Saturday, September 11, 2010
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
BIG Yellow ROSEVILLE POTTERY Vase Rv MARK with issues-$30
A lot of people would pick up this vase and say something like; “Oh dear. Too bad it’s chipped.” (Those would be people wanting to buy it.)
Others, like me for instance, would point out that it is 90% in good condition. That’s not only because I’m the guy wanting to sell it, it’s also because I am, by nature, a “glass is half full” kinda person.
So let’s first talk about what a good personality she has and how easy going she is. And can she cook! (No wait. I was thinking of that old blind date situation.) This vase is 12” tall, and that’s a lot of vase.
And that’s the other side of the bottom. I sure wish the lady I knew who repaired pottery hadn’t up and died. She could have made this look as good as the day it was made. That would be somewhere between 1912 and 1931.
But see? The body and the top are both just fine. How about this? Have a lamp made out of it. Make it so it covers those “issues” around the foot. Either that or get one of those big fluffy starched doilies and put it around the bottom. Better yet: Have her restored.
Friday, September 10, 2010
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
Old Chinese ART POTTERY & Brass TABLE LAMP Captive Ring-$338
I hope you are able to see the colors within the glaze. Touches of rose can be seen through the soft, steely blue dots. It’s quite an interesting glaze, and the two captive rings at the handles are an added attraction. It’s a small wonder they have remained undamaged after all these years. The lamp is likely around sixty or seventy years old.
Altogether it is 24” tall. To the top of the bulb socket is 16”, and the vase itself is 12 ½” tall. Let’s take a close look.
That’s a fairly accurate picture, but it’s even prettier in person. The handles are dolphins, and the rings move freely.
Note the shaped corners of the pottery. Nice, huh? Both the top and bottom fittings are engraved solid brass.