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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Cooperative Design #1372 tall trigger mu

 

Bennington Potters #1653 fluted plaque

 

Duncan Miler Teardrop Heart Relish dish

 

Hazel-Atlas cobalt Aurora 10 ounce tumbl

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. 


This is the #1342 rimmed covered casserole with metal bail handle. It is done in an early teal glaze. It measures 10 1/4 inches across x 7 inches wide. It has a lid which features a metal handle which was formed into the pottery. . It would make a great  baking and/or serving dish as. It's a good-sized practical dish. It would look great with your McCobb or Eames buffet.


The casserole bottom is marked 1342. The lid is marked 1342 C, most likely the C refers to it being the cover. There is a tiny pinpoint flake on top rim though it is so small it is just on the inside part of the top rim which slopes down toward the handle. It  was there when I bought it and will be there when you buy it. I describe my items accurately. 


It is signed with the earlier transition mark which includes the words Bennington Potters and also Cooperative Design. This makes it more circa 1960-1961 than 1964.


Add it to your Bennington Potters or collection of Mid-Century pottery today.  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.  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.  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.

Early Bennington Potters 1342 casserole

 

Bennington Potters #1538 saucer / coaster

 

Bennington Potters #1538 saucer / coaster $10.00

 

Bennington Potters #1365I salad plate

Annemarie Davidson (1920-2012) learned her enameling craft first from the great Doris Hall (1907-2001) in Cambridge, MA in 1957. In California she continued her studies with Curtis Tann. Her combination of geometric and organic form in her designs culminated in her most celebrated abstract designs, her Jewel line which features pieces of glass used to create free-form organic shapes which she calls Jewels. She also uses a sgraffito technique, incising straight lines from the center of her plate with the sharp point of a dart. Now in her late 80s, she no longer produces work today as of 2011 I have been told.


This 7 3/4 inch diameter low bowl, most likely from the 1960-1961 time period, is a good example of an earlier Ghostline piece. This plate features 3 large yellow gold jewels and 3 smaller pumpkin orange jewels, all symmetrically arranged on the plate. The lines are under the Jewels. A prominent Palm Springs CA dealer James Elliot-Bishop on his website has named this pattern as Ghostline. This particular example is unusual in that the two colors of jewels used are not in high contrast to each other as on many of her pieces. Also, this shape bowl was often used in the earlier 1958-1959 period.


The back of the plate has the gold paper label and is signed with her charcteristic AD interwined intiial. I believe this particular version of the label predates the more common one with the black line.  It reads Annemarie Davidson handcrafted enamels Sierra Madre California. Every piece was handcrafted by her alone, from start to finish. 


It is in excellent condition. 


The work of Annemarie Davidson was included in the seminal exhibit titled Painting with Fire which opened in Jan 2007 at the Long Beach Museum of Art. She was one of 30 enamelists included with a one page entry on her life and work. Her page is page 266 of the catalogue.  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.  Part of the Regent line made by Consolidated in the early 1940 or late 1930s, this is a 6 inch tall classically shaped vase. In the Regent line, it is shape 1140. Aqua cased in white and having a glossy finish. This vase is shown in a catalog reprint in Jack Wilson's 1989 book on page 151 (top row), where it is shape number 1140. It is scarce, as are all Regent cased pieces. Excellent condition.  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.

Annemarie Davidson 8 inch wide low bowl

 

Harlequin turquoise oval baker

 

Consolidated Regent aqua 1140 6 inch vas

 

Wendell August Forege Hammered Aluminun $9.50

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.  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.


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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)

Consolidated Catalonian yellow toilet bo

 

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

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.  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont, which dates pre-1960 as that is the year they starting marking their pieces with shape numbers but not including the original Cooperative Design name in the mark. This plate carries the number 1240.  It is the same shape as pieces I own which carry the original Raymor line label. This 6 1/4 inch round x 3/4 inch deep plate with a rough unglazed bottom has glazed sides at the rim and is signed with an early large version of the Cooperative Design Bennington Potters mark.


