Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hunted:: Gathered: 01/22/12

This week's theme: Put a bird on it (also as a celebration of Portlandia's new season)


I started thrifting religiously when I learned about California pottery; and being in California, the chances were that I'd eventually find some California pottery. The things that I bring home have greatly evolved but when I come across Howard Pierce I find it hard to resist. Above is a rooster and hen set that I found recently.


The holiday season has passed, but I could not pass on this enamel by AnneMarie Davidson. 


This littly guy has a sweet disposition. It's my first piece by Pigeon Forge pottery.


I'm using this last piece as a trivet/ spoon rest. I find it hard to resist that rich blue hue. It is signed by the artist but I cannot make out the name.


Though this last piece has nothing to do with birds, I wanted to share something Scandi that I found recently. It was signed on the back but I didn't recognize the signature. I thought one of the letters was a B so I looked at Bjorn Wiinblad and Arne Bang. Well, on one of the websites I stumbled upon Danish pottery signatures and learned that the bowl is by Eigil Hinrichsen.

So that's it for my goodies. I'll be hopping around to take a look at your finds. Did you link up with Selena and Sophie?

14 comments:

  1. I have yet to find my first Howard Pierce, but I hope it won't be too long. I find a lot of Metlox, which is very nice. I would like to have the link to that site with the signatures if you don't mins. Great finds!

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    1. You may know of the sites, but if not, here are a couple that I use:

      http://www.freeformsusa.com/ceramics/cermics3.htm

      http://www.ceramic-signatures.com/index.php?id_page=1899

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  2. Nice haul, unfortunately I don't come across much California pottery in Chicago. I'm drawn to your rooster & hen set, it would be sweet in a kitchen.

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully it'll be up on Etsy shortly ;)

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  3. honestly, it's one of my fave things about thrifting (re: your denmark pottery...the researching and the little victories upon discovering new artists.)

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    1. It is so satisfying! It fulfills the anthropologist in me. :)

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  4. that rich blue trivet thinger is my fave! the blue is so beautiful...and then the fact that it's a bird! love.

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  5. Hehe - Put a bird on it! Just saw that episode again. Nice finds as usual, HP is getting harder and harder to find. I've hit a dry spell for it lately. Nice Pigeon Forge piece.. I only ever found one at thrift and I didn't get it - because at the time I didn't know what it was!

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    1. I only knew of it through other blogs and such. As for the HP, I hadn't realized that but you're right. It is becoming harder to find.

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  6. My friend shared the "Put a Bird on it" skit with me, too funny :) Each of these bird pieces are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Van! I haven't caught up with the new season. You should watch the "It's Over" one, too funny!

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  7. I love the rooster and hen set, and that bowl is really pretty!

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    1. The detail on the bowl is actually pretty subtle, and I imagine it survived other pickers at the Estate Sale because it was grimy! Worked for me :)

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