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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.  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 glassware pattern is fun, retro and funky. It is as practical today as when it was produced in the 1960s. Made by the Color Craft Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana (started in 1959), this line was called Shat-R-Pruf. The clear glass items are encased in a rubberized coating of different background colors onto which a white material was strizzled in a circle or loop pattern.


These 4 Roly Poly bar tumblers are sometimes referred to also as rocks glasses. They stand 3 1/4 inches tall and measure 3 inches wide at the top. They hold 12 ounces. 


This set is in excellent condition and includes one in each of the following colors: red, dark tan, daffodil yellow and blue. Time to make some iced tea or something a bit stronger, head out to the patio and have a retro good time! Fill it with ice tea, lemonade, or cocktails and have some friends over for a retro patio cocktail blast!


Here is how the manufacturer advertised this line:


Crystal Clear Glass Inside - Tutone Plastisol outside


keeps liquids colder, less condensation, easy to hold, nests to save space, dishwasher safe. (I wash mine by hand!)  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 Regent aqua 1140 6 inch vas

 

Consolidated Catalonian yellow toilet bo

 

4 Shat-r-pruf spaghetti string Roly Poly

 

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.

 David Gil Coop Design #1202 7 inch teardrop Musician in very early glossy white glaze, with the COOP Man/hand logo partially visible still at the top AND the rectangular Cooperative Design Bennington Vermont mark as well as .99 in black ink. It does not have the rough unglazed rim of the earliest pieces thus I am fairly confident this is a slightly later piece circa 1960. In 1960 most pieces added the words  Bennington Potters to the incised mark.  I have other designs in this teardrop series which carry the Raymor label. 


I recently purchased the same design in white glaze, making it easier to see that the instrument is a clarnet.It is in excellent shape.


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


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


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

Ballard #8 Birdwing cedar green bowl

 

Gil Bennington Abstract Circles plate

 

David Gil Coop Design teardrop clarinet

 

Lundberg Studios Salazar 1975 paperweigh

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.  Made in Bristol Vermont, this Moutain Kiln Pottery 6 1/ 4 inch tall pitcher was made by either John F. Kennedy or Paul T. Kennedy, brothers who formed Green Mountain Wood Crafters in Charlotte Vermont in 1937 and worked there until a fire in 1942. 


Post WWII, they were located in Bristol Vermont until 1959. They moved into the former Sheffield Farms building on Route 22A in Vergennes in 1960, adding a gift shop where tourists were able to watch the wood ware being made. From 1960-1980 they had several retail locations in Florida, New York, New Hampshire but the most successful was in downtown Burlington at the corner of College and Church street, now Sweetwater's restaurant since 1980, though the Kennedy family still owns the building. 


The earliest piece I have heard of is this pitcher dated July 1947. I do not yet know when the pottery stopped operating. I now know that whichever brother was not involved with the wooden ware Vergennes operation opened a store in New Haven, VT which was operating as late as 1971 when an acquaintance's grandmother stopped and bought some pottery marked as Pittsfield Potters there.


In excellent condition, it is glazed in a high gloss dark pink glaze. The inside is glazed in a white glaze.  It is marked Mountain Kiln Pottery, July '47 and Bristol, VT. It is the second one I know of.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there while these influential teachers were part of the faculty: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


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



This Ballard #4 fish shaped ashtray is done in a very unusual glaze for this shape. 


It is the only Fish shape ashtray I have ever seen done in one of the Crackle glazes.


It is the Crackle glaze Ballard of which Ballard was so proud and used on a few items made for the Carbone line. It is signed and in excellent condition.  Produced by the Brockway Glass Company, of Brockway Pennsylvania, this cute and funky set of salt and pepper shakers carry the "long tail Y" Brockway signature on their bases embossed in the glass as well as 2 OZ Cap. and the number 2.  Each stands 4 inches tall and features a molded in relief CLOWN with the traditional zigzag collar, big buttons down the front of the clown suit and dots as decoration on the suit.  The clown appears seated as one can see both arms and legs.  The cap is red plastic and in great shape. Add them to your Brockway Glass or American Promotional Glassware or even Clown collection today.

Mark Bellaire African Heads low bowl

 

Mountain Kiln Pottery 1947 pink pitcher

 

Ballard #4 Fish blue crackle glaze ashtr

 

Brockway Glass pair Clown salt pepper sh

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)  Made by the Purinton Pottery company of Pennsylvania, this form is known as a cornucopia vase.  This very decoration is hard to find and is shown on page 166 of the 1997 book by Johnson and Johnson. It is 6 inches tall at its highest point. It is decorated with the standard brown stem, green leaf and red 6 petal flowers of Purinton. It is signed with the brown stamped Purinton Slip Ware stamp.


