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This signature silver rim design was created by Dorothy Thorpe, a prolific ceramic and glassware designer working in the forties and fifties, whose designs have been admired and emulated to this day. 


Thorpe was born in Salt Lake City in 1901, and after graduating from the University of Utah she moved to Glendale, California, in the 1930s. There, she began designing glassware and ceramics.


She did not blow the glassware herself; instead, she purchased prefabricated glasses and used different techniques to manipulate the material, like sandblasting patterns and adding the thick silver bands you see here. 


This group of five  5 oz silver rim roly polys would look great with a Mad Men theme retro bar. One of them has some wear to the silver rim.  I have added the ice tub to this lot as an extra treat. It is in excellent condition and looks like it was never used.  I hope that using these gorgeous Mid century era glasses gives you hours of enjoyment and style.


The glasses and the ice tub are in excellent vintage condition.  Add them to your Hollywood Regency Mid century collection today.  Tonner's 8 inch Tim Burton's Alice Kingsleigh doll (based on Alice's return to Wonderland), No. T11DYDD09,  is from 2011 has an 8 inch hard plastic and vinyl body with bending knees, a blonde saran wig, painted brown eyes, and an oversized head. Straight from the Disney Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland comes the most curious heroine of all, Alice Kingsleigh! She is wearing a blue dress with ruffles and black trim, blue striped gloves, black and white boots, and tights. There is no stand. Limited edition of 500. New and mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2012 Tonner Nu Mood Black Black Ballet Skirt No. T12NMOF02 fits all 16 inch Nu Mood fashion doll bodies. This designer doll separate is a full, bell shaped skirt with layers of feathers and lame ruffles. This elaborate ballerina skirt perfectly completes the Nu Mood black ballet top. It may also go with some of the other Tyler boutique items. Price is for the accessory only. Limited edition of only 100. New, mint-in-the-box.  This set of 6 1/4 inch diameter sherbet or underplates is part of the Moonstone line made by Hocking Glass Company from 1942 to 1946.  One usually sees the bowls and ruffled rim pieces. In excellent condition, this set of 5 sherbet plates would look great on a holiday table.  Think red velvet cupcakes for the Fourth of July!


They can seen on pages 155-156 of Mauzy's Depression Glass Book (1999) where they are priced back then at $5 each!  My price is much much lower as I found them quite reasonably.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

Dorothy Thorpe Mad Men 5 silver rim glas

 

Tonner Tim Burton's 8 In. Alice Kingslei $103.00

 

Tonner 16 In. Nu Mood Doll Black Ballet $73.00

 

Hocking Moonstone set 5 sherbet plates

This Art Deco piece of glass was called a sandwich server in the period catalogues. It was meant to be used by a hostess as she served tea sandwiches to her guests. Later, post WW II, these were used to serve cookies and candies, cupcakes even. I still remember the one on my Aunt Anna's table ready for the nephews and nieces to visit.


It measures a little over 10 inches in diameter.  The handle is slightly different from the ones I found pictures in the Lancaster Glass Company book, but the decoration is very similar. I therefore can surmise that this was a competitor's version.  The orange and black color are because the back of the clear glass plate was painted in cold paint.  The gold highlights on the rim band were painted on the top of the glass, creating a three dimensional effect. It is in excellent vintage condition.


This piece of American glass is as useful today as it was when it was made in the Art Deco time period. I would hand wash it but it is sturdy and ready for your home and/or collection.  Libbey's Golden Foliage pattern is a classic design of golden leaves on frosted panels, bordered in gold, with a gold top rim. This pattern is shown in Libbey's 1957-1958 catalog.  It was discontinued in 1978.


This is a set of 4 Gold Leaf Cocktail/Sherbet goblets by Libbey.  Excellent conditon with very little gold loss around the rim if any.  No chips or cracks.  They stand 4 1/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide, the bowl is 2 1/4" deep and hold 7 ounces.  This version of this popular pattern features a frosted background for the Autumn or Gold Leaves.  The gold rim is excellent on this set. I don't think they were used much at all.


Talk about retro. Most adults over the age of 40 remember these glasses.  I think they were even a premium in detergent boxes or were part of the Green Stamp program!  


Add dash of Mad men Mid century to your home!

Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, these are ready for your kitchen table, rec room or bar today.

 Vogue Black Lingerie clothing pack for 10.5 inch vintage reproduction or modern Jill Dolls 20101, comes on a sealed card and contains a a lacy black tulle petticoat, matching panties, bra, black hose, and black high heel shoes. New, and mint in the package. Price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  Late 2011 Vogue 7.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction Cute as a Bubble Ginny doll, No.11SL111 has a blonde wig that styled in loose curls with bangs and two red bows, moving blue eyes, and painted lashes. She is wearing a white with black bubble print play-suit with red rick-rack trim; white socks; and white center-snap shoes. She is from a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate.

