Monday, January 7, 2013

Latest Finds!

Hello bloggy friends! I was off work for a couple of weeks and when I'm off work for too long I tend to get bored! And when I'm bored I get into trouble because I just can't seem to stay away from those antique malls/flea markets and auctions! I usually don't find too much but the last few weeks I did find a few treasures at bargain prices. So here we go!

First up is this wonderful bisque boy statue. Isn't he quite the handsome and well dressed lad? I did a little research and found out that he was made by Ernst Bohne Sohne in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany (hope I spelled that right!) between 1878 and 1910. The bottom is marked with a blue anchor with the B stamped on the bottom along with and impressed EBS and a 4 digit # and has the painters mark on it.
I guess he's a sailor boy, see the gilted anchors.

Just look at that face! I  adore his rosy cheeks and his dimples and look at his delicate little teeth!

Here is a full body shot (he stands at 16" tall) and then I'll show you the detail of his clothing up close. He is not perfect by any means but I am happy with him. He has a few chips, his head has been reattached, whatever he was holding is broken off (maybe a horn?) and then a few other things I will point out when we get to it.

A back shot... (broken pink bow on hat)

and now for the close ups... (in his hand is the dried glue from someone trying to reattach the horn or whatever it was). I love the gilt tassels and that waist scarf!, it is a gilt and beaded enamel design, LOVE IT!

and here is his bottom half, cute pink shoes and all! My son is 16 (and quite athletic) so I told him he needed to get some threads like these! He didn't quite go for that! lol (the scarf is broken where it hangs down, on the front half it should have the gold fringe also)

At one time or another this cute little guy would have had a lovely little lady paired with him BUT she's gone now. I can only imagine how detailed and beautiful she was! Okay, now, for the price! I had eyed this little guy some time ago and he was priced at $159, but with all the breaks I thought it was WAY too much so I decided to make my move and offer $40 and he took it! So I don't know if $40 was still a little high considering all the breaks or not. What do you think?

Okay, enough of bisque boy, let's move on to the next item! I found this at the same mall as bisque boy. It is Old Paris and stands only at 6 1/2" tall. Paid $15 for it. I didn't think that was too bad. I would love to have a pair of larger ones. Maybe some day...sigh!

Below are two books I bought at an auction for $2 each. Shakespeare is dated 1884 and Dickens' Works is dated 1867.

I bought another Victorian shell art box (the one on the bottom) for $8 at a different mall. The lid was not on it anymore so I put something inside it to make it level and added a vintage hanky and the round box on top.

I bought this 3" tile at an auction for $7. Not sure how it would have been used but thought it was super cool. Anybody have any thoughts on it?

I bought these Victorian cranberry flashed glass tumblers, 4 for $15, at an antique mall in St. Louis.

I really like the enameled design on them.

And for my last purchase...
another antique blown glass Easter egg! I didn't have any with blue on them or with pansies on them. I think it blends nicely with the others. Away in a box it goes until Easter. Awww.

Thanks for visiting and I do hope you enjoyed hearing about my treasures. I would love to hear what you think about any or all of them. Have a great week!


  1. Gina, I love the sailor boy! I don't much about this kind of art, but his face is precious! Now that you have him, the girl will come to you. Also love the cranberry glasses. Everything you found is beautiful!

  2. Gina, what a sweet little lad. Broken and missing parts are just fine with me, I've got more than my share, but if you like something than I don't think the price is ever too high. I have passed up on beautiful little treasures that I thought were too highly priced and have regretted it. You got a lot of beautiful things. Love the little glassed but actually my favorites are the books. They are so pretty and I really think $2 was a big steal. Enjoy them all..Happy Monday..Judy

  3. Your bisque boy is perfect. What wonderful finds and at great prices. I love the salt cellars, one of my favorites.
    Shakespeare and Dickens is something I would have brought home too.
    I love old books. You have some really nice things to look at and I enjoy seeing and reading about everyoone of them.
    I want to thank you for visiting my blog leaving a comment.
    Blessings - Betsy

  4. Gina!! Br still my heart!! I love everything especially the cranberry glass!!
    Thanks for stopping by !! I don't think I ever could have painted that hutch!!

    You hit pay dirt, girl!!


  5. Hi Gina!
    Wowser girly you've been on a tiquin' roll! Love your sweet sailor! I think a few breaks just come with the territory when an item is old. I think you did well with him. I also love those cranberry glasses and think they were quite a score! And that tile has my name all over it too *winks* I saw some of those Victorian eggs on Etsy for what seemed a pretty good price here: What do you think?
    I just scored my first epergne dated 1870 and couldn't help but think of you *winks* And an art nouveau newel post lamp that I paid wayyyy to much for, but it was love so whatcha gonna do? *winks* I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! Vanna

  6. Hey Gina ..
    I'm coming shopping with you ( Ha Ha)...Super finds... I've never seen the blown glass eggs before , and the books are just the icing on the cake for me, especially with those kinds of publishing date... I love old books... cranberry glasses are alway beautiful on the table, the decorative enamelling is such a plus... That tile is" fabulous" ...looks like a piece from the regency era ... that they'd cement into their fireplaces...( drool drool ) ...I'd say you did pretty darn good !!!!...Here's Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year 2012 ... and more super finds to share at teatime...HUGS

  7. It is so fun to go treasure hunting , then especially when you find items that you love, like your little bisque boy is so pretty the tile is wonderful , cranberry glass is always beautiful to find.
    And what is really great is prices are so reasonable now to what they were back where I first started running to every antique mall I could. LOL
    I like seeing what all you find

  8. More great treasures, Gina. Every free moment finds me out there hunting as well. The vase is my favorite I think, a pair would be heavenly! I know you'll find them some day!
    Big hugs,

  9. Wow, Gina, that's quite the find. Love that sweet face.
    Those cranberry glasses are lovely. Happy new year.

  10. Well you have been busy! Love all your great finds! The tile is a beauty and that egg is my favorite:-)

  11. Happy New Year Gina!
    What wonderful treasures you found! I too tend to get in trouble when I am bored but isn't it fun searching for treasures! Thanks for your comments today on my Blog. Take care!


  12. Hey Gina:

    You've been busy!! The glasses and books would be welcome additions to our household. Speaking of...we've got something for YOU to see one of these days! :)

  13. Really enjoy your blog, took a tour and it is awesome. You have a beautiful home. You should be riding around in a Barouche girl!! Happy to be following you. Diane

  14. Great finds, Gina! My favorite is the boy figurine. He looks German...Christine

  15. Gina,
    Thanks for stopping by!! I have finished my DR Valentine's Day tree and will be working on my LR tree tomorrow and will be posting about them soon....