With a green A mark, a pre-1960s miniature 'Arry Royal Doulton character jug (D6249), depicting a London Cockney costermonger or street trader. Measures 2-3/8 inch high and is marked with a green Royal Doulton Made in England mark. This character jug was first released in 1946 and retired in 1960s. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, cracks, or crazing noted...
Seven-piece Fenton carnival glass Apple Tree water set consisting of a pitcher and six tumblers in an iridescent marigold, Fenton's Golden. The bulbous pitcher has a crimped top and stands 9-1/2 inch high, and measures approx. 6 inch wide across the bulbous belly and 7-1/2 inch wide from the spout to the clear applied handle. The tumblers measure 4 inch high, with a rim diameter of 3 inch. This #1561 Fenton water set was produced in the early 1920s (1912-1925), long before Fe..
A sweet old postcard featuring two tabby cats or kittens in the middle of a wood shaving pile, a brick wall serving as the backdrop. This postcard has a landscape layout and is entitled A Frolic, showing the image/design number of 6204 in the bottom right corner.Maker unknown, this postcard has a divided back and is postally unused.Measures 5-1/2 inch x 3-1/2 inch and in good condition, with some wear and specs of image peelings at the edges, and a crease in the bottom left c..
An unusual design for a punched tin cabinet panel, this one seems to depict a butterfly, in abstract form. If you're looking for truly vintage panels for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, pie safe, or some other use in your rustic country decor, we acquired this and a few other patterns through a recent estate. (Most if not all of these can be seen below in the Related Products.)Panel measures 10 inch wide and 14 inch long. Please note, we have multiples available,..
Shown on page 92 of McCaslin's "Royal Bayreuth - A Collectors Guide," this gorgeous vase (#1039) is the Royal Bayreuth Christmas Cactus Tapestry vase or toothbrush holder, produced 1902-1945. Delicate white and pink blooms of a Christmas cactus grace the body of this vase in spiral form and splendid fashion.Measures approx. 4-1/2" high, and in excellent condition. This blue two-lion, two-shield "Royal Bayreuth" mark was first used in 1902. McCaslin's 1998 value guide lis..
This open oval trinket dish is a sweet gem, perfect for adding a soft, feminine touch to almost any room. The powdery blue pierced rim delicately frames a hand-painted floral tuft that sweeps, equally soft and sweet, across the dish floor.Measuring 7" long and 5" wide, this gorgeous piece is large enough to capture attention, small enough to accent almost any space.Dating to the early 1900s, this is Rontgen mark #2025, used by Porcelain Factory Schonwald of Arzberg, B..
Featuring one of the Three Graces motifs of Angelica Kauffmann paintings (a name occasionally found as Kauffman or Kaufman), this lovely antique wall plate by Victoria Schmidt & Co. of Austria dates to the early 1900s and is in excellent display condition — no nicks, chips, or cracks. Measures a respectable 9-3/4" in diameter with a curved shallow 1" bowl-type form. This beauty is all ready to hang, with the wiring still intact. (I've left the remnants of some original pa..
A sweet sterling silver salt spoon with a gilt bowl, the teardrop handle showing a floral decoration at the handle base and again at midpoint, with what appears to be a spread of English ivy at the curled handle tip.Measuring 3-1/4 inch long, the back of the handle is marked Sterling Baird-North Co., which, according to the Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, was largely a distributor in the early 1900s, potentially leaving the true maker of this sweet sterling..
A wonderful and original piece of Black Americana from the late 1940s / early 1950s. This young black boy sits with his knees drawn and arms outstretched to keep the partially cut watermelon secure on his lap. He wears red overalls and a matching red cap, with the slice from the watermelon serving as the coin slot.Stands 12" high and is in excellent condition, with only a few minor nicks in the paint, the two most notable ones being at the watermelon rim. There's not even..
Beautiful Peltier NLR Panda with an opaque black base that is striped with four ribbons of white between two seams.Measures approx. 16mm (5/8 inch) in diameter, and is in near mint condition, with a couple of pinpoint nicks and an oblong as-made blow-out-type crease toward the top of one side...
Bold black jeweled Valerie Modes pillbox hat dating to the 1960s, with a fine tinsel-like fabric that is finished with a rhinestone and ribbed ribbon bow offset near the front, and covered in a spotted black net veil, with miniature pom poms scattered on the front.In very good vintage condition, appearing to have seen little wear, with a couple of small, easy-to-miss holes in the netting near the front. Hat opening measures 7-1/2" front to back, 6-3/4" side to side, w..
A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in cobalt blue, softly marbleized with wisps of white showing here and there. According to The Complete Line of the Akro Agate Co., the smaller size pieces had 18 interior panels while the larger had 16. The dart-shaped ribbons (which are not always found on the serving pieces) are in groups of 5 on the small size, with 7 ribbons on the larger size.
