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.
set of four really nice studio pottery mugs with pale blue grey glaze
and pastel floral brushwork. There is a mark at the base of the handle
but I haven't been able to find a reference for it. It's a stylised "FO"
or "FD" - any ideas? In excellent condition, all of them.
Brass cat poker rest by Peerage. It lacks the
original screws holding the rest on, which have been temporarily
replaced with small bolts until suitable brass matches can be found. The
Peerage stamp is on the base under the front paws - it's very small!
Apart from the almost obligatory polish residue it's in excellent
SOLD Large shallow
stoneware bowl or more likely, planter. I have no idea of the age, it
may be quite vintage although it has a vague similarity to some of the
Hartley's of Castleford stoneware of the 50s and 60s. It has what
appears to be the residue from some kind of decoration - perhaps it was
painted at one time, either sold as such or at a later date. It's
otherwise in very good condition and still very useful.
gold lustre jug with blue & white jasper style relief band. Dates
from the 50s and has some age related wear, mainly partial loss of
gilding to the bottom 4cm or so and the handle, crazing to the inside
and on the blue band and also a short, faint hairline crack running for
about 3cm into the band. It is still a nice looking decorative object
and could easily serve as a vase.
backstamp dates this to between 1917 & 1930 or thereabouts. It's a
Devon Ware Silverine finish double handled sugar bowl in the Georgian
by Fieldings. It has very few marks with a little crazing to the plain
surfaces and only very minimal wear to some
of the raised edges. The matt black handle finish looks almost new.
There is a small chip to the foot ring but this isn't visible in normal
nice ivory coloured china bud vase by Royal Tuscan. It's a robust hotel
ware quality and does not have a pattern name apart from an 8 on the
base - the fluted top inch of the neck and the red band round the waist
being the only decoration. It's in excellent condition bar some smudgy
marks on the base, partly to be expected.
Beautiful slender necked bud vase hand turned
by AGP Woodturning of Plymouth. I'm not sure of the timber but it's a
lovely reddish brown. It does have a glass insert so can be used with
water, albeit carefully. In almost perfect condition.
set comprising salt and pepper pots in the shape of what could be whelk
shells. The mustard pot has a vague shell shape also and all three sit
on a scallop shell. They are from the late era Carlton Ware, probably
1970s, (the backstamp is the post 1968 decal style) and are a
pinky-brown colour. The mustard pot has a tiny chip on the finial and
the salt pot a small chip in the glaze running from the hole, something
that isn't uncommon with salt pots, and otherwise the set is in good
condition despite having been used. The original rubber stoppers are
still in situ.
Small hand turned and hand finished wooden mug shaped spill vase. It is conical with two rows of pyrographed, or burned in, fir
tree shapes, the top row inverted. It's in very good condition with
only a couple of marks, mainly to the small semi circular handle.Measurements are approximate: 9.5cm x 8.5cm
SOLD Heavy porcelain coffee cup and saucer in deep
cobalt blue with gold edging and bright white on the inside. Both cup
and saucer are marked with the Martell Cognac name and logo on their
undersides. There's no maker's name but they are very reminiscent of
a range by Apilco of France and I would be happy to bet that they are.
They are in excellent condition although there are a few small marks to
surfaces of the saucer but the deep colour hides these well.
vintage butter dish base of the Karen shape in the Stockholm pattern,
popularised a little while ago by Nigella Lawson. This one though does
not feature the deer motif. Some surface marks and a little wear to the
red rim and a very small chip about 3mm long on one long edge but still
Small rectangular dish, possibly the
base to a cheese dish, by Leighton Pottery of Burslem. It has a border
of light blue dots, lines and pink roses. There is some wear to the
gilding around the edges, some light crazing and some discolouration.
there is also what is either a small chip or a burst glaze bubble
towards one of the long edges, next to a red mark. These are quite old
and may well be original. The back bears the stamp used between 1946
Diameter:14cm x 17.5cm View here for further information.
