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.
English brass and iron trivet with penny feet, all original, 2nd quarter of the 18th century. The charming brass lattice design was entirely hand cut, as was the iron frame. Note the little penny foot. Still in lovely condition after nearly 300 years worth of warming tea kettles.
Vintage pair of African tribal pottery heads. Second half of the 20th century. One head has had some old professional repairs. They both measure 9.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep and are mounted on custom wood stands that measure 6 inches square by 3 inches high. Total height of the mounted heads is 12 inches.
Persian niello enamel brass tray circa 1920. Excellent condition. Measures 12 and 5 eights inches in diam. Very tight foliate design, beautifully engraved.
American pattern glass two part, four mold compote with scalloped top c1880. Excellent condition. The bowl measures 10 inches across and 5 inches high, the stand measures 5.5 inches high and 6 inches across. Overall height when together is 10 inches high. Excellent condition.