Robert Maxwell Mushrooms


Three (3) wonderful Robert Maxwell mushrooms that would make a great focal point in a midcentury modern living room. These handmade mushrooms are exceedingly rare and were not cast from molds. When turned on their sides they bear a striking resemblance to Maxwell's famous "Beasties" collection of animals.

They come in various different sizes and glaze colors. Usually unmarked, these mushrooms sometimes had paper labels but they were most often removed. Glaze on the large mushroom is a "dipped" glaze that was a Maxwell hallmark and has been endlessly imitated. The smaller mushooms actually have unglazed bisque on their lower portions, while the larger mushroom is glazed all over.

In excellent vintage condition, no damage that we can see. The larger mushroom does have a slight firing crack near the bottom that does not extend through to the other side (see photo). Other than that, they are in near perfect shape.

Larger mushroom measures about 4 inches tall and 4.5 inches at widest. Medium sized mushroom measures 2 3/4 inches tall and about 3 1/4 inches at widest. Small mushroom measures 2 3/4 inches tall and 2 inches at widest.

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