Beautiful grey square bowls made by Weil Ware pottery, in the Malay Bambu pattern. Both sides of the bowls have the yellow,brown and green bamboo design, on a grey background. The handles have a bit of the bamboo design as well. Grey is the hot tread in today's decor.
Price is $20.00 for 2 bowls.
*****ONE PHOTO HAS MANY OF OUR OTHER MATCHING GREY with BAMBOO, WEIL WARE PIECES. These are available in other listings, if you need help finding them let me know.
No chips, a little crazing. ONE bowl has tiny tiny edged flea bitten marker, about four all together, SEE close up photo.
Approximate size is 6 1/4" Length (including handles), 5 1/2" Width, 2" Height.
Bottom is marked "Hand Decorated. Weil Ware. Made in California. Res Pat 149806".
Orders usually shipped out within 1-2 weeks, if you need sooner, please let me know.
*VINTAGE NOTE: Please remember that this item has already had a previous life. Therefore, there might be the occasional imperfection. Although I take great care to describe any flaws and provide all the correct information about the age and details about the vintage items, I'm not a expert antique dealer.
History about Weil Wares Pottery
Weil of California was begun in the 1940's by Max Weil, a former Gladding McBean employee. This is notable, because when Gladding’s adopted Catalina artware line was discontinued, Weil bought some of the old Catalina molds and proceeded to produce his own artware using them.
One of Weil’s popular lines were the bamboo decorated Malay Bambu dinnerware items. That is the design we've listed above. These are all hand painted, and came in both round and square shapes.
The photo above is a vase with Asian-inspired scenery that was probably produced in the 1940s or so. There are quite a few items with this pattern - an interesting thing about them are the textured tree foliage created with tiny rock or clay particles.
The back stamps on items vary slightly, but the majority feature ink-stamp standard text saying “Hand Decorated Weil Ware Made In California Pat Applied For” along with the donkey symbol. Our pottery is marked with the donkey and wording in the quotes.