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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Fantasy : Comic Books : Pre 1980 item #532476
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$7.50
This vintage comic book is the standard size of about 10-1/8" x 6-5/8". As shown on the cover, this is the FIRST issue of DEVIL DINOSAUR, "Also featuring Moon Boy, the First Human!" Artist Jack Kirby.

Average condition. Front lower right cover was bent. There are some minor nicks along the bottom edges of some pages, and browning inside.

I love the retro advertisement for such things as The Super Sea Monkeys, which inspired a peculiar episode of South Park; the Hardy Boys and N...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #464331
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$995.00
This rare and delicate boudoir lamp was made in limited quantities by Cowan Pottery in the mid-1920s. The 6.25" t. figure was altered specifically for use in lamps, so that now the base is round and has NO holes for flower arranging. (This nude dancing figurine was originally a flower frog.) The shade is marked Steuben. Except for a small sliver chip where the shade is covered by metal, there are no nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs. Rewired and ready to use! (You'll have trouble finding anothe...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1920 item #451989
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$25.00
set
Here is a group of 30 pages from LIFE Magazine (1916), each featuring a black and white illustration by the listed artist F. Foster Lincoln. Lincoln’s work is social satire of the highest form, each being a realistic genre-style painting that captures the foibles of the upper class during the era of the first Roadsters, the Late Edwardian Age, the precursors to Fitzgerald’s Gatsby flappers, and the declining nouveau riche descendants of the Gilded Age of the 1890s.

Taken from a (for...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #451983
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$125.00
This beautiful and rare vase is a 3.5” t. x 3.75” miniature. Wheel thrown, with a geometric pattern of triangles cut out (or perhaps some hand-applied onto the surface) to resemble an intricate and decorative textile. Some glaze may be inlaid as if in the manner of an enamel. Glossy aquamarine, turquoise blue-green, with a white interior. Absolutely fascinating conversation piece, date unknown.

Hand-incised marks include FAENZA / [shield logo] / D.H. / ISTITUTO D’ARTE. There was a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #446772
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$45.00
This Weller piece is a Sydonia shape, a soap or nut/candy dish measuring 7.75" x 4-3/8" x 2" t. Made in the 1930s, this example has a speckled glossy gunmetal black or bronze glaze, with a small unglazed section on the rim, but no nicks, chips, hairlines or repairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #446748
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$95.00
This Mayer China Co. (Beaver Falls, PA) piece is a 7.25" vase, with medium-relief art deco berries and leaves, probably made in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Some shapes of this firm were designed by Valerie (Vally) Wieselthier, and this example certainly has a Viennese look. Glazed in glossy white. Like many other dinnerware concerns, in the 1930s Mayer added art pottery to their usual product lines in an effort to support sales during those difficult years.

No nicks, chips, hairlines...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #446251
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$375.00
This monumental Iroquois China "Super Bowl" (unmarked) was designed by Michael Lax in 1968 for part of his "Primaries" dinnerware line. Originally offered as a salad bowl, the sphere-shaped pottery shape could also be used as a jardiniere or other serving piece. Glazed in glossy white and measuring 11.25" diameter, it is intended to sit on the original wooden base. (One thumbtack is missing... the base assists you in rolling it around to the position you like.) The overall height can be made...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #400332
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$1,500.00
This rare Roseville Pottery Futura "Four Ball Vase" is shape 393-12" in this celebrated and internationally famous 1928-1929 line. The glaze on this example is exceptionally nice, with mottling in shades of pumpkin, caramel and cocoa all over, and a frothy cream-colored glaze outlining the sphere- and square-shaped vessel.

Like most (if not all) examples of this shape, there was a tight hairline at one of the top corners, which has been professional restored so exceptionally well that n...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #383065
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$20.00
This rare 9-7/8" plate was designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. The shape is Diana, introduced in 1934. This striking art deco pattern is called Betsy Ross, consisting of small stylized red flowers on a white background. Faint backstamp.

In VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST AND 20TH CENTURY DESIGN (the catalog for Viktor's 2000 retrospective exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art), Henry Adams observes that Diana (and the shape Americana, also from 1934) "intr...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #381777
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$65.00
teapot only
This 6" t. teapot is decorated with the well-known "Christmas Eve" motifs designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. Made by Sadler (England) under contract from Salem China, for whom Viktor originally worked as a freelance designer. Age not known, although the original motifs were introduced in the 1950s. (This shape may be ca. 1980 or thereabout.)

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. NOTE: The open sugar bowl and creamer have been SOLD!!!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #373857
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$175.00
set
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....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #352723
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$65.00
This beautiful art glass vase is signed Orrefors and is made of lead crystal. Beautiful star shape catches the light. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. About 4" t.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #331882
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
$350.00
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 : 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...