Art Deco orange black sandwich server

 

set 4 Libbey gold leaves cocktail goblet

 

Vogue Jill Doll Black Lingerie Pack Only $36.00

 

Vogue Cute as a Bubble Vintage Repro Gi $63.00

Late 2011 Vogue 10.5 inch hard plastic Sunday Best Vintage Reproduction Jill doll, No. 11VJL04 has a red wig that styled in flip curls with bangs, moving blue eyes with molded lashes, pearl earrings earrings, and bending knees. Her ensemble includes a lined dark blue short sleeve dress with a large white collar and white lace and pearl buttons trim; dark blue panties; matching panties; a white straw and cloth hat trimmed with white lace and yellow roses; white gloves; nude hose; and white cloth high heel shoes with bows. She is in a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate. This price is for the Vogue Jill doll alone. Expand listing to view both photographs.  Libbey's Golden Foliage pattern is a classic design of golden leaves on frosted panels, bordered in gold, with a gold top rim. This pattern is shown in Libbey's 1957-1958 catalog.  It was discontinued in 1978.


This is a set of 4 Gold Leaf Cocktail/Sherbet goblets by Libbey.  Excellent conditon with very little gold loss around the rim if any.  No chips or cracks.  They stand 4 1/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide, the bowl is 2 1/4" deep and hold 7 ounces.  This version of this popular pattern features a frosted background for the Autumn or Gold Leaves.  The gold rim is excellent on this set. I don't think they were used much at all.


Talk about retro. Most adults over the age of 40 remember these glasses.  I think they were even a premium in detergent boxes or were part of the Green Stamp program!  


Add dash of Mad men Mid century to your home!

Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, these are ready for your kitchen table, rec room or bar today.

 Late 2011 Vogue 7.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction Garden Party Sister Ginny doll, No.11SL110 has a brunette wig that styled in a ponytail with bangs, moving brown eyes, and painted lashes. Her ensemble includes a white lace and red ribbon trimmed red with white dots cotton sundress with an attached red tulle slip; matching panties; a red natural straw open top hat trimmed with red with white dots piping, red ribbon, and white lace; and red with white dots sandals that tie. Limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box old stock with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate. This price is for the Vogue Ginny doll alone. Expand listing to view both photographs.  Late 2011 Vogue 10.5 inch hard plastic Garden Party Vintage Reproduction Jill doll, No. 11VJL03 has a brunette wig styled in a a pony tail with bangs, moving brown eyes with molded lashes, red heart earrings, and bending knees. She is wearing a lined red with white polka dots sunback dress trimmed with red ribbon and white lace; a black attached slip; matching panties; nude stockings, a natural straw open top hat trimmed with red with white polka dots piping, red ribbons and white lace; nude hose; and red with white dots sandal toe high heels that tie at the ankles. She is from a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate. This price is for the Vogue Jill doll alone. Expand listing to view both photographs.

Vogue Sunday Best Vintage Repro Jill Dol $100.00

 

set 4 Libbey gold leaves cocktail goblet

 

Vogue Garden Party Sister Vintage Repro $70.00

 

Vogue Garden Party Vintage Repro Jill Do $100.00

Each of the four cocktails in this set of Russel Wright American Modern glass measures  2 3/4 inches and holds exactly three ounces to the brim. The color is seafoam, one of the four colors in which this line was produced by Morgantown circa 1951, but never marked. Excellent conditon. No chips, flakes or cracks. See a description of the items in this line illustrated and priced in second edition Kerr, p. 238-239.


This line can also be seen in the 2000 Keller and Ross book titled Russel Wright, Dinnerware, Pottery and More on pages 183-185. Though this line of Russel Wright glass designs may indeed be the easiest to find today, it is still relatively difficult to locate examples in excellent condition.  


I purchased these glasses very reasonably so I am able to offer them at a 50% discount from the prices listed in the Kerr book and well below the Keller/Ross price of $20-$25 each.


Add them to your Midcentury glassware collection or Russel Wright collection today. Priced the set of four.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your home today.  Late 2011 Vogue 10.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction Jill doll, No. 11VJL02 has a pale blonde wig that styled in a a pony tail with bangs, moving blue eyes with molded lashes, white pearl earrings, and bending knees. She is wearing a black satin-like and tulle dress accented with a flower on the bodice and a black shoulder covering; a black attached slip; black panties; black stockings, a layered and pleated cloth pink satin hat that is open in the center, a white pearl necklace; and that high heel shoes that tie at the ankles. She is in a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate. This price is for the Vogue Jill doll alone. Expand listing to view both photographs.  Late 2011 Vogue 7.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction Simply Elegant Sister Ginny doll, No.11SL109 has a pale blonde wig that styled in a ponytail with bangs, moving blue eyes, and painted lashes. She is wearing a lace trimmed black tule dress trimmed with black lace a pink cloth flower and pink satin overlapping the black straps; pink satin panties; a multi-layered pink satin open-top hat; clear hose; and shiny black shoes that tie. She is from a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate. This price is for the Vogue Ginny doll alone. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2011 Tonner Revlon Silver Shimmer outfit, No. T11RVOF05 fits the 13 inch Revlon fashion doll body. It includes a lacy tiered black and silver cocktail dress, black and silver tights, nude pantyhose, silver beaded earrings, and black high heels shoes. Limited edition 500. Price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. New, mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.

set 4 Russel Wright AM glass cocktails

 

Vogue Simply Elegant Vintage Repro Jill $100.00

 

Vogue Simply Elegant Sister Vintage Repr $70.00

 

