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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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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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Mid-Century Design: Has the Revival Run it’s Course?

“I’m looking for a mid-century _______________ (lamp, vase, bowl, chair, table, wall hanging, sculpture…) You can fill in the blank with your item of choice as this statement continues to be heard from customers on a regular basis.

Is it that the styling of the 1950’s and 1960’s was so magnificent that no other artistic and creative expression will do? Or is it perhaps a longing for  a time that seemed so much easier, less complex, with a very sophisticated yet funky vibe? Perhaps it is a combination of both but I sense that with the current unease in all aspects of life in the early 21st Century the revival of all things Mid-Century does bring us some sense of the familiar, (well familiar to us Baby Boomers!) and a reassurance that we are and will be okay.

Red Wing Pottery c.1953-58 11.5" Mid-Century "Starburst" Vase by Charles Murphy, $105.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye believes that the interest in Mid-Century design will be with us for a number of years to come and we strive to offer fine examples of ceramics from that era. Many of these vases, candle holders, plates and objets d’arts will be on display and available  for purchase this Sunday, October 16th at the Long Beach Flea Market.

Royal Haeger Pottery c.1949 8.5" Green & Brown Agate Double Leaf Fan Vase with Original Label by Royal Hickman, Mold # R301, $68.00

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. We hope to see you there.

Sascha Brastoff - c.1953-62, 5.5" x 7" "Abstract" Series Crescent Shaped Vase, Stamped w/Rooster Logo, Mold #F21, $85.00

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Recently Acquired McCoy Pottery Vases Make Debut at the Long Beach Flea Market this Sunday.

Four Mid-Century McCoy Vases

c.1961 McCoy "Harmony" 9.25" Vase $60.00 (left) SOLD, c.1961 McCoy "Harmony" 6" Goblet Vase $45.00 (right) SOLD

Billy Blue Eye recently acquired four mid-century McCoy Pottery vases that will be available this Sunday, January 17th, 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. These vases are auction fresh and are in excellent condition.

c.1956 McCoy "Brocade" 7.25" Bud Vase $45.00

In addition to McCoy Pottery, Billy Blue Eye will have over 300 pottery items for sale including Roseville, Weller, Beswick, Royal Haeger, Van Briggle, Red Wing, Catalina, Bauer, and Rookwood vases, bowls, wall pockets and art objects.

10% of all sales made on Sunday will be donated in the buyers name to the American Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund. This donation will be tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. A receipt for each donation will be provided.

c.1958 McCoy "Garden Club" 6.25" x 7" Vase, mold #309, $48.00

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 10% of purchases made before January 20th from this website will be donated to the American Red Cross. 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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