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Herei is a set of classic Art Deco inspired martini glasses in the classic martini cocktail shape!  Each glass stands  4 1/8 inches tall x 3 1/8 inches across the top.  


Both the foot and the top band are frosted glass both decorated with a thin silver rim.  There are three silver bands on the top.  This could well be Dorothy Thorpe stemware but I am not sure.  It certainly would go well with those Mad Men inspired stemware items.


The set is in excellent condition and will be ready for your next cocktail / house party.  Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.  These two Pillar Optic Rib with squared base Ritz blue bowls are made by Hazel Atlas and can be seen on page 111 of the Florence book, titled Hazel-Atlas glass.  


There were three bowls in the set:  6 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch.  What you have here is the 6 1/2 inch bowl and the 8 1/2 inch bowl in excellent vintage condition. It looks like these bowls were little used, if any.


The price in the Florence book for the 10 inch bowl alone is $85. I bought these very reasonably so I will pass them along very reasonably as well.  Price is for the pair.  This Rival Ice-O-Mat ice crusher was state of the art for its time.  This particular one also has the wall mount mechanism so you can add it to your mancave or rec room for good!


It stands 9 inches tall. The base is 4 1/2 inches wide. It comes apart by pinching the two chrome toggles one each side.  The bottom is the container for the crushed ice. It is easy to transport it.  To use, you lift the hinged top and fill with ice cubes. Turn the crank and crushed ice fills the bottom container.  What could be easier?


I love the great graphics on the dial. It looks like the grill of a classic car!  It is in great working condition. There are a few scratches on it. It was used.  However it still has a great look and is ready to use.


Think Mad Men, the Playboy club and the Rat Pack! 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, crush them up, and stir up a great retro cocktail!  Born in the Russian Ukraine, Jascha Brojdo, known as Georges Briard, created some of the most stylish and recognizable designs of the Mid-century period here in the United States. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago eventually earning a Master of Fine Arts degree. He studied painting and design there. in 1947 he went to New York to work for Max Wille


This line is called Paradise.  This design is pure Briard, with its modernistic abstract stylized flying birds done in shades of turquoise, white and gold. Between the flying birds there are whimsical designs of leaves with that classic half open leaf pattern so characateristic of the mid-century wares. 


This same shape without the attached fork and chain can be seen on page 45 of the Pina Designed & Signed book. The Paradise pattern can be seen on page 61 of the Pina book.2.85 


It is signed with the standard Briard gold lettering. What I love is that the glass dividers on the plate have an indentation where the shaft of the fork rests.  There is some gold loss on the tops of the glass dividers and on some of the design. However, it is in good vintage shape and ready for your next retro cocktail party.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of the past. It is ready for your home today.

set 4 classic frosted silver martini gla

 

2 Hazel Atlas Blue Pillar Optic Rib bowl

 

Rival Ice-O-Mat retro ice crusher

 

Georges Briard Paradise Relish tray with

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 with no date.  Judging by the base glass color and the pulled feather treatment, I will put it between 1977-1981.


This Crider toothpick holder is hand blown glass - it features his early Pulled Feather decoration on an amethyst base glass. What makes it special and hard to find is the applied glass threaded applied to it, applied by his wife Donna who did all the finish work on the pieces. It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this beautiful, hand made toothpick holder. 


This little toothpick holder stands about 1 5/8 inches high at its highest point and 2 inches wide at top. It is a fantastic piece of art glass! It is in perfect condition.  Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 and page 34 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1113 7 1/4 inch bread and butter plate in the yellow wash color, sometimes called honey yellow by collectors. These hard to find plates feature the swirls and uneven hand tooled rims that make this line so distinctive.


The Catalonian line was made from 1927 to most likely 1932 when the plant closed. It is not known if the line continued after the plant reopened in March 1936. 


It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today. It is in excellent condition with a good wash on it.  Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 and page 34 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1113 7 1/4 inch bread and butter plate in the yellow wash color, sometimes called honey yellow by collectors. These hard to find plates feature the swirls and uneven hand tooled rims that make this line so distinctive.


