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Begin a Happy 2014 with a Pair of Rum Rill Ewers – Free Shipping!

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of  10.25" Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves in Pompeian Glaze, Mold #448, List Price $225.00, Holiday Price $200.00 for the Pair

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25″ Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves in Pompeian Glaze, Mold #448, List Price $225.00 for the Pair

In 2013 we saw a renewed interest in one of the lesser known but widely collected and prized American pottery companies.  Red Wing Pottery (1878-1967) made  Red Wing, Minnesota, a city better known for shoes, its home and began an art pottery line in 1929.  Under the direction of George Rumrill, Red Wing produced a series of Rumrill releases from 1932 until 1937.

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37,  Pair of 10.25" Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, Back side and View of Handles

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25″ Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, Back side and View of Handles

This beautiful pair of classic Roman pitchers are footed and embossed with acanthus leaves, a favorite decoration used by Rum Rill and others in the 1930s and ’40s. The pair is finished in the Pompeian glaze an ivory-colored base that has been wiped with a brown over-glaze that helps to highlight the pattern. Both of the ewers are faintly bottom marked “Red Wing 448” and are in exceptional condition.  

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25" Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, Special Holiday Price $200.00 for the Pair

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25″ Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, $225.00 for the Pair with Free Shipping

We guarantee that these terrific ceramic works will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving payment and will arrive well packaged,  double boxed and insured against loss and damage.  California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal all processed in a safe and professional manner.  To order call our Direct “Holiday Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

If you have any questions or to order online you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net. Be sure to visit us often for more terrific works from all of your favorite pottery companies.  May you enjoy a happy, healthy 2014 filled with the love of friends and family. We appreciate your business and interest!

January 25, 2014

Please Note:  The Special Holiday Pricing has expired. Please contact us directly if interested in this terrific pair of ewers. We will be happy to offer free shipping.

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White as Snow 1940’s Red Wing Vases

1940s Red WIng Vase with Tulips #861

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940’s, 7″ Footed Double Handled Vase with Embossed Tulips, Mold #861, List Price $79.00, SOLD!

Red Wing Pottery (1878-1967) of Red Wing, Minnesota began art pottery production in the 1920s.  Red Wing’s designers created items that were always evolving with the fashion of the day. This 1940s footed vase has unusual handles as one is longer than the other.  Both sides of the vase have been embossed with a bouquet of tulips.  The interior of the vase has some  minor hard water stains but overall this vase is in very good condition.  The 7″ vase has been bottom incised “Red Wing 861.”  We are offering it until December 25th at a Super Special Price of $59.00 a 25% savings from the Book Value.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940's, 7" Footed Double Handled Vase with Embossed Tulips, Mold # 861

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940’s, 7″ Footed Double Handled Vase with Embossed Tulips, Mold # 861 SOLD!

Our second “white as snow” vase also comes from Red Wing Pottery and it also has unusual handles.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940's, 7" Leaf Embossed Vase Semi-matte White Exterior & Green Interior, Mold #1174. List Price $89.00, Super Special Price $65.00

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940’s, 7″ Leaf Embossed Vase Semi-matte White Exterior & Green Interior, Mold #1174. List Price $89.00

This 7″ footed vase has been embossed with two branches and leaves. Ceramic designers became obsessed with handle design in the late 1930s and early 1940s and this vase has a pair of very unusual handles.  The bottom  has been incised “1174 Red Wing USA.” and the vase is in superb condition.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940s, 7" Vase with Embossed Leaves, High Gloss Green Interior

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940s, 7″ Leaf Embossed Vase, Mold #1174, High Gloss Green Interior

All of our remaining daily specials will be available until Christmas Day. We guarantee that the item will be in very good to superior condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving payment.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

    Red Wing Pottery, c.1940s, 7" Leaf Embossed Vase, Mold #1174, Handle Detail

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940s, 7″ Leaf Embossed Vase, Mold #1174, Handle Detail

If you have any questions or to order online you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.

January 25, 2014

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1940’s Royal Haeger Ballerina Vase

Royal Haeger, c.1940's, 8" Ballerina in Tutu with Art Deco Disc Vase - unmarked but in Reference Books, List Price $119.00, Super Special Price $ 75.00

Royal Haeger, c.1940’s, 8″ Ballerina in Tutu with Art Deco Disc Vase – unmarked but in Reference Books, List Price $119.00, Super Special Price $ 75.00  SOLD!

