Cemar Low Bowl

Thursday October 1, 2009

Cemar Flower Dish - Potteries of California

Over the years, I’ve definitely slowed down on my purchases of California pottery at thrift stores. In the beginning, I was pretty much buying anything I could identify as being from California. Three reasons for that. The first is that in many cases I didn’t have examples (especially of the backstamps) for the reference. Secondly, I didn’t have a phone that had a camera on it until rather recently - so I couldn’t just take pictures for the ref. Thirdly, my tastes have just changed.

This Cemar Clay Products decorative low bowl is a pretty good example of the type of things I’ve been choosing to leave behind at the thrift after just taking a picture. I sort of think of it as the equivalent of “catch and release” for fishing, haha. It’s still thrilling to spot older California items at the thrift, even if it’s not something I’m willing to bring home. The hunt for items is often what I enjoy the most.

I already have quite a few of these freeform solid color maroon or pink bowls by different makers - this Cemar piece actually reminds me a bit of Artistic Potteries). I’ve just outgrown this sort of shape and glaze, which is typical of the 1930s-40s. Most of the California pottery I’ve been interested in recently is more 1950s-60s and has a modern look to it. That said, if I spot something I know is rare or valuable, I can easily be persuaded to scoop it up.

   Cemar Low Bowl items



Cemar CA Pottery Cartoon DUCK Matte Green Condition - MINT
Current Price: $21.25
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RAREVintage Cemar California Pottery Strawberry Sugar Canister Jar Plate 770 651
Current Price: $14.99
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1950 Cemar California Pottery Ceramics Fish Figure Dish LRG 19x11
Current Price: $39.95
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E8 Cemar California Cadet Blue Oval Flower Planter Original Sticker
Current Price: $12.50
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10% OFF! Lot of 2 CEMAR 711 and 715 strawberry pottery tea pots
Current Price: $125.00
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Vintage Signed Cemar Green Brown CA Pottery Smiling Embossed Fish Dish Tray
Current Price: $9.99
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Cemar California Pottery Ceramics Fish Figure w/LID LIME AND DARK GREEN
Current Price: $19.95
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VINTAGE CEMAR CLAY POTTERY 668 RED FLOWER DISH 1950's
Current Price: $6.00
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Green Fish Plate, Cemar Clay Products California Pottery, 1950s
Current Price: $26.12
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 18h 10m



Cemar Clay Products of LA Pottery 19302/40s Low Artistic Flower Bowl Matte
Current Price: $12.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 6d 12h 45m


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