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    The Oldest item you have ever owned

    This may interest the posters.

    Why not send a photograph of the oldest item you have owned.
    I will start thing off with a 4000 year old urn.

    What's a Chinese urn...........depends, if they own or work in the restaurant

    Back in 1979 I bought this urn + other items off a group of Chinese people who where stuck in Atlanta due to the troubles in China. After putting on an exhibition at the High Museum they did not have any way of returning home. The money paid was for their air fares.



    neolithic urn with painted decoration
    2 loop handles, cylindrical neck
    circa 2000 - 3000 BC
    north / central china - posibly from Kensu, Shensi, Shansi or Donan



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    I have a fossilised sharks tooth from a few million or so years ago... will try and post a photo soon





    You are what you eat......I eat nuts and crackers!!!!!

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    I have a small stone from the top of Scafell Pike, probably from the Ordovician geologic period, around 450 million years ago.

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    how do you know the chinese urn is genuine john..

    hard subject to deal in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briana5125
    how do you know the Chinese urn is genuine john..

    hard subject to deal in.
    now that is a very good question.

    I bought about 100 items if I remember rightly.

    Some of the items where damaged.
    I sold the damaged items to a mad collector who had all the items he bought checked in a scientific lab... all came back as genuine for their age.

    So I presume the other items are real.

    Remember in 1979 in China there was so many real items there was no need to produce reproductions. But in 1990 things had changed.

    Just for the record the item I have shown

    neolithic urn with painted decoration
    2 loop handles, cylindrical neck
    circa 2000 - 3000 BC
    north / central china - possibly from Kensu, Shensi, Shansi or Donan
    Was excepted by the Chinese Government when I exported it.

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    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS JOHN

    LOOKS OLD ANYWAY!

    LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND TRIED TO PAINT IT WHITE..

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE FINISHED IT.
       

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    Terracotta pot

    Does not look as old as the old items so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briana5125
    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS JOHN

    LOOKS OLD ANYWAY!

    LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND TRIED TO PAINT IT WHITE..

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE FINISHED IT.
    Looks like a very "interesting" pot there Briana. Which car boot sale did you say you managed to source this item from?

    In all honesty Vanny, do you stock may of these terracotta pots or are they not really your speciality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Advanced

    In all honesty Vanny, do you stock may of these terracotta pots or are they not really your speciality?
    no not my thing.

    VIEW THIS Ashdown House: The Winter Queen and the Earl of Craven Sale L10312

    27 Oct 10, London
    Session 1

    LOT 383 EIGHT TERRACOTTA PLANTERS
    CIRCA 1990

    YES CIRCA 1990 sold for
    again I repeat CIRCA 1990 £1,125
    £1,125 At SOTHEBYS ASHDOWN HOUSE: THE WINTER QUEEN AND THE EARL OF CRAVEN SALE




    I would rather have my pot.




    The items in a garden centre would have been under £10 each

    Royalty and providence.

    Just think next summer some stupid fool is going to try and impress their friends when they show off their planters.

    "the Queen owned these. or was it the Earl"
    Last edited by antiqueman; 29/10/2010 at 11:06 PM.

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    I would rather have your pot than the Queens



    Last edited by antiqueman; 30/10/2010 at 12:06 AM.
    please note it is theantiquesman account on qlocal that is now only used, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiqueman



    I would rather have your pot than the Queens



    my pot could have been made in that same garden centre

    i'm not even sure if it's old

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    Remember....

    If CRACKPOTS did not go to garden centres

    then

    crack and painted pots would not sell

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    The people who paid over £1000 for £40 quids worth of B&Q (circa 1990) must have been on this pot
     





    You are what you eat......I eat nuts and crackers!!!!!

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    ooooh! I could just have a slice of parkin now with a cuppa

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    used to have a collection of roman coins very heavy copper.............


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