Turquoise Catalina Plates

On October 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage dinnerware has glossy turquoise glazing.  Mix or match with other Catalina plates for a colorful table setting. 7″ and 8″ wide Great condition; signed.  Plate #2 has a hairline (about 1″) 7″ Qty = 2 8″ Qty = 3 $15 each 7″ $25 each 8″ ($20 for plate […]

Vintage Catalina Blue Plates

On October 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage plates in 3 sizes:  7 1/2″ red clay (earlier), 8 1/4″ white clay and 10″ white clay.  Matte medium blue glaze.  The 2 larger plates have rolled edge. Very good condition; red clay plate has small edge chip Qty = 1 each $15 = 7″ $25 = 8″ […]

San Jose Assorted Plates

On October 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s Wonderful old plates each have a different Mexican-themed scene.  All have satiny glazes in many bright colors.  Two have the signature SJP at lower right side. 8  1/4″ wide Excellent condition; one plate as a chip on the back (Flamenco dancers) Qty = 1 each $500 = […]

Cock Fight on San Jose Plate

On October 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s Cock fighting was a popular sport and often portrayed on tiles and pottery.   This small vintage plate has such a scene with many colorful glazes.    We have many San Jose plates; contact us if looking for something specific. 6″ wide Excellent condition Qty = 1 $225 […]

San Jose Decorative Plate

On September 30, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX   1920-1950’s This vintage ringed plate features two seated women holding pottery, executed in bright glaze colors with a satiny finish.  Nice simple details. 9  1/2″ wide Excellent condition Qty = 1 $550     

Garden City Embossed Pots

On September 23, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Vintage hanging pots are all embossed with a floral motif around the bottoms.   There are 3 holes for wire hangers and all have been factory drilled for drainage.   Glossy glaze colors.  The yellow pot has a hairline and the green has small chips. 9  1/2″ wide […]

Bauer Gloss Pastel Kitchenware

On September 22, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA   1909-1962 Ray Murray of Bauer designed the Gloss Pastel line of useful kitchenware in 1941.  We have a few pieces on hand, all in glossy yellow.   This line has a ‘modern’ look and adds color and charm to any setting.    Contact us for more details.   Sold individually. […]

Fulper Flower Frogs

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Fulper Pottery, Flemington, NJ  1889-1929 We have a small collection of vintage/antique flower frogs made by Fulper.   Contact us for details. 3″ to 6″ long Great condition; scarab has small chip Qty = 1 each $35 – $125  

Bauer Goblets Vintage

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Ring ware goblets have glossy glazes and help create a colorful table setting.   Sold separately. 4  1/2″ tall Excellent condition; orange one has a glaze skip on bottom Qty = 1 each $175 each  

Bauer Vintage Lidded Spice Jar #2

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Bright yellow spice jar is the middle of three sizes made by Bauer.  From their ring ware line and can be mixed or matched with other sizes. 6″ wide x 4  1/2″ tall Great condition; tiny glaze pop Qty = 1 $350  

Matt Carlton Bauer Square Bowls

On September 12, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA    1909-1962 Wonderful hand-made square bowls have glossy glazes and were originally made in 3 sizes:  10″, 7″ and 5″.   Matt Carlton’s work is well-known to Bauer collectors; he made a vast array of pieces.  He worked at Bauer from 1915-1946 when he retired.  Here are the 2 vintage […]

Atlantic Arts & Crafts Vintage Vases

On August 15, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Not much is known about this company from the East Coast, possibly New Jersey.   We have 2 of their Arts & Crafts vases with matte green glazing.   Tall leaves decorate the pieces with the tips curling just under the top edge.   These are circa 1920’s and are quite sturdy and heavy.  Both […]

California Faience Lidded Temple Jars

On July 21, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Two vintage temple jars from California Faience have glossy glaze colors.   Jar on the left is their Persian blue with a button top domed lid.  The slightly large jar is robbin’s egg blue and has a flanged button top lid. 4  1/2″  –  4  3/4″ tall Excellent condition; signed […]

Malibu Fountain Frog Arts & Crafts

On July 15, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Very special and rare vintage fountain frog with exceptional glazing.   The sought-after matte green is thick and gloppy; black covers his eyes, and paler green on the underside.   The frog is resting on a lily pad and the opening thru its mouth goes thru to the bottom for […]

S & S Vintage Fountain Spitter

On July 12, 2017, in California Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel (S & S), San Jose, CA  1921-1936 The outstanding workmanship by S&S is clearly visible on this vintage ceramic fountain spitter.  A very 3-dimensional man’s face is covered with glossy turquoise glazing with clay showing thru to highlight the details.   Hard to get the color right in the photos, but it […]

Bisque California Faience Vases

On July 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Here are two small unglazed (bisque) vintage vases made by California Faience.   One was made with reddish clay and has a classic shape with a straight lip.  The smaller one is acorn shaped with deeper brown clay, also with a straight lip.   Contact us for more photos if […]

Rare California Faience Memorial Vase

On May 24, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 A limited amount of signed vases were made for the family shrine of Hidemaro Shibuya, a 6 year old boy who had a tragic death.   This is one of the vases, specially engraved and ordered by his father in 1932 for a shrine in his home.   Satiny turquoise […]

Malibu Saracen Plates

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA   1926-1932 The work of Malibu Potteries is among the most beautiful, finely detailed, and well executed.  The ceramic art of the Saracens, mostly abstract and geometric, had been influential to the tiles makers of old.   Both of these magnificent plates are representative of this style, with raised lines (cuenca) […]

Early Brayton Ash Tray

On March 30, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Braxton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Small ash tray has been hand formed and has glossy turquoise glazing.  A little gem for Brayton collectors! 4″ wide Great condition; signed Qty = 1 $185  

Pewabic Early Plate

On March 29, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Iridescent gold glaze covers this small plate from Pewabic.   This is one of their early, hand-made pieces.  Makes a wonderful gift for any collector! 5  1/2″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $350  

Harding Black Large Ashtray

On March 17, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   circa 1940-1990 Shades of purple and green are predominant in the mottled glazing on this vintage ashtray.    Artist signed and dated 1962.  Harding Black was a skilled ceramist, but his true passion lay in glaze research.   He was known as the “Dean of Texas Ceramics.” 8  1/2″ […]

Brayton Laguna Scalloped Bowls

On March 7, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 This vintage bowl has a scalloped edge and glossy glazing.  We also have one in maroon and a slightly larger one in yellow. 9  1/2″ wide x 3″ tall Great condition; signed Qty = 1 each color $350 green or maroon $395 yellow  

RARE Chowder Mug Art Deco Garden City

On February 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Thick yellow gloss glaze covers this very collectible and early chowder mug.   It has Art Deco styling and slotted lid.   These are very hard to find! 4  1/4″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $350  

Brayton Vintage Decorated Bowl

On February 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Cartoon-like characters are depicted on this early Brayton Laguna bowl.   Look at all the charming details and multiple glaze colors.   The characters have dark skin and are dressed handsomely as a dog trails behind them.   Some of the details are raised. 5  1/2″ wide x […]

Mottled Green Glen Lukens Bowl

On January 20, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Glen Lukens, Los Angeles, CA  1887-1967 Thick and drippy mottled-green over crackly-white glazing covers this vintage ceramic bowl.    Mr. Lukens was a pivotal figure in the field of American clay working.  He was an inspired teacher and artist who sparked a modern ceramics movement on the West Coast during the Great Depression.  See our […]