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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I recently treated myself to this cool looking smoking set. I no longer smoke but I still had to have it.
    I've no idea how old it is, although I'm guessing 1960s, and it appears to be completely unused.
    The design is what caught my eye. Turquoise with an unusual pattern running through it. I believe that's called a drip glaze???
    Anyway, I think it looks like black veins or arteries. Ironic design for a smoking set, don't you think?
    Any ideas about Who? Where? What? etc. would be very welcome.
    Happy trails x

    Mystery Solved


    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Very nice set, hoipolloi!
    2. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Thanks Katherine x
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      Its a beautiful set! Maybe the lighter might shed some light as to maker?
    4. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Thanks Nuts. There are no markings on the lighter itself. It still sparks though and it has clearly never been filled. The wick is still nice and white. I'll try and post a picture.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      What a fantastic set!
      Any chance of a base photo?
    6. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Sure racer. I'll get on it first thing tomorrow. It's very late here x
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Black veins or arteries huh?... LOL. Great set Mand!
    8. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Thanks Rick. Any ideas who it might be by? x
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      I don't smoke but I like this!
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      It is a nice set, I love the color too. Did you lift the lighter out? And no markings? Bet it's pre 60's...
    11. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Yes, I re-posted them showing the bases and the lighter. No clues on either x
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Could be *Hand-painted* DELFT HOLLAND as a possibility ?? I have a Blue/Gold veined ashtray marked on the bottom with that

      *** [[ Make Sure you scroll down to the bottom to see the 4 pieces, or if all else fails - here is just the image ]]

      Some other Examples:

      ................Anyhow, that would be *my guess* as the maker. Not sure IF everything was marked ?????
    13. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose. Apologies for the long delay in replying; I've been on my honeymoon. Yes, I think you've solved the mystery :))
    14. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Mine are all unmarked by the way. I posted the bottoms of them all a couple of days after this post. x
    15. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      I would still say Holland Delftware....In my opinion

      Just my opinion.....LOL
    16. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Thank you Antiquerose. You've solved the mystery x
    17. tigerchips tigerchips, 4 years ago
      Yes, I agree with Rose, i had something similar years back marked, Holland Delft on a green felt base. I did a bit of searching and found out about a company called Jumbo Pottery in Gouda.

      I have no idea if any other companies made this pattern though.
    18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      i'm not sure the maker, but i would guess this is from 1958-60, from the colors.
    19. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Because the linked examples all have distinctive markings on the back, and Hoipolloi pieces have no markings at all, I would be hesitant to be so sure these were manufactured by same maker.
    20. Hoipolloi Hoipolloi, 4 years ago
      Thanks for all your help xx

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