Friday, December 20, 2013

My Staffordshire Transferware Punchbowl


The inside decoration on my huge Staffordshire punchbowl is every bit as fancy as the outside. The wide banding is repeated on the interior as well.

This transfer is on the bottom of the bowl's interior.
I'm wrapping up the semi-final stage of a real estate transaction today so all parties can breathe a sigh of relief and get on with their lives until early next year when we close. I don't know which end is more stressful, the buying end or the selling end. I'm on the happy side, representing first-home buyers. I'm really shocked at how busy we are for this time of year. It's a good sign for the economy and I'm proud to be helping. 
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10 comments:

Carol M said...

I love your transferware bowl! Such a beautiful piece. Really makes a statement.

Content in a Cottage said...

Carol...Thanks. It's pretty special and in perfect condition. Maybe one day I'll use it for its intended purpose. xo, Rosemary

Diana said...

What a beautiful large and unique bowl. I'd be afraid to have something like that out because my cats would chase each other and break it - they have a reputation of doing things like that. Something tells me Tabitha and Webster aren't that kind of trouble makers, though!

Content in a Cottage said...

Diana...You are right. Neither of them has ever broken anything. My punchbowl is in a corner out of the way in a safe place where I can still enjoy looking at it. Webster once chewed a big tape dispenser like they use at the UPS store and I caught him in the act. I marched him from the attic down to the basement and he spent a 5 minute time out in the furnace room and he never chewed another thing. He still knows what the words TIME OUT mean.
xo, Rosemary

Janie Horn said...

Okay, I'm often envious of your wonderful antiques, but this takes the cake! Where did you ever find that punch bowl????

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

What a beautiful example of Staffordshire transferware ... I have collected blue & white and red & white for years. A few years ago, I sold many pieces and culled the collection to just a few pieces of each color.

I love the many varied patterns, and the history behind the scenes. I also sold most of my books that identify the patterns and potters. Staffordshire study is just so interesting.

Doesn't it just remind you of Toile de Jouy? Well, I could go on forever. That piece is just truly lovely.

Karen in VA

Content in a Cottage said...

Janie...
I left an absentee bid at a local auction and won the punchbowl without being there. Luckily the auction house was nearby because transporting it from afar could have been a big problem. I think that's why I got it.
xo, Rosemary

penelopebianchi said...

WOW!!

Just in case Real Estate bores you (HA!! That is one business that will never bore anyone! anywhere!!!) You can be a dog trainer! What an amazing way to train Webster not to chew things! (I don't have a basement! I( do have a "power room which feels like a basement! and Georgie wouldn't like it!)

Nancy Roberts said...

Your punch bowl is stunning!! I have long wanted to add a transferware punch bowl to my collection. How fortunate that the auction house was so close by!

Mom said...

Magnificent!