Each side of this child-size toy teapot is decorated ..
A beautiful blue opalescent footed salver in the Tokyo pattern by Jefferson Glass, a gorgeous antique piece of glass that I have seen referred to as a card receiver, compote, tidbit tray, and even a donut plate. However, an old advertisement for Jefferson's "Best" and ever-popular opalescent assortment lists this treasure as a 6-5/8" high footed salver.The Tokyo pattern is one that causes a bit of confusion for some, given one book's vague reference to potential reproduct..
This opalescent blue ruffled bowl is a luscious example of Jefferson Glass Company's Many Loops pattern, dating to circa 1908. According to the Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass, this distinctive design of "spirograph-like pattern of overlapping loops, bordered by zig-zag threading" was listed as pattern #247 and is found in crystal as well as opalescent colors of white, blue, and green. I am offering this piece in both blue and green, with the green found as Item #00..
Sweet sterling silver dessert spoon set in the original satin-lined box, consisting of six dainty individual dessert spoons and a matching sauce ladle, each with a slender waving pattern at the handle featuring two forget-me-not flowers.
Dessert spoons measure 4-1/4" long, with the spoon bowl measuring 1" wide and 1-3/8" long — slightly larger than a demitasse spoon. The ladle measures 6" long, with the ladle scoop or bowl measuring 1-5/16" in diameter and 12mm deep. Eac..
With a Japanese influence so typical of the aesthetic movement, this antique Brownhills teapot was apparently a carryover of days gone by some two decades later. Dating to the 1920s, the stippled body is decorated with an overglaze enamel pattern of alternating zig-zag and fan vertical bands that flank colorful floral panels all around. Each of the two sides features one lone bright flower believed to be a cherry blossom or clematis, fuchsia in color that fades to white, wit..
A wonderful large English earthenware pitcher or jug, likely from the Staffordshire region, with an unusual decorative mix. Around the body of the jug is a raised rope design forming four 6-sided polygon frames, three of which have brown transferware images of what I speculate are English warriors, each image having a golden luster finish. (The fourth panel is where the handle joins the jug body.) At the rim of the pitcher, both inside and out, is a lovely brown lattice and t..
Oh so elegant, this tall, trumpet-shaped flower vase is a beautiful example of the Chantilly pattern produced by the Cambridge Glass Company from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s. Standing 12-1/4" tall, this flower holder has a weighted sterling base to support the 10" glass vase that rises above it. The rim has a diameter of 4-3/8" and is free of any nicks, chips, or cracks.
At 11 inches in diameter, this gorgeous stretch glass bowl is one of the larger ones produced by the H. Northwood & Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, during its stretch glass years, 1916-1925. In a fabulous Celeste-type blue, the delicate iridescence adds a sparkling appeal to the stretch finish at the outer rim of the bowl.Measures 3-1/2 inches high, with a rim diameter of 11 inches and a base diameter of 3-3/8 inches. There is a small, shallow (1/8 x 1/16) nick at the..
Almost perfectly preserved and downright adorable, this old Christmas candy boot appears to be made of a thin cardboard, painted white, and then coated in a tiny white popcorn beading with gold glitter accents. Riding on the front of the Christmas boot is a red chenille Santa, with a sprig of holly to add a touch of green. At the top of the boot is a loop satin thread trim with a white netting to allow the boot to be filled beyond the brim, with candy and other goodies kept s..
A wonderful Chinese cloisonne baluster vase, the front of which is decorated with a prunus tree, spreading up and out with two-tone flowers in red/pink and white/light-lime green combinations, with the prunus blooms in white and green, all on green stems. At the base of the stems is a mound of what appears to be the sacred mushroom Ling-Chi.The vase has a scroll diaper pattern on a black ground, with a red, blue, and mottled green scroll band at the upper rim and a red b..
A beautiful Chinese famille rose porcelain vase, with two figural panels depicting what appears to be mirroring court scenes. Both sides feature a young woman, seated and holding a fan, while standing and facing her are two other young maidens, standing near a cherry blossom tree.
With hand-painted enameling predominantly in rose / pink, there are a couple of thin bands of yellow shoulder, bordering a green-blue band.
Standing 12-1/4 inch high, this vase is approximately 6-..
One of two lovely vintage Chinese vases coming from the same estate, this Chinese porcelain vase is finished in slightly softer colors, with a touch of gilt trim in the "background" spaces of the chintz pattern. Two figural side panels depict what appears to be mirroring court scenes, with each side featuring a young woman, seated and holding a fan. Standing and facing her are two other young maidens, standing near a cherry blossom tree.
In comparing this vase to the oth..
A fabulous Woolson Spice chromolithograph trade card dating to 1893 and featuring a gorgeous curly-haired girl Writing the Letter to Santa. The white border frame around her holds visions of buggies, candy canes, Christmas trees, dolls, and more as she, at the center, ponders with quill pen in hand just what she should write.In researching this little beauty, I didn't find this particular trade card, but I did find another illustrated by Frances Brundage, that (to me)..
