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 Mid Century Bird Statue/Figure by Cemar California Pottery
Current Price: $9.99
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2 Vintage 1950 Art Pottery Tiles w/ Stylistic Dancing Couple H & R Johnson Cemar
Current Price: $60.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 10h 31m



Vintage RARE Cemar 692 Chartreuse Gravy Bowl and Ceramic Ladle Pottery
Current Price: $40.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1d 10h 42m



Cemar Strawberry Jar And Saucer
Current Price: $12.95
Current Bids: 0
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Green Fish Plate, Cemar Clay Products California Pottery, 1950s
Current Price: $29.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 9h 54m



Yellow-green 6" Cemar vase, Number 833, small chip on inside of lip
Current Price: $2.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 3h 28m



RARE! Cemar Pottery GRAZING HORSE FIGURINE California Pottery
Current Price: $79.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 3h 43m



Vtg 50's Bauer Pottery Cemar California Watermelon Pink & Green Centerpiece Dish
Current Price: $144.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 4h 42m



Rare Vintage Cemar Bauer Pottery Large Handled Serving Dish Leaf Stem Motif
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 7h 52m



Vintage Art Deco California Art Pottery CEMAR 419 Vase Peach/Coral Mrs.1999
Current Price: $19.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 6d 10h 44m


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