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Monday, November 16, 2015

Marian Griginski Hand Painted Platter


I worked an auction yesterday!  Look what came home with me!
If you know me even a little bit, you'd know that I had to have it, 
right? haha.  Marian Griginski passed away earlier this year 
at the age of 93.  She lived in a neighboring town and was known
for her hand painted china and some pieces have ended up
in museums.  She taught china painting for years and it's easy
to see that she loved her work as well as being a master
at her craft.  How fun to own one of her pieces...and not
just any piece, but one she had kept for herself
and was auctioned as part of her estate.
I also got a beautiful stack of dessert plates
that belonged to her.  I'll share those soon.


38 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really eye popping indeed
    She sure knew how to do it at her feed
    And yeah, could ave guessed you'd want that
    Does that make me a smart cat?

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    1. What a gorgeous piece, and so much history and so close to home....
      Sorry I wrote on the heals of Pat's comment, it was the only way your comment form will allow me to type anything ?!
      Apologies Pat !
      ~Jo

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    2. Pat, you've always been a smart cat
      knowing where it's all at!
      But this wasn't a hard one to know
      as I do love a little bird show! haha.

      And Jo, Pat won't mind a bit.
      The more the merrier and it will be a hit.
      But be prepared to comment in rhyme
      since he does it all the time! haha

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    3. A rhyme is fine
      I'll try it next time...
      :)

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    4. haha yeah, this one gave my brain a break
      Was easy with no double take

      Blogger has been doing that a time or two
      Not allowing a comment that is new

      Try as you might
      No rhyme in sight lol

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  2. Yes, I can see why you wanted it, too. It's a beautiful piece and it has your colors.

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    1. Yes, it does! I'll have to find a nice place to display it tomorrow.

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  3. A lovely paint job, but it looks like the chicks are about to fall out of the nest.

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    1. Just tilt your head to the left. :)

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    2. No! I blame the photographer for holding the camera at an angle!

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    3. Don't get dizzy looking, then!

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  4. That is really lovely. Quite vibrant in color.

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    1. Yes...so pretty....she sure was talented!

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  5. A very nice find ~ you have a talent for acquiring beautiful treasures . . . . :)

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    1. Eddie - Well, she acquired me didn't she?

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    2. Yes very pretty Betsy . . . so you indeed! . . :)

      Hi Keith . . . . what an acquisition!! Betsy likes antiques . . . .. rofl

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  6. I love how it's delicate and solid at the same time - if that makes any sense. Such a sweet image and how wonderful you acquired it from a local artist. I will have to look her up. It was meant to be!

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    1. Yes, a very fun find and perfect for my little house. I only found one item of hers on ebay that had already sold. It was a little doll tea set, each piece hand painted with animals, etc. So sweet.

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    2. Aw, I remember my Mom having a dear, little painted tea set. I will have to ask her about it.

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  7. Perfect little platter for your turkey day celebration! I'm sure you'll find an appropriate place for it too! I love finding any kind of "original" hand-made items..... especially if the person making it lived close by and had gained notoriety while making it! Superb find indeed!! ENJOY!!

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    1. Absolutely! ...and I agree..it means more than something mass produced. I have a bunch of easels for platters I've collected from the auction trash....I'll have to pull one out and find a good spot for it.

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  8. That one certainly calls out your name! And knowing the story of it makes it even better!

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    1. yeah, I was happy to know a little bit about it...makes it all the more fun!

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  9. What a beautiful perfect piece to add to your collection. That looks made for you. Wonderful to have it land somewhere that it will be well loved and appreciated. Score! all around. 93 is a great run at this life. Good for her!

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    1. Yes, 93 is a wonder age to get to.....what a nice long life!

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  10. Score!!!!!
    What a rush to actually have such a lovely piece of artwork!

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  11. Hi Betsy - stunning and how lovely you were able to get some of her work to treasure for the future .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, I agree...I didn't know her...or of her until the auction but it was fun hearing about her and getting this piece.

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  12. Very nice!
    Are you going to put on a plate stand?
    I used to collect plates, and hang them...I have taken most down...except at the cottage...
    Have a great week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  13. Beautiful. Well not difficult for someone that loves birdies to enjoy this plate :-) glad you found it! :-)

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  14. I am so jealous! This lovely plate would definitely make it to my kitchen wall. Lucky lucky you.

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  15. This is very special. I have not seen anything quite like this in many years.

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