28 Sep

Lot 2

Nope, this isn’t quite the same as yesterday’s set, but it rocks the mid-century modern just the same.


But wait, it’s great with a romantic contemporary look as well.

The cup and saucer are Bauer (marked on the bottom). I used to think they were the Moneterey Moderne pattern (based on the saucer and colors), but according to this book, the cup handle and shape are more like El Chico or Al Fresco. Either way, They hail from the 1948 to 1962 era and are in excellent condition. The same goes for the bowl (5″ diameter), which is also Bauer and presumably part of the same line as the color is a perfect match. The vase, I’m not so sure about as it is unmarked. It may not be Bauer, although it is most definitely a contemporary. It is 6″ tall and unfortunately has a repaired petal and a quarter inch chip on one tip, as well as a tiny chip on two other tips. That doesn’t keep it from being an adorable accent though.

I also have these two Bauer Gloss Pastel batter bowls produced between 1939 and 1959. Before Mr. incredible hyperventilates, I’m not going to sell the both of them. The olive one has a chip on the lip, so we’ll keep that one, but the chartreuse is in excellent condition, so for the sake of a smaller overall collection, I’m willing to sell it. I also think that this one might work well on permanent loan to the Mom Collection of Things That Display Well in a Craftsman House (hint, hint).

I like these pieces together, so I’d be willing to sell them as a set if Mom doesn’t lay claim to the batter bowl.

I’d like $12 for the cup and saucer, $6 for the small bowl, and $40 for the batter bowl. I’ll throw in the vase as a freebie with any purchase. I forgot to say yesterday, that if anyone is interested in any of the pottery I post here, either leave a comment that you’re interested and we’ll continue the conversation off-line, or email me at me(at)kristinlaflamme(dot)com.

Tomorrow will look familiar, but in another color…