General Ceramics Carillon China 1930s Console Set Deco
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940: Item # 373857
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
This stunning console set was made by General Ceramics (New York) as part of its 1930s "Carillon China" line of artware. The set consists of 3 Machine Age shapes--a low bowl measuring 13" x 2" t. and a pair of 5" x 1.25" t. candle holders. All three items are marked with the backstamp bell logo.
These shapes have buttresses around the outer edges, and were evidently inspired by gear or cogwheel designs. Very lovely mottled glossy glazes!
Here is an example of their ivory glaze. In the center of the bowl (which can be used as a planter or for Japanese flower arranging, the white glaze has pooled heavily. On the tops of the candlesticks, the raised concentric circular motifs cause the tan portion of the glaze to show to advantage. Very decorative!
No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.