Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas Gift Basket and some Transferware Sleuthing!

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First a Very Happy New Year to you all!

Now that the powder sugar and candle smoke has settled, it's time to ponder the coming new year, and the contents of my Christmas goodie basket from a dear friend. 

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Since I have been laid up and not able to thrift shop---sigh---my BF found some wonderful Transfer-ware pieces, she knew I wouldn't have passed on. I adore transfer-ware...and now the fun begins.



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These plates are all perfect except for manufacture flaws (few) and really lovely! This dinner plate has such a lovely floral rim and intricate pattern.


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Script marks are always a bit hard to decipher sometimes. This pattern is Genevese?  and the maker mark in the lower left is ?? and 
an A lower center and China on the right. The made in or country is missing the transfer did not make it totally on...Hmmm. To Etsy--looking up Genevese....wow!

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The word on the left is Opaque, and it's 19th century Minton! The lovely blue plate was made between 1836-41. Date confirmed antiquemarks.com


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This luncheon plate is perfect and has an interesting leaf pattern and a rich berry red.



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When you have all this information, it should be easy? Ironstone, no pattern name though. With this info I will do an image search for the pattern, found it--'Vista.' Mason's used versions of this mark for MANY years. I got a serious headache searching this one.  
Many years of this mark or similar/with 'where's Waldo' tiny variations. Because of the 'acid resisting colors', I'm thinking 1930-early 40's. 


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Here is another very Old company---Coalport which has been making pottery/porcelain in England since 1796. I love the rope edge and all the shading in the flowers on the rim.  "Pastoral" is one of those country patterns where every piece has a different scene. They made blue, red, green, and multi-with brown of this pattern over the years. 
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This mark dated from the 1920's according to an Etsy dealer...best guess at the moment! The impressed in clay marks are very hard to read to meticulously date within a 10 year or so stretch.

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I thought this plate had an aesthetic vibe. I Love the panels with the intricate boat scenes. From another very old company, Thomas Mayer, clearly a collector must have passed away and the plates were donated.

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Much older 1826-1834 ...?

Here the transfer mark actually is missing a bunch of info...oh joy.
Happy information though is the urn mark and the "Canova" pattern is very distinct. This mark has been attributed to Stoke, England and was made between 1826 and 1838. I found this information on RubyLane antiques. 

Prices are all over the place for these pieces....but I love the size and the fact I can mix them with my other pieces!


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My friend also has a real sense of whimsy---and included this fun little pin cushion with a 1950's porcelain poodle perched on top....she is a Major Dog Lover!

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She added some 1950's earrings and some jewels, buttons on a burgundy toile print making a perfect 'Smile' to include in the basket...what a fun gift!
And, I really love a good sleuth. I think the gorgeous plates will have to find a place in my kitchen--which has red/white stripes in the wallpaper or in my corner cabinet...they are just too pretty!
Thanks to Emily!

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11 comments:

  1. Amazing plates and gift! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi, Maristella. I knew you would enjoy these pretties! Thank you and happy New Year!

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  2. I'm so sorry you've been laid up -- I've been away from your blog a bit too long and a good resolution is to not let that happen in 2020! I so love the transferware you shared today and it's fun learning more about the marks. I really need to do some research on my things. A good motivator, you are. A Happy (and healthy) new year to you.

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    1. So nice to hear from you, Jeanie! Been fighting with this knee since May, and it's just coming around now after a knee replacement in October---kinda limited life for a bit. Hope to see you posting again soon, too!

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  3. Beautiful! Love transfer ware. thanks

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    1. Ah, Thank you Mary, perfect gift I would say...grins!

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  4. Oh, Sandi, what a gorgeous gift from your friend. I especially love, love, love the first blue one, but they are all so pretty..Happy New Year my friend..xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you, Judy...that is a real treat. Can't wait to use them, hang them, not sure which! Hugs and Happy New Year!

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  5. You are a good sleuth! A lot of my old Spode have all kinds of numbers impressed into them but I have no idea what they mean. Your friend was so sweet to bring these to you, knowing how much you love china. I hope your knee is much better soon. I imagine you've been through quite a big of PT for it. Please take care!

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    1. Hi, Dewena! I really do start with images or name, whatever is clearer in sleuthing. The impressed numbers generally are for months/days and or location as many of the old companies had multiple locations (kilns) and they kept track that way! So if those impressed marks are clear---you can really date them closely. So, often they fill with glaze though...sigh!
      PT is going well, finally and making strides...I will be able to do everything I WANT to do--and hopefully will be driving the end of the month! YAY! Finally got in the doll room...now to clean out the craft supply room that is total disarray since September! I so have to PURGE!
      Which will make for most humiliating posts! LOL.

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  6. I'm so sorry you've had a rough go of 2019! Wishing you a much better 2020 and a speedy recovery!

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