Category Archives: Australian Pottery

Join Us at the Long Beach Antique Market Sunday, July 15th

Original Ceramic Work by John Kemety (Australian), c.1960’s 5″ x 7″ Hand thrown Vase/Bowl with engraved band, signed by artist, $159.00 SOLD

Our next event is the Long Beach Antique Market on Sunday, July 15th. The Long Beach show is a terrific way to spend a lazy, summer Sunday by taking a trip back in time.

Camark Pottery (Camden, Arkansas), c.1935-50 9″x 4″ Shell Finish Bowl with Tassel Handles-“Scratch-ware” made w/wire brush, $68.00

The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  We are in space #A853, we hope to see you there!

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Celebrate Dad at the Long Beach Antique Market

Diana Pottery of Sydney, Australia, c.1950’s 8″ x 7.5″ Art Deco Inspired Wall Pocket mold #W-2, $140.00 SOLD

On this Father’s Day 2012 Billy Blue Eye invites you to join us  at the Long Beach Antique Market.  Whether you are celebrating your birth Father, the Father figure in your life or the Fatherhood you share with your friends and loved ones the Antique Market will make for a fun trip down memory lane.

Diana Pottery of Sydney, Australia, c.1940’s 6.5″ Art Deco Pitcher, $119.00

The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  We are in space #A853 under our familiar green and white tent.

Bennets Adalaide Pottery, Australia, c.1930’s 11″ Canoe Vase with three flower frogs, $149.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye will have over 300 ceramic and stoneware items for sales from all of your favorite pottery manufacturers including Roseville, Weller, Van Briggle, McCoy, Beswick and a terrific selection of ceramic goods from Down Under – Australia. We hope to see you there.

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Del Mar Antique Show & Sale – Tomorrow Friday through Sunday

The Del Mar Antique Show and Sale held at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds begins tomorrow, Friday January 21st. Here at Billy Blue Eye we have spent the last few weeks searching the country for some interesting, unique and beautiful vintage and antique ceramic treasures to offer you our “treasured” Collectors. And I proudly say, we have selected a diverse collection that should have something for everyone including this mid-century vase pictured below.

Jaru Art Pottery – 14.5″ Black High Gloss Oval Vase with a Gilt Peep Hole, $135.00 SOLD

For information on the Del Mar event please read the post that follows this one. Detailed information including instructions on how to get a 50% off admission ticket is provided below. Our gallery of pottery will be  located in Booth 623. We look forward to seeing you there!

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In Addition to Long Beach Antique & Collectible Show, Billy Blue Eye Adds the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale to January Events.

With the promise of a sunny, warm California winter weekend in the forecast, it is with great pleasure that Billy Blue Eye will attend the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market this Sunday, January 16th.

In addition we have added to our January show schedule the three day Del Mar Antique Show & Sale held next weekend Friday, January 21st through Sunday, January 23rd. The Del Mar event is held indoors at the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds where we will not be at the mercy of  Mother Nature as we were with the pre-holiday events in November and December.

Monmouth Western Stoneware  c.1930-35 6.5″ Bud Vase w/ original label, $49.00 (Left) SOLD and Monmouth c.1927-35 9.5″ Cobalt Blue Double Frond Vase, $79.00 (Right) SOLD

Billy Blue Eye since its inception has proudly offered works by Monmouth Western Stoneware Company of Monmouth, Illinois as we were drawn to the rich saturation of their glaze colors.  Monmouth was formed in 1894 creating utilitarian items such as butter churns, bowls, crocks and jugs. In the early 1900’s the company created an art pottery line and its work was often mistaken as product from the Red Wing Union Stoneware Company (Red Wing, Minnesota) that competed with Monmouth at that time.

In 1905, Monmouth was sold and in 1906 it was merged with six other stoneware companies to create The Monmouth Western Stoneware Company.  A more detailed history of Monmouth can be found at Oldstoneware.com.  The link for the Monmouth history is provided here.

In conjunction with its strong color story what originally attracted us to Monmouth was its very unusual brushed ware works created in the early 1900’s and used to perfection in it’s Dull Finish line that was documented in a 1927 catalog.  Jardinieres, vases and bulb forcing bowls from three series “Fern”, “Lotus” and “Egyptian” are favorites not only with us but with collectors worldwide. Examples from these series will be available at the Long Beach and Del Mar shows this month.

Monmouth Western Stoneware Company c.1925-30 Blue 10" Dull Finish Lotus Vases, $140.00 each (Background - Both vases SOLD) and Monmouth c.1926-30 Blue 7" x 2" Dull Finish "Fern" Japanese Bird & Mountain Bowl, $90.00 (Foreground)

The Long Beach, California  Antique & Collectible Market held this  Sunday, January 16th is open from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot.  Look for our green and white tent in our usual  booth, # A-853. For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. A discount admission coupon is available at their website.

Monmouth Western Stoneware c.1930's 8" Double Handled Scalloped Rim Vase w/ original label, $62.00 SOLD

We are proud to be joining in its’ 51st year, The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale held at the O’Brien Pavilion at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds on  January 21 – 23, 2011. The show hours are Friday & Saturday from 11AM until 7PM and   Sunday beginning at 11AM until 5PM. A single admission purchase ($8 for adults) is good for the entire run of the show! Get a discount pass here.

Billy Blue Eye will be located in Booth 623 and in addition to Monmouth we will have treasures from all of your favorite pottery companies including Red Wing, Roseville, Van Briggle, McCoy, Weller, Catalina, Gladding McBean, Haeger, Stangl, Sascha Brastoff, Rookwood,  Beswick of England, and a selection of Australian, Canadian and German pottery companies. We have many new acquisitions to tempt the most discerning collectors.

For more information on the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale contact us directly or visit their website by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you soon at these events.

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“Down Under” Ceramics Make Debut at Long Beach Flea Market Today

Diana Pottery of Sydney c.1940’s 6.5″ Art Deco Pitcher, $110.00

Over thirty-five Vintage and antique vases, bowls, plates and other ceramic items from Australia are being offered by Billy Blue Eye Pottery for the first time today at the Long Beach Antique and Collectible Market.  The collection, which has taken over twelve months to amass, is a very good representation of what the Australian Ceramic community has offered in the last eighty years.

Modern Ceramic Pottery of Sydney c.1946-57 9.5″ x 4.5″ Art Deco Wall Pocket, $150.00, SOLD

There are examples from fifteen Pottery Companies including Diana Pottery, Pates Pottery and Trent Artware all of Sydney; the renown John Campbell & Sons Pottery, McHugh Brothers Pottery and Port Arthur Pottery of Tasmania and Bennetts Pottery of Adelaide, South Australia. Included in this collection are a number of vases that display the beautiful color mixing and drip glaze techniques first introduced by John Campbell in the early part of the 20th Century. The depth of color obtained can only be truly enjoyed in person as the play with light on the surface of the item also changes its’ visual perception.

Mashman Regal Artware, c.1932-36 3.25″ Vase #174 Intricate Glaze Pattern & Art Deco Lines – Sydney, $95.00

Bennetts Adelaide, c.1930’s 6.5″ Wall Pocket or Standing Fan Vase, $119.00

The items vases pictured here  will be available today, Sunday August 15th, at the Long Beach, California  Antique & Collectible Market.  Held from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot, visit our green and white tent,  booth A-853.

For more information or to purchase any of these great vases, contact us directly at billyblueeye@cox.net. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free .

For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you there!

John Elischer (Sculptor 1891-1966), c.1958-62 12″ Majolica Platter, $199.00

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