Paul Czirban Ceramics

On June 26, 2019, in Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, by nancy

Paul Czirban, Los Angeles, CA  1946-present We have acquired several contemporary ceramic pieces made by Paul Czirban.    We shared the building with Paul when our store was in its early years on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.   Photos were taken from our store display; if interested in any of the pieces, we will […]

Polia Pillin Oblong Tray Abstract

On June 25, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Polia Pillin Art Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1948-1992 Here is an early piece by Polia with dark colors and abstract background.  Two figures are separated by a delicate tree.   Hand painted. 7 1/2″ x 6″ Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $625  

Antique Inkwell Saturday Evening Girls 1921

On June 15, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Saturday Evening Girls, Boston, MA  1908-1942 Artist signed and dated, this very old inkwell has satiny, medium blue glaze with small craze lines.   Nicely formed and very sturdy.    Initials are EG, possibly Eva Geneco, October 1921.   Last photo shows a decorated piece by this artist. 3″ x 3″ x 1  1/2″ tall […]

Bookends Female/Male Gladding McBean

On May 14, 2019, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Vintage bookends combine beauty and artistry that would enhance any setting.    Nude figures, male and female are sitting on and leaning against books.  The glazing is particularly eye catching in mottled shades of turquoise and green with a bit of crystallization.    There is a top corner chip […]

Large Brayton Ruffled Vase

On April 6, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Vintage vase from Brayton’s earlier years is hand thrown with a hand-formed ruffle top.   Maroon glazing as a glossy sheen and marks from the potter’s wheel are visible. 7  1/4″ tall x 10″ at its widest Very good condition; tiny chip near bottom; signed Qty = 1 […]

Robertson of Hollywood Crackle Vases

On April 3, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Robertson Pottery, No. Hollywood, CA  1934-1950 We have a pair of stunning chartreuse vases from this outstanding pottery.   They are known for their wonderful glazes, such as luster, crystalline and this crackle finish.   The peppering effect on these pieces is hard to achieve and adds interest and character.  Sold separately. 11″ tall Excellent […]

Acorn Jar with Lid California Faience

On March 30, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA   1915-1950 Newly acquired pair of vintage jars with acorn shape.  Made in the early years, approximately 1915-1933.  Lovely purple glaze has a glossy finish.   Sold separately. 3  1/2″ tall x 3  1/4″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 2 $500 ea  

Squat Melon Bowl by Cal Faience

On March 23, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA   1920-1950’s Glossy turquoise glaze covers this lovely bowl referred to as lobed or melon shaped.  See photo taken from Kirby Brown’s wonderful book. 3″ tall x 6″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $850    

Pewabic Miniature Vase Vintage

On March 13, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Miniature vase has speckled matte crystalline glazing.  Most of Pewabic’s pottery has glossy iridescent glazing, so this one is a bit unusual for them.   Very small firing crack on top. 3″ tall x 2 1/4″ at its widest Very good condition Qty = 1 $400    

Fulper Low Bowls & Vase

On February 14, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Fuller Pottery, Flemington, NJ  1899-1929 Fulper collectors are familiar with their wonderful range of glazes, from flambe to crystalline to Arts & Crafts matte greens.   Photos do not clearly represent the array of unique glazing on these different Fulper forms.   Contact us for more photos etc.  Sold individually. Great condition, signed. $  125 […]

Rookwood Vase Acquisition

On February 13, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH  1880-1965 Just purchased these early Rookwood vases and bowl.  Selling individually – contact us for more details and photos. Excellent condition; all are signed. Qty = 1 ea $325 – 1675        

Robertson of Hollywood Bowls

On February 9, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Robertson Pottery, No. Hollywood, CA   1934-1950 We have 2 very unique vintage bowls, each with Robertson’s lovely glazes.   Persian blue bowl is fluted and bright crackly yellow has 8 sides. 7 to 8″ wide x 4 to 5″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 each $425 each  

Bauer/Matt Carlton Hybrid Rebekah Vase

On February 6, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 According to Jack Chipman’s “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Bauer Pottery,” this shape is called hybrid Rebekah twist handled vase.  It is hand thrown with 2 attached handles and a ridge about 2″ down from the top.   Nice deep blue glazing. 10″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $1200    

Painted Bauer Pieces

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Hand-painted Bauer pieces are unique and done by many artists.   Here are a vintage painted plate (9 1/2″) and covered casserole (8″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall).   Multi-colored glazes have a satiny finish.   Lovely flowers decorate all the pieces.  Artist signed:   OMB      Sold […]

Rare Miniature Bauer Indian Bowls

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 We are always excited to acquire these special Bauer pieces as they are getting harder to find.   Glazed in bright orange  (camera does not capture the color accurately), delft blue and black.  There are some reflections from overhead lighting.   Note:  a few pottery experts have looked at […]

Small Bauer Flower Pots

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Glossy cobalt glazing covers these small Bauer flower pots, each from a different line.  The smallest is plain while the others have rings.  Sold separately. 3 1/2″ to 4″ tall Great condition.  Plain pot has been factory-drilled for drainage. Qty = 1 each $25 – 40 each  

Vintage Bauer Batter Bowl

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Large 2-quart batter bowl has brilliant orange glazing and comes from Bauer’s Ring Ware line.   Photos do not accurately represent the color, but Bauer collectors are familiar with their bright orange.   Last photo is more accurate. 4 1/2″ tall Great condition; a few glaze skips Qty = 1 $125 […]

Garden City Sugar & Creamer

On December 19, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Early set of plain covered sugar bowl and creamer has bright yellow glazing.  This company made several styles.   If looking for something specific, let us know as we have odd pieces, even some lids. 2  1/2″ – 3″ tall Great condition Qty = 1 set $145 set […]

Matt Carlton Fan Vases Bauer

On September 25, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Hand-thrown vintage fan vases by Matt Carlton have glossy glazing.   There are two ridges and marks from the potters wheel are visible. 5  3/4″ tall Great condition Qty = 1 each $350 each        

Ceramic Bears by Mosaic Tile Company MTC

On July 27, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 Vintage ceramic bears, one glazed, one bisque.    Nice detailing and signed. 10″ x 6″ x 4″ Great condition; signed Qty = 1 each $275 = Black $200 = White  

Classic Vase by California Faience

On July 12, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Glossy turquoise covers this vintage vase with classic oriental form.   It has a flared lip and tapered body.  Glaze coverage is thin in some areas, around the lip and near the bottom.  There are some reflections from overhead lighting in the photos. 8  1/4″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty […]

Walrich Vintage Art Pottery

On July 11, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Walrich Pottery, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 This short-lived pottery company made porcelain and earthenware pieces that are becoming harder to find.   This vintage vase has rich blue glossy glaze covering the sculpted floral/leaf pattern.   Glaze is thin in some areas accenting the low relief decorations.  Some thin glaze around the top rim also – […]

Batter Bowl by Garden City Pottery

On May 31, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Vintage ribbed batter bowl has a spout for pouring and applied handle with ridges.  Nice deep green glaze applied by hand dipping, which results in a richer color. 8  1/2″ wide x 5″ tall Great condition; gently used Qty = 1 $160  

Bauer Rare Bud Vase

On March 15, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Here is a vintage bud vase with rare color delft blue.  There are rings around the base and a few around the top.   Couple of dark spots in the glaze. 5 1/2″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $400  

Catalina Painted Plate Frances M. Graham

On March 10, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 This large Catalina plate has a hand-painted depiction of a Mexican man playing his guitar while seated on his horse.   The artist, Frances Mae Graham, spent 10 years on the island and was a prolific painter. 14″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $1200