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, 30 January 2014

Vintage Welsh Pottery Mint Sauce Pot - Beddgelert Pottery

Nice mint sauce pot from the long gone Beddgelert Pottery in Wales. The angled handle was one of their signature designs. Glaze is crazed but otherwise it's in excellent condition.

8.5cm x 12.5cm x 7cm

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Vintage Cottage Ware Teapot - Keele St Pottery

Lovely handpainted "Cottage Ware" teapot by Keele St Pottery. KSP changed its name to Staffordshire Potteries in 1950 and this has a Keele St backstamp so I presume it to be pre-1950. There is the tiniest of chips on the tip of the spout that I can only really see using a loupe, apart from this it seems to be in perfect, unused condition.

23cm x 15cm x 11cm

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Vintage Small West German Era Vase - 511/6


Small posy vase of West German vintage, possibly Bay or Scheurich. It's gold rimmed with green and brown drip glazing. Marked on the base Germany 511/6 (6 being the height in cm). The gold is a little worn around the mouth but otherwise it's fine.

6cm x 5.5cm

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Vintage Crescent Dish with Handpainted Pear Design - E.Radford


Small oval side dish with a slightly fluted edge by E. Radford. It features a handpainted flower design, one of the late HJ Wood period unmarked ones, I think. Some slight crazing but the pattern is in fine condition, the colours still very strong.

All measurements approximate: 20cm x 16cm

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Vintage Historical Map of Scotland - L.G. Bullock

Fold-out paperback pictorial map of Wales by Leslie Bullock from the "Bullock Historical" series published by John Bartholomew. It's an interesting mix of quotes, trivia, pictures and coats of arms covering the history of Scotland. It's 4 x 4 the cover size so a decent poster size when unfolded. The map itself is good quality heavy paper with card covers. From research I believe the series was was published in 1971. The edges are slightly dust marked and there are a couple of green marks that look like pencil on the back cover but otherwise it's in very good condition.

17cm x 25cm folded.  

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Vintage Small "Bird" Mug - Brixham Pottery, Dawlish


Nice little mug from Brixham Pottery, Dawlish, Devon featuring pictures of a bullfinch, chaffinch and a nuthatch around it.  Smaller than the average mug and slightly conical in shape, it's in excellent condition.

11cm x 8cm

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Vintage Studio Pottery Vase - Harmony Pottery

Heavy walled studio pottery vase in brown tones with a wax resist abstract pattern by Harmony Pottery of Cornwall. I can't date it, there is precious little on Harmony out there but it looks like late 50s through to 70s. It's in great condition even though the mouth was a little squashed during throwing!

23cm x 10cm

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Antique Stoneware 1 1/2 pt Jug - Lovatt's of Langley Mill

Beautiful stoneware jug by Lovatt's of Langley Mill. Capacity of 1 1/2 pints and date stamped to 1914. Original strainer lid which is impressed with a small heart. Brown and cream glaze separated by beaded line around the centre. In perfect condition.

21cm x 15cm 

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Marquetry Flower Picture - Lily


Gorgeous wooden marquetry picture of a lily or similar looking flower using several different kinds of veneer onto a fibreboard base. Beautifully made, very Japanese looking and in excellent condition.
20cm x 25cm
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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Vintage Silver Detailed Jug - H.J. Wood Ltd

Large round milk jug by H.J. Wood Ltd. It's cream coloured, with a hand painted silver spout and alternating silver and green lines around the top half. The handle is also detailed in silver. I have no idea of the age and have had no success in identifying the pattern although the stamp says, unusually "Great Britain" rather than England (although the base is impressed "England"). There is a barely visible hairline crack for about 1.5cm, a couple of cm to the right of the handle (with the handle facing) but as far as I can see or feel this is the only fault and otherwise it's a great looking jug.

14.5cm x 10cm

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Vintage Yellow Colourware Leaf Dish - Royal Venton - J. Steventon Ltd

Lovely old yellow colourware leaf dish from Royal Venton by John Steventon and Sons Ltd. The paintwork is all good although there's no black spot on the fruit. There is a small rough area on the underside of the rim where the glaze looks a little thin on the edge opposite the fruit but this is not visible from above and it is otherwise in excellent condition.
20cm x 18cm x 4cm
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Vintage Miniature Red Squirrel Spill Vase - Hornsea Fauna


Small squirrel and tree stump spill vase from the Hornsea Fauna range, made approximately between1962 - 73. The back of the left ear has a chip and the very tip of the right ear has a minute chip but these are not really visible from the front so it would make a good collection filler until such time as you're able to acquire a good one.

6.5cm x 6cm
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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Stoneware Crocus Planter - Geraldine Hughes

Lovely stoneware crocus planter by Geraldine Hughes. Very delicate crumpled rim with "burnt" edges around holes. Lighthouse mark on the base.

