This early Shearwater Pottery Pirate figural stands 6" high by 5.5" across by 2.5" wide. He has a fabulously active design, which was from a line of figures by Walter Inglis Anderson. According to the book on Shearwater Pottery by Dod Stewart, Walter designed the pirate figures with his younger brother Mac, along with several other figural series in 1929, in an annex they built on to their older brother Peter's pottery on the gulf coast in Mississippi. This Pirate is called 'Two-Pistol Pete', a rather animated, active Pirate. There were many swashbuckling Pirates in Anderson's designs, some large, some small, and each more fun than the next. This guy comes from an old, well-loved collection. He is poised holding two pistols, but he looks as if he's posing for a photo, showing off, rather than getting ready to shoot up some ship. He is glazed in a rainbow of colors and finished to a glossy sheen, a very fun presentation! He is well marked with a Shearwater ink stamp from the 1930s, along with the number #109 in black pencil, so he's a nice early Pirate, and guaranteed to be vintage Shearwater Pottery. This Pirate is in excellent condition, with an old restoration to the upper pistol tip, and small nicks on his knuckles. He will make you smile, we guarantee it!
Shearwater 6" Pirate Figural 'Two-Pistol Pete' 1930s A Walter Anderson Design
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