Walrus Alaska Art Pottery Vase
This interesting pottery beaker vase was made in the 1960's or so, following the excitement over Alaska achieving statehood in 1959. Made of a brown clay with a grayish off-white glaze, it sports a hand-painted line drawing of a walrus, done in brown. The bottom of the vase is unglazed and is hand lettered with "MADE IN USA " with the number 12. It's similar to the pottery by Bering Sea Originals, though their hand painted scenes are in black.
Standing 6 1/2 inches tall, about 3 inches across at the shoulder, it weighs 12 ounces and is in excellent condition, with no damage or wear. It's a great piece to give someone interested in Alaska and/or its wildlife. The vase is a good size to add to a collection of Alaska artifacts, too.