Vintage Ironstone China: Wedgewood Pearl

August 29, 2014

I shared a great thrifting venue with you a few weeks ago but I never showed you what I got there!

Cece's is a darling thrift boutique in the quaint lakeside town of New Buffalo, Michigan. My daughters and I had a great time there.

And when I saw this vintage Wedgwood ironstone china bowl I knew I had to add it to my collection. 

It's much bigger than it looks in the photo. The inside of the bowl measures 12x10 inches.
I believe that it's original lid was missing, but that didn't deter me from buying it anyway.
I still thought it would make a lovely addition to my ironstone collection.

I tried to get a shot of some of the details. The fluting on the base is one of the things that drew me to it.
That, and the rather intricate handles.

You can see some dark age spots here and there.

But I don't mind the patina that comes with age.

Here it is empty, sans lid.

It's likely that this Pearl patterned piece was made somewhere in the mid to late 1800's. 

Based on it's pedigree and some preliminary research, with the lid
it's probably worth over $250.00.

Granted, I didn't get the lid.
But I paid only $28.00.
Works for me.

And of course I just had to get in MORE hydrangeas. There's been a bumper crop again this year and I couldn't be happier.
What would you put in here? With fall on it's way, my gears are turning in anticipation of what else I can do with this beautiful find.

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White Lace and Promises said...

My favorite filled with my favorite!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Kathleen, A beautiful piece of ironstone indeed!! I am on the lookout for some pieces too and also vintage glass cake stands.....Have a wonderful weekend~~~Roxie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - perfect place for the hydrangeas.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Anonymous said...

So very pretty. Love the bowl and love the hydrangeas.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely piece! This is such a great find; you can't best the price! Your Hydrangeas look lovely in this ironstone bowl! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

Diana said...

Beautiful Kathleen! I just bought a large ironstone piece to use as a centerpiece. So far I've filled it with snowball hydrangeas (loved the white on white) and about 30 bottle brush trees in various sizes. I've been so happy with it!

Susan Freeman said...

Such a pretty dish and it looks even lovelier with the hydrangeas!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

At Home in English Valley said...

Just know. a good piece is one you can use all year...tulips or eggs in spring, pinecones, pumpkins or acorns in fall, ornaments or greens in winter and hydrangeas in summer, always. Love, Penny

Ivy and Elephants said...

The piece is just gorgeous! What a great addition to your collection.
It's beautiful no matter what you put in it. Red balls, and candy canes with a little sprig of holly on the side perhaps?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Kathleen, and it looks beautiful holding your hydrangeas!

Villrose said...

An attractive piece!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing! You are one on of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. I hope to see your prettiness again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Charm of Home said...

That is beautiful! Lovely display!

Kathy said...

Your ironstoe is lovely! I finally figured out that I could "MOUND" Christmas ornaments in a container by stringing them on a fine wire; I needed to fidget with them a bit to make them "fit", add in another color here and there; worked great. These were unbreakable plastic bulbs; I definitely wouldn't want vintage bulbs to avalanche! Unfortunately, I LIKE artificial fruit; it is also pretty interspersed with Christmas greenery or Christmas picks, pine cones for a Della Robbia effect or fall leaves/acorns. I have been know to bend the framework of a small fake wreathe to make it fit my container! Also, a tall pillar candle or dinner taper in its own holder, surrounded by a low arrangement of sumpin' would be pretty, too. Easter eggs on a bed of moss in spring, several small pots of shamrocks, an arrangement of spring silk could use this year round for a centerpiece! I have a small blue and white transferware tureen that sports red/wh/blue silk flowers. With just 2 of us, it gets more use as a planter than a tureen!

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