Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Louden" Hand Painted

Finally, I've decided to list for sale these gorgeous hand-painted small china plates that I've been holding tight for months now. I love them so, the warm orange flowers and bright green leaves tied together with black stems just pop against an ivory backdrop. But if I held on to everything I love nothing would ever leave my humble abode and things really need to start moving so reluctantly I'm ready to let them go.

Not wanting to make the CatherineHolm mistake I hit the web early this time and found the maker of these plates, Alfred Meakin England has been operating since 1875, the ink printed logo on the bottom of these plates signify a production date from 1930 onward. Having been in business for over 100 years there are several logos you can look out for by this manufacturer most of them pre-1930 but a few have been created since.

You can see the logos and information on the company at the website Antique Dynasties.

As for a value I guess they're worth what anything you don't see a lot of is worth - whatever someone is willing to pay. Selling on eBay is a platter of the same design for $14.95. Maybe I should just buy it and become a "Louden" collector!!

; )

See my Etsy listing for this item here.


  1. They are very pretty! I am like you that I have so much now and I'm thinking of opening an Etsy store to sell some of my pretties. Where to start? I'm a little intimidated by it all. Any advice?

  2. Hi Linda! It's so easy, really, don't be intimidated just jump in. You're not the first person I've heard this from however, feel secure in that. I'll do a post later today or tomorrow with information about starting up with Etsy that will hopefully help get you started. Good luck!

  3. exactly what is "Etsy" ive just heard this today now twice ..could u splain

  4. Hi Randette! Sorry it took me a bit to respond. Etsy is kind of like eBay in that sellers have their own storefront where they sell... their stuff. It started out for people who hand-make the goods they sell and morphed into a friendly environment to sell vintage goods as well.