Vintage Salmon Falls Stoneware Helen Berg Cobalt Decorated Bear Christmas Tree Mini Crock
This beautiful little crock from Salmon Falls Stoneware in Dover, NH was decorated by Helen Berg sometime in the late 1980s. Although this design was used in later years this was one of the first versions of the plump bear with bow decorating the Christmas in raised cobalt. The later versions use a grayer looking stoneware and had vertical lines in the background. There were also handles on the later version.
This one owner estate piece is in Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, flakes or other damage seen. It is signed HB by Helen Berg in two places just under the Christmas tree. Helen Berg served as the Creative Director for Salmon Falls Stoneware until she passed in 2018. Her pieces are becoming more collectible each time we evaluate them.
The crock stands 4 1/2" tall and measures 5" across from rim to rim. It has a 4" opening. One of the nicer pieces of modern vintage collectible stoneware we have seen.
This would make a great center piece for the Holidays or a wonderful gift. It can be filled with goodies and displayed or gifted with goodies inside.