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.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Slipware Novelty Frog Beer Mug - Peter Currell Brown - Snake Pottery


Large slipware beer mug with frog lurking in the bottom and motto on the side, "Tho' tis not tasty, be not hasty". It is by Peter Currell Brown from his Snake Pottery who is probably more familiar as the author of the cult classic novel, "Smallcreep's Day". The mug is incised on the base "PCB 1980" and while it has some staining inside from use (that can be cleaned with a bit of effort) it is in pretty good condition with only a little bit of crazing visible on the lettering.

15cm x 11.5cm 

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Vintage Miniature Toby Jug - Sairey Gamp - Sandland Ware

Very collectable Sandland Ware handpainted character jug of Mrs "Sairey" Gamp, the dissolute nurse from Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens. It has the mid 1950s onwards "top hat" backstamp and is crazed but with no chips or cracks (although it has a little wax residue inside).

6cm (h) x 8.5cm across handle

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Vintage Large Floral Vase - Prinknash

Striking large burgundy coloured vase with gold detailing and white and gold floral bunches by Prinknash. Always difficult to date Prinknash accurately although the stamp on this one was being used at the beginning of the 1980s. In excellent condition.

19cm x 15cm

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Orchard Gold Pin Tray - Aynsley


This will sell tonight so it's your last chance to bid on this charming pin tray in the Orchard Gold design by Aynsley. It has a gold knurled rim with very little wear although there is a bit of the image missing on the left-most leaf. As this is underglaze it should class the dish as a second but there is no marking on the back to indicate this. Otherwise in very good condition. 

12.5cm diameter

Weight incl packaging: 250g

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Vintage Pub Ashtray - Bells Scotch Whisky - Wade PDM

Vintage round pub ashtray by Wade PDM advertising Bell's Old Scotch Whisky. Three rests, very heavy and in excellent condition.

18cm x 8cm

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Vintage Silverine Devon Ware Georgian Milk Jug - Fieldings


The backstamp dates this to between 1917 & 1930 or thereabouts. It's a Devon Ware Silverine finish milk jug in the Georgian shape by Fieldings. There is a little wear to the ribbing and there's a popped glaze bubble on the top handle join but it is still presentable for a piece in excess of 80 years old. The matt black handle finish looks almost new. 

12.5cm x 8cm 

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Vintage Flower Bowl and Fused Saucer - Matchholder? Royal Winton Grimwades

Beautiful green and yellow lustre flower shaped bowl and saucer, fused together in a matcholder style. By Royal Winton, it bears the post 1951-52 "A" backstamp so can be aged with certainty. With the exception of a small chip to the underside of the sauce and a little crazing it's in very good condition.

12cm x 6cm

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Vintage Pierced Candle Bowl - Dianne Sanders - Broadstairs Pottery

Beautiful large stoneware candle bowl in the shape of a large brandy balloon pierced with circular holes and cat's eye slits. It's by Dianne Sanders from the Broadstairs Pottery in Kent. It has a few marks on but nothing serious and nothing that won't remove, such as the pencil price on the base and apart from these is in excellent condition.

14cm x 12cm

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Vintage Albert Hallam Designed Globular Vase - 1552 - Beswick


Vintage 1950s Albert Hallam designed globular vase, model number 1352, in matt black with gold dashes. The design was registered in 1954, I think, and was produced until the early 1960s. That the backstamp is of the "Registration applied for" type may suggest this is an earlier example, although the design was used with many different patterns. There is a bit of residue from something on the inside and a two or three small light marks but overall it's in very good condition considering the surface texture and its age.

Dimensions: 11cm diameter
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Antique Small Oval Plate - Max - Hollinshead & Kirkham

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Small oval plate in the blue & white "Max" pattern by Hollinshead & Kirkham. The backstamp dates from between 1900 & 1924 and the general condition bears this out. It has some ingrained crazing, a couple of small chips to the edge and a small hairline crack across the footring but it's quite substantial and remains decorative.
20cm x 15cm

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Vintage "Totem" Sugar Bowl - Portmeirion

Vintage grey coloured sugar bowl in the iconic "Totem" pattern designed by Susan Williams-Ellis. This colourway doesn't appear very often - I'm not even sure what it's called. It does have some crazing, more visible on the inside than the outer surface but otherwise it's in good condition. 

8.5cm x 5.5cm (incl handle)

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Selection of Vintage Caramel & Black Tableware by Prinknash

A selection of caramel and black tableware by Prinknash Abbey Pottery, dating from the 1980s. All in excellent condition - postage discounts available for multiple purchases.

Small Cup 7.5cm x 9.5cm (d) 
Saucer 12cm

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Side Plate diameter: 14.5cm

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Sugar bowl: 8.5cm x 7cm 9  - Marks around base have been removed

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Vintage Pussyfoot Teapot - Siamese Cat - Tony Wood Studio


Splendid novelty collector teapot from Tony Wood Studio 82 Ltd. It's the Siamese cat from the Pussyfoot range, made between 1982 and 1991. It is in excellent condition with only the most miniscule of flea bites to the underside of one of the feet.

25cm x 20cm x 12cm

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Vintage Tubelined Slipware Plate - Alsager Pottery


Handmade earthenware decorative pie dish. Brown earthenware with a diagonally crimped edge and decorated with white over brown slip and a blue, green and yellow tubelined floral design. It is undated although the phone number on the label on the base does date it to pre-1995.  Made by Alsager Pottery in Cheshire, it's in excellent condition.

24cm x 20cm x 4cm

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Large Blue Retro Milk Jug- Denby

Large milk or serving jug by Denby. I am not sure of the range or colour but it is a pale blue with dark brown banding. There is a small chip through the brown rim to the underglaze (see photo) but in all other respects it is in good condition. 

12.5cm (d) x 10.5cm 

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Novelty Ceramic Toast Rack - Marmite


Novelty advertising toast rack for Marmite. Four slots, with label on each end. In excellent condition

14cm x 6cm x 9cm 

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Vintage Brown Dessert or Cereal Bowl - Prinknash

Caramel coloured cereal or dessert bowl by Prinknash. In excellent condition.  

14.5cm x 5cm

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Vintage Brown Enameled Coffee Pot

Large foreign made enameled steel coffee pot. It has a hinged lid, large handle and is decorated with hand painted abstract/floral design. I think this may have been added later. It has a little bit of corrosion around the lid and base but nothing too severe and could be restored with a little bit of effort. It would really suit the narrow boat "Castles & Roses" style, if you are so inclined. 

21cm x 13.5cm

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Yellow Green Lustre Ware Vase

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Nice small English art pottery vase in a very retro circular design with diagonal mouth. It is a yellow green colour with a pearlsent lustre and a gold ring around the rim, which is slightly worn. One or two other minor surface marks but overall in very good condition. 

10cm x 6cm

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Antique Ceramic House Number Tile - 8

Antique or vintage ceramic house number tile, featuring the number 8 as a bow festooned with violets. I'm not sure who it's by but it does have a registered design number, 563592, but I've been unable to trace the manufacturer. The design was registered in 1910. It has some crazing, one corner is chipped and there appears to be a well established hairline crack from one side to the middle of the 8 but it looks sound enough. Set in place it will be fine though and a steam clean will remove the worst of the ingrained grime. To be honest, I'm pretty certain it is unused, just old!

15.5cm x 15.5cm

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Vintage Pink Floral Rose Cup & Saucer - Royal Sutherland

Bone china cup and saucer set by Royal Sutherland /Hudson & Middleton featuring a pink rose and gilded edges. A little bit of wear to the handle and some very klight marks to the inside of the cup but otherwise in fine condition.

cup: 12cm x 6cm (h)

Saucer: 14cm (d)

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Vintage Crested Ware Cheese Dish - Newport Isle of Wight - Gemma

Souvenir miniature cheese dish by Gemma bearing the crest of Newport, Isle of Wight. Backstamp is 1918 - 1945. In excellent condition although there does look to be the remnants of some gilding to the edge of the dish.
8cm x 5.8cm x 5cm

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Pair of Hand Painted OS Pattern Salt and Pepper Pots - E. Radford

A vintage pair of hand painted pepper pots by E. Radford in the OS pattern on a pale blue sponged background. The decorators' marks are salt: J (I think) and pepper: H. They are in excellent condition although their bungs are beyond help.

