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Precious Moments Inc. 2012-2013 All Vinyl 9 inch Cermaka of Czechoslovakia doll, No. 3489, is from the Children of the World collection, which is based on the Song Jesus Loves All the Little Children of the World. She has rooted blonde hair styled in two braids that are put up and encircled by blue and red flowers, blue teardrop shaped eyes, and a smiling face. The rest of her national costume includes a long dress with a red and white striped skirt trimmed with red, yellow, and black ribbon and floral ribbon; a long sleeved white top with white lace and red floral braid trim; and a red bodice; white socks; and black shoes.  This is a Linda Rick of Doll Maker Design. New and mint with a gift box.  This particular glaze came in three color variations: Orange Peel, Lime Peel, and Lime Peel as well as two decorated variations known as Navajo Blue (Lime Peel glaze with blue squiggles) and Seminole Orange (Orange Peel glaze with blue squiggles), all created by the brilliant Alrun Osterberg Guest, this is an up-and-coming line. It was produced only in 1976-77.


Alrun Guest (1942-2012) came to Haeger Potteries in 1969 from Berlin Germany and worked there until at least 2010. I consider her in the ranks of Eva Zeisel, an incredibly talented designer and ceramic engineer. 


This Royal Haeger Orange Peel #4170X vase stands 13 inches high. It is one of the larger pieces in the line. 


Part of the 1976-1977 line offered by the Haeger Pottery Co, the full line can be seen on p. 170 of the David Dilley book. Condition is excellent -- no chips, cracks, nicks, flakes, stains or other damage / problems.


There is a paper label on the bottom of the vase from the Boylan-Pearce store of Raleigh, North Carolina. I believe that the original felt on bottom with impressed Haeger mark was removed by the store for them to place their store label on the base. The vase is in excellent condition


Add it to your Royal Haeger or Mid-century pottery collection today.  Annemarie Davidson (1920-2012) learned her enameling craft first from the great Doris Hall (1907-2001) in Cambridge, MA in 1957. In California she continued her studies with Curtis Tann. Her combination of geometric and organic form in her designs culminated in her most celebrated abstract designs, her Jewel line which features pieces of glass used to create free-form organic shapes which she calls Jewels. She also uses a sgraffito technique, incising straight lines from the center of her plate with the sharp point of a dart. This plate is highly unusual as it does not feature the radiating lines of many of her plates. Instead there is a speckled background of pink and white.


This 5 3/4 inch plate, most likely from the 1961-1962 time period, is unusual for its color and type of jewels used. This plate features 9 oblong clear jewels around a larger rectangular jewel with rounded corners. The shape of the plate mirrors the central jewel with its rounded corners. It is very unusual to have a plain background. The use of clear glass for the jewels is highly unusual. 


What is interesting about this particular plate is the geometric placement of the jewels.  


The back of the plate is signed with her charcteristic AD interwined initials. Due to the very square corners of the letter D, I feel this plate is from the 1961-1964 time period. Every piece was handcrafted by her alone, from start to finish. Excellent condition. 


The work of Annemarie Davidson was included in the seminal exhibit titled Painting with Fire which opened in Jan 2007 at the Long Beach Museum of Art. She was one of 30 enamelists included with a one page entry on her life and work. Her page is page 266 of the catalogue.  2012-2013 Precious Moments Inc. 12 inch Christmas Blessings to You Tree-Top angel, No. 4696 is a pale blonde angel with a bun encircled by a red and gold braid corona, painted green teardrop-shaped eyes, red bead earrings, and a smiling face. Her angel costume consists of a long cream gown with a gold and red net overlay and red lace trim, red puffed sleeves, gold and cream brocade wings, and red satin ribbon.  She has a cone-shaped base to fit on a tree top. This is a Linda Rick of The Doll Maker design. New, Mint, with gift box.

Precious Moments Cermaka of Czechoslovak $28.00

 

Royal Haeger mid-century Orange Peel vas $125.00

 

Annemarie Davidson unusual pink jewel pl $80.00

 

Precious Moments 12 In. Christmas Blessi $40.00

2012-203 Precious Moments Inc. 12 inch Dolly Daydreams vinyl doll, No. 4680 girl has rooted mid-length auburn hair in curls with a giant pink and white checked bow, painted blue teardrop-shaped eyes and a smiling face and her little 3 inch vinyl doll with golden dark blonde hair and blue teardrop shaped eyes. The 12 inch girl  is wearing a pink and white checked dress with pink and white polka dots ruffle at the hemline, over pink pantaloon, and pink sandals.  She holds her adorable little doll which is dressed in a long pink and white checked gown or dress. This sweet set is a Linda Rick of The Doll Maker design. New, Mint, with tag and a gift box.  2012-203 Precious Moments Inc. 12 inch Singing in the Rain vinyl doll, No. 4672 girl has rooted curly blonde hair with bangs and a giant red bow, painted blue teardrop-shaped eyes and a smiling face. She is wearing a white dress trimmed with red ribbons and red buttons, white pantaloons, and red molded plastic shoes. She is holding a red and white umbrella trimmed with lace that really does open and close. This is a Linda Rick of The Doll Maker design. New, Mint, with tag and a gift box.  2012-203 Precious Moments Inc. 12 inch Cherry Lane vinyl doll, No. 4638 girl has rooted blonde hair in braids tied with red ribbons at the top and bottom, painted green teardrop-shaped eyes and a smiling face. She is wearing a red with white dots dress with green and white checked ribbon trim under a cherry print on white pinafore, white pantaloons, white socks, and red shoes. This colorful doll is a Linda Rick of The Doll Maker design. New, Mint, with tag and a gift box.  Precious Moments Inc. 2012-2013 12 inch all vinyl Marcella with Little 5 inch cloth and vinyl Raggedy Ann Doll Set, Nos. 4668. These dolls are designed by Linda Rick of The Doll Maker. The 12 In. girl doll has rooted curly  light blonde hair with bangs and two red ribbons, blue painted teardrop-shaped eyes, and a smiling face. She is holding a mini Raggedy Ann doll with straight red yarn hair, blue teardrop-shaped eyes, and a smiling face. The larger girl doll is wearing a red and white polka dotted dress with red and white rick-rack trim, red and white striped tights, and black shoess. Raggedy Ann is blue dress, white apron, white panties,   red and white striped stockings, and black shoes.  These dolls are new and mint with their Raggedy Ann and Andy and Precious Moments tag and gift box. These are sure to appeal to Raggedy Ann and Andy collectors as well as Precious Moments collectors.

