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.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Vintage Tankard Mug - Hunting Scene - Lord Nelson Pottery

 
Large brown and silver detailed tankard featuring a hunting scene on one side and a horseshoe and crop on the other. It is date stamped 3-69 on the base. It is crazed and the silvering is somewhat worn in places but overall condition is fine.
12.5cm x 14cm (across handle)

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Vintage Handpainted Mint Sauce Jug & Saucer - Devon?



A handpainted slipware mint sauce jug and saucer in yellow, brown and green streaks, possibly post war Devon ware. I have had other items in this pattern before and if memory serves they were, apart from a painter's mark,also unmarked. Still, the set has a simple charm. Both items are lightly crazed and there is a tiny chip on the base of the jug, invisible in normal use.

Overall Size: 16.5cm x 12cm x 8cm(h)


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Antique Small Black Milk Glass Creamer Jug - Davidson


Small black (or very deep blackcurrant when the light shines through) milk glass cream jug that I have seen dated variously as Victorian on the 20th Century Glass website and also as Art Deco Davidson on others. I am no expert, I can only give the result of my research! Some surface wear and a small chip to the footring but otherwise still a great looking piece.
 
9cm x 10cm (d)

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Vintage Miniature Copper Lustre Posy Vase - Beswick 1721


Vintage posy vase in copper lustre on black by Beswick. It is mould no 1721 and bears two marks on the base, the impressed name and pattern number, used between the 1950s and 1971 and the copper cursive name in use from 1936 onwards so it's probably safe to say this no younger than 44 years old. It is in very good condition with only mild wear to the lustre work.  

Dimensions: 11.5cm x 5cm
x 4cm (h)

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Vintage Textured Mug - Bristow Pottery, Malta


Brown mug with diagonally striated outside surface and yellow brown inner glaze. It's markedon the base "BP Malta" which I think is probably Bristow Potteries. The style suggests 1970s and it's in excellent condition.
8cm x 11cm (d)

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Green and Gold Bistro Ware Breakfast Cup and Saucer - Apilco


From the classic Bistro Ware range by Apilco of France dating back to the 1930s, this is a large breakfast cup and saucer duo in green with gold lining. It is used and there are some very light surface marks and some modest wear to the gilding, mainly on the saucer. However, Apilco Bistro Ware is extremely hard wearing and there are years of use left in this pair.
Cup: 12.5cm (d) x 6cm diameter
Saucer: 17cm (d)


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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Vintage Honey Pot with Bee Finial - Secla Portugal - Highly Collectable


Lovely honeypot with moulded flower and bee design in green and coloured bee finial on the lid. It's by the highly sought after Secla works of Portugal and is in excellent condition. 

9cm (h)x 10cm 


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Vintage Royal Barum Ware Jug - CH Brannam



Mid sized terracotta jug with brown glaze inside and rim of the Royal Barum Ware line by CH Brannam of Barnstaple. One or two mild surface marks but otherwise fine. 

13cm (d) x 8.5cm

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Vintage Carved Wood Candlesticks




A pair of carved candlesticks that look to be ebony at first glance but is most probably stained as there is a nick to the base of one where a lighter wood shows through. Quite heavy and dense though and they ring when knocked together. They are carved with grazing deer or antelope around the stem and top and are possibly African. The bases aren't uniformly flat so they will need stabilising before a candle is inserted. Nice looking pair.  

19.5cm x 3cm


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Monday, 27 April 2015

Vintage Small Brown Fish Gurgle or Glug Jug - Dartmouth Pottery


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The very popular fish shaped gurgle or glug jug from Dartmouth Pottery. This one is mid sized and treacle glazed and does actually gurgle. It has a little bit of crazing and a small well worn chip on the foot but is otherwise fine and very presentable. 

19cm x 12cm x 6cm

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Green & Gold Bistro Ware Lunch Plate - Apilco France


From the classic Bistro Ware range by Apilco of France, this is a medium sized lunch plate(24cm/9.5") in green with gold lining. It is used and there are some very light surface marks towards the centre with a couple of tiny pin pricks in the gilding. However, Apilco Bistro Ware is extremely hard wearing and there are years of use left in this while it retains it's good looks.
 
