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



VINTAGE CEMAR POTTERY PEACOCK PLANTER/DECOR ITEM/COLLECTIBLE ~UNIQUE~
Current Price: $22.87
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 16h 38m



E8 Cemar California Cadet Blue Oval Flower Planter Original Sticker
Current Price: $12.50
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 12h 59m



Cemar Strawberry Jar And Saucer
Current Price: $6.75
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 14h 50m



LARGE 'CEMAR' (CALIFORNIA) LEAF DISH, SERVING BOWL, CREAM COLOR, EXCELLENT!!!
Current Price: $26.95
Current Bids: 0
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Vtg 50's Cemar 610- M Ceramic Pottery Pink & Green Centerpiece Leaf Dish
Current Price: $24.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 4h 14m



California CEMAR? Pottery Cowboy Hat Shaped Tray - NO RESERVE
Current Price: $9.50
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 15h 40m



Vintage Signed Cemar Green Brown CA Pottery Smiling Embossed Fish Dish Tray
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 21h 2m



VINTAGE....CEMAR 610-S... SERVING DISH............. MADE IN USA
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 7h 23m



Rare Cemar Pottery (circa 1930 ) S.F. Cliff House Plate
Current Price: $70.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 14h 15m



Vintage RARE Cemar 692 Chartreuse Gravy Bowl and Ceramic Ladle Pottery
Current Price: $40.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 7d 14h 44m


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