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Petroglyph Designs Dish by Red Horse Clay Co.

Petroglyph Designs Dish by Red Horse Clay Co.


Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • $90.00 USD
  • Slightly oval
  • 8 3/4 inches across 
  • 8 1/4 inches top to bottom
 
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A striking red clay dish with incised, beautifully painted petroglyph designs, this piece was hand made by Red Horse Clay Company in Mesa, Arizona, founded by artist/owner/potter Carol Sherwood in 1984. The central figures are a man and a woman wearing buffalo horns, surrounded by a turquoise sun, bear tracks, a checkered antelope and other symbols, all set against the gritty unglazed clay. The bottom edge of the plate is finished in white crackle similar to raku; the other glossy colors include black and a vivid red. We love their turquoise and white clothing!

The back of the plate has 3 applied fat button feet. There's a molded two-hole hanger with wire twisted through it so you can hang the dish as well as place it on a table. It is inscribed RED HORSE CLAY CO. and © '94. It is slightly oval, measuring 8 3/4 inches across and 8 1/4 inches top to bottom. It stands about 1 inch high and weighs a little less than a pound. The dish is in excellent condition; there are a few tiny white specks on the red clay edges, which seem to be typical with this company's wares.

The artist was inspired to create her pottery after exploring ancient ruins in the Southwest. To quote her own words, "The Indian world was filled with symbolism and mysticism. A complete belief in the spirit world was a guiding factor in all things. Many of these petroglyphs were made by the shaman or medicine man to communicate between the spirit world and the world of man." 

This red clay pottery piece depicts ancient Native American symbols in a very modern way. It's a fascinating, dramatic and decorative display piece.

© Linda Henrich

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PYH 4381

Vintage Painted Kolam Mask From Sri Lanka

Vintage Painted Kolam Mask From Sri Lanka



Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Sold - Thank You - $59.00
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • 7 inches from top to bottom
  •  6 1/2 inches wide
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Masks like this one are used in Sri Lanka by dancers to act out a folk drama called Kolam. The masks are carved from wood from the local Kaduru tree, a type of balsa which is light and easy to carve. After the wood is dried and carved according to descriptions in ancient manuscripts, the mask is smoothed with leaves and then painted. A mask's expression and colors are chosen to represent a specific role in the play. The protruding eyes are a common characteristic of the Sri Lankan mask, as is the open mouth with individually carved and painted teeth. The details, such as the carved ears and the nostrils, are well done. 

This example is a healing mask, used in "demon dances" to expel evil demons that cause diseases. It is surmounted by a carved, painted green cobra, representing folk medicine cures for high fevers. The mask is 6 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches from top to bottom. It projects 3 1/4 inches from the wall at the tip of the nose and weighs a mere 6 ounces, perfect for a spot where you need something that is not heavy or bulky. A former owner installed screw eyes and a wire for hanging; there is also a hole at the top behind the snake, should you want to hang it from a a leather thong or loop of raffia. It's in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. It's a very intriguing carving.

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PYH 4374

Vintage Basket Purse by Betsy B with Carolina Chickadees

Hand Painted Asian Wooden Box With One Drawer

Hand Painted Asian Wooden Box With One Drawer

Description

This vintage rectangular Chinese wooden box has one drawer with a batwing drawer pull. It's painted inside and out in a deep Chinese red which has darkened with time. The hand painted designs on the top include a white peony, the national flower of China; a peony branch with groups of green leaves and a bud; and a fan in each corner. It's trimmed with striping in red and yellow that's interspersed with diamond shapes. The rest of the box is similarly striped and has a rustic patina that is alligatored in spots.
4332 HP Wood Box With Drawer Red with Flowers drawer open


The box measures 16 inches long, 6 inches front to back, 3 inches high and weighs 3 and 1/2 pounds. It's in wonderful vintage 
condition. 
4332 HP Wood Box With Drawer Red with Flowers-drawer removed


The interior of the drawer is 4 inches by 8 inches with a depth of a little more than 1 1/2 inches; it glides smoothly and fits well. It doesn't hold a lot, but can accomodate bits of jewelry, pens and pencils or other small items. while adding a beautiful Chinese accent to a dresser, desk or table.

