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.

  



Vintage Cemar leaf dish
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Vintage Unique Art Deco Style Cemar Pottery Peacock Vase #135 Rare
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Vintage Bauer Cemar Pottery Burgundy Fish Salt Pepper Shakers Set
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Vintage CEMAR CALIFORNIA ART POTTERY Green Cabbage Leaf Bowls
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Cemar Phoenix Fantastic Pink Ceramic Bird Figurine Vtg
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Cemar Vintage Olive Green Churn Shape Cookie Jar
Current Price: $14.49
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VINTAGE McCOY STRAWBERRY COOKIE JAR CERAMIC Cemar Atlantic Mold
Current Price: $39.99
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Vintage Cemar Pottery Pink Cabbage Dish with Plate
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RARE CEMAR CALIFORNIA POTTERY MID CENTURY PINEAPPLE 24PC SNACK SET
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Vintage Bauer Style Pottery Cemar California Fruit Bowl 431
Current Price: $31.99
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