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.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Large Blue Brown No 5 Father Tortoise Trinket Box - Wade

Blue brown tortoise trinket box, No 5 on base which I believe is the "Large, Father" size. There is a tiny chip on the tip of its tail, which is a shame as otherwise it's in perfect condition.

7cm x 10.5cm x 4.5cm

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Vintage Art Ware Earthenware Jug - Wedgwood & Co Ltd - WACOL

Rather nice ridged conical jug, light brown on the outside, orange inside and handle. By Wedgwood & Co Ltd (marked Ld) and the pattern number is 1035. Dating is difficult, it could be from any time from the 1930s until 1965. There is one very small bare area on the rim about 4mm long. This isn't through to the clay but examination through a loupe reveals a small crack in the clay that looks as though it's been there since manufacture which perhaps caused the glaze to flake off. Still a very nice looking piece and in overall very good condition. Please note - NOT JOS Wedgwood but Enoch Wedgwood. Eventually absorbed into Wedgwood in 1965 under Unicorn Pottery name.

12.5cm x 11.5cm

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Tube Lined Slipware Earthenware Plate - Alsager Pottery


Handmade earthenware plate with diagonally crimped edge and white slipware face. The face is decorated with a tubelined tree. Made by Alsager Pottery in Cheshire and apart from the face being slightly off-centre, it's in excellent condition.

16.5cm diameter
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Indian Brass Shoe Ashtray

Fairly large Indian brass shoe shaped ashtray. Slot for a single cigarette and engraved with plant motifs. In very good condition although slightly tarnished and would benefit from a good polish.

11.5cm x 5cm x 4cm (h)

Weight incl packaging: 300g

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Vintage Face Mustard Pot - Bassware


Mustard pot with flat "face" lid by Bassware. Mustard coloured and in excellent condition although no spoon

6cm x 7.5cm
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Small Studio Pottery Style Posy Vase

Very small matt glazed vase in grey matt outer with handpainted white flowers. Plain inside but oddly, a gloss glazed base. It's not marked with a stamp or name but is in excellent condition.

7.5cm x 6cm

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Vintage English Made Small Bud Vase

Nice looking English-made aquamarine and green bulb-shaped bud vase. It's rather in the style of Anglia Pottery and but there's no AP mark on the base so the real maker is a mystery. It is in excellent condition though.

12cm x 7cm

Wedgwood Clementine Kutani Crane Bud Vase

Small bulb shaped bone china bud vase in the Kutani Crane pattern by Wedgwood. In perfect condition.

13.5cm x 7cm
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Miniature Cobalt Blue & Gold Vase with Fragonard Panel - Limoges

Miniature cobalt blue vase with gold detailing and a Fragonard style picture, also in gold, on one side. In excellent condition.

6.5cm x 3cm

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Wedgwood Clementine Bone China Ashtray

Small round bone china ashtray in the Clementine pattern by Wedgwood. Three grooves for cigarettes. A couple of little dark marks on the corners of the grooves but otherwise in very good condition.

11.5cm diameter

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Wedgwood Clementine Bone China Pin Tray

Small bone china pin tray or bon bon dish in the Clementine pattern by Wedgwood. In perfect condition.

13cm x 9.5cm x 2cm

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Vintage small brass boot poker stand - Peerage


Vintage cast brass boot by Peerage. Originally a poker stand or vesta holder although there is no striker - this is not the version with the mice. In excellent condition.

7.5cm x 3xm x 2.5cm

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Vintage Old Curiosity Shop Bon Bon Dish - Adams


Small two-handled bon bon dish by Adams. It's from the Dickens series of around the 1920s and features a scene from "The Old Curiosity Shop" with Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness and on the base, the quote, "Them, Marchioness," said Mr. Swiveller, "fire away!"  Generally in very good condition although crazed. There is a dark patch on the edge of the right handle that looks like a stain but there is no other damage apart from the crazing. Still a nice looking piece and, I would imagine, fairly rare - this is the only example I have found online.

16cm x 10cm x 4cm
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Small Greek Style Vase - Claire Louise Ceramics

Beautifully coloured miniature vase by Claire Louise Ceramics. It's white on the inside but the outside is a lovely crimson and purple. It's also in excellent condition. 

