Collectibles

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
$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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Four Vintage Nanking Pattern Chinese Porcelain Bowls (Sold)

4 Nanking Porc. Bowls Blue & White front views

Item Name
Set Of 4 Nanking Bowls
Price
Sold – Thank You – $70.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Kitchen Dining – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4234
Description

These Chinese export white porcelain bowls are decorated in the Nanking pattern with underglaze transfers in blue. The pattern, named after the port in China where much of these wares were exported, depicts a large pagoda in the center, a bridge over a river, mountains and clouds, among other motifs. The Nanking pattern differs from the very similar Canton pattern by having a border of spears and a human figure on the bridge. The lattice design on the rim has panels that repeat in miniature the designs in the center. The clay body has the expected grit in it and the ink has flowed in the central design of each bowl, on some a bit more heavily than others.

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The bowls have a glossy clear top glaze on all but the foot ring. There is a double blue line around the rim and one around the foot, which are traditional. The underglaze seven character mark reads: Yun Mun Ci Chang, which translates to “The People’s Porcelain Factory,” which dates the bowls from the 1970’s.

Each bowl is about 8 inches across and 1 1/2 inches high. Each holds about 8 ounces (1 cup), should you want to use them for soup or stir fry. They’re in like-new condition and immaculate. They display beautifully and mix well with other blue and white Asian wares. More Details…

Mexican Pot by Angelica Morales Gamez

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Item Name
Angelica Morales Gamez Mexican Pot
Price
$145.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – Southwest Design – Mexican
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4209
Description

This large pot was made by Angelica Morales Gamez, an award winning potter, out of red clay painted with manganese black and kaolin white clays. Angelica lives and works in a small town in Michoacan in Mexico, making hand molded, hand painted ceramics for over 18 years; she is the fourth generation potter in her family. She hasn’t had formal art training; she learned from her family how to paint figures on her pottery. Her pottery is made in the Tzintzuntzan tradition (Tzintzunzan is a city in the state of Michoacan where the potters use distinctive colors and designs). More Details…

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…

Jane Hutcheson Arrangement Gorham Fleurs des Siècles Floral

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Item Name
Floral Arrangement by Jane Hutcheson
Price
$225.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Floral – Flower Basket – Flower Arrangement
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4160
Description

Designer Jane Hutcheson, charmed by the enameled French porcelain flowers of Vincennes, designed her own in clay, which The Gorham Company contracted to make in metal for their giftware division in the early 1970’s. The line was called ” Fleurs des Siècles,” meaning “Flowers of Centuries” or eternal flowers. It turned out to be one of Gorham’s best-selling gift lines. For more pictures and information please click here…

“Ye Olde Cottage” Hand Painted English Teapot

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We love figural teapots and this earthenware one of a thatched roof English country cottage is a favorite. It was made by Price and Kensington, a firm that began with the Price Brothers brand in 1896. They merged with Kensington Potteries in Longport, Burslem, where they are still located, in 1962. The hand painted colors and molded details are lovely: multi-paned windows; “wood-grained” handle, spout and front door; green ivy growing up the sides and leafy shrubs at the base and an overall pattern of stone walls. There are several marks on the base. Impressed ones include: YE OLDE COTTAGE P&K MADE IN ENGLAND. Printed in green is a wreath encircling PRICE Kensington with MADE IN ENGLAND beneath and COTTAGE WARE under that. There is also a printed Reg. No. 845007, which means the decorative design was registered in England during 1945. This may be why we see this “Ye Olde Cottage”pattern, commonly called cottage ware, misidentified as being from the 1940’s or 1950’s; obviously since Price and Kensington Potteries, Ltd., was created in 1962, none of their earthenware can be older than that. While they are still in business, this pattern has been discontinued. It has been copied by many other potteries, including some in Japan, but P&K’s detailing, hand painting and quality are, in our opinion, generally superior. (more…)