The Catalonian line was made from 1927 to most likely 1932 when the plant closed. It is not known if the line continued after the plant reopened in March 1936. 


It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today. It is in excellent condition with a good wash on it.  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. 


 It stands  4 3/4 inches tall and is 5 3/4 inches across the top.


This pattern is known as Prado Green and features three vertical rows of embossed squares of gold with alternating squares of textured green. There is a border of gold embossed diamonds at the top of the pattern.  It is in excellent vintage shape and comes with a pair of ice tongs found with it when I purchased it.


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!

Crider threaded feather urn toothpick ho

 

Consolidated Catalonian 1113 honey plate

 

Consolidated Catalonian 1113 honey plate

 

Culver Prado Green Ice tub. Think Mad Me

This pair of shakers was part of the Corelle Living Ware line produced by Corning and marketed to go along with the Pyrex lines so popular in the late 1950s to the 1970s.  Each shaker stands 4 1/2 inches tall and have a black plastic stopper that lets the salt and pepper slip out past the small openings in the bottom of the plastic stopper. Pretty ingenious I think!


The set is shown on page 153 of the 2004 3rd edition of the Mauzy Pyrex Book. It is priced there for $8-10 for the pair. My price is at the bottom end of that range.  


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


Each part of this set of four coasters carries the words A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY around a design of a bow with 2 bells hanging from the bow.  Each is 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.  In addition, I am including this 8 3/4 inch custom message plate.  On the front it has the name DIAINE and on the back the date May 16, 1981 as well as the Hadley signature.  


My price for the group is well below that figure for the set of four.  Price is for the set.  Each piece of the set is in excellent condition.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


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



Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard who worked in the Burlington area , this Ballard syrup jug is done in his signature chocolate brown glaze which he uses as an underglaze on other pieces. The scene depicts a maple tree with a sap bucket on it with mountains in the background. So, here is an iconic scene by a talented Vermont potter. 


Not signed on the bottom, but one can see the exact same item shown as a Ballard product in the Summer 1953 Vermont Life 6 page article on Stanley Ballard.


The top opening measures 1 inch. I believe this was the earlier mold on this design as the later one is 7/8 inch at the top and stands a little shorter.  The sap bucket on the this the later mold is also a little narrower. 


On the back of this Ballard syrup jug you also have some hand-painted flowers. Quant I say.


This was sold with a cork, which is not present. Excellent condition. 


Add it to your Ballard, American Art pottery or New Hampshire memorabilia collection today.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


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



Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard who worked in the Burlington area , this Ballard syrup jug is done in his signature chocolate brown glaze which he uses as an underglaze on other pieces. The scene depicts a maple tree with a sap bucket on it with mountains in the background. So, here is an iconic scene by a talented Vermont potter. 


Not signed on the bottom, but one can see the exact same item shown as a Ballard product in the Summer 1953 Vermont Life 6 page article on Stanley Ballard.


The top opening measures 7/8 inch. I believe this was the second mold on this design as the earlier one is exactly 1 inch at the top and stands a little taller.  The sap bucket on the earlier mold is also a little wider. 


This was sold with a cork, which is not present. Excellent condition. 


Add it to your Ballard, American Art pottery or New Hampshire memorabilia collection today.

Pyrex Corelle Living Ware pair shakers

 

set M. A. Hadley coasters and a bonus pl

 

Ballard chocolate brown maple syrup jug

 

Ballard chocolate brown maple syrup jug

This pair of glasses produced by the Imperial Glass Company are designed by iconic American industrial designer Russel Wright.  


According to my Keller/Ross book, all glass lines except for the American Modern line are scarce or rare.  


The Imperial Twist smoke old fashioned glass is valued on page 188 of the Keller/Ross book at $40-$50.  The Imperial chartreuse iced tea tumbler is listed at $25-$30.  Prices have fallen since the 2000 publication of this book. So, my price for the pair is less than half of what the book suggests.


