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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #331879
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$275.00
This example of American art pottery is being offered by a trustee of the American Art Pottery Association, which means that I abide by the AAPA Code of Ethics. (Visit www.amartpot.org for details.)

This vase is part of a group of wheel-thrown and hand-decorated pots by the late Elaine Knutsen, all made ca. 1985 in Blue Grass, Iowa (near Davenport, and the other Quad Cities). Elaine signed her work Laine, which was a kind of Native American name that she adopted for herself after studyi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #330934
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$45.00
This design is a streamlined 9" x 5-5/8" x 3" t. (overall length) with wooden handles, designed for Raymor as part of Hyalyn's 1953 Raymor Capri line, by designer Michael Lax, shape number not known. (This is according to Michael Pratt, of www.modish.net.) Glossy white porcelain-like glaze. No visible marks.

The wooden handles have been painted brown, so I assume the finish was not very good under the paint. And several people have told me these are probably replacement handles--as t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #329119
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$45.00
pair
This design is a pair of Art Deco 3-7/8" salt and pepper shakers with decal decoration, shapes 633 and 634. These Wild West motifs are really fun. The color portions depict The Colt Peacemaker rifle and the River Boat Gamblers Favorite pistol. In the background, in brown, are a cowboy gunslinger, cliffs, and a wagon being ambushed by three men with drawn gun. The other piece has brown illustrations of a gambler (Diamond Jack?) and a riverboat. 22k gilt trim. Raised factory name and shape number....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #328591
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$250.00
This example of American art pottery is being offered by a trustee of the American Art Pottery Association, which means that I abide by the AAPA Code of Ethics. (Visit www.amartpot.org for details.)

This vase is part of a group of wheel-thrown and hand-decorated pots by the late Elaine Knutsen, all made ca. 1985 in Blue Grass, Iowa (near Davenport, and the other Quad Cities). Elaine signed her work Laine, which was a kind of Native American name that she adopted for herself after studyi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #328586
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$175.00
This example of American art pottery is being offered by a trustee of the American Art Pottery Association, which means that I abide by the AAPA Code of Ethics. (Visit www.amartpot.org for details.)

This vase is part of a group of wheel-thrown and hand-decorated pots by the late Elaine Knutsen, all made ca. 1985 in Blue Grass, Iowa (near Davenport, and the other Quad Cities). Elaine signed her work Laine, which was a kind of Native American name that she adopted for herself after studyi...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1920 item #279501
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$20.00
This 3-3/8" x 10.75" panoramic souvenir postcard depicts The Larkin Factories, Buffalo, N. Y. / OVER FIFTY ACRES OF FLOOR SPACE. VISITORS WELCOME. Below the image is the following legend: "The Larkin Co. are the World's Largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are important Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from Factory to Family, thus saving for customers the expenses and profits of wholesalers and retailers."

Believed to date to...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1920 item #279484
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$9.95
This 3-3/8" x 5.25" souvenir postcard depicts THE LARKIN FACTORIES, Buffalo, N.Y. / OVER FIFTY ACRES OF FLOORS. A legend at the bottom reads The Larkin Co. are the World's largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are Important Pure Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from Factory to Family thus saving for customers the profits and expenses of wholesalers and retailers. / VISITORS WELCOME!

The original factory is shown at upper right....
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #196264
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$27.50
plus $2.50 shipping
This fascinating NEW 160-pg. 8.5" x 11" paperback book features 579 close-up color photographs of vintage, collectible "wall pockets" (vases made to hang on the wall). Over 1000 wall pockets by more than 60 different makers are identified and valued here, including almost every color variation for every known Roseville wall pocket. Some of the Roseville pockets appear in this book for the first time anywhere! Most Weller wall pockets are also illustrated.

Other factories with a substan...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1910 item #170791
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$14.99
This unusual 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" souvenir postcard depicts "Knowles, Taylor and Knowles Pottery, East Liverpool, Ohio" [makers of Lotus Ware] and is also captioned 4567--PUBLISHED BY DAVIS & GOULD. On the back, a different notice names the maker as "A.E. PAPER & STATIONERY CO. MFRS. AYER, MASS." instead of the East Liverpool printer.

