go to the dairy and spend some time in the company of this small herd of Holstein cows. The black and white patterns of the cows creates a little visual confusion until you sort the animals out. This shaker is 3 1/4" high and 3" wide. This pot sold for $140.

Fish in a Soup Bowl Pot

Fish Fish

Teeming with tiny fish swimming in a bright blue sea, this bowl makes you want jump right in and snorkel among them. This porcelain bowl is 2" high and 8 1/4" wide and holds 2 3/4 cups. This pot sold for $185.

Duck Soup Bowl

Ducks Ducks

A flock of curious ducks circle this bowl. Quacking among themselves and watching the world go by, these birds are paying atttention to everything you do. Decorated with an inside daisy chain, this porcelain bowl is 3 1/4" high and 7" wide and holds 2 3/4 cups. This pot sold for $190.

Pigs in Apple Orchard Pot

Pigs Pigs

A storm has blown through, dropping ripe apples to the ground. It's a great day for these pigs! Loose in the apple orchard, they're helping themselves to a feast. This stoneware cache pot is 5 1/4" high and 6" wide. This pot sold for $375.

Farm Country Jar

Farms Farms Farms

Looking at this pot, it's easy to pretend you're a bird flying over farms and fields in the country. Three trees frame separate countryside scenes outlined with a cut black line. This pot has a little lid; take it off and use the jar as a vase. This stoneware jar is 6 1/2" high and 4" wide. This pot sold for $120.

Dalmation Salt Shaker

Dalmations Dalmations

It's a Dalmation celebration! Sporting dotted party hats, the dotted dogs on this salt shaker are bound to start your day with smile. Painted with underglazes and glazed a gleaming transparent, this porcelain pot is 3 1/4" high and 3 1/4" wide. This pot sold for $300.

Doggy Day Care Pot

Doggy Day Care Doggy Day Care

This doggie day care provides a little bit of canine heaven. Relaxing under trees, chewing on a stick or engaging with other pooches, these canines have found a great place to be to spend a hot summer day. This speckled stoneware vase is 5 1/4" high and 5" wide. This pot sold for $325.

Pelican Pitcher

Pelicans Pelicans

Pelicans are those birds they say "whose beaks can hold more than their bellies can". These four look pretty well-fed, though. Slyly looking out, these big birds look like they know a joke that we would love to know. This white stoneware pitcher is 8 1/4" high and 5 1/2" wide and holds 2 quarts. This pot sold for $400.

Day at the Beach Vase

Beach Beach

Remember those hot and hazy beach days where you look across the sand and the ocean seems a miles away? Everything seems a little out of focus and what better to do than hang out under your unbrella, drink something cool and watch the world go by. Life is a beach. This speckled stoneware vase is 6 3/4" high and 4 3/4" wide. This pot sold for $170.

Striped Fish Platter

Fish Fish

Horizontal stripes (Rainbow Butterfly Fish), vertical stripes (Regal Angelfish), and criss-crossed stripes (Golden Butterfly) make this colorful platter an eyeful. This porcelain plate is 10 1/2" wide and 1" high. This pot sold for $525.

Night Tigers Jar

Tigers Tigers

Pretend you're camping in Outer Mongolia. It's a moonlit night. You look out your tent door and there they are! The tigers on this pot lurk with a spooky, almost otherworldly air. This black stoneware jar is 6 1/4" high and 5 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $475.

Flower Design Jar

Flowers Flowers

Bright flowers float over a background of soft grey patterns that mimic the colored flower in front. The Latin names of the flowers are part of the design, making this pot seem like a cross between an antique garden plan and a contemporary drawing. This stoneware jar is 5 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" high. This pot sold for $150.

Pansy Vase

Pansies Pansies

The rounded shaped of these big, bold pansies echo the rounded shape of this vase. A glossy deep green glaze painted with subtle leaf markings forms the background. This stoneware vase is 5 3/4" wide and 5" high. This pot sold for $150.

Owlet Vase

Owlets Owlets

These three Great Grey Owl nestlings are ready get out of the nest to take a look around. Excellent climbers, they will remain near the nest for several months while their fiercely protective parents look after them. This stoneware vase is 4 1/2" wide and 6" high. This pot sold for $375.

Egg Shaker

Egg Shaker Egg Shaker

This egg-shaped porcelain salt shaker must feel familiar to these three nestlings and their slightly older cousin on the other side of the pot. The softly speckled surface around the young birds looks like the egg each once called home. This shaker is 3 1/4" wide and 3 1/2" high. This pot sold for $130.

Egg Bowl

Egg Bowl

A variety shapes and sizes of bird eggs float on a background of cool speckled blue. The eggs are a satin matte in contrast to the shiny blue background glaze. This stoneware bowl is 6 3/4" wide and 3" high. This pot sold for $160.

Persian Kitten Jar

Kitten Kitten

This pretty Persian kitten belongs a breed of gentle cats, with temperaments as sweet as their faces. Long hair makes Persians a high-maintenance pets but their status as #1 breed attests to their popularity. This small porcelain container is 2 3/8" high and 4" wide. This pot sold for $110.

Lizard Container

Lizards Lizards

Three lizards twine together, sunning themselves on the top of this pale green pot. Often mistaken for a chameleon, the green anole (Anolis carolinensis), is native to the US and are sold as pets. This porcelain jar is 2 3/4" high and 4 3/4" wide. This pot sold for $150.

Elephant Hugs Bowl

Elephants Elephants

On this pot, three pairs of friendly elephants, greet each other with a "trunk hug." Painted inside and out, it's as if the animals go through the bowl. This stoneware pot is 6 1/4" wide and 3" high. This pot sold for $225.

Ducks and Bunnies Bowls

Ducks Bunnies

These two tiny porcelain bowls are like a pair of valentines. The ducks bills and the rabbits ears form hearts which are echoed inside the bowls. Each little pot is 1 7/8" high and 3 3/4" wide. These pots sold for $190 for the pair.

Flamingo Vase

Flamingo Vase Flamingo Vase

All heads and legs, this curious flamingo flock is checking out what's down below. What a potential for knots among the necks and legs! What this vase needs is a bouquet of big pink peonies to look like the bodies of the birds! The background and interior is a dark purple blue. This stoneware vase is 6 1/4" high and 4" wide. This pot sold for $120.

Flamingo Mug

Flamingo Mug Flamingo Mug

A flock of flamingos in flight in a bright blue sky are winging their way around this mug. This stoneware pot is 3 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" high. This pot sold for $100.

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