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Offline chloe

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Hey Birdie! Tray & Candlesticks - ID = Hofbauer "Byrdes"
« on: October 22, 2008, 09:24:46 AM »
Just picked these up at a charity shop - they were trying to sell them all individually  :cry:

Anyway - does anyone know the design?  Theres a tray, two candlstick holders for tapered candle, and .... a what?!

TIA

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Re: Hey Birdie! Tray & Candlesticks
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 12:00:42 PM »
Hi Chloe, it's Hofbauer "Byrdes", and the middle thing is a small posy vase - I have one as well - around 3" tall? See http://www.replacements.com/webquote/HFCBYR.htm for the range.


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Re: Hey Birdie! Tray & Candlesticks
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 12:10:44 PM »
Aha - thank you - I was searching for dressing table sets which is why I couldnt get it.  Yes the 'thing' is 3" tall.  For super tiny posy I giess!!

Hmm, guess it is more cute than super valuable.


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Re: Hey Birdie! Tray & Candlesticks
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 03:20:32 PM »
There are aficionados of these pieces Chloe, not wildly high value, but marketable to collectors - searching eBay with give you an idea of prices - search for Birds as well as Byrds and Byrdes as you'll find them listed under all sorts of odd spellings.  They are sometimes seen sold as a dressing table set made of individual pieces, I don't yet know if they were ever marketed by Hofbauer as a complete set.


 

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