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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 36 years. He uses NO MOLDS and his only help has been his wife Donna. I had email from Terry and Donna stating that he doesn't think it would be fair to the collectors to make any of the same things again. They have decided, if they do make glass again, they are not going to make anything that they have made in the past. He stopped blowing glass around 1990 and didn't start blowing again until 1999. This toothpick is in mint condition and is signed with Crider on the bottom and the year 1986.


This Crider toothpick holder is hand blown glass - it features his King Tut decoration on an dark emerald green base glass.  The dark green of the base glass makes the iridized surface really stand out. Terry Crider himself indicated to me in an e-mail that he made fewer than 20 examples of this particular shade of green! 


 It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this beautiful, hand made toothpick holder. 


This little toothpick holder stands about 2 1/8  inches high at its highest point and 2 3/4 inches wide at top. It is a fantastic piece of art glass! It is in perfect condition.  This martini pitcher / cocktail pitcher stands 8 1/2 inches tall and is 4 3/4 inches across the top from the tip of the spout to the other side.  It comes with six 3 inch tall glasses.  The set is decorate with horizontal bands of turquoise and gold.  In style it is most likely from the 1960s as this style of pitcher was more common then.  It was without a doubt made by an American Company but is not signed.


It IS ready for your Mad Men Rat Pack rec room or bar!  Just stir something up, grab a tray and get the party started.  All piece are in excellent condition. They should be handwashed as not to lose the 24 karat fired on gold decoration.


Add it to your barware or vintage retro funky Mid-century drinkware collection today.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.  This Pyrex 402 Rainbow Stripes 1965 mixing bowl has tan horizontal bands around it. It was part of an exciting 1960s Pyrex line called "Rainbow Stripes" and can be seen on page 107 of the Mauzy 3rd edition of the Pyrex book.  It holds 1 1/2 quarts.


Though this bowl is the tan one, it is a great example of the Pyrex line. Fill with fruit, pine cones, whatever!


It is in excellent vintage shape.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.  Each of these Vernon Kilns Homespun coffee mugs holds 9 ounces and stands 2 1/2 inches tall.  The salt and pepper shakers each stand 3 inches tall.  On the top of the shakers is the letter S for salt and P for pepper.  


This very vintage retro pattern features bands of chocolate brown, forest green, yellow and pumpkin orange.  It is a beloved pattern.  


Each piece is in excellent condition.  Add them to your California pottery or Vernon Kilns collection today.  


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Crider rare 1986 dark green toothpick ho

 

Mad Men Martini pitcher with 6 banded gl

 

Pyrex 402 Rainbow Stripes 1965 mixing bo

 

Vernon Kilns Homespun 2 coffee mugs 2 sh

Made by the Federal Glass Company most likely in the 1960s or 1970s, this milk glass mug was fired with a black outer color to highlight the gold lettering on the mug.  


It stands 3 3/4 inches tall x 2 3/4 inches wide at the top.  On one side is the scorpion with the Zodiac symbol. On the other side is a panel with the dates October 23 - November 21.  There is also a list of items associated with this sign.


The bottom has the capital F in a shield mark with the words HEAT PROOF above it and the words USA below with the shape number 48.


Add it to your vintage Zodiac or Federal mug collection today.  Born in Florence on October 1, 1915, Marcello Fantoni registered at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana in 1927 to attend the course, "The Art of Ceramics",  which at that time was taught by the ceramist Carlo Guerrini, artistic director of the Cantagalli factory. Other teachers also contributed to his artistic formation including Libero Andreotti and Bruno Innocenti in sculpture and Gianni Vagnetti in the figure. He graduated in '34 as a 'maestro' of art, and began working as a ceramist. In 1936, after having worked for a few months as the artistic director of a factory in Perugia, he established himself in the stables of Villa Fabbricotti in Florence and established the Fantoni Ceramic studio. Its production of serial and unique pieces had remarkable success at the Florentine Arts and Crafts Exhibit in '37, revealing itself in line with the most recent tendencies, so much so that at the beginning of hostilities his production had already received notable artistic and commercial attention in Italy and abroad. 


After the war years, when Fantoni was involved in the resistance, in '46 he began the creative and productive fervor that will allow him to enlarge his company, reaching at the beginning of the next decade the impressive size of over fifty collaborators. Among his employees there were many students who, in ceramics and other fields, would become excellent artisans and even famous artists. In the following decades, especially between 1950 and 1970, the success of his work continued to increase, his unique pieces of sculpture and vascular formations, characterized 

by a design in step with the contemporary artistic currents, like archaic stylization inspired by Etruscan models, rendered modern because of their modern handling of materials, glazes and colors.


