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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #781442
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$2,500.00
pair
This outstanding pair of art deco sculptures is marked PHOENIX and dates to the late 1930s. The figurines represent a shepherd (or perhaps St. Francis) with a pair sheep, and an allegorical female companion who is winding wool onto a spindle. Very WPA in style.

They measures 10.5" t. and are glazed in a luscious combination of matte chocolate brown and thick milky white gloss.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Contemporary item #781393
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$195.00
This "weed pot" measures 3.75" t. x 4.25" diameter and was made by Campbell Pottery as part of the Collectors Corner series. Each of these crystalline-glazed pots is handmade and one of a kind. This example has the typical satiny finish, in shades of gray and silver. Marked CC1799 and dated 1-5-07.

Inside is trapped a jingle bell--which sounds when the piece is rolled around in your hands. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #781376
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$1,500.00
This outstanding 11.5" t. figurine was designed by Louise Abel and produced by Rookwood Pottery in 1930. Marked with the anniversary kiln marks and shape 6186 too, along with the Abel A within a circle.

Mint condition. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1980 item #678456
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$15.00
Title: NEW DAWN for women
Date: May 1976
Premier Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: New York

Approximate size: 10.75" x 8.25"and 116 pages long
Condition: Very good. (Cover bent near spine. Some chipping.)
Original price: $1.50

Announcement reads "At Last! A new kind of magazine for today's new kind of woman" plus "A look at the 'Cosmo' hype." The cover illustration shows a woman ripping a copy of COSMOPOLITAN in half.
Cover articl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #673836
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$250.00
This unusual advertising piece is 10.25" long x 6.5" tall, and has a medium-relief elephant and several ivory tusks as the main decoration. The Mayer China Company made a number of designs (including animal sculptures and figural vases and bowls) that were the work of Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This piece is not marked with her facsimile signature, but may be her design nonetheless.

Glossy white. No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs. Believe to date to the 1930s.
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$295.00
This 6.25" t. figure was made by Hoganas (Sweden) and is an extremely interesting design of a nude boy riding on top of a tiger, who seems to be under his control. Perhaps there is a mythical or religious story behind these figures. Or perhaps it is meant to depict the African American story of "Little Black Sambo."

Mottled semigloss glaze of very pale celadon green (almost gray) and dark oxblood red (almost black).

The feet have been ground so that the piece stands level. But ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #659842
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$125.00
This beautiful 7" t. Cowan Pottery vase is shape V-52, glazed in the glossy matrix glaze called Peach, which has speckling in yellow over pink. I cannot begin to tell you how lovely this vase looks with flowers.

Die-impressed COWAN. No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs. There is a very small white speck on the edge of the foot in one spot where the glaze did not completely cover the clay (factory). Not distracting at all.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #659839
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$125.00
This beautiful 7" t. Cowan Pottery vase is shape V-52, glazed in the glossy matrix glaze called Azure, which has speckling in chartreuse or medium green on turquoise or aqua blue. I cannot begin to tell you how lovely this vase looks with flowers.

Die-impressed COWAN. No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #659176
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$495.00
This beautiful Cowan lady flower figure is also a seahorse figural candelabra--rare and delicate. The base also has seashell shapes, perfect for use in a bowl with water and a few flower stems.

"Pavlova" is her nickname, after the Russian ballerina. Measurements are 6.75" t. x 9.75" at the widest. The round bottom portion has a 4.75" diameter, in case you're trying to match against a particular bowl. Special Ivory glaze, designed by R. Guy Cowan.

A very few black specs in the g...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1970 item #656632
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$95.00
This beautifully decorated 6" t. head vase depicts one of the sirens of the American silver screen--is she Jane Wyman? Claudette Colbert?

Hand-painted details, with "full face" makeup, including plucked eyebrows, mascara, rouge, lipstick--and just the right hat--held in place by a scarf around her neck. There is a three-dimensional rose in her bodice (and hopefully not a bee in her bonnet). Dates to the 1950s or 1960s.

Marked UCAGCO in an inkstamp, and die-impressed with an NC ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #655439
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$395.00
This 7.25" t. Roseville Earlam vase is an outstanding example, blending mottled shades of green, blue and tan. The simple handles give the piece an art deco look, appropriate for its approximately 1930 date. Two completely different colorings on the two sides.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #655438
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$195.00
This 5" t. x 7.75" x 2" fan vase is a ca. 1928 design by R. Guy Cowan of Cowan Pottery. The glaze is heavily crystalline and scrumptious. It reminds me of Fulper's Copperdust glaze. Rare coloration at Cowan pottery, a variation of the October glaze (comparable to Roseville Russco).

No nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #655434
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$95.00
This beautifully enamel-decorated miniature teapot is 2" t. x 4.75" and has a twine or bamboo handle. No lid. The base has three very small feet and an artist's signature" H. Emminger / Columbus / Ohio.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #598638
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$200.00
set
This beautiful glossy white and tan console set is an example of one of the most desirable of General Ceramics artware lines, the one designed by Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This set includes a 4.5" t. x 11" x 2.75" window box (or planter), along with two fairly outrageous triple candelabra.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Made in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Each piece is marked with the inkstamp vase logo and the artist's initials VW, plus GENERAL CERAM...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #598635
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$125.00
This beautiful glossy white vase is an example of one of the most desirable of General Ceramics artware lines, the one designed by Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This shape is a 6.5" t. x 5-5/8" x 2.75" vase, with stylized medium-relief sophisticated ladies (a different portrait on each side) as decoration.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Made in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Marked with the inkstamp vase logo and the artist's initials VW, plus GENERAL CERAMI...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #598628
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$250.00
This beautiful glossy jade green vase (somewhat darker than celadon) is an example of one of the most desirable of General Ceramics artware lines, the one designed by Austrian immigrant Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier. This shape is a corseted 11.25" t. vase, with stylized medium-relief leaves as decoration.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Made in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Marked with the inkstamp vase logo and the artist's initials VW, plus GENERAL CERAMICS USA.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #598611
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$95.00
This beautiful mottled perinkle blue 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. The decorations (and other details) have also been gilt on this example.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Made in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Marked with the inkstamp CARILLON CHINA USA and bell logo.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #598607
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$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 early 1940s. Marked with the inkstamp CARILLON CHINA USA and bell logo.