Blue Mountain Pottery 3 Piece Set in 'Boreal Forest' Green and Black Glaze Dripware, 1970s, Canadian
This elegant three-piece set of Modernist dripware works is by Blue Mountain Pottery.
The graceful forms of each piece bears Blue Mountain Pottery's well-known green and black glaze. The underglaze is almost black but in the path of light, the black shines with an iridescent sheen of blues and purples. The green drip glaze flows downward, interspersed with white.
The variation in colour and the effect of gravity on the glaze evokes imagery of the Boreal forests surrounding the Blue Mountains, which the glaze is said to be inspired by. An interesting property of the glaze is that the glaze is not opaque - under bright light, the brown shades of the clay underneath begin to shine through.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is mild crazing across each piece that is commensurable with the age - please see photos as part of the condition report. The underside of the base for each piece is marked, 1 piece is marked with 'BMP Canada' and the other 2 pieces are marked with the three-tree, Canada mark.
MEASUREMENTS Pitcher Vase - height: c. 7" / 18 cm (from base to rim) x c. 5.9" / 15 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter c. 2.4" / 6 cm.
Jug - height: c. 2.8" / 7 cm (from base to rim) x c. 3.9" / 10 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm.
Sugar Bowl - height: c. 2.8" / 7 cm (from base to rim) x c. 3.9" / 10 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm.
Unpackaged weight [all pieces]: c. 1 kg / 972 g
NOTES Ceramics will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Blue Mountain Pottery was founded by Josef Weider in Collingwood, Ontario just after World War II, and was named after the neighbouring Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Pottery, also known as BMP, produced a range of pieces such as kitchenware, vases, ashtrays and bowls, as well as a variety of animal forms.
The Blue Mountain glaze effect was hand-produced with a 2-step brush and dip process, resulting in each piece being unique. Blue Mountain Pottery eventually closed in December 2004.
Czecho-Slovakia Victoria China Art Deco Lustre Pearlescent White and Peach, Set of 6 Cup and Saucers, 1920s -1930s
This elegant set of Art Deco design is by the Victoria company of Czech-Slovakia.
The pieces are handpainted in a stylish colour palette, reflecting the glamour of the Art Deco movement. Each cup is painted in a semi-lustre peach glaze, the exterior is painted in a pearlescent white lustre glaze and finished with a black glaze trim as well as handle. The saucer is handpainted in the same pearlescent glaze with the rim finished in black trim and the underside is left unpainted.
A BIT OF HISTORY
'Victoria' Schmidt & Company in Stara Role, Czechoslovakia was founded in 1883 by Lazarus and Rosenfeld Ltd. however, the company was sold within two years to Franz Schmidt, who would go on to give his name to the firm. Originally founded in the north-western Bohemian town of Altrohlau, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Bohemia was separated from Austria to become part of Czechoslovakia at the end of First World War, Altrohlau changed its name to Stará Role.
Schmidt & Company ceased to exist in 1945, when they merged with the Altrohlau Porcelain Factories and the EPIAG factories to become known as Starorolský Porcelán.
CONDITION Very Good. There are no chips or cracks to the cups or saucers. There is mild use wear in the glaze that is most evident in minor chips to the black glaze of the cup handles and pearl glaze of a few of the saucers. The underside of every cup and saucer is marked with the Victoria stamp of 'VICTORIA, Czecho-Slovakia' and crown that was in use between 1918 and 1938. Each cup is additionally stamped with the number '16'.
MEASUREMENTS - Teacup: c. 2.8" / 7.2 cm tall x c. 3.1" / 8 cm diameter (across cup's rim). Base diameter: c. 1.6" / 4 cm. - Saucer: c. 1.1" / 2.7 cm tall x c. 5.4" / 13.6 cm diameter. Base diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm. Unpackaged weight (full set) c. 1.3 kg / 1,300 g
NOTES Tea set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Set of 5 Hutschenreuther by Renee Neue, Green, Blue and Black Ceramic Dishes, 1970s, West German
Presenting a set of bold and eye-catching pieces of 1970s Pop Art ceramic by designer Renee Neue. Each piece has been crafted into the abstract goblet form before the vibrant glaze was handpainted.
The base gloss glaze is a vibrant and deep lime green that is overlaid with encircling of black and cobalt blue. The bands of colour intermingle, creating pale blues, turquoise and deep green.
Both the shape and the colour palette of the glaze are rare in themselves, as is finding the combination of both elements. These pieces were designed as soup bowls but would suit a variety of uses such as small planters.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Renée Neue was head of the art department for Hutschenreuther in the 1970s, who had perfected the art of mixing bright, crisp colours with deep earth tones in a series of statement vases for Hutschenreuther Ceramics.
Hutschenreuther was founded in 1814 by Carolus Magnus Hutschenreuther in Hohenburg of Northern Bavaria, the manufactory began life producing hand-painted gilded porcelain and was inherited by Hutschenreuther's wife Johanna and their two sons upon his death. Over the years, the company made acquisitions in buying other German porcelain makers: Altrohlau, Arzburg and Tirschenreuth, Königszelt,Silesia.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or scratches, there is gentle crazing on each piece that is commensurable with the age, please see photos as part of the condition report. Base of each piece is marked with the Hutschenreuther Lion and '1814' ceramic stamp.
c. 4.1" / 10.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2.96 / 7.5 cm base diameter. Width (across widest point): c. 4.1" / 10.5 cm
Unpackaged weight: 1 kg / 1,005 g
Ceramics will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
1980s West German Thomas (Rosenthal) Oil and Vinegar White Porcelain and Cork Two Spout Cruet Flask
THE ITEM Presenting a stylish piece of late vintage Kitchenalia, simple yet refined in design.
The shape of the gourd-shaped body gives away it's dual purpose as a oil and vinegar flask and the decor is as equally elegant. The porcelain is faintly and concentrically lined on the entire body and finished with two simple encircling bands of green and orange at the flask's collar.
An bonus to this piece is that it is made with Thomas' 'spülmaschinenfest' porcelain, or 'dishwasher safe' porcelain, so easy to use and easy to clean ...!
An adorable piece that would suit a dining table with Vintage, Retro or Modernist inspired decor.
A BIT OF HISTORY The company was founded in 1872 as small decoration company under the name of 'Jaeger, Thomas & Co.' (1872 until 1898). During the first few years everything was fine but after various disputes with Jaeger regarding the product range and funding of special projects, Fritz Thomas decided to quit the company in 1898 to form 'Thomas & Ens'.
The near instantaneous success of Thomas & Ens caught the attention of Rosenthal and following Ens departure in 1907, Rosenthal moved to become the major shareholder in 1908 and Thomas was run as an independent subsidiary of Rosenthal.
CONDITION Excellent - there is little evidence of use (mostly present in the replaceable corks) and there are a few light movement marks to the underside on the base of the flash. Natural wear is commensurable with the age of the piece, please see photos as part of the condition report. The base of the flask is marked with the 'Thomas Germany spülmaschinenfest' mark, used between 1978 to 1998.
MEASUREMENTS c. 5.5" / 14 cm tall x c. "5.9 / 15 cm diameter across the widest point. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.4 kg / 367 g
NOTES Flask will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.