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Lucia Ware Deer – SOLD

22 Jan

Lucia Ware deer

Lucia Ware deer

I wouldn’t ordinarily blog about a single Lucia Ware deer, but I know that people are always desperate to get their hands on these so I thought there might be someone out there who wants him, even if he is a bit lonely! He’s not my favourite colour – I’ve sold a set of these deer in fantastic bright glazes before, and this green doesn’t quite compete – but he is still quite lovely! I think it’s really his shape that’s so appealing – the exaggerated legs and those crazy ears make for a very quirky design, and is probably why these deer have become so wildly popular – if I had a penny for every time somebody asked me to source a set of Lucia deer……

A highly attractive and seriously collectible figurine in excellent condition.

Note: What appears to be a crack near the base of the figurine is actually a manufacturing defect and won’t affect the stability of the deer at all (see pics under ‘more’).

Dimensions: 26cm tall

Price: R90

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Vintage Lucia Boat Vase – SOLD

17 Dec

Small Lucia boat vase

Small Lucia boat vase

I love the colour of this vintage Lucia boat vase! And the shape’s quite cool too! There are some strange bits that stick out on the inside of the vase – I’d imagine that they have something to do with securing wire for a plant oasis, or something or other to do with flowers? The vase is in great condition, with the exception of some minor damage to the underside of the vase, which looks like it was caused during the manufacturing process.

A lovely piece to add to your Lucia Ware collection.

Dimensions: 11cm tall x 20cm long x 11cm wide

Price: R110

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Large Lucia Ware Swan – SOLD

26 Nov

Vintage Lucia Ware swan

Vintage Lucia Ware swan

How terribly kitsch (and absolutely wonderful) is this Lucia Ware swan?! It’s quite a bit larger than most ceramic figurines that you see, and also a fair bot more detailed. Plus it’s that great green Lucia Ware glaze, with a tiny bit of orange that really pops!

A very cool planter that will look fantastic in the right home – and probably equally awful in the wrong home – it’s a delicate balance!

Dimensions: 14.5cm tall x 13cm long x 13cm wide

Price: R145

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Collection of SA Pottery – SOLD

19 Nov

Collection of SA pottery

Collection of SA pottery

South African pottery has become quite collectible over the past few years. A while back you could pick up pieces of Drostdy (Grahamstown Pottery) and Lucia Ware (Boksburg East Potteries) for next to nothing, but today you have vases going for upwards of R600 on auction. Granted, they’re much more impressive pieces than these, but really it’s the name people seem to be paying for. These pieces, presumably made sometime during the 1960s, are all quite naive, a little bit more so than some other pieces that I’ve seen. That being said, the taller Lucia Ware vase is quite an unusual shape – I’ve only ever come across it once before – which makes it quite collectible, and the Drostdy vase is quite large, which again makes it that much more appealing.

Dimensions & Prices:

  • Tall green Lucia vase – R130; 28cm tall x 8cm in diameter
  • Yellow Lucia bowl – R60; 8cm tall x 13cm in diameter
  • Green Drostdy vase – R140; 22cm tall x 19cm in diameter

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Lucia Ware Vase – SOLD

22 Aug

Lucia Ware vase

Lucia Ware vase

It’s incredible how collectible Lucia Ware pottery has become in just a few short years! Pieces that you used to be able to pick up for 50 bucks now sit on auction with reserves of a few hundred Rand, and that’s before anyone’s even started bidding! Which makes it very hard to find good pieces at prices that are low enough to be able to sell them on. Not only was this lovely vase in the right price bracket, but it’s also a fairly unusual shape, which makes it that much more special – and collectible! It’s not the largest vase, but I love that shape and the turquoise glaze is just great!

An unusual piece of Lucia Ware that would make a wonderful addition to a collection.

Dimensions: 28cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter

Price: R120

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Lucia Ware Pocket Vases – SOLD

13 May

Pair of Lucia Ware pocket vases

Pair of Lucia Ware pocket vases

Wall vases have become seriously popular recently (thank you Alex Hamilton!) as has Lucia Ware, so when you combine the two you get something quite sought after – so I was very lucky indeed to win these two matching wall vases that were on auction the other day! I thought for certain there had to be some other dealer or collector waiting to outbid me, but lady luck was on my side and I went home with this lovely pair – lucky, lucky me (I was so happy you’d think I was getting to keep them for myself!). But they really are so lovely – slightly mismatched emerald greens, the vases are quite elegant with the most beautiful leaf pattern, and no real wear to speak of!

A great pair that I’m sure even Mr Hamilton himself (who must have a good couple of hundred of pocket vases by now) would be envious of!

Dimensions: Each vase measures 20cm tall x 10cm wide x 5.5cm

Price: R160 each

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