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..
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" 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 s..
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 #..
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..
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" 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" high, with a rim diameter of 11" and a base diameter of 3-3/8". There is a small, shallow nick at the rim (1/8" x 1/16"), as shown in ..
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 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)..
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...
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...
A gorgeous crystal art glass cordial liquor decanter with rich red enameled grape vines, all hand-painted and trimmed in gold around the decanter's teardrop belly. The short tapered foot, spout rim, bubble stopper, and handle all have a gilt trim, with both ends of the applied handle adorned by a trefoil leaf.
Standing 9" high to the stopper top, I'm uncertain as to whether this decanter would have been used for dessert wine, as a vinegar cruet, or simply for display.
Lovely crystal Fostoria divided two-part relish dish (#2496), in the Baroque pattern and finished with the Navarre etching (#327). Dish measures 8" long, handle to handle, 6-1/4" wide, and 1-5/8" high. In very good condition, with a shallow flake-type chip on the underside of one foot and minimal signs of use...
Demitasse sterling silver Chicago souvenir spoon with an enamel handle that is reminiscent of a Russian design, a twisted waffle texture stem, and gilt finish. Spoon measures 4-1/8" long; marked Sterling. Weight: 8 grams.
To the average person, it looks like a green glass violin bottle, but seasoned collectors will recognize this as one of the more challenging LV viobots to acquire. With a curved measure of notes near the shoulders, across the back, the determining element - an embossed JAPAN on the underside - confirms that this bottle is of the uncommon type, at least hard to find and some might classify rare.Standing 9-5/8" high and 4-1/4" wide at the base, this bottle is in fabulou..
According to Antique Trader's Black Americana, F&F Mold & Die produced its figural hard plastic Uncle Moses and Aunt Jemima salt and pepper shakers in two sizes, 3-1/2" and 5-1/4". This fabulous Black Americana treasure features Uncle Mose in the larger pepper form. If you're needing both shakers, you're in luck — you'll find I've listed Aunt Jemima separately in consideration of the shopper who may already have one, now needing only the other. This Uncle Moses is ..
According to Antique Trader's Black Americana (2nd ed.), F&F Mold & Die produced its figural hard plastic Aunt Jemima and Uncle Moses salt and pepper shakers in two sizes, 3-1/2" and 5-1/4". This fabulous Black Americana treasure features Aunt Jemima in the larger form. If you're needing both shakers, you're in luck -- you'll find I've listed Uncle Moses separately in consideration of the shopper who may already have one, now needing only the other. This Aunt Jemim..
Offering a lovely American Sweetheart creamer and two-handled sugar bowl by MacBeth-Evans Glass Co., in its translucent-edged white known as Monax. The American Sweetheart pattern is delicate in appearance yet durable in use, making it one of the more appreciated Depression patterns, produced from 1930 to 1936. The sugar bowl measures approx. 3-1/2" high, with a rim diameter of 3-3/8" (5" handle to handle), while the creamer measures 3-3/8" high at the side rim (3-5/8" at the..
A wonderful pair of Lenox candlesticks featuring charming frogs as they sit stoically on a rippling lily pad that forms the base of the sculpted candlestick. Created for the Frog Home Decor Collection, these discontinued candle holders are crafted of the fine ivory china for which Lenox is so well known, then hand decorated in soft colors and finally accented in 24 karat gold. Each holder stands 6-1/2" high, with base dimensions of 4-1/4" deep and 3-1/2" wide. In excellent..
For the discriminating collector of sheer elegant depression era glass, offered here is a beautiful pair of pink Fostoria high sherbet stems (#5098) finished in the Versailles pattern. Measures 6" tall, with a rim diameter of 3-7/8" and a 6 ounce capacity, the cup is a delicate pink while the stem is crystal clear. Versailles was manufactured from 1928 to 1944.
There are three tiny flea bites around one rim, while the other stem has two. As you can see from the last phot..
