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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Great 2013 Holiday Inventory and Daily Super Specials

c.1957-72 by Albert Hallam in '57 13" x 6" Centerpiece Console MCM orig label, Item #1498-2, $155.00

Beswick Pottery c.1957-72 by Albert Hallam in ’57 13″ x 6″ Centerpiece Console Mid Century Modern w/ original label, Item #1498-2, List Price $155.00 SOLD!

Billy Blue Eye Pottery has hired a team of “Holiday Elves” to present to you some terrific ceramic items at Reduced Holiday Prices.  These daily specials will be 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 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.

Our first offering is this Beswick Pottery (Est. 1892) of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England oval centerpiece bowl that was designed by Albert Hallem in 1957 and produced from 1957 until 1972. The footed bowl was hand painted in an abstract, playful black and white design giving the work an Atomic Ranch, Eames Era look. The bowl is bottom stamped with the “Beswick England” stamp & faintly incised “Beswick – Made in England 1498-2”. (The mold number) An original “Beswick Ware” label is still affixed to this terrific Mid Century Modern work.

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Howard Pierce c.1945-50 – 9.5″ x 6.5″ Speckled Green Arcature vase w/ Horse & Tree, Item number P-500, List Price $225.00 SOLD!

Today’s second offering is this increasingly rare Arcature Vase made by Chicago born Howard Pierce (1912-94) who was at the forefront of the California ceramic movement creating stylized, distinct porcelain sculptures of animal, bird and human subjects. He was admired by his peers for his creation of many unique glaze processes and his ability to oversee all areas of product production up to the placement of finished works in only the finest gift shops and department stores nationwide.

In the early 1950s Howard created limited edition Arcature Vases taking snapshots of animal life and recreating scenes in the center of well crafted vases. Each finished product looked like a still life freeze in a television screen, a novelty in the early ’50s.. The tableau used in the this vase is a horse and old tree with gnarled branches. This speckled green glazed vase frames the silken white horse and tree beautifully. It is in-mold marked “Howard Pierce Claremont, Calif. # P-500.”

The Billy Blue Eye team is also adding new inventory to our individual pottery company pages. Be sure to check out some of the beautiful new items from Beswick and Weller PotteryIf you have any questions regarding any of our items or Daily Specials you may also e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.  We will be happy to send additional photos upon request. A special thank you to all of our clients for your support and we offer sincere wishes for a Happy Chanukah, a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year to you all.

January 25, 2014

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

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We’re Baaack! Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market – January 20th

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Roseville Pottery, c.1950 “Capri Shell” 13″ Shell Console, mold # c1120-12, $250.00

After a two month hiatus we will be bringing some great new ceramic finds to the Long Beach Flea Market on Sunday, January 20th. 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.  Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A-853.  Look for our familiar green and white tent. We will have over 225 ceramic and stoneware items available and promise that there will be many newly found items to tempt you with.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950's 7.75" Loop Handled Vase with Acanthus Leaves & original label, mold # 1357,  $75.00

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s 7.75″ Loop Handled Vase with Acanthus Leaves & original label, mold # 1357, $75.00 SOLD

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Billy Blue Eye Pottery to Miss December 16th Long Beach Flea Market

Dear Clients and Friends,

As some of you may know, I had knee surgery in November and post surgery I unfortunately developed blood clots in my leg and lungs. I am on the road to recovery but I am unable to attend the December Long Beach Flea Market.  We will be back in January and hope that you’ll stop by and see the treasures we have found during these last two months. I sincerely want to thank all of you that sent get well wishes they were and are appreciated. May you all be blessed with happiness, good health and the love of friends and family in the New Year.

Michael Horvath

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Unique Holiday Shopping at Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market

Red Wing Pottery, c.1938-45 8.5″ Pair of Art Deco Inspired Candleholders in Coral, mold # 981, $125.00 pair SOLD

It is that time of year again and Billy Blue Eye has left no rock unturned to find some creative, unusual and of course beautiful ceramics perfectly suited for Holiday gift giving. Be the first to see our 2012 discoveries on Sunday, November 18th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1938-54 Designed by Mr. Symcox in 1938, 9″ x 6.5″ Art Deco Candy Dish/Tray, mold # 627, $85.00 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.  Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A-853.  Look for our familiar green and white tent. We will have over 225 ceramic and stoneware items available and we offer free gift boxes and a liberal exchange policy.

