Well, it is the new year, and already there are some great new finds. Alameda was rained out, so I am looking forward to shopping the Sacramento show this weekend. I have had some success finding some nice items in the past 2 weeks or so, and I saved them for this new page. There have been a few tile tables and some pottery, as well as a Taylor Parrot tile panel. The other items are a wonderful tile table with 4 Hispano Moresque tiles, a Pacific plate in orange, a Cellini craft tray, an early Pacific mixing bowl in a very thick nuclear orange, a plant stand with German tiles, a set of early cuerda seca Spanish tiles, and a rare set of tiles with a Dutch theme made by a company called Pomona. Pomona tiles were for the most part just field tiles, but they did make a few cuenca (raised line) tiles with different motifs on them. I was happy to find these just because of the history.
In the past week, I have been working on these little gems. They are all for sale, and some of them are on ebay. I like the drink and plant stands a lot. Most of them are 8x8 tiles and sometimes they are 6x6 and even 12x12. If you would like to see what I have for sale, you can see my Auctions Here!
Last weekend was also the Sacramento antiques faire, and the buying was great. I love shopping at this show as there are always good buys. As usual, I was out there at around 5:30 in the morning with my flashlight and I found quite a few tile and pottery items, as well as many other great antiques that I have for sale now in my shop. Check out these goodies:
Here we have a Catalina Island carafe in Toyon Red, a Pacific crock in turquoise, a very large Tudor vase (the same company that makes the tiles), 2 Kraftile 4 inch tiles, and in the middle is a rare Calco tile in a great blue color.
You know when you turn a piece of pottery over and it is signed like this, that you have found something good!!
I also found a Garden City hand thrown bowl, and a Roseville water lily candle holder.
I found these tile tables at the Sac show. One of them was the first item I purchased in the wee early hours, and the other I found quite late in the morning. The first one is a set of Taylor tiles, and the second set is made by Tudor. The unusual thing about the Tudor set is the color combination. I have seen this set of tiles many many times in a turquoise background, but this is the first time I have ever seen it with the yellow background.
It is cold outside, so I am going to sit back and enjoy my fireplace. The LA pottery show is coming up on Feb 3/4 down in Pasadena - DON'T MISS IT!!