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

 

Purinton Pottery red flower cornucopia v

 

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.  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.  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

 

Crider bulbous 2006 vaseline toothpick h

 

Bovano set 4 Mulberry jewel coasters

 

Bovano Red Flowers coaster boxed set

Bitossi Londi Raymor 8 inch long x 4 inch wide Rimini Blue Bitossi green/blue covered cigarette box, with original circular paper label stating Made in Italy, signed Italy 955 in black ink. One can always tell the Bitossi items by the way the I and T are conjoined in the word ITALY.This was made by the well-known and highly respected Italian firm of Bitossi. 


This covered cigarette box is extremely heavy. It has a textured Londi Rimini blue surface onthe outside bottom and a hand-tooled surface decorated with what I call the Raindrop pattern, rows of indentations which give it depth and texture.  As with most of the Bitossi heavy covered cigarette boxes one finds, this one has a few small chips to 2 of the inside corners of the box (see photos) . However, the lid is in perfect shape, which is hard to find. 

 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 Mid-century enamel item was created by a woman named Louise Evans, who lived in  California. Now deceased, she created this item in the early 1960s. I purchased this from her daughter Lee in late 2007. In her e-mails, the daughter stated that her mother had taken enameling classes in the early 1960s in southern California. Perhaps she worked with Annemarie Davidson or Mary Sharp or Elizabeth Madley or the great Curtis Tann.  The daughter didn't know the name of the teacher. 


What is very clear is that she mastered the enameling process as her works compare favorably with some of the best made in California at the time. 


This plate measures 7 3/4 inches wide and stands 4 1/2 inches wide at its widest point. The background is done in a technique pioneered by Edward Winter and used extensively by Harold Tischler. It has lines in pinkish gold with some hints of green at the rim. The  glass jewels on the top layer make me think of gumdrops, thus the name of the pattern I am giving it.  The jewels are cobalt blue, light blue and yellow, creating green tones when they meet.  The back is nicely counter-enameled in a dark bronze or brown color. She signed this piece with her initials LE and 68, indicating 1968. She was a talented artist and in her daughter's words was "was heavily into copper enameling, lapidary craft and gardening".   Add this item to your enamel collection today!  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.

Bitossi Londi Italy covered cigarette bo

 

toothpick holder: Crider 2007 pink feat

 

Louise Evans enamel triangular copper pl

 

Raymor Bitossi Italy Seta bottle vase

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.  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 shape seems to be one of the early ones by Ballard which didn't make it to the later production period.


This is a stunning piece of American Art Pottery from the Midcentury period here in Vermont.  It is highly geometric yet asymmetrical in design. It has a slanted pedestal vase and three sides. A great design from Stanley Ballard. The glaze is s standard middle period green with blending of the chocolate underglaze at top and a band at the bottom.  It is signed S. Ballard 43 and 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.

Ballard #82 2 lite blue brown candlehold

 

Ballard #74 green candleholder

 

Ballard spectacular rhomboid green vase

 

Crider 1979 bulbous threaded toothpick h

This Nippon three handled toothpick holder is just like the design shown on H4 #474 on page 46 of the 1991 book. Green wreath mark. Purchased at a New Hampshire auction in 1993.  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 shape seems to be one of the early ones by Ballard which didn't make it to the later production period. The vase measures 5 1/2 inches high x 5 1/4 inches wide. The opening is 4 1/4 inches long x 2 3/8 inches wide. Each one I own either has no shape number or is number 21 with the early chocolate brown band around the bottom dating it from his middle period of production. The chocolate underglaze can be seen at the top and underneath the mottling on the body. This early mustard yellow glaze is stunning. The original price of $2.50 can still be seen written in pencil on the bottom of this vase. The vase is in excellent condition. A very interesting shape and glaze combo by Stanley Ballard. Add it to your American Art Pottery collection or Studio 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 #3 4 3/4 inch square ashtray in a standard yellow glaze is an example of a standard Ballard shape and a standard glaze. A later example, it is signed with an incised signature S Ballard Vermont #3. Excellent condition.  Produced by the Cheshire CT firm of Bovano (started in 1953 by John BOnsignor, Gene VAn Leight and Warren NOden), this 4 1/2 inch tall cigarette lighter features a great design. Each of the four sides has bold stylized red 4 petal flowers on a black background. This pattern is shown on page 69 of the Spring 2003 Modernism magazine in Alan Rosenberg's article on enamel. 


The bottom of the lighter has brown felt and the gold circle label which reads Handcrafted by Bovano of Cheshire Conn.  It is in very good shape but it does have some rubs to the black part of the enamel in a few places, though no chips or breaks. Add it to your Mid-Century Enamel collection today

toothpick holder: Nippon

 

Ballard #21 ovoid top rectangular vase

 

Ballard #3 square yellow ashtray

 

Bovano Red Flowers enamel covered lighte

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.  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!

