The Bounty of Summer in Collectibles & Art

COLLECTIBLES EXCLUSIVELY FOR RANDOLPH STREET MARKET BY NENA IVON, nenasnotes

Nothing more delicious than a perfect tomato, the smell, the flavor, the variety… totally Mother Nature at her best. And corn, my mouth is watering just thinking of the possibilities, I love to grill in their husks all buttered up goodness! With so many Farmer’s Markets it is possible to enjoy these beauties all summer long… but wait this isn’t a food/recipe post it is about collectibles especially at the delicious monthly Randolph Street Market and it’s May through September outdoor season, in addition to the every month inside dealers.

I enjoyed telling you a bit about Lettuce Ware in a previous post, today let’s look at some tomato and corn collectibles.

Most of the collectible tomato pieces are from Royal Bayreuth… but you can find other tomato collectibles. As always when collecting do your research, talk to the expert dealers and most importantly use and enjoy your treasures.

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

“Royal Bayreuth is the name of a factory that was founded in Tettau, Bavaria, in 1794. It has continued to modern times. The marks have changed through the years. A stylized crest, the name Royal Bayreuth, and the word Bavaria appear in slightly different forms from 1870 to about 1919. Later dishes may include the words U.S. Zone (1945–1949), the year of the issue, or the word Germany instead of Bavaria.” Kovels website

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Other pieces…

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

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Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Not into pottery… how about silver tomato servers… I say absolutely! During the Victorian era there were special serving (and flatware) pieces for everything. I happen to find these delightful and, of course, can serve other items.

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

From my collection, in my pattern Kirk’s Repossé, guess where I found it… RSM, of course!

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

A beauty…

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

How about a tomato poster for your kitchen, lots of posters at RSM…

Or a painting….I am obsessed with art in the kitchen…and you know you can find vintage and modern paintings at RSM…

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Books… sure…

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible tomato pieces

On to corn, nothing beats it to eat, for sure, but collecting is fun too. Many of the pieces are Majolica (fascinating to learn that the king of chefs, James Beard, was an avid Majolica collector, but that is another story) but you will also find American pottery pieces from McCoy, Hall, etc.

Some Majolica pieces that caught my eye…

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

A perfect pitcher for your melted butter.

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Glorious…

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

An American piece… love the detail of the silk on the lid!

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Some décor ideas…

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

A couple of paintings…

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

A poster…

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

Randolph Street Market collectible corn pieces

I can see many of these pieces coexisting with your Lettuce Ware Collection!!! I do have a couple of excellent recipes, a cold corn soup, to die for and a garlicky tomato side dish, if interested, I’m happy to share!!!!

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by Nena Ivon
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