When I opened the boxes for inspection, I was shocked to find that the green & turquoise pieces were unbroken. Cobalt, Ivory, Sunflower, & Scarlet were shattered, but the various greens were intact. This seemed portentous, & started another 20 years of collecting American Art Pottery in tones of green or turquoise only.
One of my very favorites is in the bottom left square in front of the pitcher with the paint brushes, the small piece on the right. It was an opening night gift from the actress playing opposite me in Once Upon A Mattress, autumn 1973. Her father was radio & TV star- Dennis Day, who had a swell antique store in Santa Monica. It is one of my earliest & still most treasured. Click onimage to enlarge.
In the 21st century I lost interest in acquiring more stuff, & we did a major edit when we moved from Seattle to Portland in autumn 2001. The most treasured pieces stayed with us. I am so used to them that I forget that in mass, they make quite a statement.