He's been called the Father of American Industrial Design. Now you can own one of these Viktor Schreckengost pieces
Studio Window, 1947
Estimated value: $6,000-$8,000
While in the U.S. Navy, Schreckengost concentrated on watercolor painting. The explosion of color in this piece marks a shift at the end of his service. "It's basically his return to making pottery because what you've got is a shelf full of plants in pots," says Marianne Berardi, senior fine art expert at Heritage Auctions.
Pedal Pursuit Radar Patrol, 1955
Estimated value: $1,500 to $2,500
The toy showcases Schreckengost's fun spirit. A collector himself, he loved playing with and examining how toys worked. "He was just really good at figuring out how to appeal to kids' imagination," Berardi says.
Estimated value: $150,000-$250,000
One of his best-known sculptures, Seasons honors the clay medium by pitching the nose and cutting the eyes from the original pot and then hand-molding the other features. "There's a sense of the original thrown pot," Berardi says.