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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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Great Holiday Shopping Today at the Jamestown Vintage Flea Market in Tustin, CA.

Billy Blue Eye Pottery is pleased to be joining the vendors at the monthly Jamestown Vintage Flea Market in Tustin, California today, November 28, 2010.

Jamestown Vintage Flea Market, Tustin, CA.

The event is held on the fourth Sunday of every month in the Jamestown Village parking area in Old Towne Tustin located at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA, 92780 from 8AM until 3PM.

Van Briggle Pottery c.1916-1920 8.5"x3.25" Dragon Fly Console in Mulberry Glaze by Harvey Richards & Will Garcia, $300.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye will be located in space #46. As always look for our green & white tent.  We will be offering terrific Holiday Gift selections from Van Briggle, Roseville, Weller and Catalina Potteries to name a few. We hope to see you there!

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60 5.25" Sleek and thin Bud Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $85.00 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 .

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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays”…the Pottery Devil from the Long Beach Flea Market!

As I write this post it is pouring rain and the forecast for the next few days including tomorrow, November 21st,  is, well, in one word, WET.  For us here at Billy Blue Eye we have been preparing all week for the monthly Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market.  We have been ever diligent in finding the best Roseville, Catalina, Weller, McCoy, Royal Haeger, Van Briggle and many other Potteries’ finest examples to offer you displayed on the tables housed under our green and white tent is space #A853.

Roseville Pottery, c. 1920 4.5" Matte Blue" Vase, Mold # 607-4, $160.00 SOLD

So even though we are not aquatic fanatics  nor even Postal employees, we plan on offering our humble wares to those that shall brave this unusual November weather and join us tomorrow at Veteran’s Stadium from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1937-43, 6" Ginger Jar Bud Vase, $105.00 SOLD

With Hanukkah just ten days from now on December 1st and only thirty-five shopping days until Christmas, we have plenty of terrific gift ideas for all of your discriminating friends, family and loved-ones.

Pinheiro of Portugal, c. 1960's 10" Holly & Berries Plate, $45.00

For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you there!

c.1920's Hand painted Art Nouveau Gouda Pottery Set of 5.25" Bud Vase and 3.5" Jewelry Box from the Ivora Factory in Holland, $145.00 SET IS SOLD

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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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A Sampler of Offerings at Long Beach Antique Market: Roseville Acquistions & Recent Paintings by Anna Pap

"Les Champs des Reves" Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40" by Anna Pap, $395.00

Billy Blue Eye is pleased to offer a selection of recent paintings by Anna Pap at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market on Sunday, October 17th. Anna’s work has been profiled here before and she continues to offer strong, colorful creations of the world through her talented eyes. Hungarian born and educated,  Anna now resides and paints in Southern California often blending her European memories with her current life experiences offering the viewer a unique glimpse into her vibrant and joyful world.

"Homage to J. L. Seagull" Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 20" by Anna Pap, $250.00

We are also pleased to offer a selection of newly acquired Roseville Pottery vases, bowls and candle holders. Pictured below is a sampling of the newest “estate fresh” items that will be offered in Long Beach.  Billy Blue Eye will also have works by all of your favorite Pottery Companies including Weller, Van Briggle, McCoy, Shawnee, Red Wing, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff, Royal Haeger and Rookwood available for sale today at the Flea Market.

"Dahlrose" c. 1938 4.25" Double Handled Vase by Roseville Pottery, mold # 614-4, $240.00

"Apple Blossom" c. 1948 8" vase by Roseville Pottery, mold # 385-8, $295.00 SOLD

The Long Beach, California  Antique & Collectible Market held on Sunday, October 17th is open from6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot.  Look for our green and white tent,  booth A-853.

"Rosecraft - Color Series" c. 1920 5" x 8" Bowl by Roseville Pottery, mold # 83-5, $225.00 SOLD

For more information or to purchase any of these great paintings and 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. We hope to see you there!

"High Tide" Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30" by Anna Pap, $350.00

"Donatello" c. 1916 7" Low Bowl by Roseville Pottery, mold # 238-7, $250.00 SOLD

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New Catalina, Van Briggle & Rookwood Acquisitions Make Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean 7.5" x 8" Satin Ivory Vase w/ Raised Tropical Leaves, Created for the 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate International Expo, $285.00 Rarely Available SOLD

Pictured here are some of the newly acquired treasures perfectly suitable as a Father’s Day gift for the discriminating Dad which we offer tomorrow, Sunday, June 20th at the Long Beach 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.

