Flight, Barr & Barr English Porcelain Bowl, ca. 1830
I'd say about six or seven years ago, I went to my local thrift store, and when I saw this bowl, my first thought was maybe my sister or my nieces would like to use it as a pasta bowl. Coming from an Italian family, we know that you can never have too many pasta bowls. For $3.75, I couldn't pass it up.
Knowing what I know about Italian families, it's not big enough to be a pasta bowl. GUEST (chuckles): True.
It's a beautiful bowl, though. It's actually a fruit bowl. This is English porcelain. I would date it to about 1830. It's not worth a fortune. If you ever decided to sell it, and I hope you don't, you'd probably be lucky to get more than $100 or $150 for it. It looks the same today as it did 200 years ago.
Well, I'm glad I didn't put pasta sauce in it. (both chuckling)
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