This amazing stoneware jug has sprigged-on figures and hieroglyphs of ancient Egyptian culture. It was made by Doulton Lambeth, and the Rd. No. 121031 dates the design to 1889. (This specific piece may have been made a few years later... say, to 1905.)
The spout is sculpted in the form of the Pharoah, and the figures are gods of the variou ...click for details
These two unusual wall plaques were made by workers in the North Dakota WPA program, between 1936 and 1942, which was intended to help teach people how to make a living as artists. (There is a short informative article on Wikipedia called "North Dakota Pottery.") The story of this concern is connected to that of UND (University of North Dakota) as well as DICKOTA and Rosemeade. ...click for details
This interesting piece could easily be made into a pendant for a necklace and was perhaps meant for that purpose, instead of a more traditional tile. I do not know the history of the piece, although Radford is better known for jasperware (a bisque-like medium) than is AETCO (the American Encaustic Tiling Company, Zanesville, OH).
This is an unusual example of Meric Art Ware (East Liverpool, Ohio), made in the early 1930s. It measures 6" x 6" and has an olive or willow green glaze that is partly glossy and partly matte, well-suited to the busy scene in relief all around, depicting a castle with its drawbridge down, a knight on horseback, mountains, and clouds. ...click for details
This is an unusual example of Meric Art Ware (East Liverpool, Ohio), made in the early 1930s. It measures 10.75" tall x 8.25" x 7.5" and has medium-relief roses and ribbons on both sides--and outrageous reticulated handles that look like wings, giving the whole design an Austrian look.
This unusual commemorative piece is a metal baby feeding dish embossed with the names and images of the famous Canadian quintuplets, born in 1934 to a family named Dionne. If you Google, you will find numerous fascinating websites devoted to this family.
Measures 1.25" tall x 6" diameter. In good condition. There are the expect ...click for details
This impressive large 11.25" Doris Hall enamel dates to around 1950. A classic Cleveland School artist, Doris Hall was one of the enamelists featured in Painting with Fire, the recent exhibition that finally put American modern enamel art onto the map.
This example features a brilliant red horse icon at the center, with peacock-feat ...click for details
This is a rare Art Deco or arts & crafts 1920s era Roseville Pottery (Zanesville, Ohio) Dahlrose triple bud vase. Lovely shape, with extremely crisp details in both background, flowers, and leaves, with a Futura style shape. Measures about 6" tall x 7" long.
The shape is hard to find, but this example is even better--as it ...click for details