As I mentioned last week, someday, I’d like to own a shop. In the meantime, before a bricks and mortar space, I am on-line with an Etsy shop. I am constantly collecting items for the shop, although I am a bit behind in listing items recently. Over the weekend, I attended a local auction that’s held about every two months, and as ever, a few items I bid on were hammered down in my favour.
The best deal of the day was a sweet little settee, with a down/feather filled cushion. It’s a great size, just big enough for two to fit together cozily. It’s in the kitchen now, because I don’t have a place for anyone to sit in there, but I think it’s too big for the space and will be moving. Why the best deal, you ask? Because it was $20.00. Seriously. And it’s blue and white corded silk.
I got a number of other pieces of blue and white china as well. A number of people requested that I show the pieces which I used to illustrate the marks. Auctions are a great way to buy beautiful and old pieces, either in sets or as single pieces.
It’s got lots of wildlife, especially of the variety that was hunted or hunting, on it. It is so detailed and it’s in practically perfect condition, only with slight discolourations on the non-glazed parts. But I am sure that could be cleaned.
I am not a huge fan of flow blue, but a lot of other people are. And since it was in with one of the lots I bought, I have it.
This is another vegetable or serving dish, although it doesn’t have a lip, so it probably didn’t have a lid.It’s the classical Onion pattern, and I have some similar pieces from Royal Copenhagen. A piece like this will never go out of style, and it’s still in production today by numerous companies.
Another of the pieces in this pattern is this lidded bowl. I adore the artichoke finial on the lid. There’s even decoration on the inside of this piece.I know it’s a little grubby looking inside, but I haven’t had the chance to wash these out yet.
So that’s the lot! Auctions are like treasure hunts, lots of goodies if you dig around, and if you can stay the course in your bidding.