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China and Dinnerware3117 of 4716Johnson Bros. EnglandPitcher with brass and wooden handle
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Posted 4 years ago


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Strolling along the thrift, minding my own business and looking for treasures...wait! I never look at cups and saucers, but this one just captured my attention for a quick second. The style looked somewhat familiar...BAM! Vetriao likes this! Swooped it into my arms and quickly to the cashier. I was going to just mail it to V as a super surprise, but I am impatient. Plus the post office is looking like Mount Everest lately.

These are naval medals from the 60s if my quick research is correct. This particular pattern seem rather scarce but am by no ways a Fornasetti expert, V is... :00)))


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    it is stunning:)
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Thank you Moon, Tony and the (now on limitation?) Sean!
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    V, I thought you really loved this designer...perhaps I was wrong and its just a one off that you enjoyed?
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    No way, he is amazing! I have been away with the pixies in Japan. Sorry!
    "Al Merito"?
    Demerit points perhaps?
    I've never seen it before.
    Very handsome!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    I've been in a sauna all morning. The air-conditioner is not functioning properly and the technicians have been in about the heat control. I'm supposed to stay in while the whole thing happens downstairs but I am ready to get out! Hope you are all OK!
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Oh Good, I would have hated to have mis-judged you so...:0)
    Stay Cool...all good here.
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    NO LIMITS HERE SISTA:) it is just stunning and very very very beautiful:) I love it:)
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Stunning colors!
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    "Al merito"... I guess it's the same in Italian, in Spanish when they give you a medal, no matter you win it for military or social causes, it is because of a "merito" you've made... a merit, a good action and so on. We say "le otorgaron la medalla al mérito civil" (is it right translatring it as "he was awarded the medal of Civil Merit "?

    So a cup and saucer set with lots of medals on them does deserve this "Al merito" name.
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Black nail polish??? Mmmm, this is a sophisticated lady we're dealing with! :)
  11. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    You are so knowledgeable I know what I like & it is not just 1 thing it's all over the board but have little knowledge
  12. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Hi Austro, you are so funny. I was waiting to see if anyone would notice. Yes, had a wedding last weekend and went all fancy fingers. I quite like the black.
  13. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 4 years ago
    Great design! Nice find Amber!
  14. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Hi I think Queen Elizabeth was first woman to receive this award! The 2nd woman nominated was actually from Chicago!!! But did NOT receive award due to black nail polish!!?? HMMM?
  15. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Hahaha, don't hate me cause I'm beautiful...:))
  16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    LMAO!!!!!! THAT WAS GOOD AmberRose:)xoxoxo
  17. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Never did the Goth look...
  18. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Hey V, have you seen this in person yet?
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi Amber. No not yet. I will let you know as soon as it arrives!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi Amber I just got back from seeing my parents and it was waiting for me at the concierge's desk. I cannot thank you enough! Just a beauty and the Woomph is great too!. I expect to post the other pack tomorrow. Will let you know.

    Thanks again, Kev!

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