Price is for the pair. They are both in excellent condition and ready for your Mad Men Mid-century bar or rec room.  Or simply put them in your dining room china cabinet and bring out when you use your Russel Wright American Modern or Iroquois Casual China!


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


This 5 3/4  inch tall Deco cocktail mixing glass stands 6 inches tall and was made by Libbey glass, and is so marked on the bottom with their cursive L mark. The black screening of the 7 recipes on clear glass is in excellent condition. There is contrasting use of white for the cocktail glasses at the top of each recipe and dots between ingredients of each recipe.


It features a top band of cocktail names: Whisky Sour, Manhattan, Margarita, Daiquiri, Tom Collins, Martini and Cosmopolitan. 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.  Ready to go in your guy's man cave, this set of NFL promotional glasses in a smoky grey glass with white silkscreened design of a Jets Helmet and the words NEW YORK JETS on one side and the NFL logo on the other side.


This type of bar glass was known as a Roly Poly and made for all sorts of cocktails.  This set is in excellent condition and ready to go into your bar or man cave.  Ladies, if you are Jets fans, they are for you too!  Perfect Christmas or Father's Day gift. Shop early and wrap them up! Priced less than $5 each. Price is for the set.  Yona Ceramics of California was run by Yona Lippen and her husband Mac.  Yona Lippen started her career as a Hedi Schoop decorator. She left to start her own business featuring the figurines so popular at the time which were called --- pretty ladies.  Yona's figurines featured add-ons  including ceramic bows, ribbons, and spaghetti spacking.  After the popularity of the film The King and I, she abandoned the ladies in favor of Siamese themes. She often decorated these pieces with gold or silver overglaze.  She closed her business in 1958.


This 8 inch long x 5 1/2 inch tall planter is typical of that period of design.  It is glazed on the inside and the outside in a deep forest green.  Gold overglaze is liberally applied over the ribbed surface  of the outside of the planter.  On the bottom the piece is signed in the same gold color YONA 323.


The planter is in excellent vintage condition and ready to grade your home. Add it to your California ceramics collection today.!

Russel Wright Imperial Twist Pinch glass $30.00

 

Libbey cocktail 7 recipe retro mixing gl

 

Mad Men smoky New York Jets cocktail gla

 

Yona Ceramics Siamese green gold planter

This cup and saucer is in one of colors of Post 86 Fiesta in production since 1986: white.  Think a cup of tea or java!


It is in excellent shape. Add it to your Fiesta reissue or Post 86 Fiesta 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.  This cup and saucer is in one of colors of Post 86 Fiesta in production since 1986: white.  Think a cup of tea or java!


It is in excellent shape. Add it to your Fiesta reissue or Post 86 Fiesta 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.  This is a very nice 18" X 13 1/2" artist signed (picture 3) Tole Tray by Pilgrim Art.  It is a bit unusual as it has the Basket with Flowers.  It is very colorful and nicely done.  The up side of the Tray has only a little scuffing on the edge.  The back of the Tray has a few scratches as most do (see the 4th photo).  The back also has the Pilgrim Art mark (see 2nd picture).  It is a great item for a collector or decorator and fits many decors from Victorian to traditional to Shabby Chic.  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.

Post 86 Fiesta white cup saucer

 

Post 86 Fiesta white cup saucer

 

Vintage Pilgim Art Tole Ware Tray w Flow $29.00

 

set 4 Libbey gold leaves cocktail goblet

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


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


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


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


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your home today.  Nice old  oval Toleware Tray with Roses (see 2nd photo for close up of design).  Measures approx. 19 1/2" X 14".  The front of the Tray is very nice and has little, if any, paint loss.  The back has a few rust spot (see 3rd photo).  I am wondering about the larger spot on the back- if this is where the paper label was and some one took it off roughly.  This looks like a Nashco Tray to me and that is where they would have had their label.  Hand painted Toleware looks great as a decorating accent and goes with so many types of decor- country, Victorian, traditional, shabby chic and more.  A nice large Tray for the price!   Made by the Allied Chemical company, this funky retro covered creamer and covered sugar set is of Melamine and in a Harvest Gold color, dating it from the late 1960s, early 1970s when even refridgerators were Harvest Gold, if not Avocado Green!  Think Brady Bunch!


