Members are from Canada, many U. Many of these were designed by Dennis Tupy, one of the most important names connected to the pottery — and indeed Canadian pottery of the period. A couple of ranges are also worth keeping your eyes peeled for. Stylised, and stylish, animal sculptures are also popular, with a focus on elegant elongation. Imagine my horror when I was told that the going rate could be as high as £120! Sales and Pottery Identification open to the public on Sunday, June 3rd from 10am to 1pm. Inspired by the surface of the moon and released shortly after the moon landing, the range also competed with West German ceramics flooding into Canada.
This allowed for identical forms to be produced swiftly and economically. Compare the piece with known examples. Blue Mountain Pottery was sold through qualified Distributors and Specialty Gift Stores across Canada. Clydesdale Horse, trotting on Ceramic base. Other glazes can be rare. The form is also important.
Please note this item is available via online auction through MaxSold. Are the handles of a jug the same as originals or reversed, as shown in comparison photos by The Canadian Pottery Identifier? Mid-century collectible from Blue Mountain. Thank you for visiting the Glass Menagerie Antiques and Collectibles site. Please note this item is available via online auction through MaxSold. The convention pre-registration is on our web site for members, sign up to-day. Although other companies attempted to copy their success, many being founded by ex-employees including Tupy himself , none matched the success of Blue Mountain.
The traditional, most recognized color is a streaked green and blue tone, but additional colors and color combinations were later added. Dave Bennett, the final mould maker at the Blue Mountain Factory, and I have been working on it's final look, and attached are a few sample pics. The most popular colouring of Blue Mountain Pottery has always been the green toned items, but over the years, particularly during the 1960's, other colours were introduced such as Harvest Gold, Mocca, Cobalt Blue, Pewter, Red, Brown, etc. Whilst the 1980s and early 90s continued to be strong periods for the company, it was forced to close in 2004 due to falling orders, the factory lease ending and competition from Far Eastern makers. The closure of the last Blue Mountain Pottery factory in 2004 has increased both collector interest and prices for vintage pieces and the more unusual colors. To register to bid and In mint condition from a smoke-free home.
However, a trained eye can always identify the quality workmanship, the special glazing and the specific moulds of Blue Mountain Pottery. If you believe a specific piece of pottery to be Blue Mountain, is there an actual history of ownership? Glaze is one of the more important considerations. Marked out in black on a mottled beige ground, there are nine designs on 11 shapes to collect and prices can easily go over the £100 mark for a visually impressive piece. Blue and brown were also popular. Warning Always be wary of misrepresentation. Founded to provide a steady income and work throughout the year for those that lived there, the pottery also turned out a product that could be sold to the seasonal visitors as useful souvenirs. States and from across the pond in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand.
In general, the market is very new, so prices do vary widely and are still finding their feet — personal taste plays a large role. Until recently they had an Internet web site that also has closed. It took its name from the neighbouring Blue Mountains, which are a haven for tourists and skiers. Where did it come from and can that be verified by a bill of sale or family photos that include the piece? For items that had no base including most of the bird and animal items, they were sold with stickers or tags, many long since lost. The Canadian Pottery Identifier website shows photos of most of Blue Mountain Pottery marks.
Little vase has few tiny chips. However, given their appeal, the meteoric rise in Canada seen over the past few years, and the fact that a book is allegedly about to be written, I can see this market growing and growing. However, it cost me more than the fish I had originally seen. I needed to know more — synchronicity had struck. I'm not sure exactly what the main purpose of this item is used for, but I believe it is a multi-purpose piece of art. During the firing process the lighter glaze runs as it passes through the darker glaze. No cracks, chips or stains.
I usually ship the next day. An evaluation or appraisal from a reputable dealer or expert collector may confirm or deny authenticity. A good example can fetch as much as £80 to dedicated collectors. The pottery took on fellow Czechs Dennis Zdenek Tupy as mould maker and Mirek Hambalek as glazer, and produced vases, ashtrays and bowls. Blue Mountain Pottery I believe in synchronicity. Learn the history of Blue Mountain Pottery.
Research provenance on a piece. It is nearly impossible to have to two pieces identical because of this process making each piece unique in itself. Come to pickup at Category A time-slot. The range was extensive, from a variety of animals, vases and jugs and kitchenware to complete tea sets. Payment must be received within 3 days after end of auction. Interesting by itself, this pottery was created by Czechoslovakian Jozo Weider as a means of financing his dream to develop a ski area near Collingwood in the Blue Mountains of Ontario in the late 1940s. Blue Mountain Pottery — The Gen There are three main considerations towards value; the glaze, the shape and the size.
Ink stamps, incised or raised marks may be worn from use or condition and you will need a magnifying glass to examine them. Total Pieces: 7 Please note this item is available via online auction through MaxSold. The factory closed in 2004 - rare elephant Blue Mountain Pottery was created by Czechoslovakian Jozo Weider as a means of financing his dream to develop a ski area near Collingwood in the Blue Mountains of Ontario in the late 1940s. Due to the two-step, brushed and dipped production process that was achieved by hand, the glaze effect on each piece is unique. Not your typical blue-green variety, reddish brown, like the clay its made from and the glaze is very shiny. The vast majority of pieces were made using a local red clay and a slip-moulding process, where liquid clay was poured into a mould before firing. I was taken by the curving stylish vases and jugs that represent the mid-century modern style so well.