Blue Monday and GIVEAWAY

by Sherry

Those of you that are regular readers know I have an obsession with transferware. Now when I bring a new piece home my hubby just rolls his eyes.  That okay I do the same thing when he brings a new golf club home.

This is my latest steal purchase and what a deal I got. I found this bowl at a local antique mall. The dealer was going out of business and had everything marked 70% off.  Now, you all know I love a deal almost as much as I love my transferware! This beauty is a whopping 14″ across…and I paid $8.00!!!  I know can you believe it?

There are no markings and I have not been able to find any info on this pattern.  If anyone has info I would really appreciate it. If you are a lover of transferware you must check out Nancy’s daily dish  blog. This gal has over 3000 pieces of the most beautiful transferware I have ever seen. Nancy also has an Etsy shop where she sells these pieces. Drop by and tell Nancy I sent you.

Today I am linking up with Smiling Sally and her Blue Monday party. Thanks Sally for hosting this great party for all us blue lovers.

If you missed my GIVEAWAY then click here to enter. Giveaway is open until 3/27/10.

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23 comments

Confessions of a Plate Addict March 22, 2010 - 12:36 am

Hi Sherry! What a beautiful plate! And you did get a great deal! Love it! Happy week!…Debbie

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Nancy March 22, 2010 - 2:05 am

Sherry,

I am falling all over myself over this! I CANNOT believe you got this for $8! I would have paid $80 and thought I got a steal. Of course I've not seen the back (email me some pics if you can…even if it's an impressed mark and if not mark could you email me a close up of the scene and the border?) but it looks like a piece dating anywhere from 1820-60. I may be wrong but from this pic alone I think you got a fabulous piece and a very rare one at that. The subject matter and the detail in the transfer is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! After 1842 many designs became less detailed unless it was produced by a company such as Spode, Wedgwood, Enoch Woods, and a handful of others that were able to employ their own artists. I think I'm more excited than you are over this! I'd love to do a bit of research if you'll email me the pics I asked for. I hope I can get some info for you. Even it if turns out not to be what I think it is…it's still a bargain at $8. Really lovely…and it's going to look gorgeous in your dining room if you display/use it there.

My hubby has perfected the eye rolling technique too! I tell him if it were only an Olympic sport….

Thank you for your kindness in mentioning me on your post! What a sweetie.

Hugs,

Nancy

p/s being 14" it most likely is a wash basin as 14-15" was standard. Is it about 4" high? There is or was probably a pitcher that went to it at one time. Pastoral scenes with grazing deer, domestic animals, etc. are VERY desirable amongst serious, avid collectors of 19C transferware!

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Nancy March 22, 2010 - 2:21 am

Sherry I got so excited over your piece I forgot you'd said there weren't any markings. Is there any type of impression on the back or even a letter or number? No worries if not. I'm going to look through some books and see if I might be able to identify the pattern. I have a platter and tureen that are marked with the pattern name but to this day noone has been able to identify the potter and it is one of the most sought patterns of early transferware! I think yours may be one too…can't wait to see what I can find for you. Nancy

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Alabaster Rose Designs March 22, 2010 - 6:37 am

Oh my gosh Sherry,
I can't believe that you only paid $8.00 for that beauty. My passion and weakness is white ironstone. Most of the time the prices are outrageous, but there have been a few pieces that were absolutely a steal. You just want to hurry up and pay for it and get out before they realize what it's really worth and change their mind and price!!
Great deal!!
Have a great week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

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Manang Kim March 22, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Oh my that is very pretty it is really a steal. Happy Monday!

MYM=Bird or chicken?
Macro Monday~ The bud

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Karen March 22, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Wow! It's beautiful and what a bargain you got! Love it!

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♥ Sonny ♥ March 22, 2010 - 5:38 pm

wow talk about a great find.. 8.00? really.. makes it all the better… congrats on your newest treasure.
Sonny

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Sally March 22, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Love the blue. Happy Blue Monday.

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McCarthy Designs March 23, 2010 - 2:18 am

Hi Sherry, what a beautiful plate and a beautiful blog. Unfortunately I can't enter your giveaway but I am looking forward to following your blog! xx

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Susie from Bienvenue March 23, 2010 - 4:01 am

loooove it! A woman can never have too many dishes I always say…hehe!

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Kifus March 23, 2010 - 1:46 pm

What a bargain! I've always loved white and blue plates and ceramics. I have a couple of Delft pieces and they're lovely.

Have a happy Tuesay!

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Carol March 24, 2010 - 3:20 am

Really lovely! Good for you!

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Tracy F. March 24, 2010 - 11:55 am

"Why don't I ever find anything like that?", she whines. What a lucky lady to find such a wonderful treasure. I always enjoy your posts and hope you'll include me for your giveaways. Thanks!

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Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art March 24, 2010 - 6:50 pm

What a great $8 deal!!!!

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kim March 25, 2010 - 2:18 am

That is beautiful and you did steal it. I love transferware, too. I just have a few pieces mostly from ebay. My husband rolls his eyes, too when I bring things home. They will get over it I say.

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Blue Creek Home March 25, 2010 - 3:52 am

I love transferware too, even though I don't have that much. I love this blue one. I would have more if I could find deals like this!!!!
Rhonda

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Low Tide High Style March 25, 2010 - 3:59 am

Your new transferware is beautiful and what a bargain!

Kat 🙂

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Laurie Blaswich March 25, 2010 - 10:20 pm

Oh my goodness !! Yeah for you !!Your new transferware is fab and what a bargain!

Thank you for visiting me from Old Painted cottage. Good luck to you, I hope you win the give away w/ burlap table runner.
Fondly, Laurie

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Patty March 26, 2010 - 8:59 pm

The detail on that platter is fantastic, what a great find!

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Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen March 28, 2010 - 12:58 am

MY, WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL PIECE! I ADORE TRANSFERWARE AND YOU ARE INDEED'A WOMAN AFTER MY OWN HEART'!

WHY JUST LAST NIGHTH HUBBY 'GROANED INWARDLY' AS I ACQUIRED A NEW SET OF SIX PASTELWARE TEACUPS; EDGED IN 14 CARAT GOLD EACH IN A DIFFERENT SHERBET HUE, (AND YET THERE ARE THOSE GOLF CLUBS INDEED)!

I WANT TO MOST WARMLY INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY BLOG, AS WELL AS TO PARTAKE WITH MY 24TH,'TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO' BLOG PARTY MEME!..,

CHEERS AND REGARDS FROM WANDA LEE @ THE PLUMED PEN

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The Tablescaper March 28, 2010 - 3:43 pm

Wow! That was a steal!!!! How wonderful to have collections and be able to add to them.

– The Tablescaper

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Safe Home Happy Mom March 28, 2010 - 4:18 pm

I am your latest follower!!! You have such a unique blog, I will be reading up on archives pretty soon. You can also follow me at http://www.safehomehappymom.com

I have great giveaways that you might be interested in.

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The Stylish House March 31, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Sherry,
What a beautiful blue bargin! I agree about Nancy, she has wonderful items. Wishing you well on this fine spring day!
Cathy

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