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Post  moth Sat 9 Apr 2011 - 11:49

I'm hoping I can get some help here. I have just bought two pretty Sapphire lunch plates, sight unseen, and unfortunately they are badly stained with a brownish grey film. Really spoils the fresh look of the pattern. I have soaked them overnight in Napisan to no effect, and have currently got them in a bucket of bleach. Doesn't seem to be improving though.
Anything else I can try? They weren't very expensive so am prepared to try anything (hence the bleach!) Or do I just resign myself to the fact that the stains are permanent.
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Post  Ev Sat 9 Apr 2011 - 17:48

I was given a tip the other day that hydrogen peroxide soaked in cotton wool and left on the undesirable area works .... it seems that chemists still carry this hair bleach Wink Harsh bleach can ruin the piece altogether they said. I haven't tried this yet, but it's worth a go. Good luck Ev.
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Post  moth Sat 9 Apr 2011 - 18:18

Thank you, I'll try that. Also thought I could give Sterident (denture cleaner) a go. The bleach hasn't done anything, but it doesn't seem to have made anything worse either.

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Post  moth Sun 10 Apr 2011 - 17:34

Very Happy Ev, thank you so much for your advice. I was able to purchase hydrogen peroxide at my local New World today, without any dramas, and I've had the plates soaking for a couple of hours. There is a BIG improvement - they're certainly usable now, whereas you wouldn't really have wanted to eat a meal off them before.
Another good thing is that the person who sold them to me is going to refund some of the purchase price - good news all round!
Thanks again, Moth
PS Did I tell you we've had to buy a new (old!) china cabinet for all my Sapphire purchases.....

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Post  Ev Sun 10 Apr 2011 - 17:43

Great news moth cheers
You will have to show us pics of your new Sapphire cabinet one of these days Very Happy
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Post  mrnarna Sun 10 Apr 2011 - 17:46

agree with Ev about your Sapphire collection

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Post  moth Sun 10 Apr 2011 - 17:55

Would love to! Cool Man about the House is in the process of stripping said cabinet of naaasty old brown varnish, and refinishing it, and then it will be ready for showing off. Sapphire is such a pretty pattern, isn't it - just love the blue and the little bit of greenery with it. Have got my eye on an old linen tablecloth on TM that would just show it off to perfection - but that's another story!

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Post  moth Thu 28 Apr 2011 - 13:35

Well here it is! Not the biggest Crown Lynn collection in the world, but what a lot of pleasure it gives. We sit at the table each night and use it.
My particular favourites are the big Sapphire jug, and the gravy boat with its little oval plate. There's also a big, oldish Temuka platter in there that I recently acquired as I liked the blue and green pattern on the matt creamy background ( - and I liked the price too!)
The old china cabinet seems to suit it all pretty well.
Now, to work out how to post the photo....Stained plates Sapphi13

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Post  Ev Thu 28 Apr 2011 - 15:23

Looks great!
Still room for a salt and pepper, serving dishes, divided dishes etc etc Wink
Bravo at posting a photo cheers
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Post  moth Thu 28 Apr 2011 - 15:59

Wink Well, thank you Ma'am! I must admit to a small warm glow of accomplishment when I got the darn thing to work!

I SO agree about the scope for expansion...serving bowls and S&P are definitely on the look-out for list. I've got a couple of large oval Sapphire platters that are lovely for serving meat or cheeses...but pretty useless when it comes to peas!

When we were in Wellington last week, we went to the Setting the Tables exhibition. Now I want a Crown Lynn vase.....one of those expensive creamy white ones (Frank Carpay?).....but maybe not this week...

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