Tonner Silver Shimmer 13 In. Revlon Doll $79.00

2011 Robert Tonner Matinee Luncheon Fashion Doll Outfit only from the Hollywood Glamour collection, No. T11HGOF07, fits Hollywood Legends dolls, Tyler Wentworth, Anne Harper Gowns collection dolls, and others with the 16 inch Tyler body. This the costume consists of a pink suit with black imitation fur cuffs and white sleeves; a pink belt; a pearl necklace; a black hat with pink feathers and black flowers; and black high heel shoes. Limited edition of 300. New and mint-in-the-box. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling the outfit. Expand listing to view all 3 photos.  2011 Tonner 10.5 Inch Evening in Paris Vintage Sculpt Revlon Fashion Doll, No. T11RVDD02, has pale blonde rooted saran hair that is styled in a flip with bangs, blinking blue eyes, and peaches and cream skin tone. She is made of high quality hard plastic and vinyl with strung jointing. She is wearing a lined lacy black formal gown with sequins that is flared at the bottom with a rose corsage, a white fur-like shawl, black gloves, nude hose, molded black plastic high heel shoes, crystal earrings, bracelet, and necklace.  This doll is very much like the vintage Revlon dolls in looks and costuming. Limited edition of 500. New and mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.  This set of Fostoria American sherbets has two which still have the original Fostoria paper label on them. I will leave the cleaning of those two up to you. The other three went through the dishwasher and are now sparkling and ready for your home.


This is the 3 5/8 inch tall sherbet  which holds 5 ounces. It is footed and slightly flared at the top. I am not an expert in this pattern and hope to pass these along to a collector or dealer as I bought them extremely reasonably. 


The price is for the set of five.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your home today.  Marked on the back as holding 1 1/2 quarts, this practical piece of American glass is a casserole dish in the Cinderella line with twin pouring spouts decorated with a very stylized band of perhaps butterflies or flowers in the very trendy avocado green of the late 1960s!


It is in excellent condition. No like, so break out the aluminum foil when you use it in the oven. Great for the microwave too!  No need for plastic for that!


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

Matinee Luncheon Hollywood Glamour Doll $99.00

 

Tonner Evening in Paris 10. 5 In. Revlon $132.00

 

set 5 Fostoria American ftd 2056 sherbet $20.00

 

Pyrex 1. 5 quart casserole avocado design

Made by Anchor Hocking, this carnival glass piggy bank is normally seen in a much smaller version which was suitable for a child's smaller hands.


This HUGE Anchor Hocking piggy bank may have been made for a bank display or perhaps for an adult.


In any case, the glass is slightly iridized with a marigold stain like much carnival glass is.  


It is in excellent condition and has the Anchor Hocking mark on the bottom as well as the number 15.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your home today.  This set of 8 Meakin Fair Winds dinner plates was made in Staffordshire England.  Each shape shows historical scenes of Chinese Export to America by using images from original copper engravings of the time period.


The dinner plate shows the ship called "The Friendship of Salem".  A cartouche on the rim depicts Canton Port in 1839 while on the opposite side another depicts New York Harbor in 1830. The third cartouche shows the ship U.S Delaware capturing the French ship Le Croyable across from the fourth cartouche which shows the symbol for "E Pluribus Unum".


The colors are brown transferware on a creamy off-white.  The details are amazing.  This would look great in a maritime decor and would certainly set a stunning historical table.


The mark on the back states "Permanent colors, dishwasher and detergent safe."  So,  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  Priced each.  Each one of this pair of vintage retro pilsner glasses stands 8 1/4 inches tall and holds a little over 9 ounces.  This shape was extremely popular post WWII.  


Hazel-Atlas and Libbey Glass made many of these glasses.  I am not sure which company made these, but they are 20th century and American made glass.


Each glass is decorated in transfers of early 20th century / late 19th century coaches, jitneys, carriages.  The colors are black white and gold. The top rim is also decorated with gold.  Would look great in the bar of a car collector!


Add them to your barware or drink collection today. Price is for the pair.  This set of 4 footed 5 3/4 inches  tall 9 ounce water goblets were made by the Indiana Glass Company. The pattern is an old one originally made by the U. S. Glass Company in the 1890s, it was also made by Tiffin Glass in the early 1960s. This glass was made by the Indiana/Colony Glass concern in the early 1960s. 


It is serviceable, useful, and pratical American 20th century glass. 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

Anchor Hocking LARGE carnival glass pigg

 

Set 8 Meakin Fair Winds dinner plates

 

pair vintage pilsner roadster coach glas

 

4 Indiana amber King's Crown water goble

This pair of low candleholders, standing only 1/2 inch high x 3 1/2 inches wide was made by the Onion River Pottery Company of Winooski Vermont.  The city of Winooski's name is taken from the Abenaki language for "this is where the wild onions grow." So, Onion River Pottery makes perfect sense as a Vermont pottery name.


Glazed in a dark blue which shows some of the mottling of the glaze over a red-clay base clay, this is an attractive pair of candleholders which would look perfect with either a Mid-century flavor or retro decor or a Country look.