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


It is in great shape with no scratches or cracks.  It would make a great breakfast set for a camp as it is lightweight and easily cleaned.  Add it to your Eames era funky kitchen today.  Very nice 5 1/4" tall Glass commemorating the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2006.  Shows the names of winners starting in 1875.  Glass is in excellent condition with no damage and no use.  Priced each at

set 4 Russel Wright AM glass cocktails

 

Vintage Toleware Tray- Oval Hand Painted $16.00

 

Harvest Gold Melamine covered sugar crea

 

Kentucky Derby Glass Tumbler 2006- Sport $4.50

Bennington by Gil started in 1948 . They are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. They made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores but this is an earlier more studio inspired piece.


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


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


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


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


This beautifully deisgned and balanced 1372 trigger mug is in excellent condition. Add it to your Mid-century Bennington Potters or David Gil collection today.  This Duncan & Miller tab handled two-part relish dish measures 7 1/2 inches across and stands 1 inch high.  It is made of gorgeous clear fire-polished glass. It is part of a large pattern made from 1936-1955.  


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


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


Add it to your Elegant Glass or American Mid-century glass collection today.  This Hazel-Atlas cobalt Aurora 10 ounce tumbler stands 4 1/4 inches tall and is shown on page 20 of the Eighteenth edition of the Florence's Depression Glass book on page 20.  It is in excellent shape. I am offering it well below the value the Florences placed on it back in 2008 when this edition was written as I purchased it very reasonably.


It is in excellent condition.  Prior to changing the name to Bennington Potters around 1960, David Gil's company was known as Cooperative Design. There, he and other Alfred designers fashioned all sorts of interesting Mid-Century items. Having trained at Alfred University, Gil came to Bennington in 1948. His designs are included in many Mid-Century exhibits and catalogues. 


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



This #1538 saucer/coaster measures 4 5/8 inches across. It is done in the Turquoise glaze. 


The mark on the back shows that this piece, though a 1960s design, was produced later, probably in the early 1970s as it uses the lower case letters for all the words. It was meant to go with the #1537 12 oz. 3 inch tall Double Mug. Originally a dozen mug and saucers were priced at $30 a dozen in the 1964 catalogue.  In the Mid-century tradition of multiple uses for an item, it is still a very versatile and functional piece for today's home.


It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Bennington Potters or collection of Mid-Century pottery today.

Cooperative Design #1372 tall trigger mu

 

Duncan Miler Teardrop Heart Relish dish

 

Hazel-Atlas cobalt Aurora 10 ounce tumbl

 

Bennington Potters #1538 saucer / coaster

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.  Made by the Homer Laughlin Company only from February 1936 to 1945 with a producation period of only 9 years, this Harlequin turquoise oval baker is hard to find today.  It is in very very good shape. The bowl measures 9 1/2 inches across and stands 2 inches high. It has great Deco styling and is a pratical and stylish piece today. I use a set of yellow individual salad bowls as my everyday dishes, great for salad, soups, pasta.


It is shown on page 236 of book titled Fiesta, Harlequin, Kitchen Kraft Dinnerware produced the the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Associatiion and published by Schiffer in 2000. The valuation at that time was $30-$33. My price is much less because I bought it very very reasonably.


It is in very good vintage condition with only a few light knife marks which can only be seen if you tip the bowl to the light.  Good strong glazing.


Add it to your Homer Laughlin Art Deco Harlequin collection or American Art Deco era dinnerware collection today.  This is an 8 3/4" round hammered aluminum Plate with a Bell made by Wendell August Forge (see 2nd photo for mark).  Plate is in very good condition showing little, if any, use and has a built in wall hangar on the back.  The Catalonian line was introduced in January 1927. I was referred to as "The Glass of Old Spain." The patent for this unique type of glass listed it as "blister or bubble" glass. It was Consolidated's best selling line of glass at the time.


