June 25, 2024

Design #244


Design:  #244 Climbing Bears

Date Designed:  1904

Designer:  George Bowyer Young

Description:  Length of vase has horizontal lines resembling tree bark.  Two bears climbing the tree, some have said in search of honey.

Left:  Brown, curdled glaze.  Date reported to be 1904.  (Front view)

Right:  Green glaze with lighter over spray, dated 1912 to the right side of the Double-A.  (Rear view)

Dimensions:  14″ height

Other:  Design #244 was the only piece George Young designed.  A 1904 green example of his bears was taken to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, where it was awarded a Bronze Medal.  The bear and medal, with certificate; has been passed down through the Young family, and may be viewed on the Archives of Antique Roadshow.


Left:  Courtesy of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Right:  Bob Teas & Kathy Honea

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