Inventory : Ceramics

A monumental modern stylized sculpture of a woman in flowing gown by Jaru Art Products of California. The sculpture is all one piece of white ceramic or plaster, and depicts a female figure with elongated limbs reclining. Would be a showstopper of a ...

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An adorable, Italian long cat pottery figurine designed by Aldo Londi, featuring orange glaze and incised decoration on the sides. Rough stoneware clay design with painted eyes and nose features. We usually see this piece in the Rimini Blu pattern, u ...

$280.00
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A lovely small stylized metal bird sculpture by Joaquin Tinta, the well-known Ecuadorian silversmith who designed many modernist sculptures, jewelry pieces and figurines. Unsure of metal compostition, bird has pattern on wings, neck and tail along wi ...

$90.00
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A fantastic Art Nouveau ceramic planter pot from Mettlach in Germany, featuring incised wavy deco design with checkerboard motif at top. Blue and tan/yellow coloration on off white glaze. We have seen this colorway and similar pattern on other pieces ...

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A lovely large Bitossi Italian bowl, with the "Vetrata" (glass windows) pattern designed by Aldo Londi, featuring blue and green triangle decor. Exterior of bowl has a satin matte blue-green glaze. Marked on the bottom with 943 Italy. ...

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A rare Bitossi Italian quail bird with the Scavo decor, and an unusual applied forked tail. Light brown/pink clay construction with lacy bubbled matte glaze, hints of white and brown glaze, and incised feather lines on body. We haven't yet seen this ...

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A wonderful yellow crackle glaze horse figurine by Barbara Willis. This is the iconic first figural form that Willis, one of the pioneers of California modern pottery, produced in the 1940s-50s. Stylized hollow body horse figure with her signature co ...

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A rare, majestic ceramic moose sculptural candleholder from Bennington Potters. This fantastic beast is posed with its head down on the ground as if grazing, and is constructed of one large piece of pottery as the body and an attached rack of antlers ...

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A rare, beautiful vintage Eva Zeisel coffee pot with lid designed for Castleton China in the 1940s, and manufactured by Shenango Pottery. This is an iconic piece from an amazing designer, in the plain "Museum White" glaze on an elegant, biomorphic po ...

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A beautiful, small moon form weedpot vase by Isabel Parks. The Pennsylvania potter was known for these interesting shapes, often working in conjunction with the well-known potter Warren Hullow. Our weedpot has white and brown glaze decor with an ungl ...

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Adorable Rorstrand Sweden small angel candleholder designed by Lisa Larson. Heavy white glaze on brown bisque clay with brown accents in hair and wings. Stamped into clay on bottom with "Lisa L" and the Rorstrand mark. ...

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Beautiful Upsala Ekeby Sweden modern white and brown bowl from the "Paprika" series designed by Anna-Lisa Thomson and produced in the 1950s. Matte brown brushed surface on this bowl, with raised white glaze floral pattern. Marked on bottom with "UE 1 ...

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Beautiful small stoneware studio pottery footed bowl by Marg Loring. Hand thrown and formed stoneware, blue and brown speckled glaze and line/drip decor on the sides. Loring was a founding member of the famed Allied Craftsmen group in San Diego. Bowl ...

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A hard-to-find, adorable large Bitossi Italian cat sculpture designed by Aldo Londi. Great looking orange glaze with tan brown decoration on the side and around neck - believe the pattern is called "Siliglia Colorate". Construction is heavy rough bro ...

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Wonderful, rare Alvino Bagni stylized Italian horse sculpture in the Sea Garden glaze treatment. Produced in the 1960s for Raymor, features a whimsical animal shape with the characteristic blue, green and brown mottled sea garden glaze. Would look gr ...

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Fantastic Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg Sweden fajance leaf bowl. Reddish pink (color is a little more pale than the photos) striped decoration with gray and blue accents. Likely 1940s-50s production. Would look great displayed with other Scandinavia ...

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Beautiful, rare matching set of ceramic birds from Bitossi in Italy. One is a duck shaped bowl and the other is a dove shaped figurine. Chocolate brown glaze with green, white, yellow and black decor, on red-brown pottery clay. Would look wonderful d ...