The perfect gift for your little Ballerina or for one that appreciates the Art of Dance from the Royal Haeger Pottery CompanyDavid Haeger opened a brick company providing building materials to reconstruct Chicago after the fire of 1871.  As time progressed and an appreciation for his fine craftsmanship grew he expanded his business into the art of ceramics.

Noteworthy designers have worked for Haeger, including Royal Hickman (1938). One of Haeger’s  art pottery divisions, Royal Haeger, carries his first name.  Royal was known for his ability to capture the spirit of the Art Deco movement into his designs. This 1940s figural work is most likely a Royal Hickman design although I have been unable to find credit given to him or any other designer.  It features a ballerina dressed in a tutu next to a disc-shaped vase. The vase not only draws from Art Deco design but a strong Edgar Degas influence should be noted as well. Although unmarked, it is well documented in Haeger reference books.  This example, offered in a soft sage green stands about 8″ tall and is in superb condition.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940's, 8" Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Side and Back View

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940’s, 8″ Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Side and Back View,  SOLD!

All of our remaining daily specials will be available until Christmas Day. We guarantee that the item will be in very good to superior condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving payment.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940's, Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Close-Up of Face Detail

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940’s, Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Close-Up of Face Detail, SOLD!

If you have any questions or to order online you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another terrific work from one or more of your favorite pottery companies.

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Roseville Donatello Vase is Today’s Super Special Collectible

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915-18, "Donatello" 8.25" Footed Vase w/ Flared Lip, List Price $225.00, Super Special Price $135.00

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915-18, “Donatello” 8.25″ Footed Vase w/ Flared Lip, List Price $225.00

Roseville Pottery (1890-1954) is considered one of America’s finest art pottery firms and is loved by ceramic collectors worldwide. The “Donatello” pattern was designed by Harry W. Rhead and was produced for a decade. It was Roseville’s first major success. The pattern consists of a cherub playing a lute in a snapshot scene separated by trees. This 8.25″ (h) footed vase has a slightly flared rim. The vase comes from a very crisp mold and production can be pin-pointed to before 1918 as this vase is bottom marked in a manner that wasn’t used after that year. The bottom has an embossed circle that reads “Donatello R P Co” as well as an ink stamped logo “Rv“. The vase is in very good condition with minimal crazing and a few production glaze skips and drips that were frequently seen during the early years of Roseville’s existence.  The vase from a certain angle looks to have a slight lean, mentioned only for accuracy as it does not in any way detract from the charm and beauty of this vase.  In fact, it sets it apart from other examples!

Roseville "Donatello" 8.25" Vase (Bottom Detail)

Roseville “Donatello” 8.25″ Vase (Bottom Detail)

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in superb condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Roseville "Donatello" 8.25" Vase (Close up of Detail)

Roseville “Donatello” 8.25″ Vase (Close up of Detail)

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January 25, 2014

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Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase and Red Wing Double Candleholders

Abingdon Potteryc.1940's, 7.5

Abingdon Pottery c.1940’s, 7.5″ Oval Shell Vase in Sea-Foam Green, Mold #507, List Price $89.00,  SOLD!

Today’s Super Special vase comes from Abingdon Potteries, Inc. of Abingdon, Illinois which began manufacturing bathroom fixtures in 1908. By 1934 it had begun making a line of molded commercial art wares, dinnerware & cookie jars. That continued until 1950 when it returned to making sanitary wares only & stopped producing other lines. The “Shell” line was issued throughout the 1940’s. This oval Seashell vase (mold #507) has a high gloss sea-foam green glaze and is bottom marked with the Abingdon stamp. This vase has fine detailed workmanship.

Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase, Side View

Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase, Side View, Sold!

