This is classic Bauer. The ringware pattern was introduced in the 1920s and is pretty much what comes to mind when someone says “Bauer pottery.”
I’ve decided to keep my aqua and cobalt (a valuable color) ringware, but that leaves a few stray burgundy (also higher in value than yellow, orange and aqua) pieces without a home.
In the back are two custard cups (somewhat difficult to find) in fair condition matching item number 34 in the 1941 company catalog. The glaze is crazed on the inside and one has two cracks on the inside. They’d make adorable little pots to put your stash of beads or buttons in. $5 each.
In the middle is a coffee cup and saucer matching item number 59 in the company 1941 catalog. The cup is in excellent condition. The saucer is only fair as the glaze appears to be a bit oxidized (not as rich and shiny as the cup) and there’s a very small chip on the edge and one tiny pit. $15 for the set. SOLD
In front are salt and pepper shakers — number 88 in the 1941 catalog. They are in good condition with a few very small factory defects in the glaze and a small degree of oxidation. An excellent addition to any ringware collection (I’ve kept a cobalt pair). $18 for the pair. SOLD
Even different lines play well together. The gloss pastel batter bowl ($40), pink pitcher with ice lip I’ve decided to keep, and Cal Art vase ( now in the collection of my mom) all look great with these classic pieces.
Tomorrow will be the last few pieces up for sale.