A large 19th century pair of Italian maiolica pottery covered jars, each having 2 large cartouches painted with a battle by sea and a battle by land, surrounded with decorative floral scroll work. Circa 1860. Each jar measures 17 inches high to the finial, 12.25 inches high to the jar rim and 11 inches in diameter. Very good original condition with only one chip inside one lid.
Pair of antique Edme Samson (Paris and St. Denis) porcelain table lamps. Made in France circa 1870. Each lamp measures 27.5 inches to top of finial, 14.5 inches high to top of vase, 4.5 x 5.75 inch base with a 144 x 14 inch silk shade. Excellent working condition with like new shades.
Vintage Oscar Bucher California Crafts flame glazed ceramic footed bowl in the Chinese Ming design. It measures 7.25 inches across and 3.75 inches high, and is signed on the base. Oscar Bucher is an award-winning ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 50 years. His pieces have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, including the International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy and the Fletcher Ceramic International in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1960, he immigrated to Santa Barbara, California to establish his own pottery studio. His groundbreaking work consistently won awards and helped popularize high-fired ceramics in Southern California during the ’60s and ’70s re-emergence of Arts and Crafts movement. In 1975, he established the Ceramic and Glassblowing Programs at Santa Barbara City College and taught as the head of the Ceramic Department for over 20 years. He curated numerous workshops with top artists including Paul Soldner, Don Reitz, Otto Heino, Yoshiro Ikeda, Lana Wilson, Patrick Crabb, Philip Cornelius, and many others.
Liverpool Transfer Designs on Anglo-American Pottery by Robert H. McCauley. Published in 1942 by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME. First Edition, very scarce, indispensable reference. Very modest wear to cover, some writing on the inside page, otherwise clean. Measures 6.5 x 9 inches.
Pair of F Kessler porcelain figural lamps c1950. Each lamps measures 25.5 inches to top of their shades, figures measure 15 inches. Excellent condition with new shades. Wonderful solid brass mounts.