Here's a sweet little Victorian-era bud vase that offers lots of visual appeal through its unusual mix in form. In a rich pink or delicate cranberry cased in clear, this art glass bud vase has a four-lobed diamond quilt base topped by a squared cylindrical neck in a swirled rib pattern and finished with two clear applied handles.Standing 5" high and 2-3/4" wide, this unsigned vase was found with a small square cutting of woven tape marked with the handwritten year 1903, ..
Add a bit of 1940s charm with this fabulous boxed set of eight bath salt tubes from Shulton in its Friendship's Garden fragrance. Ready to hang on the wall, the scalloped-edge box front is decorated with two inwardly facing blue birds, each sitting on a spray of roses in full bloom, with a third matching bird hovering above the tubes. A sprinkling of delicate pink hearts, simplistic in form, add a touch of sweet color to the background.
Measuring just under 8-1/2" inches..
For the discriminating Royal Doulton collector who delights in the search and indulges in the hard to find, offered for your consideration is Janet (M69), a sweet figure designed by Arthur "Leslie" Harradine and issued from 1936 to 1949. According to Wikipedia, Harradine was one of Royal Doulton's premier and most prolific figurine modelers from 1920 until the mid-1950s, with some of the most treasured figurines attributed to his gifted talent.
Janet has been modeled und..
Royal Doulton bone china bread and butter plate in The Bristol pattern (Pattern # V2080), a plate size of 6-1/8" in diameter is perfect for double duty when serving sweets. Decorated in a bright array of pink roses and wild flower bouquets.
A sweet Royal Doulton figurine, small in size but huge in charm, meet Tinkle Bell. Designed by Arthur "Leslie" Harradine and issued from 1935 to 1988, Harradine was one of Royal Doulton's premier and most prolific figurine modelers from 1920 until the mid-1950s.
Wearing a pink dress trimmed in blue, Tinkle Bell carries an open basket under her right arm, with a bouquet of red flowers in her left hand. She stands approx. 4-1/2" high, and is in excellent con..
Every now and then, I stumble upon something old (or at least older) that is still in the box, kept new. Offered here is a boxed set of eight 12-ounce Gay Fad hand-decorated sham glasses or tumblers dating to the late 1940s or 1950s and featuring a variety of Dickens characters — two each from David Copperfield, Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol — along with an informational fold-out. The characters represented by these Gay Fad tumblers include:David Copper..
I discovered this wonderful pair of Shawnee hand-shaped pottery vases carefully wrapped and tucked away in the bottom of a box, a place I speculate they called home for a number of decades. Each hand vase is in excellent condition, with a couple of glaze pops near the base, typical of thick-glaze pottery, but appearing to have been unused, as suggested by the exposed pottery at the underside rim.Measuring 7" high, each flared trumpet-shaped flower vase is approx. 3-1/4" in di..
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" high, this vase is approxima..
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..
From the Corinthian Garden Line, this eye-catching McCoy vase was manufactured for a brief run in 1969. The glaze color is lovely and rich, looking as though the vase was dipped in creamy pumpkin pie filling, with a pinch or two of coarse ground cinnamon.Measuring 10-3/4" high with a base diameter of approx. 4" and a rim diameter of 2-1/2", this matte-finish vase is marked simply "2005 USA" but is shown in "McCoy Pottery, Volume II" by Hanson, Nissen, and Hanson at page 1..
A nice vintage honeycomb tissue paper heart, pierced by Cupid's arrow that reads in two parts With Love - To My Valentine. The heart opens up to have a flat back and has a string at the top so it will hang on the wall. Measures 8-3/4" long.
The center spine is marked Made USA - Patent 1809593, a patent number for this heart-shaped Folding Ornament of Expansible Tissue filed by (Henry) H.E. Luhrs in February 1930. (For those not familiar with the Luhrs name, he was the..
A lovely and petite cup and saucer set by Paragon China in its Corinthian pattern, dating to the 1930s, and offered here in green. The inner panel of the teacup displays a wide band of a classic Roman pattern of urns and acanthus leaves in tan and brown, set against a green background. This band is then bordered by an alternating diamond and oval pattern of brown and goldenrod, all against a creamy white china form. The same lovely pattern is found on the saucer, with the cen..