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 […]

Harding Black Hand-Thrown Urn

On July 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   c.1940-1990 Vintage lidded urn is dated 1969 and has shades of blue that blend into black towards the footed bottom.     Has a satiny finish and made with heavy red clay. 8  1/2″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $325  

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 […]

Brush Vintage Majolica Vases

On December 31, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Brush Pottery, Zanesville, OH  1925-1982 These vases were first introduced in 1926 when the company achieved their Majolica glazing technique.   The vases have a molded floral motif and tall neck.  Selling individually; we have duplicates of some of these. 4  1/4″ tall Great condition Qty = 2 each $125 each  

Majolica Candlesticks by Brush Pottery

On December 30, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Brush Pottery, Zanesville, OH  1925-1982 Created in 1926, the Majolica line was the result of a complicated glazing process.  Here are two pairs of candlestick holders, with dazzling Majolica glazing.   One set is primarily brown and blue; the second set is blue and yellow.  Sold individually (not necessarily in pairs). 3″ tall x 3 […]

Vintage Ceramic Ashtray Assortment

On December 28, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Here are some of the vintage ceramic ashtrays we have right now.  There are a variety of pottery companies represented here:   Bauer, CALCO, Craftily, Malibu and Pewabic.  Contact us for more photos and details.    Sizes and prices vary.  

RARE Malibu Pitcher 1926

On December 27, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This very rare, possibly one-of-a-kind pitcher was made in 1926 for the Rindge family, owners of Malibu Potteries.   The glossy brown has a green over glaze resulting in a beautiful surface.  This was hand thrown with an applied handle.    A wonderful piece of history for any collector! 6″ […]

Ruffled Bowls by Matt Carlton

On December 27, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Here are two hand-thrown vintage Bauer bowls with hand-formed ruffled edges.   Matt Carlton was one of the many talented throwers and glazers employed by Bauer during its long history. 6″ wide x 3″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 each color shown $150 each  

Bauer Candle Holders

On December 23, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Bright glossy glazes cover this selection of Bauer vintage candle stick holders.   If looking for a pair, just ask as we have more in most colors.   Matt Carlton made these and they come in 3 sizes.   We have the two larger sizes and the black and […]

Southwest Style Pitcher

On December 22, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Unknown pottery maker This ceramic pitcher has been etched with details indicative of the Southwest.   A man in a sombrero is taking a siesta under a flowering tree, there are cacti and other desert vegetation.   The handle and spout, as well as the top and bottom, are also decorated.   Rich, matte blue […]

Tudor Vintage Vase

On December 21, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Tudor Tiles, Los Angeles, CA  1927-1939 Although this company mainly focused on tile making, we sometimes come across their pottery.   This miniature vase has matte blue glaze with some mottled green.  It has two little handles and rings around the bottom. 3  3/4″ tall x 2  1/4″ at its widest Excellent condition Qty = […]

Saturday Evening Girls Signed Plate

On December 15, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Saturday Evening Girls, Boston, MA  1908-1942 Antique plate is evenly glazed with matte teal.   Although not as sought after as their decorated pieces, it is still desirable.  Artist signed and dated October 1917. 8  1/4″ wide Great condition; signed Qty = 1 $65  

Arequipa Matte Green Vase

On December 15, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1957 Matte green glazing covers this tall vintage vase.   There is an uneven texture mixed with the smooth surface.   During this pottery’s history, skilled ceramists were employed, including Frederick H. Rhead and Louis M. Solon. 9″ tall Very good condition; signed.   Has a tiny top edge chip and […]