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MICHAEL MIKE BALL POTTERY EYEBALL FACE W/ 5 FROG STAR JUG

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MICHAEL MIKE BALL POTTERY EYEBALL FACE W/ 5 FROG STAR JUG
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Potter Mike Ball had his initial operation in the Catawba Valley, post completing an apprenticeship with potter Kim Ellington, also of the CV. This example is from earlier in his career and probably one of first forays into eyeballs which he would copiously employ later. From the early part of 2000s to the early 2010s he was located in the CV, and then moved to Buncombe Co. He throws a wide variety of southern folk pottery, always wood-fires, and has really gone to new levels of complexity and skill level in Buncombe Co. Among his early figurals, his guineas are the most famous. He also loves to employ multiple, up to hundreds of hand-crafted eyes (rumors include technically and I cannot deny this because may seen this, that he added 1000 eyes to very very large pot), to decorate his pots. Near the base 'MB' is stamped for his mark. Stands 8.5" tall.
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Excellent condition. All pottery is inspected and we do our best to note any issues. Please call the gallery for full condition report, see all photos. All sales are final.
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MICHAEL MIKE BALL POTTERY EYEBALL FACE W/ 5 FROG STAR JUG

Estimate $100 - $10,000
Jul 09, 2022
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Starting Price $50
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0103: MICHAEL MIKE BALL POTTERY EYEBALL FACE W/ 5 FROG STAR JUG

Sold for $275
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Est. $100 - $10,000Starting Price $50
LEDBETTER FOLK ART: JULY 9
Jul 09, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0103 Details

Description
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Potter Mike Ball had his initial operation in the Catawba Valley, post completing an apprenticeship with potter Kim Ellington, also of the CV. This example is from earlier in his career and probably one of first forays into eyeballs which he would copiously employ later. From the early part of 2000s to the early 2010s he was located in the CV, and then moved to Buncombe Co. He throws a wide variety of southern folk pottery, always wood-fires, and has really gone to new levels of complexity and skill level in Buncombe Co. Among his early figurals, his guineas are the most famous. He also loves to employ multiple, up to hundreds of hand-crafted eyes (rumors include technically and I cannot deny this because may seen this, that he added 1000 eyes to very very large pot), to decorate his pots. Near the base 'MB' is stamped for his mark. Stands 8.5" tall.
Condition
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Excellent condition. All pottery is inspected and we do our best to note any issues. Please call the gallery for full condition report, see all photos. All sales are final.

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