Op Shop Score!

in china, collections, thrifting  1 comments
May 21 2011
My Dianaware has a Diana stamp with 034

I should start doing an “Op Shop Score!” segment on my blog :)

I have been lusting after vintage 1950s Australian pottery Diana cook and bakeware. Characterised by the creamy greens, blues and yellows with white polkadots, these are so sought after on eBay and vintage/antique stores.

I check frequently on eBay Australia for these pieces but never can justify outbidding the highest bidder for them, which is normally near the three figure mark for larger bakeware. A Diana jug can fetch up to AUD$60.

The newer Diana (still vintage) bake-and-cook-ware had a stamp like the one below:

A Diana pottery stamp from 1950

A Diana pottery stamp from 1950

or

My Dianaware has a Diana stamp with 034

My Dianaware has a Diana stamp with 034

But mine is older, without a stamp, just a number impression. But I knew immediately what it was.

My Dianaware has a Diana stamp with 065

My Dianaware has a Diana stamp with 065

Being devoid of the stamp, I think the person pricing this piece at St Vinnies had no idea of the make… which means I scored this for only AUD$6.00!!

My polkadot Diana bakeware

My polkadot Diana bakeware

Yay! In perfect condition, no crazing, no chips, no cracks, no discolouration.

Matches my other $25 Diana baking dish (the green one on the right).

My Dianaware amongst my favourite china pieces

My Dianaware amongst my favourite china pieces

What have you scored recently? Do Share! From one op-shop junkie to another!

At time of writing the exchange rate is AUD1.10=US1.00.

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