Bishop Ceramics Vase

Monday July 20, 2009

Bishop Ceramics - Potteries of California

I snapped this photo of a Bishop Ceramics vase or planter in an antique mall on our recent Monterey trip. One of the nice things about “playing tourist” is that people EXPECT you to have cameras, so it’s easy to take pictures of items that you’d like to show but just don’t have the cash to purchase. I normally just try and use a cameraphone surreptitiously, but this time I went ahead and used my better point-and-shoot. I suspect if you kept lining up items and photographing them, they might ask you to leave. It’s happened before.

This was from an antique mall in Los Alamos, California (not New Mexico). I’ve seen items marked as Bishop Ceramics previously, but haven’t yet been able to purchase one because of the high prices usually attached. They look very much like Aborn or Stahl pieces. It seems when people don’t know anything about the company, they’ll price things a little higher “just in case”. In this case, I know nothing about them myself. I’m rather hoping that the Bishop referred to was the town on highway 395 since we’ve been there many times, but as of yet I haven’t been able to validate that.


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  1. Bob Heverly Says:

    We just bought the green Bishop (?) planter at a garage sale here in Louisiana and
    can’t find any more information then your article of 09.

    Our planter is a rectangle about 3″s W x 6′’s L x 3″ H and the name is stamped, not inscribed. We thought of it as a perfect Bonsai pot.

    Have you discovered anything more about the potter?

    Thanks in advance




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