Friday, June 3, 2011

Vintage Pink Seashell Bowls!

Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
Today I want to share one of my favorite treasures that I inherited from my Mom, 
this set of six vintage seashell bowls!
I love the soft PINK, yellow and turquoise borders on these bowls!
 The gold rim is such an elegant touch.
 The hand painted shells and corals are exquisite! 
 I don't think my Mom ever used these and I have never used them either!
 A number of them also have splashes of Lavender. 
 The bowls are not very deep but would be perfect for the soup course. 
They are approximately seven inches in diameter.

My Daddy bought these for my Mom at an auction many years ago. I don't know anything about these bowls but they do have this gold mark on the bottom. 

There is also a teeny blue stamp on the bottom of each but they are impossible to read even with a magnifying glass. If anyone has any information about these 
I would love to know!
Please stop by and visit with Beverly at How Sweet The Sound where you will find more inspiring PINK posts!
And Tasha at Frugalicious Me for even more PINKNESS
Have a wonderful weekend, xxoo Nan


  1. Hi Nan, Those are the most beautiful bowls and so unique, I have never seen them before! They must be very rare. What a treasure you have especially since they were your Mom's. Just beautiful! Happy pink Saturday and Hugs, Marilou PS Don't forget to stop by my post from last PS if you didn't, (can't remember?) and leave a comment to be in my giveaway! Hugs again xoxo

  2. just beautiful I love the colors. they would be on my wall in a heart beat :))
    thank you for sharing and have a happy pink Saturday (())

  3. Beautiful plates - love the vintage look! We lived in Charleston (during Hurricane Hugo) - such a beautiful place- I always enjoyed the downtown marketplace.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. I certaining wish I could help you with the maker of your bowls, but I have no idea.
    That being said, I think the colors on the rims and the way they run together are just beautiful. You mother certainly gave you a treasure from the heart.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  5. Nan, those bowls are just amazing. I wonder if back in the day they were used to serve a seafood dish..they had something specific for everything it seems. In any case they are certainly a treasure.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  6. Those bowls are just gorgeous.

  7. These bowls are beautiful...such collectors items. Real treasures. The muted colors and the scalloped edges without he gold. Lovely and perfect for PS.

  8. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Yes, they are beautiful plates!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  9. Nan, what a treasure! Those are to die for! Thanks for sharing them @ Pinkalicious Thursday!
    Have a Happy P.S.

  10. I have never seen this pattern. It is very pretty and unique.

  11. I wish I could help but I've never seen these. Lovely though. I've missed you! Maybe it's cuz i've been away from blogging a bit but it's sure nice to see you posting! Happy PS
    Wags, Niki

  12. These are so delicate and lovely!


  13. Nan, go toyour Barnes & Noble or antique mall that sells antique price guides ... there are several on 'marks' that will tell you the details you need to know.
    Also, there are tons of antique books in Japanese marks to refer to ...

    These are fabulous.

    Have a beautiful PS week ~
    TTFN ~

  14. Hi Nan! thank you for your kind comment :) what a treasure to have from your mom! they are so pretty!

  15. This is absolutely darling

    I love it!

    Happy pink saturday!


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  16. Absolutely beautiful! I would say they were bought as blanks and painted by a very talented cottage artist. China painting was very popular from the late Victorian era to mid 1930s and these are really exceptional. Mostly you see flowers so these are especially nice! Thanks for sharing. Happy PS!

  17. Those are very beautiful! How lucky that you have them. I'm thinking that "Antiques and Teacups" is right - they were probably hand-painted. What a wonderful set.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  18. What beautiful seashell bowls you have shown us today...I don't think I have ever seen any like them before (and I love antique dishes!!)
    They are really exquisite...thanks for sharing!

  19. Nan~ I must say... these are beautiful!!!
    I love them!!
    Have a fabulous weekend!!!
    Cricket @ gypsea nurse

  20. Oh my gosh, those bowls are stunning. I love that they are all different. I don't know the mark but they are very fine and painted very beautiful.

    Happy PS.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  21. They are totally fabulous and what a lovely treasure to have from your mother. Happy Pink Saturday to you. :O)


  22. As everyone has said, they are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them...Pinkim fromTrulySimplyPink

  23. I love them. What a treasure. Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. I love this pattern! It is gorgeous. Good luck with your research. I think you may find out who made those. I find that hunt so fun! I found some blue and white tea cups and the story behind them is amazing. I wish you luck and I know that Japanese symbol is going to find you some beautiful history of these plates and bowls. Hugs Anne

  25. Linda (kinderdoodle)June 9, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Nan, I found these two links with similar art on some plates. They are not the exact thing but maybe someone on this website could tell you more.

  26. Hi Nan, Love the way you combine scriptures and bless so many lives with words and pictures. Keep up the good work. Bless you, Vonda

  27. They are Limoges made in France at the turn of the century. I have a larger seashell bowl. Mine was made in 1896.


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