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Lucia Ware Deer – SOLD

9 Nov

Lucia Ware deer

Lucia Ware deer

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of these Lucia Ware deer – they’re just so delightful! I especially like the smaller deer, possibly because he’s a bit harder to come by, but I think it’s probably also his stance that makes him so attractive. Sadly the taller deer has been quite badly damaged, and someone’s done a rather shoddy of of repairing him (click on ‘more’ to see photos of the damaged ear), but you could probably get away with it of you displayed the deer on a slightly higher shelf, plus I’m throwing him in more or less for free – he’s obviously not worth much being so badly damaged, but it seemed a waste to just discard him, especially when the two deer look so lovely together!

Dimensions: Tall deer – 26cm tall; Short deer – 19.5cm tall;

Price: R140 for the pair

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Large Lucia Ware Boat Vase – SOLD

6 Oct

Large Lucia Ware boat vase

Large Lucia Ware boat vase

This is the most expensive piece of Lucia Ware that I’ve ever bought, but it’s probably also the largest, which is why I was happy to pay the amount that I did for it – sometimes you just have to have something, regardless of the money! Aside from its size, I also really like the shape and the classic Lucia glaze. The design, while quite elegant, isn’t that refined – you can see the touch of a human hand in the asymmetry of the bowl, but rather than detract from the piece it adds an element of authenticity. There are also one or two defects in the glaze, but very little actual wear & tear.

A great piece of South African pottery that will look wonderful on your mantlepiece or display shelf.

Dimensions: 44.5cm long x 17.5cm wide x 10cm tall

Price: R340

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Lucia Ware Fish – SOLD

25 Aug

Lucia Ware wall fish

Lucia Ware wall fish

When I bought these lovely Lucia Ware fish I had never come across this particular Lucia design before, but just a few days later I was surprised to spot another set (a complete set of three fish), but this time selling for a figure completely out of my price range – a whopping R1000! I suppose people know how popular Lucia Ware is these days, plus with buyers going crazy for flying geese, wall-mounted fish probably aren’t that big a stretch! The stupidly expensive set wasn’t actually quite as nice as these little guys – the glaze had been applied too thickly, so there was no real detail. Even between these two there’s a marked difference – the smaller fish is much more detailed than his big brother, but both of them are still more refined than the other set that I saw for sale. Obviously this pair are missing their third partner, and they don’t seem to have any hooks to hang them from, but I don’t suppose that’s too hard to sort out. On the plus side though, they appear to be in excellent condition – bar  a few defects in the glaze, there’s really nothing wrong with them!

Dimensions: Medium fish – 25cm long x 20cm wide; Small fish– 21cm long x 18cm wide

Price: R340 for the pair

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Lucia Ware Vase – SOLD

18 Aug

Lucia Ware vase

Lucia Ware vase

I paid a fair bit for this lovely Lucia Ware vase, but it’s unusual these days to find any Lucia Ware at reasonable prices, plus it’s an unusual shape, one that I haven’t seen before, which for me makes it that much more exciting, and valuable! As with a lot of vintage South African pottery, the vase is somewhat naive, but I love the fluidity of the shape and that classic green Lucia glaze. And while it may not be the finest piece of pottery, it is in excellent condition, with no visible signs of wear.

Dimensions: 20cm tall x 13cm wide

Price: R230

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Lucia Ware Boat Vase – SOLD

20 Jul

Lucia Ware boat vase

Lucia Ware boat vase

A yellow Lucia Ware boat vase! Woohoo! And on top of being yellow and Lucia (you get the idea that I’m a fan of both, don’t you?), it’s also really, really pretty! The base of the vase is slightly wonky so it doesn’t sit 100% flat, and it’s not as finely finished as I’d like, but it’s still a very attractive piece! A wonderful addition to any Lucia Ware collection!

NB: Please pay attention to the dimensions below. This isn’t a  tiny vase, but it’s not as large as some of these boat vases are.

Dimensions: 31cm long x 10cm wide x 11cm tall

Price: R140

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Large Lucia Ware Vase – SOLD

20 Feb

Large Lucia Ware 'pumpkin' vase

Large Lucia Ware ‘pumpkin’ vase

This ‘pumpkin’ style vase is probably one of the most sought-after Lucia Ware shapes, with people happy to pay a pretty penny to get their hands on it! I once spotted a bright yellow version (swoon!) behind an antique dealer’s stand, but really nearly did swoon when he told me the price! So I was very lucky to find this black version at a price that I could pay. Not only was it affordable, but also in excellent condition! I haven’t shown the maker’s mark because it was too faint to photograph, but it’s there – not that you’d need it – this is such a distinctive Lucia Ware design!

Dimensions: 27cm tall x 25cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R350

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