Lot No. 0242
Unusual Russell Crook stoneware bowl with a band of panthers stalking around the shoulder. Four rather ominous cats encircle the piece, done in the typical blue over tan glaze combination of Mr. Crook. Signed with a conjoined RC on the bottom. Height 5 7/8 inches and diameter is 10 3/8 inches. Professional restoration to two 1/2 inch rim chips. There are also a couple of firing separations in the body, visible from the outside but not on the inside.