Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Labels from the History Books


In thinking about the small items I have collected over the years, I realized I have bowls representing many different countries. The blue pottery bowl is another example. As you can see, there are several small chips on the finish that happen with age.


Have you ever seen pottery like this? This is the only one I have found. It has a very modern shape to it, but it was probably made in the 40's. It is the size of a large serving bowl and is quite heavy.


Here is the surprise. It was "Made in Germany British Zone". In searching the Internet, Germany, after World War II, was labeled different zones by it's occupiers.


Another piece that was probably made at the same time, but in another country, is the wood bowl I have displayed in my home. Can you guess what country this is from?


If you said Japan....you were right. As you can see by the label, it is hand turned. The bowl is slightly higher on one side, but this just adds charm.


This label would have been after World War II.

















Even in a very difficult time in our history, the artisans continued to make beautiful works of art.

Meggie Mac

10 comments:

  1. These are so lovely.....the blue bowl was exquisite!!!

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    1. Sometimes I wonder how a bowl like that arrived in the USA. Especially since I have not seen another one like it.

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  2. Beautiful bowls - the shape of the blue one is exquisite and so unusual! You have some lovely things Meggie.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. I've been very lucky in finding bargains that were unusual.

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  3. I love the shape of the blue bowl, its very quirky and I have never seen one that shape before.

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    1. Quirky....that is a good word for it!

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  4. Love both those bowls. In answer to the yoyo question, yes I do believe they are the same thing. Suzy x

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    1. Thanks for looking at my bowls. I think I like calling them "Suffolk Puffs" better than yo yo. Nanette is so adorable.

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  5. What interesting pieces you have collected. Love the shape of the blue bowl.

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  6. What lovely and unique bowls you have there! Looks like Antiques Road Show finds!
    Lola

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