Monday, June 30, 2008

Cookie Magazine Blog - June 24, 2008

The folks over at Cookie Magazine's blog have been kind enough to include us as "something wonderful" in their "Daily Finds" post.

They feature a Water Carafe in Federal Blue and a Water Tumbler in Dove Grey.

These are not available yet through the Bauer Pottery web store, but you can order them if you give a call on the toll free number: (888) 213-0800

Photo by Cookie Magazine

Friday, June 27, 2008

Gourmet Magazine - July, 2008

Photo by Romulo Yanes for Gourmet

A Berry Bowl and Soup Plate show up in July's issue of Gourmet magazine.

Click here for a shot of the pieces on the Gourmet web site in their "Get the Look" section.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rare Vintage Piece Brings High Price on eBay

Detail from eBay page (click image for full-size view)

In all the excitement over the article in the Los Angeles Times (see previous post), we haven't gotten around to mentioning a big sale that went down at the end of last week.

A vintage Bauer Cigarette Holder in Jade Green sold for $2,225.00 on eBay. We here at the Bauer Pottery Company saw the auction earlier in the week and tossed in our two cents (or possibly a little more) to see if we could snag this very rare piece that we'd not seen before.

By the time the auction had ended, the price had shot way past our maximum bid. The winners of the auction are Dan & Donna Edwards over at Spring Creek Pottery, who have been a good customers, selling the Bauer 2000 line for many years now.

Contacted about their new acquisition, they sounded like proud new parents:

Dan & Donna Edwards, owners of Spring Creek Pottery and avid vintage Bauer pottery collectors, are very excited with their newest acquisition: a Jade Green 1930’s Cigarette jar. It will be proudly displayed next to a very rare Bauer single bee Honey Jar and #9 white mixing bowl!

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It's always interesting to see something new, or at least new to us, pop up like this. It did get us thinking about the utility of this piece. Would a smoker care if there was lead in the glaze of his or her cigarette holder?

Full eBay item page (click image for full-size view)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Bauer Pottery in the Los Angeles Times

If you're in the Southern California Area, take a look at today's Los Angeles Times Business section for a nice profile on the Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles.

If you're outside the area, click here for an online version of the article.

photo by Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cat Bowl

Customer Rebecca points out that we may be making more than one kind of cat bowl.

Matisse relaxing in a Pasta Bowl.