It is hard to believe that here we are once again approaching the holiday season. Each one of us at Billy Blue Eye wish to thank all of our loyal collectors and friends for making our job so enjoyable. We sincerely appreciate your business and wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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To All Our Tustin Flea Market Friends & Patrons

Yes it has been a number of months, three to be exact, that we have  filled space number 46 at the Tustin Flea Market and to all of our loyal customers and friends we too have missed you! In fact I was planning on a joyous return today, October 28th, but once again fate has intervened and caused us to miss today’s event.

Scheurich of Germany, c.1960’s 9″ Mid-Century Lava Glazed Vase/Ewer by Heinz Siery Mold #271-22, $69.00 SOLD

Last week I took a funny step down on my left leg and heard a”pop” which was followed by intense pain and an inability to walk or put any of my, well let’s just say, over 200 pounds weight on it.  After a trip to the ER on Monday it turns out that I sprained my knee and have spent the better part of this last week in bed, in a medication fog and only able to get around on crutches.  The parting words from the ER nurses mouth were, “Remember, a sprain can take longer and be more painful than a break”,  and no truer words have ever been spoken.

Weller Pottery, c.1934-39 “Panella” 8″ x 7″ Wall Pocket with Nasturtiums, superb condition $195.00 SOLD

Of course this  makes it impossible for me to set up shop today in Tustin but come rain, or sleet, or dark of night, I will be healed and ready to see all of you on November 25th in Tustin or the week before, November 18th in Long Beach. We have recently acquired a number of great items and look forward to assisting you in your holiday shopping.  If you are looking for something in particular, e-mail us and we will be happy to assist in finding that special item. Best wishes to all of you and thank you for your continued interest and support of Billy Blue Eye.

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Long Beach Today – Sunday, October 21st

The Bennetts of California c.1949 “Serpentine” Series 8″ Vase – Mold #206,  $109.00

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we will be at the Long Beach Antique and Collectible Market today, Sunday, October 21st.  After a seven week hiatus we look forward to showing you, our valuable customers and friends all the newest treasures  we have recently acquired.  Although under strict “rest” restrictions these past two months we were still able to uncover some terrific vases from all of your favorite potteries and from some newly discovered ones as well. Let me take this moment to thank those that sent “get well” wishes. The reports of my demise were greatly exaggerated (as well they should be!) and I am feeling terrific.

Roseville Pottery, c.1945, 8.25″ Double Handled Urn, Mold #196-8, $295.00 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.  Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A-853.  Look for our familiar green and white tent. We will have over 225 ceramic and stoneware items available and promise that there will be many newly found items to tempt you with.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Stangl Pottery of Trenton, New Jersey, c.1935-37 7″ Ribbed Ball Vase in Tangerine with Green Interior, $115.00 SOLD

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Hot Summer Finds at the Long Beach Antique Market Today August 19th

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s 7.25″ Loop Handled Vase with Acanthus Leaves, Mold #1357, $58.00 SOLD

The 2012 dog days of summer have been hot, hotter and well, forgive me, some of the hottest in recent memory. When the temperature rises though it seems one can keep it cool by finding some incredible treasures  at the Long Beach Antique Market.

Stangl Pottery, c.1940-50 Pair of 3.5″ x 6.25″ Calla Lily Candle holders from the “Terra Rose” group, $89.00. 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.

Stangl Pottery, c.1941 (only year of production) 11.5″ Daisy Vase from the “Terra Rose” Group, $175.00. SOLD

Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A-853.  Look for our familiar green and white tent. We will have over 250 ceramic and stoneware items available and promise that there will be many cool deals to be had. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join Us in Tustin at the Jamestown Vintage Flea Market Today, July 22nd

Catalina Pottery c.1937-43 by Gladding-McBean, 9.5″ Petal Vase in Coral with Turquoise Interior, mold # C339, $150.00 SOLD

Come beat the heat with some cool finds at The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market   where 50 plus vendors set up shop today, July 22nd.  It is held in the parking lot of 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

As always, Billy Blue Eye will have some great selections from all of your favorite pottery companies like Roseville, Red Wing, Van Briggle, Hull, McCoy, Weller, Beswick and many more.  Look for our green and white tent and mention this Catalina vase to receive an additional 5% savings on your selection. Remember the “secret” words for today are: “Catalina Vase”.

We hope to see you there!

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