This card was postmarked on April 12, 1908 from East Liverpool and bears a green one-cent stamp. (Note: I am offering 12 additional Knowles cards this week, se...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1910 item #170790
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$14.99
This unusual 5-3/8" x 3-3/8" souvenir postcard depicts "East Liverpool, Ohio. North Side" but is actually the same image, cropped a bit, used on another postcard I am offering this week, which is captioned KTK Knowles, Taylor & Knowles [makers of Lotus Ware].

On the back, a printed notice reads "Printed by The Bagley Co., East Liverpool, Ohio." and "Made in Germany" along with the stock number 31344.

This card was postmarked on June 23, 1909 from East Liverpool and bears a gree...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1910 item #170789
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$14.99
This unusual 5-3/8" x 3-3/8" souvenir postcard depicts "A Part of K. T. u. [German abbreviation for "und," meaning "and"] K Pottery and Surrounding, East Liverpool, O. [makers of Lotus Ware].

On the back, a printed notice reads "Published by Davis & Gould, East Liverpool, O. Printed in Germany" and bears the stock number 2942.

This card was postmarked on December 4, 1908 from East Liverpool and bears a green one-cent stamp. The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Olga Newchurch of Sa...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1910 item #170788
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$35.00
This unusual 5-3/8" x 3-1/2" combination souvenir postcard and advertisement is titled "Souvenir of East Liverpool, Ohio, showing the process of manufacturing crockery at The Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Co, the largest pottery in Amerika." (Note the German spelling.)

The card is also marked "Serie 253. Published by Wilson Stationery Co., East Liverpool, Ohio. Printed in Germany." On the back are the notations "Patent applied for all States" and "Made in Germany." There is also a note date...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1910 item #170729
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$195.00
set of 13 postcards
This unusual 5-1/2" x 3-3/4" souvenir postcard is part of a 14 card series that explains the processes used at The Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Co. / Potters / East Liverpool, Ohio, makers of Lotus Ware. This card is numbered I.

The text reads "Kaolin, Ball Clay, Flint Spar and Water are weighed and then mixed in the blunger and this 'Slip' is then 'sifted' over silk lawn to remove foreign matter."

The illustrations are captioned "Clay Bins and Car Scales" and "Blunger and Sifter....
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1900 item #168406
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$24.99
This 3" x 4-7/8" full-color trade card was produced by Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company of New York and is dated 1889 at the bottom of the image. Lithograph was made by Donaldson Brothers.

This card (Arbuckle's #93) was one in a series of 50 cards illustrating U.S. states and territories. A note on the back reads in part "This series of cards is at once the most interesting, instructive and artistic, yet offered as an advertisement. The pictures ... are entirely new, and by the very best A...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1920 item #164815
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$49.95
This auction consists of a well-worn but scarce (partial) December 1914 issue of Gustav Stickley's CRAFTSMAN Magazine. Someone has removed the Arthur Rackham illustrated article on fairies, and the back cover is also missing. But there is still plenty of interest left!

Illustrated full-page advertisements include Saxon Motor Company, Detroit automobile; American Thermos Bottle Company; Gustav Stickley, The Craftsman (MANY); Flexible Flyer (child's sled); E. C. Simmons Keen Kutter knives...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1930 item #164590
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$39.99
This rare 5-3/8" x 3-3/8" full-color souvenir postcard depicts the "Pottery Building Newcomb College, / New Orleans, La." On the back is the stock number 10215 of "Grombach-Faisans Co. Ltd., Publishers, New-Orleans, La." In the stamp region are the words "Made in Germany."

There is a bit of chipping along the bottom edge, and on all four corners. Some blackening of the image at left and right, which may be ink from the printing process (?). Still, a very desirable and early commemorativ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #158952
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$9,500.00
This 8" x 4" Peasant Ware serving bowl is a prototype that Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost designed in 1932 for American Limoges. The service was never produced, because the china company thought the designs were too heavy and too radically modern.

For a 1934 exhibition of contemporary industrial arts and crafts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Donald Deskey requested that Viktor provide some samples in a gunmetal black and an oyster white glaze. They were shown that ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #82599
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$37.50
Autographed! This best-selling 288-page hardback reference book has been newly revised for the 2nd edition. The expanded edition features 24 new color photographs (including more lookalikes and reproductions), 2001-2002 values in captions, newly documented factory shape numbers for Vista (& other lines), cross references to Crystal Green (in the Ivory shape list), and more! This is the book that introduced the popular Early Velmoss line as a ca. 1916 Roseville product, straightened out the datin...