For this original spirit of modernity, his works entered in private collections and in the most important museums of the world: in the United States his works can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Art of Boston, the Currier Gallery, the Syracuse Museum. In Britain they are in the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the City Art Gallery 

of Manchester, at Royal Scottish Museum of Edinburg. In Japan they are present at the Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo and Kyoto. In Italy they are represented at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, the National Bargello Museum and at the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of the Uffizi. In his long and versatile career, Fantoni has completed works for churches, public and private buildings, schools, cinemas, theaters and ships cementing himself in both figurative and abstract ceramics and various metals, and qualifying himself also in the field of medalism. In 1970 he founded the International School of Ceramic Arts at his laboratory in via Bolognese in Florence where he continues to work and teach. 


This Fantoni 1970s piece is painted with a blended glaze approach whereby colors run and blend into each other, sometimes referred to as graduated glazes.  This vase is typical of Fantoni’s primitive style, with its archaic glaze and form.  It is also tied closely with the studio pottery movement, which Fantoni was part of and to which he paid attention. It represents the more commercial side of his work (Mark Hill, Alla Moda, page 144)


This vase stands 12 1/2 inches high x 5 inches wide at its widest point.  The glazes starts at the top in a mustard yellow, then shades or orange, chocolate brown, more orange with a mustard yellow base. The mustard yellow overglaze was poured over the piece created a volcanic or blended glaze which dripped down over the other colors. On the black glazed base, it is signed Fantoni Italy for Raymor in white letters. It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Midcentuy Italian pottery, Raymor, or Fantonin collection today.  Alvino Bagni (1919-2000) founded Bagni Ceramiche in Lastra a Signa in August 1946. During the 1950s and 1960s he worked closely with Irving Richards of Raymor, the American distributor, as well as with their competitor, Rosenthal-Netter.  The United States became Bagni’s largest market with over 80  percent of the company’s production going there.  Thousands of modern designs were produced over four decades.  Though it is not possible to categorize Bagni’s work easily, the wax-resist technique, impressed geometric shapes, mottled brown or green glazes and high-relief geometric forms applied to the surface are hallmarks of his work. Many designs were also glossily glazed in bright colors in simple stylized patterns such as banding or swirling lines. (Mark Hill, Alla Moda). 


Red clay was used from the late 1940s-1950s, before a finer white clay was used. Bagni considered his "Sea Garden" design to be his version of Londi’s Rimini Blu design. The factory closed in 1992.


As far as signatures, production destined for Raymor or Rosenthal-Netter was often marked in different ways.  The first and most common Bagni for Raymor mark is a painted mark comprised of an ‘R’ for Raymor, followed by a three or four digit number. This number is probably Raymor’s internal stock number. The second way is a Raymor paper label printed with ‘BAG’ and a similar number. Some Bagni pieces for Rosethal-Netter were marked with two digits, followed by a slash, followed by two digits. This was often accompanied by a paper label (Mark Hill, Alla Moda, page 216)


This Bagni vase is signed R 2720 Raymor Italy.  The underglaze is done is a crackled glaze, an imitation of a famous Chinese glaze, and the predominant color of the glaze is a rich blue, reminiscent of Rimini Blu.  A rich green color is also used to form the bird’s body and the dors which appear to be flowers as they are next to branches done in dark blue. It is in good vintage shape but there are rwo small nicks to the underside of the top rim (see photo).  


The vase stands 8 1/2 inches tall x 6 inches at its widest point.  Add it to your collecton of Midcentury Italian pottery, Raymor or Bagni today. 

 This pair of restaurant memorabilia will certainly bring back some fond memories of the 1980s.  The Great Muppet Caper was the inspiration for four glasses, two of which you have here.  One one glass, you see the Happiness Hotel, on the other specific characters as well as the McDonalds yellow logo and the Henson Associates Inc 1981 name.


Both are in great shape with bright colors. The glasses were made by the Libbey Glass Company as their logo is on the bottom of both.


Bring some memories back and add them to your McDonald's or Muppets collection today.

