S * O * L * D
Illustrated on this page are images of one of
the rarest of all Roseville wall pockets... the highly sought after
Tourist wall pocket. Mark Bassett was honored to be chosen to sell this
delightful piece on consignment during the summer of 2004.
Simply stunning! (Tourist is very rare in the
market today, and almost all pieces are damaged and/or restored.)
The scene shown on this piece depicts a
sophisticated lady driver in fancy dress, touring her roadster through
a country scene of Italianate houses and linden trees, the perfect Arts
and Crafts era landscape. However, just ahead, her auto is speeding
along fast enough (probably 15-20 mph at the most!) to scare away
several chickens (or geese). Note the plume of dust behind her rear
Measurements: 10-1/8" t. x 5" wide x 2-1/8"
deep. Faintly die-impressed factory shape number.
can find a wide range of offerings, for both the beginning and the
advanced collector, in Mark Bassett's on-line showcase.
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including information about a specific show, please consult the Show Schedule.
© 2009 Mark Bassett