Beautiful unused 1950s mid century vintage Sunshine greeting card in blue, gold and white, with three wise men kneeling and standing in reference to the Christmas star shining bright above the palatial city of Bethlehem. An angel hovers over the three kings in the upper left-hand corner, while this greeting of A Child is Born fills the oval center:A Child is BornIt happened so long ago it's hard to believethat because of it, tonight candles are lit,bells ring, children sing -..
Absolutely wild, here's a colorful bird to add to your menagerie of tin wind-up toys. At first glance, I thought this little guy was a fish, but then once I took in his litho features, I realized that his bird beak was just "painted" on. With a lime green underbelly that actually glows under a black light, I'm speculating he dates to the 1960s.
Stands 2-1/2" high and a rather stocky 1-3/4" wide, marked on the tail underside with the Yone diamond mark, No. 2172, Made in J..
This dashing young male head/bust figurine is a wonderful example of porcelain art from the Cordey China Co., the earlier studio of Boleslaw Cybis, founded in the early 1940s. Research indicates that this bust form (#5034) is a Cordey 'Raleigh,' which I believe to be explorer and poet Sir Walter Raleigh.This young gentleman bust sits atop a short creamy white pedestal decorated by a gilt trim, with a lone pink flower at his waist. Measures 7 inches high. In very good co..
Perfect for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, pie safe, or just to add a personal creative touch to your rustic country decor, offered here is a square punched tin panel featuring a large marigold flower, with an outer petal design that resembles a sunflower or artichoke. Panel measures 11" square. As found, the panel has a touch of rust along the edges and within many of the punches...
For a bit of a nutty Christmas greeting card for Dad, here's an unused vintage Hallmark Christmas card shaped like a walnut. The embossed pleated shell is decorated with a red bow along with a gift tag that says "To put it in a nutshell, Dad". Fold the card's nut shell open to reveal a gray squirrel wearing a red Santa hat and holding a sign that says "You're the greatest! Merry Christmas". Back of card has the Hallmark mark, and 15x 476-1 / Hallmark Cards, Inc. / ..
A depression era glass ladle or spoon, originally used for mayonnaise sets but great for serving any condiment or sauce. The crystal clear spoon measures 5" long, with the outer rim of the bowl at 1-7/8" in diameter. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks...
Offering a punched tin panel with a primitive diamond motif, perfect for a finishing touch to an old pie safe, jelly cupboard, hoosier cabinet, or just to add a personal creative touch to your rustic country decor. (While researching, I also found this pattern listed as Chisel Diamond.) Panel measures 11-3/4" x 10-3/4". As found, the panel has a few areas of light/moderate rust. Please note we have multiples available...
Adorable vintage die cut Hallmark Christmas greeting card depicting the cutest of young reindeer, with the spotted fawn sporting little golden antler knobs atop his head. Around his neck is an evergreen Christmas wreath with a variety of colorful holiday ornaments. The top-folding card reads "Hi, Brother!" above his head, with the inside greeting of:Wishing you a Christmas
That is happy all day through,
Because it's so much fun to have
A brother as nice as you!
Vintage 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Seville Coupe diecast model car, with a scale of 1:32 from the National Motor Museum Mint. With upswept tailfins, a Robin's egg blue baked enamel exterior topped by a gray hard top, this model car has opening doors, trunk, and hood; rubber tires. In excellent condition, measuring 6-1/2" long...
A beautiful blue handkerchief that is decorated corner to corner with large white dogwood flowers, their rich brown stems and green leaves adding depth to the hanky's appeal. Finished with a white machine stitched hem, this hanky measures 13" x 13-1/4". There is a small shallow section of slight discoloration (about 1/2" long) at the hem near one corner, so subtle you're not likely to notice it unless you're looking for it. Appearing near new, there is no label to indicate fa..
It's always a rare delight to be blessed to discover and offer a hard-to-find treasure. Such is the case here with this spectacular early vintage Italian Murano art glass sculpture depicting a group of three birds (uccellini) on tree branches, designed by Ercole Barovier, the chief designer for Ferro Toso Barovier, which later (in the early 1940s) became Barovier & Toso.
Dating to the 1930s (and likely the latter '30s — 1936-1939), this figural Italian art glass bird scu..
A lovely red clay earthenware syrup pitcher wrapped in a Jackfield-style glossy black glaze and trimmed with lacy gold enamel work at and around the rim and shoulders.
I typically find this pottery classified as "Jackfield," however, have also seen the terms Jet Ware, Victorian jetware, or blackware used for these reddish clay vessels that are wrapped in a glossy black lead glaze.
Standing 6-1/4" high at the spout rim and 7" long, spout to handle, this pitcher is oval in sh..