What do I do when I don't know with old damaged bowls

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by rknarr2, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:15 AM.

  1. rknarr2

    rknarr2 Well-Known Member

    What do I do with cracked, chipped, stained and/or faded pictures on bowls.
    A. The smaller red rimmed white bowl with painted on fruit in the middle of the bowl is inked on the back with Camwood Ivory, Universal Cambridge, 12, Made in U.S.A. This bowls dimensions are roughly 5 1/4" top diameter from side to side or 5" opening x 3 1/4" bottom diameter x 1 1/4" height.
    B. The painted on iris in the middle of the bowl with 4 strings of vines coming from the side of the bowl is roughly 9 1/8" top diameter from side to side or 7 1/2" opening x 5" bottom diameter x 2 1/4" height.
    1) I would like to ask for some assistance in their company name and pattern?
    2) Are they worth saving because they are worth millions of dollars. Or do I hoard them knowing after my death my relatives will throw them out or should I put them out to pasture and trash them?
    Thank you for the advice and assistance. Rob
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  2. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    That depends on the memories that go with them. If there none meaningful try using as clay pigeons if meaningful treasure them for that.
  3. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Rob -

    The first one looks like Universal's Camwood Ivory with a decal design. These are probably fruit bowls. In good condition, they might go for $1-$2 each, but with all the damage, they have no monetary value.

    The second, with its sponge-painted design, and what appears to be a violet, not an iris, in the middle, is sweet, but again, with the damage, it is of very little value.
  4. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    I have to agree, Rob. I will donate items with light damage in the hopes someone can re-purpose them as craft items but these are too far gone even for that I'm afraid.
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  5. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

  6. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    As long as the cracks don't allow water to leak out!
  7. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    What Peggy said. You should see what people have under their plants! But not the violet; find someplace to prop it up, as it really is pretty.
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  8. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Maybe someone could use them for mosaics?
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  9. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Or broken up for Drainage in bottoms of plant pots.
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