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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Limoges Fish Platter

At the auction this week I bid on and won this Limoges
antique hand painted fish platter.
Normally, they come with serving plates, but this was
by itself. It also wasn't in perfect condition.
I admired it before the auction began and still thought
it would go for a few hundred dollars.



I happened to be clerking at the time it came up for bid, and when 
 the bids started to slow at $25, jumped in and bid, too!


I thought it was just too cool to pass up for $30!
I looked on ebay and if they are in mint condition with the plates,
they are going to $1500 to $1800.  One set had a price of $4000 on it!


I guess most people didn't want it with the damage, but that doesn't  bother me. 

 I wonder if that's why the Shabby Chic Style was invented...so all the antiques that show
 wear and tear could still have a home.  ha.  
If nothing else, he can watch over my shell collection!

38 comments:

  1. You haven't lost any time finding a place for handsome Mr Fish!

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    1. Mr. Fish! haha...love it. Yes, I think I'll enjoy him there..nicely centered below the shelves!

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  2. Wow, what a score! -- Silver Fox

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  3. What a perfect shape, size and colors... Magnificent ~ Love where you hung it too. What a special buy...love it when you look up something and find out it's worth a lot more than you got it for.

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    1. well, with the damage on mine, I don't really know what it's worth...certainly not like the mint condition ones. Still fun, though!

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  4. Look beauty! And yes I can see your teapots.lol

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  5. How cool, Betsy. Obviously you are meant to have it. Really superb and boy you didn't waste any time nailing it to the dresser. Quite expert with the nail hammer as well as the auctioneer hammer eh!
    It must be worth considerably more than $30. What a bargain with just superficial damage.

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    1. Yep, I got it up in no time. Actually, I banged the poor platter with the hammer by accident! Ack! I cringed and looked for a chip, but I didn't do any damage. Whew! I thought I'd broken the whole thing in two before I even got the thing on the wall! haha.

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    2. Gosh Betsy you were VERY brave doing it like that. I would have been much more of s chicken. I would have marked where the nails were to go, bash them in and then hung it. Glad you got away with it and the platter literally did not go under the hammer. lol

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    3. Oh, no...I marked the spots and put the nails in before hanging it. I just picked the hammer up off the sideboard and hit the platter laying there as I did it.

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    4. Ahh! I see - anyway no harm done and it looks really great.
      Hope you get another bargain soon. Bon nuit.

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  6. I love it and bet you could fine the plates looking in shop's around. Maybe just one at a time.

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    1. You know, you could be right! Or they might show up at an auction some time! :)

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  7. I love it and you found the perfect spot to display it. Your shelves look so nice with all your lovelies on it. Looks like we have some similar pieces. Now I need to find a fish platter : )

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    1. Those shelves look so much better with their fresh dusting and rearranging. ha...wow, that was an overdue project! You need a blue and white fish platter! :)

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    2. Good idea! Now I'm going to go to Pinterest and look for one. I have a board called "Critter Ware". A fish platter would fit nicely in that category.

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    3. Critter Ware? I want to see! Do a post on it soon! Look on ebay, too....

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  8. I love it Betsy, I know that I have said it a hundred times by now, but you really do find such great things at the auctions!! I wish that I could come and do some shopping at your auctions one day! It looks great with all of your other lovely china, you have a great collection there! xx

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    1. I bid on a few other things that went too high for me. There are usually some really cool expensive things. I need a bigger paycheck! haha.

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  9. Very nice! You have a good eye.
    Maybe I should work auctions.
    :0)

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    1. I highly recommend it...especially if you're allowed to trash pick when it's over. ha.

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  10. hey shabby chique is a good look...
    its a cool plate for your collection...

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    1. I like that look..if it isn't overdone...some things are really nice.
      Not into everything painted white and distressed, though.
      Fish platters with a flaw?...yes, please. ha.

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  11. Wow, you could make a ton
    Getting cheap auction stuff under your sun
    Then sell it for a ton on eBay
    Even if not complete or with a crack on display
    Could still get some pay
    Your bass doesn't sing on display

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    1. Have you been living under the docks?
      My etsy shop rocks!
      Some on ebay, too.
      But most in my etsy shop, it's true.
      Most stuff there
      came from the auction lair!

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  12. You do so good at those auctions! Great find!

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  13. I'm getting my antiques education free here at Betsy's. :) wow I didn't even know there was such a thing as fishware sets. There's a lot I don't know actually. But i m learning :)

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    1. It kinda makes me want to bake a whole fish, just to be able to serve it on there! ha.

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  14. You did good! A little damage doesn't bother me, I think just about every piece of furniture and appliance in our home has scratches, dings, dents.....and don't even look too close at my husband-he is for sure weathered, worn, repaired, and a little shabby chic too.

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    1. Ha! Oh, you're so funny. I think that about our house, too. Especially with boys and pets. Nothing is in mint condition...not even me. lol....

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  15. Love your cabinet of pretty things including your newest acquisition! You have good taste and a great style sense, Betsy.

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    1. Well, thanks, Stevie. It sure is a fun job!

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  16. That looks absolutely perfect....what a great place to hang it!
    Another great purchase Betsy....
    Enjoy your weekend...I'll wave at you as I drive by!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  17. Hi Betsy .. love the Limoges plate - fits in so well with all your other goodies .. looks so good. Enjoy using it at some stage .. cheers Hilary

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