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Offline Paul S.

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unique source for W/Fs 'tricorn' vase.
« on: March 05, 2013, 02:41:16 PM »
This has to be the most unusual source for a piece of W/Fs.          In the course of walking to a few charity shops - along one of the busiest trunk roads in and out of London - I found this on the pavement in a lorry layby, opposite a very busy cafe.!!
I've had them in red, blue, green and an amber/gold before but never seen one in pewter - which is what I assume this is (correct me if I'm wrong please).               Height is about 9.75" - 250mm, and it does have the flattened central area to the base, with a ground/polished pontil depression, and in view of its surroundings in surprisingly in good condition.              Is this a less common colour for a 'tricorn' vase, or have I just not been seeing them??
I shall return next week and am expecting to find banjo and hooped vases ;) ;)


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Re: unique source for W/Fs 'tricorn' vase.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 09:04:23 AM »
So thats where i left it!!!!!!  ???


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Re: unique source for W/Fs 'tricorn' vase.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 01:48:03 PM »
caught out at last jp  -  at heart I always knew there was a large German lorry driver called Jennifer lurking behind those two simple letters ;) ;)
Don't think you'd want to be seen in that layby  -  some very dodgy things get left on the ground. :-X.....I've washed this one two hundred times already. ;)
The more I think about it the more this find seems unbelievable, but I can assure you this is no wind up.           

I had a couple of red ones the other week that I bought in one charity shop and then promptly gave them to another which managed to sell them for double the price of the first shop...........buy in a less affluent town, and then flog them where the carpets are thick and the teacups thin, as someone once said.    I did once have an amber/gold one, and regretted parting with it  -  but it's no good thinking you can keep everything (but sometimes I do try).


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Re: unique source for W/Fs 'tricorn' vase.
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 01:53:17 PM »
You spend a lot of time in that lay by Paul with Jennifer i recall you mentioning him/her before a while back , is that right he/she calls you the shabby chique chick... always skint but enough for a bint  .?  :-X ;)


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Re: unique source for W/Fs 'tricorn' vase.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 05:49:53 PM »
the poet that doesn't know it eh!!           chance would be a fine thing at my age (49) - but I'm always open to suggestions - shabby or not ;) ;)

 

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