It comes in clear colors of Crystal, Emerald Green, and Spanish Rose pink.  The "soft" colors are produced by adding a transparent color wash to the glass.  The colors are known as Honey (yellow), Amethyst (purple), and Jade (soft green).  In the 1940s a cranberry overall wash was also used, along with different bands of color on clear. The most desired effect is called Rainbow.


Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 34 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1175 shape of the Art Deco Catalonian line by Consolidated Glass. It stands 5 inches tall to the top of the glass lid which itself measures 1 1/8 across. The bottle base is 3 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches deep.  This particular bottle still has a cork in it. Both the lid and the base are in excellent condition.

Bennington Potters #1365I salad plate

 

Harlequin turquoise oval baker

 

Wendell August Forege Hammered Aluminun $9.50

 

Consolidated Catalonian yellow toilet bo

This is a rare and beautiful 5" Head Vase by Relpo Japan.  She is a Teenager with a large puffy hat and bow.  She has a beautiful face and her original pearl earrings and necklace.  She has never been used as a vase.  The paint is excellent.  She has very light crazing appropriate to her age on the back- don't see much of it on the front.  She has one very light hairline- about 1/2" on the back of the bonnet on the inside.  The line is not on the outside.  I have taken photos so hopefully you can see what I am talking about.  I consider it minor- I didn't even see it until I put it under bright lights and was looking for imperfections.  She has the original paper label on the bottom with the ink stamp mark as well.  Please look at the all the photos well and I think they tell the story better than my description!  I have her priced accordingly at  Marshall Studios was located in Veedersburg Indiana and stated in 1922 making lampshades, moving to Veedersburg in 1941.  In 1951, Jane and Gordon Martz joined the firm. 


According to Brochure #35 I have in my possession, they state that "stoneware is our specialty. The forms are simple, designed to be usable and retain the feeling of clay.  The ware is hard, durable and subtle in color.  Handcrafting is important -- all pieces are glazed and decorated by hand."  They also produced all the solid walnut lamp fittings, plus walmut framer and legs or bases for the stoneware top tables.


This 8 1/4 inch tall tapered vase has a paper Marshall Studios label with the number typed in black ink M125-30.  According to page 3 of the #35 brochure, the first number stands for the shape number and the second number is the glaze number. In this case, the glaze is their "dark brown" glaze.  The glaze has a textured appearance to it with speckles of different shades of brown in it.


The piece is in excellent condition.  Add it to your Mid Century American Studio Pottery collection today.  Made between 1895 - 1902, this Cosmos pattern cased pink glass pepper shaker is among those started while Consolidated was still in Fostoria, Ohio prior to their move to Pennsylvania. Excellent overall condition. 


This pattern was made circa 1895-1902. It is shown on page 43 of the Lechner Volume 2 book. It is in excellent condition.  It is listed as very scarce. Standard roughness on the neck under the original metal lid. 


Buy it for your antique glass salt shaker or early Consolidated collection today.


Find out more about collecting Phoenix and Consolidated Glass at our club website: www.pcgcc.org



I am a long time member of the Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors Club and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this piece of Consolidated Glass. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


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



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this #8 biomorhpic bowl was referred to in Ballard's brochure as a Birdwing bowl. 


It measures 8 1/4 inches long x 6 inches wide.  Ballard often used this form for his rare decorated pieces, including the Horse, Fish and Chicken pattern as well as two wild abstract patterns.


The color of this #8 Birdwing bowl is one of his early glazes. It is what I call cedar green.  It is in excellent condition.


Add it to your American Art Pottery or Ballard Pottery collection today.

