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.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Vintage Brontë Coffee Pot - Hornsea



Tall coffee pot in the green and brown Brontë pattern by Hornsea. Late 1970s "Dove" backstamp with date code dots (which I've never quite been able to work out) and in perfect condition.

25cm x 19xm x 11cm

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Vintage Waisted Vase - Purbeck Ceramics




Tall ivory coloured waisted vase with floral motifwith a golden pheasant by Purbeck Ceramics of Swanage. There are a couple of smudges here and there but these will probably remove and otherwise the jug is in excellent condition.

21.5cm x 10cm


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Monday, 30 March 2015

Large Glazed Earthenware Flat Plate or Stand



Unusual large dinner plate sized flate plate or stand glazed with several drips applied while the plate was spinning. Not sure of its provenance but it's a smashing looking thing and will work as a pot stand or decorative plaque.
27cm diameter

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Vintage Stoneware Wine Flagon




Large stoneware wine flagon, very much in imitation of the ware made by Tremar Pottery of Cornwall, even down to the leather thong around the handle. In good condition although it will need a cork stopper.

19cm x 13cm

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Vintage Black, White & Gold "Brama" 6 Piece Coffee Set - Midwinter




A real find! Wonderful 6-piece coffee set in black and white with gold detailing and decoration. They are marked "Brama" on their bases and I believe this pattern was a 1950s one by Midwinter. Not only is the set complete with 6 cups and saucers, it also comes with the original gold coloured leaf shaped spoons and the wire storage frame. I've seen the cups and saucers in pairs or threes and I've also seen a whole 15 piece set but never the metal work! The cups and saucers are in pretty much perfect condition, with only a little colour fade here and there. The spoons are all good, too although the stand and frame have a few bits of discolouration and corrosion but nothing that can't be tidied up.
 
Cups: 5.5cm x 9cm
Saucers: 12cm


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Set 5 Pine Cone Coasters and Holder




A set of five homemade coasters and a holder, made from varnished pine cone slices. Unusual object, was probably a set of six at one time but don't let that put you off as it's a real conversation piece.
Measurements are approximate: 16cm x 10cm x13cm (h)

Coasters: 9cm diameter


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Vintage Small Fauna Range Double Spill Vase No 25 - Eastgate



Highly collectable double spill vase from the Fauna range featuring a resting bunny by a tree trunk. It bears the Withernsea Lighthouse mark, dating post 1967,  on the base and form number 25. It has some ingrained grime at the moment which I will endeavour to remove and there is a tiny chip on the top of the top leaf on the right hand trunk but otherwise it is pretty good.

11cm x 7cm x 8cm


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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Vintage Medium Yellow Milk Jug - Sadler



Mottled bright yellow milk jug by Sadler. Fairly large, it bears the ribbon backstamp used post 1947. Condition is great although there is some faint crazing visible.
10cm x 12.5cm (d)

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Set of 4 Handpainted Grapevine Ceramic Coasters




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A set of four ceramic coasters with handpainted bunch of grapes design in blue and dark red. Two have a tiny fleabite on the edge,otherwise they are fine.
Measurements are approximate: 10.5cm

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Pair of Vintage Autumn Themed Salt & Pepper Pots



A pair of retro salt & pepper pots with an autumn leaves theme in reds & browns. In very good condition although the stoppers, while good on the outside, show signs of having been prised out. Nice 70s look though.
10.5cm x 5cm

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Vintage Studio Pottery Vase



Unusually shaped heavy earthenware vase in cream with yellow and green streaks. The glaze is a bit thin in places and has cracked and whether this is deliberate or not I can't obviously tell but it's an interesting effect nonetheless. Still a good looking vase. No potter's mark.

12.5cm x 10cm (d)

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Vintage Handpainted Vase - Jersey Pottery



Vintage hand painted vase by Jersey Pottery. he design is a bit Jersey standard, with circles and cat's eyes but there's also some German inspired fat lava stuff going on too,with black dripping glaze and wax resist! Striking looking and apart from some all over crazing, in great condition.
12cm x 20.5cm
 
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Vintage Blue Oval Posy Ring No 3 - Royal Cauldon


Very nice looking oval posy ring in a slightly mottled and lightly textured pale blue. It has a faint impressed "3" on the underside of one end. The backstamp is impressed in dark blue and is the style used between 1930 and 1962. One or two faint marks but otherwise in very good condition.   