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Wonderful small studio stoneware coin bank art object, produced at the Choinard Art Institute in the 1950s-60s. Some have said the "c" mark on bottom denotes pieces that were made by Otto and Vivika Heino, but we can't say that for sure. Flattened sp ...

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A stunning, large studio pottery stoneware bowl made by master potter Hiroshi Nakayama. His works are in museums and galleries around the world. Spectacular brown, gray and black heavily mottled glaze that looks almost like marble. Form is an enormou ...

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A very nice stoneware studio pottery vase by the well-known Kansas potter and instructor John Kudlacek. Simple form with different brown glaze colors, including several points where the vase was dipped. Signed on the bottom of vase with Kudlacek in s ...

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Wonderful and rare pair of Rosenthal Studio Linie blue candle holder pedestal bowls with design by Bjorn Wiinblad. We've seen a similar coloration and style on the "Brotzeit" line but believe these are not from that line. Great looking, expressive fa ...

$400.00
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Fantastic Catalina Island Pottery matte ringed vase, in Descanso green. We don't see very many of these actual Catalina pieces nowadays, most are Gladding's Catalina Pottery. Unknown model number, or date but probably 1930s. Marked on bottom with "Ca ...

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Great looking Gustavsberg figural bank depicting Gunnar Strang, who was Sweden's Minister of Finance from 1955-76. Designed by Lisa Larson in the early 1970s, rough matte unglazed clay with black and white details for glasses, shirt and tie. No marks ...

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A lovely Bitossi Italian orange and brown pattern rectangular ashtray. Great looking orange ovals design in the interior, brown painted clay with orange around the sides and bottom. Unsure what the pattern is called, but we've had a ...

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A fantastic, triangular stoneware dish or bowl by acclaimed California potter Niels Frederiksen. Frederiksen studied with both Edith Heath and Marguerite Wildenhain. A wonderful glaze pattern of thick wavy black lines and thinner beige-gray lines, on ...

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A fantastic, small studio pottery stoneware plate/bowl by Aile Lee of New Mexico / Las Vegas. Wonderful stylized depiction of a horse in brown glaze on gray-blue background. Hand formed shallow bowl shape, would look great with other California or So ...

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Beautiful set of four Eva Zeisel Century medium sized bowls in Hi White glaze. Elegant swoop shape with double tab or lug handles, plain white glaze that would work well with any type of decor. We are uncertain the function of these bowls - they are ...

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Elegant set of four unusual Schmid porcelain liqueur cups with black painted wood bases. Designed by La Gardo Tackett for Schmid International, these rather tall cocktail sipping cups are often mistaken for bud vases. Believe they were called Lotus L ...

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A wonderful studio pottery stoneware mug by Cliff Stewart. Very heavy white and brown mottled drip glaze, lovely example of California studio pottery, likely from the 1970s. We have a few other pieces by him, but those are all vases. Marked on inside ...

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A fabulous blue Bitossi covered cookie jar or canister in the "Moresco" pattern, with an interesting fleur-de-lis type of pattern on the side. It is a little similar to the Spagnolo and Paisley decor, but has various different incised designs. A dark ...

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Fantastic, monumental orange and gold covered jar or canister made in Italy and distributed by Rosenthal Netter. Have seen this design attributed to Aldo Londi. Came in both blue/gold and orange/gold, but haven't really seen one of this size. Great l ...

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A fantastic, arts and crafts Rookwood Pottery vase produced in 1924. Simple, flowing vase shape with satin matte steel blue glaze color - pictures make it look a little more greenish than it is. Would look wonderful with other art pottery pieces from ...

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A wonderful, round pottery vase attributed to Edith Heath of Heath Ceramics fame. We have always been curious about this line, which is clearly incised as "Heath" on the bottom. These pieces also appear in Jack Chipman's California Pottery Scrapbook ...

$350.00
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Fantastic set of two Italian modern cylindrical vases with design by Alvino Bagni for Raymor. Primitive brown line designs on an olive brown mottled glaze background. Wonderful midcentury modern objects that would fit great with any type of decor. Be ...

