November 28, 2011

Can You Identify This Thrift Find? Limited Edition Artist Bowl

I don't know what's going on with the closing of thrift stores/charity shops in my area.  Two thrifts and one dollar store have closed in a month.  There was a charity shop near the grocery, I donated a lot of items to it and also found lots of old buttons on original cards, ribbons, and little shelves there.  I sometimes bought little kitchen odds and ends and if after a bit of time I didn't like them, I just donated them back to the store.  

I bought creamers and a little metal 1/4 measuring cup to keep in the pancake mix tin.  1/4 cup = 1 pancake, easy to remember.  The shelves and spice racks I bought were painted and hung on the wall to hold paints and supplies above my desk.

A few months ago I spotted this brown and turquoise bowl sitting on the shelf amongst clear glass vases and candleholders.  It doesn't matter if it's valuable or not, the price was good, just $3.00, and this happy color on the interior wanted to come home with me.

This striping reminds me of icing on pastries or chocolates.

Is this an edition number and artist/maker initials?

This almost looks greenish, but it's turquoise, and that's my camera's and lamp reflection inside.

I don't know what style this application on the bowl is called, I've searched the web looking under lots of sites, words, images, etc.  Do you know what this style is, and what does the writing on the bottom of the bowl mean?


Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Gloria ;o) I love this bowl! I love the color on the inside and I love the outside design of it as well! I would have bought it too! I think it is signed and it does look like a numbered edition to me as well! I hope everything is going well ;o)

New End Studio said...

Hi Stacy, I'm about 60%, but getting fed up with it, back to the doc after this round of antibiotics. They'll figure it out soon, I hope.

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope so too ;o)))s

Additionsstyle said...

What a fun find! I agree with Magic Love Cow, it looks like it has been signed by the artist and your bowl was the 2nd bowl made in a series of 24. I hope you can find more information on your wonderful bowl. Glad to hear your starting to feel better I hope you get to 100% soon!
Everyday Inspired

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The bowl is gorgeous--I love turquoise, especially paired with brown. I have not idea as to the style either, but I do agree that it seems to be an edition and the makers initials. Hope you give us an update if you find out more.

Hope you are completely better soon!

New End Studio said...

Thanks for the info, I didn't know how to read those numbers, now it makes sense. If I figure out anything else I'll let you know. I hope the artist isn't disappointed to find their work in the thrift store, although someone liked it enough to save it and then donate it.

Cindy Adkins said...

It looks like maybe it's a handmade piece! It's absolutely gorgeous--what a lucky find!! WOW!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

OH WOW! Your bowl is so pretty inside and out. A lucky find!

I have no idea who makes it.


Lucy said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like that bowl, really very cool! Sorry, I can't help you out with identifying anything1

Oh,I did read about Thrift,consignment,vintage and overall Charity/non-profit stores closing. It is the economy. They are having trouble in this economy too and even though you think they would be booming they are not, it is hard to compete with such stores as Walmart,Odd Lots,even Target and so on. Many of the non-profit stores do not take credit cards and they do not offer their own cards or specials or coupons and unfortunately people prefer all those perks or gimmicks whichever word you prefer. So, the Thrift stores are having trouble competing.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Gloria,
These are so beautiful. The shape of the bowl and its colour are really wonderful. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ed Pilolla said...

it does look like icing. the turquoise is lovely.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Gloria! Thanks so much for coming to visit!!

Chris said...

What a lovely find and cheap to boot. Hope you can find out more about this treasure.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Gloria,
I just popped over to say "hi!" and hope you're having a happy holiday season!

New End Studio said...

Hello, thanks so much for the info and the well wishes! I'm back and forth with the drs. hoping to ditch the meds soon.

Have a wonderful holiday!

IrelandBrady said...

LOL! I was hoping someone had found out who made this delightful bowl!

New End Studio said...

Ireland, no answer as to the maker, but I was wondering about how old the bowl is?