FOR SALE: Pigeon Forge Pottery Black Bear Figurine KICKING Signed Dated
Pigeon Forge Pottery BLACK BEAR Figurine KICKING Signed Dated – 1093 – We have for sale a highly collectible BLACK BEAR shape! The overall height is about 2.5 inches. The super glossy black glaze shows no damage. SIGNED with D. Ferguson’s inscribed mark and the date of 1983. Filling in the mark and date at the time of production with the same glaze used on the bear makes the inscription appear black. The overall length is about 3.5 inches. A treasure of superior quality! (NW-1)
HISTORY: Pigeon Forge Pottery Black Bear Figurine KICKING Signed/Dated
Beginning in 1946, Pigeon Forge Pottery items traveled far and wide as folks returned home from vacations in the Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. However, production did not continue long after the death of owner-founder, Douglas Ferguson, in early 2000.
Consequently, today Pigeon Forge Pottery is highly prized by collectors! Founder, Douglas Ferguson, is well known internationally for his development and application of beautiful glazes. Hence, his use of volcanic and drip glazes on many pitchers, vases, oil lamps and other items make his work very popular with today’s collectors.
In addition to Pigeon Forge Pottery BLACK BEAR Pair SIGNED in this listing, colors and shapes found in the surrounding mountains influenced the potters’ hands and creativity as they worked. Examples are the use of pink and white dogwood designs. Founder Ferguson’s signature mountain shape is the black bear. His other woodland figures include owls, raccoons and chipmunks. Birds, field mice and frogs round out the list. Square tiles with quilt block designs as well as round tiles and coasters with folk art and woodland designs can be added to the collection.