I have been lusting after vintage 1950s Australian pottery Diana cook and bakeware. Characterised by the creamy greens, blues and yellows with white polkadots, these are so sought after on eBay and vintage/antique stores.
I check frequently on eBay Australia for these pieces but never can justify outbidding the highest bidder for them, which is normally near the three figure mark for larger bakeware. A Diana jug can fetch up to AUD$60.
At time of writing the exchange rate is AUD1.10=US1.00.
The newer Diana (still vintage) bake-and-cook-ware had a stamp like the one below:
But mine is older, without a stamp, just a number impression. But I knew immediately what it was.
Being devoid of the stamp, I think the person pricing this piece at St Vinnies had no idea of the make... which means I scored this for only AUD$6.00!!
Yay! In perfect condition, no crazing, no chips, no cracks, no discolouration.
Matches my other $25 Diana baking dish (the green one on the right).