Posted 4 years ago
This miniature jug & basin set by Welz has a special significance for me, as it was purchased on my first ever overseas trip. I got this at the Bermonsey Markets in London in April 2003. I did have some trouble finding where the markets were & ended up arriving there when the stall holders were packing up, but I managed to spot this little pair & got them for a very reasonable price. The next day was a Saturday & I went to Portobello Road where I bought several more pieces including a pair of large hand vases, a uranium thorn vase, & a Burmese glass epergne trumpet. Later, having drinks in the Earl Of Ladbroke pub I was chatting with some of the dealers & runners & I mentioned having bought something at Bermondsey the day before. What did you get, asked one of them, & I mentioned the little jug & basin set. He knew what I meant as he'd also been there & had considered buying them himself, & complimented me on what a good buy I'd made - "You've got a good eye". So, when I look at them, it brings back a nice memory of a very enjoyable day. I'd love to go back there some time, but for a variety of reasons, overseas travel is off the agenda indefinitely.
Anyway, the basin measures 5 cm tall, 7.5 across the top, & 5.5 cm across the base. The jug is 8.5 cm tall, 3.5 across the top, & 4 cm across the base. When I bought them I didn't know who made them , just that I liked them a lot! I display them with the jug sitting inside the basin to save space.