Stenvall Framed Enamel

On April 1, 2015, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

John Stenvall 1907-1998 In his early years, John Stenvall, originally from Wyoming, worked with the WPA art projects.   His big break came when he exhibited in NY along with Georgia O’Keefe and other known artists.   His artwork continued to evolve and became more abstract and in the 1950’s he learned how to enamel. […]

Brayton Laguna Flared Vessels

On February 14, 2015, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 These early pieces can be used for flowers, plants or just as they are.   Each is hand made with glossy glazing. 3  1/2″ tall x 4″ at its widest Great condition; signed Qty = 1 each $165 each  

Vintage Architectural Piece

On December 20, 2014, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Unknown maker This chunky architectural piece is decorated with a shield featuring an eagle.  It is made of clay and has 4 matte glaze colors.   Display as is in a book case or shelf. 5  1/4″ tall x 3″ deep Great condition; has some chips Qty = 1 $165  

Antiquarian Society Visits Wells!

On May 9, 2014, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

In 1953, Gregor Norman-Wilcox, curator of decorative arts at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, brought together some of his decorative arts students and some of his antique-collecting friends. He proposed that they meet about once a month to share dinner and to hear a speaker tell about some special interest in collecting antiques. […]

Polia Pillin Pendant

On November 21, 2012, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Polia Pillin Art Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1948-1992 This is a very sweet pendant by the very talented artist Polia Pillin.  Four birds are gathered at the base of a tree and there are many soft glaze colors.   This has a smooth surface with a glossy finish. 3  3/4″ tall x 1  3/4″ wide […]

Van Briggle Flower Frog

On January 20, 2012, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Van Briggle, Colorado Springs, CO  1901-2012 Three little frogs are gathered around the base of this adorable flower frog from Van Briggle.  We date this piece to the 1930’s.  Deep matte glazes are mulberry and blue, and although this lends itself to the Arts & Crafts period, it can be used in any setting.  There […]

Batchelder Soap Dish/Bisque

On February 27, 2011, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 In addition to great tile, Batchelder made wonderful bathroom accessories.  This soap dish was left in the bisque (unglazed) form and is accented by snails on either side of the dish and in the upper corners.  The interior is smooth and the exterior is scored with parallel lines. 5  3/4″ […]

Van Briggle Lamp

On February 12, 2011, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Van Briggle, Colorado Springs, CO   1901-2012 Van Briggle pieces have such a distinctive look, and collectors all over love their smooth, matte glazes and simple lines.  This lamp, although not signed or dated, is possibly from mid 1920-1940.  It starts out with pale blue ribbing on the neck and evolves into a rich mauve […]

Batchelder Glazed Corbels

On January 22, 2011, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Antique corbels with quite a different look for Batchelder.