An outstanding modernist studio art pottery stoneware jug by Jack O'Leary (1918-1982) of Tariki Studio, New Hampshire. This vessel has a wonderful, near figural form (like a modernist bird!) Hand-thrown and altered with an arching applied handle with thumb tab. Finished with a mottled tenmoku/wood ash glaze. Signed "Tariki" to the foot, undated.
7” x 6 1/2” x 11 1/2” tall