mixed media 2010
Orange and white...with a touch of black. A color combo I favor. So when I read the following blog post, I impulsively bought the orange dish pictured below. Without explanation, I was drawn to it...the pumpkin orange against the white china, with gold and black detailing.
After my rush to purchase, I went back to actually read the description. Turns out, it was made by H & K Tunstall...an English manufacturer producing pottery from 1870-1956. Tunstall is a family name on my husband's side...and the middle name of Mischief. Serendipity!
Based on the mark, my dish likely produced between 1933-1942.
So, I did a little stalking and found the dish below on ebay. My first ebay purchase...a great deal. But a great deal of shipping cost from Australia.
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It arrived today...packed securely in newspaper.
The Australian paper as fascinating as the safe arrival of my little treasure.
From Queensland to South Carolina. Fingers crossed my little Tunstall doesn't break my piece of Tunstall pottery.
Do you stalk ebay?