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Tustin Flea Market – June 26th Features Newly Acquired Weller, McCoy, Roseville and Van Briggle Vases

Brush-McCoy Pottery, c.1920-30's 5.75" Blended Greens & Blues Onyx Vase. Mold #749, $90.00 SOLD

Every once in awhile we stumble across some truly beautiful and unique items, usually from an unexpected source which helps to make the find even more special.  A recent shopping expedition produced a number of terrific items that will be offered for the first time this Sunday, June 26th at the Tustin Flea Market in Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market.

Van Briggle Pottery, c. Late 1980's 8.5" Southwestern Motif Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze by Finisher CB (Clare Beyers), $195.00 SOLD

One special find were two Weller Loru vases from the late 1930’s. When we first noticed them we were struck by how similar the glaze color was to the Mulberry Glaze being employed by Van Briggle during the same time period. I am sure it was one of those “secret glazes” that mysteriously made an appearance at a rival pottery company. Ah the espionage of the mid 1930’s pottery business!

Weller Pottery, "Loru" c.1933-39 8" Footed Vase with Raised Leaves and a Flared Rim in Mulberry Glaze, $105.00 SOLD

Weller Pottery, "Loru" c.1933-39 5" Footed Planter - Vase with Flared Rim in Mulberry Glaze, $70.00 SOLD

So if you’d like to stop by and let us tempt you with our newly acquired treasures we can be found tomorrow, Sunday, June 26th at the Tustin Flea Market, 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Space #45. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, "Donatello" c. 1915, 10 inch Low Bowl, mold # 54-10, $ 225.00

Haeger Pottery designed by Sascha Brastoff, c.1948-1953 7.75" inches x 5.25 inches Trinket Box, $ 70.00 SOLD

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Terrific Offering of Art Deco Inspired Roseville Pattern “Teasel”

Roseville Pottery, circa 1938 "Teasel" Six Piece Collection, $1500.00 (Also Available Individually)

Billy Blue Eye Pottery is pleased to offer a six piece collection of Roseville Pottery’s 1938 “Teasel” pattern.  The set consisting of a low jardiniere, a low vase and four six to nine inch vases are terrific examples of Roseville’s Art Deco inspired pattern. The elegant line of a single stem from the teasel plant artfully placed as if touched by the wind is a reminder of the beauty found in the understated decoration presented in this Roseville offering.  In “Teasel” Roseville shows us its versatility in depiction of flower and nature; a dramatic departure from other 1930’s floral patterns such as “Poppy”, “Sunflower” and “Fuchsia”.

A close-up view of the wildflower "Common Teasel". (Dipsacus fullonum) Photo by Brian Johnston (Canada)

The set is being offered at $1,500.00 for all six pieces.  Although we prefer to keep this collection intact, the pieces may be purchased individually. (Priced from $200.00 to $340.00 each)

This very special offering can be seen and purchased today at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market in Long Beach, California. 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.

In addition to Roseville, Billy Blue Eye will be featuring today works from Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Beswick, Stangl, Blue Mountain, Red Wing, Rookwood, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff and many other fine ceramic companies. Look for our green & white tent, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Great Shopping & Family Fun – Whittier, CA Street Faire Saturday, April 23rd

Billy Blue Eye Pottery is once again proud to be a part of this Saturday’s Whittier, CA Spring Street Faire. The twice annual celebration is held in Uptown Whittier from 9 AM until 4 PM. We will be located in booth # 36 which is located at the intersection of Philadelphia & Friends Streets.

Van Briggle Pottery c.1947-48 6.75″ Hand Thrown “Original” Bud Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze by Fred Wills, $135.00 SOLD

Once again we will be featuring a large selection of pottery from all of your favorite companies including Roseville, Weller, McCoy, Van Briggle, Catalina, Frankoma, Rookwood, Beswick, Red Wing, Royal Haeger, Sascha Brastoff and many more. We have plenty of great holiday gift ideas. Be sure to stop by and shop our treasures, We look forward to seeing you there!

