Description

    Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008)
    Mrs. Cassidy, 1949
    Glazed earthenware
    22 x 13 x 8 inches (55.9 x 33.0 x 20.3 cm)
    Incised signature to underside: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST
    EXHIBITED:
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, "31st May Show," May 3 - June 12, 1949 (First Prize, Unique Ceramic Sculpture);
    Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse, New York, "14th Ceramic National Exhibition," 1949;
    Associated American Artists Gallery, New York, January 2 - 22, 1950;
    Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 3 - March 4, 1950;
    J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, March 15 - April 5, 1950;
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, April 19 - May 10, 1950;
    Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, May 22 - June 11, 1950;
    Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, California, June 23 - July 16, 1950;
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, July 26 - August 16, 1950;
    San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California, August 31 - September 24, 1950;
    Historic Kirtland Visitors Center (Latter Day Saints), Kirtland, Ohio, "The Creation," 2008.

    Viktor's technical notes on Mrs. Cassidy record the following: "CLAY: George Fetzer red sculpture clay. Modeled directly. ENGOBE: B-b [Blackbird] clay over entire surface. GLAZE: Raw crackle toned with dark brown underglaze and burnt umber. FIRE: Cone 04."

    Viktor named his prize-winning sculpture of a kangaroo mother with baby in pouch after the fictional cowboy, Hopalong Cassidy.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Firing crack to the underside of the tail, otherwise in good condition.

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