Collectible

Collectors Society Limited Edition Wedgwood Pitcher

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Item Name
Wedgwood Pitcher
Price
$38.00
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Pottery
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4321

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Description

This English creamware pitcher, so like the Liverpool jugs in its body shape and black transfer decoration, was made by Wedgwood as a limited edition sold only to members of the Wedgwood Collectors Society. The printed Wedgwood mark on the bottom, also in black, began to be used in 1974, when they added the circled R (®) to show that the company name was registered. The other mark, denoting that the jug was made for the Society, features a drawing of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the pottery, in the center. The creamy earthenware of the body is also known as “Queen’s Ware.”

The transfer on the one side of the pitcher shows a shepherd and his flock, a popular 18th/19th century art subject. The transfer on the other side shows a couple sharing tea and cakes, with their footman standing by with the teapot; they’re reputed to be Josiah Wedgwood and his wife Sarah. The engraving pictured in #5 is that of the Wedgwood family at Etruria Hall, their country house in Staffordshire, in 1780. Josiah and Sarah are on the bench in this print, also. As an interesting aside, Josiah and Sarah were the grandparents of Charles Darwin, who inherited wealth from the pottery that enabled him to carry out his famous scientific explorations.

The pitcher measures 5 ” tall, about 5″ from the tip of spout to outer edge of the C-shaped handle, and weighs just under one pound. It’s in pristine condition, appearing unused, but for a minute chip on the bottom (photograph #4). This is a lovely vintage gift for a Wedgwood collector or an Anglophile.

© Linda Henrich

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PYH 4321

“Newspaper” Vase 1971 Ron Krogh Apollo 11 Moon Walk

Ron Krogh 1971 Stoneware "Newspaper" Vase Apollo 11 Moon Walk Signed

Item Name
Newspaper Vase
Price
$125.00
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Pottery
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4274
Description

This vase is undoubtedly one of the more unusual studio pottery pieces we’ve ever offered. The potter, Ron Krogh, was a ceramics instructor in Bountiful, Utah, in the late 1960’s. A piece of his pottery is in the permanent collection of the American Museum of ceramic art in Pomona, California. This heavy stoneware vase is “wrapped” in pottery pages printed from the Ogden, Utah Standard-Examiner dated July 21, 1969. On one side of the vase the headline is “Moon Walk,” while on the other side it’s “Apollo 11 Landing.” Another side recounts “Nixon Flies to Splashdown Site.” The rough stoneware itself is glazed on the interior in a greenish gray, while most of the exterior was left unglazed. Every inch of the surface of this vase is different and fascinating. It’s signed on the bottom by the artist, who dated the piece 71 beneath his signature.

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Art Nouveau Original Watercolor Dated 1912

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Item Name
Violette Stevens
Price
Sold – Thank You – $75.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Art – Watercolor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4305
Description

This charming 1912 watercolor of a pair of birds perched on vines with pink and white flowers was painted by 15 year old Violette Stevens, who signed and dated her artwork lower right. On the back, the original dust paper is intact and Ms. Stevens inscribed it in pencil in two places. On the upper portion, she wrote “Painted in watercolors April 1912 Age 15 Great Falls, Montana”. At the bottom, she wrote “Age 15-My water colors”. Great Falls is a very progressive planned city that had a number of cultural activities at that time, including art clubs and painting groups. Violette Stevens, whose name appeared in newspapers of the time as Violet, grew up to work for the U.S. Forest Service as a stenographer and also worked as assistant county clerk prior to marrying Mr. R.S. Nyhagen on April 24, 1919. We have other biographical details on her, which we’d be glad to share with the purchaser of her lovely artwork.

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The painting measures approximately 9 inches by 9 inches including the 1/2 inch wide gilded wood frame, carved with flowing Art Nouveau designs. The artwork, frame and glass are all in excellent condition with no damage and very little wear. With its petite size, this painting is perfect to hang or prop on a shelf or easel, alone or as part of a grouping.

© Linda Henrich

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Antique Advertising Jug Early 1900’s

Antique Utah Stoneware Advertising Jug Early 1900's Hygeia Ice Co. $175.00

Item Name
Hygeia Ice Company Jug
Price
$175.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Pottery
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4302
Description

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Ships worldwide from United States

The Hygeia Ice Company, located in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, was incorporated in 1912. This handsome salt-glazed stoneware jug is incised with the company name; the printing is very precise, which indicates a metal die was probably used. The body is beehive shaped, hand made of grey clay and given an arched, C-shaped handle. The only decoration is an inscribed ring on the neck and the beautiful orange peel surface from the salt glazing. This 2 gallon jug stands 12 inches tall, about 7 inches at its widest and weighs 5 pounds 9 ounces. Its condition is excellent; there is one shallow chip on the bottom but no cracks and the cork that’s wedged into the mouth is not the original.

