Would you buy a pitcher with repaired handle?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by 916Bulldogs123, May 7, 2021.

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Would you have bought this.

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  2. No

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  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I did.
    This 8" tall Pitcher was hand painted by E. W. Donath I think around the turn of the Century. I haven't figured out the other mark. But they bought the blanks and hand painted them.
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

  3. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Well it was a dollar.
     
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  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    And great for a bouquet of flowers ! win/win . :)
     
  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Donath is a tough sell these days especially with damage and no artist signature. Even Pickard isn't going for what it did a few years ago.

    I've got a soft spot for Donath pieces, so for a buck I would have bought it.

    I believe we saw a thread on the J&C mark a few days ago but I don't recall on what piece.
     
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  6. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I never heard of the maker before but for a dollar, it is worth it. Enjoy.
     
  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  8. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I have a soft spot for broken pots. Many of the hundreds of pots I own are in damaged condition. It all depend on why you want it I guess. I've always been interested in examples of different makers, different types, different materials, different shapes and different patterns, (especially 18th C). They serve my purposes however they will need a very special type of future home to prevent their total demise.:)
     
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  9. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Well honestly my first thought was "I Can fix that". It's painted couldn't be too hard?
     
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  10. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I've fixed some too:) and un-fixed some. There is a product called Milliput which is a two part epoxy clay that I've used with some good success. Of course the painting and glazing to blend is as difficult as the modeling. Gold...kinda hard to match.
     
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  11. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    More concerned with the poor previous repair. This handle was broken in 5 places and haphazardly repaired.
     
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  12. Branka

    Branka Well-Known Member

    From 5 ft distance nobody will know. Pitcher body with the flower is the focal point. Nobody would bother much with handle. Btw, is that iris flower?
     
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  13. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I strongly disagree - buyers will heavily discount the value because of the severe damage.
     
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  14. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I think it's Iris?
     
  15. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is a bearded iris.
     
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  16. Branka

    Branka Well-Known Member

    I meant to say keep it. Not to sell it. Then again, I’m sure someone would buy it if the price is right. 916 did, I would :oops:
     
  17. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    For a dollar, it would make a nice shelf-sitter. Love the decor.
     
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  18. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I love buying slightly damaged cups and pitchers as planters and vases. A cracked transfer ware cup with a planted flower (I love a small orchid in it) is lovely. The crack is turned toward the wall and while it certainly diminishes its value it doesn’t diminish my enjoyment - I don’t even see it). And I pay $1-2.
     
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  19. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    I would have passed. I have a couple of damaged pieces in my collections but I don't collect either Jaeger or Donath.
     
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  20. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    My neighbor bought it from me for $5.00. He said he sold it for 10. Ya never know
    Mikey
     
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