Saturday, February 17, 2007

Photo Hunters - Antique



"Antique" is this week's Photo Hunters theme. I love antique things and all the history that comes with them. This week's pictures should be so much fun.

When my aunt passed away last fall, I inherited quite a few antiques. My aunt actually owed an antiques store for many years and so she collected all sorts of amazing things. I decided on this for my picture this week, because as you can see from the signature on the back, it is over one hundred years old.

The Hunt - Antique




I love this beautiful old plate. It's amazing that it has survived more than a hundred years with barely a chip. What I've learned about this plate is that Emily Hiestund isn't a well-known artist. I can't find record of anything else she painted. In fact, she was likely just a woman with a passion for learning to paint and this was one of her projects. It's something she painted as she taught herself the art, an old fashioned paint-by-numbers, if you will. I think that she had some real talent. Don't you?

Should be a fun Photo Hunters week. TNChick is adding new hunters every week.

And if by some chance, you happen know anything about Emily Hiestund, who lived and painted in 1905, please email me. I'd love to hear from you.


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25 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

That's absolutely beautiful. Amazing that it has been preserved in great condition. It must be wonderful to inherit such a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing. My photo is up too.

Hootin'Anni said...

Wonderful. Isn't that amazing...the detail in the art on these old things...you just don't see the craftsmanship like this any more!!!
My antiques are posted....drop by if you can!!

Eagles Wings said...

Wow that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us!
I love antique shopping!

Caylynn said...

Beautiful plate! :) It has definitely been well looked after to be over 100 years old and still in such great shape. Perfect choice for the theme! :)

Beck said...

I love that little plate! Someone gave me a miniature tea set as a child and recently I broke the last piece of it - I then looked up the manufacturer and found out that they'd stopped production in the 50s and anything by them was incredibly valuable. Whoops.

Barbara H. said...

Yes. I do think she had real talent! And for that to survive so many years without damage is amazing.

Susanne said...

That dish is just beautiful, Anne! Amazing it is in such good shape! Thanks for sharing it!

Linda said...

That really is a lovely old plate and it's still in such great shape, too! I have never heard of the artist but she did very nice work!

Teena said...

Wow! What a lovely plate!

Mine's up too :)

srp said...

This is one of the prettiest painted plates I have seen. Yes, indeed she had talent to spare. Great picture for the theme.

Incog & Nito said...

It's beautiful and what a wonderful artist. Amazing that it has stayed in one piece over the years. Happy weekend.

Viamarie said...

Lovely piece. Would love to own one.

Happy weekend!

meeyauw said...

It is beautiful. The colors, the petals, everything. I'm amazed, too, that it's in such great shape. If it were mine, it would be broken because I drop everything.

abe-hap said...

really georgous, and great condition, i probably would have accidentally broken it by now if it was mine *lol* im such a butter fingers ;)

Lux said...

The painting on that plate is so delicate and the colors lovely ... what a beautiful piece.

PowersTwinB said...

what a beautiful plate! i would love to have that as a treasure! great photo! Thanks for visiting my photo hunt tonight!

Dragonheart said...

That's a beautiful plate. A lovely way to remember your Aunt.

Thanks for visiting.

claude said...

What a splendid antique plate. Thanks for posting it at the Photo Hunt

TorAa said...

This is obviously a peace of quality, since it's in so good shape. And the decoration reminds me of what my grandma had in her home. She in fact was in New York City at the time this plate was painted (she returned to Norway - lucky for me:)) ).

Fine entry

GEWELS said...

What a beautiful plate. Such an accomplished painter Emily seems to be.
Thanks for sharing.

Larry said...

amazing quality of workmanship - priceless I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by --

eph2810 said...

Wow - your aunt had a antique shop. How cool. This is really a cool plate - my mom collects plates. Do you have it on your wall displayed?

Thank you for sharing...Have a wonderful week.

Angelo said...

That is a beautiful piece, and story to go along with it. It's amazing that after over a century, Emily's name can live on in her work. I hope you can find out more about her! Have a great week :)

Sunflower said...

It is such a pretty plate!
Thanks for sharing!

I will Exercise for Comments!
Sunflower

Beata said...

Good for people to know.