Monday, May 7, 2012

Market Day Finds - Ceramics & Dolls

This is one of my Market Day finds from the weekend. I hummed and haaed a bit, and then decided to buy this little Chinese girl doll. I do not like the pink outfit she is wearing (it is even pinker in real life), so I will try and make a pattern from it, and do it in another colour. The stall owner thinks she is from the 1960's. She has a sweet face and the painting is lovely.

When the oriental Dollikins (I think the collectors call her Lotus Blossom) heard there was a new Chinese girl doll, she wanted to be in the photos. The backdrop they are posing against is a piece of Kimono off-cut that my sister got for me when she was in Japan. She also brought me back the little waving cat doll that you can also see in the picture.

I also spied this kitsch Easter ceramic, and ended up taking it home too. I would say it was from the 1950's or a little later.

I picked up this little kitsch kittens ceramic from an antiques shop in Bendigo when I went to the Grace Kelly exhibition earlier this year. Both of these little ceramics sit next to each other in one of my display cabinets. They were both filthy when I bought them, so I washed them up in luke warm mild soapy water. The grass on the kittens ceramic was ingrained with dirt that I had to get off with an old toothbrush.

Goodbye from all of us, and see you next time!


Anonymous said...

Hi! I´m Verónica, from Argentina. I have the same chinese doll. I bought her in Buenos Aires, in the 80´s. 1981 or 82, maybe, in a store that used to sell chinese items.

Lizzie said...

Hi Veronica, thanks for the information. Looks like this doll has made it's home in a couple of countries! Thanks for visiting.

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