Collectible

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…

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Weed Pot Beautifully Glazed 1970’s

Rosene Zaros Weed Pot Beautifully Glazed Stoneware 1970's

Item Name
Rosene Zaros Weed Pot
Price
$55.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art Pottery – Vase – Weed Pot
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4090
Description

Rosene Zaros displayed her hand made studio pottery at the Joetown Hill Pottery and Craft Gallery that she and her husband George owned in the 1970’s and early 1980’s in Ohio. She received an M.A. in ceramics from Ohio State University, doing her thesis on raku ware, and was a Fine Arts instructor there from 1969-1971. Her mark “Zaros” is incised in the bottom. Her work is not easily found and prized when it is discovered. (more…)

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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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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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

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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