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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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! Dimensions:10cm x 6.5cm
novel tea light holder in the form of a cast iron tortoise. One removes
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.
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.
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
Atlas der Schweiz - Topographic map of Switzerland from Eidg.
Landestopographie Bern. 1:50,000 centred on the Sustenpass. It's 1941
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
condition although as I'm sure you're aware, I cannot guarantee anything
so I am always grateful for any help.
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.
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 View here for further information.
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.
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.