Saturday, 17 August 2013
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.
Posted by Robert Barnsley at 09:32
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
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
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
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Just discovered that was designed by someone called Kari Christensen.
Posted by Robert Barnsley at 03:22