I came across a very cool Sascha Brastoff plate the other day. This nice leaf pattern isn’t one I’ve seen before, and I’m uncertain if it’s from a regular issue pattern or line. What makes the plate even more interesting is that it’s fully signed.
This is the first time I’ve found one with a full signature. It’s generally accepted that a full signature indicates that Brastoff himself worked on the item. Those with his rooster stamp or just “Sascha B.” were worked on by his craftsmen and employees. I don’t have enough information on just how many of these full signature items there are compared to the standard releases, but it’s gotta be quite a bit less. If anyone happens to know more about them, please leave a comment.
Another quick note: I’d mentioned we’ve begun to “divest” ourselves of quite a bit of our California pottery through our vintage store, A La Modern. Well, we’ve sort of switched to selling many of those pieces through Ebay instead because there’s a wider audience for California pottery. If you’re interested in keeping up with the items, we have a store on Ebay now. You’ll probably see many of the items from this site going up there eventually - some of our tastes and interests have changed, so we decided to make a little room for other things.
We’ll continue to update this site sporadically, with new finds, companies, information and photos as we get them. We may also be moving the site to another platform soon, so if you see that it’s down that would be the reason why.