A vintage gold swan planter or vase made by the Swetye Ceramic Artware Co. Of Salem, Ohio circa 1950. This swan has her neck gracefully dipped down and slightly tilted to one side.
This swan has a textured 22k gold exterior and a cream colored interior. As the gold pattern is textured in places, it has both glossy and matte sections giving it the appearance of feathers or of shading on her feathers. The bottom is hallmarked - see photos.
NOTE: Joseph A. Swetye of Salem, Ohio, was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Salem, was the founder and owner of Swetye Ceramic Artware. His company began after he returned from WWII. The company produced gold, silver and other finishes to their ceramic pieces that distinguished them from the completion.
Measures 7" long and 4" wide. It is about 5" high.
The inner opening is 2 7/8" wide x 3 1/8" long.
In good vintage condition with no chips or cracks. Light wear commensurate with vintage age.
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