Vintage Relpo Head Vase 2162 Teen with H $55.00

 

Martz Marshall M125-30 8 inch brown vase $25.00

 

Consolidated Cosmos pink cased pepper sh

 

Ballard #8 Birdwing cedar green bowl

Very large (26 1/2" X 18 1/2") decorative metal Toleware Tray with pierced edge.  The painting on the tray is a grained background with green Grapes and White Flowers with leaves.  The paint is very good with only a few, small skips.  The back has the original label and only a few light scuff marks on the edges.  No dents or rust noted.  Awesome item for a collection or to use as a statement accessory in your home.    Rare old LE Smith White Window Box Planter with the Dancing Nudes design.  Measures 7 3/4" X 3 1/2" X 3 1/2".  Excellent condition - no damage- little, if any signs of use.  I think these are the nicest pair of Chalkware that I have seen done by Miller Studio.  They are dated 1951.  The color is deep and rich and strong.  They show little, if any, use.  It is a pair of Flying Pheasants with the largest one being approx 10 1/2" long and the smaller one at 7 1/2" long.  They are as nice as the picture.  Price is for the pair at  This is a vintage Head Vase of a young Girl with Blonde Hair and Burgundy Red Shirt Praying.  The bottom is marked E-1579 (I think it is an E- the ink is smudged)INARCO Cleveland Ohio 1964.  The vase is in very good condition- no chips or cracks- just a very light, faint crazing appropriate to its age.

Vintage Toleware Tray by Nashco- Fruit $28.50

 

Old L. E. Smith White Milk Glass Nudes $28.00

 

Vintage Rustic Miller Studio Chalkware P $15.00

 

Vintage Inarco Head Vase- Blonde Girl Ch $15.00

These Purinton Fruit pattern range shakers feature a pear on the Pepper and an Apple on the Salt. Each has its original cork but it is up in the shaker.  They have no chips or cracks to  them. Each shaker stands four inches tall and is three inches wide.  They would look great in a country inspired kitchen.  Add them to your Purinton pottery or American Dinnerware collection today. They are in excellent condition.  Made between 1894 - 1900, this pattern is among those started while Consolidated was still in Fostoria, Ohio prior to their move to Pennsylvania.  As Lechner states in his Salt Shaker book (second edition) on page 45, this motif consists of four embossed fish standing upright; one on each corner of the shaker.  Excellent overall condition with some minor and typical inner rim roughness. 


It stands 3 1/2 and is considered by Lechner as very scarce.  The toothpick holder in this pattern is shown on the Second Edition of the Bredehoft book on page 46. It is very scarce in the cased colors.


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I am a long time member of the Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors Club and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this piece of Consolidated Glass. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)  Very RARE Monk Tankard by Homer Laughlin.  Unmarked but definitely by Homer Laughlin.  Measures a little  more than 12".  No chips or cracks- light crazing- great Monk design- just a light wear on gold trim.  This is an amazing piece!!!     This toothpick holder was produced by the Northwood Glass Works in 1902 as part of the National Glass Company. It stands 2 1/4 inches tall. It is shown on page 149 of the Second Edition Bredehoft book.


This particular green toothpick holder must have just barely gotten any refiring as the opalescent rim is hard to see but visible. The more heat in the refiring process the more the points of the rim melted. As you can see, the points in this pattern are almost untouched by the heat. That makes this a scarce example.  


The toothpick holder is in excellent condition and ready to join your collection.


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)

Purinton Fruit range shakers

 

Consolidated green opaque Fish salt shak

 

RARE Old Homer Laughlin Art Tankard with $95.00

 

toothpick holder: Diamond Spearhead gree

Shown in the 1929 catalog reprint on page 32 of Jack Wilson's 1989 book, this is the #1119 2 5/8 inch tall tumbler shape of the whiskey or shot glass in the green jade wash color.


