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General Ceramics Carillon China Art Deco Basket #1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 598607

General Ceramics Carillon China Art Deco Basket #1
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$95.00 

This beautiful mottled pink and tan example of General Ceramics' artware line "Carillon China" is a 10.75" x 8" x 3.75" t. oval basket, with a low-relief decoration of a cluster of fruit, including grapes and peach, and graceful pierced handle.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Made in the late 1930s or e ...click for details



General Ceramics Carillon China Art Deco Covered Box #4

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 598603

General Ceramics Carillon China Art Deco Covered Box #4
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

This beautiful mottled white and tan example of General Ceramics' artware line "Carillon China" is a 5.25" x 4.25" x 2.25" t. covered box--with a leaf-shaped handle on the lid. Also has a pink decal of dogwood blossoms on the lid. Inside, the box itself is divided into two compartments.

No nicks, chips, hairlin ...click for details



General Ceramics Carillon China Art Deco Covered Box #3

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 598599

General Ceramics Carillon China Art Deco Covered Box #3
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$30.00 

This beautiful mottled white and tan example of General Ceramics' artware line "Carillon China" is a 4.5" x 3" x 1.75" t. covered box--with a geometric design on the lid. Also has a floral bouquet decal in the center, with gilt banding around the edge.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Made in the late 19 ...click for details



Czechoslovakia Art Deco Black Glass Vase 1920s or 1930s

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Glass: Bohemian: Pre 1940   item# 533729

Czechoslovakia Art Deco Black Glass Vase 1920s or 1930s
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$175.00 

This beautiful 8.75" t. vase has an acid mark on the base reading CZECHO over SLOVAKIA. It is made of black glass, with some enamel decoration in a geometric style... some in a pale gray or silver, and others in reddish orange. Very handsome piece.

I do not believe the "silver" portion will polish. No nicks, chips, cracks, o ...click for details



Cowan Pottery Rare Art Deco Lady Flower Frog Lamp

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 464331

Cowan Pottery Rare Art Deco Lady Flower Frog Lamp
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$995.00 

This rare and delicate boudoir lamp was made in limited quantities by Cowan Pottery in the mid-1920s. The 6.25" t. figure was altered specifically for use in lamps, so that now the base is round and has NO holes for flower arranging. (This nude dancing figurine was originally a flower frog.) The shade is marked Steuben. Except for a small sliver chip where the shade is covered by metal, there are no nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs. Rewired and ready to use! (You'll have trouble findi ...click for details


Italian Art Pottery Vase Faenza Institute Istituto Blue

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Italian: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 451983

Italian Art Pottery Vase Faenza Institute Istituto Blue
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$125.00 

This beautiful and rare vase is a 3.5 t. x 3.75 miniature. Wheel thrown, with a geometric pattern of triangles cut out (or perhaps some hand-applied onto the surface) to resemble an intricate and decorative textile. Some glaze may be inlaid as if in the manner of an enamel. Glossy aquamarine, turquoise blue-green, with a white interior. Absolutely fascinating conversation piece, date unknown.
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Weller Art Pottery Bronze Sydonia Shape 1930s Unusual

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 446772

Weller Art Pottery Bronze Sydonia Shape 1930s Unusual
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

This Weller piece is a Sydonia shape, a soap or nut/candy dish measuring 7.75" x 4-3/8" x 2" t. Made in the 1930s, this example has a speckled glossy gunmetal black or bronze glaze, with a small unglazed section on the rim, but no nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs.


Mayer Art Deco China Vase American Pottery 1930s

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 446748

Mayer Art Deco China Vase American Pottery 1930s
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$95.00 

This Mayer China Co. (Beaver Falls, PA) piece is a 7.25" vase, with medium-relief art deco berries and leaves, probably made in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Some shapes of this firm were designed by Valerie (Vally) Wieselthier, and this example certainly has a Viennese look. Glazed in glossy white. Like many other dinnerware concerns, in the 1930s Mayer added art pottery to their usual product lines in an effort to support sales during those difficult years. ...click for details


Iroquois China HUGE Super Bowl Michael Lax White Sphere

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1970   item# 446251

Iroquois China HUGE Super Bowl Michael Lax White Sphere
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$375.00 

This monumental Iroquois China "Super Bowl" (unmarked) was designed by Michael Lax in 1968 for part of his "Primaries" dinnerware line. Originally offered as a salad bowl, the sphere-shaped pottery shape could also be used as a jardiniere or other serving piece. Glazed in glossy white and measuring 11.25" diameter, it is intended to sit on the original wooden base. (One thumbtack is missing... the base assists you in rolling it around to the position you like.) The o ...click for details


Roseville Pottery Futura Rare Art Deco 393-12" Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1930   item# 400332

Roseville Pottery Futura Rare Art Deco 393-12" Vase
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$1500.00 

This rare Roseville Pottery Futura "Four Ball Vase" is shape 393-12" in this celebrated and internationally famous 1928-1929 line. The glaze on this example is exceptionally nice, with mottling in shades of pumpkin, caramel and cocoa all over, and a frothy cream-colored glaze outlining the sphere- and square-shaped vessel.

L ...click for details


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