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 Pacific CA Pottery Art Deco BIRD Matte Ivory Condition - MINT
Current Price: $20.25
Current Bids: 0
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1950 Cemar California Pottery Ceramics Fish Figure Dish LRG 19x11
Current Price: $39.95
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Ends in: 1d 3h 48m



CEMAR POTTERY - CORN HOLDER DISH
Current Price: $7.99
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California Cemar Pottery 11 1/2" Tall Exotic Bird of Paradise/Flamingo Figure
Current Price: $45.00
Current Bids: 0
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Vintage 1950's Cemar California pottery pair of small candy dishes 1950's
Current Price: $37.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 17h 6m



Set of 8 CEMAR POTTERY #651 Cups & #628 Plates,Art Vintage Green Lettuce/Cabbage
Current Price: $199.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 2h 53m



CEMAR CALIFORNIA POTTERY 1964 YELLOW AND GREEN FISH
Current Price: $45.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 20h 22m



Vtg 50's Cemar 610- M Ceramic Pottery Pink & Green Centerpiece Leaf Dish
Current Price: $24.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 6h 23m



VINTAGE PAIR RETRO CEMAR CALIFORNIA ART POTTERY 2 DEER
Current Price: $29.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 8h 23m



ONE vintage California Pottery Cemar #666 appetizer plate. 3 small leaves .
Current Price: $12.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 6d 14h 30m


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