|This clutter has existed for 4 months!|
Picture taking is a mess.
combined with a Turnip Yard under plate or tray? And, 3. Who made these and what became of them?
My interest in aluminum is supposed to make me curious and thorough in my knowledge of the pieces I come across. Right? At least, those in my own collection! Not so, I'm afraid. My second discovery came when I was cleaning a tray for sale. I had it listed under my Continental pieces as having the Corduroy pattern. Again, I had goofed. I had simply assumed that if it looked like Continental and its Corduroy pattern, that was what it was. When I turned it over expecting to see that distinctive Corduroy mark, I had to look twice to believe what was actually there...Crestmark, Continental Silver Co.
Then there was a tiny nut dish that I'd kept for years because of its nice shape and twisted handle. I assumed it was Designed Aluminum or something similar. One day, a really close examination found its mark: Continental Silver Co. Paisley. Because the roughness of the paisley design, the company stamp was well hidden.
eBay has kept me well supplied with surprises. First, there was a Palmer-Smith bowl in the style of many Nambi. That was no great surprise, for the work of both are smooth and modern. It
was the new motif or pattern that caught my eye........It sold for $15.
The serving tray, right, with its wheat designed handles and straight lines, sold for $104.
My own selling has been work, but finding these new designs and motifs has been interesting. Several were shown in our previous issue and there's more to come. At least six or seven in four months. And I'd given up on eBay! The best and weirdest of all. I'm saving for last. The seller couldn't identify the piece and asked for help.
|Tray with band of images|
|Woman's face in band|
|Look closely..see the hand?|
Is there any help in identifying this piece? Could it possibly be the work of Pflantz or Hattrick of Canterbury Arts? I believe there were traces of the maker's mark but it wasn't pictured. I betcha some of us could figure it out. I'll try to locate the piece again.
More in a few weeks,