Morning everyone! I hope that everyone is excited for the start of a new week! Who am I kidding, now that it’s November the run up to Christmas has begun and we all know that it will be here in a blink of the eye. What a better way to put it off than to talk about some utility china!
I won this on eBay during my hiatus from my blog. It wasn’t super expensive, but it wasn’t cheap either. I think it was partially this object that made me put my speed of acquisition on hold. This item was pick-up only, but the seller was in London, and, as I later found out, worked around the corner from me. So one day during lunch I met her in Liverpool Street Station and she handed me two large heavy and breakable bags. It then spent more than a week bringing it home piece by piece.
What is this mystery object you ask? Why, it was a Grindley Peach Petal Tea/Coffee set.
So I am now the proud owner of four tea cups:
Some type of tray:
This past week while checking out the Thursday antique far in Spittlefields I spotted 3 Grindley Peach Petal serving plates, large, medium and small. The seller wanted £20 and then proceded to tell me that they were made between 1891 and 1901, as after 1901 Grindley started printing Made in England instead of just England on their backstamp. I told him that they were post war and not as old as he thought. He then told me that it was impossible to find anything with this backstamp. I had to go back on him and say, no its not, I've got a tea set! Needless to say, I didn't buy. Partially because he wouldn't budge on price and paritially because I didn't think they were in very good shape, in fact, they might not be usable anymore. When I got back to my office I looked up the backstamp, Peach Petal went into production in 1954. I can't believe how much he was trying to lie to me. Buyer always beware
Anyone else ever have a seller try to really do one over on them?
I’m going to link up with Magpie Monday at Me and my Shadow, and Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl, and Thrifty Love at Cap Creations.