Locations: Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar
Dates of Operation: 1940s - 1950s
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay



DOROTHY KINDELL POTTERY NUDE LADIES SALT PEPPER SHAKERS SET VINTAGE ART POTTERY
Current Price: $24.99
Current Bids: 0
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Rare Dorothy Kindell Hawaiian Nude Towel Holder damaged 1950's
Current Price: $69.99
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Dorothy Kindell Children under Sombrerro Ashtray, California Pottery, 5" dia
Current Price: $49.00
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DOROTHY KINDELL 12.5" SIAMESE BALINESE DANCERS LAMP BASES CHARTREUSE VERY NICE!
Current Price: $129.99
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VINTAGE RETRO DOROTHY KINDELL NUDE LADY MUG GLASS nude stripper
Current Price: $9.99
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RARE!! DOROTHY KINDELL SIGNED LARGE TURTLE BOWL (NO LID+HAS CRACK) JL 011118aE
Current Price: $50.00
Current Bids: 0
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RARE!! DOROTHY KINDELL SIGNED 6.5x4.75" TURTLE MINT DISH BOWL JL 011118aE
Current Price: $75.00
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Dorothy Kindell set of 4 ceramic horse mugs with rope handle brown & beige VGUC
Current Price: $99.99
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Dorothy Kindell Nude Risque Pitcher 9" scarce California pottery
Current Price: $299.99
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Naughty Dorothy Kindell STYLE Nude Barrel Tiki Mug
Current Price: $30.00
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Vintage Dorothy Kindell Style Japan Mug Nude Pinup Girl Green Dress
Current Price: $16.06
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Set of 3 Vintage Dorothy Kindell 5" Mug with Nude Lady California Pottery 1940's
Current Price: $19.00
Current Bids: 1
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Set of (5) Dorothy Kindell Vintage Nude mugs
Current Price: $80.00
Current Bids: 26
Ends in: 5d 10h 16m



Dorothy Kindell Style Nude Lady Mug
Current Price: $55.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 11d 23h 1m


I came across Dorothy Kindell’s work in yet another unfortunate mishap. These things happen, especially when you first start collecting. But I seem to have a knack for not picking up just the piece of pottery that I should have! I had found a small planter-like bowl with a reclining nude woman sculpted onto the top side at the thrift store. The piece was signed “© Kindell”. However, this was just a week after I had received Chipman’s Encyclopedia and though I’d gone through the book roughly I still wasn’t familiar with all the artists and manufacturers.

The name “Kindell” seemed familiar, but since I’d found so many other pieces to take home that day I decided to wait on it and come back for it next week. When I got home, I found that she was indeed listed as a California potter in the 1940s-1950s specializing in giftware. I went back the in a couple days - but of course, the piece was gone.

On the plus side, I’ll definitely be remembering her name in the future! Her items are highly sought after, and it was a little surprising to see how much they can be worth.

The main attraction (then and now) of Dorothy’s work seems to be her depiction of nude and semi-nude women figures, which were very unusual in their day. Sometimes they were standalone pieces, but often were attached to mugs and planters. She also crafted animals, but those pieces aren’t as well known. The piece I had found didn’t seem to have the same stamp that others I’ve seen have had. Those had a stamp with her full name “Dorothy Kindell” along with the copyright. I’ve also seen items that are stamped “D. Kindell”, so perhaps I just didnt’ see the “D”.

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