The piece features a very stylized and abstract design of four rows of colored dots in black ovals separated by black lines done in shades of pumpkin orange, teal, daffodil yellow and a purplish blue color on a glossy white glaze. The early version of this plate used a chartreuse color. This late version uses a pumpkin orange color. A great fun and funky piece in excellent condition.  Looks likes lots of olives ready for a retro vintage martini!


David Gil's work in Bennington Vermont started in 1948. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters and used the mark Design Cooperative until around 1960. They are among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury.


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 is a signed and dated Lundberg Studios 1975 paperweight from Davenport, California.  Lundberg Studios was founded in 1970  by the late James Lundberg. The body of the paperweight is opal or milk glass which has been satinized. The overlay decoration consists of silver tendrils of flowers whose blossoms are also silver with deep blue centers.  The leaves are done in a deep green glass. The asymmetrical placement of the flower seems to be common in early Lundberg Studio pieces.


The piece is numbered 280. It carries as well the initials DS, which is either David or Daniel Salazar.  It is a spectacular example of early California Art Glass.  Add it to your Mid Century glass or paperweight collection today.  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.

Ballard #8 Birdwing cedar green bowl

 

Gil Bennington Abstract Circles plate

 

Lundberg Studios Salazar 1975 paperweigh

 

Vintage Toleware Tray by Nashco- Fruit $28.50

This great small low 5 3/4 inch wide bowl was made and decorated by Mark Bellaire, another great Californian Mid Century designer. Bellaire worked at Sasha Brastoff's studio before working on his own.


This low bowl has an interesting fish scale pattern as a background done in tones of celadon green and white.  The two VERY abstract African Warrior or Dancer heads each have a headpiece, hoop earrings and hoops on their necks.  


It is in excellent shape and  is signed with standard white signature on a chocolate brown background.


Add it to your Mid Century Modern or California Modern Art Pottery collection today.  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.

Mark Bellaire African Heads low bowl

 

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 set of 4 3 1/2 inch diameter coasters features what I have named the Jewel or Gumdrop pattern which consists of alternating rays of colors: orange, gold, a pinkish brown and chocolate brown coming out of 3 asymmetrically placed jewels on a dark blue purple on a deep mulberry purple background. This is a rare color background for Bovano in my opinion.


The back is done in the typical black counterenamel Bovano uses and the gold circle label which reads Handcrafted by Bovano of Cheshire Conn. The labels are faded but present. All are in excellent condition. All in all, a great set to buy and use! Add this set 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 set 4 Mulberry jewel coasters

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  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.

Bovano Red Flowers coaster boxed set

 

toothpick holder: Crider 2007 pink feat

 

Raymor Bitossi Italy Seta bottle vase

 

Ballard #82 2 lite blue brown candlehold

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.  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!

Ballard #74 green candleholder

 

Crider 1979 bulbous threaded toothpick h

 

Vintage Domed Paperweight Paper Weight w $7.50

 

1983 Miller Studios Chalk Ware Chalkware $6.00

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.  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.  

 Produced by the Cheshire CT firm of Bovano (started in 1953 by John BOnsignor, Gene VAn Leight and Warren NOden), this 9 inch wide enamel bowl with a 1960s era abstract pattern features 4 colors: orange, gold, a pinkish brown and chocolate brown. I have named it Sunburst. The abstract pattern is alternating rays of these 4 colors in order. Matching colored small jewels are placed asymmetrically near the center. The back is done in the typical black counterenamel Bovano uses with remnants of the three original black felt pads still visible.  The normal gold circle label which reads Handcrafted by Bovano of Cheshire Conn is intact. It is in excellent shape with no nicks to the edge.  Add it to your Mid-Century Enamel collection today  Produced by the Cheshire CT firm of Bovano (started in 1953 by John BOnsignor, Gene VAn Leight and Warren NOden), this 8 1/2 inch square 4 rest Bovano ashtray is done in a very attractive overall pattern of small gold mini-jewels in a leaf pattern with lines of green suggesting stems amongst them.  Done on a standard Bovano green background, it is a very attractive abstract pattern. On the back there are the original four black felt pads and the imprint of the original Bovano gold paper label which is missing.  It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Bovano or Mid-Century enamel collection today.