© Linda Henrich

4332 HP Wood Box With Drawer Red with Flowers bottom view

PYH 4332

SOLD -Thank You - $75.00 USD

Item Name
Asian Box
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Wooden Ware
In Stock 0
Item ID - PYH 4332


Nancy Hilborn Pottery Sculptural Bowl

Hilborn Pottery, Canada Sculptural Bowl Signed by Nancy Hilborn



Description
This beautiful matte glazed bowl was hand made by Nancy Hilborn of Hilborn Pottery in Ontario, Canada. The pottery itself is masterful--thin, pulled and folded in an opposing swirl at each end.


4243 Hilborn Green Pottery Dish Bottom View showing Mark


 The pale green glaze is silky to the touch and decorated with a curvy line of glossy bluish green both inside and out. It's 5 1/2 inches long, 4 inches front to back at its widest, 3 inches tall and in excellent condition.

4243 Hilborn Green Art Pottery Dish side view


Established in 1975 by Rick and Nancy Hilborn, Hilborn Pottery Design produces both functional and decorative pottery. Nancy Hilborn, who signed the bottom of this piece, is the creative potter; her well respected pottery has earned her a following as well as numerous awards. Lovely to display, this bowl also makes a wonderful server for condiments, nuts, candy, whatever, since it is food and drink safe as well as oven, microwave and dishwasher proof.

© Linda Henrich




$25.00 USD

Item Name
Hilborn Pottery Bowl
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Pottery - Bowl
In Stock 1 
Item ID - PYH 4243

Abingdon Console Bowl 1940's

Abingdon Console Bowl 1940's

Description
This pretty pale peach console bowl was made by Abingdon Pottery in Abingdon, Illinois between 1934 and 1950. A console bowl was meant to be displayed on a console table, which is a table designed to fit against the wall, supported by brackets attached to the wall or with legs resembling brackets. The bowls were quite popular during the 1940’s and into the 1950’s.

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This bowl has a scalloped upper rim, a scrolled handle on each end and a molded acanthus leaf on the interior below each handle. It is 14 inches long, 6 inches wide at the center and 3 ¾ inches high. On the base there is a very clear blue Abingdon USA stamp in a rectangle and the impressed mold number 532.

Abingdon pottery used very high quality clay and beautiful glazes. This example is in wonderful condition, with no chips, cracks, nicks or crazing and little wear.

The pale peach color of this bowl works well as a neutral with many other interior design color schemes.

Sorry, the peaches are not included.

© Linda Henrich


$36.00 USD

Item Name
Abingdon Bowl
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Pottery
In Stock 1 
Item ID - PYH 3713

Robinson-Ransbottom Trio of Spongeware Pitchers

Robinson-Ransbottom Trio of Spongeware Pitchers

Description

This set of three spongeware pottery pitchers was made by Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery. There are two 1 pint pitchers and one 1 quart pitcher, all sponged in blue on a creamy white body with a clear top glaze. Each piece has a stamped mark in black on the bottom that includes the company name, the city, state and USA and the word "pitcher" with the capacity. 




Robinson Ransbottom was created by a merger of two companies in 1920 and proved to be one of the few companies that made it into the 21st century producing serviceable stoneware (they went out of business in 2005). Since they were located in Roseville, Ohio, their items are sometimes misidentified as being made by Roseville Pottery, a company famous for their art pottery. 

Each one of these 1970's pitchers is in excellent condition, with just crazing to the clear glaze. It's interesting to note that the sponging on each pitcher varies in amount, with the very slightly shorter pint one having the most. The pint pitchers measure about 4 3/4 inches in height and the quart one measures about 6 1/4 inches tall. They are heavy, sturdy pitchers and a delight to use for serving, decorate with or add to your spongeware collection.
© Linda Henrich


$75.00 USD

Item Name
Robinson Ransbottom Pitchers
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Pottery
In Stock 1 - three pitcher set
Item ID - PYH 4268