HEADS UP ART POTTERY COLLECTORS AND LOVERS — A MAJOR SAN FRANCISCO COLLECTION IS COMING ON THE BLOCK Oakland, CA – Known nationally and internationally for amassing what is likely one of the largest private and finest collections of American art pottery and dinnerware, Naomi Murdach, owner of Naomi’
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HEADS UP ART POTTERY COLLECTORS AND LOVERS — A MAJOR SAN FRANCISCO COLLECTION IS COMING ON THE BLOCK!
Oakland, CA – Known nationally and internationally for amassing what is likely one of the largest private and finest collections of American art pottery and dinnerware, Naomi Murdach, owner of Naomi’s Antiques To Go in San Francisco, is finally reducing his stock in preparation for retirement — a move which will no doubt have pottery collectors world wide clamoring for bidder registration numbers for Clars Auction Gallery’s May 5th & 6th sale.
From Los Angeles to London, anyone who has any interest in art pottery knows Naomi Murdach who began amassing his collection in the 1950s. Flash forward to 2007 and his home and store are filled with thousands of pieces from makers such as Roseville, Newcomb College, Red Wing, Bauer, Marblehead, Pacific Pottery and Iroquois to name just a few. The majority of the pieces are from the 20s, 30, 40s with select pieces from the teens. Naomi was sought out by decorators and the media in the 1990s when art pottery became a decorating and collecting craze. He was a guest on Martha Stewart’s TV show and was featured several times in her magazine. He has authored books on the subject and pieces from his collection can be seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London a well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
What does this mean for bidders and buyers on May 5th & 6th? This means that pottery lovers and collectors will have the opportunity to own these never-before-offered pieces as Clars brings over 1,000 pieces of his pottery to the block in the first of a series of sales which, in all, will feature over 5,000 pieces of his pottery and china.
The May 5th & 6th auction will feature an amazing selection of Roseville with several being examples of the Blue Pine Cone line as well as pottery from Marblehead , Newcomb College, Saturday Evening Girl, Beatrice Wood, Pillin, North Dakota School of Mines, Weller, Teco and Bauer.
In addition to the art pottery, the two-day auction will feature approximately 30 lots from his extensive teapot collection from makers such as Hall and Tepco. These tea pots and servers come in some of the most unique shapes and colors, from retro to traditional.
According to Redge Martin, President of Clars Auction Gallery “We are extremely excited about this sale as the pottery we will be offering is the finest or cream of his extensive collection.”
Sunday, May 6th at Clars Auction Gallery will be an exciting day to watch as, no doubt, there will be frenzied bidding from the floor, from the phones and over the Internet.