Mary Grady O'Brien cottages, early. Sold individually



Three different whimsical cottages, each hand painted in detail by artisan Mary Grady O'Brien.  All three are signed, showing two different forms of her signature.  I asked Mary about these and she said that they are made of polymer clay, so date before she got a kiln for porcelain in 1981/82.  She also said that the stylized signature of MO'B on the right hand cottage was inspired by monograms.  

Left: 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wide, 3/8 inch (0.95 cm) deep and 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) tall.

Centre:  3/4 inch (1.9 cm) wide, 3/8 inch (0.95 cm) deep and 9/16 inch (1.4 cm) tall.

Right: 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) wide, 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) deep and 9/16 inch (1.4 cm) tall.