When I went shopping in Franklin, Tennessee, a couple days after Christmas, I had to stop in a shop I have been in before called City Farmhouse. You never know what you are going to find in this shop of picked items. I'm on radar when it comes to ironstone and I spied a couple of pieces in an old hutch. Of course I had to check it out and take a closer look.
This is a really good size and can be used in so many ways. Filled with fruit, ornaments at Christmas, flowers for centerpiece, and so much more.
It has beautiful crazing and a maker's mark on the bottom.
It certainly isn't perfect and has two cracks and a chipped spot. Those things don't bother me. Kim and David who own the shop said if the bowl was in mint condition it would bring over $400 to $500. I'm sure glad it wasn't in mint condition. I still paid more than I normally do for ironstone, but sometimes you have to if you are a collector. I may never come across another one.
For now it is holding an ivy plant I picked up the other day.
I will share more of this vignette soon.
Stay warm and happy Thursday!