Large white enamel kidney bowl with
blue rolled edge. It does have a couple of chips through the blue edging
that are showing signs of corrosion and there is a little age-related
wear but it is still very presentable.
green novelty celery jar with a smiley celery face by Sadler. It is
pretty much faultless apart from a little crazing and what looks to be
an original crack on the rim above the "C", original in that it appears
glazed. The inside is cracked in the same area but again, this appears
to be a surface and doesn't extend to the edges. Nice looking novelty
jar for the dinner table.
wooden elephant ornament, hand carved from a black wood that may or may
not be ebony. Indeed, it may even be stained, I haven't dug into it to
find out although there is a grain crack across its left flank that
looks to be uniformly coloured. Sorry to flap, I'm no good on woods, let
alone exotic ones so can only describe as best I can. Unusually it
still has its fake ivory tusks so a rare complete ornament! In excellent
Small jug by the Sandygate Pottery of
Kingsteignton, Devon. The pottery was known for its polka dot ware and
this is in orange with white dots and white interior. It is of white
clay so is a little later than the early red clay wares from the early
1950s. The pottery closed in the 1990s. There is some crazing to the
white interior surface but otherwise it's in very good condition. All measurements approximate: 11.5cm x 7cm
SOLD Unusual ornament, a pair of
handacrved wooden birds mounted on a piece of worn driftwood or
bogwood.They are of an indeterminate species carved from unidentified
wood, although it's very light. The birds are mounted on a small piece
of dowl, itself mounted in the base. They can be positioned and removed
(I will remove them and wrap them separately for dispatch). There is
what appears to be a small water stain on one tail fan but otherwise
they are in very good condition.
Log: 4cm x 17cm Birds approx: 12cm beak to tail, 5cm wingspan
Smart white enameled bowl from the
Royal Academy of Arts collection. It features the first verse of "The
Owl & the Pussycat" by Edward Lear in the centre plus Lear's own
illustrations to his other work around the edge. It is in very good
condition, a few manufacturing marks in the enamel to the top surface, a
little wear to the base but otherwise very presentable.
Exquisite little earthenware jug with a white
wash and brushwork flower head in brown. It also has a brown design on
the small base. It is stamped "G.S.". The general consensus seems to be
that this is Geoffrey Small who potted out of Luton until 2002. It is in
excellent condition. 5.5cm x 8cm (across handle)
SOLD Miniature pub from the
Countryside Collection by Tey Pottery of Lenwade, Norfolk. This pub is
the untimbered version, the "White Horse". It still has the original
label on the base. The model is in excellent condition.
This pair of down tube shifters was purchased by my
father several years ago while converting his taylor made 1950s Les
Ephgrave built cycle to a "double clanger" but never used. Dad sadly
passed away recently and I came across them in his shed. They have the
less common domed locking nut on each side, engraved with "Brev Inter
Campagnolo". The band is a little off-centre but I think this will
probably right itself when tightened. Everything else seems to be in
good order. Whether the cables are original, I don't know.
1930 - post war cottage ware sugar bowl from Beswick. It is impressed
245 on the base alongside the backstamp that was used pre- and post
WWII. Apart from some mildly ingrained crazing it's in very good
condition with no chips or cracks. Dimensions: 13cm x 6.5cm
SOLD Lovely small posy ring style candle holder in cream
glazed earthenware with brown edging. It's by Alice Palser, who now
concentrates more on figurative ornamental sculpture rather than
pottery. The centre is conical with a small flat base so should fit the
classic, slender style of candle with the chamfered ends. In excellent
thrown studio pottery stoneware planter. Circular design around the
outside on an ochre background. It is inscribed on the base with what
appears to be "Alunglam Pottery 1983". I've tried variations on this but
still can't come up with anything. I think it may possibly be Welsh
(Glamorgan?) but I would be grateful for any information. It's in
iridescent orange sugar bowl from PALT, then of Czechoslovakia (or
Czecho-Slovakia as stated by the backstamp). It is impressed 372 on the
base. The colour, white interior and black rim give it an almost
enameled look. Very small flea bite on the rim otherwise very good.
edged ashtray by the Dragon Pottery of Rhyadar. At least I think it's
an ashtray - it could be used for anything. It's in the less common
handpainted blue pattern and while it has the expected crazing and a
couple of very tiny stains it's in very good condition.
jug from the Daisy range by Kernewek Pottery of Goonhavern, Cornwall.
