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It Wasn't all Glass, Pottery Finds At The Flea Were Good too! McAfee, Pinto, Pisgah Forest, Others Too! :^)

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Yes it's true, it was a treasure hunt for sure, at the Flea Market this past Weekend.
    First, a pottery that I buy whenever I can find it at a good price, McAfee Pottery from California, makes this really nice style of planters, I guess kind of a copy of some of Barbara Willis's Pottery. These are 3 small cactus planters, glazed with pastel colors of green, yellow, and blue, with the brushed terracotta pottery on the lower part of the planter. They make a nice grouping of small cactus, for a table, or bench end. Each planter is 2 1/2"sq. and 2 1/4"tall, tapering to a small foot of 1 3/4"sq. Marked on the bottom McAfee 370
    Next is the Pisgah Forest Pottery, from North Carolina, creamer. It has a rose colored interior, and modeled gloss sky blue exterior, it's 3 1/4"tall, 3 1/2"wide, 4 1/4" from back of handle to spout, and 2 1/4" at the base, that's imprinted with a kneeling potter at a wheel, with Pisgah up one side and forest down the other, with 1939 under the potter. This is a rare piece of pottery for me, I may have just one other.
    Third is a Pinto Pottery water cup, or vase.
    This is from artfoot's post, about Pinto Pottery:
    Pinto Pottery was the precursor to Desert Sands Pottery. It existed in Boulder City, Nevada beginning in 1946 and lasted only until 1949 when ownership was re-organized and the pottery was renamed Desert Sands.
    This is my first piece of Pinto Pottery, I have quite a few pieces of Desert Sands though.
    The blended clay of orange, gray, blue, and white cup, has an unglazed exterior, and clear gloss glazed interior. It's 3 1/2" tall, 2 7/8"across the flared rim, and 1 5/8"dia. bottom, and is ink stamp marked PINTO POTTERY, on a curve, with Handmade, under it.
    Next is a nice cornflower blue Water Pitcher. It has a 1930's look, the thumb rest handle comes up from the jug, to meet the top of the pitcher rim, at the rest, and creates an egg shaped look, with the lip rolling off the other side, with an open spout. The pitcher is 8 3/4" at the tallest point, 6 1/2" at the widest, and 3 1/4"dia. at the footed base. It's unmarked, and I don't know who made it, but I like it! :^D
    Last a Chinese man and woman, salt and pepper, a cute little couple, glazed with teal, dark blue, brown, with gold trim, and pink hands and face. They are 3" tall, and marked on the bottom with a hand painted M over G, and I don't know who made these either!
    This was not a normal weekend at the Flea, an exceptional yes! :^D
    Thanks for looking, and I'm always happy to get any information, or comments! :^)

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 years ago
      Nice finds!
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Thanks Mrstyndall, and loving them too, just like you! Thank you much! :^)
    3. art.pottery, 5 years ago
      I believe the pitcher was made by RedWing pottery. Think the glaze is Dutch Blue. suprised there isn't a 3 digit shape number in the bottom?
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Thank you art.pottery, I'll check that out! :^)
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Thanks to you all, for coming by for a look, and loving what you saw!
      and Thomas
      very much appreciated :^D
      and one more thanks to you artfoot, for your post of Pinto Pottery! :^)
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      art.pottery, I couldn't find this pitcher, on line, or in Warman's Red Wing Pottery book. I know that doesn't mean it isn't though! :^D The blue on this pitcher is a modeled matte blue, and Red Wing Pottery has a gloss to it, but I'm still looking! :^)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Oh, I did see the Dutch blue color is a modeled blue, but still no pitcher! :^)
    8. art.pottery, 5 years ago
      Could you add apocalypse of the base, even though unmarked. Might help with a positive ID
    9. art.pottery, 5 years ago
      Ugh. Auto correct. Could you add a pic...
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Yes I can art.pottery, the closest that I could find was Rum Rill Pottery in the Dutch blue, for the bottom, here's a link:

      I'll take some pics. of the pitcher alone! :^)
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Thank you much for the love Kevin! :^)
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the love JImam! :^)

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