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Fantastic and unusual vintage yellow planter or mixing bowl from Gainey Ceramics. This is an unusual item from Gainey, I haven't really seen others (if you look online, the one you'll see is this same one.. we run the ...

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Great looking stoneware studio pottery ashtray by Hal Fromhold, possibly by Bertil Vallien. Hand thrown, six notch light orange/brown and beige stoneware piece, with a very interesting dark brown inset design in center that almost looks like a roman ...

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A fantastic, unusual stoneware candleholder by Austrian born John W. Novy. Cylinder form with cut-out abstract windows on the sides, wonderful speckled green trending toward brown glaze. There is built-in receptacle at the bottom for a candle, looks ...

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Wonderful set of six (6) Bitossi Italian stoneware bird bowls. Hand painted, incised design on these birds - similar to Seta line pieces. Form looks sort of like a soup bowl, could be used as small serving bowls as well. Uncertain, but have seen it s ...

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Nice set of three (3) Bitossi ceramic bird bowls from Italy. Great looking, hand finished glaze colors - orange, blue/green and brown/green on these pieces with impressed texture design on tail and around body. We've seen these called Bitossi, or in ...

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Fantastic and whimsical "Pollo" stylized porcelain bird vase designed by Finland's Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal. This is a Studio Linie small vase from Germany, with an elegant form in white with concentric bead design around the mouth of vase. Matte ...

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Nice looking, architectural style planter pot likely from US Pottery of Paramount. White matte glaze on a ribbed cylinder form, sort of in the style of Gainey Ceramics or Architectural Pottery but we think this is Paramount because there is a pre-dri ...

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Fantastic set of two Italian fused glass ashtrays produced by Bitossi and likely distributed through Raymor. This somewhat uncommon line is known as Fritte Colorate, and features a multicolor glass checkerboard square design on speckled brown glazed ...

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Fantastic, large West German decorative hanging plate made by Ceramano. This line was known as Altamira and features ethnic modern prehistoric cave style decoration with animals and geometric lines. Hand made and hand decorated - glaze is a rough, sl ...

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Wonderful brown West German vase designed by Hanns Welling for Ceramano. This line was called Agina, and features very roughly carved out decor featuring stylized birds, triangles and squares. Probably dates to the 1960s - this decor seems like somet ...

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Great looking Bitossi Italian flower pot designed for Rosenthal Netter by Aldo Londi. This is the popular "Liberty" or "Paisley" pattern in a mustard yellow, orange and dark green colorway. Hand incised dot decoration around the sides. Believe this i ...

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A beautiful crystalline blue black weedpot vase by Mary Burton. Elegantly formed ceramic piece with large dark cobalt blue crystals formed in the glaze on a plain black background. Crystals even extend a bit to interior rim of vase - believe it takes ...

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A nice looking architectural style tall shiny black vase, believed to be produced by a company like Haeger Pottery likely in the 1970s-80s. We'd thought at first the might've been from an older California pottery like Pacific or Bauer, but we now thi ...

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A fantastic modern ceramic Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter spherical blue striped vase. This line for Bitossi was known as "Fascie Colorate", or Colored Stripes. Black, blue and green stripes near top of this bulbous vase - have seen them in various dif ...

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Nice looking La Mirada Pottery rectangular vase, probably produced in the 1940s or before. Lovely form, slighly curved sides on this rectangular shape, with maroon to burgundy red exterior with chartreuse green interior glaze. Unmarked or obscurred o ...

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A beautiful single Heath Ceramics shaker with cork in a lovely speckled shade of blue. Classic designs by Edith Heath, great for use or as great mid-century coffee table decor. This appears to be the "Moonstone" glaze, but it is a bit lighter than ot ...

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Lovely pale celadon green crystalline glazed small studio vase, designed by Louise Reding of San Diego. Please see her website for more information. Elegant form and beautiful crystal blossoms, difficult technique to master. Signed on bottom. ...

