Category Archives: Red Wing Pottery

Virtual Flea Market Offers Selections from Red Wing & Rum Rill Potteries

Selections from Red Wing Pottery of Red Wing, Minnesota and Rum Rill Pottery Created for Red Wing in the 1930’s

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1930’s 5.25″ Double Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Wide Mouth Vase, Mold #638, $89.00 SOLD

Do you like what you see? Billy Blue Eye has a selection of 12 vases created by Rum Rill in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s in the beautiful Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze. Want to see more of what we have to offer? E-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1932-38 7.5″ Semi-Matte Glazed Art Pottery “Greek Style” Vase, Mold #631, $68.00 SOLD

Be sure to read our previous posts on this website for additional items offered by Billy Blue Eye.

Red Wing Union Stoneware Art Pottery, c.1929-32 9″ Egyptian Double Handled Vase in Dark Green & White, Mold #159, $110.00 SOLD

Call Now 949-842-8732 to place your order.

More selections to come.

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Selling the “Blues” at the Long Beach Antique Market

During those lazy summer afternoons in suburban Chicago during the 1960’s when our gang of friends had settled under the Dutch Elm Tree in our front yard we’d frequently play  a question and answer game that eventually when we grew into our early teens became “truth or dare”. But in those earlier times when really knowing your best friend meant the world to you, the questions were fairly tame by today’s standards. The object of the game was to see who knew who best and by winning you could claim the title of “Best Friends” until the next round of the game was played in a few days or sometimes in a week or two.

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1925-1937 8.75″ Double Loop Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Glazed Fan Vase, mold #692, $130.00  SOLD

One of the questions that was frequently asked was, “What is my favorite color?”  As any one of the players that had visited my bedroom could tell you, the answer was blue;  blue walls, blue bedspread, blue curtains, blue throw rug and yes, even blue pajamas.

It should come as no surprise to you, my dear readers, that if you were to ask me today, “What is your favorite color?”, the answer would be….wait for it…can you guess….why yes, it is blue.  And again it should come as no shock to you then that in my personal collection of pottery that color is very well represented indeed.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60 9″ Twisted Handle 2.5″ Deep Bowl in Classic Ming Turquoise Glaze, $150.00 SOLD

Blue colored glazes are my personal favorite and when you visit Billy Blue Eye this Sunday, February 19th at the Long Beach Antique Market you will find a fine collection of blue ceramics available from many favorite pottery companies including Van Briggle,  Royal Haeger, Monmouth Western and of course Red Wing which under the Rum Rill pottery name offered many fine vases in the Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze some of which are pictured here.

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c. 1925-37 6″ Double Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Glazed Vase, mold # 518, $70.00 SOLD

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 located in space #A 853 and we will have on display over 200 ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies. Look for our green and white tent; and never fear I also carry great items in red, and in yellow, and in white and in black  and in…

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas – Order by Thursday 12/22 for Christmas Delivery

We all have done it, in fact I am guilty of doing it this year. And what is this horrible disaster in-the-making event? Well it’s waiting until the last few days before Christmas (or until the second day of Chanukah)  to begin your Holiday gift shopping.

Never fear, Billy Blue Eye is here! We have plenty of great gift ideas for all budgets and will get your selections gift boxed and shipped in time to arrive before Christmas if you order before noon on Thursday, December 22nd.

Weller Pottery, c.1920’s “White and Decorated Hudson” 8.5″ Hand-painted Cylindrical Vase, $295.00 SOLD!

If you do not see what you are looking for on our website, e-mail or call us and we can send you photos of items that are available but are not pictured online.

You can place an order by calling us direct at 949-496-1889 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time, and we accept Master Card, Visa or Pay Pal. We will ship all orders over $200.00  for free using USPS  Insured Priority Mail and offer a full refund (less return shipping charges) if you are not 100% completely satisfied.

So what are you waiting for? As of this moment you have three days and eleven and one-half hours until Santa’s sled takes flight. Give us a call and let Billy Blue Eye find that special gift for that special someone.