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The Hygeia Ice Company produced manufactured ice, also called plant ice, freezing water with mechanical equipment, rather than harvesting natural ice. It was the nation’s largest cold storage locker and the first artificial ice plant in the area. They advertised the ice was made with distilled water for purity (see photograph #5). Their equipment was used to create Utah’s first ice skating rink and a heated swimming pool. Hygeia was the Greek goddess of good health, cleanliness, and sanitation and many other companies adopted the name, including ones that made things like chalk and baby bottles.

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This stoneware advertising jug is both decorative and a fine piece of history.

© Linda Henrich

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Burl Swedish Pedestal Bowl of Silver Birch Signed and Dated ’48

Swedish Burl Pedestal Bowl of Silver Birch Signed and Dated '48

Item Name
Burl Bowl
Price
$695.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Wood Burl – Bowl-HomeDecor
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4239
Description

This incredible, enormous bowl was hand crafted in Sweden of a burl from a silver birch tree. It is an example of träslöjd, traditional Swedish woodworking, with wonderful figured grain, deep color and a natural, unlacquered finish.

The form is uncommon, in that the swooping bowl is attached to another long piece of burl that serves as the pedestal, elevating the bowl for a dramatic profile. The bowl is signed on the bottom of the pedestal, burned into the wood:

Hans Thörnvall
Björk {Swedish for ‘birch’}
48
Our information is that Hans Thörnvall lived in Herrljunga in western Sweden. More Details…

Four Vintage Nanking Pattern Chinese Porcelain Bowls (Sold)

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Item Name
Set Of 4 Nanking Bowls
Price
Sold – Thank You – $70.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Kitchen Dining – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4234
Description

These Chinese export white porcelain bowls are decorated in the Nanking pattern with underglaze transfers in blue. The pattern, named after the port in China where much of these wares were exported, depicts a large pagoda in the center, a bridge over a river, mountains and clouds, among other motifs. The Nanking pattern differs from the very similar Canton pattern by having a border of spears and a human figure on the bridge. The lattice design on the rim has panels that repeat in miniature the designs in the center. The clay body has the expected grit in it and the ink has flowed in the central design of each bowl, on some a bit more heavily than others.

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The bowls have a glossy clear top glaze on all but the foot ring. There is a double blue line around the rim and one around the foot, which are traditional. The underglaze seven character mark reads: Yun Mun Ci Chang, which translates to “The People’s Porcelain Factory,” which dates the bowls from the 1970’s.

Each bowl is about 8 inches across and 1 1/2 inches high. Each holds about 8 ounces (1 cup), should you want to use them for soup or stir fry. They’re in like-new condition and immaculate. They display beautifully and mix well with other blue and white Asian wares. More Details…

Carved Painted Faces & Designs Abstract Modern Pottery Vase

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Item Name
Modern Pottery Abstract Vase
Price
Sold – Thank You – $225.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – Vase – Modern
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4232
Description

The shapes, symbols and faces on this monumental pottery vase were carved and hand painted, evoking artists like Picasso and Kandinsky. The sgraffito technique used on the heavy earthenware makes everything pop and the colors range from electric to black to metallic silver. Dating from the 1960’s op art/pop art era, this vase weighs 5 3/4 pounds and is 15 inches tall, 9 inches across the belly and has a base diameter of about 5 inches. In very good vintage condition, with some wear at the edge of the base {photograph #4}, no matter which way this huge statement piece is turned, every eye is mesmerized. More Details…

Mexican Pot by Angelica Morales Gamez

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Item Name
Angelica Morales Gamez Mexican Pot
Price
$145.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – Southwest Design – Mexican
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4209
Description

This large pot was made by Angelica Morales Gamez, an award winning potter, out of red clay painted with manganese black and kaolin white clays. Angelica lives and works in a small town in Michoacan in Mexico, making hand molded, hand painted ceramics for over 18 years; she is the fourth generation potter in her family. She hasn’t had formal art training; she learned from her family how to paint figures on her pottery. Her pottery is made in the Tzintzuntzan tradition (Tzintzunzan is a city in the state of Michoacan where the potters use distinctive colors and designs). More Details…