Rich of Calif

One fan of vintage California pottery, and his endless travels down the Poppytrail.


1950s Franciscan Starburst Shower Curtain

One of the most popular Franciscan dinnerware patterns with today's collectors is the Starburst pattern. This was the cutting edge "Atomic" look so popular in the 1950s and 60's.
Spotted on eBay is a very cool Shower Curtain(!) in the classic Starburst pattern. Completists will want to check it out.
1950s Starburst Funny Shower Curtain by Cafe 633840819:
End Date: Tuesday Nov-13-2012 9:41:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.50
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Brayton Laguna Singer and Piano Player

Love this sweet Brayton Laguna California Pottery Piano Player Singer Group Rare Complete 3-pc.Vintage California pottery and ceramics. Bidding activity indicating that Brayton Laguna California Pottery Piano Player Singer Group Rare Complete 3-pc. may deserve watching by collectors. This vintage California pottery item was listed September 1st and is currently priced at $275.00 with 0 Bid. Go directly to this auction.


Vintage Metlox Orange Pottery Table Condiment Set

Currently at - - #11321907 - Vintage Metlox Orange Pottery Table Condiment Set - 9/5/2012 8:30:00 PM:
Description:Vintage Metlox Orange Pottery Table Condiment Set. Features the orange glazed pottery table set includes salt & pepper shakers (with rubber stoppers), a sugar bowl with lid, and two oil & vinegar bottles with corked lids.
Manufacturer/Markings:Metlox - Made in California.
Dimensions:Oil & vinegar bottles are 7" x 3". Shakers are 3.5" x 1.5". Sugar bowl is 4.5" x 3".
Condition:Nice condition with no cracks or chips.


Hagen Renaker Links

Some links collectors of Hagen-Renaker figurines might find useful...

Hagen-Renaker on flickr
Hagen-Renaker Pieces on California Pottery Index
Hagen-Renaker search at Worthpoint

Sascha Brastoff Signatures

The most desirable pieces are those with the full "Sascha Brastoff" signature, because they indicate that Brastoff personally designed and painted those pieces. Those signed "Sascha B" were produced either by decorators under his supervision using his designs, or by Brastoff himself. Sascha Brastoff Pottery was produced by Sascha Brastoff of California, Inc., in West Los Angeles, from 1953 until 1973.


CPI For Mobile Web

I read an interesting fact this morning, that 20 percent of Americans access the interwebs from a hand-held smart phone of some sort. That struck me as a rather large percentage and prompted me to put together the framework of a mobile web version of the California Pottery Index. You can check it out on your web browser, but it is designed for a small screen and so looks better on your phone.

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New Video On Howard Pierce Pottery

Just posted a new video on Howard Pierce Pottery, maker of figurines in the 50s and 60s.

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Find The Best Florence Figurines

We found a wonderful gadget, or widget, over at the iGoogle directory, this is the Florence Ceramics Auction gadget. Embed this into any web page and have easy access to the best Florence Ceramics figurines currently up on eBay. We like it!

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