Rum Rill Pottery (Red Wing) c. 1930’s 7.75″ Jug Candle Holder/ Sconce, front view, $100.00 Rare find! SOLD

Rum Rill Pottery (Red Wing) c. 1930’s 7.75″ Jug Candle Holder/ Sconce, rear view, $100.00 Rare find! SOLD

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Great Holiday Gifts at the Long Beach Antique Market Sunday, December 18th

We invite you to join us in a year-end celebration and sale at the Long Beach Antique Market this Sunday, December 18th.  All of us at Billy Blue Eye are most thankful to our faithful clients, collectors and friends that have helped to make this a terrific year.

Rum Rill (Red Wing) Pottery, c.1930’s 7″ Dutch Blue Stippled Vase, Mold #630, $115.00 SOLD

We began 2011 by setting up a  booth for the first time at the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale held on the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds. The three day event introduced us to our neighbors to the south in San Diego County and we are hopeful to include another visit  in our 2012 show schedule.

We also enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the spring and fall Whittier Street Fairs where we found that the love of antiques runs strong in that historic city. We set up shop at the Rose Bowl in July for the first time and were amazed at the sheer size of it all; so much to see, so many people to meet and yes so little time to shop.

“Hawaiian Hut” An Original Watercolor by James Coleman, c. 1980’s, $2,899.00

We became a “regular” vendor at the “best little Flea Market in Orange County” held in Tustin on the fourth Sunday of the month where we reconnected with some of our OC clients and of course we faithfully pitched the familiar green and white tent at the Long Beach Antique Market the third Sunday of every month.

“Hawaiian Hut” Original Watercolor by James Colemen – Close-Up View

The Long Beach show held at Veteran’s Stadium just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  Each month we look forward to this event as it is our “favorite” show not only for the quality and quantity of great antiques and collectibles but more importantly because of the terrific people we have met and we look forward to see each time that we are there.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1934-40 by Mr. Symcox in 1934 6.25″ Drip Glaze Bud Vase, # 193, $80.00 SOLD

So please join us at this last Long Beach show of 2011 as we celebrate the Holiday Season by bringing out our very best original artwork, ceramic and stoneware items many from our personal collections and available for a limited time only. You will find beautiful, unique gifts for that special someone at all price points. Maybe you’ll even be tempted to treat yourself to that Van Briggle vase you’ve been dreaming about. We offer a liberal exchange policy so just in case Aunt Lisa doesn’t share the same enthusiasm you have for mid-century design she’ll be able to select another ceramic turtle to add to her brood.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s 10.5″ Hand painted “Accordion Man” by Belle Kogan, # B1417, $150.00 SOLD

We wish to take this opportunity to offer a sincere, heartfelt thank you to you our readers, collectors and friends for trusting us and for shopping with us when one has so many options be it virtual or brick and mortar storefronts. We wish each of you a Happy Chanukah, the Merriest of Christmases and a New Year filled with the happiness of a life filled with love, kindness and peace.

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Special Holiday Flea Market in Tustin – Sunday, December 4th

A special Holiday Flea Market will be held on Sunday, December 4th in Olde Towne Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission. Be sure to stop by and see why the Orange Coast magazine named it in their “101 Favorite Things – the Best of 2011” issue.

Orange Coast Magazine, July 2011, "Best of 2011" Issue, page 89

Billy Blue Eye will be offering selections from all of your favorite pottery companies including Rookwood, Roseville, McCoy, Weller, Van Briggle, Red Wing, Beswick and many more.  We offer a wonderful selection of gift items and even have a liberal exchange for credit  plan just in case that gift purchase is not quite right. We hope to see you there!

Brush McCoy Pottery, c. late 1940's - 1950, 8.25" Blended Glaze Footed Vase, Mold # 595, $ 68.00 SOLD

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Olde Towne Tustin Flea Market – November 27th

We wish to thank the loyal customers of Billy Blue Eye who braved the rain, cold and wind in Long Beach last Sunday, November 20th.  A special thank you to Heather & Bryan, Ron, Lori, Scott, Marty & Al, Bill and Darren for their kind business and support. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we are thankful for  all of those that we are able to serve.

