Paul Alexander Art, Abstract & Others catagory
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Value : $45 - $50 This plate is 8" with a old style black color microphone and radiating rays mixed between musical notes, on a blue fading to gold field. The rear side is marked Created For KSON By Alexander. The radio station KSON is located in San Diego, California and it was established in 1964. The plate is a commissioned item circa 1964, and hard to find on the market.
Value : $35 - $45 This plate is 10" with a female figure in a dress holding a high relief floral bouquet, in a gold color field. The rear side is titled Flower Girl by Alexander in hand painted gold lettering, along with a foil label marked Made in California By Alexander. This is the larger size of this plate, and due to the attractive subject of a woman with high-relief flowers, it is a prized item on the market.
Value : $95 - $125 This 11 1/2" by 6 1/2" tray is at present the most unique shape ever known of an Alexander item, with a non-symmetrical, almost 'boomerang" appearance. It features a female "stylized Picasso" figure gazing at her own hand; which contains a round object that the viewer is left to imagine what treasure it may be. The figure is a black color in an orange/red color field. The object she is gazing at is a turquoise blue color. The rear side is titled "Crystal Gazer by Alexander" in gold color hand painted lettering along with what's remaining of a foil Alexander label. This item is courtesy of an anonymous contributor who remembers it being used at parties her parents hosted when she was young, as well as being a decorative item in the family's living room as she grew up; eventually being used as a holder for nuts & bolts by the time she had grown. Priceless heirloom value aside (but not forgotten as these are the very best kinds of values), due to the very rare shape & subject matter drawing the viewers into their own imagination- this tray is among the highest price & most desirable of Alexander's wares. Thank you for sharing from Seattle, Washington!
Value : $22 - $27 The Queen of Hearts plate above is courtesy of an anonymous contributor. The plate is 7 3/4" with a black & gold speckle field and an attractive playing card; the Queen of Hearts in the center. The rear side is untitled with an incised Alexander mark and a foil Made in California by Alexander label. The simple yet elegant design with a very popular gambling theme makes this a wonderful item. Thanks for the contribution from Oxnard, California !
Value : $15 - $18 This plate is 8" with an embossed & interlocked abstract geometric pattern in a white field. The rear side is titled Double Happiness in hand-painted gold lettering, along with a foil label that is marked Made in California by Alexander. The simplistic design, and lack of colors make this a less desirable plate with a lower value.
Value : $18 - $22 This plate is 7 1/2" square with a symmetrical green dot pattern in a gold color field. The rear side is untitled, but marked Alexander in gold hand painting lettering along with a foil label marked Made in California by Alexander. Again, it is a simple design, but the high relief dots and bright colors along with the unusual square shape make it an interesting item.
Value : $30 - $35 This plate is 10" with an Asian polo player in a colorful orange outfit, riding a blue horse in a gold color field. The rear side is not marked with any title, and it lacks the hand painted name- but it does have a foil label marked Made in California by Alexander. The plate is a larger size, and the interest of a horseback ride in a sporting event along with the many colors makes it a higher valued item.
Value : $25 - $45 This tray is 14" wide by 9" tall with a red color field and a Bavarian gentleman surrounded by hops on the vine & decorative frills along with the phrase Down The Hatch. The rear side is untitled with a hand painted Alexander of California mark on an army green color field. Bar trays were common serving ware for alcohol, beer and liquor. This tray was cold painted on a standard metal (not copper) body. It is believed to be one of Alexander's earlier works, circa early 1950's or perhaps late 1940's.
Value : $50 - $80/ set of 4 trays This set of four barware trays are 6 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" tall with a black color field and various alcohol related sayings. The rear side of each one is untitled with a hand-painted mark Alexander of California on a burnt-red color field. The sayings are: Down The Hatch with a mom & baby kangaroo; Drink and Don't Be Crabby with a stylized crab; Be Wise- Alcoholize with a winking owl; and Don't Drink Like a Fish with a cute multi-color fish swimming along. This set is also believed to be one of Alexander's earlier works, circa early 1950's or perhaps late 1940's. It is similar to bar shot glass sets of the era that feature various sayings related to consuming alcohol and prohibition.
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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