Weight incl packaging: 500g

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Large Brown Honeycomb Flan Dish - Kernewek

Excellent brown honeycomb dripware flan dish from Kernewek Pottery of Goonhavern, Cornwall. It is unused so in superb condition. 

24cm diameter x 4.5cm

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Large Cylindrical Vase - The Guernsey Pottery

Large and striking earthenware cylinder vase from The Guernsey Pottery. Black glaze inside, outside in browns, pinks and greens , mainly on one side. The cylinder is a little eccentric at the top although not drastically so. In lovely condition otherwise.

17cm x 11cm

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Vintage Mimosa Sauce Pot - Carlton Ware

Sauce or mustard pot from Carlton Ware's vintage "Mimosa" range. Unfortunately it lacks the brown saucer and a spoon. Otherwise it looks to be in fine condition. There is a little chip to the underside of the rim but this isn't immediately obvious unless you run your finger around the inside. 

12.5cm x 9cm
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Stoneware Studio Pottery Spill Vase


Oatmeal glazed stoneware spill vase. Studio pottery design, marked with a HG monogram on the underside but I have been unable to identify the mark. In excellent condition.

12.5cm x 7.5cm
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Two Handled Earthenware Mug - Studio Pottery

Unusual two handled studio pottery mug with the handles at about 70 degrees to each other rather than being opposite each other. It's earthenware, slightly trumpet shaped and with a grey/brown drip glaze on the top half. The base is unglazed. No mark but in excellent condition.

14cm x 13cm

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Vintage Brown Drip Glaze Vase - Kingston Pottery, Hull

Very nice brown drip glazed vase by the Love Brothers' Kingston Pottery of Hull. Kingston operated for around 10 years or so until 1985 and their wares are becoming more collectable. This is a faultless vase in excellent condition.

16cm x 13cm
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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Large Cobalt Blue Double Handled Jug/vase - Luxor 1001

Tall art deco style double handled jug in cobalt blue. It is marked on the base "Made in England 1001 Luxor" but I have no real idea of the date or the manufacturer. I have seen them listed as 1920s but clues are few and far between. The Museum of Ceramics in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal have a different coloured one but again, no clues! Slight imperfection in the glaze in one spot otherwise it looks to be in fantastic condition.

33cm x 16cm

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Monday, 13 January 2014

Brass Toilet or WC Shaped Ashtray


Novelty brass ashtray in the form of a close-coupled lavatory. The lid lifts to reveal a bowl with two grooves for cigarettes. The lid of the cistern can be removed so matches can be stored within (although they'd have to be quite small and whether the lid can be used as a strike, I'm not sure). I've not seen one of these before and it would make a great addition to a collection. Made in India label on the cistern. The cistern is at a slight angle although I think this may be an original fault as it looks as though it would be very difficult to fix. Otherwise it's in great condition.

Measurements: 11cm x 6cm

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Wedgwood Clementine Bone China Egg Trinket Box

Wedgwood bone china egg trinket box in the Clementine pattern. Please note that the brown speckles in the picture have now been removed safely and that the condition is perfect!

x 6.5cm

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Tortoise Shaped Cast Iron Tea-Light Holder


Very novel tea light holder in the form of a cast iron tortoise. One removes the shell, which is located on the base by a pair of spigots, place your tea light inside, light, replace shell and enjoy (allowing it to cool before taking it apart, obviously!). It doesn't look to ever have been used as there's no soot residue inside. In excellent condition.

14cm x 8cm x 9.5cm (width)

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Vintage Mid Sized Narrow West German Vase - Scheurich 401/20

Narrow West German "flagon" style vase. It is not marked as such but the form number, 401, and the lettering style are those of Scheurich. It is not quite in the "fat lava" style but there are hints toward it in that the cream coloured glaze is more speckled towards the bottom and the surface around the base is rougher in texture. Still very collectable and despite being used (I fished a large lump of oasis out of it) it's in very good condition. 

20cm x 10cm across handle
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Vintage Large Grey Lustre Jug - Prinknash

Beautiful hand thrown jug with pinched spout from Prinknash Abbey Pottery in their signature grey lustre glaze. Nice heavy base with the rectangular Prinknash impress. I'm a big fan of everything Prinknash but I always find that the handthrown wares have something extra and this one is no exception. Very nice piece in excellent condition.

15.5cm x 11cm
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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Novelty Two-Tone Brass Tortoise Ornament

Small brass tortoise with two-tone patterned shell. He needs a polish (and there's quite a bit of  polish residue which I will try and remove) but he's a sweet looking thing.

12.5cm x 6cm
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1941 Map of Switzerland: Sustenpass. Eidg. Landestopographie Bern

Topographischer Atlas der Schweiz - Topographic map of Switzerland from Eidg. Landestopographie Bern. 1:50,000 centred on the Sustenpass. It's 1941 edition and I have to admit there's a certain mustiness about it that suggests it's of an age although it's in excellent condition apart from a single perforation on one of the fold points. The folded size is 20cm x 13.5, open 80cm x 95cm.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Retro Pink Fluted Planter - Thomas Lawrence Falcon Ware 410

Small champagne pink fluted Falcon Ware planter by Thomas Lawrence (Longton) Ltd. The backstamp dates it to the 1950s until the pottery closed in 1964. It has been used and is slightly stained on the inside but there are few marks on the outside and it is in overall extremely good condition.