I think that the Onion River Pottery was somehow connected to another pottery company in Vermont called the Goss Pottery as they share similar styling, base clay color, shapes and glazes but further research is needed.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  Syracuse China is today one of the world's leading suppliers of commercial china for the foodservice industry. With over a century and a quarter of continuity, the firm can claim a rich heritage of product innovation and pride in an enduring quality of craftsmanship that has been passed from one generation to the next. It is still in operation and owned by Libbey. This diner or restaurant coffee mug comes from the era in which they specialized in hotel/restaurant/railroad china ware of which this is a good example. It is marked January 1924 and is Mark 3 shown on page 456 of the Lehner Pottery Mark Book.


This 3 3/4 inch tall coffee mug may seem skimpy by today's Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts standards, but at the time it was made in the 1920-1950 period, this was a standard size for a coffee mug.  It features a double band of red near the rim.  It holds exactly 8 ounces. 


Go green!  Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  Standing 6 1/4 inches tall and holding 12 oz liquid, this group of three 1950s American glass tumblers were known as "zombies" in the catalogue: "fill it up with enough liquoir,drain it and become a zombie?.."


They are a playful go along to any cocktail shaker collection or barware. The screened decorations are in excellent shape. A blue band at top, pink in the middle and white at the bottom contain images of skaters, both single and pair skaters in different jump and turn positions. The captiion at the bottom states:  "Skate-capades".  Great Mid-century graphics!


Whimsical and fun, they would look great full of ice tea or something with a little more zip! Price is for the pair.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, somewhat dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table or bar today.  Vintage Tupperware Velveeta Cheese / Cracker Container. 3 pieces measuring 7" long by 3 1/4" wide. No stains, cracks or burns. Lid replacement part is 1829-8, slid plate is 1828-6 and outside container is 1827-6  in a retro 1970s Almond color. Included is the insert upon which the block of Velveeta cheese would rest.  What a wild funky Mid-century kitchen item!


It is in great condition with a lid marked Tupperware as well.  Tupperware is in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  Start your own museum!!

Onion River Pottery pair blue candlehold

 

Syracuse China 8 oz. red band coffee mug

 

3Hazel-Atlas pink Ice Skaters Zombie tum

 

Tupperware 1827-6 Almond Cheese Keeper

2011 Tonner Revlon Velvet Dazzle outfit, No. T11RVOF06 fits the 13 inch Revlon fashion doll body. It includes a shiny red coat, a black velvet strapless dress with a black satin sash with a rhinestone buckle, black gloves, a rhinestone necklace, black tights, nude pantyhose, and black high heel shoes. Limited edition 500. Price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. New, mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.  This set of 15 oz. Rocks glasses features two panels each depicting three abstract flower forms whose flowers feature a classical design and in the middle the Rock of Gibraltar.  The decoration is 24 karat gold on black.  Two designers, Fred Press and Georges Briard designed many such lines, though these are not signed in any way.


Buy them! Fill them with your favorite retro drink and the party is on.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, they are ready for your bar or dining room today.  Standing 10 3/4 inches tall, this beautiful graceful Lenox vase is in the Florentine pattern, which has been retired by the company.  It is signed with the standard Lenox gold mark on the bottom. 


It is ready to grace your table.  Add a fresh-cut flower and let the beauty of Lenox add charm to your home.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your table today.  2011 Tonner Revlon Midas Touch outfit, No. T11RVOF04 fits the 13 inch Revlon fashion doll body. It includes a long slender gold sequined formal gown with a golden rose over one shoulder strap and flared bottom, a rhinestone bracelet and gold high heels shoes. Limited edition 500. Price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. New, mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.

Tonner Velvet Dazzle 13 In. Revlon Doll $79.00

 

Libbey black gold set 4 Rocks 15 oz glas

 

Lenox Florentine retired tall bud vase

 

Tonner Midas Touch 13 In. Revlon Doll Ou $79.00

Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there while these influential teachers were part of the faculty: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard who worked in the Burlington area, this biomorphic shaped bowl carries shape number 6 on the bottom. It measures 12 inches long at its longest point, stand 1 1/2 inches high and is 4 1/2 inches wide at its widest point. 


It is decorated in one of Ballard's favorite glazes, his mottled glazes. This one is white on brown.  


Add it to your Ballard or American Studio Pottery collection today.  Marked on the back as holding 1 1/2 quarts, this practical piece of American glass is a divided casserole dish is often referred to as the Cinderella Oval Divided Serving Dish" decorated with the Primrose decoration in colors of a pumpkin orange.  It is very Mid-century design.  No lid but aluminum foil works well.  It DOES have an original Pyrex metal cradle which makes transport to the table much easier.  Add it to your retro kitchen today.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  This vase stands 7 inches tall and is 3 inches wide at the mouth. It is done in the Brutalist manner of the late 1950s-early 1970s. The surface of the terra cotta vase is covered with a chocolate base glaze over which a spattered layer of glazed was added to add texture over which the colors have been applied, with thick black lines outlining the colored sections. A bland band is at the bottom and the top Above the bottom black band there is a band of black diagonal lines. A very abstract bird with orange eye and tail circles the vase. The body of the bird is done in yellow with black lines separating the yellow sections.  The same horizontal aquamarine color band outlined in black can be seen in three different places on the vase.


The vase is in excellent condition.    The piece is signed simply in capital leters MADE IN ITALY with a sans serif font as opposed to the Toscany pieces with a serif font for the word Italy. 