Donald F Duncan Wood Novelties Mission s $9.50

 

Annemarie Davidson enamel Starburst dish

 

Bovano 9" enamel Orange Sunburst bo

 

Bovano gold mini jewel Leaf enamel ashtr

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 item is an unusual shape which complements the early Ballard console bowl and candleholder. It is 4 3/4 inches long x 3 1/4 inches wide and stands 1 inch tall at the ends. The three lines in the middle of each side mirror the console bowl design. It really isn't an ashtray are there are no defined rests. There is no number on the bottom of this piece. It has the chocolate underglaze on the underside like his earliest pieces.   My guess is that this is yet another early shape which didn't make it into the later production shapes. It 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 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

Great blue and gold barware ice bowl

 

Bay Keramik West German trumpet vase $15.00

 

Ballard rectangular console dish

 

Ballard #22 rectangular small footed pla

Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard, a student of Glidden Parker at Alfred University in the 1940s who worked in the Burlington area,  this Ballard white mottled #91 4 3/4 inch round vase is in excellent condition. The graduated stepped base is very unusual for Ballard . I think this shape is from his later studio period.  Measuring 8 1/2 inches square, this 6 rest ashtray in chartreuse green and forest green screams 1950s!  The inside of the well is done in a speckled pattern on the chartreuse and the raised border is done in a textured surface like a concrete block. The contrast between the forest green used for the rests and the rest of the ashtray is truly stiking. It is in excellent condition and would look fabulous on a glass top coffeetable or just filled with some soaps or bonbons. Add it to your collection today.  Produced by the Cheshire CT firm of Bovano (started in 1953 by John BOnsignor, Gene VAn Leight and Warren NOden), this 10 1/4  inch wide enamel rimmed bowl features what I have named the Straw and Jewel pattern which consists of dark blue straw lines and smaller burgundy red, teal green and gold jewels strewn along the straws on a cloud like background which is multi-tonal and contains primary colors of pink and green with some white shaded areas. A very unusual background. It is a very abstract florial pattern if you like. The pattern reminds me of some of Kay Dennings jewelry work for Bovano as well as the early Brower pieces I have seen.


The back is done in the typical black counterenamel Bovano uses and the gold circle label which reads Handcrafted by Bovano of Cheshire Conn.  All three original brown felt protective pads are still present. It is in very good condition. There one very time bruise to the enamel on the back side at the rim 1/16 inch in size. No damage to the enamel on the front or the front side of the rim.  The hanging plate rack is included but could be removed to use as a flat piece. Add it to your Mid-Century Enamel collection today.  Dating most likely from the Mid-Century era in California this little gem is made by the Freeman-McFarlin company mostly known for its ceramics. As you can see by the photo, it is clearly marked F Mc F and Calif USA along with what looks like the number 202. It is metal most likely copper with enamel highlights. It stands only 1/2 high and is  3 3/4 inches in diameter. It stands on three feet which are part of the body. It is in excellent shape. One can see a very similar piece on page 114 of Jack Chipman's excellent 1999 book called Collector's Encyclopedia of California Pottery Second Edition.

Ballard #91 large stepped circular vase

 

Made in California 8" square funky $10.00

 

Bovano 10 " Straw & Jewel pink enam

 

Freeman-McFarlin Space age small vase $25.00

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 7 1/2 inch 3 rest ashtray, most likely is from the 1961-1962 time period. This ashtray features 3 large yellow and 6 smaller orange jewels arranged in pairs between the larger yellow jewels. The underlying copper color can be seen near the edges. A prominent Palm Springs CA dealer James Elliot-Bishop on his website has named this pattern as Ghostline.


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.  This is what I think is her earliest label with the black line separating the words handcrafted enamels and the words Sierra Madre, California. Every piece was handcrafted by her alone, from start to finish. Excellent condition. 


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

 This beautiful enamel plate measures 7 1/2 inches wide. It features a golden center onto which jewels in deep red, green, orange and light green have been applied. There is a green border around the plate. There is some very minor edge chipping but it displays well. 