It was also sold as part of a six shot glass, decanter and tray shown on that same page as the 1162 decanter set. It is clear glass with a green ceramic wash and is in excellent condition. Add it to your Art Deco or Consolidated glass collection today. It is in excellent condition with a good wash on it.  These are the "First Family Paper Doll & Cut Out Book" of the Reagan family published by Dell Publishng in 1981.  They are in very good condition- no bends or tears.  Approx. 15 pages.  Nancy and Ronald are on the Front Cover and their children, Patti and Ronald Jr., are on the back.  The inside pages are clothes, etc. and very humorous.  Look at all the pictures- they are worth all the words I can write!  FYI- I bought these at a Market in Donnington, England in the late 1980's and brought them back with me!  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 32 years. He uses NO MOLDS and his only help has been his wife Donna who was responsible for all the finish work on the pieces. I had an email from Terry and Donna a few years ago 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 made glass part time from 1988-2000. In 2005, he began again to produce a limited amount of glass. He's a great artist with VERY few early pieces out there. This toothpick is in mint condition and is signed Crider and though not dated, I believe it is from the 1977- 1981 period based on pattern and style. 


This Crider vaseline base glass with white applied swirling Kint Tut decoration is in a bulbous base urn shape with a modified simple flared top. The top rim is bordered by a rim of dark amethyst glass.  The outside is completely irridized. It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this beautiful, hand made toothpick holder. It is signed Crider and dated 2006 on the bottom.


This little toothpick holder stands about 2 inches high at its highest point and is 2 1/8 inches wide at the top. It is a fantastic piece of American 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)  Produced by the Cheshire CT firm of Bovano (started in 1953 by John BOnsignor, Gene VAn Leight and Warren NOden), this is a set of 4  3 5/8 inch wide coasters in the original blue Bovano box. I have named this stunning pattern Red Flowers.  This pattern is shown on page 69 of the Spring 2003 Modernism magazine in Alan Rosenberg's article on enamel. 


The box measures a little over 14 inches long x 4 onches wide. Each of the four coasters has the gold circle label which reads Handcrafted by Bovano of Cheshire Conn. It is in excellent shape and was apparently never used. Add it to your Mid-Century Enamel collection today

Consolidated Catalonian 1119 jade whiske

 

Uncut 1981 Paper Doll Dolls- First Famil $18.00

 

Crider bulbous 2006 vaseline toothpick h

 

Bovano Red Flowers coaster boxed set

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 32 years. He uses NO MOLDS and his only help has been his wife Donna who was responsible for all the finish work on the pieces. I had an email from Terry and Donna a few years ago 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 made glass part time from 1988-2000. In 2005, he began again to produce a limited amount of glass. He's a great artist with VERY few early pieces out there. This toothpick holder is signed Crider 2007.


This Crider clear base glass with inclusions of pink and dark purple is in a bulbous base urn shape with a flared urn top. It also has a King Tut pattern in white glass on the outside of it. In addition, it is iridized. It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this beautiful, hand made toothpick holder. 


This little toothpick holder stands about 1 5/8 inches high at its highest point and it is 2 1/2 inches wide at its widest point. It is a fantastic piece of American 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)


 This Raymor Bitossi Seta bottle shaped vase stands 15 inches tall. It is covered with both vertically incised lines and indentations horizontally in  the body of the piece. The piece has been painted in black, deep pink, and gold done in horizontal bands. It is simply a stunning piece of Eames era Midcentury ceramic art. The bottom is signed V222/43 and the word Italy in bold black letters. I would guess that the piece is Bitossi by the way the IT of Italy is written. It is in excellent shape. It would great on a Paul McCobb piece or even a Noguchi table.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


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



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this 2 lite candleholder measures 6 1/4 inches long x 3 1/4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches tall. 