Federal Glass Scorpio Zodiac mug

 

Fantoni Raymor Italy 12 inch tall bottle

 

Bagni Raymor Italy blue Bird vase (as is

 

pair McDonalds 1981 Muppet Caper movie g

The Culver Glass company began in Brooklyn, New York in 1939, founded by Irving Rothenberg.  Culver Glass features real 22-karat gold decoration, used effusively and magnificently especially from the late 1950s on through the 1960s. 


In this set of 7 Culver Chantilly pattern glasses, each glass stands  5 1/2 inches tall and is 2 5/8 inches across the top.


This pattern is known as Chantilly and features three horizontal rows of gold floral and leaf designs with shadowing. In between the larger elements there are small flower of leaf designs in an abstract stylized manner.  There is a band of gold embossed flowers at the top of the pattern.  All glasses are in excellent condition as far as the glass itself is concerned. Five of the seven also still show the gold Culver signature on the side. Two of them have lost their signature, probably to the dishwasher.  All in all, I came by this set reasonably and am selling it the same way.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.


Think Mad Men! Think Las Vegas!  Think retro barware!  Add it to your barware or Mid-century glass collection today.  Make some ice cubes in those vintage metal trays!  Shown on page 100 of the new revised Mauzy 2004 Pyrex book, this is the #402 bowl in the beloved and popular 400 bowl set. What sets this bowl apart is that is from the very rare 1954 Opal set.


In 1954, Pyrex produced the 400 Bowl set in this opal (milk) glass.  This very brief period of production means this version of the bowl set is "extremely rare" according to Mauzy.


One of the advantages of this opal bowl is that is hides wear well.  This bowl has very light wear to its inside. Unlike other bowls in the 400 series you can run this one through the dishwasher all you want with no fear of damaging the color as there is NONE.


Add it to your Pyrex collection 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.  The blue cornflower which is found on 90 plus pieces of Corning's Pyroceram ware debuted in 1957 and was retired in 1987. 


This 6 Cup Teapot was made between 1960 and 1987. It is shown on page 31 of Coroneos' 2006 guide titled The Complete Guide to Corning Ware & Visions Cookware AND on the front cover of the book.


It is in very good vintage condition. Retro practical flair. I bought it very reasonably so can pass it on reasonably as well. 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  Done by Lincoln Vermont potter Marcy Mayforth, this circa 1994 blue / purple Tulips 3 7/8 inch tall handled mug is glazed in a white glossy glaze inside. The design is done in the sgraffito technique, then filled in as in an enamel piece. There are three blue and purplish blue tulips blossoms on the piece. It is signed Mayforth on the bottom with her last name and the dates 94. It is in excellent shape. Add it to your Vermont Art Pottery collection today.

set 7 Culver Chantilly 5. 5 inch flat tum

 

Pyrex scarce opal #402 mixing bowl

 

Corning Ware Cornflower P-104 6 C. teapo

 

Marcy Mayforth 1994 blue Tulips mug

MAD MEN MAN CAVE, here we come!


This 5 3/4  inch tall Deco cocktail mixing glass was made by Libbey glass, and is so marked on the bottom with their cursive L mark. The RED screening of the 7 recipes on clear glass is in excellent condition. All the information is in red on this funky retro vintage glass.  There are two thin red bands on the top and the bottom of the glass. 


It features a top band of cocktail names: Whisky Sour, Manhattan, Daiquiri,  Tom Collins, Martini, Alexander, and Margarita. Each recipe is underneath the name. A useful feature is on the side where their is a drink measure table ranging from 1 oz. - 12 oz. It is in great shape and ready for your Mad Men Man Cave.  These funky and highly collectibles mixing bowls were sold as a set in three sizes. They were made in Dallas, Texas by the Texas Ware Plastics & Manufacturing Company and are so marked in embossed letters on the bottom of each bowl. 


The largest bowl, the #125 measures 11 1/4 inches across and stands 5 1/4 inches tall. The middle bowl #118 measures 9 3/4 inches across and stands 4 1/2 inches tall. The smallest bowl #111 measures 8 inches across and stands 4 inches tall.


This is the Texas Ware #111 light pink speckled mixing bowl in good vintage condition. Its main shade is a light almost salmon pink with secondary inclusions of purple and varying shades of darker pink.  It is unusual for a Texas Ware bowl to have so few colors.  It has light wear in its center with strong gloss at the very center. Buy it and use it. Gorgeous glossy finish on the outside too. FREE of chips, cracks, burns OR discoloration. Use wooden utensils and it will give you years of service. You will NOT be disappointed!!