19.5cm x 13cm (h)


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Green Lambeth Flagon - Arthur Wood


Large green flagon by Arthur Wood from the Lambeth range. Originally it would have had a matching cork & ceramic stopper but this has gone missing. Otherwise it's in very good condition. 

22cm x 15cm

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Large Brown Mug or Jug "Explore" by Patricia Ryan - Miam Miam



Unusual large mug in the "Explore" pattern by Patricia Ryan. Now I have to say that as a mug it does seem rather impractical as it's difficult to sip from (I've tried it - the drink arrives quickly as it tips into the bulbous top half. And the spouts are narrow). As a jug however it works better and you don't even need to change hands for pouring left or right. They are though highly popular. Maybe I just don't have the knack. In excellent condition.

12.5cm x 12.5cm
 
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Vintage "Astra" Sugar Bowl - Crown Ducal


Sugar Bowl in the "Astra" pattern by Crown Ducal. In tan with circular designs and white drip glaze, it has the Crown Ducal stamp and the diamond shaped AG Richardson stamp on the base. The marque ended in 1974 so this is 1960s/70s vintage - another pattern presumably inspired by Portmeirion's Totem design. In excellent condition.

Please note this is "Astra" as opposed to the similar "Concorde Astra".

5cm (h) x 11cm


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Vintage Hand Coloured Sol Ware Dessert Bowl w/Fuchsias? - JG Meakin 391413


Vintage dessert bowl by J & G Meakin from the Solware range, reg'd design 391413. This one is hand coloured and appears to be of yellow, orange & black fuchsias with a black rim. The Sol range was produced between 1918 & 1963 with many different patterns and colourways so dating is not accurate but judging by the style & colouring I would guess at around 1930- 1950. The colours are good and bright although there has been a little flaking in a couple of areas, the line transfers a little faded too but overall in excellent condition.

16cm x 3.5cm


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Vintage Dinner Plate - Thistle Design - 1950/60s Retro - Alfred Meakin


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Dinner plate with thistle and yellow leaf design, very similar to the popular "Hedgerow" design of the 1950s & 60s. Plain hand painted silver or gilded line around the edge. Very good condition with few marks or signs of wear.

23cm diameter 


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Monday, 23 March 2015

Small Stoneware Handle-less Jug - Jersey Pottery



Small stoneware jug with unglazed body and no handle. The top, spout and inside are glazed brown and there is an impressed circular design on one side. Cork protector on the base that is stamped with the 3 lions stamp and this is over the usual mark (the cork slipped off while I was washing it - it has re-affixed with the existing adhesive and is very fast). The matt surface has a few marks that may remove with cleaning but otherwise it's in very good condition.
10cm x 8cm (d)
 
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Vintage Two-Handled Vase - Dümler & Breiden 1096


Late 1950s - early 1960s vase by the German maker Dümler & Breiden. Dating is difficult with D & B as they didn't acknowledge partition and use "W.Germany". It is pattern number 480 in a speckled grey white finish with a brown band sandwiched between two textured bands in a nod to the burgeoning fat lava style. There is some blue speckling, albeit in a rather haphazard style and mainly around one handle. This handle also has a bit of a graze with some glaze removed. There is also a small unglazed patch on the rim so it is my hunch that this is a second. Most of the irregularities are on one side so if it's turned round it looks fine!  

16cm x 12cm

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Vintage Tall "Derby Posies" Mik Jug - Royal Crown Derby


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Relatively tall fluted milk jug in what appears to be the Derby Posies design by Royal Crown Derby. It has the cypher for 1979 on the base and is in very good condition. The backstamp has been deliberately scratched so it is very possibly a second. Close examination reveals a small imperfection in the lining on the handle, a stray brushmark below the pattern on one side and it is also missing the pattern name. Still very presentable though

12cm x 12cm

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Small Stoneware Handle-less Jug - Jersey Pottery

Small stoneware jug with unglazed body and no handle. The top, spout and inside are glazed brown and there is an impressed circular design on one side. Cork protector on the base that is stamped with the 3 lions stamp and this is over the usual mark (the cork slipped off while I was washing it - it has re-affixed with the existing adhesive and is very fast). The matt surface has a few marks that may remove with cleaning but otherwise it's in very good condition.
10cm x 8cm (d)
 
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Vintage Two-Handled Vase - Dümler & Breiden 1096


Late 1950s - early 1960s vase by the German maker Dümler & Breiden. Dating is difficult with D & B as they didn't acknowledge partition and use "W.Germany". It is pattern number 480in a speckled grey white finish with a brown band sandwiched between two textured bands in a nod to the burgeoning fat lava style. There is some blue speckling, albeit in a rather haphazard style and mainly around one handle. This handle also has a bit of a graze with some glaze removed. There is also a small unglazed patch on the rim so it is my hunch that this is a second. Most of the irregularities are on one side so if it's turned round it looks fine!  