This funky and retro Mid-century pottery was probably made in Italy by the Toscany Company, of Empoli Italy. Empoli is a town in Tuscany about 20 miles south of Florence. Empoli is also not far from Montelupo, a famous center of Italian pottery made for export to the United States.  The silver label seen on identical pieces seems to be restricted to the 1945-1970 time period.


Another possibility is that it is from the studio of Bruno Bagnoli, who worked for Bitossi at Montelupo. Perhaps lesser known here in the United States than Aldo Londi, he nonetheless is well represented in Italy. His work can be seen on pages 160-161 in the book titled Novecento Ceramiche Italiane, Volume 2, by Emanuele Gaudenzi.


Add it to your Midcentury Pottery collection today. This would look stunning on a McCobb, Parzinger or Eames piece.  This vase stands 7 1/2 inches tall and is 1 inch wide at the mouth. It is done in the Brutalist manner of the late 1950s-early 1970s. The surface of the terra cotta vase is covered with a spattered yellow base color over which the colors have been applied. thick black lines outline the colored sections. A pumpkin orange band is at the bottom and the top.  Above the bottom black band there is a band of aquamarine outlined in black. Four orange fish circle the vase. Each fish in painted in orange with a black outline and black outlined eye. The fish has aquamarine color stripes as well.  


The vase is in excellent condition.    The piece is unsigned and most likely had a paper label when sold.  It very well could have been part of the Raymor line.


This funky and retro Mid-century pottery was probably made in Italy by the Toscany Company, of Empoli Italy. Empoli is a town in Tuscany about 20 miles south of Florence. Empoli is also not far from Montelupo, a famous center of Italian pottery made for export to the United States.  The silver label seen on identical pieces seems to be restricted to the 1945-1970 time period.


Another possibility is that it is from the studio of Bruno Bagnoli, who worked for Bitossi at Montelupo. Perhaps lesser known here in the United States than Aldo Londi, he nonetheless is well represented in Italy. His work can be seen on pages 160-161 in the book titled Novecento Ceramiche Italiane, Volume 2, by Emanuele Gaudenzi.


Add it to your Midcentury Pottery collection today. This would look stunning on a McCobb, Parzinger or Eames piece.

Ballard #6 brown white mottled long dish $30.00

 

Pyrex Primrose 1. 5 quart casserole in cr

 

Bitossi Bagnoli Brutalist wide Fish vase $75.00

 

Bitossi Bagnoli Brutalist Fish vase

This funky and retro Mid-century pottery was made in Italy by the Toscany Company, of Empoli Italy. Empoli is a town in Tuscany about 20 miles south of Florence. Empoli is also not far from Montelupo, a famous center of Italian pottery made for export to the United States.  The silver label seen on identical pieces seems to be restricted to the 1945-1970 time period.


The deeply carved pattern on this  4 1/2 inch tall ewer is perhaps a reflection of Etruscan pottery as well.  A rough sponged type of glaze gives the base chocolate underglaze dimension and texture.  The top layers are painted in bold bright colors:  pumpkin orange, lemon yellow, aquamarine, deep red. This pattern I am naming "Red Triangles".


It is signed on the bottom with the standard black ink stamp mark of MADE IN ITALY in capital letters. One can see the base reddish clay on the unfired bottom.


It is in excellent condition and ready to serve as decor in your Eames era home.  Add it to your Midcentury Pottery collection today. This would look stunning on a McCobb, Parzinger or Eames piece.  LIBBEY Glass Company of Toledo Ohio first introduced this exquisite pattern (Golden & Silver Foliage) in their 1957 - 1958 catalog  It was very popular than and some 50 years later, it is still very popular. The gold used in the decorations is 22K - the silver is Palladium.


Each of these little gems stands 4 1/2 inches tall.  A frosted band shows off 4 stylized abstract Mid-century leaf designs.  Each is done in what we would today call a "drop-shadow" effect. Think Photoshop!


There is a silver band at the top of each cordial.  Each cordial holds exactly 1 ounce! So, break out the Drambuie or Cointreau and toast your family and friends.


Go green!  Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your dining table today.  The blue cornflower which is found on 90 plus pieces of Corning's Pyroceram ware debuted in 1957 and was retired in 1987.  


This set of 3 P-41 Petite Pans was made between 1963 and 1970.  They were sold both with a cover and without a cover.  They each hold 1 1/2 cups.  They are shown on page 24 of Coroneos' 2006 guide titled The Complete Guide to Corning Ware & Visions Cookware.


The are an easy way to bake some individual casseroles, gratins or use them as serving dishes.  Retro pratical flair.  I bought them very reasonably so can pass them on reasonably as well.  Price is for the set of three.


Go green!  Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  Made by the Allied Chemical company, this funky retro covered creamer and covered sugar set is of Melamine and in a Harvest Gold color, dating it from the late 1960s, early 1970s when even refridgerators were Harvest Gold, if not Avocado Green!  Think Brady Bunch!


The covered creamer stands 2 3/4 inches tall to the top of its finial. The covered sugar bowl is the same height. The finials on both pieces are a futuristic pinch design which was common on dinnerware of the Mid-century era.


