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Special Christmas Day – Pair of 1930’s Stangl Bud Vases

Stangl Pottery, c.1937-39 5.5" Satin Green Footed Bud Vase w/ Winged Handles and c.1937 5.75" Tangerine Amphora Vase w/ Scroll Handles, List Price for Pair, $165.00, Super Special Price $100.00

Stangl Pottery, c.1937-39, 5.5″ Satin Green Footed Bud Vase w/ Winged Handles and c.1937, 5.75″ Tangerine Amphora Vase w/ Scroll HandlesPrice for Pair, $165.00 – Tangerine Vase  SOLD

Merry Christmas to all of our Billy Blue Eye clients, fans and visitors. Today we have a very special offering from Stangl Pottery.

Pair of late 1930's Stangl Bud Vases, List Price $165.00, Super Special Price $100.00

Pair of late 1930’s Stangl Bud Vases, Both Vases for $165.00

Increasingly rare, these popular Stangl Pottery (Trenton, NJ) gift items from the late 1930’s were modeled after classic Greek pottery forms. Offered is a 5.5″ Footed Bud Vase with Winged Handles and a soft-to-the-touch satin green finish which was produced in 1937-’39. The  bottom is incised “Stangl 3115.” The second is a 5.75″ Amphora vase with Scroll Handles finished in a tangerine glaze. This tangerine color tone was produced for only six months in 1937. The bottom is incised “Stangl 3116.”  Both vases are in excellent condition. These individual bud vases carry book values of $75.00 to $125.00 each.

Pair of late 1930's Stangl Bud Vases, List Price $165.00, Super Special Price $100.00

Pair of late 1930’s Stangl Bud Vases, Bottom view,  $165.00 Pair Tangerine Vase SOLD

All of our remaining daily specials will be available through Christmas 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 be shipped within 48 hours of receiving payment.  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 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 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 Holiday Gifts at the Long Beach Antique Market Sunday, December 18th

We invite you to join us in a year-end celebration and sale at the Long Beach Antique Market this Sunday, December 18th.  All of us at Billy Blue Eye are most thankful to our faithful clients, collectors and friends that have helped to make this a terrific year.

Rum Rill (Red Wing) Pottery, c.1930’s 7″ Dutch Blue Stippled Vase, Mold #630, $115.00 SOLD

We began 2011 by setting up a  booth for the first time at the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale held on the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds. The three day event introduced us to our neighbors to the south in San Diego County and we are hopeful to include another visit  in our 2012 show schedule.

We also enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the spring and fall Whittier Street Fairs where we found that the love of antiques runs strong in that historic city. We set up shop at the Rose Bowl in July for the first time and were amazed at the sheer size of it all; so much to see, so many people to meet and yes so little time to shop.

“Hawaiian Hut” An Original Watercolor by James Coleman, c. 1980’s, $2,899.00

We became a “regular” vendor at the “best little Flea Market in Orange County” held in Tustin on the fourth Sunday of the month where we reconnected with some of our OC clients and of course we faithfully pitched the familiar green and white tent at the Long Beach Antique Market the third Sunday of every month.

“Hawaiian Hut” Original Watercolor by James Colemen – Close-Up View

The Long Beach show held at Veteran’s Stadium just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  Each month we look forward to this event as it is our “favorite” show not only for the quality and quantity of great antiques and collectibles but more importantly because of the terrific people we have met and we look forward to see each time that we are there.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1934-40 by Mr. Symcox in 1934 6.25″ Drip Glaze Bud Vase, # 193, $80.00 SOLD

So please join us at this last Long Beach show of 2011 as we celebrate the Holiday Season by bringing out our very best original artwork, ceramic and stoneware items many from our personal collections and available for a limited time only. You will find beautiful, unique gifts for that special someone at all price points. Maybe you’ll even be tempted to treat yourself to that Van Briggle vase you’ve been dreaming about. We offer a liberal exchange policy so just in case Aunt Lisa doesn’t share the same enthusiasm you have for mid-century design she’ll be able to select another ceramic turtle to add to her brood.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s 10.5″ Hand painted “Accordion Man” by Belle Kogan, # B1417, $150.00 SOLD

We wish to take this opportunity to offer a sincere, heartfelt thank you to you our readers, collectors and friends for trusting us and for shopping with us when one has so many options be it virtual or brick and mortar storefronts. We wish each of you a Happy Chanukah, the Merriest of Christmases and a New Year filled with the happiness of a life filled with love, kindness and peace.

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Special Holiday Flea Market in Tustin – Sunday, December 4th

A special Holiday Flea Market will be held on Sunday, December 4th in Olde Towne Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission. Be sure to stop by and see why the Orange Coast magazine named it in their “101 Favorite Things – the Best of 2011” issue.