16cm x 12cm

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Vintage Drip Glaze Vinegar or Oil Bottle - Beddgelert Pottery


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Beautiful oil or vinegar bottle in a black and green drip glaze over white by the long gone Beddgelert Pottery in Snowdonia. It is in excellent condition.

10cm x 8.5cm

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Vintage Textured Stoneware Planter/Flower Pot - Moira Hillstonia



The Hillstonia range of planters and pots was produced by the Moira pottery in Burton for many years during the 50 year life of the pottery from 1922. This is a textured flower pot with concave base pierced with three holes for drainage. It is in excellent condition.
14cm x 14cm

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Vintage White Queen's Ware Ashtray - Wedgwood


Small embossed white vine ashtray from the Wedgwood Queen's Ware range. It is dated March 1971, workman's letter H. In excellent condition.

9.7cm diameter
 
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Vintage Small Blue Floral Bone China Dish - Adderley



Small square fluted blue bone china dish withmixed flower design at the centre and a gold rim. In pretty good condition although there is some bubbling in the glaze around the inside edges of the base. Doesn't distract from the overall quality.

10.5cm x 10.5cm x 2.5(h)


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Friday, 20 March 2015

Vintage Green Fluted Mug - 2806 - Carlton Ware


Green mug with fluted body from Carlton Ware. Probably dates from the late 1960s as it has the decal style script backstamp. It is embossed 2806. In excellent condition.

8.5cm x 12cm
 
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Vintage Spanish Garden Milk Jug - Midwinter - Retro 1960s


Vintage 1960s milk jug in the Spanish Garden pattern by Midwinter. In almost perfect condition.

13cm x 7cm

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Vintage Small Green Fluted Floral Bone China Dish - Adderley


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Small fluted green bone china dish with pink rose design at the centre and a handpainted gold rim. In excellent condition with only a couple of small firing marks

11.5cm x 2.5cm (h)


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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Pair of Vintage Pyrex Cereal/Dessert Bowls



Pair of pale red or salmon coloured Pyrex cereal or dessert bowls. They are octagonal with rounded corners and probably quite familiar to anyone of a certain age (we had the blue ones). There is some surface wear, mainly to the base, but please note that while this is listed as a pair, I am pricing it for a single bowl as one has only a couple of very small nibbles to one corner consistent with age while the other has a larger and much more noticeable chip. As the postage won't be affected for UK buyers I'll send both and you can decide. 

15cm x 3cm

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Vintage "Astra" Milk Jug - Crown Ducal



Milk jug in the "Astra" pattern by Crown Ducal. In tan with circular designs and white drip glaze, it has the Crown Ducal stamp and the diamond shaped AG Richardson stamp on the base. The marque ended in 1974 so this is 1960s/70s vintage - another pattern presumably inspired by Portmeirion's Totem design. In ecellent condition.

Please note this is "Astra" as opposed to the similar "Concorde Astra".

9.5cm (h) x 10cm


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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Vintage Rugby Ball Shaped Moneybox


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Moneybox in the shape of a rugby ball, with the slot in the laces. It appears to be of relative vintage although it does have a plastic bung in the base.Everything in good order. 

15cm x 12cm x 9cm

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Miniature Radio Shaped Teapot - Paul Cardew



Miniature collectable teapot in the shape of a retro wireless by Paul Cardew. In excellent condition.
6cm x 4.5cm 

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Vintage Italian Fish Shaped Bon Bon Dish - Bitossi?



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Vintage Fish shaped bon bon dish in black with white, blue and red wax-resist herringbone decoration. It is impressed "Italy" on the base; I have seen similar ones attributed to Bitossi but I cannot guarantee this at all so please don't take me at my word!  Two small flea bites on the tail but otherwise great looking. Great 50's vibe to this! 

