It is no secret that I have a deep love for mid century vases – McCoy, Roseville, Hull and now Gonder.
Yesterday, I was out running errands and just happened to see a “barn sale” sign. Oh, how I love a barn sale and this one had plenty of beautiful and well priced pieces. There was an antique sewing table with a metal treadle and lots of old lamps. There were old books, ironstone and dishes. Among the dishes, I found this mid-century vase for $10. That might seem expensive for a yard sale, but these people clearly knew what they were selling. I have seen them go anywhere from $20 to $30 and upwards depending on their condition. This one was in perfect condition without any cracks or chips, so I thought it was a fair price. I didn’t even feel the need to negotiate. I paid the $10 and happily walked back to my car. There might have even been a few skips.
This vase had the Gonder mark on the bottom. Gonder Pottery was produced in Ohio during the early 1940’s to mid 1950’s. They were known for their beautiful glazes and organic shapes. This one has a gray glaze on the outside and a pink glaze on the inside. I love the shape and color.
Is anyone else in love with these mid-century vases?