Roseville Pottery, c.1948, “Apple Blossom”, 9″ Window Box, Mold # 368-8, $295.00 SOLD

On this busy holiday shopping weekend we hope you can join us this Sunday, November 27th at the Tustin Flea Market in Olde Towne Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 60 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Roseville Pottery, c.1946, “Zephyr Lily”, 9″ Window Box, Mold # 1398-8, $275.00 SOLD

We will be offering many newly acquired items from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Van Briggle, Red Wing, McCoy, Weller, Rookwood, Gladding McBean Catalina,  and many more. Be sure to stop by and let us assist you in finding that perfect gift for all of your holiday shopping needs. We hope to see you there!

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Mid-Century Design: Has the Revival Run it’s Course?

“I’m looking for a mid-century _______________ (lamp, vase, bowl, chair, table, wall hanging, sculpture…) You can fill in the blank with your item of choice as this statement continues to be heard from customers on a regular basis.

Is it that the styling of the 1950’s and 1960’s was so magnificent that no other artistic and creative expression will do? Or is it perhaps a longing for  a time that seemed so much easier, less complex, with a very sophisticated yet funky vibe? Perhaps it is a combination of both but I sense that with the current unease in all aspects of life in the early 21st Century the revival of all things Mid-Century does bring us some sense of the familiar, (well familiar to us Baby Boomers!) and a reassurance that we are and will be okay.

Red Wing Pottery c.1953-58 11.5" Mid-Century "Starburst" Vase by Charles Murphy, $105.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye believes that the interest in Mid-Century design will be with us for a number of years to come and we strive to offer fine examples of ceramics from that era. Many of these vases, candle holders, plates and objets d’arts will be on display and available  for purchase this Sunday, October 16th at the Long Beach Flea Market.

Royal Haeger Pottery c.1949 8.5" Green & Brown Agate Double Leaf Fan Vase with Original Label by Royal Hickman, Mold # R301, $68.00

The  Long  Beach Antique Market is held in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot located just off North Lakewood Boulevard and East Conant Street from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A 853 under the green and white tent.  Click here for a 10% off Admission Coupon. We hope to see you there.

Sascha Brastoff - c.1953-62, 5.5" x 7" "Abstract" Series Crescent Shaped Vase, Stamped w/Rooster Logo, Mold #F21, $85.00

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The Best Little Flea Market in Orange County!

“Orange Coast  Magazine” calls it the best little Flea Market in Orange County and Billy Blue Eye will be offering  some beautiful pottery, stoneware and ceramic items this Sunday, September 25th at the Tustin Flea Market in Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Roseville Pottery, c.1938, 4.5" Double Handled Low Vase/ Bowl, Mold # 346-4, $270.00 SOLD

We will be offering many newly acquired items from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Van Briggle, Red Wing, McCoy, Weller, Rookwood, Gladding McBean Catalina, Marc Bellaire and many more. Be sure to stop by and see why this event truly is a “best of Orange County!”

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Come Shop With Us at the Tustin Flea Market – Sunday, July 24th

Billy Blue Eye will be offering  some beautiful newly acquired  items that will be offered for the first time this Sunday, July 24th at the Tustin Flea Market in Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1935-45 8.25" Pair of Art Deco Candle Holders, $120.00 SOLD

This Sunday we will be featuring ceramics and stoneware from Rookwood, Roseville, Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Coors, Red Wing, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff and Zanesville Potteries. We hope to see you there!

Red Wing Pottery, c. Late 1950's 10" x 9" Baby Grand Piano Planter with top designed by Charles Murphy, $195.00 SOLD

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Celebrate Dad & Shop for Treasures at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market

Our family celebrated Father’s Day in a wide variety of ways and oftentimes to an outsider some of our celebrations were non-traditional and well, sort of kookie. Unlike Mother’s Day where the celebration usually centered around Mom not having to cook on a Sunday for a change, Dad’s special June Sunday was usually spent with one of his favorite pastimes at the center of the day’s activity.

