with everted neck above a compressed body covered overall in an iridescent multi-layered glaze of cobalt blue, greens and yellow; incised signature to underside; The Western version of Raku was developed in the 20th century by studio potters. Typically fired at high temperatures, the wares are placed in an open-air container filled with combustible material, unlike the traditional Japanese method. The Western process can give a great variety and depth of colors and surface effects as seen with this pot; good vintage condition with no chips or cracks
each heavy hand-thrown stoneware lamp with incised abstract decoration; each signed "RT74"; possibly by artist Ron Taylor who studied under Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute; good overall vintage condition; rewired
each signed and hand-thrown jar-form pot decorated with abstract foliate fronds; all glazed in earth tone colors of russet, brown and ochre; excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks; rewired; Eric Norstad (1924-2013) was an American potter and architect who worked primarily on the west coast of the United States.
the black banner with embroidered decals of the Palace of Varied Industries, flowers, and a seal; along with the opening day ribbon with button and pin; good antique condition with minor wear to the edges; repair to ribbon;
The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco, California, from February 20 to December 4, 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but was widely seen as a way to showcase San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake
each of the 10 baluster form pins with spheroid finials included with 7 wooden balls; wear and chipping; professionally waxed and restored; Skittles is a European lawn game and an early form of bowling, from which modern ten-pin bowling, duckpin bowling, candlepin bowling and five-pin bowling are descended. In regions of the United Kingdom and Ireland the game remains a popular indoor pub game.
the rectangular mosaic panel with mitered border centering a charming grouping of 3 hand-clasped children surrounded by floral and foliate vines; raised on a later oak base with turned supports joined by an h-stretcher; restored condition.