Sunday, 1 May 2011
Ha ! I finally found a companion for the flashy floor vase that was feeling very lonely, adorning the Kewlox shoe storage cabinet all by itself.
I was the highest bidder at 16.75 eur, to which I however had to add 6 eur for shipping. Not exactly a score, but West German vases have been increasingly hard to find lately. At least, those with a decent price tag.
I particularly blame this BBC program for this unfortunate situation. They did an episode on the Brussels flea market a while back and one of their ceramics experts kept repeating that "West German ceramics are the antiques of the future"... Dude ! Keep your mouth shut ! And don't ruin it for the rest of us.
As a result, sellers are now asking outrageous prices for even the ugliest specimens.
Anyway, when this vase arrived, I was a bit disappointed at first. It had looked a lovely red in the seller's photos and I had high hopes of adding it to my red collection on the living room sideboard.
But in reality it turned out to be a dark orange, which annoyingly didn't go with any of my WGP arrangements. That is until I remembered the floor vase in the hall. As I said, the poor thing had been so lonely that I kept forgetting it's actually there... Voilà, the two are a perfect match. And they lived happily ever after !