The back is counterenameled in a greenish color.There are two initials which were applied to the back in a yellow enamel. It loooks like JS but I am not sure.


It is a very nice piece of Mid Century enamel and may appeal to collectors of Bovano, Annemarie Davidson, Doris Hall, and others. Add it to your Mid-Century enamel 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 tall tapered vase is a larger size of his standard 19 and 20 series. It has a deep chocolate brown underglaze as is evident by the brown rim at the bottom of the piece, making this an earlier studio piece.


The white gray top glaze shows good mottling, making it a volcanic glaze. Marked simply S. Ballard Vermont but with no shape number, this piece is a great example of Ballard's early shapes and glaze. Add it to your American Art Pottery or Studio Pottery collection today.  It is in excellent condition.  Marked USA- made by Shawnee- the "Birds on the Roof" Wall Pocket.  Colors are great- condition is very good/excellent.  No chips or cracks or discoloration.  I see a few very light crazing lines on the base on very close inspection- appropriate to age.  Collectors of Shawnee or Wall Pockets or Blue Birds, would be pleased with this item!

Annemarie Davidson 7 1 / 2 Jewel enamel as

 

Gold Green Jeweled Enamel 7 1 / 2" Pl

 

Ballard 8 1 / 2 inch tall tapered mottled

 

Old Shawnee Blue Bird Birds on Roof Wall $15.00

<b>Up for auction is the Samsung flip phone.  Used through Sprint.  


Very Important: This phone was discarded by a fellow co-worker before he left overseas.  The phone is in great working condition, but unfortunately he left it in the lock position.  Now we can't get hold of him.  So I am selling this AS IS.  You can use the parts or take it to sprint for them to reset it...


condition: Very good.  There is some light scratching on the phone housing on back.


FEATURES:

Talk Time: Up to 2.4 Hours 

Standby Time: Up to 7 Days 

Weight: 3.4 oz 

Technology: CDMA 800/1900 MHz & AMPS 800 MHz 


• Openwave™ Mobile Browser 

• Voice-Activated Dialing 

• External Backlit LCD Display 

• GPS-Enabled 

• Alarm 

• Downloadable Content 

• Calculator 

• Calendar 

• To-Do List 

• Vibrate Alert 

• Send & Receive Email/Data Capable 

• 2-Way SMS Messaging Capable 

• Samsung Travel Charger 

• Samsung Headset 

• 4-Color Grayscale Screen 

• 3 Games 

• 16-Tone Polyphonic Ringers 

• 4 Idle Screen Designs

• Backlit Keypad 

• Voicemail Capable 

• Caller ID Capable 

• Call Waiting/Call Forwarding Capable 

• Conference Calling Capable 

• Any Key Answer Function 

• Bilingual User Interface 

• T9 Text Input 

• Phone Book Stores 250 Names & Numbers  Part of the Regent line made by Consolidated in the early 1940 or late 1930s, this 4 1/2 inch tall fan vase owes its shape to the earlier Catalonian Spanish Knobs line. In the Regent line, it is shape 1174-B. Pink cased in white and having a satin finish. This very vase was shown in Jack Wilson's 1989 book on page 70. It is illustration 177 in the glossy finish in that book, described as scarce, as are all Regent cased pieces. Excellent condition.  This pitcher is funky!  It stands 9 inches tall! The surface of the clear glass pitcher is coated with a rubberized surface onto which a white material was strizzled in a circle or loop patter. I have seen the tumblers which go along with the set. They come in about 10 different shades. There are both zombies and highball tumblers out there. This screams patio and the fifties! Fill it with ice tea, lemonade, or beer and have some friends over for a retro patio cocktail blast!  Produced by Royal Haeger in the late 1960s, in colors of yellow, white, brown and black, this #4170 shape vase is from the Smoke Ring line. Excellent condtion. It carries the original gold foil Royal Haeger label as well.

Samsung SPH-A460 Cell Phone (Flip Phone) $100.00

 

Consolidated Regent pink 1174-B vase

 

Funky 9" spaghetti strand green pit

 

Royal Haeger 13" Smoke Ring labele




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