Archive | March, 2014

Royal Paragon Bone China Teacup with Flower Handle

26 Mar





Manfactured by Royal Paragon in the 1930’s, this is a hand painted Bone China teacup and saucer. The background colour is a very pale yellow. The handle is a dark yellow pansy.    Even the saucer is shaped like the petals of a flower, curving slightly upwards.

These are quite collectible because of their flower shaped handles.

Please note this teacup is not available for sale.



Dark Green Tall Wine Goblets, Roemers, Bubble Stems

26 Mar



These three green bubble stemmed wine glasses are called Roemers or Rummers.  I don’t know who the manufacturer is, nor the era. I would guess them to be from the 1960’s because of the colour but I am hoping someone recognizes them and gets in touch.

They are quite tall and heavy.


The detail on the stem is quite unique.  They are called raspberry prunts and help the drinker grasp the stem. Roemers are popular in Germany and the Netherlands and the green colour was originally from impurities in the sand used to make the glass.  It was thought that the green colour went well with the white wine typically served in them.

They will be for sale shortly at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON

Priced at $ 15 each

Orrefors Crystal Raspberry Votive Candle Holders

26 Mar


These are heavy crystal candle holders made by Orrefors, Sweden.  The pattern is called Raspberry because of the bubble like surface.  Orrefors has been in business since 1898.

According to the Orrefors website: The popular Raspberry series was created in the beginning of the nineties and has become one of the great Orrefors classics. The rounded lobes of the raspberry give the crystal a soft, graceful feel.

These still have their original stickers on them.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ $25 for the pair.

Royal Worcester Evesham Gold Ramekins and Shells ca 1960’s

26 Mar



Royal Worcester Introduced the Evesham pattern in 1961. According to the Royal Worcester web site, the pattern was named for a town in the farm region known as the fruit basket of England. Luscious ripe fruits in rich autumn colors accented by a gold band.
The ramekins are priced at $3 each and the shells at $4 each.
These items will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.
Please note these items are now SOLD!!!

JAJ Pyrex Shamrock/Clover Pattern, Large Mixing Bowl, Cinderella Style

18 Mar


pyrex shamrock 3

Ok, here is a new one on me. I have never seen this  pattern before.  It is made by JAJ Pyrex in England and has white shamrocks/clover leaf pattern.  It is part of a chip and dip set that would have included a smaller white opal bowl with green clover leaf pattern.

The bowl is in pretty good condition, with some wear to the surface in the way of small scratches in the finish and light wear to the inside.

Will be available soon in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $40

Please note: This item is now SOLD!!

Pyrex Verde Refrigerator Dish Set, 1960’s

18 Mar



Complete Pyrex Refrigerator Dish Set in the Verde pattern.  Set includes four containers;  two  chartreuse coloured 1 1/2 cup,  one avocado green 1 1/2 pint and one dark olive green 1 1/2 quart size.  All have the clear ribbed glass lids. There is some confusion about Verde being the pattern name or the colour name.   I always check the  Pyrex Love site to see what they call the patterns and they list it as Verde, so I will go with that.

It is getting harder and harder to find complete Pyrex fridge sets in any colour combination nowadays.  So I felt lucky to be able to get the whole set together.. The 2 larger pieces were on separate shelves at the store I purchased them at and it was by chance that I noticed the 2 small ones in a plastic bag hanging on a hook on the wall.  They are all in very good condition, just a few very minor scratches.   All the lids are in good condition as well with no major nicks on the edges.

I also have the complete Verde mixing bowl set in the Cinderella shape.

This set will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ 55 for the set.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Vintage 1940’s Art Deco McCoy Vase, Turquoise colour

18 Mar


This Art Deco styled vase stands about 6″ tall and is in excellent condition.  Dates to the late 1940’s.  Manufactured by McCoy in the USA.  This vase has a very nice light turquoise colour .   McCoy pottery is no longer being made.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte ON, Canada.

Priced at $20.00

Please note this item is now SOLD!!

Bjorn Wiinblad Nymolle Pottery Ceramic Plaques, Mid Century

6 Mar









Whimsical plaques by Bjorn Wiinblad, a Danish designer, for Nymolle pottery company in Norway in the 60’s or possibly early 70’s.  This is a complete set of 12, one for each month of the year.  All are done in black and white and are in very nice condition.  The surfaces of most of them are crazed slightly, but there is no discolouration or damage.  They have a small hole to thread a ribbon or piece of leather through, so they can be hung for display. They could be  used as trivets as well.  Each measures approx. 6″ in diameter and approx. 1/4″ thick.

These plaques will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON

Priced at $95 for the set.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!

Catherineholm of Norway, Lotus Enamel Ware Pot by Grete Kittelsen

6 Mar


Designed by Grete Kittelsen for Catherineholm Co., often called the Queen of Scandinavian Design, ca. 1960’s.  The Catherineholm company takes its name from its hometown in Norway.  There is no actual Catherine Holm. This is the lotus pattern in a beautiful sage green stylised leaf pattern on white.  This pot is missing its metal carrying handle which would have fit in the groove just under the top of the rim.  The pot is in excellent condition.  There are no dents or scratches to the enamel that I could see.  Inside is clean and shiny.

This will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $55.00 Firm

Please note this is now SOLD!!

Prison Art, Players Navy Cut Medium Cigarette Package Frame

6 Mar






The two frames are made from old Players Navy Cut Medium Cigarette Packs.  They each measure about 12 1/2″.  In the center are old miniature prints from the time period these were made.  I date these to anywhere from the 1930’s to the 50’s.

I found this information about Navy Cut Cigarettes  on Wikipedia:

Navy Cut is a brand of cigarettes manufactured by the Imperial Tobacco Group, formerly John Player & Sons in England.  The brand became Player’s Navy Cut.  They were particularly popular in England and Germany in the late 19th Century and early part of the 20th century, but were later produced in the US.  The packet has the distinctive logo of a smoking sailor in a ‘Navy Cut’ cap.  The phrase Navy Cut is according to Player’s adverts to originate from the habit of sailors taking a mixture of tobacco leaves and binding them with string or twine.  The tobacco would then mature under pressure and the sailor could then dispense the tobacco by slicing off a cut.

These frames could have been made by a prisoner or someone in the army or navy with time on his hands.  I would imagine there was a lot of down time in both scenarios.   They are beautifully made and have stood up quite well to the test of time, even though they are quite delicate in nature.

These will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ 25 each.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!