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Great looking, hand-thrown yellow vase, attributed to Bauer Pottery and possibly a carnation jar vase by Matt Carlton. Am describing it like this, because am not an expert in these pieces and not handled enough of them - but this was the first thing ...

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Fantastic looking Kronjyden Nissen stoneware ice bucket designed by Jens Quistgaard. This is from the "Relief" line featuring a brownish ochre to green matte glaze with leaf designs. Cane-wrapped metal handle attaches via two holes in ice bucket. Unm ...

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A fantastic, large studio bowl from master potter Otto Heino from Ojai, CA. Otto and Vivika were extremely well-respected and influential potters, known throughout the world for their ceramic glazes and utilitarian but elegant pot designs. Please see ...

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Fantastic studio pottery covered vegetable steaming pot, by Tennessee potter Paul Menchhofer. Menchhofer studied under Charles Counts and worked with Michael Cardew - please see his website for more ...

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Fantastic, monumental "bone-shaped" Jaru Art Products "Starburst" ashtray. Red, yellow and blue atomic dots with starbursts on a modern elongated form. We've had quite a few pieces with this Jaru pattern before (usually vases and small ashtrays), but ...

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Fabulous, striking oval ceramic ashtray made for Raymor in Italy. Matte blue mottled glaze has incised ovals in green, great overall design that would go well with other mid-century modern ceramics. Unsure of manufacturing era or the exact designer, ...

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Great looking pair of fish and leaf decorated shallow freeform bowls, made in the style of La Gardo Tackett pieces and dated 1954. I don't think these are Tackett pieces, but the style is reminiscient. Would definitely fit right in displayed with lik ...

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Fantastic set of 2 Cleminsons California boomerang ashtrays, designed in conjunction with both Hedi Schoop and Barbara Willis. This line, with it's signature splatter Jackson Pollack style design, was known as "Happy Talk" and is fairly hard to come ...

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Beautiful, streamlined yellow Hostess Ware teapot from Pacific Pottery. Likely produced in the 1930s-40s, this 6 cup #447 teapot has a wonderful deco look that would go well with anything from 1920s-30s decor to a more modern environment. Marked with ...

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A lovely pale-green water bottle or vessel, attributed to Bybee Pottery. Heavy yellow clay construction on this very nice form. Originally, I'd thought this was some sort of Bauer piece, because that is what I've seen most often here ...

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A lovely small ceramic studio vase with black and white design attributed to Santa Barbara City College ceramics instructor Barbara Loebman. Marked on bottom with Loebman stamp and 2 stickers. ...

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Unusual Robert Maxwell stoneware rhinoceros, produced in the 1960s as part of a series of zoo animals. Gray-beige in color, the rhino is cast unglazed stoneware. We usually don't say rare in listings, but believe that these were produced for only a s ...

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Great looking, unusual footed bowl by M&L Manufacturing in Azusa, CA - De Maray is the line name. Pinkish glaze with white stars, interior is off-white. To our knowledge, this piece is not one of the ones associated with Ben Seibel, but we've been cu ...

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Two (2) fantastic mid-century Glidden Pottery green plates with a wonderful abstract fish design. We aren't certain about the pattern name or designer for this line, though some have said it may be a Fong Chow design. The ...

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A fantastic, difficult to find example of Jade Snow Wong's ceramic work. This amazing low bowl is signed on bottom by the artist. She was an influential enamelist, potter and author who worked in San Francisco. Her book, Fifth Chinese Daughter ...

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Wonderful Swedish lady candleholder attributed to Urusla Printz for Gustavsberg. We'd originally thought this was by Stig Lindberg, but now believe it to be by Printz. It was sold together with a "man" candleholder as well which had ...

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An amazing handthrown vase by the well-known sculptor, potter and painter Allan Ebeling. We believe this piece was created in the 40s or 50s. It certainly dates to after he moved to Torshalla, Sweden to start his own workshop in 1936 ...

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Beautiful Ernest Sohn Creations creamer and covered sugar, manufactured by Hall. The set features plain white, ribbed design with simple modern lines. Believe this is a mid-century line likely made in the 60s. Marked on the bottom with the Ernest So ...

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