Weight incl packaging: 750g. 

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Handpainted Candle Holder - Jersey Pottery



Vintage hand painted candle holder by Jersey Pottery. Lovely abstract design and apart from a little wax residue inside in excellent condition.

6cm x 8cm (d)

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Vintage Ivory Ware Miniature Candle Holder



Small handpainted hand held candleholder from the "Ivory Ware" range by Hancock's. This range was produced from approximately 1930 until the company's demise in 1939.In very good condition although there are two parts where the thicker glaze has flaked off at the centre of the flowers. There is also a small hairline crack on the candle socket itself.Regardless of thee faults it's stilla nice looking piece.

10.5cm x 4.5cm

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Monday, 16 March 2015

Vintage or Antique Ebony Dressing Table Ring Cup



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Vintage dressing table three piece ring cup made from real ebony. The base and cup unscrew and the threds appear to be in good condition. Some light surface marks consistent with age and in good overall condition.

7cm x 5.5cm

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Vintage Spanish Garden Coffee Pot - Midwinter - Retro 1960s



Vintage 1960s coffee pot from Midwinter in the Spanish Garden pattern by Jessie Tait, with shape designed by David Douglas, the Marquess of Queensbury. In almost perfect condition. 

20cm (h) x 23cm x 10.5cm

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Small Trinket Pot - Nelson Collection - Royal Worcester



Small bone china trinket pot from the Nelson Collection by Royal Worcester, dated 2003. It may have had a lid at one timebut it still works as a stand alone. In excellent condition.
4cm x 2.3cm

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Vintage Yellow and Gold Lined Bone China Sugar Bowl - Aynsley



Bone china sugar bowl by Aynsley. Yellow outside, white inside with gilded scalloped rim and foot, it is not of recent vintage as the mark is not the current syle. The lid in the picture came with it when I acquired it but it isn't original as the glaze is slightly lighter, it doesn't really sit correctly and the hole in the lid suggests it's really from a tea or coffee pot. Let me know if you want it - it shouldn't affect postage. Otherwise the bowl is in fine condition with no major marks or wear.
10.5cm (d) x 8cm diameter

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Vintage Woven Basket Style Bowl - Secla Portugal



Lovely bowl by the Secla concern of Portugal. It is an orange basket weave style with a white inside surface. It may well have come with a lid originally but it is none the less for lacking one. In excellent condition. 

12cm x 5.5cm 

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Red and Orange Glass Vase w/ Brass Mesh Cover



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Urn shaped glass vase with brass mesh cover. It's red with black and orange swirls but no hint as to the maker. It is in pretty good condition although the wear on the base suggests it's a few years old. There are a couple of small chips on the neck but the cover conceals these and otherwise it looks fine.

Height: 14cm x 11cm

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Vintage or Antique Ebony Dressing Table Ring Holder



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Vintage dressing table ring holder made from real ebony. The base unscrews and the thread is very sound with no cross-threading. Some light surface marks consistent with age and a scratch across the rim of the base but in good overall condition.

9.5cm x 5.5cm

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Vintage Crocodile Skin Covered Cigarette Case - Colibri




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Vintage cigarette case by Colibri in gold coloured metal with what appears to be a genuine crocodile or snake skin leather covering, although I make no claims for the material at all except that very close examination through a lens suggests it quite possibly is. The case has a sprung hinge and has a spring clip that holds well. There is also a clip on one side to hold the cigarettes in place and again, this works well. There are only the lightest of marks on the inside and very few marks to the covering. A nice looking retro item
13.5cm x 8.5cm

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Ceramic Beehive Honey Pot - Devonway Kingsbridge



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Beehive shaped honey pot with bee finial by Devonway of Kingsbridge. It doesn't have a notched lid but itis in excellent condition.
13cm x 9.5cm

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Vintage Blue Sailing Ships Dessert or Breakfast Bowl - Portmeirion



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Vintage aquamarine/turquoise bowl in the Sailing Ship design by Portmeirion. 1960s/70s vintage, this has a bit of crazing but the colours are still strong and there are no cracks or chips.  

Weight incl packaging: 600g. 

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Vintage Spanish Garden Sugar Bowl - Midwinter - Retro 1960s



Vintage 1960s sugar bowl in the Spanish Garden pattern by Midwinter. In almost perfect condition. 

8.2cm x 5.5cm

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