No prizes for guessing what is the top pot this month, it is the 10″ lidded ginger jar in JAZZ 3353 which went for over £5000. What a price! Did you buy it? Is it as good as it was made out to be? Drop us a line, anonymously if you wish. Tell us about your triumph. Are there any more out there anywhere? Who knows?
I rarely mention items which haven’t sold, because by definition they were overpriced and you know my thoughts on that. I do want to mention 2 particular items, however. Firstly there was a Nightingale 3562 vase in a very unusual shape offered by andyh1116 for £1000.
Secondly a Scimitar 3651 footed and handled dish with some considerable wear to gilding offered unsuccessfully by roskilly a seller from the USA for £1200 (and since reoffered for £1050). These items should sell easily, so come on lads or lasses, give us all a chance and list them at a price people will bid on.
Speaking of Nightingale 3562, last month you may remember I included an item on a tall pedestal gondola. I mentioned there was more to come on this, but at that time I could go no further. Well, the tragedy is that it arrived broken! The buyer, as you can imagine, was absolutely mortified. I was sent this picture by the buyer and when I opened it I let out such a cry of pain that a person in the next room came running in thinking I had hurt myself. Come on sellers, you know what the post is like. There is no point in this whole exercise if the pot ends up broken.
mackems1, a reliable and frequent CW seller from Darlington in England, placed a nice 10″ REVO bowl in the highly colourful HANDCRAFT pattern DAISY 3673 on eBay which received 25 bids and sold for £127.50. This is a pattern I like because of its exuberance and the freedom of expression used it its design and execution.
Another stunner from mackems1 was this superb 12″ lidded vase in CHINESE BIRD & CLOUD 3275. A magnificent piece – Carlton Ware right at the top of their game. It went for a bargain price of £349.99 after 16 bids.
6″ Geometrica 3566 vases don’t come up on ebay very often, so to see a pair for sale was possibly unique. 40 bids were made on them and the price went up and up like a conversion in rugby to £533.62.
A nice pedestal powder bowl, or footed puff as it was called in sales literature, in Orchid 3255 was auctioned by anglo-french-antiques, but for some reason (perhaps that it has a hairline) it only attracted one bid, so it sold for the starting price of £39.95. Even with a hairline that seems a bargain to me.
Mrs Masterspy has a phrase for large, ostentatious diamond rings; she calls them “dobbers” (you can take the girl out of…. etc). So in that spirit inspiration54 a seller from Scotland sold an 18″ (yes, I did say 18″) lidded temple jar in CHINESE FIGURES 3199 for the Buy it Now price of £395.00. This “dobber” would break your toes if it dropped on them (so be careful out there guys).
Weeshred, a seller from Northern Ireland, climbed aboard and set sail on a very unusual shaped large BARGE 2519 11½” vase. There were only 4 bids, but a price of £200 was achieved. Still a good buy, methinks, me hearties, ooohh arrrh (sorry, I was on nautical overload there).
Another BIN was a late 1950’s coffee set in ORBIT. This pattern seems to be gaining in popularity. andrew07734, yet another Scottish seller, gave it the whole 9 yards in his description of its attributes and place in history and obtained a selling price of £425.00.
A few pieces of Tendrillon 3858 have come up recently (and in one case has disappeared mysteriously “no longer available” – I was not amused). One which was sold was an 8″ lidded ginger jar. It went for a healthy £200.00 after 9 bids were made.
Another piece featuring black as a major colour was a 9½” vase in Cubist Butterfly 3190. In excellent condition (which can be a problem with this pattern) it sold on another BIN for £350.00. This was eBayed by nunraw ANOTHER Scottish seller. What is going on north of the Border? Don’t you like CW anymore?
Described as a plate in the unusal Flower Mountain 3463, a piece was auctioned by charliesgal. This 10″ x 8″ plate was called OCTAGON CAKE in factory shape records. 6 bidders fancied it and it went for a massive £512.00.
A rare survivor, a Dragon & Traveller 3656 10″ REVO bowl (not to be confused with the REVO tray shape in the next entry) complete with its original stand, pulled in 17 bids and finished at £380.00. A super piece, which regrettably is not part of my collection despite my best efforts…. aaaahhhh.
veryluckysilverpig (another of my favourite seller names) sold a Needlepoint 3815 10″ REVO tray with only a little gild rubbing on the edge to worry about for £181.86 after a 7 way duel. This is a terrific pattern and rarely seen on eBay. The buyer of this one is a lucky boy or girl.
Finaly, a Mad quote of the Month….
I quote from Wikipedia…. “Carlton Ware was a famous Stoke-on-Trent based pottery manufacturer. The company is best remembered for its often rather garish tableware”. How dare they???? They know nowt!
The unseeing have used this word when colour is used in adventurous ways; Klimp, Picasso and Wahol have all been accused of the same!
Do I see a smile on Marilyn’s face? Carlton Ware is in good company!
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