Saturday, June 11, 2011

CathrineHolm Enamelware ~ Wow!

Until recently, I had never heard of CathrineHolm enamelware so I'm certain that I've passed up many a piece (which equates to passing up lot of money) in my travels. 

A few weeks ago, my friend Wendy from wwbrosky emailed me with such excitement because she had just found several CathrineHolm pieces.  Of course I said, "What the heck is that"?  So she emailed me some photos:

She currently has this set of nesting bowls listed here for $349.99! She has other pieces in her store, and this pot sold almost immediately for $79.99.  Here's the photo:

While I was researching coffee pots, I came across the ugliest a lovely CathrineHolm percolator that sold for $150. Check it out here.  I can just picture it sitting on a gold stove back in 1960. Yuck. Kudos to the seller though!

CathrineHolm's most popular collection is called Lotus.  It's highly sought-after, especially for those with a mid-century modern decor. Besides the unique pattern, you should look for a "C" in script writing on the bottom.  I am not sure if all pieces are marked though.

There are a lot of different makers of vintage enamelware and even items with an unknown maker can be very valuable.  Vintage enamelware kitchenware that is ornate or has unique patterns and colors are very collectible.

By definition, enamelware is the term used for items that have a porcelain enamel finish. It was used in kitchenware since the 1870s and it's still used today.

So take a moment to search eBay's completed items and you'll find a lot of different items and colors by CathrineHolm. Hopefully you can find a piece or two at your local thrift store or yard sale.

Happy Selling,


1 comment:

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