These flower bookends have an unusual shape, with a triangular support piece at the back. They are marked for Patent Pending and have an incised model number (7A7),but no maker or other foundry mark. The paint is original and in good condition. Made circa 1920 the measurements are 4-1/4 inches in height, 5-1/4 inches in width, about 4 inches in depth including the back brace. The pair weighs about 2-1/4 pounds, with smoothed surfaces.
A painted cast iron doorstop in the form of a daisy, made in the US circa 1920. It measures 4 inches in height, 4-1/2 inches in width, 3-1/2 inches in depth and weighs 1.7 pounds. There is no maker's mark.
A single heavy cast iron bookend with the character Dolly Dingle, a little boy and a dog. All three have painted blue eyes, the boy and girl have painted blond hair, and Dolly's dress has green paint. The original paint is mostly worn away from these charming figures. Made in the US circa 1920 the bookend measures 4-3/4 inches in height, 4-1/4 inches in width and 1-5/8 inches in depth. Given the weight (nearly 3 pounds) it could be a doorstop. There is no maker's mark.
A pair of heavy cast iron bookends with original silver and gold paint remaining, made in America in Art Deco style circa 1925. The measurements are 5-3/8 inches in height, 4-3/4 inches in width, and more than 6 pounds in weight.
A pair of heavy bronzed cast iron bookends depicting President Abraham Lincoln, measuring 6-1/4 inches in height, 4-3/4 inches in width, and weighing more than 6 pounds. The bookends were made circa 1920 by an unknown American foundry - there are no identifying marks.
Autumn Crocus was Clarice Cliff's most popular motif, and this biscuit (cookie) jar is her own Art Deco design as well, known as shape 335. The jar is in excellent condition with a few missing flecks of paint but no damage (no chips, cracks, stains, repairs or crazing). The dyed and woven wicker handle is original and in perfect condition. Made in England and marked for Newport pottery this jar dates from the 1930s. The base measures five inches in height and with the ball-topped lid the ...click for details
The Henriot Quimper pottery in France made wares in Ivoire Corbeille during the 1930s, a departure from the more delicate colors of touche decor florals. The porriger has a skillfully painted petit breton as its center. It is fitted out with what looks like the original twine hanger threaded through holes so the bowl could be hung. In perfect condition with no damage at all it measures seven inches in diameter including the handles and 2-5/8 inches in height. The surface is glossy and reflec ...click for details
Gayday was one of Clarice Cliff's stylized floral patterns, introduced in 1930 and retired in 1934. This hand-painted pin dish is in perfect condition and measures three inches in diameter. The backstamp includes the name of the pattern, indicating this was one of her popular designs.
The Higgins studio, located in the Chicago area, made art glass and exhibited at local arts fairs. There were many collectors (including my family). This fluted bowl in orange and purple is a good example of their work although the design is in a smaller scale than their more well-known mid-century designs. In mint condition it measures 7 inches in diameter and is about one inch deep.
A hand-painted plate from England made prior to 1930 by Gray's Pottery, depicting an elephant and a clown. The painted scalloped border puts the figures on a stage. The plate measures 6-1/2 inches in diameter, probably intended for a child's tea cake, served in the nursery. In excellent condition with crazing but no other damage or signs of wear. I have two identical plates, the listed price is for one unit.