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill c.1935-40 Pair 4.5″ Triple Bud Vases with Center Candle holder “Shell Group”, $95.00 SOLD

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Join Us Sunday, March 27th at the Jamestown Vintage Flea Market in Tustin, CA.

c.1937-42 Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean 6" Double Handled Yellow High Gloss Vase, $75.00 SOLD

We will be pitching our green and white tent tomorrow, March 27th at the Jamestown Village parking area in Old Towne Tustin. It is located at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA, 92780 and the Antique & Collectible Flea Market is open from 8AM until 3PM. Billy Blue Eye will be located in space #46.

c.1937-43 Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean 9.75" Ribbed Column Vase in White, $110.00 SOLD

As always we will be featuring works by many of your favorite pottery companies including these two terrific vases from Catalina by Gladding McBean. Many newly acquired items from Roseville, Weller, Haeger Pottery, McCoy, Sascha Brastoff and Marc Bellaire will be making their debut. We hope to see you there!

Be sure to check this website on Monday for an announcement regarding newly received  Roseville vases from the 1930’s. Take a look at the exquisite vase below, one of the eight that will be available next week.

Roseville Pottery c.1933 "Baneda" 8.25" Double Handled Vase, mold #595-8, $1195.00 SOLD

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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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Great Holiday Shopping at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market – Sunday, December 19th.

Saturday, December 18th – Update on Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market:
Although we were ready to load the van today and ride out tomorrow’s deluge, common sense and the threat of strong wind gusts during tomorrow morning’s rain storm have prevailed and caused us to reconsider and decide that we WILL NOT attend the Long Beach Flea Market.

We send our sincere apology to our treasured clients and friends and hope that any gift giving plans will not be greatly affected. We  do offer to e-mail photos of available ceramic items and ship any purchases to arrive before Christmas. We will ship free on orders of $200.00 or more and do accept Visa and Master Card. If you would like us to assist you in this manner, please call us at 949-496-1889, Pacific Time (9am to 9pm) or e-mail us direct at billyblueeye@cox.net.

Beswick Pottery c.1936-40 by Mr. Owen in 1940 11.5" Double Handled Vase, Mold #429, $140.00 SOLD

We offer our warmest Holiday wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peace-filled and healthy New Year. We are grateful for your past support and sincerely treasure the friends that have been made through your association with Billy Blue Eye. We look forward to seeing you at the January 16th Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market.

Michael Horvath and Robert Patrick

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1942 7" High Gloss Embossed Hand-painted Xmas Cactus Vase Polynesia Line #385, $150.00 rare and fine condition SOLD

Thursday, December 16th – To our Treasured Clients, Friends and Holiday Shoppers:

Even though the rain gods seem to be uncooperative these last few events and the forecast for this weekend is wet, wet and more wet, we will be at the Long Beach Flea Market this Sunday, December 19th rain or shine.

For those of you that shop us regularly, we have a large number of newly acquired ceramic items bought just for this Holiday Season. Included in this selection are items from Sascha Brastoff, Van Briggle Pottery, Beswick of England, Red Wing, Weller, Roseville and Catalina by Gladding McBean.

Sascha Brastoff - c.1953-62 8.5" "Abstract" Series Banded Pillar Vase, $135.00

If you are unable to attend or do not wish to shop in the rain, should the forecast be accurate,  please feel free to contact us either by phone or e-mail. We can e-mail you photos of newly acquired items and get them shipped to you in time for Christmas. You may reach us at 949-496-1889 Pacific Time (9am to 9pm please) or e-mail us at billyblueeye@cox.net.

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1937-43 7.25" Ribbed Fan Vase in White w/ Turquoise Mold # C310, $115.00 SOLD

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1938-42 8.5" Experimental Color Combo Ribbed Vase in Pumpkin w/Turquoise Mold #C263, $160.00 SOLD

We certainly hope that we will be able to see you on Sunday.  We wish to extend a sincere thank you to all our clients and offer a heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy 2011.

Michael Horvath and Robert Patrick


Are you having a hard time finding the perfect gift for that special someone that seems to have everything?  Too often we forget that gifts need not be brand new. Frequently the gifts that become life-long treasures are those that have been passed down from generation to generation. Shopping at the Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market offers one that type of option, of finding an item that becomes a generational gift.

