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Where's Fiona Bruce when I need herLaughing

So, this is, I think, an antique tureen. Was it passed down through the family to me? No. I found it sitting on the ground at the recyling bins and thought it must be broken, but it isn't. So I took it home. I don't feel bad about this as two things would've happened to it if I hadn't - 1. Someone else would've taken it or 2. Someone would've broken it.

It could do with a gentle wash and does appear to have some little paint speckles on it, but I will clean it up. It is marked Davenport Myrtle. I presume Myrtle is the pattern but I can't find anything about it on the internet. I found a similar looking Davenport tureen which sold for $600 so maybe finding it was my lucky day!

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Posted at 4th Dec 2017 - 09:52PM   Posted by Faith   Antique? Comments: 8

Fennie's Avatar Your very lucky day!!!Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 4th Dec 2017 at 09:55PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar HOORAY! and good luck!

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 4th Dec 2017 at 10:07PM

Camilla's Avatar Oh lucky you Faith, how wonderful.!

Have not got time to look now as rushing about at the moment, I have an old Miller's Antique book somewhere will look it up when I get time, although you may be able to find out more on the internet. Failing that if you have an auctioneer room near you pop it along and get an estimate it might be worth a considerable sum.
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Posted by: Camilla on 5th Dec 2017 at 08:41AM

Withy Brook's Avatar I was going to suggest that, too, Camilla. Auctioneers would value it for you. It could be good.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Dec 2017 at 10:45AM

Faith's Avatar There used to be an auctioneers right next door to us - literally next door in the old building used as a warehouse. But they did a moonlight.... and now we have someone selling posh riding bootsLaughing

I might find somewhere else and get it valued, thanks.

Posted by: Faith on 6th Dec 2017 at 08:53AM

Camilla's Avatar Faith I have just had a look on the Google and it directed me to the vintage Ruby Lane website one sold there so similar to yours for over 600 dollars.

Also have a look on the Millers guide website type in ceramics from the left hand side and type in Davenport Tureens they also had an estimate for one recently for over £400!

Take along if you can to auctioneers Faith I think it's worth a lot money will come in handy for Christmas.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 7th Dec 2017 at 11:48AM

Faith's Avatar Thanks Camilla I saw the Ruby Lane one. Will look at the Millers guide.

Posted by: Faith on 7th Dec 2017 at 06:22PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Faith,

I think the one you have looks so much like the one sold on Ruby Lane website.

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Dec 2017 at 09:23AM

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