Beautiful Royal Copley Art Deco Vase – Tonight’s “Super Special”

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Royal Copley Pottery, c.1945-55,  7″ White & Black Art Deco Round Pillow Vase from the Riddle Pattern, List Price $ 85.00 SOLD!

Today’s offering was produced by Royal Copley (1941-57) which was created by the Spaulding China Company of Sebring, Ohio by Morris Feinberg.  About 85% of what was made at Spaulding was released under the “Royal Copley” name with the remainder under “Royal Windsor” which was a division of Copley that released specific patterns. The Art Deco influenced disc vase comes from the “Riddle Pattern” which had a series of Deco influenced vase shapes offered in black and white or black and pink color schemes.  The black and white vases are significantly more difficult to find.  The vase is unmarked but well documented in reference books and is bottom finished in a manner that is distinctive and unique to Royal Copley items. The vase has moderate crazing and one production glaze pop on the front side of the vase.

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Royal Copley c.1945-55,  7″ Round Pillow Vase from Riddle Pattern (Back View) SOLD

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 8:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 7:59 PM the next 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 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.

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Royal Copley c.1945-55,  7″ Round Pillow Vase from Riddle Pattern (Side View) 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.

January 25, 2014

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

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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)

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

January 25, 2014

Please Note: Special Holiday Pricing has expired. Please contact us direct if interested in this terrific vase.

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Abingdon Pottery Oval Shell Vase and Red Wing Double Candleholders

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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
SOLD!

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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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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