Earth Toned

Collection of Earthtone Ceramics (LEO Design)

Here’s another color grouping of vintage art pottery—”earth tones”—from Italy, America and West Germany. Shown at center, a hand-painted two-handled Italian pot by Raymor. Raymor was the trade name of a larger American company which imported Mid-Century decorative pieces from Europe—much of it Italian ceramics.   Raymor cleverly (and accurately) assessed the tastes of the Post-War American consumer and exploited the talent (and low-cost production) of the countries defeated in the recent War.  Container after container of tasteful, hand-made ceramics crossed the Atlantic, decorating Middle American living rooms with a brand new and modern look.  Simultaneously, Axis countries were able to get their people and economies working after the devastation of the brutal conflict.

This shot is but one small part of our large collection of art pottery from the late-Nineteenth to mid-Twentieth centuries.  Please come into the shop to see our full range of ceramics or visit our on-line shop to see a representation of them. 


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