Thursday, March 3, 2011

What Was I Thinking?

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I'm crazy about retro things from the 1920s to mid-century. So, what was I thinking when I bought this Staffordshire-like figurine at my local thrift? I don't even like her! She definitely looks old and has some things in common with Staffordshire, but will probably turn out to be 1950s Made-in-Japan (before Japan was known for high-end electronics and cars and just was known for cheap).

I suppose every thrift & estate sale shopper dreams of getting an 'Antiques Roadshow' item. You know how it works -- pay $2 for it and it turns out to be worth (gasp) thousands! Maybe I thought this would be mine. HA! Anyway, hope springs eternal -- our antique mall is going to have an appraisal day and I might still spring for a look at her. What do you think -- Staffordshire or Japanese? $2 or $200?


Dragonfly Treasure said...

I sure hope you take her! How fun to find out. I have no experience in thses so I'm no help :(
Good luck!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

I wouldnt have a clue but good luck and hopefully she'll be your fortune :o)

Bee happy said...

I don't know about pieces/prices etc but good luck with making your fortune! She seems to have a funny look on her face, wonder what she is thinking?

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Rosa Lily said...

I find her a bit scary!!!

De tout, de rien said...

I'm intrigued too. From what I googled, she could definitely be a Staffordshire figurine. What is it that she's holding, though? I can't make that out.

The Chickens' Auntie said...

@De tout: She's holding on to some sort of bundle of sticks (or straw) on her back.

@Rosa Lily: I agree -- I find her scary (and a little creepy) as well!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

She's German. A lower priced figure for your whatnot shelf or piano from the late 1800s

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