11cm x 5cm
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Vintage Brass Esmeralda Crinoline Lady Ashtray - Peerage

Stamped brass ashtray with cast "Esmeralda" crinoline lady handle. Both the ashtray and Esmeralda are registered, no number on the ashtray but  the lady is 734726. She is held in place by a short bolt and as such I think she is interchangeable with other items in the range such as the toasting fork. This is handy as there is a bit of a blemish to the inside of the ashtray that may not be fixable. There is a long pink stain, very slightly rough, over about an inch on the inside (see photos). It's not gone all the way through though which suggests it's a surface blemish. I haven't tried but it's possible it could be buffed or rubbed out using a hobby drill with a suitable bit. Otherwise it's in fairly good condition. Will be dismantled for posting.

10.5cm x 10cm
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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Vintage UK Commander Film Copying Sheets Carbon Paper

This is an almost complete box of 200 Commander Film Copying Sheets, or more familiarly, carbon paper. They are 8" x 5" sheets, which is just slightly smaller than A5 and are all unused bar about half a dozen. These are also in the box and on close examination the typed date of January 1967 can be made out, which would assume a manufacturing date of 1966 at least. The sheets are all in pretty good condition although a few have some crystal deposits on them, which is not surprising given their age. The box is in excellent condition.

22cm x 14.5cm

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Corgi Dog Ornament - 3128 - SylvaC

Lovely ornament of a Corgi dog by SylvaC, mould number 3128. In excellent condition with no marks or chips. It is considerably cleaner now than in the photos - what I thought was the original texture was, in fact, grime! In excellent condition.

12cm x 10cm x 5cm

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Small Studio Pottery Pin Tray - Taizé


Charming little stoneware pin tray in a yellow-brown glaze with a tiny leaf image at its centre, produced by the Taizé ecumenical community in central France. Taizé use local clay and make many glazes and ashes from the plants and minerals around the community. In perfect condition.

9cm x 2.5cm

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Pretty Miniature Urn Shaped Vase - Claire Louise Ceramics

Small urn shaped posy vase in vivid red and purple by Claire Louise Ceramics of Staffordshire. The quality isn't fantastic, the glaze being a little rough in places, but the colours are very striking indeed and it would make a lovely little ornament.

8.5cm x 7cm
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Vintage Art Deco Grey Lustre Mr Symcox Fruit Bowl - Beswick Ware - 288


Superb two-handled art deco period fruit bowl by Beswick. The shape is No 288 and was designed by Mr Symcox in 1934. It's a plain, pewter coloured lustre, slightly shinier on the inside than out, which may be due to wear. It's in excellent condition. There are some blemishes to the glaze but these appear to be underglaze and there are very few marks otherwise.

19.5cm x 20.5cm x 7cm (deep)
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Friday, 21 March 2014

Pair of Studio Pottery Demitasse Stoneware Mugs - Merryn lloyd


Beautiful little demitasse sized tankard shaped stoneware mugs by Merryn Lloyd of Birmingham. They have a speckled grey wash glaze in and out with a green band around the edge and onto the handle. Marked with her monogram near the base. In superb condition.
7.5cm x 8cm

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Vintage Fluted Fieldmouse Bud Vase - Crown Devon - Fieldings


Tall single stem fluted bud vase, mould number 1286, by Crown Devon. It features the anthropomorphised fieldmouse sitting on a toadstool over the motto "Friends who share are friends who care". There is a very small (1mm) chip on the gold rim, unfortunately at the front, otherwise it's in very good condition.  

17cm x 5.5cm
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Small Brown Glazed Vase - Yeo Pottery

Very pretty little posy vase from Brian Janes' Yeo Pottery of Clevedon. It's in a brown slip glaze with rust slip on the inside. There are two leaf resist shapes with bunches of white berries around the stem. I am unsure of the age; the pottery was set up around 1977 although I can find no trace of it still extant. The vase is in excellent condition.

9.5cm x 7cm
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Small Vintage Studio Pottery Pin Tray - Broadway Pottery


Beautiful triangular pin tray from the Broadway Pottery. It is green glazed with greyish edges and a star design in the centre. The base is unglazed and marked with the Broadway stamp. Information on Broadway is scant - it was founded in 1959 by A.E Wheeler, and Muriel Tudor Jones worked there for the first four years. Her items are usually marked but this has no other markings. Condition is excellent.