It is in great shape with no scratches or cracks.  It would make a great breakfast set for a camp as it is lightweight and easily cleaned.  Add it to your Eames era funky kitchen today.

Toscany Empoli red triangle incised ewer $20.00

 

6 Libbey Silver Leaf Foilage #3002 cord

 

set 3 P-41 Corning Cornflower Petite Pan

 

Harvest Gold Melamine covered sugar crea

This pattern was produced by the Franciscan China Company and was one of the best-loved and popular patterns of the Mid-century era.  Each of these footed sherbets stands 2 1/3 inches tall x 3 7/8 inches in diameter. Each is stamped with the U.S.A green mark.  All are in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or crazing.  


At Replacements Limited, each one is listed at $15.99 each! My price for the set is less than 50%.


Add them to your Midcentury dinnerware collection today.  Make some chocolate or butterscotch pudding and fill them up for a festive retro touch.  This Georges Scatchard early 4 1/4 inch tall  x 4 1/4 inch wide at the mouth planter / vase is a good example of the work that Scatchard was doing in the 1970s and early 1980s before he decided to concentrate primarily on lamps. The inside of the rim shows the glaze which he used on the outside of the mug. You can see all the ridges of the hand thrown object.  The outside of the goblet is done in tans and beiges and one can see both inclusions and the horizontal rings from the throwing.  The mug is signed on the unglazed bottom G. SCATCHARD . A beautiful piece. 


Currently located in Underhill, Vermont, Georges Scatchard started from a converted horsebarn with his brother Ted in 1960.  An article about the two Scatchard brothers and their ceramics was published in the 1967 Spring issue of Vermont Life on pages 38-42.  According to the article, he was the only New Englander to receive a merit award for three items (all pottery) entered in the 1965-1966 New England Craft Council's exhibition for new and emerging craftsmen.


His current website, gslamps.com, shows his current production and gives a brief history of his work.   This piece was one of the designs of Yusuke Aida who worked with Gil from 1961-1964 and was responsible for the designs in the "Classic Bennington" line, a line of over 40 shapes whose pieces all fall within the 1620-1688 shape number range. 


This divided relish dish designed by Yusuke Aida for Bennington Potters measures 9 1/2 inches across in length x 6 5/8 inches across and is shaped with twin sectoins. The color was referred to as Tawny Brown in the original 1964 brochure. Notice the reddish highlights which come from the firing process.


Bennington by Gil started in 1948 . They are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. They made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US  by Raymor and sold in fine department stores. In their 1964 catalogue, Gil described their creations as "Art Objects in the Practical Realm" - Museum Honored, Hand-crafted, Modestly Priced,"



David Gil, trained at Alfred University and profiled in the Winter 1961 issue of Vermont Life, started Bennington Potters in 1948 in Bennington, VT right after WWII. 


Condition is excellent -- no chips, cracks, nicks, flakes, stains or other damage / problems.  Boontonware debuted in 1948 made by the Boonton Molding Company, of Boonton, New Jersey.  Belle Kogan Associates worked on the line since 1951, according to the information on page 15 of the 1997 book titled Melmac dinnerware by Zimmer and Daigle.  On page 24 is the very winged oblong serving dish.  


Produced as part of the Boontonware line, this #609 bread tray measures 14 1/2 inches in length x 6 inches wide.  It is a light gray with specks of blue in it. Excellent vintage condition with a little wear but still nice and shiny inside.


It would great on a Mid-century table or credenza. Add it to your Midcentury Eames or McCobb era home now.

set 6 Franciscan China Desert Rose sherb

 

Georges Scatchard early 4 inch tall vase $40.00

 

Aida early Bennington Potters 1666 dish $38.00

 

Boontonware #609 14 inch long bread tray

2011 Precious Moments Inc. Fairy Christmas to You, doll and Christmas tree set, No. 3478 includes a 9 inch tree with lights a 7 inch Santa's helper vinyl blonde girl doll, a 4 inch dark blonde boy fairy, and 3 inch blonde girl fairy at the top of the tree. All 3 dolls have green tear-drop shaped eyes and smiling faces. The 7 inch doll has hair styled in double ponytails, a red cone-shaped hat with hlly, a red jacket, red pants, a light green scarf, and curved tan shoes. The boy fairy is dressed to match the girl complete with scarf except he also has gold wings edged with gold sparkle. The tiny girl fairy's hair is styled in double ponytails while a wreath with red berries encircles her head. She is wearing a white gown with gold wings, a red scarf, and is barefoot while she is encircled inside garland at the top of the tree. The green tree has vinyl lights and white snow spray. The tree comes out of the white stand.  This is a Linda Rick of The Doll Maker design. New, Mint, with single gift box.  Bennington by Gil started in 1948 . They are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. They made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores but this is an earlier more studio inspired piece.


David Gil, trained at Alfred University and profiled in the Winter 1961 issue of Vermont Life, started Bennington Potters in 1948 in Bennington, VT right after WWII. 


This version of the iconic double trigger mug stands 8 inches tall.  This vase is glazed with a high gloss Vermont Green glaze on the inside and on the outside.  It dates from the 1948-1959 period before Gil used the term Bennington Potters on his pieces.


