Worth buying this 70's-80's ceramic platter ?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by bosko69, Feb 9, 2024.

  1. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Saw this at the Thrift today for $19.99.It's about 16" across and is signed 'Hoagland 740' scratched lightly on the reverse,so faintly I couldn't photograph it.The back's an unglazed light grainy texture.
    Do you think I can make a decent profit on this ? Couldn't find any decent comps on Goog Lens,but maybe one of you pros here can-thanks as always ! Hoagland 740 Platter.jpg
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I see a couple of scratches and studio pottery is a hard sell at best. That being said,Im always surprised at what people will buy. I dont see a huge profit though at that price.
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  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback-all you said Johnny's my dilemma.Will 'earthy' 70's studio pottery be one of the next MCM things & is this Hoaglang guy a known ceramic artist & is big good ?
    PS-Just thought I'd throw the Hoagland name out there because some of our members are miracle workers when it comes to research (stunning really).
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  4. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    Hmm There's Cheryl Hoagland that you could ask. There's a Paul Hoagland but he only started in 2001 and a Alec Hoogland who started in 2016-ish, but their work is not similar or of the period this looks like.

    Agreed that Studio Pottery is a tough sell unless it's a known, collected potter. I pick up pieces all the time that I like, and once fell into a $300 piece on accident, but I think it's rare and $20 is a bit steep if you wouldn't keep the piece yourself.
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  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    If we had a rustic bohemian Sea Ranch style 50's-70's it'd work,but it'd be a chore to hang it-heavy !
    Some MCM ceramics have this earthy vibe,most of course are slicker.The decor market's a slippery slope sales wise.
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  6. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    I've picked up some pieces that had a solid vintage vibe that I don't have in my home "look," but then they worked surprisingly well in an environment outside of a boring thrift. I think individual pieces can look amazing with wood furniture.

    There are sellers who specialize in selling vintage studio pottery, but they have a client base and usually go the extra mile to make catalog-esque staged photos to show them in a decorated environment. Seems like too much work to me!
  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like lots of work to me too.Eventually when the Dealers run out of inventing the latest/hippest kind of decor genre- 'Space Age Miami Proto-Regency',etc-generic Studio Pottery will be more salable,but that might take a while.
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    a bridge too far.....
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  9. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I agree w/ you-I don't see much appeal or workmanship in it. I also didn't w/ some Hollywood Regency,'Shabby Chic' or $2000 lunchboxes either. Antiques & Collectibles are a weird amorphous market.I'm just talking profit,not aesthetics.
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