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1940’s Royal Haeger Ballerina Vase

Royal Haeger, c.1940's, 8" Ballerina in Tutu with Art Deco Disc Vase - unmarked but in Reference Books, List Price $119.00, Super Special Price $ 75.00

Royal Haeger, c.1940’s, 8″ Ballerina in Tutu with Art Deco Disc Vase – unmarked but in Reference Books, List Price $119.00, Super Special Price $ 75.00  SOLD!

The perfect gift for your little Ballerina or for one that appreciates the Art of Dance from the Royal Haeger Pottery CompanyDavid Haeger opened a brick company providing building materials to reconstruct Chicago after the fire of 1871.  As time progressed and an appreciation for his fine craftsmanship grew he expanded his business into the art of ceramics.

Noteworthy designers have worked for Haeger, including Royal Hickman (1938). One of Haeger’s  art pottery divisions, Royal Haeger, carries his first name.  Royal was known for his ability to capture the spirit of the Art Deco movement into his designs. This 1940s figural work is most likely a Royal Hickman design although I have been unable to find credit given to him or any other designer.  It features a ballerina dressed in a tutu next to a disc-shaped vase. The vase not only draws from Art Deco design but a strong Edgar Degas influence should be noted as well. Although unmarked, it is well documented in Haeger reference books.  This example, offered in a soft sage green stands about 8″ tall and is in superb condition.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940's, 8" Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Side and Back View

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940’s, 8″ Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Side and Back View,  SOLD!

All of our remaining daily specials will be available until 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.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940's, Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Close-Up of Face Detail

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1940’s, Ballerina Vase with Art Deco Disc, Close-Up of Face Detail, SOLD!

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Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market Today: Name the Designer

Royal Haeger Pottery c.1940’s 11″ Turquoise Double Leaf Vase w/ Original Label designed by Royal Hickman, $70.00 SOLD

We have all experienced it in one way or another. That “ah-ha” moment when we see something say a painting and we realize (or is it recognize?) that we are not only looking at a beautiful painting of Irises; but that we are looking at the painting of Irises by Van Gogh.  So too for a collector of pottery there comes a time when we begin to look past the color and size of say a vase, and see the true talent being expressed by an artist at work.

All pottery companies employed such people – artists that helped to define the look of a pottery company and whose work helped that company gain notoriety.  As my collecting of pottery has evolved, I find pleasure in seeking out those signature works by the  artists, craftsmen and designers that define a time period or an overall thrust of the pottery companies body of work.

One such individual who did just that was Royal Arden Hickman (1893-1969) who brought his signature style to many works produced by Haeger Potteries (Dundee, Illinois) during his tenure with them from 1938 into the early 1940’s. His work was so important to the overall art pottery line produced by Haeger that his designs were issued under the “Royal Haeger” name. A line that today still carries his playfulness and sense of drama.

Van Briggle Pottery c.1946-48 7.75" Hand Thrown "Original" Ewer in Mulberry Glaze by Clem Hull, $150.00 SOLD

So today. weather permitting, when you are shopping the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market, take some time to seek out special pieces of pottery and see if you can name the designer. In time you will see what one individual brought to the company and begin having those “ah-ha” moments of, “Yes, that Van Briggle ewer is a hand thrown Clem Hull work.”

Marc Bellaire c.1991 6.5" Hand Thrown & Painted Unique Vase - Made just prior to his death 1994, $160.00

The Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market is being held today, Sunday, March 20th from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot. Be sure to visit our green and white tent, rain or shine, located in booth #A-853. For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com.

Signature of Marc Bellaire on the c.1991 6.5" Hand Thrown & Painted Unique Vase

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