Collectible

Antique Black Basalt Cream Jug Griffin Handle Circa 1860

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Item Name
Caledonian Pottery Pitcher
Price
$60.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Home Decor – Black Pitcher
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4207
Description

This black basalt cream jug or pitcher was made by the Caledonian Pottery, which was established circa 1800 on the banks of the Monkland canal in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1872, the pottery moved to Rutherglen by the railroad tracks and was closed in 1928. Black basalt porcelain was an innovation of Josiah Wedgwood in the late 1700’s; he called it “Basaltes Ware”, naming it after the volcanic rock basalt. It is a type of clay that starts out brown but fires black with an appearance that is almost glass-like. There are no marks to the base on this piece. More Details…

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Tole Painted Peter Ompir Large Tray

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Item Name
Peter Ompir Tray
Price
Sold – Thank you – $195.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Home Decor – Tole Painted Tray
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4156
Description

Peter Ompir (1904-1979), who painted this lovely, long tin tray, is considered one of America’s foremost folk artists. He began his career during the 1930’s painting portraits but was unable to make any money at it. He then began painting household items and sold them through an agent who persuaded Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s and other prominent stores to carry his works, where they sold extremely well. He painted both used and new objects of wood, metal and even furniture, always managing to create a charming antique look with his use of colors and designs. This tray is an outstanding example of his work. More Details…

Carved Wood and Reeds Antique Native American Duck Decoy (Sold)

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Item Name
Native American Duck Decoy
Price
Sold – Thank You – $250.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Native American Wood Carving
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4204
Description

Native Americans made useful objects out of reeds and rushes for thousands of years. Floating decoys like this one, strongly resembling the canvasbacks that darkened the sky in huge flocks, lured waterfowl to the ponds and lakes to be bow-hunted or snared.

This decoy has a carved wooden head, a wooden breast and tail, with the central portion of the body composed of strips of a type of marsh plant. (Not being botanists, we’re not able to narrow that down—possibilities are bulrushes, tule reeds, and river cane, to name a few.) It’s in good condition, with chipping to the tail feathers the main indication of use and no breaks in the strips. Measuring almost 14 inches long from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail, it stands 6 inches at the tallest point of the head and is about 4 inches wide at the belly. This decoy is a handsome piece of American folk art with a very pleasing sculptural quality. More Details click here…

Red Horse ’91 Native American Dish (Sold)

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Item Name
Native American Red Horse Dish
Price
Sold – Thank You $95.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – Native American – Red Clay Dish
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4201
Description

 

 

A striking red clay dish with incised, beautifully painted petroglyph designs, this piece was hand made by a New Mexico potter named Red Horse. The central figure is a shaman wearing the horns of a buffalo and surrounded by a turquoise sun and other symbols, all set against the smoothed, unglazed clay. The left edge of the plate is finished in white crackle similar to raku; the other glossy colors include black and a vivid red. For more pictures and information please click here…

Rose Medallion Hand Enameled 10 Inch Round Tray

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Item Name
Chinese Rose Medallion Tray
Price
$55.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Dining-Enameled Tray
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4151
Description

This serving tray was made in China and nicely hand enameled with the Rose Medallion pattern of four panels around a central circle. Two of the panels have tree peonies and a bird and two have Chinese people pictured in their home. Each panel is bordered by a gilt strap with green scrollwork vines, each ending in a butterfly at the center. and “Fu” bats, symbols of happiness, at the other ends. For more picture and information please click here…

Georgetown Pattern Federal Glass Iridescent Deviled Egg Platter

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Item Name
Federal Glass 1960’s  Deviled Egg Platter
Price
Sold – Thank You – $35.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Home Decor- Dining – Platter
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 3774
Description

This deviled egg platter was made by the Federal Glass Company in Columbus, Ohio. The pattern, named Georgetown, was made in the 1960’s and the iridescence on this example makes it especially eye-catching. It is pressed glass, not cut glass, and is quite heavy, weighing in at 2 3/4 pounds. A dozen egg halves can be placed around the rim, along with garnishes, pickles and relishes in two extra rim sections. For more pictures and information please click here…

Bamboo Pattern Occupied Japan 12 Inch Platter (Sold)

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Item Name
Occupied Japan Bamboo Platter
Price
Sold – Thank You – $40.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Home Decor- Dining – Platter
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 3969
Description

So often china or pottery pieces need to be part of a grouping to have any impact, but this platter is so striking it stands on its own as a mid century modern design statement. It was made in Japan during the 1945-1952 Allied occupation. It was handcrafted and is so marked in brown script on the reverse, along with OCCUPIED JAPAN and BAMBOO, which is obviously the pattern name. In the center of those marks is the symbol for UCAGCO, a superimposed U over a C over a G. UCAGCO is an acronym for United China and Glass Company, which was a distributor of dinnerware and glassware from Japan with offices in New Orleans and New York.

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California Enchanto Handled Serving Dish

Enchanto Mid Century California Pottery Handled Serving Dish

Item Name
Enchanto Leaf Serving Dish
Price
$39.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – California –  Handle Dish
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 3678
Description

The name Enchanto is so evocative of pottery made in California in the 1950’s. Over 1000 of these potteries took advantage of the unique combinations of clay available in Southern California, including Enchanto which was based in Burbank in the 1950’s according to Wikipedia. We have seen paper or foil stuck-on labels which say Enchanto Fullerton, CA. 92643. Since ZIP codes started in 1963, this may indicate that the company moved to Fullerton later on in their history. We have also seen pieces of theirs which have both the impressed mark and a foil label for the Burbank location. For more pictures and information please click here...