Precious Moments Dolly Daydreams 12 In. $44.00

 

Precious Moments Singing in the Rain 12 $46.00

 

Precious Moments Cherry Lane 12 In. Doll $40.00

 

Precious Moments Playtime Raggedy Ann Do $46.00

Precious Moments Inc. 2012-2013 12 in. all Vinyl Peace and Harmony sitting Chinese toddler girl doll has dark hair with bangs and two top pieces tied with pink ribbons, brown teardrop-shaped eyes, and a smiling face. She comes with her adorable plush black and white panda. She is wearing a pink floral silk-like Chinese-inspired pants and tunic decorated with black with pink edging, white socks, and black Mary Jane-style shoes. Her knees are bent into a sitting form. She and her panda are adorable, and this design is by Linda Rick of TheDoll Maker. New and mint with tag and gift box.  2013 Precious Moments Inc. 12 inch Angelic Grace vinyl doll, No. 4683 girl has rooted long pale blonde straight hair with bangs, painted blue teardrop-shaped eyes and a smiling face. She is wearing a full long white dress with multiple lace trimmed tears and long sleeves, feathered wings, and pink flowers trim, a matching pink floral hair wreath.  Her feet are bare except for awhite ribbon, with one side having a pink flower. This angel is a Linda Rick of The Doll Maker design. New, Mint, with a gift box.  This is a set of four #1639 Medium mugs. Each one stands 4 3/4 inches high.  There is one in each of the following glazes:  Mountain Blue, Vermont Green, White, and Tawny Brown. The shape was designed by Japanese designer Yusuke Aida while employed by David Gil at Bennington Potters. This is part of the Classic Line which is shown in a 1966-67 catalogue in the Cunningham book and in a 1968 brochure on the website Modish.net.


One easy way to identify this line is by the handle. If the shape number is between 1601-1683 and it has this loop handle, it is an Aida design.


This line came in the following colors: Mountain Blue, White, Vermont Green, Rust, Tawny Brown. They are all in excellent condition.


In their 1964 catalogue, Gil described their creations as "Art Objects in the Practical Realm" - Museum Honored, Hand-crafted, Modestly Priced,"


These objects surely show clearly both his genius and his intent. Add it to your Mid-century American Studio Pottery 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 1959-1960 period when Gil  included both the words Design Cooperative and Bennington Vermont.


This square 8 inch diameter trivet / plaque was advertised in the 1964 catalogue as 1535, a trivet which could also be hung on the wall as a plaque as it had a built-in wire on the back. This piece is shown in the 1964 catalogue as and is titled there Eggs. Its original 1964 price was $3.00. I recently learned that the six 8 inch square flat tiles were all designed by Gloria Gil, David's first wife with whom he started the company in 1948.


It features 6 eggs in various stages. Done in an abstract stylized manner, the eggs are molded in relief and the incised areas are glazed in a very dark green and black. 


The back of the trivet/plaque has a wire hanger which was embedded in the pottery. It retains all four original rubber feet which protects the flat surface upon which one sets it. It is signed 1535 and has the spark mark on the forearm inside a rectangle made up of COOPERATIVE DESIGN and BENNINGTON POTTERS VERMONT. It is in excellent vintage condition.


Bennington Potters is 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 Peace and Harmony 12 In $44.00

 

Precious Moments Angelic Grace 12 In. Do $50.00

 

set 4 Aida #1639 Bennington Potters mugs $60.00

 

Bennington Potters #1535 Trivet / Plaque $36.00

Here is some information I found online by the  Talbot Hamilton Group (http://www.corellecorner.com/home.html)


about Centura:  Available from late 1962 to 1977, Centura Tableware offered outstanding break resistance combined with the appearance of quality porcelain.  It carried a three year warranty against chips, cracks, breaks and crazing, a promise that no other dinnerware brand could make.  Centura's innovative glazed glass-ceramic formula is quite different from Corning Ware's composition.  Corning Ware cookware has extraordinary resistance to heat shock, but it is not immune to breakage from impacts.  Centura's heat-resistance is comparable to that of Pyrex; it may be used in the oven, but not on the stovetop.


Centura cannot be used in the microwave, and although that was not important when it was developed, by the mid 1970s this limitation would make Centura seem impractical.  When Corelle combined the benefits of good break-resistance, lighter weight and lower cost, plus microwave capabilities, its popularity eclipsed that of Centura as well as every other brand of everyday dinnerware.


