I found a wonderful group of pottery items recently---a vase, wine bucket and four goblets. Each has a raised pattern of grape leaves and grape clusters. Each piece is signed, R. Crawford USA. The vase and wine bucket are incised 98. The goblets are incised 97. I am assuming that the numbers are year numbers for 1997 and 1998.
The pieces are terra cotta and cobalt blue.
This listing is for an exceptional art pottery wine bucket--7 1/4" tall. The lower portion of the vase is striated. The terra cotta part of the vase is unglazed. The cobalt exterior and interior are glazed. 17"-circumference. Twisted vine handles. Grape cluster leaves and vines in high relief. Excellent condition. Signed on base R Crawford 98 USA, OVEN & DISHWASHER SAFE MICROWAVE NON-TOXIC ALKALINE GLAZE. HEAVY!