Steadily dwindling supply of these since the pottery closed in 2005 and
while there is a little bit of wear to the gold line around the rim
(another feature of this design) it is otherwise in every good
Large salad ware dish, pattern 1617/6 in plain yellow.
It is unmarked on the back apart from an impressed 1617/6, which is a
Carlton pattern (and I've had one before!). There are a couple of small
and well disguised chips on the square end and some of the edges are a
little worn (the darker marks) but some careful cleaning may be able to
remove some of these if they are stains. Additional, the colour in real
life is rather brighter and a bit more yellow than in the pictures.
and solid wooden fruit bowl. Stained tan with a lovely grain. There are
a few scratch marksand a couple of very small dents, mainly to the
inside, and some red ink stains on the surface of the bowl. If you're up
to it, a few hours work with some wire wool and a bottle of varnish
will have this restored very nicely.
set of 6 small whiskey shot glasses, dating I suspect from the 1960s,
each with an identical decal of a Welsh "Jenny Jones" at a spinning
wheel with a mountain backdrop. They are in their original box, the card
mount of which bears the legend "Six Hand Decorated Welsh Whiskey
Glasses". I think hand decorated is a bit of a stretch as a description
although they do have gold rims and the decals were probably applied by
hand! Apart from a little wear to the rims they are in excellent
condition and the box and mounts, apart from being a little dusty, show
Box Size: 18.5cm x 16.5cm x 5.5cm Glass size: 5.7cm x 4.7cm View here for further information.
painted jug by H & K (Hollinshead & Kirkham) of Tunstall. It is
from their Art Deco era output but isn't one of the highly collectable
"Delicious Dozen", although it is one of the shapes that were used, with
the same style handle, pinch spout and ridge. It is quite crazed but
still clean and is otherwise excellent condition.
SOLD Small posy vase in an unglazed terracotta. It
is well thrown but the impressed triangle, lines and dots pattern is a
little haphazard. Despite this it has quite a rustic charm. It has a
definite African feel but that may just be coincidental. It has a few
little dents and scratches from throwing but no chips or cracks. Some
staining but again, this may be original. 7cm x 8.5cm
milk jug from the "Gaytime" range by Lord Nelson Pottery. Very 60s
design, with birds and flowers in bold colours. It is very slightly
stained to the footring but this may clean off. Otherwise it's in
pretty handpainted cup and saucer in the 'Vineyard' pattern. (This is just one of a set of 6.) Condition
is excellent with no cracks, hairline cracks or chips. Please note
that as these are handpainted, whilst the pattern is still the same, the
colours may be darker on some.
Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
All measurements approx:
CUP: Across top incl, handle: )11cm (diameter of cup: 8cm)
Very large and visually striking handpainted water jug. The painting
over the embossed floral design is quite crude and it is marked on the
base "Hand painted by Shorter England". Whether this is Shorter &
Son, I don't know as the backstamp doesn't really match anything of
theirs I can find. If it is, it is at least 50 years old and in that
case it's in extremely clean condition and with only a minimum of
crazing. Regardless, it is a very distinctive display piece.
collectable swan shaped planter by Blue Mountain. It's in the green
reflowing glaze with the base being slightly brown coloured, this
denoting I believe an earlier model, although I cannot confirm this and
have no idea of when the model was first produced. I think it's possibly
1960s/70s. It has the three pine mark and also the round blue and
silver three pine sticker on the base. It's in fine condition
Large kitchen storage jar, helpfully
disposing of any dilemma you may have about what to store by being
clearly labelled "Currants". The wooden lid fits well although the
varnish is flaking off so will need a bit of restoration. The glaze has
crazed somewhat but in all other respects the jar is in excellent
condition. Indeed, I doubt it has ever been used.
Royal Doulton Lambeth Stoneware goblet or chalice shaped footed bowl in
the Ting pattern, LS 1012 with embossed floral pattern and brown rim.
Lovely retro look, design from 1974. In near faultless condition with
only a little bit of colour loss on the brown rim. Decal on inside of
pedestal has slipped and what with the slight loss of coloured on this
hitherto unused (acquired in original manufacturers plastic sleeve) I
assume this to be a slight second. Regardless, it is still a lovely
looking piece and a fine replacement.