10cm x 10cm
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Monday, 17 March 2014

Vintage Treacle Glazed Tankard w/ coaching Scenes - Ridgways

Dating from the late 1950s - early 60s this is a treacle glazed tankard shaped large mug with silvered rim and handle. It features two illustrations from "Coaching Days and Coaching Ways" by  W. Outram Tristram, originally published by Macmillan and Sons in 1988 but seemingly continuously available in one form or another for almost 100 years. The illustrations are "Down the Hill on a Frosty Morning" and "Changing Horses". These tankards are not uncommon but to find one in excellent condition is becoming more difficult. There is some general crazing and a little bit of wear to the silvering on the handle where the thumb would rest but otherwise it's in very good shape indeed.

12.5cm (h) x 13cm
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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Vintage Small Blue Handpainted Pin Tray - Portmadoc Pottery

Beautiful little blue hand-painted pin tray from Portmadoc Pottery, produced between the mid 1970s and '90s. It's a glossy drip glaze into a kind of rosette, matt on the reverse. It is signed on the base J. Jones and has a shape number, 110. There is one tiny chip on one corner but otherwise all other marks are original and have been overglazed.

14cm x 14cm

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Aynsley Orchard Gold Trinket Box


Lovely trinket box in the Orchard Gold design by Aynsley. Still in original box (although lacking packing materials) with sticky labels on base and in original condition.

10.5cm x 8cm
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Friday, 14 March 2014

Beautiful Square Stoneware Tray - April Dubois-Patry - Canada

Superb high-fired stoneware square tray (or occasional plate - ashtray) by the Canadian studio potter, April Dubois-Patry, known locally as "The Potter's Daughter" and based in Wiarton, Ontario. The finish is a mixture of what looks to be mainly blue and green ash glazes and wax resist with some sgraffito detailing. An exceptionally lovely piece and in superb condition.

14cm x 14cm  

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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Vintage Small Character Jug - Captain Patch the Pirate - Artone

Vintage hand painted character jug by Artone. This one is the pirate, Captain Patch. Externally it's in generally excellent condition - the inside surface though is speckled with bubbles in the glaze and while this is an original feature does tend to collect dust. There are a couple of bubbles on the exterior surface, mainly on the hat, but these are fairly well disguised by the colour. Good collector piece nevertheless.

12cm x 9cm
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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Vintage Olive Green Window Vase/Planter - No 266 - Eastgate Pottery

Highly collectable wide ovate window vase or planter in olive green by Eastgate Pottery of Withernsea. The Pattern No is 266, which is impressed on the base alongside the post 1967 "Lighthouse" backstamp. It's in excellent condition.

22cm x 9cm x 9cm
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Vintage Large Swedish Bowl - Ekeby

Lovely heavy art pottery bowl dating from the 50s - 60s by the Swedish maker Upsala Ekeby. It's a dark speckled blue ground with yellow and white flowers, the underside being dark brown. It's in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

28cm x 5cm
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Vintage Miniature Square Dish - Jolly Drover - Lancaster & Sandland

Vintage miniature square dish or ashtray from Lancaster and Sandland's English Ware range. This one is design 562 featuring the "Jolly Drover" inn. it's in excellent condition.

10cm x 10cm

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Vintage Pot Pourri Bowl - Prinknash

Lovely cream coloured bowl from Prinknash - too small for most fruit except grapes but ideal for pot pourri as it's quite deep. It's speckled with a dark red/purple colouring that has run down the vertical sides and stands on a trumpet shaped pedestal. In beautiful condition.

14.5cm x 10.5cm

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Hand Carved Horn Fish

Fish made from carved horn. Beautifully carved with scales and fins, added tail and dorsal fin. Red and black plastic eyes and red flock throat complete the effect. Mounted on a horn plinth and bar a few little surface marks consistent with age is in excellent condition.

18cm long x 10cm high
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Monday, 10 March 2014

Vintage Ceramic Whisky Decanter - Tremar Cornwall

Vintage stoneware whisky decanter by Tremar in typical olive green glaze and brown detail. It is missing the large cork - can be obtained from good cookshops - but is otherwise in excellent condition.

24cm x 11cm
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Vintage Silver Lustre Silvoe Art Ware Creamer - Gibsons


Small vintage or antique silver lustre creamer with ornate handle from the Silvoe Artware range by Gibsons. Earliest date for this ware is about 1909 and apart from a couple of little surface marks it's in very good condition.
8cm x 9cm

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Brown Honeycomb Trumpet Neck Vase - Kernewek, Cornwall

Medium sized brown honeycomb glazed trumpet vase by Kernewek. Some crazing but otherwise in very good condition.

