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..
It's always such a rare delight to be the one who is blessed to discover and offer a hard-to-find treasure. Such is the case here with this spectacular early Italian Murano art glass group sculpture depicting 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 art glass sc..
Cute as can be, this vintage Lehmann friction toy duck is appropriately named Quak, and was model #938. With a bright red bill, this wide-eyed toy duck will run around once you get his wheels all fired up and ready to go. Made in West Germany, this circa 1960 friction toy is in very good condition. Quak stands approx. 3" high. ..
Crown Staffordshire demitasse cup & saucer set in the Rock Bird pattern, dating to the 1970s. Cup has a can shape with a flat bottom, and stands 2-5/16" high, with a rim diameter of 2-3/16", while the saucer measures 5" in diameter. Both pieces are marked Fine Bone China Crown Staffordshire Made In England, with the pattern number of 5322. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks...
Cute, cute, cute! Pair of figural open salts / salt cellar dips, with the duck body serving as the individual salt bowl, and the head decorated on each side with red enamel in the eyes. Although unsigned, 5000 Open Salts by Heacock & Johnson lists these as having been made in West Germany and originally marked with a paper label. Measuring 3" long from the tail to the beak and 1-3/8" wide, one of the ducks has a nick on the inside of the rim and another ..