24cm diameter

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Small Souvenir Jug - Stratford-on-Avon



Small brown, pale blue, green and cream jug, a souvenir of Stratford-on-Avon. And yes, "on" not "upon". Stratford-on-Avon is the larger district rather than the town itself (although I suspect that's just a happy accident). The inscription is sgraffito style, scratched through to the under glaze. It's unmarked and apart from some crazing it's in very good condition.

8cm x 8.5cm (d)

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Vintage Devon Ware Fish Pedestal Bowl - Devonway, Kingsbridge


Fantastic bowl by Devonway Pottery of Kingsbridge, Devon. It is supported by two fish and is in grey lustre glaze. In excellent condition.
20cm x 10cm x 16cm

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Vintage Large White Fluted Window Vase - HJ Wood


Splendid large white window vase with fluted bowl and a pair of ornate handles by HJ Wood.  Made between the late 1940s and early 1960s. Some faint crazing shows up when damp but otherwise looks very good.

31cm x 16cm x 13cm


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Vintage Pennine Mug - Wedgwood


Single mug from the Pennine range designed by Eric Owen. There is a chip in the rim opposite the handle but this appears to be original as it's been glazed over so this is almost certainly a second otherwise it's in very good condition.
 
10.5cm x 11cm diameter

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Vintage Pale Blue and White Tubelined Sugar Bowl - Gray's Pottery


Lovely vintage sugar bowl, plain white with pale blue top half and gold bands around the middle and rim. The blue half is studded with raised tubelined white dots. Grays often bought in blank ware to decorate and this one is no exception as it was originally a piece of Johnson Brothers Pareek as the mark can be seen beneath the Gray's backstamp. The edge line around the rim is a little worn and there is a tiny chip in the footring but otherwise it looks excellent.

11cm (d) x 7cm

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Dee Cee Commissioned Small Swirl Pattern Vase - Dümler & Breiden


 
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Small vase in the familiar cream, green & brown swirl pattern used by the German company Dümler & Breiden. This one though bears the barely visble stamp of Dee Cee, a Birmingham importer owned by Mr Desmond Cooper who commissioned ware from many well known potteries both in the UK and abroad. Slight novelty in that it has an impressed fingerprint just under the rim but in all other respects it's fine.
Measurements: 8cm (h) x 7.5 cm


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Vintage Gold Lustre Small Fluted Window Vase - 5039 - Arthur Wood



Pattern 5039 two handled fluted small window vase or table piece. It has a gold lustre glaze but this is badly worn in places (that's not flash flare in the photos) but strangely this doesn't really detract too much, giving it a kind of patina. Will look fine in the right setting.

14.5cm x 6.5cm x 6.5(h)
 
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Friday, 24 April 2015

Miniature KLM Bols Dutch House No 6 - Sealed - Blue Delft - Collectable




 
 
For decades, the Dutch national carrier KLM has been offering these collectable miniatures by Blue Delft for Bols to their Business Class passengers. They are all replicas of genuine Dutch houses and once contained Dutch gin, genever. This is No 6 of the series, The Wooden House (Het Hooten Huis) and I think was issued in 2009. It is sealed.

4cm x 4.5cm x 10cm


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I have several of these charming little items - visit the Curio Gifts shop and search for KLM here

The Big Box - England's Era of Steam Haulage T. McTaggart


A fascinating and comprehensive written and pictorial history of the pioneering steam haulage company Norman E. Box Ltd and containing a host of pictures of many large "moves" from the first half of the 20th century until the company was taken over by Pickfords.
19.3cm x 25.5cm 
96pp

Weight 350g

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I have a few more books on vintage steam haulage and traction engines. Search the Curio Gifts Book section, here

Vintage Miniature Toby Jug - Francis Drake - Sandland Ware


Very collectable Sandland Ware handpainted character jug of Sir Francis Drake, the 16th Century seafarer and adventurer. It has the mid 1950s onwards "top hat" backstamp and appears in excellent condition with few marks.