It is from Ballard's midde period, I think, as it has heavy mottling of the blue overglaze and chocolate brown underglaze. It is signed S. Ballard and shape number 82. It had a matching console bowl in this wave shape.  It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Ballard or American Midcentury studio art pottery collection today.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


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



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this single candleholder uses the stanard #74 wave underplate onto which a candleholder was sprigged. It measures 4 1/4 inches wide and stands 1 1/2 inches tall. It is most likely from Ballard's later production period. It carries the standard S. Ballard signature and the shape number 74. It is in excellent condition.

toothpick holder: Crider 2007 pink feat

 

Raymor Bitossi Italy Seta bottle vase

 

Ballard #82 2 lite blue brown candlehold

 

Ballard #74 green candleholder

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 32 years. He uses NO MOLDS and his only help has been his wife Donna. I had an email from Terry and Donna a few years ago 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 made glass part time from 1988-2000. In 2005, he began again to produce a limited amount of glass. He's a great artist with VERY few early pieces out there. This toothpick is in mint condition and is signed Crider and dated 1979 on the base. 


This Crider 1979 amethyst base glass with white applied herringbone decoration is in a bulbous base urn shape shape. It is also has hand threaded decoration applied by Donna.  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  1/4 inches high at its highest point. It is a fantastic piece of American art glass! It is in perfect condition.  Grace your antique desk with this 3" round glass domed Paper Weight with Dried Flowers.  Has good appeal!  Signed 1983 Miller Studios, a 5" X 4" Gold Chalk Butterfly.  Excellent condition- no damage- original wall hanger on the back.  Just set to grace your walls in that retro decor!  From the late 1940's or 1950's, a Cedar Trinket or Dreser Box with Copper Strapping by Donald F Duncan Wood Novelties Chicago (signed).  It's clean and in original condition- no polishing so the copper has patina and the varnish has a lttle bit of spidering.  This Box is approx. 8 1/2" long  X 5 1/2" wide X 4 1/4" high.  It has great presence and would look wondlerful with Mission designs.

Crider 1979 bulbous threaded toothpick h

 

Vintage Domed Paperweight Paper Weight w $7.50

 

1983 Miller Studios Chalk Ware Chalkware $6.00

 

Donald F Duncan Wood Novelties Mission s $9.50

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. 


This 6 inch shallow bowl features another of her celebrated designs. This design uses overlapping leaves of brown over orange on a gold background.   It can be seen in the seminal article by Alan Rosenberg in the Spring 2003 issue of David Rago's fine Modernism magazine on page 71. The dish shown in the magazine article is cobalt blue over a lighter blue and is circa 1960.  


The back of the plate is signed with her charcteristic AD interwined intiails and her paper label which reads Annemarie Davidson handcrafted enamels Sierra Madre California.  Every piece was handcrafted by her alone, from start to finish. It is in excellen condition.  It is an impressive enamel of Mid-Century enamel art! Add it to your Davidson or Mid-Century enamel collection today.


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.  

 What a great addition to your barware collection or bar! This ice bowl or ice tub is American made glass, most likely from the 1950s or early 1960s when it was quite popular to screen gold stylized decoration onto glass items. Cobalt blue squares are separated by gold bars. Each blue square has a stylized gold sun inside. It is a great looking piece with a gold rim. It is gently used but ready to serve many more years in your home.  It stands  4 3/4 inches tall and is 5 3/4 inches across the top. Time to make some ice and break out the cocktail recipes!  Made by the Bay firm and carrying its gold paper label which reads Bay Keramik, this 8 inch tall vase is in the classical trumpet shape, with three lobes.  The high gloss glaze cascades from a cream brown giraffe like pattern to a deep chocolate brown near the base. The bottom is signed Kermaik and carries the incised shape number 551 over 20. West German Art Pottery is an up-and-coming collectibles categeory. Pick up a labeled piece now for a very reasonable price. Add it to your Mid Century Art Pottery collection 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 Ballard #22 rectangular small footed planter in a mustard yellow glaze stands only 2 1/2 inches tall x 3 1/2 inches wide. It is signed with an incised 22 and S. Ballard Vermont. It is most likely from his later production period as there is no chocolate brown band at the bottom of the base. Excellent condition

Annemarie Davidson enamel Starburst dish

 

Great blue and gold barware ice bowl

 

Bay Keramik West German trumpet vase $15.00

 

Ballard #22 rectangular small footed pla




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