This is a great DeForest ashtray. It is glazed in shades of brown with bright orange highlights. This beautiful piece of art measures 10 ¾ by 8 ¾ and is in mint condition. It is marked on the bottom DeForest.
This planter measures 9 in. diam. and is 4 3/4 in. tall. In good condition with only a few minor nicks on the inside rim.They do not show or hinder use. A lovely sky blue with a white cloud effect near the top. Bottom marked BP2 Calif. USA.
VALLONA STARR California pottery heart shaped bowl #76 with gold trimmed flowers. Lovely pastel yellow color with raised pattern florals. Fully marked on back. Excellent condition. No chips, cracks, fleabites or crazing. 7 ½in x 7 ½in x 2in deep.
This set of porcelain candleholders are in carefully used condition. I find a tiny flake on a rose petal. Measuring 2.5 in. tall and 7 in. in diam. A lovely pink color with brown flecks. Reminiscent of the 40-50's period. A great example of ceramics, pottery from this era. Collect roses? these are a must have! Priced for the pair.
Tumbler, Japan, Made for Knotts Berry Farm, 3 1/4 tall by 2 3/4 wide, this little tumbler was made in Japan to be sold at Knotts Berry farm in Buena Park, California. Other than a little paint loss, this hand painted, trimmed in gold tumbler is in good condition and marked Knotts Berry Farm Buena Park, Calif. It also has a Japan sticker.
Distlefink bird-shaped bread tray, hand-painted with teal, brown and black designs. Stamped mark on bottom. Light crazing, no discoloration or damage. Cleminsons Distlefink line was based on traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. The distlefink bird represents good luck & happiness, the heart & tulip decoration are love and faith. This combination of symbols indicates a happy marriage and fulfilling family life.
Pretty Modglin lady in white dress with apricot skirt and lavender decorations. Petticoat showing on one side. Holding pretty hat with flowers behind back. 9 1/2 Crazing, but no chips or cracks. Reference pg. 178 California Potteries by Mike Schneider.
Gilner Of California #m-613 Planter W/metal Holder
GILNER OF CALIFORNIA #M-613 PLANTER IN METAL HOLDER. CREAM COLOR WITH BROWN SPECKLES POTTERY PLANTER. NO CHIPS OR CRACKS DOES HAVE SOME AGE GLAZE CRAZING ON THE INTERIOR. METAL HOLDER HAS BLACK RUBBER TIPS ON THE LEGS, METAL SHOWS SLIGHT WEAR. 4 1/2in WIDE, 3 1/2in TALL.
This large (11 inch) low, flower bowl is from the handmade bowl Caliente series by Haldeman. It sports a single handmade rose of white on the light aqua background. It is marked with the number 266 and says handmade Calif. This bowl was produced in the 1940's and is featured in the Collectors Encyclopedia Of California Art Pottery. There is one little chip to the white rose otherwise it is perfect.
This wonderful serving piece is from the 1950-60 era. In a speckled yellow glaze with brown drip trim, this 4 piece lazy susan is a pleasing addition to any table. The complete piece measures 15 inches in diameter with a triangular center bowl measuring 9 inches from peak to base. The center bowl is divided into three serving sections. Although none of the pieces are marked, this lazy susan is thought to be from the Tomeoni Brothers of California. In such festive colors, it is an exciting addition to any collection of California pottery or just a novel piece for 21st century parties.
BAUER 'KITCHENWARE' SPECKLED PINK NESTING MIXING BOWL #24. MARKED ON THE BOTTOM '24 BAUER. DOES NOT SHOW UP VERY GOOD IN THE PICTURES, BUT EASY TO READ IN PERSON. 6 3/4in WIDE 4 1/8in TALL. EXCELLENT CONDITION. NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR CRAZING.
Relish dish, Marcia of California, 11 3/4 across, done in chartreuse green with three compartments. The edge of the dish is bordered with flowers and vines in relief. There is a gold handle. The bottoms of the three sections are done in an abstract design using brown and white paint on top of the green. The effect is stunning. The dish is in excellent condition and is incised Marcia of Calif. USA RR-5
Tyrolean girl holding out skirt as planter. There is a hairline crack across the collar area in the front and another hairline crack across the collar area in the back. I have circled these in the photos. These cracks seem to be within the glaze only and do not go all the way through the figurine. There are two tiny paint flakes on the side edge of her skirt and two tiny paint flakes on the toe of her right shoe. However, none of these defects are that obvious when looking at the piece, but I wanted to point them out. The piece is 12 in. high. It is marked Hedi Schoop on the bottom, and there is also the letter M , which I assume is the painter's initial. Ref: pg. 227, California Pottery, Second Edition by Jack Chipman.