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 McCOY STRAWBERRY COOKIE JAR CERAMIC Cemar Atlantic Mold
Current Price: $31.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 15m



Cemar Pottery Lettuce Leaf Pattern Plates Cups Dishes
Current Price: $70.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 37m



CEMAR POTTERY 603-S GREEN & PINK LEAF BOWL SERVING DISH
Current Price: $19.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5h 4m



Vintage Bauer Style Pottery Cemar California Fruit Bowl 431
Current Price: $31.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 10h 21m



Vintage Cemar Pottery Vase/beautiful Woman
Current Price: $35.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1d 21h 32m



Vintage 1930's California Hand Painted Cemar? Deers
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 3h 12m



Vintage California Pottery Cemar 670 Large Pink Tropical Leaf Tray Dish 14-3/8"
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 21h 27m



VINTAGE CALIFORNIA POTTERY CERAMIC CORN HUSK DISH CEMAR
Current Price: $0.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 23h 10m



Vintage Cemar Pottery Pineapple Jelly Jar and Saucer
Current Price: $4.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 7h 13m



Vintage Cemar pottery pineapple design Luncheon Tray and Cup
Current Price: $7.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 7h 13m


More California Pottery

Comments are closed.

Identification

Resources

About

Galleries By Company