Vintage Shabby Chic Serving Bowl with Yellow Roses and a Lustreware Rim
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone... Jane Austen
Oh the romance of unmarked dishware! This vintage (possibly antique) serving bowl is filled with so much time-worn character we can hardly stand it.
Heavy in weight (1.7lbs!) but delicate in design, this beauty shimmers and shines with a pale peach lustreware rim that compliments the shadowed petals of three yellow roses at the bowl's center. Staining, finely webbed crazing marks and a hairline crack signify the years, and the adventures, that this bowl has experienced as it traveled through history decade by decade.
Around here, we love a dish that makes you stop and look - really look - at all the details that make up the composition of a serving piece. Here we have transferware, embossed detailing and an iridescent glaze that puts the F in fancy, all juxtapositioned against an authentic, time-worn, shabby chic patina. These two opposite aesthetics add so much unique one-of-a-kind charm to this vintage kitchen worker.
All day long, we could imagine a dozen different scenarios in which this bowl sailed through the century. From life in a cozy cottage to breakfast buffets in a fancy manor house to elegant tea parties set out in the garden amongst the real-life roses, the fun part of not knowing exactly who made a specific piece of dishware, or when, or where, becomes part of the fun in and of itself.
The one who falls in love with this bowl will be a daydreamer with a lively imagination and a whimsical way with words. We guarantee it!
- Embossed details
- Yellow Rose pattern
- Colors include butter, mustard, peach, mint, sage, grey, taupe and spring green
In very sturdy condition. There is a hairline crack that measures 3" inches in length and appears on both the back and front of the bowl. There are rub marks on the floral bouquet, light staining on the front, heavy staining on the back, and two small pit marks near the flower blossoms. Having said all that this bowl is still in very functional condition for either serving purposes or display.
Measures 9.75" inches in diameter x 2" inches (height) and weighs 1.7lbs