Pottery

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
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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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Felipe Andrew Mata Ortiz Blackware Pot

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Item Name
Felipe Andrew Blackware Pot
Price
$135.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery -HomeDecor
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4244
Description

This exquisitely formed burnished blackware pot was created and signed by Mata Ortiz, Mexico potter Felipe Andrew. He decorated the pot with geometric designs in the traditional colors of red and green. The pot is 5 inches tall, 5 inches at its widest and stands on a small flat base 1 inch in diameter, with a neck opening the same. Señor Andrew’s name is etched on the bottom and it is in pristine condition.

Mata Ortiz is a small village in northern Mexico, very rural but home to extremely skilled potters who produce their wares without benefit of a potter’s wheel or kiln. The clay comes from the nearby hills and the pigments from plants and minerals. The works from this village appear in high-end galleries and many museums; the quality and artistry of this piece makes it a star in any collection. More Details 

 

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…)

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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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.”

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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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Studio Pottery Pitcher Hand Thrown Great Abstract Designs

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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

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Green and brown drip glaze pitcher rim view

 

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Italian Majolica Giuseppe Mazzotti Signed Bud Vase Hand Painted

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Item Name
Majolica Hand Painted Bud Vase
Price
$90.00
Condition
Vintage
Description
This beautiful triangular bud vase was produced by the Giuseppe Mazzotti Ceramics Factory in Albisola, Italy, a town where ceramics have been made for four centuries. The company was founded in 1903, at a time when, according to Wikipedia, Albisola become the international capital of ceramics. The blue and white decorations, hand painted so wonderfully on this vase, were introduced in Albisola in the mid-seventeenth century. The style is termed “Antico Savona” (old Savona), characterized by the landscape of ancient Savona, Italy, a nearby city. (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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