Measurements:
7.5cm (h) x 7cm across handle


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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Small Pale Blue Dish - Bristol Pottery



Very nice pale blue small dish by the Bristol Pottery of Pountney & Co. It is oval in shape with the ends slightly higher than the sides. There is a black, white and gold floral pattern in the centre and a gilded edge that is partly worn. A very pleasing shape, probably late 50s,early 60s.
14cm x 12.5cm x 2cm

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Vintage 70th Anniversary Weetabix Square Bowl


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Square cereal bowl commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Weetabix, produced I think in 2002. In excellent condition with just a coupleof light storage marks and no cracks or chips.

14cm x 14cm x 4.5cm


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Vintage Large Green Fish Gurgle or Glug Jug - Dartmouth Pottery


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Large green fish shaped gurgle or glug jug from Dartmouth Pottery. It is finely crazed all over but is otherwise in excellent condition and does indeed gurgle.

23cm x 15cm x 7cm

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Vintage Hand Painted Ashtray - Keraluc, Quimper


Vintage Quimper ashtray by the Keraluc pottery of Victor Lucas. Handpainted design on stoneware with three slots. It is marked JF on the base but I can't trace these initials. The pottery went out of business in 1984 so this is at least 30 years old. It is though in excellent condition.

14cm diameter 

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Vintage Red Glazed Bowl - Blue Mountain Pottery


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Lovely bright bowl by Blue Mountain Pottery of Canada. I believe the mold number is 38 and it's in the red reflowing glaze with orange streaks. Some light marking at the centre consistent with usage but otherwise in excellent condition.   

13.5cm x12cm x 5.5cm

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Vintage Miniature Vase - CP



Sweet little vase in white earthenware with a white glaze and pale brown brush stroke decoration. It is flat on one side, convex on the other and is impressed CP on the base. There are though many CPs out there and identification is a pain and a task not exactly helped by P standing for "Pottery", so I won't commit! Apart from a small dark mark on one face, which will probably come off, it's in excellent condition.
8cm (h) x 7cm
 
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Vintage Fishing Scene Tankard - Lord Nelson Pottery


Large brown and silver detailed tankard featuring a bucolic angling scene on one side and aleaping fish on the other. It is date stamped 11-72 on the base. Some of the silvering is wearing but overall condition is very good.
 
12.5cm x 14cm (across handle)

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Vintage "Cypher" Cup & Saucer - Retro 1960s Portmeirion


Vintage olive green "Serif" shaped cup and saucer in the "Cypher" pattern designed by Susan Williams-Ellis. In excellent condition with only some light crazing and original casting marking.

Cup: 8.5cm x 9.5cm (incl handle)
Saucer 13.5cm (d)


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Vintage Tear Drop Shaped Pin Tray - Cromarty Pottery




Tear dropshaped pin tray decorated with a hand drawn leaf shaped over a blue background. It's by Cromarty Pottery, the earlier Alison and Alistair Dunn period. Lovely condition, nice little item.

11cm x 7.5cm

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Vintage Small Grey Lustre Jug - Possibly Prinknash




Beautiful slender grey lustre jug with pinched spout. It appears unmarked on the base (may have been obscured as the red clay does look to have been coloured - some washed away while I was cleaning it) but it's possible that this is a relatively vintage jug by Prinknash Abbey Pottery although I haven't seen one of this style - apart from the spout which is a signature style. There were similar items from other potteries  at the same time though so I cannot guarantee it. It is though a splendid piece and in excellent condition and will grace any shelf.

11cm x 7cm
 
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Set of 5 Retro Single-Handled Soup Bowls



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Set of 5 soup bowls with single handles and in different colours. 1970's style retro design and all in excellent condition (although one of the blue ones has a slight manufacturing fault to the foot ring that does not interfere with use in any way). Unmarked apart from "Made in England" on the base.

15cm x 6.5cm

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Vintage Large Yellow Ribbed Jug - Keele St Pottery


Superb ribbed jug in pale yellow earthenware by Keele St Pottery. It has a wide neck, narrow body and bulbous base with a scrolled handle. Marked KSP on the base and in excellent condition.
17cm x 17cm
 
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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Vintage Small Stoneware Hedgehog Shaped Money Box - Prickly

Little stoneware moneybox or piggy bank in the shape of a hedgehog. He has a name, Prickly, which is embalzoned on one side. The original red plastic stopper is in the base and fits very well. It has been used but is still in excellent condition.

