May 21, 2015

A Bauer Pot

Bauer Black, Vintage, Mid-Century Jardine Vase.

I thought it just a dirty, black bowl and passed it by.  Later in the morning, I took a couple of photographs of it then turned it over.  Bauer, it said.  I knew that Bauer was one of the best of the California potters, and I even own two of their largest bowls.  As I left the store, I pointed out to one of our volunteers that the bowl had water spots and needed washing.

This morning, after the gym and breakfast, I tried to look up this bowl on the internet.  In an hour of research, I found only one similar bowl, but it had no price.  Other black pieces run from  seventy five dollars to a hundred something.  I think I will run down to the store this morning to make sure it got washed and priced fairly and get it up off floor level.  That might be nice.


  • Himself:  Tidy house, Gym, work, planning something for after dinner.
  • Herself:  Managed to get started half an hour late, but got a pot roast started in my new slow cooker that I have been afraid to use…everything in the old one came out dark brown. 
  • Reading:  The new Hillerman.  So far good.
  • Balance:  Sprinkles and black skies.


  • 9 comments:

    1. I think I would have snatched it up, water spots and all. Great find.

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    2. The paint should come off of it. Living better chemically.

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    3. I think Hillarman's daughter is writing the new ones. Aunt Marge loved those mysteries, and I liked the PBS series based on the books with Wes Studi.

      Regarding the black pot, I'll take it. And it's not about the price, its beautiful!

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    4. That pot is just the sort of style I love. Very minimalist. Of course, I wouldn't buy it as it would just be another thing to dust. I want less and less to dust.

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    5. That is a good pot with a pleasing shape. The glaze gives it depth.

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    6. Lovely pot! I have two Bauer mixing bowls and a gravy boat but nothing as elegant as this pot.

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    7. That really is a gorgeous pot!

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