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This Chester Nicodemus dish stands a mere 1" high by 3.5" in diameter. It has the form of a small finger bowl or dish.  It bears a blossom at its center, perhaps an apple blossom and the name 'Blendon Woods' on the periphery.  Blendon Woods is a 653-acre park in Columbus, Ohio at the site of Lake Thoreau, and home of the Walden Waterfowl Refuge. It is described as a nature reserve, and it is well visited by visitors and residents alike.  Chester Nicodemus was a potter from Ohio. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art and he was a student of Arthur Baggs during the early 1930s. He managed his pottery from the early 1940s until very late in his life. He died in 1990. This ferro-stone-glazed dish is glazed in Nicodemus' signature ivory glaze, with its clay color peeking through at the high points.  The natural red clay has a high iron content producing rich deep color. This dish is well marked on the underside with the impressed mark, and still bears its original foil paper label. This sweet dish is in original studio condition, no apologies.

Nicodemus Souvenir Dish 'Blendon Woods' c1940 In Ivory Ferrostone Glazes

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