Wednesday, August 11, 2010

VTT Mystery Bowl?!

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This bowl was in a basket at St.Vinnies, and it was $3.50, it took my eye right away, so pretty, and it reminds me of things I remember from the '60's. There are no markings on the base so
I have no clue about it's origins, age or value and if any anyone can help I am curious about it.
Vintage or not, I really like it so I will probably keep it!
[Some update info indicates it may be "Fenton" or "Carnival" glass.]



Last week I showed a set of vintage china we found in a house my DH is rehabbing.
That was not all we found though, and this next piece is Noritake I believe according to the "N" marking but my online searching left me none the wiser.


Maybe some other VTT bloggers can take a stab at identifying, I don't think it's very vintage but interesting anyway!
Update, Nippon not Noritake!


The last thing I have to show today also came from the rehab house.......



It says "Hand painted in Italy", there's some kind of mark indented in the surface, but I can't decipher it. Another mystery!
Update, maybe"Capidomonte" ?


I think it's adorable, about 6" across, I thought I could make a pincushion out of it. Gives me an excuse to keep it around!

15 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

I don't know anything about origins either, but I love the porcelain basket. It will make a darling pincushion.

Coloradolady said...

Wish I knew something to tell you....but what great finds. I love that little basket....so sweet! Have a great VTT!

jojo said...

I hope you get some info on the bowls, I just love the basket bowl, I have two that are similar!

Loretta said...

Ros
Really strange...that one mark the N with the crown over it looks like Capodimonte, but it has made in Japan on it and Capodimonte is made in Italy. The darling basket bowl with lid most definitely looks like Capodimonte or at least the flowers on lid do, yet it does not have a crown mark on it...

LV said...

I like the basket best. You are doing very well on your finds.

GardenofDaisies said...

Since the piece was Made in Japan, my guess is that the N stands for Nippon (word for Japan) and that the marks above it represent the rising sun, (the symbol of that country). The basket made in Italy looks like Capodimonti to me too. I am not familiar with their pottery marks, but I bet you could find that info online.

Miri said...

The first piece looks like carnival glass to me...I've always liked it and this amber color.

The porcelain pieces are lovely...love that rose!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have some beautiful finds. The woven basket is gorgeous. ~~Sherry~~

NanE said...

My guess for the first piece, the amber bowl, is Fenton Glass. It is highly collectible and very diverse.
Here's a link to their history:
http://www.fentonartglass.com/history.asp
and a link to their old catalogs:
http://www.fentonartglass.com/catalog/retired.asp

NanE said...

I forgot to mention, Fenton was the original and largest producer of Carnival Glass, that's why there is a strong resemblance, Hope this helps! Nan

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what beautiful pieces!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Hmmm, don't know what that bowl is but sure like that fruit thingiemabobber:)
Terry

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Great finds! I adore the little basket, so precious.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Michelle said...

What a bunch of interesting treasures. Those marks can sure be a mystery, can't they? Hopefully, someone will know.

Anna said...

Don't know anything about this kind of thing except what I like. These are great, fun finds!