It is marked only with the shape number 111, but I guarantee it to be a Texas Ware bowl.


Recently one has seen a Texas Ware vintage speckled Melmac bowl on the counter of Rachael Ray's TV kitchen. In fact, in late 2007, Food Network is now having produced and marketing a "Garbage Bowl" in a deep pumpkin color under the Rachael Ray name. Crate & Barrel has also put out a set of melmac bowls, but they just can't compare to the originals!  This is a striking Bitossi Italy vase using the very popular orange, yellow, brown, and chartreuse colors in the 1950s-1960s from Bitossi. The vase stands 8 3/4 inches tall. This vase is part of the Rosenthal-Netter line of imported Italian pottery and ceramics as it is carries an original paper label.


The body of the vase is done in a subtle cream color glaze onto which concentric bands or rings of color have been painted, some thick, some pencil thin.  It seems that the Rosenthal-Netter line was a brighter toned line than the Raymor Line.  One sees a lot of yellows and oranges on the Rosenthal-Netter line.


The original paper Rosenthal-Netter black and white paper label carries the stock number 247/3-.  There are also three small green felt pads on the base. The vase is in excellent condition. 


Add it to your Rosenthal-Netter or Bitossi  collection. Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. Sturdy, dependable, it is ready for your home today.  The warm, inviting shape of the classic Victor mug filled with hot, steaming coffee evokes an immediate memory of a happier time.  It is easy to drink from this creamy white porcelain mug because of its thick, round, smooth-lipped design.  The six ounces of coffee stay hot because of the superior construction.  Each genuine Victor coffee mug [Victor is imprinted on the bottom of each] weighs more than a pound and is made of the finest fired clay porcelain.  This excellent mug is virtually indestructible and remains the classic and easily recognized shape so sought after by collectors worldwide.

 

History will show that because of the Victor Insulator’s simple, yet immensely functional design, the Victor mug was imitated into extinction.  Mr. Nelson McKee, a fourth generation company employee, now Sales Manager of Victor Insulators, Inc. stated "We made the decision to no longer manufacture coffee mugs when it became apparent that people would rather pay a low price for inferior quality than a fair price for superior quality."


Each mug stands 3 1/4 inches high x 3 1/8 wide at the top rim. It is decorated with a dark green double band at the top and a matching stripe on the handle. Excellent condition.


Add a piece of American history to your house.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your home today.

Libbey cocktail 7 recipe RED mixing glas

 

Texas Ware #111 vintage PINK bowl

 

Rosenthal-Netter Bitossi Rings vase

 

pair green band Victor diner coffee mugs

Shown on page 163 of the new revised Mauzy 2004 Pyrex book, pattern was called Colonial Mist. A four bowl set can be seen on page 108. 


This is the largest bowl in the 4 bowl set.  The shape was referred to as a Cinderella bowl. Cinderella bowls were introduced in 1958 as an alternative to batter bowls. One could pour from either side. The price in Mauzy's book for a complete 4 bowl set is $55-75.  Usually the larger the bowl the more value when they are sold individually.  So, my price is very reasonable for this bowl. 


This deep blue Colonial Blue paint is in incredible condition  The white silkscreened flower band around the middle of the piece is also in excellent condition.  The inside has some wear on the sides where the other bowls in the set would have rubbed against it.  It is a bowl to buy and use or just display on a shelf as the exterior is in excellent vintage condition.


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


 The condition is excellent overall. The #401 is excellent. I purchased it of ebay. The #402 has some wear on it but only when held up to the light. The #403 is excellent. The hard to find $404 has inside knife wear and a wear to the outside but displays well. If you have a 50s kitchen, this set is for you. The price is reasonable especially as Mauzy prices the set in the $100-$120 range. Value of this iconic set will continue to rise I am sure. Add it to your Pyrex or kitchenware collection today. Shipping is $15 inside US and at least $20 internationally depending on which shipping service is chosen.  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.


This commercial 3 inch maple syrup jug was glazed in one of his blended color glazes which he used on some production pieces. 


The piece is signed simply 'Hand Made in Vermont', but is shown as a Ballard product in the Summer 1953 Vermont Life 6 page article on Stanley Ballard. Excellent condition. 


A great combo of Vermont product and Vermont Studio Art pottery from the Mid Century period.  Each of this set of 6 glasses stands 6 7/8 inches tall and is 2 1/8 inch wide at the mouth.  If you love horses, ponies, Art Deco, funky, Fifties, this set of tall iced tea glasses or zombies is for you.


