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Vintage Karlsruhe West German Pottery

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Item Name
WGP 7274 Karlsruher Dish
Price
$95.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – West German – Handle Dish
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4197
Description

This striking large, low bowl was made in the 1960’s by Karlsruher Majolika Manufaktur in Karlsruhe, West Germany. The company began in 1901 and is still in business. This piece was designed by Friedgard Glatzle; she worked there from 1951 to 1980, designing more than 1200 models. (more…)

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Folk Art Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied

Folk Art Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied

Item Name
Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied
Price
Sold – Thank You – $150.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Wood Carving – Bowls
Availability
In Stock 0 – 2pc
Item #
PYH – 4190
Description

These exceptional antique wooden bowls were both made by the same craftsperson in the early 1900’s. They were turned, carved and then decorated by pyrography, (pyro=fire, graphy=drawing, writing). A wood-burning tool was used to burn designs into the wood and sometimes items were painted, as these two were, with their now faded tones of green and red.

Although the bowls appear about the same size in our photographs, the one on the left in photo #1 is larger. The interior is carved with three clusters of grapes and three grape leaves; the rim is encircles by a carved vine. Using the wood-burning technique, the maker created a rough bark-like surface over the entire interior (photo #2). The outside of the bowl was burned in tiny pinpoints over the entire surface, along with stylized, painted leaf and flower decorations (photo #3). This bowl has aged out of round; it measures 11 1/4 inches in diameter one way and 12 inches the other. It stands 5 inches tall and has a 4 3/4 inch round base that’s 3/4 inch tall. This bowl has a few age hairlines in it, none of which are obvious or threaten the sturdiness of the bowl.
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Navajo Sculptor Jack Black Pottery

Navajo Artis Jack Black Trio Pottery

Item Name
Jack Black Pottery Collection
Price
$250.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Pottery – Sculpture
Availability
In Stock 1 – 3pc
Item #
PYH – 4181
Description

A member of the Navajo tribe, Jack Black was a very talented artist and sculptor. Born in Galveston, Texas, he lived in Arizona, opening a studio in Sedona in 1984. Inspired by native Americans and the colors of the desert, Mr. Black used for this grouping a pale adobe colored clay with a light sky blue glaze. The unglazed areas that expose the clay color were used for the man’s face, the woman’s head and, on the smallest piece, the pot and “table rock” base. He also used a brownish glaze in the curves and crevices to give it an aged look, although he used very little on these pieces compared to some we’ve seen. The shadow you see on the front of the woman in photograph #2 is actually some of that glaze. All of the pieces are incised on the bottom with the Jack Black signature, along with his cypher, a figure 8 with a vertical line through it, and the year of creation.

Mr. Black, who became a well-respected artist before his death in 2002, first sketched his ideas, then sculpted them in clay before molds were made. Each artwork was created by hand and no two are identical. The three pieces shown are as follows:

–The man, standing tall, measures 12 1/2 inches tall with a base measurement of 4 inches by 3 3/4 inches. This figure weighs 2 pounds 2 ounces and is dated 1985.

–The squatting woman, weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces and measures 9 inches tall with an 8 inch by 5 1/2 inch base. The date is 1984.

–The miniature group on the “rock” base measures 5 1/2 inches tall overall, with a base 4 inches by 6 inches and it weighs 11 ounces. It’s dated 1984.

The photographs are deceptive–these are large, impressive pieces. They are in outstanding condition and with their simple lines and smooth matte surfaces, they complement any decor.

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Indian Gathering Basket Amazon Baniwa Tribe, South America

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Item Name
Gathering Basket
Price
Sold – Thank You  – $75.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Baskets – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4184
Description

This intricately plaited round basket is called a waláya (flat basket bowl). It was made by the Baniwa tribe of the Rio Negro (Black River) area which borders Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela in the Amazon rainforest. The basket, used for food gathering, was woven of straw extract from a plant called Arumã de Mato, an herb that grows in swampy areas. (more…)

Circa 1850 Antique Beehive Jug

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Item Name
Antique Beehive Jug
Price
SOLD $150.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Pottery – Jug – Redware
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4167
Description

This is a fine example of early redware pottery, found in West Virginia and made in that area circa 1850. The shape of this beehive jug starts out as ovoid below the thick collar of the mouth, then follows a straight line down to the base. (more…)

