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A Fine Pair of Rare Royal Doulton Vases by Mary Mitchell

Newly acquired

A Fine Pair of Mary Mitchell Vases
Royal Doulton

Doulton Lambeth (UK)
A Rare Pair of Vases
Hand decorated by Mary Mitchell
Her monogram (‘MM’) to base of both
No Restoration

Mary Mitchell's work is hard to come by, and it's rare to find a pair, and in such excellent condition.

These vases are for sale at Aleta's Antiques.
 Note: The vases were snapped up immediately by a collector. Sold!

Aleta's Antiques Has a New Showroom!

Cedar double glass panel door enclosed bookcase
of imposing size. 2.8 M x 1.65M

I am delighted to announce the opening of our new showroom at the Meridian Café, 85 George Street, Marulan NSW. It will feature Australian furniture, art, pottery, and other items of Australiana, as well as English, Irish, European, Asian and American artworks and antiques.

Robert M. Barnes (Australian, b. 1947)
Oil painting The Turn of Day, 1996

A fine pair of
signed crystal vases
Bohemian 35cm H

In addition to our hand-picked antiques, there is the added bonus of a meal at the Meridian. Hosts Robert and Alison's proud aim is to serve Gourmet food made with fresh local produce wherever possible, and if not local, definitely Australian. Robert serves up an excellent cup of coffee, using Grinders Coffee, Giancarlo Blend. (When I say ‘excellent’, I mean ‘excellent’. Trust me.)

Alison is a marvellous and exacting cook.  I have eaten breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner at the Meridian, and never had a disappointment. At lunchtime I like trying the specials, especially the delicioso pastas, but our current family favourite is the lamb burger from the regular menu.

Do stop by for a browse. It works equally well as a destination or for breaking your journey along the highway, as it is very easy to get to: Take the George Street, Marulan exit off the Hume Highway. The café is right on George Street, opposite The Big Rock with the Town Clock.

Important: not every item we have in stock is on view all the time, as we also take pieces to exhibit at fairs, and we have many more items in stock that we can possibly show at one time. So, if you have a specific antique in mind, phone first so we can have it there for you. You’ll find our contact details under ‘Contact us’, above.