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Kay Mallek Pair of Ceramic Plates Apache Art Tucson Arizona 1950s

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This fabulous pair of 10 inch ceramic plates were made in the 1950's by Kay Mallek. In addition to owning one of the more upscale antiques shops for many years in Tucson, she was a renowned ceramicist and artist. Born on a farm in Illinois in 1912, she studied art at the University of Arizona. There are tile murals in many places in Tucson painted by her and signed "Kay Mallek Studios." such as the three she did in 1961 for a Tucson bowling alley. Several private homes in the area feature her hand painted tiles and are a point of pride for the owners. Her later ceramics in the 1970's were commercially produced limited edition collector plates. She passed away in December, 2001.

These large plates were glazed in an adobe color and decorated in Mallek's artwork depicting stylized Apache clown dancers in their traditional costumes. For the Apache people, clowns are considered to have the ability to heal and protect from disease. In the early 1900's, the Unites States government banned these Native American ceremonial dances, so the beautiful artwork on these plates are in a way a memorial to those rituals.

The plates are dished, with a definite rim and stand about 1 inch high. They each weigh 1 1/4 pounds and are in excellent condition, no chips or cracks and the colors bright and fresh. There a few minor signs of wear (be sure to zoom the photos) but they appear to have been treated carefully over the 60 years since Kay Mallek created them. One of the plates is signed on the back:" APACHE CLOWN DANCER KAY MALLEK OF TUCSON" and the other one "Kay Mallek of Tucson," both printed by hand in black. Whether you lean toward Southwest or modern décors, or collect spectacular ceramics, these plates are perfect for you.

***The blackware pottery vase shown in our photo, also from Arizona, is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/532726156/vintage-blackware-vase-signed-george-and?ref=shop_home_active_8

and the Jack Black Navajo sculpture, part of a set of three that were also made in Arizona, is listed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/475040933/navajo-jack-black-pottery-trio-tallest?ref=shop_home_active_11

© PrimpingYourHome.com

Visit our Etsy Shop's Catalog: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimpingYourHome

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This fabulous pair of 10 inch ceramic plates were made in the 1950's by Kay Mallek. In addition to owning one of the more upscale antiques shops for many years in Tucson, she was a renowned ceramicist and artist. Born on a farm in Illinois in 1912, she studied art at the University of Arizona. There are tile murals in many places in Tucson painted by her and signed "Kay Mallek Studios." such as the three she did in 1961 for a Tucson bowling alley. Several private homes in the area feature her hand painted tiles and are a point of pride for the owners. Her later ceramics in the 1970's were commercially produced limited edition collector plates. She passed away in December, 2001.

These large plates were glazed in an adobe color and decorated in Mallek's artwork depicting stylized Apache clown dancers in their traditional costumes. For the Apache people, clowns are considered to have the ability to heal and protect from disease. In the early 1900's, the Unites States government banned these Native American ceremonial dances, so the beautiful artwork on these plates are in a way a memorial to those rituals.

The plates are dished, with a definite rim and stand about 1 inch high. They each weigh 1 1/4 pounds and are in excellent condition, no chips or cracks and the colors bright and fresh. There a few minor signs of wear (be sure to zoom the photos) but they appear to have been treated carefully over the 60 years since Kay Mallek created them. One of the plates is signed on the back:" APACHE CLOWN DANCER KAY MALLEK OF TUCSON" and the other one "Kay Mallek of Tucson," both printed by hand in black. Whether you lean toward Southwest or modern décors, or collect spectacular ceramics, these plates are perfect for you.

***The blackware pottery vase shown in our photo, also from Arizona, is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/532726156/vintage-blackware-vase-signed-george-and?ref=shop_home_active_8

and the Jack Black Navajo sculpture, part of a set of three that were also made in Arizona, is listed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/475040933/navajo-jack-black-pottery-trio-tallest?ref=shop_home_active_11

© PrimpingYourHome.com

Visit our Etsy Shop's Catalog: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimpingYourHome

PYH 4506

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    First, my purchase review: This is a gorgeous, colorful copper enamel bowl, in excellent vintage condition and exactly as described. Shipping was super fast, and my lovely bowl was carefully and safely packaged.

    Next, my review of the sellers, PrimpingYourHome: Linda and Wayne are incredibly nice, helpful people! When I was having trouble with my Etsy account, they contacted Etsy to try and find a solution, and spent a lot of time sending me supportive emails, until I finally found the right fix.

    With all the negativity in the world today, a chance encounter with strangers...
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We are pleased to include economy shipping with insurance to all 50 of the United States on every item. We use the most economical shipping method, which may or may not be the fastest. If you need an item within a specific time frame, please convo or email us BEFORE purchasing. We ship within 2 days after receiving your payment. When your purchase has shipped, you'll receive a message with the tracking number.

We do ship to Canada; please use the shipping calculator on the item page to determine the shipping fee. Import duties, taxes and any other charges are not included in the item price or the shipping charges. These charges are the responsibility of you, the buyer. Prior to buying, it is advisable to check with your country's customs office to determine what these costs may be. We will not mark merchandise values below the sales price or mark items as "gifts." Such actions are against U.S. and international government regulations.

Although we pack very carefully with lots of padding and sturdy boxes, on rare occasions an item may arrive to you damaged or broken. We will take care of filing a claim with the shipping insurance firm. We'll need clear photos of the package and the damaged item, which you can send attached to a convo or to our email: primpingyourhome [!at] outlook.com. Some shipping insurance companies require you, the buyer, to complete a short online form. When we receive all the information needed, we will issue you a full refund. We want to make sure that buying from PrimpingYourHome is hassle-free.

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