Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Vintage MANNING-BOWMAN TEA POT Silverplate, Teapot Only

Vintage MANNING-BOWMAN TEA POT Silverplate, Teapot Only - eBay (item 310027374437 end time Mar-05-08 20:56:56 PST)

This vintage tea pot is marked on the bottom, "Manning-Bowman & Co." It has protruding spikes for resting on a stand with a burner, but those pieces are not here. This is the pot only.

The pot is likely silverplate. You can see copper showing on the worn bottom rim. Both the pour handle and the lid handle are wood. The large handle prefers to lay to one side or the other, rather than stand upright.

The tea pot measures 8 inches long, 6 1/2 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches high with the handle upright. It holds 4 cups.

There's a small dent in the pot edge and a more serious dent that looks like a cut in the lid edge. The finish on the outside is good, inside the pot is tarnished. Some of the black finish on the wood parts is missing.

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Vintage HORNER'S TIN CANDY BOX Cinderella Graphic Lid!

Vintage HORNER'S TIN CANDY BOX Cinderella Graphic Lid! - eBay (item 310027362957 end time Mar-05-08 19:42:28 PST)

This vintage tin candy box once contained Horner's Boy Blue Toffees. It features an embossed graphic design of Cinderella, her coach and mice on the lid.

One side of the box is marked, "Made in England by George W. Horner & Co., Ltd., Chester-Le-Street County of Durham." The two ends of the box show the registered trademark that says, "Made by Horner, The Guarantee of Goodness." The other side of the box has remnants of the paper label that listed the ingredients.

The colorful silvery design is not only painted but also embossed into the lid. Cinderella's glass slipper shows at her hem where her foot rests on a foot stool.

The candy box has age darkening and some loss of finish from rubbing the high spots on the lid, many scratches on the bottom, and darkening all around the edges of the lid. Inside the candy box there is much dark loss of finish in the bottom, less loss of finish in the lid.

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