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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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540253
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$25.00
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in good condition. Published by the Wolfsonian, with color illustrations, paperbound, and more than 272 pages long. Three copies are available, each in the original shrink wrap. (Sorry, no further discounts.) Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

Narciso G. Menocal, "On Cuban Culture and the Contents of this Issue";

Carlos Venegas Fornias, "Havana Between Two Centuries";

Lohania Aruca, "The Crist...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540244
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$25.00
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in great condition, essentially new, still in the printer's shrink wrap. Published by the Wolfsonian, this issue was so popular that quickly went out of print (OOP). It is now available from them only in a photocopy version. Here is the color original, paperbound, and more than 260 pages long. Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

Aracy Amaral, "Stages in the Formation of Brazil's Cultural Profile";

Ped...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #540242
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$25.00
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in good condition. Published by the Wolfsonian, with color illustrations, paperbound, and more than 156 pages long. Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

Oskar Bätschmann, "Ferdinand Hodler: Historical Painting";

Werner Jehle, "Karl Moser: Two Churches--Two Worlds--One Way of Thinking";

Hans A. Lüthy, "Advertising Switzerland: Giovanni Segantini's Panorama for the 1900 Paris World's Fair";
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540205
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$25.00
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in good condition. Published by the Wolfsonian, this issue was so popular that it quickly went out of print (OOP). It is now available from them only in a photocopy version. Here is the color original, paperbound, and more than 98 pages long. Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

Zelimir Koscevic, "Introduction";

Irina Subotic, "Zenit and Zenitism";

Peter Krecic, "Joze Plecnik and Art Deco";
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #540192
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$25.00
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in good condition. Published by the Wolfsonian, this issue was so popular that it quickly went out of print (OOP). It is now available from them only in a photocopy version. Here is the color original, paperbound, and more than 98 pages long. Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

David Brett, "The Eroticization of Domestic Space: A Mirror by C. R. Mackintosh";

Otto Charles Thieme, "The Art of Dress in t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540178
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$35.00
each
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in great condition, essentially new, still in the printer's shrink wrap. Published by the Wolfsonian, this issue was so popular that quickly went out of print (OOP). It is now available from them only in a photocopy version. Here is the color original, paperbound, and more than 272 pages long. Shipping is an additional $2.50. (Two copies available, but no further discount.)

Articles are the following:

Marilyn Martin, "Art Deco Architectur...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1970 item #533310
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$9.95
Title: NUPI: National Underground Press Illustrated
Date: December 26, 1969
Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: New York

Approximate size: 17" x 11.5" and 20 pages
Condition: Good.

Early tabloid, with an emphasis on pop culture. Articles here include "The Great Bra Revolution," "Would they have sent Tom Sawyer to jail for picking... Wild Grass!" "The Day Paul McCartney Died," "Jackie [Onassis]! My Love! Sweetie! First you Broke My Heart--And Now...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1980 item #533304
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$7.50
Title: Disco Beat
Subtitle: Greater Cleveland's Dance Music Publication
Date: July 20, 1979
Issue: Volume 1, Number 2
Place of publication: Cleveland, Ohio

Approximate size: 15" x 11.5" and 12 pages
Condition: Good. Some browning. Has been folded in half, but stored flat.

Articles: "Advantage: Disco," "Heading for L.A.: Local dance pair to compete in national contest," "New [radio] jock at 108: A [Len] Cannon in the morning can keep people awake," "Term...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1980 item #533303
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$7.50
Title: Disco Beat
Subtitle: Greater Cleveland's Dance Music Publication
Date: June 15, 1979
Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: Cleveland, Ohio

Approximate size: 15" x 11.5" and 12 pages
Condition: Good. Some browning. Has been folded in half, but stored flat. Small tear at bottom edge of front cover.

Articles: "Disco Takes Over," "The Raes Seek Popularity in America: A Little Lovin Helps Make This Act Work," "Disco Dust: Wanna dazzle 'em? T...