I found this pitcher at a thrift store and I noticed the bottom was marked LELAND, and handwritten letters that look like NCM. All markings appear to be under the matte glaze.
I tried doing a little research online, but the only thing I kept coming up with was Malcom Leland. I (now) know he was a mid-century potter, best known for his architectural pottery in the 1950-60’s. I found a few pictures of his smaller architectural work such as planters and vase pieces, but nothing as small as this. Did he create smaller items? If not Malcolm Leland, do you know another Leland that did such pottery? Any insight as to the age, maker, and approximate value would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help,
AW says: Hi Jody, this in form and color seems to be the work of Malcom Leland. You didn’t actually give the size of this, but let’s see if any of my readers knows whether or not this is a work by Malcom Leland.
If it is, it should be a relatively valuable piece as Lelands work is very much in demand right now.
Does anyone out there have the skinny on this piece? Let us know if you do. If you can provide insight, I’ll link back to your website.