Friday, 23 August 2013

Happy Rob

Here's a happier purchase from the Lincoln fair a few months ago.  It's not big, it's not old and it's not Poole but it makes me happy.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Two out of three ain't bad

I don't make too many bad buys, but here's the third pot that came from Elescar last weekend, this time from the antiques center around the corner from the fair.  in the dim light of the shop, it looked like a really usable jug, hand thrown and coloured with an Apple Green glaze developed by John Adams dating from the late 1930's, and about one pint in size.  It wasn't until I unwrapped it back at home that I noticed a horrible crack right across the handle, that had completely escaped me first time round.  So in the end a rather useless plain green Jug.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

A bit of a Lift

Here's the second item from the Elesecar fair last weekend.  Not the vase this time, but the stand.  I've owned this John Adams Chinese Blue vase for quite a few years now.  And if it was sold with a stand originally, as some of these were, they must have parted company long ago.  So I was pleased to find a stand that fits (I have several others that don't) and really do think it gives the vase a bit of a lift.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Never knowingly undersold

It's not the biggest fair in the world, but the monthly Elsecar Antiques Fair rarely disappoints.  This 5 inch Delphis pin dish, the best of three items I found there yesterday, was priced too keenly to haggle over. 
Looking fresh as a daisy, it was painted by Angela Wyburgh in about 1969.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Grantham Vase

I picked up this vase in a Grantham antiques center, during a pit-stop (to refuel the drivers) on route to Norfolk, at the beginning of this summer.  Shape number 584, CN pattern painted by Iris Skinner in the early 1930s.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Royal Copenhagan

I'm starting to collect more and more of this Royal Copenhagen Faience pottery, but know hardly anything about it other than I like it.  This tray is really quite a substantial size, about 12 inches long, it has feet and the lots of marks and squiggles on the underside that I should make an effort to find out about.    Next job for today - search for a informative Royal Copenhagen website.

Just discovered that was designed by someone called Kari Christensen.
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