KuriosaEurope

Scandinavian Stoneware, Ceramics & Porcelain

218 Sales

KuriosaEurope

Scandinavian Stoneware, Ceramics & Porcelain

218 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(66)

Announcement   Welcome! I am currently abroad so kuriosa Europe will be temporarily closed. I hope to reopen in a week or so.

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Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

Welcome! I am currently abroad so kuriosa Europe will be temporarily closed. I hope to reopen in a week or so.

Mya Istanbouly

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Mya Istanbouly

Stig Lindberg Pynta Plate by Gustavsberg Sweden
Stig Lindberg Pynta Plate by Gustavsberg Sweden
$149.00
Old Rorstrand Vineta Antique Tea Cup Saucer Set
Old Rorstrand Vineta Antique Tea Cup Saucer Set
$29.00
Egersund Norway retro Tea cup and saucer set
Egersund Norway retro Tea cup and saucer set
$29.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(66)
Christiansen Tseng

Christiansen Tseng on Jan 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived safely. Thank you so much!

jmychretien

jmychretien on Nov 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

it arrived ! in perfect condition. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE. THANK YOU

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About

Good for you, and even better for the environment.

Hi there!

I would rather not spend too much time talking about myself as I don't think that'd be particularly interesting. I would love to, however, share with you the reasons why you might consider buying vintage treasures for your home, office etc.

They’re eco-friendly. Buying vintage anything is better for the environment than buying brand-new. Sometimes I wonder about the pollution created by shipping internationally but then I remember that the manufacturing and importing of brand-new products churn out way more pollutants. For example, when clays and glazes are fired, they release various gases, vapours and fumes, which can adversely affect a persons health if inhaled, not to mention the environment. The gases, vapours and fumes which may be emitted during firing include carbon monoxide – a dangerous asphyxiant and formaldehyde – a carcinogen.

They’re one-of-a-kind. Most vintage items weren’t mass-produced at the time of creation. As a result, they boast unique patterns and color palettes. These exclusive patterns and colors bring a sense of individuality to ordinary spaces. Because of this, vintage decor work well in newer homes where some history (or a story) is needed.

They feature high quality craftsmanship. Fifty-year-old (and plus!) porcelain, ceramics etc are still around because they were made well to begin with and, most likely, they were man-made and painted, not machine-made. If you fall in love with an old tea set or vase, don’t worry too much about how much life it has left in it as long as it’s in good condition. It’s made it this long so who’s to say it won’t last another fifty years?! Most vintage products are surprisingly durable.

They lend a global vibe. Depending on a items place of origin and style, you have the opportunity to incorporate a design element from another country or culture into your home. This is possible for travelers and homebodies alike. If you travel, you can often times score vintage and retro decor for a steal from their native land. (Just remember to leave room in your suitcase.) If not, you can just as easily shop for vintage statement pieces online.

They can be cost-effective. Of the many serving sets I own, the largest one (in regular use) was not the most expensive. Also, most vintage products are sold by personal sellers whom are willing to negotiate on the price. You don’t have that option with new products and big companies.

If you´re still unsure about any item you might be interested in, contact the seller and discuss your concerns. I'm sure they would be more than happy to help.

Shop members

  • Mya Istanbouly

    Owner

    I’ve always been fascinated with history, and absolutely love walking through flea markets and Swedish loppisar to rummage through curious objects from a time past.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2015
Welcome to Kuriosa Europe! Here you will find a wide selection of Scandinavian and European Vintage, Retro and Antique decor. Our collection will be in continuous flux so check back often.

We will combine shipping where possible. We will much rather see your items delivered intact, so we prefer to not put too many items in one box. If you are interested in more than one item, feel free to contact us so we can discuss the best way to ship your items.

Note that all items will be cleaned and ready to use, before they are sent off to you.

Thank you for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal, Direct Checkout and Gift Cards are accepted.
Shipping
We offer worldwide shipping.
All orders over $100 are shipped with tracking.
Shipping Insurance is also available for an additional fee. Please contact me for an insurance fee quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds for items not as described and returned within 7 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for custom orders.

Information on how I grade my products:

Mint condition
Implies that a particular piece is in as made or like new condition. When using the description terminology mint condition, items are free of chips, cracks, repairs, or similar damage or wear.

Excellent condition
I usually refrain from using mint condition and refer to such condition as excellent condition. If there are no flaws, chips, cracks, discoloration/stains or repairs, the piece is considered to be in excellent condition.

Good condition
Generally means that the piece is in very presentable state and may have defects other than how it left the factory. It may have some minor discoloration, minor wear to gold gilding or sponge gold decoration, minor knife and fork scratches. Defects, if any, will be explained and illustrated by accompanying photos.

Fair condition
Is used to describe a piece that is not necessarily of great value due to its faults and damages which have occurred over the years but still has some collector and decorative value. Such pieces have been devalued due to damages such as chips, cracks, stains and unprofessional repairs.

Great condition
Terminology that is usually reserved for a piece in very good shape that is free from major defects, cracks, stains or repairs. Minor surface patina, slight wear or minor surface scratching is acceptable but is worthy of mention when adding further description of condition.

Poor condition
This is almost never used. However a piece may be for sale that is exactly in this condition. The reason for selling such a piece may be to preserve it for historical value or because it may be very rare or an only known example available to date.

Buyers should read and re-read the conditional description of the piece being made available and take the appropriate decision on a piece before making the final choice of purchase.

Some Basic Pottery and Porcelain terms necessary to understand prior to purchase.

Crazing is the fine crackling one often sees on many glazed pottery pieces and on certain types of antique porcelain. Crazing is in the glaze and is not detectable when one rubs his or her fingernail over the crazing.

A glaze scale is typically an area where the glaze has flaked from an edge or ridge of a piece of pottery. A glaze scale can also occur on stoneware, other types of pottery and chinaware where the glaze did not adequately adhere to the pottery.

Glaze slip, glaze skip or glaze crawl is an area where the glaze did not completely cover the pottery leaving an area or areas of exposed clay.

Glaze bubble or glaze pop occurs during the firing process when air bubbles reach the surface of the glaze and burst.

A hairline crack is a crack that goes into or through the clay body and can be felt with a fingernail. Some pottery is susceptible to hairline cracks from minor abuse because its density is less weighty and less durable. The thinner the earthenware, the more prone it is to having hairline cracking or crazing. '