According to yet to be authenticated information, the suggestion for the double trigger handle was given to David Gil by one Maurice A. Douglass, a resident of Bennington Vermont and a collector of early Norton Pottery.   


In the 1964 catalogue, there are 3 sizes of the double trigger mug shown but not this very tall #1372 size.  


This beautifully deisgned and balanced 1372 trigger mug is in excellent condition. Add it to your Mid-century Bennington Potters or David Gil collection today.  Made by the Anchor Hocking company, each of these four Tahiti glasses stands 5 3/4 inches tall.  Anchor Hocking made a few similar patterns:  Tree Bark, Pagoda, Capri in this color.


It is a real retro midcentury functional set straight from the Mad Men set. Fill them up with your favorite iced tea or lemonade in summer or something more potent the rest of the year.  


Add them to your Mid-century or Anchor Hocking barware collection today.  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from the late David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont. started by David Gil in 1948. It is from the the post-1960 time period when Gil began to use the words Bennington Potters on pieces after having used a transition mark which included both the words Design Cooperative and Bennington Vermont.


This fluted 9 5/8 inch diameter plate was advertised in the 1964 catalogue as B 1653 and titled "Daisies", an ashtray which could also be hung on the wall as a plaque as it had a built-in wire on the back.  Its original 1964 price was $5.00.


It  features six stylized daisies.  The stems, leaves, and petals are incised. The 1964 ad states the this piece was available in white or turquoise with colored accents. The glaze I believe is an early white one as it is quite high gloss with some mottling in the glaze giving the color depth.  The steams and leaves have been accented in a dark olive green and the flowers are accented in dark brown.


I believe that this series of ashtrays 1650-1655 was designed by David Gil's first wife Gloria Gil, who also designed the 1553 Fighting Cock tile. and perhaps all the tiles in that series.


The back of the plate/plaque is missing the wire hanger which was embedded in the pottery.  It is signed 1653 and has the spark mark on the forearm.  I would guess it is from the 1960-1964 period. It is in excellent condition.


Bennington Potters are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. 


After 1960, they made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores.

Precious Moments Fairy Christmas to You $46.00

 

Cooperative Design #1372 tall trigger mu

 

Anchor Hocking 4 Tahiti green 12 oz glas

 

Bennington Potters #1653 fluted plaque $25.00

Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from the late David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont. started by David Gil in 1948. It is from the the post-1960 time period when Gil began to use the words Bennington Potters on pieces after having used a transition mark which included both the words Design Cooperative and Bennington Vermont.


This fluted 9 5/8 inch diameter plate was advertised in the 1964 catalogue as B 1653 and titled "Daisies", an ashtray which could also be hung on the wall as a plaque as it had a built-in wire on the back.  Its original 1964 price was $5.00.


It  features six stylized daisies.  The stems, leaves, and petals are incised. The 1964 ad states the this piece was available in white or turquoise with colored accents. The glaze I believe is an early white one as it is quite high gloss with some mottling in the glaze giving the color depth.  The steams and leaves have been accented in a dark olive green and the flowers are accented in dark brown.


This is a confirmed David Gil design. It was confirmed by Gloria Gil in May 2012.


The back of the plate/plaque has a wire hanger which was embedded in the pottery.  It is signed 1653 and has the spark mark on the forearm.  I would guess it is from the 1960-1964 period. It is in excellent condition.


Bennington Potters are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. 


After 1960, they made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores.  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from the late David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont,  started by David Gil in 1948. It is part of the tableware set designed by Gil with mold numbers 1365 (followed by a letter) and it is referred to as the "Old Bennington" collection. David Gil designed the pieces, largely beginning in the early mid fifties, not likely adding to the collection after Yusuke Aida came on board and was commissioned to design the next collection there, (the so-called "Classic Bennington") in 1961.  Pieces from this series were produced well into - if not through -  the 70's, based on backstamp styles alone, as can be seen on the bottom of this piece.


This is the 1365I 8 1/4" wide salad plate in a standard glaze color for this line. It is a dark teal color.  It is in excellent condition. It is signed on the bottom with the stamped "bennington potters, bennington vermont" mark and the shape number 1365I.  


Add it to your Mid-century dinnerware or your Bennington Potters collection today.  This Duncan & Miller tab handled two-part relish dish measures 7 1/2 inches across and stands 1 inch high.  It is made of gorgeous clear fire-polished glass. It is part of a large pattern made from 1936-1955.  


The Teardrop pattern is shown and listed on pages 197-199 in the Ninth Edition (2001) of the Florence's Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era book. There it is valued at $20.  My price is quite a bit lower as it bought it very very reasonably.


Fill it with cranberry relish or bonbons, it's time to celebrate!


Add it to your Elegant Glass or American Mid-century glass collection today.  Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation came into existence in 1937 with a combination of glass making plants. They produced a number of depression patterns which are highly collected today. They also have produced a tremendous amount of kitchenware. They are still in production today. 


 This is an attractive and very functional pink crystal vase in Anchor Hocking Prismatic pattern.  The Criss Cross pattern was produced in the the Depression Era. The vase is 6 5/8" tall and 5 7/8" across the top.  The base is 3 1/4" across.  The vase is in very good condition with clear clean pink glass.