Orange Coast Magazine, July 2011, "Best of 2011" Issue, page 89

Billy Blue Eye will be offering selections from all of your favorite pottery companies including Rookwood, Roseville, McCoy, Weller, Van Briggle, Red Wing, Beswick and many more.  We offer a wonderful selection of gift items and even have a liberal exchange for credit  plan just in case that gift purchase is not quite right. We hope to see you there!

Brush McCoy Pottery, c. late 1940's - 1950, 8.25" Blended Glaze Footed Vase, Mold # 595, $ 68.00 SOLD

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Vases in Search of their Flowers

It would seem logical to me that every vase yearns for the flowers that it was meant to contain. That is after all the reason that it was created. This lump of clay was formed into a vessel, adorned and decorated, fired and finished all in preparation for the day when it would hold the blooms that it was designed to hold.

"Passionite Kisses" Roses in Blue Vase (Personal Collection)

This lovely blue vase seems satisfied that it holds a small bouquet of roses. In fact if you watch carefully it seems to be glowing, glowing with the pride of completing its purpose.

Unfortunately not all vases have the same fulfillment as our lucky vase pictured above. In fact a number of such items waiting to be fulfilled will be on display and available for purchase today at the Long Beach Antique Market.

Rookwood Pottery, c.1926 5.5" Bud Vase mold #2123, $290.00 SOLD

Rookwood Pottery, c.1929 6.5" Pinecone Bud Vase mold #1889, $300.00

The  Long  Beach Antique Market is held in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot located just off North Lakewood Boulevard and East Conant Street from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Billy Blue Eye Pottery is located in space # A 853 under the green and white tent.  Click here for a 10% off Admission Coupon.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1940-72 by Mr. Watkins in 1940 12" x 10" Basket with "Rouge Royal" Interior, Mold #819, $160.00

These three vases along with over 250 more beautiful vessels from Roseville, Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Catalina Potteries and 20 more of your favorite companies are waiting for their own bouquet. Would you like to make a vase happy today?

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Come Shop With Us at the Tustin Flea Market – Sunday, July 24th

Billy Blue Eye will be offering  some beautiful newly acquired  items that will be offered for the first time this Sunday, July 24th at the Tustin Flea Market in Tustin, California, a.k.a. The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, free admission.  Billy Blue Eye is in space #45.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1935-45 8.25" Pair of Art Deco Candle Holders, $120.00 SOLD

This Sunday we will be featuring ceramics and stoneware from Rookwood, Roseville, Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Coors, Red Wing, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff and Zanesville Potteries. We hope to see you there!

Red Wing Pottery, c. Late 1950's 10" x 9" Baby Grand Piano Planter with top designed by Charles Murphy, $195.00 SOLD

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Escape Carmageddan & Come Enjoy the Long Beach Flea Market

They used to say that all roads led to Rome. Well in Los Angeles County with its maze of freeways all roads can lead to just about anywhere you want to go.  With the 405 “Carmageddan” closure upon us there is a route that will get you to Long Beach from just about anywhere in LA County. It might take you on a “scenic route” this weekend but forget about the forecast for traffic nightmares and make your way to the Long Beach Flea Market on Sunday, July 17th and experience the pleasure that treasure hunting can bring.

Van Briggle Pottery of Colorado Springs, Colorado, c.1952-65 7.5" Vase with Raised Single Floral Stem in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $165.00

The  Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market is held in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot located just off North Lakewood Boulevard and East Conant Street from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are located in space # A 853 under the green and white tent.  Click here for 10% off Admission Discount Coupon.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60's 5" Thin and Sleek Fan Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $85.00

We hope to see you there!

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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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Make Your Memorial Day Weekend Memorable

Roselane of Pasadena c. late 1940’s 6.25″ Pair of Column Vases Grey w/ Burgundy Interior, mold # 227, $60.00 Pair (or $35 each) SOLD

Holidays, vacations, and other memorable events are often remembered in our household by the mementos  (okay, read tschotkes) that we purchased during that trip or on that special day. For us there is also nothing more fun than the hunt for such treasures and the sense of accomplishment that often comes with the acquisition of something that is truly unique. It also doesn’t hurt if you find it at “an incredible bargain”.

Sascha Brastoff c. 1955-65 5.25″ “Abstract” Round Covered Box with Impressed Lid & Original Hang Tag, mold #CB2, $150.00 SOLD

A terrific venue to find those coveted treasures is the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market in Long Beach, California and this Sunday, May 29th a special Memorial Day Weekend Flea Market is being held.  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 843. Click here for 10% off Admission Discount Coupon.