Steinborn & Gruen of Venice, CA c. 1970-80's 11.5" Handmade Studio Vase "Bella", $90.00 SOLD

Now it would have been great for this little article had my Dad collected art pottery, but he didn’t. So no I did not go hunting for Roseville and McCoy vases with Dad. But we did hunt for a special fishing lure once that was supposed to help one snag the biggest Northern Pike you could imagine.

Brush McCoy c.1930-40's 7.25" Art Deco Footed Yellow Vase, $70.00

There was also the Father’s Day that Dad packed us all in the Chevy wagon, including Mom who was seven months pregnant with my youngest Brother Matthew, and took us to a day of Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Arlington Park Race Track. Now to most that would not sound so unusual except for the fact that there had been tornado warnings all day and after the first race the sky turned a threatening greenish black. Within minutes the sirens began blaring and over the load speaker came the command to take cover inside the grandstand.

Brush McCoy c.1930-40's 7.25" Art Deco Geometric Yellow Vase Mold #704 USA, $70.00

We all followed the order and took shelter on the ground level of the building. There with a few hundred other gamblers we huddled in the center far away from any windows or doorways. The lights flickered and then the rain came pouring down as loud as I had ever heard it rain. The lights went out and the air conditioning stop blowing while the winds outside roared an ominous and mournful song. And it rained and rained and rained.

The storm lasted a good twenty minutes and eventually the lights came back on and the clamor of the storm abated. The management announced that the racing day was cancelled and informed all that the rain had flooded the parking lot. It took some time for us to reach the doorway and when we did we were greeted by a gentle lapping of water around our ankles as if we gone wading into a lake.

Red WIng Pottery, c.1935-45 10.75" Art Deco Machine Age Yellow with Grey Interior Vase (original label) Mold #405, #125.00 SOLD

The ground floor of the Grandstand was built at an elevation of about 10 feet higher than the parking lot. Once we got outside we saw ahead of us people walking in water waist deep and in the case of the young neck high. My Father placed my brother Mark of his shoulders and my Mom, two sisters and myself slowly followed him as we got wetter and wetter and the water rose higher and higher until all of us were treading in three to four feet of newly fallen rain.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950's 8" Long Neck Yellow with Grey Interior Vase by Belle Kogan, Mold #B 1426, $75.00

We eventually made our way to the Chevy and luckily for us we had parked in an area where the water had been able to drain away, although it was still bumper high. It was then that we noticed that my Mother who had been wearing a lovely crepe dress was now wearing a lovely crepe top with her slip covering her lower body.  The dress had shrunk at least a eighteen inches  and it’s hem now adorned her baby bump as if it were a bonnet. We all roared in laughter and secretly thanked God as we all realized that we had gotten through a very bad storm with only a damaged dress.

Now you might ask why I tell this story today. It comes to mind for two reasons, one the obvious, it was a Father’s Day memory that has stayed with me all these forty-five years later. And it serves to help me make my point that the important thing about Father’s Day is that whatever you do, you should try to create a day that will remain a memory. And for those of you lucky ones  whose Dad collects Weller or Hull or Catalina Pottery a way to make Dad’s day memorable is to shop for a new treasure for him at The Long Beach Flea Market.

Cowan Pottery, c.1926-28 7.25" Art Deco Seahorse Fan Vase in Daffodil Glaze #715-A, $125.00 SOLD

The second reason I tell this tale will help to bring some cohesion to the vases I have presented throughout my writing. You see the winner of the first race that stormy day was a horse named “Mellow Yellow” and as I look at the newly acquired vases that are available for sale I feel a sense of calm, the calm that the color yellow has always brought to me.

Cowan Pottery, c.1926-28 3.5" Art Deco Seahorse Toothpick Holder in Daffodil Glaze #726, $55.00 SOLD

To see these terrific vases and many more beautiful items from all of your Dad’s favorite Pottery companies join us tomorrow, June 19th at the the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market in Long Beach, California. The  Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market is located in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are located in space # A 853. Click here for 10% off Admission Discount Coupon.

Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s and here’s to making your Father’s Day a day to remember just as “Mellow Yellow” made one that I spent with my Dad.

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