We look for anything you might think is fun, interesting, beautiful, new, old or odd. Vintage and almost new clothes, ceramics, treen, ephemera, books and costume jewellery. If it fits in a box, we'll sell it.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Antique Engraving of Manchester Free Trade Hall - AW Scott

A framed and mounted print of the world renowned Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Now a hotel, it's past home of the Hallé Orchestra and venue for some of the most famous rock performances of all times, including Bob Dylan's "Judas" gig and The Sex Pistols' seminal 1976 performance in the lesser Free Trade Hall. It's by AW Scott, the engraving is initialled "EJW". Similar listings claim the original date to be 1898 and the provenance to be "Our Own Country Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial" Published by Cassell and Co. Ltd, although this book was actually mentioned in a Spectator article of 1880 so there's an immediate anomaly! Late 19th Century it is then. The plate is coloured although I cannot tell whether this is original and is annotated "Free Trade Hall, Manchester". There's also a plate or page number, 25. It's framed in a good quality gilded plain frame with wire and eyes and apart from a little edge of the backing tape peeling away the whole item is in excellent condition.

32cm x 27cm

Weight incl packaging: 1kg

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Vintage Gold Lustre Milk Jug - Price and Kensington - Hamilton


Vintage milk/cream jug in gold lustre finish by Price and Kensington. It's the Hamilton pattern and is also numbered 1228 on the base. In largely excellent condition with only one small spot near the front of the base where the gilding has slightly worn away.

14cm x 7.5cm (h) x 9cm

Weight incl packaging: 600g

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Unusual Vintage Earthenware Wine Bottle - JM da Fonseca - Portugal


Interesting and unusual wine bottle from Jose Maria da Fonseca of Portugal. They are well known for their Lancers brand that comes in ceramic bottles but this is a full blown earthenware one. Use as an ornament or add a drizzler and use for olive oil. It's in excellent condition.

Measurements: 22cm x 10cm

Weight with packaging: approx 1.8kg. UK bidders only.

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Large Studio Pottery Charger - Porthmadog Pottery


Beautiful handpainted charger from Porthmadog Pottery in Wales. Lovely blues and aquamarines in a rosette pattern and signed on the back with what looks like "D.Chishom". Beautiful condition.

32cm diameter.

Weight once packed securely is going to be around 3kg. Pick up preferred for obvious reasons!

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