We look forward to seeing you there and tempting with some treasures that we have collected. Have a safe holiday weekend!

Coors Pottery of Golden, Colorado c. 1930-40’s Yellow (SOLD) & Turquoise 6.5″ “Boulder” Vases and Orange (SOLD) & Terra Cotta 5.25″ Beehive Vases, $70.00 each

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Roseville Pottery in the 1930’s: An Important and Transitional Decade

Roseville Pottery c. 1933 "Baneda" 8.25" Double Handled Vase in Green/Blue, mold # 593-8, $925.00 SOLD

For those of you that are regular readers of this blog, my love for Roseville pottery is well-known. In fact I even admitted in a July 11, 2010 post that I was a Rookwood and Roseville snob. Roseville was my first pottery purchase and to this day, I am still amazed at the incredible artistic range produced by the company in its sixty-four year history. (1890-1954) Even now as a dealer I am frequently tempted to add a piece of Roseville to our personal collection.

Roseville Pottery c. 1930 "Sunflower" 7.5" x 4.25" Jardiniere, mold # 208-5, $850.00 SOLD

When I look at the creative arc in Roseville’s history from the classic styling of patterns such as Donatello, Volpato and Carnelian in the teens all the way to the  modernistic Mid-Century designs found in Capri, Mayfair and Artwood, I see a distinct progression that mirrored the cultural and design scene in 20th Century America. In my overview of the work, like many collectors,  I am drawn to many of the patterns issued during the 1930’s.

Roseville Pottery c. 1933 "Falline" 6.25" Double Handled Vase, mold # 642-6, $825.00 SOLD

In the span of ten years Roseville issued ceramic items from such treasured lines as Blackberry, Baneda,  Cosmos, Falline, Ferella, Fuchsia, Jonquil, Laurel, Morning Glory, Moss, Poppy, Primrose and all-time most popular line, Pinecone.  When one examines the progression of the product design we see in 1930 in Earlam, a stripped down utilitarian series of vases, pots and candle holders. In 1931-32 we find a blending of the classic pottery forms and decorations with the floral depictions Roseville become synonymous with in Jonquil and Cherry Blossom. This period is important as I feel it became  a reference point for the later floral patterns issued during the World War II era and beyond.

Roseville Pottery c. January, 1934 "Laurel" 8.25" Double Handled Vase, mold # 673-8, $425.00 SOLD

During this decade America was in the throes of the Great Depression. Life in America carried an uncertainty and it sparked a diversity in creativity which was echoed in many aspects of life including production of pottery at Roseville. In 1934-36 we saw the release of Art Deco inspired patterns such as Moderne and Laurel intersected by the realistic design of Pinecone in 1935 with handles in the form of branches joined to a pinecone with green pine needles. A simplistic design that through its popularity wound up saving Roseville from bankruptcy.

Roseville Pottery c. 1933 "Baneda" 8" x 3" Console in Pink/Rose, mold # 232-6, $450.00 SOLD

Roseville Pottery c. 1933 "Baneda" 4.5" Bud Vase in Green/Blue, mold # 603-4, $450.00 SOLD

The later part of the decade saw a mixture of emotion displayed in the stark variance of say the romanticism in Moss to the playful and joyous Primrose that to this day makes me think of a smiley face. In 1938 with Poppy we saw the flower become the focus of the vessel with its stems and leaves fading into the background. All of these touches to the human heart endeared Roseville to the masses and in my opinion cemented its importance in 20th century America pottery. This ability to change and expand its artistic statement along with the times gave it a universal appeal that invites collectors of all ages and demographics. This is not to say that the patterns issued during the 1930’s are superior to those of early or later years but rather it was the progression of adjusting its image in a very turbulent decade that sparks a lasting interest and demand.

Roseville Pottery c. 1933 "Baneda" 8.5" Double Handled Vase in Blue/Green, mold # 595-8, $1195.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye is pleased to offer a recently acquired collection of vases from the 1930’s including examples from Baneda, Sunflower, Laurel and Falline. All eight of these vases are in excellent condition with no or minimal crazing and no previous repairs or production imperfections.

Roseville Pottery c. 1930 "Sunflower" 8.25" Vase, mold # 491-8, $1395.00 SOLD

Due to the limited availability of these treasures we invite interested collectors to contact us  directly at billyblueeye@cox.net or at 949-496-1889 (Pacific Time Zone, 9AM to 8PM please) and if still available, may be viewed on Sunday, April 17th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. We accept Visa, Master Card, and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free. Private viewings can be arranged for local collectors.

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