Centura Tableware's discontinuance was announced July 1977, following the launch of Corelle's Expressions Livingware line that spring.


This particular pattern is called Summerhill. It debuted in 1970. It is a vivid yellow & orange floral, also designed by Cynthia Gerow. This pattern was discontinued in 1976 0r 1977.  This second version of the line had the floral pattern on the side of the bowls. This coupe shape as it is known was all the rage in the 1950s-1970s.


Each bowl is marked on the bottom:  Centura by Corning, Corning, NY USA. Baking only. No Microwave.  


So, whip up some bread pudding or a crumble and serve a tasty retro midcentury treat.  Price is for the set. They are all in excellent vintage condition.


 This particular glaze came in three color variations: Lime Decorated, Orange Decorated, and Blue Decorated. Created by the brilliant Alrun Osterberg Guest, this is an up-and-coming line. It was produced only in 1971-1972. Alrun Guest (1942-2012) came to Haeger Potteries in 1969 from Berlin Germany. I consider her in the ranks of Eva Zeisel, an incredibly talented designer and ceramic engineer. 


The shape is a standard Royal Haeger shape. It is the #4143 shape which stands 9 inches tall. Its original price was $6.00 as can be seen on page 151 of the David Dilley Haeger book where this line can be seen in a 1971 Haeger catalog.


Add it to our Royal Haeger or Mid-century pottery collection today.  8 inch Madame Alexander Swiss girl doll, No. 394 has a Maggie face, blonde wig styled in braids with red ribbons under a green Tyrolean hat with red ribbon, and moving green eyes. She is a bending knee walking doll from approximately 1966. The walking mechanism works and her head moves from side to side. She has lighter coloring. She has her small original hang tag, but no box. Her clothes are all original. Besides her hat she is also wearing her Tyrolean dress with a full red felt skirt and white bodice, white lace apron, white petticoat with red rickrack edging, white pantaloons trimmed with red bows, white socks, and original black slip-on cloth shoes with gold buttons. She is holding a bouquet of flowers. This adorable doll is in excellent condition. Her outfit is complete, but the elastic is slightly stretched, though the clothes still stay up. The white white has turned ivory with age. Expand listing to view all photographs.  This Notre Dame Fighting Irish 16 ounces beer or bar glass stands 6 inches tall.  On one side, one sees the blue ND symbol over the words Notre Dame in gold. On the other side in green is the Fighting Irish man and the words in blue Fightin' Irish.  On the side near the bottom of the glass it reads OFFICIALLY LICENSED PRODUCT.


The glass is in great vintage condition. I am not sure if it is from the past 15 years or older than that. I do know that Notre Dame alumni love their school!  So, if you are an alumnus of Notre Dame or know someone who is, this is a great little gift or stocking stuffer.  


Add it to your collegiate barware collection today.  Open up a bottle and pour.

set Pyrex Centura Summerhill coupe bowls

 

Royal Haeger Lime Decorated Alrun Guest $100.00

 

Madame Alexander Bend-Knee Walker Swiss $115.00

 

Notre Dame 16 oz Fighting Irish bar glas

This preowned Gund teddy bear is 14 inches tall. The exact year of production is unknown, but it has the original label on its body with 64. It is a light vanilla tan color and has an original green and off white checked ribbon around its neck. There is a brown thread embroidered nose and dark brown button eyes. The bear his wearing an unlabelled, but well made red, white, and blue patriotic dress; matching hair bow; and white pantaloons.  This outfit is most likely commercially made for teddy bears. The bear is cleaned but used and free of bad smells. The labels says it is washable in cold water. Preowned and gently used. Bear is very cuddly and the perfect decoration for July 4th. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.  This milk glass body line of glassware often carries a label identifying it as Mar-Crest. Marcrest is actually a name brand not the name of the manufacturer. It is a Product line created by a retail chain called Marshall-Burns, a division of Technicolor, operated out of Chicago. The line contained both stoneware, dinnerware,  and glassware. The items were made by many different companies both all carried the Mar-Crest name.


This particular pattern of an abstract space age design done in turquoise and gray is referred to as "Blue Heaven". The glass itself was made by Anchor Hocking under its Fire-King line though the cereal bowls are not marked Fire-King.


This great retro vintage fluted top custard cup stands  1 7/8 inches tall.  It is 3 1/4 inches across at the top. What a great addition to your Eames era or Mid-century home!


In order to keep the decals looking great, I would recommend hand washing these vintage American dishes.  This milk glass body line of glassware often carries a label identifying it as Mar-Crest. Marcrest is actually a name brand not the name of the manufacturer. It is a Product line created by a retail chain called Marshall-Burns, a division of Technicolor, operated out of Chicago. The line contained both stoneware, dinnerware,  and glassware. The items were made by many different companies both all carried the Mar-Crest name.


This particular pattern of an abstract space age design done in turquoise and gray is referred to as "Blue Heaven". The glass itself was made by Anchor Hocking under its Fire-King line though the cereal bowls are not marked Fire-King.


This great retro vintage cereal bowl holds 12 ounces and stands  2 1/4 inches tall.  It is 5 inches across at the top. What a great addition to your Eames era or Mid-century home!