11cm x 5.5cm

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Vintage Tall Vase - Mood Indigo Inarco - Japan


Striking slender blue vase with a raised design featuring several different kinds of fruit with a few leaves in green. It's by Inarco of Japan and carries the number E3096. Although not marked as such I believe the range is called "Mood Indigo". There are a couple of spots where the glaze has not taken but it is undamaged and remains a nice looking piece.

20cm x 6.5cm

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Monday, 5 January 2015

Vintage "Old Gaffer 94" Character Jug - Lord Nelson Pottery

Treacle coloured small character jug titled "Old Gaffer" on the base. It does not have a backstamp but I have seen others stamped for Lord Nelson Ware, and coloured ones for Kelsboro Ware. It dates from the 1960s/early 1970s. In excellent condition

18.5cm(h) x 9cm

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Vintage Handpainted Bud Vase - Carlton Ware

Beautiful handpainted bud vase by Carlton Ware in a deep cobalt blue with round panels on each side with red, gold and blue cloisonné style floral design on a white background. The shape number on the base is 2969 and the backstamp is from the period 1952-1962. It's in very good condition - some white marks on the pattern on one side but not intrusive.

19cm x 7.5cm 4cm

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Miniature Cobalt Blue and Gold Trinket Box Lys Royal - Limoges

Small oval trinket box in cobalt blue Limoges "Véritable Blue de Four".from Lys Royal. Gold decoration, including the obligatory courting couple after Fragonard. It does have a couple of little chips to the edges of both the body and lid but when the lid is on these are barely noticeable and it is still a nice little display piece.

8.5cm x 5cm

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Handmade Candle Holder or Insense Burner - Moses Cyprus

Small chimnea shaped candle holder or incense burner from the Charalambos Moses Pottery in Cyprus. Unused, so in great condition.

12.5cm x 7cm

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Vintage Large Stoneware Log Planter

Large stoneware planter in the shape of a log. Heavily textured surface, with a light green tint. Very similar to Hillstonia or Vitry Ware but it is unmarked. In excellent condition.

22cm x 12cm x 13cm

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Vintage Bar Ashtray - Asbach Uralt Brandy

Made by Heinrich, H & Co of Selb in Bavaria this is a smart four rest ashtray advertising Asbach Uralt Weinbrand or brandy. It is cream coloured with gilded edges and image.  It's in excellent condition.

14cm x 14cm

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Antique Poppy Charger - Grimwade Brothers

Beautiful small oval charger or platter in the "Poppy" pattern by Grimwade Brothers. It bears the backstamp from the late 19th C before the company became a limited one, hence the "Grimwade Brothers" rather than "Grimwades". The plate is in excellent condition with only some very light unstained crazing and would grace any table in its current state.
22cm x 27cm 

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Vintage Large Oval Dish with Handpainted Tomato Design - E.Radford

Large oval dish with handpainted design of a tomato and yellow rim, one of the later patterns, I think. Colours good and bright and but with one or two marks and a some crazing,parts of which have become lightly stained.

All measurements approximate: 30cm x 16.5cm

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Vintage Large Black Ravenstone Vase - Wedgwood


Large trumpet and bulb shaped vase in gloss Ravenstone finish with fluted bulb and base. San serif impression, pre-1974 backstamp  " stamp and what could be a year mark for 1969 (or conversely an 8). There are several small faults: there is a small faint chip just visible on the inside of the rim that has been fairly well repaired and it looks as though someone has re-coloured around the rim to hide some blemishes. These two are more visible in very brioght sunlight but in normal light and in use will be barely noticeable. There is also a firing mark on the bulbous base in the form of a 2cm long line, this can be turned away. But it is still an impressive vase and these rarely come up for sale in this size

21cm x 14cm diameter

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Friday, 2 January 2015

Small Japanese Inspired Studio Pottery Bowl


Interesting small earthenwarebowl on short pedestal. Although a delicate design it's finished in quite a rustic fashion, with a tan glaze over the thick walls  allowing the surface blemishes to show through. It looks quite apanese in style but there's no mark so I have no idea of maker or age. Very nice looking piece though.
10cm x 5cm

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Vintage Small Oval Side Dish with Handpainted Tomato Design - E.Radford


Small oval side dish with handpainted design of a tomato and yellow rim, one of the later patterns, I think. Colours good and bright and in excellent condition.

All measurements approximate: 22cm x 13cm

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