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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #82598
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$37.50
This new hardback tells the story of Roseville Pottery (1890-1954), called "America's fastest selling decorative art pottery"! Over 800 stunning color photos depict raritie, plus shapes missing from factory pages, and dozens of unpublished factory documents. New research defines the roles of John Herold, who developed product lines and controled firing variables; Frederick Hurten Rhead, designer of Della Robbia; Harry Rhead, designer of Creamware Juvenile; Anna Young, of great business sense; R...
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$65.00
Autographed hardback reference book, published in 1997. 372 pages. Over 1120 illustrations. Nominated for a prize in Distinguished Scholarship, given by the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Value guide. An intimate portrait of R. Guy Cowan and his circle of family, colleagues, designers, and students. Scores of previously unknown Cowan shapes are illustrated (both unique and molded), from utilitarian wares like tea sets and electric table lamps to limited-edition sculpture and lady flow...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Czechoslovakian : Pre 1940 item #81157
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$75.00
This beautiful iridescent 9.25" t. blown-molded art glass vase is made of opaque milk (opal) glass, cased in white, and has a stylus-engraved signature KRALIK and a ground pontil mark. The top rim is ruffled and there is an applied cobalt glass "snake" around the neck. I am told that this type of KRALIK glass was made in Germany between 1945 and 1949.

Because I am not a glass expert, I can only give you an approximate description of condition. Buyers: Please keep that in mind while bidd...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #80273
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$150.00
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This pair of figural shakers was made in California by studio potter Sorcha Boru. The Queen has a section broken out of the base. The King is in great condition--no chips, hairlines, or repairs. Signed with incised artist signature. Very scarce!
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$15.00
Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K. Williams are authors of this classic reference book ANTIQUES IN INTERIOR DESIGN (1966, A.S. Barnes). This hardback (with chipped, stained dj) is 11.25" x 10.25" and 387 pages. Features 445 black and white photographs to illustrate various room settings. Detailed, conversational text. Arranged in two parts. Part I focuses on individual rooms, such as the Drawing Room, the Living Room, the Dining Room, the Entrance Hall, the Bedroom, Decoration of Kitchens, etc...
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$20.00
Luke Vincent Lockwood is author of this 3rd ed. (2 volumes in 1) work COLONIAL FURNITURE IN AMERICA (Castle Books, New York, 1951). Orig. pub. in 1913 by Scribner's. This hardback (with so-so dj) is 11.25" x 7-7/8" and 398+354 pages. Important reference book with numerous photograph illustrations of antique William and Mary, Dutch, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Empire, Gothic styles. Chapters by shape: Chests, Chests of Drawers, Cupboards and Sideboards, Desks and Scrutoires, Looking-Glass...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #30389
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$150.00
This large handled bowl is shaped like a banana leaf, designed by Vienna-born Vally Wieselthier, best known for her ceramic sculpture with the Wiener Werkstatte. Size is 6" t. x 13.5" x 6"

For the New York City firm General Ceramics, VW designed a series of high-fired porcelain works, each of which is marked with an inkstamp logo of a vase, with her initials on either side. Glaze is a glossy mottled cobalt blue with lavender highlights.

Perfect addition to a collection of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #26771 (stock #2405)
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$35.00
This 3.75" t. Cowan comport was designed by R. Guy Cowan and introduced in 1926. (Cowan Pottery closed at the end of 1931.) The factory shape number is 737. The Apple Blossom glaze is a glossy speckled pink inside, and lined with a waxy Special Ivory. Affordable example of American art deco--and well made too! No chips, hairlines, or repairs. This example is being offered by the author of COWAN POTTERY AND THE CLEVELAND SCHOOL. For more information about Cowan, please visit http://www.cowanpotte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #26076
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$75.00
This outstanding 10" rolled-edge plate was made as a souvenir of Zanesville, an American art pottery center in rural Ohio, home of Roseville, Weller, Owens, Peters and Reed, Zane, Gonder, and many other highly collectible makers--from the Arts and Crafts movement through the 1950s. The cobalt blue and white plate (flow blue coloring) depicts the "new" Zanesville Y bridge at the center, below a vignette of the former "old" Y bridge. That should help date the piece, which was made in Staffordshire...