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    Posted 11 years ago

    vintagemad
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    I found all of these pieces at different places and times. I know very little about art pottery and was wondering if anyone could tell me a little about these. Thanks.

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    1. antiquesareamazing antiquesareamazing, 9 years ago
      I am not an expert in art pottery but I have a 'Console Bowl' made by Abingdon and I've done a lot of research on the company. They started business in 1908, originally they made vitreous china plumbing fixtures. They started coloring the pieces in 1928 and they made all of the fixtures used at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. They remained in business through the depression. Between 1934 and 1950 Abingdon produced over 6 million different pieces of art pottery in 1,000 designs and 149 colors. They used clay and silica from all around the world. In 1941 they began hand decorating the pieces.
      I haven't been very successful with finding the value of any Abingdon pieces.
      These were most likely made in the time frame of 1934 - 1950. I would venture a guess that they were made prior to 1941, the pieces made in the '40s were more colorful and hand decorated (then again, these could just be an exception to what I've seen).
      You've got some nice American made pieces here! The second photo is a set of candle holders (which usually came with a console bowl). The last photo appears to be a console bowl with a unique shape. You can search on ebay and see what these go for, but again the prices range from nothing to quite a bit, so it's hard to place a value if you're not an expert in art pottery.
      Hope this helps a little bit, again your pieces here a great!

      antiquesareamazing
    2. Rsmithskier Rsmithskier, 7 years ago
      This is an old post, but I'm new to CW :)
      My Grandfather worked in the Abingdon Factory. If you still want to know more about it, there is a good book "Abingdon Pottery Artware" by Joe Paradis that includes some pricing info: http://www.amazon.com/Abingdon-Pottery-Artware-1934-1950-Depression/dp/0764300563 . Value always depends on condition, of course...but it's good to see the stamp on the bottom along with the mold number.

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