In order to keep the decals looking great, I would recommend hand washing these vintage American dishes.  This is a 9 inch vinyl artist doll, Neela, of the of Girls of Many Lands Collection by American Girl, which includes an all original doll, doll stand, and the paperback book, 'Neela: Victory Song', by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Helen Kish designed this doll. Neela, has dark coloring, brunette hair drawn back in a very long braid with a gardenia flower, painted brown eyes, and golden earrings. She is wearing an elaborate long silk orange sari with silver accents, a golden necklace, and other silver and gold jewelry including arm and ankle bracelets. The preowned set comes mint and sealed inside its original heavy cardboard box that opens like a book to reveal the doll on one side and the book on the other. The doll has her hang tag. This doll, as others in this collection did not come with undergarments as she was intended for display. She represents a girl in India in the 1930s when it struggled for freedom after over 200 years of British rule. Her outfit its a wedding costume for her sister's wedding when Neela was 12 years old and recognized as a woman. The box has minor dings on the edge, but has never been opened. Expand listing to view all 6 photographs.

Vanilla Light Tan 14 In. Gund Bear in Pa $18.00

 

Fire-King Mar-Crest Blue Heaven custard

 

Fire-King Mar-Crest Blue Heaven cereal b

 

Kish 2002 Keela of India Doll, Book Set, $125.00

Couroc of Monterey History: Couroc was formed in 1948 by the husband and wife team of Guthrie Sayle Courvoisier (? - 1969) and Moira Wallace (~1910-1979) . Wallace was a gifted artist, whose early work included mosaic designs built from inlaid metal and plastic materials. Guthrie developed the technology further, and began Couroc company, which produced heavy, durable plastic trays with inlaid designs.


Guthrie Courvoisier had learned about plastic during World War II, when he was a contractor who manufactured certain plastic parts for military aircraft. (Plastics were essential to the war effort, for their rather unique qualities.) Like nearly all wartime plastics, Courvoisier's were probably jet-black, unlike the multicolored bakelite of decades prior.


In the mid-1950's the company's sales picked up, and it already had a few different designs in its product line. Sales seem to have been mostly in the California area at this time.


The company made a special effort to hire local artists for their design work. As the company slowly grew, it created numerous designs, and began expanding its product line beyond merely trays, so that customers could buy matched sets of trays, glasses, ice buckets, and even napkins. In the 1970's Couroc exploded in popularity, selling well in stores across the nation.

 

By the mid-1980’s, Couroc's popularity had dropped, and the company was shifting from producing items for the general public, to making promotional items (for sales to corporations or organizations commemorating special events.) In the 1990's, it turned almost exclusively to promotional items.


This Couroc center handled tidbit tray is in the famous Roadrunner pattern.  It features three of the cool birds running around the center of the tray.  On the back is the original gold foil paper label which reads:  Couroc serving pieces are cherished gifts because of their variety and beauty of design. Hand inlaid by master craftsmen, shells, coins, woods, and metals are fused into satin black phenolic. They are impervious to alcohol or boiling water. Wash with mild soap and water.


There is also an in-relief molded signature in the piece itself.  There are four very cool feet so that the piece sits absolutely flat on the table. The handle is brass plated. The piece is in excellent vintage condition.


Add it to your Eames era mid-century decor today.  Give your place some Mad Men flair.  This milk glass body line of glassware carries a label identifying it as Mar-Crest. Marcrest is actually a name brand not the name of the manufacturer. It is a Product line created by a retail chain called Marshall-Burns, a division of Technicolor, operated out of Chicago. The line contained both stoneware, dinnerware,  and glassware. The items were made by many different companies both all carried the Mar-Crest name.


This particular pattern of an abstract space age design done in turquoise and gray is referred to as "Blue Heaven". The glass itself was made by Anchor Hocking under its Fire-King line though some mugs are not marked Fire-King.


This great retro vintage coffee mug stands  3 3/4 inches tall.  It is 3 1/4 inches across at the top. What a great addition to your Eames era or Mid-century home!  This great example of the Art Deco sensibilities of the Noritake mold makers and decorators is amazing.  Although the practical utilitarian purpose for this dish is as a lemon slice server for tea, the design vaults it into a totally different category as an art object.  


Measuring 7 inches long x 6 1/4 inches wide, this could hold a lot of lemon slices.  


What is really striking about this piece is the restraint with which the decorators designed it.  The bold back outlines on the figural berry and leaf handle draw the eye, but it is the touch of mint green under the black handle which pops.  Noritake Art Deco pieces with figural elements have been popular for a long time.  This is a great example of this technique.


It is signed on the back with the standard Green Wreath Noritake mark. Add it to your Noritake Art Deco collection today.  This large Noritake Nippon cake plate measures 9 1/2  inches across 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 lesser known green cherry mark. I would place this piece in the 1925-1930 time period as it is an interesting mix of Victorian flowers with the scarce pearl luster. The most interesting part of the decoration is on the rim where the use of negative space creates designs in white which is really the underglaze. Notice the way the flowers start in the blue luster rim and continue onto the pearl luster center ground.


It is very practical and functional piece of china and is ready for your holiday table.  The three floral cartouches are all hand-painted. 


It is in fair vintage shape. One can see a good amount of wear on the center ground when one tips the plate to the light. No chips or cracks though.  Add it to your Nippon or Noritake collection today.

Couroc Roadrunner center handle tidbit t $16.00

 

Marshall-Burns Mar-Crest Blue Heaven mug

 

Noritake Deco figural handle luster serv $20.00

 

Noritake Deco pearl luster cake plate $10.00

Each coaster is 5 inches long. The cork middle is 3 inches wide.  Each wild and funky Fish coaster sits on three small feet.  


How fun for your Mad Men bar or rec room!  Pour some martinis and protect your Eames era furniture by using these retro Fish Lucite coasters.