Bennington Potters #1653 fluted plaque

 

Bennington Potters #1365I salad plate

 

Duncan Miler Teardrop Heart Relish dish

 

Anchor Hocking Prismatic pink glass vase

Standing 3 1/2 inches tall, this Noritake Art Deco figural flower frog depicts what to me seems like a kingfisher (serious birder here).  The stump with the five openings for flower stems is done in Noritake's classic tan luster.  The back and head of the bird are done in blue luster. The bill is black as are the pupils. The irises are yellow with a purple band through the eye. The feet are black.  It is marked with the standard MADE IN JAPAN mark. I guarantee it to be Noritake.


A very similar figurine is shown on page 172 of David Spain's   1999 Collecting Noritake A to Z book and is valued there at $260-290. As I bought this very reasonably my price is much lower.  


It is in excellent vintage condition. Add it to your Noritake, Art Deco or bird inspired collection today.  This cute little fellow is a pin dish made by the Noritake Company in the 1935-1931 time period.  One can see it pictured in plate D.236 on page 130 of David Spain's 2004 Art Deco Noritake & More book.  this particular example has a white dog with red mouth and black nose and facial features.  The tray part of the dish is the harder-to-find Noritake yellow luster and the rim is done in matte black paint, a typical Noritake Art Deco treatment.


It is in excellent condition.  It is signed with the standard green Wreath mark.  Add it to your Noritake collection today.  In Spain's book, it is valued at $100-$180 but my price is much lower as I bought it extremely reasonably last summer.  This cute little fellow is a pin dish made by the Noritake Company in the 1935-1931 time period.  One can see it pictured in plate D.236 on page 130 of David Spain's 2004 Art Deco Noritake & More book.  this particular example has a white dog with red mouth and black nose and facial features.  The tray part of the dish is standard Noritake blue luster and the rim is done in matte black paint, a typical Noritake Art Deco treatment.


It is in excellent condition.  It is signed with the standard green Wreath mark.  Add it to your Noritake collection today.  In Spain's book, it is valued at $100-$180 but my price is much lower as I bought it extremely reasonably last summer.  This large Noritake Nippon cake plate measures a little over 10 inches across from top to bottom and almost 11 inches from the tip of the handle to the other handle.  It is a standard Noritake shape, but it is unusual to see it NOT signed with the post-1921 Noritake mark but with an earlier purple M in wreath mark.  I would place this piece in the 1920-1925 time period before the company consciously adoped Art Deco motifs, colors and styling.


It is very practical and functional piece of china and is ready for your holiday table.  The cream color band would complement many contemporary Noritake dinnerware patterns.  The four floral cartouches are all hand-painted.  The more Victorian motif of prunus flower blossoms are done in 24K gold and form a basket shape around the floral cartouches. There were most likely 6 smaller cake plates which went with this cake plate.


It is in excellent vintage shape. Add it to your Nippon or Noritake collection today.

Noritake Deco figural kingfisher flower $65.00

 

Noritake Deco figural dog pin dish $75.00

 

Noritake Deco figural dog pin dish

 

Noritake Nippon large pre-Deco cake plat

This Noritake Art Deco compote has a decoration that is pure Art Deco. The abstract stylized flower blossoms in the center are overlapped and bordered in black outline. The  background color is not the usual blue luster but a richer deeper true blue color. the rim is bordered in black as is the base which also has a blue band, making this piece an  important example of Noritake's Art Deco whimzy. 


It stands 2 1/2 inches tall and measures a little over 6 inches across the top.  A similar compote is shown on page 97 of David Spain's  2004 Art Deco Noritake and More book and shown therein as plate B. 737. 


All Noritake Art Deco was produced between 19255 and 1931.


Signed with the green wreath mark and in excellent condition. Add it to your Noritake collection today.  2011 Robert Tonner Sag Harbor outfit for 16 inch Cami, Jon, and Antoinette bodied dolls, No. T11CJOF08. This fashion includes a sleeveless pink dress with navy blue stitching and a V-neck, navy belt with a large bow, silver bracelet, and taupe high-heeled shoes  The shoes in the Cami and Jon outfits have higher arches than the Tyler Wentworth-type bodied dolls can wear. The price is for the outfit only and not the catalog doll modeling the outfit.  New and mint-in-the-box.  This outfit is from limited edition of 300. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.  This Hazel-Atlas cobalt Aurora 10 ounce tumbler stands 4 1/4 inches tall and is shown on page 20 of the Eighteenth edition of the Florence's Depression Glass book on page 20.  It is in excellent shape. I am offering it well below the value the Florences placed on it back in 2008 when this edition was written as I purchased it very reasonably.


It is in excellent condition.  1999 Little Red Riding Hood doll pin by Alexander Doll Company is a 2.5 inch tall representation of the Wendy doll that was introduced in 1991. She has auburn hair and is carrying a basket. She is dressed in green and red and on the way to her Grandmother's house.  It is one of several pins with matching figurines in the first series by Madame Alexander. Discontinued limited edition pin is mint-in-box and never used.

Noritake blue floral Deco compote

 

Tonner Sag Harbor Outfit Only for Cami a $65.00

 

Hazel-Atlas cobalt Aurora 10 ounce tumbl

 

M. Alexander Little Red Riding Hood Resi $15.00




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