19cm x 10.5cm

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Wedgwood Ice Rose Bone China Trinket or Bon Bon Box

Wedgwood bone china trinket box or bon bon dish in the Ice Rose Pattern. Round with fluted side and domed lid with the pattern repeated on the inside of the base. In perfect condition.

Dimensions:9cm x 4.5cm

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Pair of Miniature Brass Candlesticks

Pair of miniature brass altar style candlesticks.  They are thick plate rather than cast and will hold a candle with a stem of around 7mm. The bases are a little out of shape and there are a couple of small bubbles in the brass but they are in otherwise pretty good shape and shine up nicely. Satisfying "ding" when clinked together!

10cm x 5cm
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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Spongeware "Grapes" Sugar Bowl - Poole

Sugar bowl from the contemporary "Grapes" spongeware design from Poole. It's in excellent condition.

10.5cm x 6cm
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Modern German Art Pottery Vase - Scheurich

Beautiful large and heavy vase by Scheurich of Germany. It's tall and oval in section with aqua marine and gunmetal bands. The pattern looks to be 636-25 but searches don't show up anything similar so I may be misreading the number. Regardless, it's in excellent condition.

25cm x 15cm x 9cm
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Friday, 7 March 2014

Hand Painted Miniature Owl

Lovely hand painted earthenware owl. It's marked on the base with a mark I feel I ought to know - a bird made from the letters B & L inside "Made in England" but for the life of me I can't find it in my references. If anyone knows... Regardless, it's in excellent condition.

7cm x 4.5cm x 4cm

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Vintage large "Salad Ware" Plate - Carlton Ware

Large salad ware leaf dish by Carlton Ware with the "Australian" backstamp, dating it to between 1935 and 1961. There is an impressed pattern number that looks to be 1617/8. Very precise detail and good colour. It does have a small chip underneath one end of the "stalk" which isn't visible from above and it is crazed as one would expect. However the colours are clear and bright and it looks great otherwise.

23cm x 23.5cm
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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Lingate Hot Water Jug - Aynsley


Beautiful hot water refill jug in the Lingate pattern (168) by Aynsley. It's white with a blue leaf garland around the top edge and the lid. The rim of both the jug and lid as well as the finial are edged in silver and there are two silver flashes down the ornate handle. Apart from a couple of tiny little drop outs from the silver it's in excellent condition.

15cm (h) x 10cm across handle
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Vintage Olive Green Gloss Glazed Vase - Chris Carter

Produced by Chris Carter while he was at Drayton Manor Park between 1976 and 1986. This bears little resemblance to his more recent sculptural work but the earthy colours and roughness maybe hint at where he was heading. The base part is matt glazed, the top a gloss drip from a rough brown rim.  There is an intact label on the base, with remnants of one other on the body.  There is a small chip in the glaze - just down to the clay and not into it, on the rim, otherwise it in excellent condition.
12cm x 10cm

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Set of Five Vintage 60s/70s Eggcups - Sadler

Set of five green egg cups by Sadler. There are four dark green ones and one in a slightly more olive green . Three are in generally good condition, two dark ones are damaged one has a fairly large chip to the glaze on the rim and the other has had a chip repaired. It appears as a flea bite on the outside but the repair is visible inside - see the two centre cups in the main picture. The start price is for the three good ones, the others can be used as make ups in a set until you can obtain better ones! Postage will not be affected.

4.5cm x 4.7cm (d)
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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Book of Hints and Wrinkles - 1939 - Odhams and How to Write, Speak and Think Correctly - 1939 - Odhams

Part of a series of self-help books from Odhams Press published in the late 1930s, this one is self-explanatory to be fair although the section on thinking correctly is intriguing. Hardback with original dust jacket, which is actually in exceptional condition. A bit dusty with a touch of foxing but generally in very good condition.


12cm x 18cm x 3cm
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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Vintage Fawn and Tree Trunk Spill Vase - SylvaC 4290

Beautiful miniature spill vase by SylvaC featuring a fawn by two oak tree trunks. It's design number 4290. It's in beautiful condition with no chips, nips or cracks.

8.5cm x 7cm x 6cm

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Small Wooden Statuette of Kissing Couple

Small hand-carved wooden statuette of a couple in an intimate embrace. It's got a bit of sunbleaching or slight water splash but is otherwise fine and the marks will polish or oil out with time.

8cm x 10cm x 3.5cm
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