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 […]

Nicolas de Jesus “La Comida”

On September 9, 2011, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Nicolas de Jesus, Guerrero, Mexico   1982-present Here is a charming scene depicting the preparation of a meal in rural Mexico on amate paper.   The artist prefers this paper because it is representative of the antique Mexican culture and presents an original style for his extremely detailed engravings.  The PA on the bottom indicates […]

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.