Red Wing Pottery c.1920-30 10" Fish Handled Pitcher/Vase in Ivory with brown wipe glaze, $145.00 SOLD and c.1920-30 Semi Matte Ivory colored w/ brown wipe Candle holders, $85.00 (Not Pictured in Table-setting)

For me, my most cherished Christmas memories revolve around the dinner table. As a child it was my maternal Grandmother that prepared a traditional Polish Christmas Eve Banquet. In attendance were my five cousins and their parents, four siblings, Mom and Dad and of course the hostess and my Grandfather.  Being the second oldest of the children it wasn’t long before I was invited to the “adult table”. Sitting there, usually perched on a phone book or two, I was in admiration of the beautiful serving dishes, vases, candle sticks and other decorations that adorned the holiday table. So much so, that they began to symbolize what Christmas meant to me and their appearance on the dinner table enhanced the feeling of celebration.

Red Wing c.1950's 14" Ivory Cylinder on a Base Vase designed by Charles Murphy, $85.00 SOLD

As a young adult and years after my grandparents had passed, I annually recreated that Christmas meal complete with a keen and careful selection of items used in the table setting. Some items were passed down to me, others were carefully chosen to help set the festive mood, maintain the color scheme, and offer my guests the same feeling that this was to be a special and memorable meal. (And yes, they usually were.)

Billy Blue Eye Pottery has a wide range of ceramic items that can begin to take on that special meaning which helps create the atmosphere of “Christmas”, “Hanukkah” and all of the celebrations you hold dear. Pictured in this blog entry are a number of Red Wing Pottery items formally of Red Wing, Minnesota as well as items created for Red Wing during its’ partnership with Rum Rill Ceramics.

Red Wing c.1936 Two Piece Centerpiece w/ Stag Flower Frog in Ivory w/Brown Wipe over-glaze, $90.00 SOLD and a Rum Rill c.1930's Pair of 6.5" Triple Candelabras w/ original label, $110.00 SOLD

In addition to Red Wing and Rum Rill, Billy Blue Eye will be offering a selection of ceramic treasures from Roseville, Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Catalina by Gladding McBean, Beswick of England, Rookwood, Sascha Brastoff, Royal Haeger, Frankoma, Blue Mountain of Canada and Camark at Sunday’s Flea Market.

Red Wing c.1927-35 6" x 3" Grape Cluster Candle holders in Ivory w/ brown over-wipe, $50.00 and Red Wing c.1927-35 10" Vintage Grape Cluster Bowl in Ivory with brown over-wipe. $65.00 SOLD (Not Pictured in Table-setting) Three Piece Set (Pictured Above), $100

These great gifts and wonderful works of art are available by contacting us directly at billyblueeye@cox.net and  will be available for viewing this Sunday, December 19th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. We accept Visa, Master Card, and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free.

Red Wing c.1945-55 8" Embossed Double Handled Vase in Ivory with brown over-glaze, $79.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market is 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 additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you on Sunday.  Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Hanukkah and best wishes for the New Year from all of us at Billy Blue Eye to all of our “treasured clients and friends”.

Red Wing c.1930's 8.75" Semi-matte Ivory with Brown over-wipe, Double handled, Embossed Vase, $72.00 (Not Pictured in Table-setting)

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Pottery Devil to Make Rare Halloween Appearance at Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market

He has been blamed by many for encouraging and enabling the habit of Pottery Collectors in Southern California to buy exquisite vases, curvaceous bowls and gorgeous objets d’art. He is known as the Pottery Devil and he is making a rare appearance this Sunday, October 31st at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market.