The set is in excellent condition.  This set of 6 Color-Glo coasters was most likely made by the West Bend Aluminum Company of West Bend, Wisconsin. They match exactly the colors in a set of aluminum tumblers by West Bend which is the original box. 


Each coaster measures 3 1/2 inches wide and is in shiny anondized aluminum which was very popular in the 1950s-1960s.  They must not have been used as they are in excellent condition.


The colors are silver, gold, red, cobalt blue, pumpkin orange, and a iight chartreuse color!


They are ready for your Mad Men rec room or bar.  Stir up a gin and tonic and slide a coaster under it.  They would also look great with a Midcentury tall tumbler called a "zombie" filled with lemonade or iced tea.


Add them to your Midcentury collection today.  Gemco was a company which operated from 1948 to 2003. Gemco's products include glass food dispensers of all kinds as well as storage containers and handy kitchen aids. They are normally signed with a lower case g for GEMCO.  Sometimes one also finds a a W on top of the G on smaller pieces as on these shakers. The W most probably stands for WARE as the line was formally known as Gemco Ware.


This salt and pepper set matches the Crazy Daisy pattern by Corelle. 


Gemco also made official licensed products under the brand name Corning Coordinates For Corelle. The company has also produced matching accessories in clear glass for other dinnerware manufacturers, like Pfaltzgraff.


This funky and retro pair of shakers  would look good on your retro or vintage table today.  Both are in excellent vintage shape. They measure 3 1/2 inches in height. The chrome tops are in great shape.   Tonner 2013 All Glamour - Sydney Deluxe Basic fashion doll, No. T13TWBD01 of the Wentworth Collection has multiple joints including bending wrists, long removable wigged sparkling golden hair with a bangs, painted gray eyes with makeup, soft pink lip coloring, and Tyler coloring. She is wearing a gold and yellow lame swimsuit that drapes over one shoulder, gold molded plastic shoes, and gold sunglasses Includes a stand.  Limited edition of 500. This is a lovely doll. New, mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.

Vintage midcentury wild Lucite Fish coa

 

set mid-century West Bend aluminum coast

 

Gemco Crazy Daisy salt pepper set

 

Tonner All Glamour - Sydney Deluxe Basic $124.00

Tonner 2013 All Glamour - Tyler Deluxe Basic fashion doll, No. T13TWBD01 of the Wentworth Collection has multiple joints including bending wrists, long removable wigged sparkling amber saran hair with a bangs, painted blue eyes with makeup, soft pink lip coloring, and Tyler coloring. She is wearing a pink and gold lame swimsuit, gold molded plastic shoes, and gold sunglasses Includes a stand.  Limited edition of 500. This is a lovely doll. New, mint-in-the-box. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.  This is a 9 inch vinyl artist doll, Spring Pearl of the of Girls of Many Lands Collection by American Girl, which includes an all original doll, doll stand, and the 214 page paperback book, Spring Pearl: The Last Flower', by Laurence Yep. The doll has tan coloring, brunette hair put up in a bun with a silver leaf hairpin, painted brown eyes, and golden earrings. She is wearing she is wearing an exquisite, one of a kind one aoku or tunic and trousers. The rich pink and green silk is embroidered with camellias, a symbol of spring. Tiny frogs or knots hold the jacket closed. Her feet were not bound as were those of many other 12 year old girls in China in the mid 19th century,and she has green silk slippers with pink floral motifs on platforms. She wears this costume that her mother made before she died as she walked across China to the Sung household as an orphan where she was teased about the size of her feet until they saved the family. The preowned set is missing its display container, but the doll is in near mint condition and the book is near mint except for a crinkle at the bottom of the front cover, and can be easily enjoyed free of the restrictive case. This is one of the most difficult to find of the dolls in this set. Expand listing to view all 8 photographs.  2013 Vogue Mini Sparky, jointed plush doll-size puppy only, No. 13AC07, is for the little Sparky dog or toy that fits in with all sizes of Ginny dolls as either a puppy companion or a toy. Sparky is approximately 3 by 2.25 inches in size. This jointed Sparky is off white with tan ears, moving legs, and a brown collar. New and mint in package. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2013 Vogue Play Date outfit only, No. 13VGCP45, fits 7.5 inch vintage reproduction Ginny dolls. The outfit is intended for the vintage boy dolls, but it would work for a tomboy Ginny girl doll. The outfit contains dark blue corduroy overalls with tiny white buttons; a blue, red, and off-white striped short sleeve white shirt; white socks; and red shoes. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to include both photographs.

Tonner All Glamour - Tyler Deluxe Basic $124.00

 

Kish 2002 Spring Pearl of China Doll, Bo $130.00

 

Vogue Mini Sparky Ginny Doll Puppy, 2013 $8.50

 

Vogue Play Date Vintage Repro Ginny Doll $30.00

2013 Vogue 'My Pup' outfit only, No. 13VGCP44, fits 7.5 inch vintage reproduction Ginny dolls. The outfit would work for either the vintage boy or girl dolls, but it probably is intended more for boys. The package includes a red corduroy pants with red pockets and black on beige scottie print suspenders; a long sleeve red and beige striped knit shirt; red socks; brown center-snap shoes; and a small white plush puppy with tan ears and a brown collar. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view all 3 photographs.  2013 Vogue Morning Frock outfit only, No. 13VGCP42, fits 7.5 inch vintage reproduction Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a red with white floral print dress with long sleeves; a white eyelet pinafore; matching red floral print panties; white socks; and red center-snap shoes. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2013 Vogue Tea Party outfit only, No. 13VGCP40, fits 7.5 inch vintage reproduction Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a pink, green and white floral print dress with pink ribbon and lace trim; matching bloomers trimmed with white lace, pink socks, white slip-on satin shoes, and a white purse.  New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2013 Vogue Watermelon Sunsuit outfit only, No. 13VCP38, fits 7.5 inch vintage reproduction Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a bright yellow, pink, and green watermelon print overalls-style playsuit with pink ribbon straps and lace trimmed large front pocket, and cuffs; 2 yellow hair bows, bright yellow satin sandals that tie.  New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.