Each tall glass holds 15 ounces. That's a good amount of Mint Julep, iced tea or lemonade.  Add a tray, a pitcher and get ready for the Kentucky Derby!  Would make a great gift for that girl or guy who loves horses!


Price is for the set.  Standing 6 inches tall, this vintage tumbler is decorated with a silk screen tranfer decoration of the seal of the University of Vermont.  True to the Green Mountain State, the color of the decoration is green applied to the clear glass.


This glass dates most likely from the 1960-1980 time period.  It was most likely sold at the Student Store on the campus.  It is in excellent shape and ready for your home today. If you are a graduate of the University of Vermont, buy it, and fill it with good Vermont hand-crafted ale or spirits.


It would also make a great graduation gift!


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

Pyrex 444 large Colonial Mist mixing bow

 

Ballard blue glaze maple syrup jug label

 

Libbey red horse set 6 iced tea glasses

 

University of Vermont vintage tall tumbl

Standing 6 inches tall, this vintage tumbler is decorated with a silk screen tranfer decoration of the seal of the University of Vermont.  True to the Green Mountain State, the color of the decoration is green applied to the clear glass.


This glass dates most likely from the 1960-1980 time period.  It was most likely sold at the Student Store on the campus.  It is in excellent shape and ready for your home today. If you are a graduate of the University of Vermont, buy it, and fill it with good Vermont hand-crafted ale or spirits.


It would also make a great graduation gift!


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 3 Old Fashioned cocktail glasses was made by a venerable American Glass Company, the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company.  This was a very popular pattern which was designed with a masculine them for the rec room or downstairs bar, now known as a man cave. 


Each glass stands 3 1/ 4 inches tall. There are 9 pheasants on each glass, each in a different flight position.  The transfer design of three pheasant is applied three times. Under the pheasants, one sees the grasses over which the birds are flying. Gold, red and black are used on the band of grass which encircles the glass.  


The glass is not signed on the bottom, but it is a well-known Hazel-Atlas pattern.  All are in excellent condition and ready for your home today.


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


This commercial 3 inch maple syrup jug was glazed in one of his solid color glazes which he used on some production pieces. 


The piece is signed simply 'Hand Made in Vermont', but is shown as a Ballard product in the Summer 1953 Vermont Life 6 page article on Stanley Ballard. Excellent condition. What is a bit unusual about this particular example is that the words GRADE A are also stamped on the bottom of the piece in a black ink stamp.


A great combo of Vermont product and Vermont Studio Art pottery from the Mid Century period.  David Gil was featured in the Winter 1961 issue of Vermont Life, having started Bennington Potters in 1948 in Bennington, VT right after WWII with his wife Gloria Gil. His early work carried his full name and the name Cooperative Design when he and other Alfred graduates designed work as a cooperative. After 1960-61, the pieces were marked Bennington Potters.  


This 8 inch tall x 6 inch diameter cylindrical shape vase is from his production period. The top is the most interesting features as it duplicates the asterisk shape he used as part of his trademark, representing the creative "spark" of the potter. This vase came in four sizes and in white, black, and cobalt blue. This high white glossy glaze is as modern today as when it was produced.It is signed with a shape number but it is difficult to read. My guess is that it is 1996.  


This vase might have been sold as a second at the pottery as it doesn't quite sit solidly on a flat surface.  It would look great filled with flowers.  This is the first example of this size vase in the Spark series I have seen.


It is in great shape and a very good example of Gil's design aesthetic. Add it to your MidCentury American Art pottery or Vermont Art Pottery collection today. A great piece of early American Studio Art pottery from a pre-eminent Mid Century designer.


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

University of Vermont vintage tall tumbl

 

Hazel-Atlas set 3 Pheasant old fashioned

 

Ballard purple glaze small maple syrup j

 

Bennington Potters large Gil white Spark

This vase is an early version of a vase done in a technique called by Lundberg Studios as encasement vases.  I have seen them also advertising as paperweight vases, but on the Lundberg Studios site, they are simply called crystal encasement vases.


Daniel Salazar started at what would be called Lundberg Studios in 1975.  This 4 3/4 inch tall vase is decorated with a vine and violets vase.  The inside of the piece is iridized which makes the encased flowers float on a gold color surface.  


The piece is correctly signed. On one side of the bottom it states Lundberg Studios 1981. On the other side is Daniel Salazar 11-23-81.  


