Dog on the Tuckerbox, #50sstyle

Royal Stafford cup and saucer, made in England 1950s
Glass ashtray, made in Australia 1950s

More of my ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ collection – a transfer printed cup and saucer and a glass ashtray with 50s photo of said dog on the base.

The cup and saucer are bone china, with gilt edging to both cup and saucer, and marked 3395 to base. Meanwhile, the glass ashtray- a souvenir item, made in Australia, has a rather crudely hand-coloured 50s photograph in the moulded glass. But if nothing else, that photograph shows how accurate the transfer prints on the cup and saucer are- and they were made in England.

Both are kitschy, one more refined kitsch than the other!

Start your Dog on the Tuckerbox collection today: the cup and saucer is for sale: $AU25 as is the ashtray: $AU10 [or $AU30 for both.]

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Dog on the Tuckerbox, #50sstyle

Royal Stafford cup and saucer, made in England 1950s
Glass ashtray, made in Australia 1950s

More of my ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ collection – a transfer printed cup and saucer and a glass ashtray with 50s photo of said dog on the base.

The cup and saucer are bone china, with gilt edging to both cup and saucer, and marked 3395 to base. Meanwhile, the glass ashtray- a souvenir item, made in Australia, has a rather crudely hand-coloured 50s photograph in the moulded glass. But if nothing else, that photograph shows how accurate the transfer prints on the cup and saucer are- and they were made in England.

Both are kitschy, one more refined kitsch than the other!

Start your Dog on the Tuckerbox collection today: the cup and saucer is for sale: $AU25 as is the ashtray: $AU10 [or $AU30 for both.]

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40s apprentice piece

40s apprentice bookshelfApprentice piece miniature bookcase
made in Australia, c1940s

Isn’t this a beauty? Designed to hang on the wall with brass fittings on the back, this miniature bookcase is an apprentice piece. Apprentice pieces are small-scale versions of cabinet furniture made by apprentice joiners to demonstrate their technical skills. They were often marketed “for children” due to the size- but now are quite sort after as timber pieces in their own right.

It wasn’t until I photographed it that I realised the bookcase is in the shape of a stylised dog! Duh!

The last owner of the piece has used Dynamo labels for whatever collection used to grace the shelves. I’ve left the tape- quite a nice addition – and styled the shelves with some of my own miniature collection [some of which have featured previously on this blog.] The napkin rings and egg cups give you an idea of the scale of the shelves.

The solid oak timber is in good condition, as are all the timber joints and fixings- the apprentice having done an excellent job. The brass hanging fittings are ready to take two screws fitted into a wall- it’s ready to hang.

The apprentice piece is for sale- and would suit a dog-loving miniature collector! $AU175

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Retro eggcups

Retro Japanese eggcupsRetro animal eggcups, made in Japan, c.1960s

A pair of retro eggcups- stamped made in Japan, but without a maker’s mark -which isn’t unusual for pottery coming out of Japan in the 50s and 60s.

While lots of people collect egg cups [they are small, can be collected singly and are still quite functional on the breakfast table] I have generally resisted. Until I came across this lovely pair- a rabbit and a dog; they are hand-painted in a fantastic minimalist style which I find quite endearing. And they make great posey-holders!

With Easter coming up, this pair would make a nice gift for the egg-cup collectors amongst you! The two egg-cups are in excellent condition and are for sale: $AUD35

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