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in superb condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940's Double Candleholders 5.5

Red Wing Pottery, c.1940’s Double Candleholders 5.5″ x 3.75″ x 2.5″, Light Blue semi-gloss Glaze, Item #397, List Price $99.00, Super Special Price $69.00
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Red Wing Pottery (1878-1967) of Red Wing, Minnesota began art pottery production in the 1920’s. Red Wing’s designers created items that were always evolving with the fashion of the day. Offered here is a pair of 1940s candleholders that together will hold four candles. The design offers a blending of floral stems rising from a leaf embossed base to the candle cups. They are finished in a soft pale blue semi gloss glaze finish. The glaze application is slightly uneven which is a 1940s production norm that does not detract from the beauty of the pair. They are both bottom incised (one extremely faint)”Red Wing 397.” (The mold number)

We sincerely hope that these two terrific ceramic items would make a wonderful gift for that special someone or maybe just an addition to your home and holiday table.  If you have any questions you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.

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Weller “Roba” 13 inch Gladiola Vase is Today’s Holiday Special

Weller Pottery, c.1934-39 "Roba" 13" Floral Vase (Gladiola) w/ Ribbon Handles, Item # R-20, List Price $385.00 Today's Special Price $250.00

Weller Pottery, c.1934-39 “Roba” 13″ Floral Vase (Gladiola) w/ Ribbon Handles, Item # R-20, Book Price $385.00 SOLD!

Today’s Special Holiday offering is this embossed floral vase from the 1934-’39 line “Roba” by Weller Pottery.  Yellow gladiola against a textured white background that fades into a green base. The vase has a slightly flared lip and ribbon handles. The size and extraordinary condition of this vase is impressive. Bottom incised “Weller Pottery Since 1872” in script with the mold number “R – 20.”

Weller, c.1934-39, "Roba" Gladiola Vase - Close-up of Detail

Weller, c.1934-39, “Roba” Gladiola Vase – Close-up of Detail SOLD!

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in superb condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $20.00 in California and $25.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

If you have any questions you may also e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net. We look forward to hearing from one very lucky collector.  This is a terrific Weller vase!

January 25, 2014

Please Note:  The Special Holiday Pricing has expired. If interested in this terrific vase, please contact us.

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Apple Blossom Roseville Bud Vase & Rum Rill Tulip Vase are Today’s Daily Super Specials

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948 "Apple Blossom" Bud Vase, Mold #, 381- 6, List Price $205.00, Daily Special Price $130.00

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948 “Apple Blossom” Bud Vase, Mold #381- 6, List Price $205.00

Our first Super Special for Monday, December 9th  is from one of Billy Blue Eye’s  favorite American pottery companies – Roseville.

Roseville Pottery (1890-1954) is considered to have been one of America’s finest Art Pottery firms and certainly one of its most loved by ceramic collectors world wide. The “Apple Blossom” pattern was first introduced in 1948 and quickly became one of the most popular lines of its time. Collectors were attracted to the hand-painted twig handles, a design feature that is still admired today. This 6.25″ bud vase comes from a crisp mold and is precisely painted. Finished in a Terra-cotta colored glaze the vase is moderately crazed, typical for this pattern, and is bottom incised “Roseville U.S.A. 381-6.”

Roseville Pottery, c.1948 "Apple Blossom" 6.25" Bud Vase

Roseville Pottery, c.1948 “Apple Blossom” 6.25″ Bud Vase (Reverse View)

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in very good condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

RumRill Blue Stipple Tulip Vase  c.1938-42

Rum Rill Pottery, c.1938-41, 9″ Footed Tulip Vase in Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze, List Price $95.00

George Rumrill was commissioned by Red Wing Pottery of Red Wing, Minnesota to produce a series of Rumrill releases under the Red Wing name from 1932 until 1937. At the end of his tenure with Red Wing he returned to Zanesville, Ohio and led Rumrill Pottery into a productive and creative period known as the Ohio Years. During this time a distinctive Rumrill line was successfully introduced that allowed Rumrill to become a respected producer of utilitarian ceramics and Art Pottery.

This 9″ tulip inspired vase is a product of the Ohio Years (1938-1942) and is finished in the Dutch Blue Stipple glaze, one of Rumrill’s most distinctive finishes.  Rising from its base the vase unfurls in a scalloped rim. It is in excellent overall condition but does have production pin hole glaze pops which are frequently found in Rumrill ceramics produced during this period. The vase is faintly bottom incised “Rumrill H-11.” (The product number)

January 25, 2014

Please Note:  The Special Holiday Pricing has expired. If interested in one or both of these vases, please contact us.

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