13cm (d) x 11cm 

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Vintage Criss Cross Design Jug

Splendid souvenir ware type earthenware jug in a criss-cross of brown and white thick slip lines with a flat strap handle. Striking piece, almost certainly foreign, in excellent condition. 

11cm (h) x 13cm
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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Hand-Carved Wooden Lidded Trunk Trinket Box

Lovely hand-carved wooden trunk-shaped trinket box with a brass inlay on the top.  The box could do with a bit of dusting around the carving on the top - I have started!  Apart from a couple of small knocks on the left of the lid the box is in lovely condition.

H 8cm x W 10cm D 7.5cm

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Vintage Handpainted Sugar Bowl - Enoch Boulton?

I'm slightly puzzled by this having never encountered one before. On the base of this simple sugar bowl decorated with blue leaves and little raised dots is "Hand Painted by Bo....." I haven't quite worked it out but it could be "Boulton". Enoch Boulton? But when? There's no clue even to the manufacturer or age so I cannot guarantee anything! Please refer to the photos, which are enhanced. If you need any more inf, please contact me. One small chip on the base but otherwise in excellent condition.

10cm x 7cm

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Antique Crested China Bowl - Windermere - Grafton China

Small antique crested ware Grafton China bowl by A.B. Jones Ltd. The crest is of Windermere and there is either an agent's or retailer's mark underneath from R.Robinson of Bowness. The backstamp is from the period 1900 - 1913 and apart from some wear to the gold edging around the rim it's in excellent condition.

6cm x 8cm (d)
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Monday, 6 January 2014

Small Green Planter - Churchill Pottery

Small green planter/flowerpot in a green woven leaf pattern from Churchill. I'm unfamiliar with a lot of Churchill's output (apart from their dinner plates!) but I don't think it's too recent, perhaps 1970s - 80s. There's a small scrape in the glaze that doesn't look to be a chip, more an unglazed area but otherwise it's in fine condition and looks fine if the fault is turned away.

11.5cm x 10cm

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Vintage Handpainted Cup or Creamer - Enoch Boulton?

I am doubly puzzled by this. It's definitely vintage, possibly 50s or 60s or even earlier and it's hand painted, however we've been unable to decipher the signature although I'm pretty certain it's a B at the start but after I'm clueless. I think it's "Boulton". If so, is it Enoch Boulton? Did he do anything as subdued as these pretty blue and brown leaves with their raised dots? Also, I'm pretty certain it's a coffee cup but Zoe, my partner, thinks it's a jug. In excellent condition although as I'm sure you're aware, I cannot guarantee anything so I am always grateful for any help.

10cm x 9cm max diameter
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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Vintage W.H. Goss Crested Littlehampton Roman Ewer Eastbourne Arms - 521977

Lovely piece of crested ware by WH Goss. Roman ewer registered number 521977 bearing the arms of Eastbourne. Inscription reads "Model of Roman ewer found when pulling diwn houses in Arundel Rd Littlehampton Ro No 521977".  It is in perfect condition.

8cm x 6cm (d)
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Friday, 3 January 2014

Vintage Haberdashery Hooks and Loops - Trumpet Brand - Original Sealed Box


A vintage box of 48 pairs of size 2 extra japanned hooks and loops. They are the "centre spring" design by Trumpet Brand and they are in the original box which is still sealed with the loop of thread that runs around the box and underneath the label. The design of the box and graphics suggest around the 1920s. If that's the case the box is in excellent condition for its age.

8.5cm x 4.8cm x 1cm

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Rare Small Stoneware Vase - Clive Phillip Moore

Small stoneware vase with brown leaf shapes and ring around base. It's by Clive Moore, who potted in Urmston, Greater Manchester in the very early 80s and his mark is visible on the front above the base. There is one small chip about 2mm across on the base edge opposite the mark but otherwise it's in very good condition. 

8cm (h) x 6.5cm max diameter

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Vintage Austrian Handpainted Double Handed Dish - Wechsler Tirolkeramik

Hand painted double handled ironstone dish from Wechsler Tirolkeramik of Schwaz, Austria. The floral design and details are handpainted onto a light brown mottled cream glaze and it's finished in a clear overglaze. Numbers on the base - BD/1 and  942. It's in excellent condition.

29cm x 16.5cm x 5.5cm
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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Set of Four Eggcups - Royal Worcester - Palissy

This is a set of four Casual Tableware egg cups by Palissy. Some minor crazing but otherwise good. In original woodgrain effect cardboard box base but sadly the clear perspex lid has long gone. 

5cm x 5cm  (box: 15cm x 13cm x 5cm)

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