A great example of early Lundberg Studos by a very collectible master glass craftsman.  Add it to your California Studio Glass 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 late 1950s time period when Gil used a transition mark which included both the words Design Cooperative and Bennington Vermont and a large arm symbol. 


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 1290. 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 from a co-operative of different art potters.  


After 1960, they made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware and accessories that were distributed throughout the US 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,"


This fun and funky owl plaque can be seen in the 1964 catalogue as shape #1504.  I believe this particular owl plaque is much earlier as the dimensions of the piece are larger than what is shown in the 1964 catalogue.  


This plaque uses the late 1950s turquoise/teal background glaze.  The highlighting on the owl itself is a dark chocolate borwn.   The back is stamped with a larger version of the Cooperative Design Bennington Vermont mark.  


It is in excellent condition and has the original wire hanger on the back for using it as a plaque.  This mug stands 3 1/4 inches tall and was made by the Federal Glass Company.  I love the slogan on both sides of the coffee mug.


Try It You'll Like It!


Who knows what if refers to, coffee, a restaurant?  It is signed with the Federal Glass F in a Shield Mark on the bottom along with the words Heat Proof USA.


It is ready for your morning java!  Add it to your American Mid-century glass collection 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.  The McNichol China Company operated first in East Liverpool OH before moving its operations to Clarksburg, West Virginia in the late 1920s.  This mug is marked with the number 34 indicating that is was made in 1934. 


This 3 1/2 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 two bands of green, one thicker one near the rim and another band of two thinner green lines a little further down the body. 


The mug is in excellent vintage condition. The bottom is glazed whereas the edge of the bottom rim is unglazed.  There is some scuffing at the very bottom of the outside bottom of the mug. I will leave the deep cleaning to you.  


I would just fill in with java and enjoy!


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

Daniel Salazar 1981 Lundberg encasement

 

Cooperative Design early owl plaque / as

 

Federal Glass Try It milk glass coffee m

 

McNichol china green band diner coffee m

This set of 4 stacking coffee mugs would be great in a camp kitchen or in a picnic basket as they are virtually unbreakable.  The tan plastic mugs were produced by the Prophylactic Brush Company of Florence, Massachusetts under their Prolon Division.  In 1953 Irving Harper (of George Nelson Associates) designed a very famous line for this company.


These mugs however were part of the Prolon line of institutional ware, and are stamped on the bottom:  Prolon Ware, Florence Mass. with the shape number 11 as well.


They are ready for your picnic basket or camp, so brew the java and head outside.  Produced by the Morgantown Glass Company  in the period when they were known as the Morgantown Glass Guild which started in 1933, this set of 4 14 oz. flat iced tea / lemondade tumblers is in the Moss Green color.  This line in transparant colors started in the 1950s. By 1958, it had been renamed the Decor line, which was the brainchild of J. Richard Haden who along with his brother Samuel K. took over the business from thier father Joseph Haden.  In 1958, the first Decor by Morgantown" catalog was published.


However, when the Carbone Company of Boston, one of the major national Importers assumed the line as their own in the early  Sixties, the line became known as Crinkle. This line can be seen and is well presented on pages 214-215 of Jerry Gallagher's Handbook of Old Morgantown Glass (1995).


This set of 4 14 oz flat iced tea / lemonade tumblers is in the iconic Moss Green color.  They are in excellent condition and ready to join your Mid-century home as you serve lemonade or iced tea on the veranda or patio (such great mid century terms).


 Part of one of the most successful lines of dinnerware ever created in American, this iconic line was created by the incomparable industrial designer Russel Wright.  


Produced by the Steubenville Pottery company to his specifications, it was first advertised in 1939. In 1941 this line won the American Designers' Institute Award for the  best ceramic design of the year.  Six colors were introduced in 1939:  Seafoam Blue, Granite Grey, Coral, Chartreuse Curry, Bean Brown and White. 


This lot has three Granite Gray 6 inch bread and butter plates, all in excellent condition and all signed.  This plate is shown on page 16 of the 2000  Keller & Ross book titled Russel Wright Dinnerware, Pottery & More.  An Identification and Price Guide.


Add them to your Russel Wright American Modern or Mid-century collection today.  This is one big Royal Ruby vase!


It stands 8 5/8 inches tall and measures 6 inches across the top. The top has 12 lobes. This blown mold vase features an Art Deco series of squares on the bottom part, giving it a great look.  It is in perfect condition and ready for a big bunch of peonies which would look stunning!