Annemarie Davidson enamel Starburst dish

 

Bovano 9" enamel Orange Sunburst bo

 

Bovano gold mini jewel Leaf enamel ashtr

 

Great blue and gold barware ice bowl

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  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.

Bay Keramik West German trumpet vase

 

Ballard rectangular console dish

 

Ballard #22 rectangular small footed pla

 

Ballard #91 large stepped circular vase

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.  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.

Made in California 8" square funky $10.00

 

Bovano 10 " Straw & Jewel pink enam

 

Freeman-McFarlin Space age small vase $25.00

 

Annemarie Davidson 7 1 / 2 Jewel enamel as

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.  This funky and wonderful yellow fondue covered pan was produced by Dansk in France and is so marked on the bottom of the black iron base and on the bottom of the yellow pan.  The stands is 4 1/2 inches tall and is heavy. The center of the stand is where the sterno container would rest. It is missing the handled lid but I am sure that could be found from a vintage Dansk specialist or perhaps online.


The yellow pot has the trademark Kobenstyle finial on the lid. The handle is probably teak. This pan has been used but the interior has no breaks to the white enamel lining. The bottom of the pan shows some wear. I have not tried to scrub it or clean it. I will leave that to the new owner.  The pan is 3 1/2 inches tall and a little over 6 inches wide excluding the handle. It is a really nice and functional piece of Mid Century Modern design. Buy it! Use it. Fire up the fondue!  Measuring 9 inches across and standing 2 1/2 inches tall, this great Mid Century Eames era piece is an example of the earlier work by Harris Strong of New York City. Though he is most well known today for his tiles and wall art, he started his company producing more three dimensional functional decorative objects such as lamps, bowls and of course ashtrays. This bowl has a teal green underglaze and is decorated with a swirling chocolate brown/black spiral pattern. It is in excellent shape though it does have some glaze pops which occurred during manufacture. The underside of the bowl is done in Harris Strong's characteristic high gloss black glaze. The piece is signed B-51. It is a great example of a very talented Mid Century icon. Add it to your Mid Century American pottery collection today.

Gold Green Jeweled Enamel 7 1 / 2" Pl

 

Ballard 8 1 / 2 inch tall tapered mottled

 

Dansk Kobenstyle fondue pan with stand

 

Harris Strong B-51 Console bowl

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.  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 #42/53 blue white mottled piece was the matching candleholder to the popular Ballard console bowl. One of a pair. Excellent condition.

Consolidated Regent pink 1174-B vase

 

Funky 9" spaghetti strand green pit

 

Royal Haeger 13" Smoke Ring labele

 

Ballard 42 / 53 console mottled holder

Measuring 16 inches long  x 7 1/4 inches wide with a cutting surface of 7 inches wide, this cool and funky cheese board retains it original knife which fits exactly into the opening of the board. The original enamel square is in excellent condition, though it could use to be reglued to the  board. 


The design is pure Briard, with its modernistic abstract stylized pineapple, strawberries and bowl. Great colors of rust, yellow, brown. blue and gold. I believe this pattern is a variation of his Ambrosia pattern which can be seen on page. 28 of the Pina Designed & Signed book.  The same walnut cheese server can be seen on page 88 top of the page. 


Add a great piece of Mid Century design and impress your guests at your next cocktail party!  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 early Ballard vase stands 4 1/4 inches tall. It does not have the standard #20 incised number. It is slightly out-of-round and has a thin base through which one can see the incised marks on the bottom. It has the characteristic early chocolate band around the base. 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 vase stands 3 3/8 inches high and is 4 1/2 inches across. It is done in a turquoise base glaze. It carries the original S. Ballard label on the bottom. Excellent condition.  Wendell August Bittersweet trivet which measures 7 inches wide. Felt covered back. Original carbon smoke blackening intact. Excellent condition.

Georges Briard complete cheese board

 

Ballard pre-number #20 yellow vase

 

Ballard #12 four lobe blue vase

 

Wendell August Bittersweet trivet

Juice King Deco juicer complete with all working parts and original paint in very good condition.  TP: Nippon 3 handle heavy moriage  Deco cobalt cocktail shaker w/ recipes  Heywood-Wakefield #1566G Drop-Leaf table in Wheat finsih in very good condition. Shown on page 241 of the Rouland book.  It measures 36 inces x 14 inches when both leaves are down and 36 inches x 60 inches with both leaves up. Height is 29 inches. It was made in 1956 in Gardner, Mass.

Juice King Deco juicer

 

TP: Nippon 3 handle heavy moriage

 

Deco cobalt cocktail shaker w / recipes

 

Heywood-Wakefield #1566G Drop-Leaf table




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