One of my favorite things to do at my favorite Rehoboth Beach auction is to wait until the very end. That is when the auctioneers go around to the tables with the leftovers and take bids. Usually you can get a batch of things for $5-$10.
I got this little gold china set at a recent auction. I bid on something else and this came with it. I am not sure what it is for because the pot is quite small, as are the little cups and saucers. The six cups and saucers could be demitasse cups for strong coffee or hot chocolate, but the pot would only hold a small amount. It is labeled "encrusted gold - Stouffer's" on the bottom. The color is a little gaudy for me, but charming in its own way. I have it sitting on a thrift shop find -a little hand painted tray that says on the back "Occupied Japan" which I guess dates it to around the late 1940's. (You can also see in the corner one of two carnival glass bowls that came with something else I bid on at the auction.) I am not sure what to do with this set except display it...if I had room.
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