Paul Alexander Art, Wildlife catagory
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Value : $25 - $30 This enamel over copper plate
is 9" with a green color fading to gold speckle field and a stylized yellow bird with a high relief lime color center. The rear side is
untitled with a gold color lettering hand written Alexander mark and a foil Made in California by Alexander label. The subject and
execution is simple on this item, but the complement of colors makes it attractive, and the high relief bird is always desirable.
Value : $35 - $40 The fish plate above is courtesy of Jennifer in
Laguna Hills, California. It has been in her family for many years, and we can see why- it's very beautiful. The plate is 8" with a green
& gold speckle field and an attractive fish with high relief scales. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark and a foil
Made in California by Alexander label. The simple design with deep green color and focus on the fish with his wonderful features makes
this a highly desirable item. Thank you Jennifer for the contribution !
Value : $35 - $40 Here is a similar- yet different version of the
fish plate; courtesy of Chuck Connors in Kailuna Kona, Hawaii. Chuck was gifted this plate, and he had not known much about it until he
found our website. His plate is also 8" with a green bubbly field and an attractive fish with high relief scales. This is an excellent
example of how many of Alexander's designs were made with varying styles; which makes them most desirable.
Thank you Chuck for the contribution !
Value : $40 - $45 This plate is 10" with a dark aqua color fading to gold speckle field and a school
of blue fish around sea plants in the center. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze. This aquatic plate
is very hard to find on the market, and the scarcity & interesting look makes it a higher valued item.
Value : $30 - $35 This plate is 9" with a deep green color field and a female seahorse in the center.
The rear side is titled Sea Horse by Alexander in hand-painted gold lettering. The seahorse is a yellow-brown fading to white color with
2 fins. It may or may not be the case, but it is believed that Alexander produced these seahorse plates as a family, with this being the
daughter horse. The vibrant colors and popularity of the subject makes it very desirable on the market.
Value : $45 - $50 This plate is 10' with a deep green fading to mottled gold color field and a
brightly colored female seahorse in the middle. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze, and a foil Made in
California by Alexander label. Believed to be part of a set of 4 in the sea horse family set, this is mom seahorse. The larger size and
increased intensity of colors makes this the highest valued of the set.
Value : $30 - $35 This plate is 8" with a green fading to gold speckle colored field and an orange &
yellow color male seahorse. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze, and a foil Made in California by
Alexander label. The horse on this plate is believed to be the father of the seahorse family set. Again it is very well done & attractive.
Value : $30 - $35 This plate is 8" with a green & speckled gold color field and a smaller size lime
green male seahorse. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze. It is believed that this is the last of the
sea horse family, with this little guy being the son of the set. He is the only one that was made with one fin, possibly denoting that he
is the baby of the family.
Value : $20 - $25 This plate is 8" with a black color field and a school of stylized white color fish
surrounding aqua blue air bubbles. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze, and a non-typical foil Made in
California label. This particular label has not been found on any other of Alexander's wares. The choice of placing the fish in a geometric
pattern is different, and the black & white coloring on this plate make it attractive to a narrower market; resulting in a lower price.
Value : $18 - $22 This plate is 7" with a black color field and 3 butterflies in the middle. The rear
side is unpainted and unmarked. It is an older production as the copper body is a heavier & thicker gauge copper than most of his plates.
This is definately an Alexander item as it is 1 of a set of 2 (the other plate has a floral design & is shown in the Floral catagory), and
it is believed that it originally had a paper label. It is a lesser quality item and the market value reflects this.
Value : $35 - $40 This plate is 8" with a gold color fading to purple speckled field and a flock of
butterflies in the center. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze. Even though the design is the same as the
prior & following plates & tray Alexander always made subtle differences so each item would stand out. Note the colors and wing patterns on
each butterfly is a little different. This plate is more common on the market, but it's excellent colors & butterfly theme makes it one of
the most popular of his wares.
Value : $60 - $65 This plate or platter is an unusual size & shape at 11" with a gold to purple speckled
field and butterflies throughout. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark in the glaze. This shape is unlike his typical
plate that has a rounded edge. He chose to make this platter with an angled rim, and it has a bit of weight being a thick gauge copper body
in a large size. A beautifully done item, and in a rare form makes this a higher value.
Value : $75 - $80 This serving tray is the largest item Alexander created at 24 3/4" wide by 12 1/2" tall.
The tray is not his typical enamel over copper base, but rather is sheet metal with pattern-stamped & rolled edges, painted a matt black color
on all sides. The design is a group of colorful butterflies, with the rear side being untitled. The front lower corner is not marked like most
of his trays are, and the rear side has a hand-painted mark Alexander of Hollywood. This Hollywood mark is not typical of other Alexander
wares either, as he most often used his Alexander of California mark. It is believed that Alexander may have purchased blank trays from a
manufacturer, and then applied his art to them. They are circa late 1950's, with this one being among his earliest.
Note on Price Guide: Values shown are for items that are in Mint to Near Mint Condition. Any damage such as cracking or crazing of the enamel
surface (which is usually caused by an impact), or any other damage to the item results in a lower value.
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