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Friday, October 02, 2009

Pottery Buy & Sell Jackson China, Homer Laughlin, Princess House, Kari Designs, Mikasa

I'm falling further behind here on the blog because of the issues with Google and also because sales are picking up. I'm going to use this entry to try and give a quick update but I will add to it as time allows.


Mikasa Holiday Elegance Santa & Sleigh Figurine
Mikasa Santa Figurine - Click for full size viewDescription -- In original box. Pattern FK001. 11" long x 5 1/2" high. Fine China in excellent used condition with no damage. First issued in 2001 and discontinued in 2007. Current (05/09) replacement value $29.99.

Historical Data -- In the 1930's, Mikasa was established as an international trading company based in Secaucus, New Jersey. Named in honor of Prince Mikasa, the youngest brother of Emperor Hirohito, Mikasa soon became one of the most recognized Japanese brand names in the West. The company itself never attempted to "manufacture" any of its dinnerware. Rather, the Mikasa branded items were imported from Japan, Ireland, England, France, and Germany. By the 1950's customer requests were pouring in from all parts of the country, and department stores could not shelve enough stock to meet demand. Today, Mikasa continues to leverage the momentum it has built over the decades since its start.

More Mikasa at Quality Junk in the Atomic Mall

Princess House Autumn Pavillion Tureen Set
Princess House Pavillion Tureen - click for full size viewDescription -- This set has four pieces, Bowl, Lid, Base Trivet & Ladle. Embossed cream dots on an off-white body. Height to top of finial when mounted on base 13 1/2". Opening diameter 10". Handle to handle 13 1/2". Foot diameter 6 1/4". Base diameter 8". Ladle 11" long. Used like new condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. When I purchased this set it was in the original box. Unfortunately it was raining that day and the box had been soaked and basically disintegrated. First issued in 2004 and still active. Current (07/09) replacement value of the complete set $260.00. The Base is often sold separately as a trivet. I have been told that this set was a premium for Home Party Hostess's reaching a certain sales level and I see very few available anywhere.

Historical Data -- Princess House was founded in 1963 by Charlie Collis. By using Home Party Hostess's and a network of Lifestyle Consultants, they provide quality everyday and special occasion home products to consumers.

More Princess House at Quality Junk in the Atomic Mall

KariDesigns Bittersweet Nested Bowl Set
Kari Designs Bittersweet Bowl Set - click for for size viewDescription -- Brown bottoms and white bowl surfaces with Bittersweet floral designs. The largest is 10" by 7" and the smallest 6" x 4 1/4". Excellent used condition with no chips cracks or crazing. These bowls are so similar in general appearance to Stangl Pottery that I bought them without even looking at the marks. Very nice gift or display set.

Historical Data -- Info from Business Access Online (BAO) -- Karidesign, Inc is located in Wayland, MA. They make clean, classic designs for the tabletop. Elegant giftware design with an emphasis on clock, photoframes, candleholders, boxes and plaques.


Jackson China Pink Hummingbird Demitasse Cup Set
Jackson Pinkhummigbird Cup Set - click to view full sizeAnother Goodwill find that just stood up and hollered at me to take it home.
Description -- All white body, Pink hummingbird and floral design. Cup 2 1/4" high x 2 1/2" opening x 1 3/8" foot ring, saucer 4 5/8" diameter. Excellent used condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. Estimated 10/09 retail value $19.99 each. Saucer is marked "Made for Cook's Hotel & Restaurant Supply Co., New York. Date code A6 which indicates June of 1951 (the first year Jackson used this date code system). I have seen references on line that indicate that this pattern was primarily marketed to Oriental Restaurants. I have seen it offered in blue also.

Historical Data -- In 1917 Jackson China was founded on the site of the old Bohemian Art Pottery in Falls Creek, Pa. In 1940, Jackson Featherweight China, designed by M A Van Nostram began marketing as "Royal Jackson". The line was discontinued in the 1960's. To the best of my knowledge production ceased in 1985.

More Jackson China at Quality Junk in the Atomic Mall

Homer Laughlin Pink Radiance Oval Platter
Homer Laughlin Pink Radiance Oval Platter - Click for full size viewGoodwill find.
Description -- Cavalier Shape, eggshell weight. Designed by Don Schreckengost, pattern. 11 3/4" x 9 5/8". White body with pink in center, pink rim. Very good used condition with no cracks or crazing, but there is a small rim chip. Current 10/09 replacement value $29.99. Discontinued circa 1956. I have considered the damage in my asking price.
Historical Data -- Founded in 1871 by Mr. Homer Laughlin, The Homer Laughlin China Company has been owned and operated by the Aaron and Wells families since their acquisition in 1897. Homer Laughlin remains the largest domestic pottery employing over 1100 skilled workers in a 37 acre facility.

More Homer Laughlin at Quality Junk in the Atomic Mall

Much more on all of these later.
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