Saturday, March 12, 2011

Brass pot from Flea Market

The Hell's Kitchen Flea Market (on 39th Street between 9th and 10th avenues) sometimes offers up little treasures. But not often. Like combing the beach for sea glass. Takes lots of time but when you find something beautiful you feel doubly rewarded. Today I found this beautiful old brass pot. The patina is amazing to me. It looks like someone spent a week crafting the oxidized green speckles and patches on the surface. The guy who sold it to me said "you can polish that thing right up". I am sure it would still be beautiful polished but that patina could never be created again.


  1. beautiful....i want it just to fill it up with a million little kumquats....

  2. I know. Incredible. And funny you should say
    kumquats. Today we are going to do a test with the new bucket using clementines....