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Internationally Renowned Potter Clary Illian Vintage Stoneware Bowl

Vintage Stoneware Bowl, by Clary Illian Bernard Leach Protégée Internationally Renownedifull view-whiteout-etsy slide-3000 x 2455.jpg

$249.00

This large yet graceful, beautifully glazed stoneware bowl was made by Clary Illian of Ely, Iowa. Producing ceramics since the early 1960’s, she is now 50 years into her career and is internationally known. Ms. Illian apprenticed under Bernard Leach at the famed Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall from 1964 through 1965. Seventeen of her ceramic pieces are in the David and Louise Rosenfield Collection. which includes at present count 2681 contemporary ceramics by 562 artists. Her pieces are also in the collection of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, where she was a ‘Visiting Artists and Workshop Instructor’ in the 1970’s, along with luminaries such as Peter Voulkos, and was also an ‘Artist in Residence’ there in 1981. We’ve included a photograph of Ms. Illian at work, along with a picture of the cover of her book, “A Potter’s Workbook.”

This expertly hand made piece is simple in form, with a wide, flattened dry rim and a lovely curve to the body that exhibits Ms. Illian’s finger marks inside and out. This master potter, however, has embellished that simple form with a row of tiny rectangular notches on the inner and outer rims and then applied a gorgeous chocolate brown glaze. It’s variegated and dripped, ending in small pools here and there at the outer base. On the interior bottom the glaze forms a whirlpool and the bowl is finished with a high gloss clear top glaze. Ms. Illian’s distinctive maker’s mark is impressed near the rim, shown close up in our photograph # 4.

The bowl is 14 inches across the top, tapering to an unglazed bottom 8 1/2 inches across. It stands 4 3/4 inches high and weighs a whopping 7 3/4 pounds. The bowl is in outstanding condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing. It’s a handsome piece of 20th century stoneware by a famed artisan.

Shipping Note: Due its weight and size, we will definitely ship this bowl Parcel Select Ground Insured (read: cheaper and slow) unless you choose otherwise at checkout.

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PYH 4585

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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
Sold- $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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Antique Black Basalt Cream Jug Griffin Handle Circa 1860

4207 Black Basalt Pitcher Handle Right-etsy slide

Item Name
Caledonian Pottery Pitcher
Price
SOLD – $60.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Home Decor – Black Pitcher
Availability
In Stock 0
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…

Vintage White Cat Accent Lamp With Black Shade (Sold)

Mid Century Porcelain Cat Accent Lamp Black and White

Item Name
Accent lamp white cat
Price
Sold – Thank You – $95.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Lamp & Shade – Home Decor Lighting
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4175
Description

For the cat lover, a charming porcelain accent lamp with a bit of modern Asian flair. The 2/4 inch high stepped, round black wooden base supports the full bodied cat that stands 8 inches high. Sitting in a classic pose, with front paws demurely together, head to one side and tail wrapped around, the cat is made of glossy white porcelain, well-detailed down to the whiskers. The new matte black cloth uno shade sits on the socket that’s attached to the brass rod behind the cat. The shade is 7 inches tall with the overall height of the lamp 16 1/2 inches. On the bottom is the classic “Made in Japan” red and gold foil label, along with four green felt protective circles. (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…)

Studio Pottery Pitcher Hand Thrown Great Abstract Designs

Green and brown drip glaze pitcher handle left

Item Name
Signed Pottery Pitcher Great Designs
Price
$35.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This hand thrown studio pottery pitcher has so many designs and textures going on, it’s a decorative delight. The rough tan stoneware clay it’s made of provides a speckled background for the glaze colors of seafoam green, caramel, cream, black and ruby red. There’s a brown drip that runs horizontally below the rim of the mouth and the abstract designs are raised, curved and swirled. The handle was pulled from the clay and given a half seafoam, half caramel color treatment, raised ridges and an interesting pinched treatment at the base. There’s a lovely open, rounded spout. The seafoam green was dripped into the interior, which was given a coat of cream. Only the bottom is unglazed, and is signed with a confident incised mark that we have yet to identify.

The pitcher’s height is about 5 inches, it’s 6 inches from spout to handle and it’s 4 inches from front to back. The piece weighs a little over a pound and is in terrific condition. Since the interior is glazed, it will hold liquids–about 2 1/2 cups (20 ounces). It’s an art pottery piece with lots of flair for a collection or home/office decoration.

PYH 4107

Green and brown drip glaze pitcher bottom mark view

 

Green and brown drip glaze pitcher rim view

 

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Tonalá Mexico Bruñido Pottery Hand Painted Wall Charger

Tonala Mexican Platter Front view

Item Name
Mexican Hand Painted Wall Charger
Price
SOLD – $55.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

Of all the traditional ceramics made in Tonalá, Jalisco State, Mexico, this type, called bruñido (burnished) is the best known. These pieces are not glazed, but, after the hand painted designs are applied, are coated with slip (liquid clay) and then polished with a stone. The central motif on this wall charger or platter are a pair of quail watching a flock in the sky with a very fanciful, stylized background of flowers and leaves. The border motifs are various colored lines and leaves. Colors used were grey, ocher, green, white and black. The back of the platter is unglazed and there is a molded hanger so it can be hung on a wall or can stand alone on a table, dresser or shelf. It’s stamped in black ‘Mexico’ (photograph #4). (more…)

Horse Head Handle Arthur Wood English Earthenware Pitcher

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Item Name
English Earthenware White Pitcher
Price
$65.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This is a fine Staffordshire pitcher made by Arthur Wood, an earthenware manufacturer in Longton, Stoke-On-Trent, England. The impressed marks on the bottom are “Wood” and “Made in England” (pictured in photograph #4 somewhat faintly.) Arthur Wood was the sole owner in 1904; in 1928, his son joined him and the business name was changed to Arthur Wood and Son Ltd.

 

This pitcher, made of a creamy white clay with a glossy clear glaze on all but the foot ring, has raised decorations with an equestrian theme: men on horseback are riding around the pitcher and the thumb rest is a large horse head. It’s an impressive piece, standing 10 inches tall, measuring 8 1/4 inches from the tip of the handle to the tip of the spout and weighing 2 1/2 pounds. The condition is excellent, with the expected overall fine crazing and no chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It’s immaculate inside and out.

This Staffordshire pitcher has great style and flair for any room in your home.

PYH 4084

 

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