Pretty/old Majolica Rare Gorgeous Table Center With Lady And Sheeps
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Pretty/old Majolica Rare Gorgeous Table Center With Lady And Sheeps:
Beautiful and Old Majolica Large Table Center with a Lady with Sheeps Overlooking a Pond with Fence in Background, 13"H x 15"W, approx.
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This is a very rare and nice majolica, alarge table center with a lady with sheeps overlooking a pond with fence in background. It is huge (see picture with a can of coke), and quite heavy. The pictures tell everything about this piece. It is in excellent condition as I did not find any chip, crack or repair except a few minute nicks/chips to its base rim.There might be a few more small defects due to its sizebut nothing major or serious. We have this majolica for years and ithas been gracingour house for a long long time.Like most antique majolica, it has some crazings and very minor discoloration.Please disregard the lighting glares.
Winner agrees to pay for shipping & insurance costs of $135.00 which includes shipping/handling (about $78.00, packaging fees alone was estimated to be about $55-75 by a UPS store which I will chip in most of it), insurance (about $57.00 for up to $5,000, maximum value allowed by USPS) and tracking.
No International buyers please.
Whilesome sellers would leave the cleanings to the buyers, we prefer to wash and clean almost all of our pottery for two reasons. One is to find out if there is any hidden defect so that we could state it in our listings. Two is to provide a better service to our buyers because many buyers may not have the right tools and experiences to clean them especially those that have repairs. They may damage the items while cleaning them or cause problems in the future (never use bleach). We pride in disclosing everything we know and caring the items that we sell.
We posted the following issue here because we have recently received so many similar inquiries that we finally decided that it is more efficient to discuss it here than replying to individual e-mail. Pardon us if you are not concerned about this issue:
We have been collecting majolica for decades and started to sell them on since 1998. Since then, many collectors and dealers asked us a simple question: If the majolica has defects such as small chips, is it better to buy a repaired one at high prices or without repair at lower prices. We can't answer such personal question. However, we almost always buy the ones that were repaired because the fees of repairing them is getting higher and higher everyday. More importantly, collecting majolica is for personal pleasure and we try to enjoy every piece we buy even if we sell them later. Saving a little money for an item that doesnâ€™t look pretty such as having visible chips is definitely no fun. Therefore whenever we have a choice, we always buy the best or better ones. Sometimes when the pieces have small damages, we almost always have them cleaned, touched-up, repaired or restored before we sell them. Repairing pottery is expensive nowadays, from $75.00 to over $100.00 an hour with a minimum charge regardless of how small the defect is (plus shipping, handling and tax, of course). Cleaning and repairing a small chip could cost more than $40.00 easily**. So we retain a studio artist to save us as much his regular fees as possible. We then pass the savings to our buyers. We hope our buyers would appreciate our efforts and care of the items that we sell.
**We were told that to repair a chip, the procedures are: clean the area, let it dry, fill the area, let it dry, polish the area & clean it, let it dry, match colors, paint the area, let it dry, paint it again if necessary, let it dry, glaze the area, let it dry and complete. With so many steps, thatâ€™s why it could be very expensive to repair a small chip.
Thanks and good luck.