Sunday, May 13, 2007

Guess the cost ??


I was passing a charity shop and this caught my eye in the window. I passed the same shop again on Friday and this time I went in to haggle the price down but no luck, so I bought it anyway. I then worried that I'd paid too much on a whim for something I'm unlikely to use that often (idea is to use as a serving bowl).
How much would you have parted with for a bowl that originally had a matching jug? It has no cracks and although slightly faded the colours are quite nice.

I wasn't planning on offering a prize but we'll see how many of you get it correct- I might be persuaded to change my mind !!

PS I WILL POST THE ANSWER TOMORROW (TUES 15th) so please come back then to find out.

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22 Comments:

At 13/5/07 11:52, Anonymous Lisa said...

Is it the size of a bowl that would have been used to wash up with, before indoor plumbing? If so, if I really like it and could justify using it to serve a large salad at a party, etc. $50.00 ( I think that's about 100.00 pounds now. Sorry no pounds or euros on my keyboard.)

 
At 13/5/07 15:03, Blogger Sam said...

eighteen pounds

 
At 13/5/07 15:41, Blogger john.g. said...

Who made it?

 
At 13/5/07 16:21, Blogger frannie said...

it depends on if it is realy china or what...

I would pay no nore than $10 for it- but I am horribly cheap. If it is realy china, probably a little more.

 
At 13/5/07 17:09, Blogger ChrisB said...

john you naughty boy I know you want to google it, that's why I purposely didn't give any details; made by F.Winkle (Whieldon Ware) does that help!!

 
At 13/5/07 17:36, Blogger john.g. said...

£20.Then we'll haggle!

 
At 13/5/07 18:31, Blogger Beccy said...

£15.

 
At 13/5/07 18:37, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

It is pretty - antique? The matching pitcher would have been nice to have too -

A complete set I'd say 100 pounds...so just the bowl? 40 pounds.

 
At 14/5/07 03:13, Blogger theotherbear said...

Oooh, that's lovely. I reckon I'd pay $50. Much more if it had the pitcher with it.

 
At 14/5/07 03:25, Blogger my4kids said...

I'm no good at guessing how much things should cost and the whole trying to break it into different money gives me a headache. It's very pretty though I love that kind of stuff.

 
At 14/5/07 04:31, Blogger Emma in Canada said...

12 quid.

 
At 14/5/07 05:04, Blogger Barbara said...

It is very pretty but it's not my style. I'm much more minimilist. But I know nothing of this sort of thing so I'll guess 30 euros.

 
At 14/5/07 10:07, Anonymous enidd said...

enidd's first comment went missing :-(

so sam guessed 18 and beccy guessed 15, and they know you, so enidd will be in the middle. £16.50

 
At 14/5/07 13:04, Blogger Sally Lomax said...

I am thinking that Sam Beccy and Enidd are probably about right. it looks like one of my Grandmother's ones for the 1930s. I'll go for £19 just to be different!

 
At 14/5/07 13:36, Anonymous Jenny said...

It's gorgeous! 25 pounds.

 
At 14/5/07 16:48, Blogger Beccy said...

When are you going to put us out of our misery?

 
At 14/5/07 18:02, Blogger ChrisB said...

Beccy be patient you never know I might get a few more guesses with fun monday visitors.

ANSWER TOMORROW (TUES 15th) SO PLEASE COME BACK THEN.

 
At 14/5/07 21:15, Anonymous EmBee said...

I know, I know. I'll tell - for a price.

 
At 14/5/07 22:20, Blogger ChrisB said...

embee i won't dare you, but remember who cooks in this house!!

 
At 15/5/07 04:41, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Itis lovely and you know what - at our age - it is worth whatever we are willing to pay for it. (If you hadn't bought it you would kick yourself for letting ti get away!)

 
At 15/5/07 04:49, Blogger Kila said...

70 pounds

It's beautiful!

 
At 15/5/07 09:57, Blogger ChrisB said...

wendy I'm glad I bought it.

Kila thanks for joining in you'll see the answer in today's post.

 

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