Beautiful Fancy Vintage Potpourri Bowl Gold Gilt Hand Painted Arde Sesto Italy
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Beautiful Fancy Vintage Potpourri Bowl Gold Gilt Hand Painted Arde Sesto Italy:
Beautiful Fancy Vintage Potpourri Bowl Gold Gilt Hand Painted ARDE Sesto Italy
I tend to NOT lean toward the fancy in my purchases - but this one was so pretty, I just couldn't pass it up. It's a ceramic potpourri bowl and lid, hand painted and signed on the bottom by the artist. I cannot make all of it out for sure, but what it LOOKS to read is, "6010/630/16/R.T. AR,DE Sesto F???, Italy." The question marks represent what I cannot read at all - see what you think. The bowl is painted with gorgeous gold gilt as well as moss green, white and pink roses. There's 3 roses on the body of the bowl and then three buds on the lid. As you can see in my photos, there's hand made holes all over the body and the lid - small enough to not allow potpourri to fall out but large enough to release the fragrance. The bowl measures 6 1/2" widest rose to rose, with the body being 5 3/4" wide and the mouth of the bowl 4 1/2" across. It stands on three feet, and is 4" to the top of the side of the bowl, and 6 1/2" in total with the lid on. It weighs 1 1/2 lbs. It's in excellent solid and sturdy condition. You can see when you take the lid off and look on the inside that there's crazing to the piece - seen on the inside of the bowl only, not on the outside. There's spots of wear to the gold (or they could be original to the making - it's hard to tell) around the edges in particulay, and the edges of the feet - see photo 4 (that's not chipping, it's where you can see the white under the gold) - it's minor and you really have to look for them. I'm showing in photos 17 & 18that there's spots on the leaves at the top of the feet where there's miss spots of the green glaze - they are rustic leaves and very textural, and you see lots of spots of white - this is original, not damage or chipping. If you supersize these photos, you can see that the white spots are shiny with glaze. I'm showing in photos 19-21 that there's one chip that I could find on the piece and it's to the BACK side of one of the green leaves, and is a very shallow chip and I had to get my camera to the back of the leaf for you to see it. You cannot see it from the front, and I had to feel all over the piece for it. No other issues. This is a lovely bowl - a real statement piece.
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Also, many of my items come from local rural estate sales and sales. They are coming right from the barn or attic to you, dust, cobwebs and all! I do not clean and polish before I sell - they are in the condition found, as you see in my photos - and I leave the patina exactly as it was when I bought the item. I do my best to photo anddescribe thoroughly.
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I only mail via USPS. If you think it’s too high, email me so that I can check it out, before you pay me. That being said, we pack very well, so that will add to the weight, combined with the constantly increasing shipping charges of the Post Office, and balloon rates that the Post Office assigns to oversized boxes. I do not add handling or any up charges - what you are paying is the postage that your item will cost to send to you.
I ship within one business day of receipt of your payment, unless there’s a holiday that closes the post office, or I notify you otherwise. As I shop for treasures on Saturday, I most often do not ship on Saturday. If you email me on either day, I may not be able to get back to you until the end of the day, or the next day - so you know.
With postage rates going up and up, I am shipping more items Parcel/Standard Select. Please realize that this can mean a 2-3 week delivery, sometimes longer. As a matter of fact, this year, I’m finding the “longer” more the norm. Parcel Post travels by land or rail and, at least in this area, packages do not leave the regional post office until they fill up a bin going in the same direction (so there’s no estimated exact number of days like you have with Priority Mail - the Post Office says 5-7 days, but that‘s not what I’m finding). I mail right away so it can get to you as soon as possible.
With the exception of the most heavy and/or large items, I will always give both Priority Mail and Parcel Post as shipping options, with Priority being first for my lighter items. Be sure you check out both rates . I will be happy to ship an item in a flat rate Priority mail box, if that is cheaper to you - as long as the item will fit well packed in the box - ask me before you offer if you think that’s the case for you.
INTERNATIONAL AND NON-MAINLAND USA: Shipping costs are available to mainland U.S. only. IF OUTSIDE OF THE MAINLAND USA, PLEASE ASK ME FOR SHIPPING BEFORE offerDING IF NO SHIPPING PRICE IS LISTED. Shipping times vary and I’ve experienced up to 8+ weeks for delivery after I have mailed internationally (and longer if it‘s stopped for inspection). Please keep this in mind when offerding. If I decide to list an item internationally, ALL INTERNATIONAL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL OR EXPRESS MAIL WITH SIGNATURE AT MY DISCRETION, UNLESS PRE-ARRANGED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE sale WITH ME. Also, import duties, taxes, and country specific charges are not included in the purchase price or the shipping price, AND THEY ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. If I do ship an item internationally, please do not ask me to declare an as a gift, or an amount that is different than the purchase price - I will not lie! All international buyers must pay with Paypal, no other payment types are accepted.
Sales tax will be added for Illinois buyers.
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