Van Briggle Pottery c.1946-48 4.75" x 2.25" Original Hand Thrown Bowl by Clem Hull in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $115.00 SOLD

We will be featuring Roseville, McCoy, Frankoma, Rookwood, Van Briggle, Catalina, Bauer, Sascha Brastoff, Red Wing and many more vintage and antique pottery companies. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rookwood Pottery c.1921 5.5" Petal Vase Pink fades to Green Mold #2282, $290.00 SOLD

Rookwood Pottery c. 1954 5.25" Rectangular Slab Vase w/ Daisies Mold #6434, $165.00 SOLD

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Unique & Rare Finds at Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market

Roseville Pottery 8.5" "Silhouette" Panel Vase with Nude $895.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market is a great place to find unique items such as this rare Roseville “Silhouette” Vase with nudes portrayed on the front and back panels. Billy Blue Eye Pottery & Paintings  offers a great selection of pottery including Catalina, Weller, McCoy, Shawnee, Stangl and many more.

You can find us this  Sunday, March 21st at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market.   It is located at the Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, Conant Street, just East of Lakewood Boulevard.  Find us in the green and white tent in booth A-853. The hours are from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM and admission is $5.00.

Howard Pierce circa 1950's 5.75" Bud Vase in Volcanic Glaze, $75.00

For further information contact us directly at billyblueeye@cox.net or for Flea Market information visit http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com.

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Newly Acquired Roseville Vases Available at Long Beach Flea Market

Roseville c. 1915-1931 "Carnelian II" 8" Fan Vase Mold # 54-8 $340.00 SOLD

We bought our first Roseville vase twenty-eight years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at an Antique Barn just off the tollway. It was on a whim as we hadn’t planned on stopping or shopping on our way home to Chicago. The vase,  a Snowberry Urn, to this day stands proudly on our fireplace mantel joined by fifteen other Roseville treasures. We paid all of $25.00 for it and at the time that was a lot of money. But it has given us many years of pleasure by showcasing countless hand-picked bouquets from the gardens we have tended.

To this day each time I purchase a Roseville vase, console or candle holder something inside of me is stirred. Sometimes it’s an appreciation of the design lines, other times a sense of awe at the way Roseville was able to capture the beauty of so many floral gifts of nature. A sense of time in history is often stirred by a particular pattern: the simplicity of the Arts & Crafts period shown in the Green & Color Matte series of vases or the right-on-target Art Deco expressions in the Futura Line. I suppose it is for these reasons that Roseville has become my benchmark for evaluating all other pottery. I suppose that it is the reason that Billy Blue Eye proudly offers such a wide selection of Roseville Pottery at the monthly Flea Markets in Long Beach, California.

Roseville Pottery c. mid 1920's "Dahlrose" 6 inch Bud Vase Mold # 363-6, $195.00 SOLD

The three Roseville vases pictured here are new acquisitions and will be available this Sunday, February 21st, at the Long Beach  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. In addition to Roseville Pottery, Billy Blue Eye will have over 300 pottery items for sale including McCoy, Weller, Beswick, Royal Haeger, Van Briggle, Red Wing, Catalina, Bauer, and Rookwood vases, bowls, wall pockets and art objects.

Roseville Pottery c. 1946 "Zephyr Lily" 8" Vase Mold # 134-8, $290.00 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!

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Featured Pottery at Tomorrow’s Exhibition

6 inch Bud Vase #3

This stunning 6″ Catalina Pottery (Gladding McBean, c. 1940s) bud vase will be a featured item at tomorrow’s Billy Blue Eye exhibition at the Long Beach Antique Flea Market.  With its luxurious, creamy exterior and the contrapuntal turquoise interior, it will be a highlight of your collection.

Arcature Vase.#3

McCoy Pottery’s fabulous series of Arcature vases are known for their whimsical view of a bird in a cage.  This prime example is from 1951 and will be featured tomorrow at Billy Blue Eye’s exhibit at the Long Beach Antique Flea Market.  Look for us at Booth A853 (first row by the east parking lot.)

Billy Blue Eye, every third Sunday of the month at the Long Beach (California) Antique Flea Market on Conant Street (east of Lakewood Blvd.) at the Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium.   Hours are 7AM to 2PM, entrance fee is $5.00.

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