11cm x 7cm (h) x 8cm
 
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Small Stoneware Oil Bottle - Robert Tarling Pottery


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Small beautifully thrown stoneware oil bottle by Robert Tarling. This is from his later Newport Pottery era although the label on the base bears a pre-1995 phone number. As with all the pieces of his work I've seen, it's  wonderfully proportioned and very tactile. Robert sadly passed away in 2005 so his work is becoming more collectable.Sadly no stopper (if ever there was one) but in all other respects this is in excellent condition. 
13cm x 10cm 

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Vintage Handcarved Wooden African Mancala or Owari Game


Hand carved wooden traditional African pit and pebble or mancala game. This variant is usually known as wari or owari but there are variants with different names from around the world.  This is two long hinged wooden sections with six pits in each and 48 seeds, although there are four seeds missing but these can be easily replaced with pebbles.One side is carved with a simple leaf design, the other plain. It is not latched. There's some age related wear but otherwise it's in very good condition.

41cm x 7cm x 7cm 


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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Small Slab Vase - Carn Pottery, John M. Beusmans



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From John Michael Beusmans' Nancledra based Carn Pottery comes this beautiful little slab sided vase with diagonally edged facing, mixed colour glazes and relief patterning. In excellent condition.

12cm x 4cm x 7cm

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Vintage Studio Pottery Ashtray - Tenby Pottery


Heavy three slot ashtray in white and brown glaze with zig-zag pattern by Tenby Pottery.  There is a small white smudge on the side, which may be original, but otherwise it's in excellent condition.

13cm x 4.5cm

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Vintage/Antique Earthenware Teapot - Sadler


First time I have seen one of these in such good condition. It's a small tall chocolate brown earthenware teapot with strainer spout. It's impressed "Sadler" in yellow and is in virtually original condition. I can't date it effectively but I am guessing at early 20th Century.
26cm x 15cm (d)

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Vintage Handpainted Bud Vase Shape 1125 in FY Pattern - E.Radford




Fine little bud vase in the 877 shape vase in off white with faint pink hues and handpainted in the FE design. Super condition, no sign of any crazing as far as I can see.
 
All measurements approximate: 15cm x 6cm (d)
 
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Vintage Large Solian Ware Queens Green Milk Jug - Simpson's


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Splendid large milk jug from the Solian Ware range by Simpsons (Potters) Ltd of Cobridge and in the Queens Green colourway. Can be dated post 1942, more probably post war to early 50s. Someof the silver lining and there is a small hairline crack about 1cm long on the inside of the spout that hasn't gone through. Otherwise a fine looking jug.

Measurements are approximate:15cm (d) x 12cm

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Vintage Souvenir Melamine Dish - Alton Towers


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Souvenir triangular bon-bon dish bearing the crest of Alton Towers. It's made of what appears to be melamine. I think this probably pre-dates the opening of the theme park in 1980 but it is in excellent condition.
 
13cm max 

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Vintage Green Sundae Goblet - Casa Pupo, Portugal


Tall dark green fluted ceramic sundae glass by Casa Pupo of Portugal. One very small chip to the glaze on the bottom of the bowl but it is very small and barely noticeable. Otherwise a few paint spots, which are currently being removed.
 
15.5cm x 8.5cm

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Vintage Small Scalloped Oval Dish with Handpainted Flower Design - E.Radford





Small hand painted oval dish with scalloped edge with a handpainted floral design. There is no pattern code on the base and I can'tsee the pattern in my usual resources so whether it's rare or note I cannot say, but it's a pair of yellow flowers flanked on each side by single brownish ones. The dish is in perfect condition.

All measurements approximate: 25cm x 16cm

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Hand Finished Bud Vase with Finch Decoration - Ceramica Ibis, Aveiro Portugal


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Slender trumpet necked bud vase by Ceramica Ibis of Aveiro,Portugal. It is off white with a matt finish that has a translucent bone china quality to it. It has a hand applied gold line under the rim and a design featuring finches sitting on blossomy branches. Not sure what the finches are; they seem to have goldfinch heads but the rest is a mixture. I dare say someone will put me right.  One or two very light surface smudges but nothing serious and otherwise it's in excellent condition.
14cm x 5.5cm

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