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Monday, September 19, 2011

McCoy?



Our fifth piece of McCoy. 
Perhaps.
We are not well versed in this pottery but we think this hand vase is a McCoy.
 
 
It is unmarked but the turquoise is spot on and we have a large turquoise McCoy bowl that is the same shade. I found it a a church sale for four dollars.
 
Our weekend was quiet but spent partly working and switching locations. We are at the old house now and I am dusting and cleaning and may not ever finish. Dusting at our old house is not for cowards because the plaster walls shed dust constantly. I am also making good old southern BBQ pork in the crockpot. It's been cooking all night and smells yummy. It is not low fat but we only have it once a year.

What are you up to today?


Linking to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.


may joy and peace surround you always
Olive



24 comments:

  1. Fab piece! I agree, sure does look like McCoy pottery, I love it!!!

    Karen

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  2. Very pretty vase - very jealous!!

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  3. I think your vase is Shawnee which I find just as desirable as McCoy. Their aqua/turquoise glaze is gorgeous and combines perfectly with McCoy's aqua glaze. According to my book, it measures 7" tall is is marked USA. You made a GREAT score!!!

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  4. What a pretty piece. I am babysitting Leila.

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  5. Love the vase...I don't know much about pottery...but I sure think that one is great!! Great price too!!

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  6. That definitely looks like a McCoy piece to me. That bbq sounds wonderful! What time shall I come over? I'll bring the baked beans.

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  7. Olive - what a brilliant find. It's lovely. I Googled McCoy and it does look very similar, but I would guess that Sherry is right. I bought a jug from a car boot a little while back which looks a bit similar, although mine has 'Harford Made in England' stamped on the base. I will post a picture on my blog.

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  8. I think it's Shawnee, as well. It's not in any of my McCoy reference books. I have a small piece of Shawnee that is the same shade of aqua as McCoy.

    Enjoy!

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. A beautiful vase, Olive.

    I set the table for a "photoshoot".:-) Ordered fabric swatches with a little project in mind and that is about it for the day.

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  10. it looks like the "real mccoy", but without a marking i always get confused....i buy my pottery pieces because i love them and if they are worth something, well, that is just a bonus....
    sorry your daughter walked through your screen door!! i have had a similar experience with a sliding door! quite startling, for sure!! but then funny.
    erin

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  11. Gorgeous piece Olive, I adore athe color. I am fiddling and piddling aroud today. I worked the book fair and after that not much else has been accomplished.

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  12. Pretty piece and great color. Enjoy.

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  13. What an unusual vase...must be more rare.
    GOsh I'm supposed to be pricing new merch.....ok back to work.

    xx
    C

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  14. It's a lovely piece and yes, it does look like McCoy to me as well!

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  15. I love the color. What a unique vase, very pretty!...Christine

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  16. Just came across you via Share my Garden - I have seen that piece on google being sold by Sky Lily Antiques and Collectibles - it is a cream colour and she seems to want $22 for it

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  17. Sorry I forgot to say it is Shawnee.

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  18. This is beautiful! Love the header. Warm fall colours.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  19. What a fun vase. Anything with a hand is so interesting. Fingers crossed that it is indeed "the real McCoy!

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  20. Hmm, I wouldn't know who makes it, but I love the shade! So pretty, and you got a great deal on it.
    Working from home today, its tough staying away from blogs when my home computer is so near!

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  21. Pretty find you have there. Pulled pork sounds wonderful.. I'll be over for dinner!
    xxx Liz

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  22. Olive, what a gorgeous vase and the color is perfect! I can smell what you are cooking right now! Yumm, enjoy! Right now, I'm having coffee and planning my day!

    Nancy

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  23. What a cute piece. Looks McCoy-ish to me or as Sherry suggested maybe Shawnee. I love the colors from that era.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive