Phew — we’ve made it through my collection (or at least what I’m willing to part with). This last post is a few odds and ends, but just because they don’t go with any “theme” so far doesn’t mean they are less valuable.
These pieces had me thinking 4th of July barbeque. The flat fan vase is Bauer, designed by the prolific artist Ray Murray (as was the single candle stick). It is in very good condition save a small chip on the base (in the back). It is like those shown on page 65 of the Tuchman book and page 56 of the1986 Chipman one. They seem to be fetching impressive prices on eBay and online antique shops. Of course, with the chip, mine won’t go for top dollar, but I had thought that I’d offer it up since it doesn’t match the colors of the ringware I’m keeping. Now, on second thought, I’ve decided to keep it since it is an excellent example of the Cal-Art line.
However, the lobster salt and pepper shakers are way out in left field, so I’m setting them free. They are in very good condition and would make an excellent addition to anyone’s summer decor! You know you want them for $10. SOLD
The little blue creamer is 3.25 inches tall and is unmarked. There are factory imperfections in the glaze and I would describe the piece as overall more “rustic” than my other Bauer, Fiesta, and Franciscan pieces. But, it would work very well with romantic country or cottage decor. $5.
See how pretty it looks with this modern floral fabric?
The covered bean pot is also rustic in terms of factory imperfections. You can see it’s one chip on the lip too. It is unmarked and the color is not quite like my other aquas. It’s a perfect little stash pot for safety pins or buttons or … $7.
Lastly, we’ve come full circle.
This aqua serving dish is by Catalina — the island pottery maker, a display of which I saw at the San Francisco airport. It is in very good condition with just a few scratches from use on the inside. From the Rancho line, it is 9 inches long and 6.5 inches wide. The clean lines and bright aqua color look great with modern decor. $25. SOLD
OK, now I guess I have to get back to the sewing machine.