Vogue My Pup Vintage Repro Ginny Doll Ou $39.00

 

Vogue Morning Frock Vintage Repro Ginny $36.00

 

Vogue Afternoon Tea Vintage Repro Ginny $36.00

 

Vogue Watermelon Sunsuit Vintage Repro G $25.00

2013 Vogue Mini Shoe Pack footwear only, No. 13MGCP16, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The footwear set contains red, blue, white, and pink molded plastic doll shoes; and 2 pair of white socks, 1 pair of pink socks, and 1 pair of blue socks. Expand listing to view bot˙ photographs.  This type of solid milk glass decorated glass belonged to a line that Consolidated dubbed Con Cora, deriving from the first few letters of the names Consolidated and Coraopolis, the town near Pittsburgh where Consolidated made glass.


Milk glass became immensely popular after World War II. Almost every American glass company put out its version. Westmoreland, Imperial are the better known names associated with this glass. This line was Consolidated's entry into the crowded marketplace.


Dating from the 1950s to the early 1960s, most Consolidated Con Cora items were decorated in one of the three most popular lines:  Ivy, Violet, and Rose. 


 This #4038 shape piece is decorated in the 1384G decoration: the Pine Cone decoration, a creation of Helen Mixter. It is not signed by the decorator. Two pinecones are featured on a horizontal branch on the front. The back has a section of branch but no pine cones.  There is a mustard yellow paint rim band around the neck of the piece.  The vase measures 9 1/2 inches tall. It features the "button" on the bottom which is a trademark Consolidated mold feature.  It is also iridized to highlight the colors of the piece. It is in excellent condition.


Enjoy America's glass past by purchasing a pratical and beautiful piece of American glass.  The piece is in excellent condition.  2013 Vogue Sleep Over outfit only, No. 13MGCP15, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The outfit contains pink pajama pants and a pink pajama top with full bottom with ruffled hemline both trimmed with white lace and blue ribbon, 2 pink hair ribbons, fuzzy pink slippers, and a pink pillow trimmed with lace that has 'Ginny' embroidered on it. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  Terry Crider started his glasswork in 1976. He is self taught. This studio glass artist has put out a limited amount of work over the past 33 years. He stopped blowing glass around 1990 and didn't start blowing again until 1999. He uses NO MOLDS and his only help has been his wife Donna who is responsible for all the finish work on the pieces. I had an email from Terry and Donna in 2002 stating that he doesn't think it would be fair to the collectors to make any of the same things again. They decided in 2006 to make glass again, but they are not going to make anything that they have made in the past. They pledge to develop new colors. He's a great artist with VERY few early pieces out there. This toothpick holder is in mint condition and is signed Terry Crider and dated 1976 on the base. That is the sane year after he started blowing glass commercially! This early piece has the earliest signature with the word Terry on the top, then the date 1976, then the last name Crider on the second line.  It is the only one I have seen with this arrangement.


This Terry Crider 1976 TP is done in a highly irridescent amethyst base glass with 4 thick iridized white pulled feathers all of which are iridized. I like that each of the pulled feathers has its own character. It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this beautiful, hand made toothpick holder. 


This toothpick holder stands about 2 1/2 inches high. The top rim is 1 7/8 inches wide. It is a fantastic piece of American 20th century art glass! It is in perfect condition.


I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll Shoe Pack, 2013 $16.00

 

Consolidated Con Cora #4038 Pine Cone va

 

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll Sleepover Outfit O $30.00

 

toothpick holder: Crider 1976 white feat $125.00

2013 Vogue Sail Away outfit only, No. 13MGCP14, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a dark blue sailor dress trimmed with red, white, and blue braid and white ribbon; dark blue bloomers; 2 white hair bows; white socks; white molded plastic shoes, and a white purse. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2013 Vogue She's So Fine outfit only, No. 13MGCP13, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a pink floral print on white pinafore dress with white lace overlay and pink ribbon trim; white cotton panties; matching bonnet; white socks; white molded plastic shoes, and a white purse. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2013 Vogue Candy Cane outfit only, No. 13MGCP12, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a white dress with red and white threaded trim dress; a red bolero with red and white threaded trim; 2 red and white hair ribbons; white pantaloons; white socks; red molded plastic shoes, and a cloth candy cane. This outfit is perfect for Christmas and holiday celebrations. New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  2013 Vogue Tea Party outfit only, No. 13MGCP11, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a pink, green and white floral print dress with pink ribbon and lace trim; matching bloomers; 2 pink hair ribbons; pink socks; white molded plastic shoe; and a purse.  New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll Sail Away Outfit O $30.00

 

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll She's So Fine Outf $30.00

 

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll Candy Cane Outfit $30.00

 

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll Tea Party Outfit $30.00

2013 Vogue Melon Sunsuit outfit only, No. 13MGCP09, fits 5.25 inch mini Ginny dolls. The outfit contains a bright yellow, pink, and green watermelon print overalls-style playsuit with pink ribbon tie and bright yellow plastic shoes.  New and mint in package. The price is for the outfit only and does not include the doll modeling it. Expand listing to view both photographs.  This fabulous Pyrex Art Deco 1 cup beverage server stands 4 1/4 inches tall to the top of the cherry red plastic top handle.  The black plastic handle and the chrome band with a chased wave design in the chrome scream Art Deco.