Add it to your American Art Deco glass collection today.

4 Florence Prolon stacking coffee mugs.

 

set 4 Morgantown Crinkle moss green tumb

 

3 Russel Wright American Modern gray pla

 

Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby pineapple vase

Made by Treasure Craft and inspired by the islands of Hawaii, this large size 11 1/2 inch tall hula girl is standing is a classic hula pose with hands raised and feet apart. The crackle glaze is intentional and was featured on this line of Treasure Craft figurines. 


The piece is not made out of wood, but plaster.  There is some minute wear to the piece but the hands are perfect. One slight bruise on right lower corner of pedestal.  Otherwise, she is ready for your Tiki Bar or to spice up your Mad Men decor. 


On the front it states ALOHA on the base. On the back of the figurine molded in the base is found Treasure Craft Hawaii and the mold number 278.  A great bonus when you turn it over is that the original gold and brown paper label is still underneath.  It states Treasure Craft of Hawaii  Part of the Corelle Livingware line made by Corning in the 1960s, this line was very large.  


This is the gravy boat and underplate in the Spring Blossom Green pattern.  The underplate measures  7 inches wide and is marked on the bottom:  PYREX  Corning NY USA, Safe for Oven & Microwave, Not For Stovetop or Broiler. It has the numbers 77-B at top and 10 at the bottom.  


The gravy boat stands 3 1/4 inches tall and is 6 1/2 inches long.  The Spring Blossom Green decoration is on both sides of the gravy.  It is marked like the underplate but has the numbers 77-B at top and the number 22 at the bottom.


What a great retro funky way to serve anything warm or cold. Think gravy at Thanksgiving or Salad Dressing at a picnic.  


Both pieces are in excellent condition.


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 Hazel-Atlas, this carnival glass piggy bank is  the smaller version which was suitable for a child's smaller hands.


It measures 4 1/4 inches long.


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


It is in excellent condition but is does have the Anchor Hocking mark on the bottom.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your home today.  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.

Treasure-Craft #278 11 inch tall Hula gi

 

Corelle Spring Blossom Green Gravy Boat

 

Hocking small carnival glass piggy bank

 

Dorothy Thorpe Mad Men 5 silver rim glas

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.  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.

 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.

Hocking Moonstone set 5 sherbet plates

 

Art Deco orange black sandwich server

 

set 4 Libbey gold leaves cocktail goblet

 

Pyrex 1. 5 quart casserole avocado design

Made by Hazel-Atlas, 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.  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.  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.

Hocking LARGE carnival glass piggy bank

 

pair vintage pilsner roadster coach glas

 

4 Indiana amber King's Crown water goble

 

Onion River Pottery pair blue candlehold

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!!  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.

Syracuse China 8 oz. red band coffee mug

 

3Hazel-Atlas pink Ice Skaters Zombie tum

 

Tupperware 1827-6 Almond Cheese Keeper

 

Libbey black gold set 4 Rocks 15 oz glas

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.  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.  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.

Lenox Florentine retired tall bud vase

 

Bitossi Bagnoli Brutalist Fish vase

 

6 Libbey Silver Leaf Foilage #3002 cord

 

set 3 P-41 Corning Cornflower Petite Pan

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.  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.  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 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.

set 6 Franciscan China Desert Rose sherb

 

Boontonware #609 14 inch long bread tray

 

Anchor Hocking 4 Tahiti green 12 oz glas

 

Bennington Potters #1365I salad plate

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.  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 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.  Dating from 1896, this Heisey Fancy Loop in emerald green with excellent gold toothpick holder can be seen on page 92 of the second edition of the Bredehoft book titled Glass Toothpick Holders. It is hard to find, and much harder to find with excellent gold decoration. The gold is in excellent condition and was done by the Oriental Glass Company. Made to imitate the Brilliant Cut Glass of the period, this lovely little holder will add sparkle to your Early American Glass collection or Heisey collection. This early Heisey pattern does not carry the familiar H in a diamond trademark on the bottom. I have priced it at less than half of  the book value of $325.00 given by Bredehoft.


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, vist the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (http://www.nthcs.org)

Anchor Hocking Prismatic pink glass vase

 

Noritake Deco figural dog pin dish

 

Noritake blue floral Deco compote

 

Heisey green Fancy Loop toothpick holder




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