Category Archives: Rookwood Pottery

New Catalina, Van Briggle & Rookwood Acquisitions Make Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean 7.5" x 8" Satin Ivory Vase w/ Raised Tropical Leaves, Created for the 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate International Expo, $285.00 Rarely Available SOLD

Pictured here are some of the newly acquired treasures perfectly suitable as a Father’s Day gift for the discriminating Dad which we offer tomorrow, Sunday, June 20th at the Long Beach 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.

Van Briggle Pottery c.1946-48 4.75" x 2.25" Original Hand Thrown Bowl by Clem Hull in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $115.00 SOLD

We will be featuring Roseville, McCoy, Frankoma, Rookwood, Van Briggle, Catalina, Bauer, Sascha Brastoff, Red Wing and many more vintage and antique pottery companies. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rookwood Pottery c.1921 5.5" Petal Vase Pink fades to Green Mold #2282, $290.00 SOLD

Rookwood Pottery c. 1954 5.25" Rectangular Slab Vase w/ Daisies Mold #6434, $165.00 SOLD


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Billy Blue Eye: Recent Acquisitions

Billy Blue Eye is pleased to announce the acquisition of several vases and centerpieces from many of your favorite potteries, including Rookwood, Camark, Brush-McCoy, Frankoma, Roseville and Catalina.   All of these beautiful pieces will be on display this Sunday, May 15th at the Long Beach Antique Flea Market from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M., booth A853 (our regular location.)  Of course, we can’t guarantee availability so get there early or drop us an email and let us know what pieces have caught your fancy!

The Long Beach Antique Flea Market is located at the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot, just north of the Long Beach Airport on Lakewood Blvd. at Conant Street.  See you there!

From left: Rookwood, Camark, Frankoma, Roseville, Brush McCoy, Camark & Catalina.

From left: Rookwood, Camark, Roseville.

Roseville and Camark (r.)

From left front: Camark and Catalina. Back Brush-McCoy.

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Great Holiday Shopping at the Long Beach Flea Market this Sunday

Billy Blue Eye Pottery & Paintings offers a wide selection of gifts from Stocking Stuffers to Hostess Gifts to Exquisite Collectible Fine Art Pottery.  You can find us this  Sunday, December 20th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market.   It is located at the Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, Conant Street, just East of Lakewood Boulevard.  Find us in the green and white tent in booth A-853. The hours are from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM and admission is $5.00. For more information contact us at

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On the Second Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…

…two Rookwood Bookends.

c. 1948 Pair of 5.75" Rookwood Pottery Bookends $375.00

c. 1948 Pair of 5.75" Rookwood Bookends $375.00 SOLD

This pair of Wise Owl Bookends  will guard your precious collection of books  or grace your desk with their learned presence. Created  in 1948 by the Cincinnati, Ohio  Rookwood Pottery Company they are a wonderful example of the rich detail and respected craftsmanship used by Rookwood in the creation of their pottery treasures.

c. 1948 Rookwood Owl Bookends Mold # 2655 Side View SOLD

The pair, created from mold # 2655, stand 5.75″ high and are in very good condition. There are no cracks, chips, glaze flakes or previous repairs. There is some crazing that is to be expected from items this age.  They are referenced on page 228 of  A Price Guide to Rookwood edited by L-W Book Sales. The mold was originally created in 1935.  The 1999 suggested value was $500.00 to $550.00. We are offering this pair at a special Holiday price of $375.00. (Good until December 31, 2009.)

Bottom Markings: Rookwood Logo, XLVIII (Date 1948), 2655 (Mold Number) SOLD

Billy Blue Eye is offering free shipping (USPS Insured Priority Mail) on these items and we accept Visa and Master Card.  To order please contact us at We guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied or your money back.  Happy Holidays from Billy Blue Eye!

c. 1948 Rookwood Owl Bookends Rear View SOLD

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