It is shown on page 58 of the Mauzy 3rd edition Pyrex book.  This all glass teapot / beverage server was the forerunner of the beloved FLAMEWARE.  The advantage of using a clear glass teapot was stated in the Expert's Book on Better Cooking in 1925 where it states:  "It is always possible to see how strong the tea is.  It is easy to see how much tea there is. The tea pot can be easily and thoroughly cleaned. the handles remain cold while the body of the pot stays hot."


The pot is signed on the bottom with an early mark: "Pyrex Brand Glassware Made in USA for". As Mauzy states on page 57, "Plastic and chrome plated handles were used, and embellishments to the glass were added."


Pyrex Ovenware teapots were no longer produced after 1940.  


Add this stunning Art Deco version of a Pyrex teapot to your collection today.  What Art Deco lover wouldn't love to have his tea steeping in such a high class container?  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from the late David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont. started by David Gil in 1948. It was made during the 1948-1960 time period when Gil used only the words Design Cooperative, or in this case only the letters CO OP around the hand mark AND david gil BENNINGTON.


David Gil Coop Design 7 inch teardrop standing bass playing man in a dark green black glaze, with the COOP Man/hand logo. rough unglazed rim, but not signed David Gil. No Raymor label like the piano man. Excellent condition.


I recently learned that when Gil decided to mark his works with shape numbers, he started with the number 1300. However, if an earlier design was to remain in production, they marked it with a number starting with 1200. This explains the numbering and mark on the transition pieces.


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. 


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.  2013 Vogue 7.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction A Very Ginny Thank You doll, No.13SL118 is part of the Diana Vining Greeting Card Collection. She has a long brunette wig tied with a lavender band with flowers, moving blue eyes, and painted lashes. Her ensemble includes a lavender floral print dress with large collar and white trim; matching bloomers; and lavender cloth sandals that tie. She comes with a Thank you notecard. Photo. She is from a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate.

Vogue Mini Ginny Doll Melon Sunsuit Outf $21.00

 

Pyrex Art Deco 1 cup red black chrome te $45.00

 

David Gil Coop Design teardrop bass play $75.00

 

Vogue a Very Ginny Thank You Vintage Rep $72.00

2013 Vogue 7.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction You Are So Sweet doll, No.13SL117 is part of the Diana Vining Greeting Card Collection. She has a dark blonde wig styled in a bob with bangs, moving brown eyes, and painted lashes. Her ensemble consists of a multi-colored pastel sundress with rose pink ribbon ties, a four (4)  tier skirt, and ice cream motif on the bodice; a tam-style hat with light tan knit band and multi-colored pastel beads on white; green panties; white socks; and rose center-snap shoes. Included with her is a paper doll notecard. She is from a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate.  2013 Vogue 7.5 inch hard plastic Vintage Reproduction Love & Ginny Hugs doll, No.13SL116 is part of the Diana Vining Greeting Card Collection. She has a long auburn wig with a single tiny front braid all adorned with a pink ribbon with pink roses and moving dark green eyes. She is wearing a pink satin ribbon two-tier dress adorned with roses and a large collar, pink satin bloomers, white socks, and pink shoes that tie. She comes with a paper doll card. She is from a limited edition of 350. New, mint-in-the-box with doll-sized comb and brush and certificate.  From the M.A. Hadley site is the following information:  


"Hand-crafted Pottery Since 1940

Owing to the abundance of ancient clay deposits in the region, Louisville has been a center of pottery-making for generations. Out of this proud tradition, Mary Alice Hadley established one of Louisville’s most iconic and well-known potteries. The story begins in the early 1900’s. Mary Alice Hadley was born into a family of clay tile makers where her knowledge of working with clay first developed. Exhibiting an early interest in art and design, she ultimately became a widely recognized painter, winning numerous awards and acclaim from New York to Los Angeles.


By the late 1930’s Mary Alice Hadley began melding her artistic talent with her knowledge of clay ware. In 1939, Mrs. Hadley made dishes for her houseboat on the Ohio River. The creative result was a set of a custom dishes that caused such a stir among her friends and acquaintances that the idea for a business was born. Supplying those early requests provided wide circulation for her hand-crafted pottery and soon orders began to arrive from across the country. With the help of her husband, George, the Hadley Pottery Company was formed early in 1940.


In 1944, George Hadley purchased a building in the Butchertown area of Louisville as a birthday present for Mary Alice. The building, constructed in 1848, has been home to a wool mill, a candle factory and a cordage mill and for 65 years has served as the production location, factory salesroom and offices of Hadley Pottery Company. Many pieces of original art created by Mary Alice Hadley are still on display at the historic structure on Story Avenue, including several wall murals all hand-painted by Mary Alice herself.


