Uriarte Talavera Peacock Charger c. 1940 SOLD M825

M825-54

13.5 " diameter. The glory of Puebla, Mexico. Uriarte Talavera is a traditional Talavera enterprise in the city of Puebla, Mexico, which has been in existence since 1824. It was begun as a family workshop by Dimas Uriarte, but today it is run by a business group. However, the enterprise still makes Talavera pottery using 16th ...

Pacific Oil Jar Rare in Sea Foam Green SOLD CA557

CA557-62

We're really not pushing it too much to call it pretty near unique. What it is, indisputably, is simply gorgeous. But it is definitely super-rare. 29" tall. Price on request. Pacific Clay Products, founded 1892, was created by the merger of several Southern California potteries. The company began producing utilitarian pottery in the 1920s, and introduced solid color earthenware ...

Spanish Colonial Side Table F1349 SOLD

This enchanting table has beautiful lines, both in its wooden construction but also in the graceful lines of its wrought iron supports. Simple and well-proportioned, and terrifically useful, it does exhibit a certain amount of wear: note the loosening of one of the iron-work attachments under the seat and the wear on the seat itself. It ...

African Bird Beak Mask SOLD A961

A961-35

Perhaps Baga or Dogon, certainly West African, this mask dates approximately 1950s-70s. Human headed and bird-beaked these bird masks are avatars of intelligence, and carry a weight of meaning and infusion of spirit equal to their great power and beauty. The Baga call theirs leeks, and they are particular to household shrines, being concerned with the protection of ...

Margaret McDowd: Yucca Valley P1211 SOLD

P1211-31

Margaret McDowd's take on Yucca Valley in the high desert. 22.5 x 18.5 framed.Oil on board. SOLD Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the Denver Post. By 1930 she had settled in Beverly Hills.  She ...

Anders Aldrin Oil Derricks OIl on Canvas Board P1190 SOLD

P1190-88

LA still has 3000 active oil wells, now mostly camouflaged, but from the 1920s through the even the 60s large swathes of the urban landscape bristled with many more thousands of these oil derricks, to the point where they were a defining feature of the city. Naturalized Californian Anders Aldrin looked at it all with fresh eyes, ...