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Sunday, July 10th at The Rose Bowl!

Billy Blue Eye is proud to announce our participation in this Sunday’s, July 10th Rose Bowl Flea Market. Over the last several months many of our Los Angeles, Pasadena and LA County clients have asked us to set up shop closer to their home and the Rose Bowl is the perfect venue.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1940-72 by Mr. Symcox in 1940 9″ Fan Vase with Scalloped Lip, $139.00

We will be located in the Orange Area (Antiques & Collectibles) in space H -07. The entrances to this section are found on Arroyo Boulevard past the stadium’s main entrance and leading toward Seco Street.   Look for our familiar green & white tent. For information, directions and admission costs visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market website.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1976 10″ Marigold Agate Earth Graphic Wrap Bud Vase #4132, $50.00 (left) and c.1976 11″ Marigold Agate Earth Graphic Wrap Vase #4233x, $68.00 (right) SOLD

This Sunday we will have over 300 ceramic vases, wall pockets, bowls, serving pieces, and art objects available from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Weller, McCoy, Beswick, Haeger, Blue Mountain, Van Briggle, Rookwood, Cowan, Marc Bellaire, Sascha Brastoff, Catalina, Zanesville and many, many more. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915 “Donatello” Gate Vase/ Candle Holder, mold #9, $155.00 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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Springtime Rituals and the Pouring of Tea – April, 2011 Events

With the arrival of spring and the upcoming religious celebrations of Passover and Easter later this month (April 19th and April 24th respectively) I have been thinking about the many rituals that we have incorporated into our daily lives. Just like these two holidays that are centered around a meal (the Seder and the Last Supper) many of life’s other rituals are celebrated with food, drink and sustenance to feed our bodies while our souls and hearts are being fed and nourished by community, friendship and family.

A selection of Tea Sets from England, Japan, Canada and Czechoslovakia. The Candle holders are by Frankoma Pottery of Oklahoma, c. 1951-78 5.5" Prairie Green Glaze, $39.00 for the pair.

To the British and to many of those that reside in former British colonies one important daily ritual is “afternoon tea”.  The daily “pouring of the tea” is an important ritual that brings cohesion to the often busy, chaotic and fragmented lives we live. It is a time to reflect on the day and at times to bring one back to a starting point where we can proceed renewed and nourished to complete the remainder of the day before us.

(Pictured Lower) E. Radford Pottery Company of England, c. 1920-30s 4 piece Set of Hand-Painted Art Deco Teapot w/ Lid, Sugar & Creamer, $130.00 (Pictured Above) James Sadler of England, c. 1960-70s Transfer Flow Blue Porcelain,"Afternoon Tea - The Old Mill" Six Piece Set, Teapot w/ Lid, Sugar Bowl w/ Lid, Creamer & Tea Pot Stand (not pictured), $140.00

It is not surprising to those of us that collect and admire ceramics that over the years there have been many different design styles employed in the creation of the vessels used to prepare and serve tea. Tea rituals are rooted deep in the history of many countries of the world with the creation of teapots and bowls designed with the ritual in mind.   The Eastern cultures of China and Japan document that  tea was introduced in as early as the 8th Century with the Japanese Tea Ceremony finding its roots in the 12th Century.  The ceremony also known as the Way of Tea embraced the principles of harmony, respect, purity  and tranquility.

Japanese c.1948-55 Hand-painted Lusterware Tea Set - Tea Pot w/ Lid, Sugar w/ Lid & Creamer, $80.00

Here in America tea drinking is a part of the culture so much so that it played a major role in the America Revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Later it was immortalized in the song “Tea for Two” from the 1925 musical “No, No Nanette” with words by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar.

I’m discontented with homes that I’ve rented
So I have invented my own.
Darling, this place is lovely oasis
Where life’s weary taste is unknown
Far from the crowded city
Where flowers pretty caress the stream
Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in,
Don’t let it apart in my dream-

Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me alone.

(Left) Blue Mountain Pottery of Ontario, Canada, c.1960s Four Piece Olive Green Aladdin Tea Pot w/ Lid, Sugar Bowl & Creamer, $135.00 - (Right) Czechoslovakian c.1930s Ditmar Urbach Hand-painted 5 Piece Set, Tea Pot W/ Lid, Sugar Bowl w/ Lid & Creamer, $190.00

Billy Blue Eye is pleased to feature a selection of  tea sets at all of our April events. Each of the sets pictured here are in excellent condition and are guaranteed to make your tea pouring ritual a special event.

The April event Schedule is as follows:

Sunday, April 17th Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market, 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 $ .50 off Admission Discount Coupon.

Saturday, April 23rd, The Whittier Uptown Antique Street Faire,Uptown Whittier on Philadelphia Street from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  We are located in space #36 at the intersection of Philadelphia & Friends Streets.

Easter Sunday, April 24th, Jamestown Vintage Flea Market, 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Space #45.

As always look for our green & white tent. For those of you that reside outside Southern California we accept Visa, Master Card, and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free. We offer a full refund if you are not completely satisfied with your order. We look forward to assisting you soon. Happy Spring, Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Tea Time!

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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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