The business prospered, attracting collectors from across the nation and around the world. The warm and whimsical designs that Mary Alice Hadley created have attracted multitudes of fans over the last 70 years and are still finding their way into the hearts of new Hadley Pottery enthusiasts every day. She worked at the Pottery until her death in 1965. George Hadley continued to run the business until it was sold in 1979 to Louisville natives, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Moore. In September 2009, new partners joined the Hadley Pottery ownership group, but operations remain largely the same as they were when the company was started. The creative inspiration that Mary Alice Hadley brought to the ware still lives today."


These funky and celebratory coasters carries the words "Here's to You" and "Congratulation & Best Wishes".  They are signed M.A. Hadley on the reverse.  I don't know if these coasters are vintage or contemporary. You be the judge. I do know they are listed in current inventory on the M. A. Hadley website at $9.75 each.  


 Talk about a great Art Deco design for an American piece of glass.  This pattern came out in 1936 right smack in the Art Deco period.  It was the same year a traveling exhibit of 400 pieces from the seminal Paris Art Deco Exposition traveled across the United States. It was designed by the very talented Georges Sakier.


This eleven inch wide clear Fostoria Flame pattern sandwich server has a fabulous Art Deco look to it yet it remains a practical piece of glass, made to serve sandwiches or cookies to your guest.  Put anything you want on it and enjoy a connection to America's past.

Vogue You Are So Sweet Vintage Repro Gin $72.00

 

Vogue Love and Ginny Hugs Vintage Repro $72.00

 

pair M. A. Hadley barware coasters

 

Fostoria Flame #2545 ball finial server $18.00

This early vintage Pyrex red measuring cup features a font in red  not seen on more modern versions. It also has a different pouring lip than the commonly found versions.  It carries the shape number #508 C-12 and holds one cup.  


It does have some wear to it as it was used and loved.  This Edwards Star Gumps blue 5 jewel enamel plate measures 9 3/4 inches wide.  


Engraved on the back of this platter is: EDWARDS STAR ORIGINAL  for Gump's San Francisco.  The dominant colors palette of this stunning bowl are blues and greens highlighted by white.  The gold background shows off the greens and blues nicely. The golden 5 jewels are surrounded by royal blue sides. The center is a pop art explosion of green, blue, and white.


The platter retains the original 3 felt circles on the bottom ; it can be displayed flat on a table or on its side in a stand.  The platter measures 9 7/8 inches in diameter; 1 1/2 inches rise from the table.  It is in excellent shape with no stress fractures or internal cracks to the jewels as often happened in the firing process. A great San Francicso and Mid-century collectible. Add it to your enamel collection today.  Annemarie Davidson learned her enameling craft first from the great Doris Hall (1907-2001) in Cambridge, MA in 1957. In California she continued her studies with Curtis Tann. Her combination of geometric and organic form in her designs culminated in her most celebrated abstract designs, her Jewel line which features pieces of glass used to create free-form organic shapes which she calls Jewels. She also uses a sgraffito technique, incising straight lines from the center of her plate with the sharp point of a dart. Now in her late 80s, she no longer produces work today as of 2011 I have been told.


This 9 inch diameter low bowl, most likely from the 1960-1961 time period, is a good example of an earlier piece as it does not features the lines usually found in the Jewel line. It also has a very unusual arrangement to the glass Jewels. This plate features 3 large yellow gold jewels separated by 3 smaller light and darker pumpkin orange jewels, all symmetrically arranged on the plate in a triangle between each major Jewel. This particular example is unusual in that the two colors of jewels used are not in high contrast to each other as on many of her pieces. 


The back of the plate has the remnants of the gold paper label and is signed with her charcteristic AD interwined intiial.  The label would have read Annemarie Davidson handcrafted enamels Sierra Madre California. Every piece was handcrafted by her alone, from start to finish. This particular signature is an earlier one based on the fact that the curves at the right top of the letter D are not perfectly square as on her later signatures.


It is in very good vintage condition with just two tiny areas of rim roughness. It is a scarce piece from her early period.


The work of Annemarie Davidson was included in the seminal exhibit titled Painting with Fire which opened in Jan 2007 at the Long Beach Museum of Art. She was one of 30 enamelists included with a one page entry on her life and work. Her page is page 266 of the catalogue.  scarce signed 1972 Mark Peiser art glass vase.

Early vintage Pyrex red measuring cup

 

Edwards Star Gumps blue 5 jewel enamel

 

Annemarie Davidson enamel orange Jewel b $80.00

 

scarce signed 1972 Mark Peiser art glass $400.00

Treasure Craft 11 inch tall Matador figurine  This Royal Hickman fluted top Petty Crystal glaze vase stands 7 inches tall and features 8 flutes on the top rim.  It is in excellent condition. It is signed with an incised Royal Hickman U.S.A mark. It also still carries the original price in pencil:  $4.50 which was a rather expensive piece in the 1940s.


 Emalox small blue enamel bowl  Produced by the Cheshire CT firm of Bovano (started in 1953 by John BOnsignor, Gene VAn Leight and Warren NOden), this 5 inch wide low bowl or plate stands 1/4 inch high and features a pattern of Seagulls flying in a blue sky. The bowl is in excellent vintage condition with no chips to the rim or enamel loss. It certainly remains a practical utilitarian piece of decorative Mid-Century enamel ware.


The back is done in the standard black Bovano counterenameling. The paper label can still be seen. Add it to your Mid-century enamel or Bovano collection today.

Treasure Craft 11 inch tall Matador figu

 

Royal Hickman fluted top Petty Crystal g $60.00

 

Emalox small blue enamel bowl $12.50

 

Bovano Seagull mid-century enamel plate $18.00




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