Chalkware Indian 1950’s Seashell Lamp With Large Abalone Shell

 

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Sea Shell Lamp
Price
Sold – Thank You – $75.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Lamp- TV – Accent
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4164
Description

This mid 20th century TV lamp has all the bells and whistles: lots of large, perfect shells on an “ocean waves” plaster base, an abalone shell backdrop and a painted chalkware Indian brave in the seashell forest. In the 1950’s, more and more homes had televisions, and since people watched screens in dark movie theatres, it was thought that TV’s should be watched the same way, to avoid eye strain or even eye damage. The postwar creativity in home decor was nowhere better expressed than in the designs of these lamps that decorated one of the new possessions Americans were most proud of.

Photograph #1 shows the lamp unlit; photos #2 and #5 show it lit with the low wattage, night light bulb (included). This bulb is clear; you can easily change it out to a colored one if you prefer. Rather than lots of little bitty shells, there are eleven large shells in front that include a rooster tail conch, a tiger cowrie and an areola babylon. The abalone shell is a beauty, standing 7 inches tall and 6 3/4 inches across at the widest point. The pearly surface on the inside does a wonderful job of reflecting and amplifying the light. The length of cord extending from the lamp is about 30 inches; both it and the plug are in fine condition and you can use an extension cord to reach further if needed. The oval base is 7 3/4 inches by 6 3/4 inches and about 1 inch thick; the overall height of the lamp is 8 inches and it weighs a little under 4 pounds. It’s in amazing condition–no chips, no cracks, no dings. It’s a terrific accent lamp and a guaranteed conversation starter.

FYI: The vintage lamps we sell are all in working order when we ship them to you, but we do recommend that you have them checked out for long-term use by a licensed electrician, since we are not electrical experts.

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1828 Antique School Penmanship Exercise

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Item Name
Antique School Framed Penmanship Exercise
Price
$425.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Antique – Art – Collectible
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4043
Description

Found in Berks County, Pennsylvania, this wonderful school penmanship exercise is dated July 12, 1828 and signed at the bottom “Thomas Coats Moores Piece Book.” It measures 9 inches by 7 inches and is framed in its original, 15/16 inch wide tiger maple frame. Master Moore wrote this school exercise in brown ink which has faded a bit with time. The draperies with a tassel at the bottom of each, so often seen in nineteenth century portraits, are cascading down the sides, painted in blue and pale brown watercolors. There is a six-pointed star in a circle in each upper corner, serving as holdbacks for the draperies. The title of the piece is “Grammer” {sic} and it’s ornately penned at the the top within a pale blue painted oval. Here is the rest of the composition:
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TEXAS CERAMICIST HARDING BLACK PITCHER (Sold)

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Item Name
Harding Black Pitcher
Price
Sold –  Thank You – $325.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
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Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4134
Description

Native Texan Harding Black (1912-2004) was one of the pioneers of the studio pottery movement in America, known for most of his life as “The Dean of Texas Ceramics.” He produced some remarkable forms in clay, but his real passion was the study and formulation of esoteric glazes, like the ones used in ancient China. In 1995, Mr. Black gave Baylor University in Waco his glaze formulas and logs and 12,000 ceramic pieces. In 2015, Baylor presented an exhibition of his work (see photograph #5). To quote Thomas G. Turnquist, American ceramics collector and writer: “I believe Harding Black’s work will stand as a lasting example to all studio potters that will follow. His success will remain a clear and powerful testament to patience, hard work, and spiritual strength.”

Harding Black Brown Pottery Pitcher Handle up showing bottom marks
This pitcher of Black’s, predictably, has wonderful glazes: the body is a khaki/olive/caramel color overlaid with midnight blue at the rim, the base and the handle and washed over the interior. The potting ridges from his fingers are clearly evident. The sturdy handle was pulled from the red clay, not applied, and there’s a wide mouth with a small pinched spout. The bottom is unglazed and has Harding Black’s incised signature along with the year 1980. The pitcher’s 5 1/2 inches tall, 6 inches from handle to spout and has a 2 1/2 inch diameter base. It’s in excellent condition.If you love studio pottery as much as we do, you will be proud to have this Harding Black piece as part of your collection.

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