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Elzac and Other California Ceramics
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Elzac--these are large face ladies.

Blond: sold


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[Sold] Very rare and interesting full-figure Elzac ballerina.  "Rebecca" is written on the back and she is 4 3/4" tall.

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Elzac--ethnic men.

[Sold: drummer bottom right]


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Elzac--ethnic women.

Sold:
Woman w/ fur, top right
Woman w/ beads, bottom left


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Elzac--ladies with tall hats.

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Elzac-ladies with short hats.

Sold: woman w/ black fur hat, bottom left


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Elzac Asian man.

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Elzac copper and lucite "bonnet head."

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Elzac man (?) with lucite turban.

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Elzac--animals, all ceramic with the exception of the dog in the lower left (face is plastic).

Sold:
Deer with red lucite natlers, top left
Yellow dog w/ lucite ears, bottom left
Deer w/ green lucite antlers, bottom right


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Elzac--lucite and wood leaf, ceramic twins, lady with leather hat, compact.

Sold:
Elzac compact, bottom


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Maybe Elzac.  Pin backs are consistent, as is use of lucite and hair.

Sold: wood horse, top


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Elzac woman in gold mesh fabric with chain necklace.

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Elzac African drummer.

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Elzac squirrel.

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Label from an Elzac ceramic elephant.  These pieces are about 4 inches tall and typically have lucite ears, tails, etc.

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Elzac Indian (Native American twins.  All of the twin series had one with open eyes and the other with eyes shut.

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Elzac Eskimo twins.

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Elzac dog -- wood head and lucite ears.

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[sold]  Same Elzac dog, this one in lime-yellow plastic with lucite ears.

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Lucite and plastic Elzac dog.

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Elzac Victim of Fashion with fur and feathers.

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Elzac ceramic monkey with twisted lucite tail.  He is very cute!  Titled "Bunky" in the Sears catalog 1944/45.

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Elzac "Bunky" monkey.

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Possible Elzac ceramic flower with lucite petals.

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[sold] Elzac twins -- two blondes.  Handwritten in pencil on the back:  Twins (top) Betty (right) Bill (left).

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Elzac wise owl.

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[sold] Elzac owl.

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[sold] Fortunately, this wonderful Elzac rabbit made it just fine.  Large lucite leaf and lucite tail.

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Elzac rabbit with tall lucite ears.

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Elzac rabbit with collar and lucite ears.

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Elzac.  I have named this monkey "Pierre."  Or is it a minkey....

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Elzac fat dog with ribbon bow.

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Elzac deer

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A group of Elzac models before decoration and addition of lucite tails, etc.  These belonged to a former Elzac salesman.

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Elzac sea horse, ceramic head and carved wood tail.

Note that this head is in the prior picture, upper left.


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[sold] Elzac surfer boy with wood surfboard labeled "Hawaii."

Ceramic mold matches the boy in the unfinished pieces picture.


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Elzac zebra.

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Elzac kangaroo

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Elzac squirrel

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Elzac girl with lucite bonnet and leather flower headdress.

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Elzac lady in hot pink suede.

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Label on pinstem -- first time I have seen one of these!

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Back of Elzac label.

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[sold] Elzac Mexican girl with woven straw.

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Another with the Elzac paper tag.

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Elzac with leather hat and "feathers."

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Red fox with fur tail
Elzac


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[sold]  Elzac Wumpie

Shown in the Sears catalog, 1944/45.  "Whimsical giraffe with nodding head.  Red lucite spring neck.  Yellow body with green spots (this guy is the opposite!).  3 1/2" high. Smart on sweaters.  85 cents"


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Elephant with bobber head (wumpie)
Elzac


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Elzac ceramic and wood deer.

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[sold] Probably Elzac, lucite and wood giraffes with entwined necks.

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Elzac lucite and wood feather pin.

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Two Elzac ceramic fishies with lucite fins and tails.

sold: fish on right


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Elzac lucite and carved wood leaves.

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[sold] Elzac tribal warrior with lucite horns.

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Elzac tribal figure with lucite headdress and collar.

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Elzac ceramic horse with Lucite mane and tail.