He has promised to provide a fine collection of items for shoppers to buy including works by all of your favorite potteries. In a recent interview he mentioned new acquisitions from Roseville and Weller (pictured below) which he hopes to temp you with. And for those who have been charmed by his suave style, you know you will be tempted.

c.1938 Roseville Pottery "Fuchsia" 8.25" Double Handled Vase, Mold #898-8. $395.00 SOLD

c.1935-39 Weller Pottery "Bouquet" 5.5" Bowl/vase with Daisy, Mold # B-3, $ 90.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market is held in the Veterans Stadium parking lot from 6:30 AM until 2:00 PM.  The Pottery Devil will be assisting the staff of Billy Blue Eye Pottery in Space # A 843 under our green and white tent.

c. 1910 Weller Pottery "Claywood" 6.25" x 7.5" Paneled Jardiniere, $ 350.00 SOLD

For more information or to purchase any of these great vases, contact us directly at billyblueeye@cox.net. We accept MasterCard, Visa 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.

c. 1916 Roseville Pottery "Donatello" Double Opening Gate Vase, $165.00 SOLD

The Pottery Devil is waiting for you today;  ready to make all of your pottery dreams come true. Happy Halloween!

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Come See Us Today, October 23rd at the Whittier, CA Street Faire

Billy Blue Eye is proud to participate today

in the Whittier, CA Street Faire.

Visit us at Booth 36 located at the intersection

of Philadelphia & Friends Streets in

Uptown Whittier.

Mention this post for special savings

on your purchase of $100.00 or more.

Billy Blue Eye will be offering over 350+ pottery

items from Roseville, Weller, Rookwood, Van Briggle,

McCoy, Beswick, Frankoma, Catalina & Blue Mountain.

We hope to see you there!

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Taking Another Look at Weller Pottery

My childhood was spent in Chicago-land and I began collecting pottery and ceramics at the age of seventeen.  When shopping the many local antique stores that housed a century of treasures I was always drawn to a uniquely shaped or exquisitely colored vase. I quickly learned to ask the proprietors if they had any vases from Ohio which to me meant, “Do you have any Roseville or Rookwood?” If directed to a Weller vase or worse yet, a McCoy planter I would approach it as if it were one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters. Yes, I must confess, I was a Roseville and Rookwood Snob!

Weller Pottery "Loru" c.1933-39 9.5" Vase with raised leaves & flared rim, $135.00 SOLD

Ah, that feels so much better! Step one, admit you have a problem!

As the years passed and with the onset of some serious pottery and fine art collecting, I was reintroduced to Weller by an antique shopkeeper in Orange, California. She helped me see the subtlety of a Weller creation, the delicate swirl of the lines and the silhouette that the potter created. She showed me the vast diversity in the Weller collections and before long I knew that Weller needed to be included in my collection of Ohio made vases, candlesticks, planters and urns. I left her shop that day with a 1930’s Weller “Bouquet” vase that to this day sits proudly on a chest of drawers in my foyer.

Weller Pottery, "Bouquet" c. 1935-39 8" vase, mold #B-3, Private Collection

Weller Pottery, c.1935-39 "Bouquet" 4.5" Bowl/vase with Pansies, Mold #B-4, $110.00, SOLD

Over the last four years through the purchases I have made for Billy Blue Eye Pottery, I have come to possess a rich appreciation for the craftsmanship and pioneering spirit shown in the many  unique techniques, glazes and formulas employed by Weller. Recently we had an opportunity to acquire a number of Weller vases created in the 1930’s from an estate which we are offering for the first time at the upcoming Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. Some of these new acquisitions are pictured here and hopefully you too can see why I have had to take another long look at the artistry of Weller Pottery.

Weller Pottery, "Cornish" c.1933 6" Planting Pot/Vase in Blue, $165.00 SOLD

I hope that seeing some of these lovely vases has sparked a renewed or “first-time” interest for you, dear reader, in Weller Pottery.  The Weller vases pictured here  will be available this Sunday, July 18th, 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.  Let me show you why I took another long look at Weller and came back with a deeper appreciation for one of the “other” Ohio pottery companies.

Weller Pottery, "Elberta" c.1930-34 5" Draped Vase in greens & pinks, $150.00, SOLD

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 on Sunday!

Weller Pottery, "Sydonia" c. 1928-33, 10.5" Double Vase, $150.00 SOLD

P.S.  I have also developed a deep appreciation and love for all things McCoy; but we will leave that for another day.

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