Shown in the Sears catalog 1944/45.  "Hobby.  Prancing thoroughbred with flying green mane and tail.  Brown body.  3 inches high.  85 cents."


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Elzac horse hear with curled lucite mane.

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Elzac Angel Face -- child with lucite flower petals.

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[sold] Elzac bird of paradise.

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[sold] Elzac elephant with lucite ears.

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[sold] Elzac Asian water carrier.  Unusual as it is a full figure.

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Elzac 3 duckies.

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Elzac woman with large red lucite headdress.

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Elzac ceramic dog with lucite tail and ears.

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Elzac ceramic elephant with lucite ears.

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[sold] Elzac ceramic horse with lucite mane and tail.

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Elzac ceramic horse

Label on back.


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Elzac ceramic horse with green lucite mane and tail.  Label on back.

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Elzac ceramic squirrel figurine with large lucite tail.

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Elzac ceramic dog with lucite tail and ears.

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Copa de Oro ceramic ladies. With paper label:  

California
Copa de Oro
Hand Decorated
Ceramics


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Label from back of figure on right in previous picture.

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Copa de Oro California pottery head (named Carmen on the tag on the back).  These were made in the 1940s at the same time Elzac was creating similar pieces.  Signed Copa de Oro on paper tag.

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Copa de Oro California pottery figural marked Mantilla.

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Copa de Oro ceramic pin of a lady in a turban.

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Back of Copa de Oro showing pin stem attachment.

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Copa de Oro ceramic horse with Asian rider and small ceramic female with black and white scarf.

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Copa de Oro horses.

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Copa de Oro lion.

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Copa de Oro pigs.

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White clay giraffe
Copa de Oro
Mary Jane Hart
1946

Natural white clay fantasy giraffe embellished with applied, handmade flowers.  The antlers and mane are gilded.  The white clay has a clear glaze over it, with the gold applied afterwards and then fired at a low temperature.

Signed MJH 1946


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Another view of the giraffe.

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Mary Jane Hart signature and date.

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White clay horse with blue flowers and gilt
Copa de Oro
Mary Jane Hart

Horse (or giraffe?) in natural white clay, with blue ceramic flowers and a gilt mane and tail.  Signed MJH and dated 1948.


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Black and gold striped giraffe
Copa de Oro
Mary Jane Hart

The clay on this giraffe was glazed black before the addition of the gold stripes and the gilded mane.


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The other side of the black giraffe.

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White clay horse with gold stars
Copa de Oro
Mary Jane Hart

Horse (or giraffe?) in natural white clay, gilt stars and mane and a green ceramic bow.  Signed MJH.


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The other side.

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White clay horse with gold stars
Copa de Oro
Mary Jane Hart

A duplicate of the prior piece.  Horse (or giraffe?) in natural white clay, gilt stars and mane and a green ceramic bow.  Signed MJH


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White clay horse with gold stripes
Copa de Oro
Mary Jane Hart

Horse (or giraffe?) in natural white clay, gilt stripes and mane.  A partner to the black horse with stripes.  Signed MJH


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Copa de Oro tropical boy on giraffe by Mary Jane Hart.
California Pottery
circa 1940s


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Close up of Copa de Oro.

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[sold] Black bakelite bracelet with Elzac-style ladies heads.

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More heads...

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And more!

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Signed Therese in hand-painted script on back.  She bears a resemblance to the faces on the prior bracelet.

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[sold] Two yarn hair ladies -- made of some sort of composite.  There is a picture of a similar one on the front cover of Christie Romero's book 2nd edition.

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Ceramic dutch boy, most likely California pottery period.

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Lady in a mantilla pin
Copa de Oro


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Ceramic rabbit with lucite ears and tail
Elzac


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Front view of ceramic rabbit with lucite ears and tail
Elzac


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Asian ceramic figural pins
Copa de Oro
1940s, California  

2 ceramic pins; labeled Lotus and Chan


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[sold] Giraffe with lucite bow
Elzac


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[sold] Polka dot ceramic pony with lucite mane and tail
Elzac


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[sold] Ceramic elephant with lucite on saddle
Elzac


 
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