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 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..
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..
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 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..
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.
It's time to bring on the flowers! Offering a lovely Keller & Guerin cabinet plate decorated with gorgeous purple and yellow primroses at various stages of bloom against a graduating green ground to light powdery green at the top and a dark solid green at the rim and bottom half.
Measuring 10 inch in diameter, this plate is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks, and showing only fine, overall crazing and moderate wear to the gilt rim.
Circa 1900, this ..
Wonderful lobed ironstone biscuit jar, its melon form decorated on two sides with brown transferware floral sprays of daisies and petite wild flowers. The single-color transfer pattern inspires a colorful overlay of imaginative thought, while taste buds long for a sampling of the treats kept safe within.
A scalloped cap-like ridge encircles the crown of the semi-porcelain jar, which is topped by a most unusual embossed tin lid — a perfect fit in all respects. At the center o..
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 inch high, with base dimensions of 4-1/4 inch deep and 3-1/2 inch wide. In ..
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, ..
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 under..
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 inch high, each flared trumpet-shaped flower vase is approx. 3-1/4 in..
Offered here for your decorating sweet tooth is a yummy butterscotch cased glass pitcher from the Empoli region of Italy, circa 1950. This ewer or pitcher stands elegant and tall, 18 inch high with a long, sleek neck and a bulbous pinched or dimpled base. With a teardrop start, the base is brought to a three-sided form with three concave circles that sink inward to a point.
Completing the curves on this beauty is an applied amber handle, nestled next to and rising up fro..
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..
Introduction by Fenton in the early 1940s, this is the Fenton aqua crest double crimp oval bonbon (#36) with a spun turquoise glass trim around the opal white glass center. Measuring approx. 6" long and 4-7/8" wide at the furthest points, This bon bon is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips or cracks. According to Whitmyer's Fenton Art Glass Patterns, 1939-1980 (2d ed.), the initial aqua crest line was introduced between 1941 and 1942, with all initial productio..
A pair of blue & white Royal Copenhagen decorative wall plates, 1969 and 1975 — perfect for any time of year, not just Christmas. The 1969 plate features a family of barnyard or farmyard ducks, standing in a blanket of snow. The 1975 plate features Marselisborg Slot, The Queen's Christmas Residence, with a lone guard standing post outside.These plates are marked with the Royal Copenhagen Denmark mark, and both show the KL initials of artist Kai Lange.Both are in excellen..
Royal Copenhagen blue and white collectible Mother's Day (Mors Dag) plate dating to 1975 and featuring a mother bird (possibly quail) and her young chick in the nest, the baby holding a flower in its beak. I've seen this plate listed as having an official name of Bird in Nest With Her Young One. Plate is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks, and measures 6" in diameter. Marked Royal Copenhagen Denmark - Mother's Day. Designed by Arne Ungermann...
Still sealed in its original package, a vintage 1980s Muslin cotton doily, 7-3/8 inch in diameter, with lace trim designed with a small flowers down the center. Package shows a date of 1982.This is one of four such doilies I have available, all with slightly different lace borders but from the same maker (Country Keeper, registered trademark of New Berlin Plastics).(NOTE: The photo showing the copyright date is of one of the other packages.)..
A delightful decorative plate from Bing & Grondahl, issued in 1981 and titled Christmas Peace. In the characteristic bas-relief, blue on white underglaze technique, this plate features a young girl wearing her Christmas cap and gloves, decorated with hearts, as she appears to decorate the day with a bundle of wheat for the hungry wild birds. The bottom rim reads Jule-Aften 1981 (Juleaften means Christmas Eve).In excellent condition. (That's just a bit of glare in ..
A fabulous one-of-a-kind raku pottery five-lobe vase crafted by raku potter and teacher Julia Phillips, taking on the organic shape of a melon (or is it an oversized tomato??), perfectly matched to a burnt orange glaze. Known for 'works of brilliant colors that alluded to pumpkins or giant squashes,' this scrumptious creation holds true to Ms. Phillips' signature creativity, and likely dates to the 1970s or 1980s. Whatever its form, the rich, warm colors and mature ..
Here's a vintage Japanese lusterware elephant ashtray that's so bright and cheery, you can't help but smile! Made in Japan, this wide-eyed elephant porcelain vintage ashtray is hand painted with a luster ware finish in bright colors of blue, orange, yellow and green. The semi-circle ashtray has a fluted outer edge, with a scalloped top edge at the front where a cigarette would rest.Measures 2-3/4 inch high, 3-5/8 inch wide, and 3 inch deep, with both a black stamped and incis..
A complete set of 6 vintage Pimpernel Field Flowers coasters, with cork backs and acrylic fronts, all featuring an array of fragrant field flowers, many with butterflies. Measuring 4-1/8 inch in diameter, these coasters are in fabulous pre-owned, used condition, not accompanied by the original box. ..
Still sealed in its original package, a vintage 1980s Muslin cotton doily, 7-3/8 inch in diameter, with lace trim designed with a small flowers around the outer border. Package shows a date of 1982.This is one of four such doilies I have available, all with slightly different lace borders but from the same maker (Country Keeper, registered trademark of New Berlin Plastics).(NOTE: The photo showing the copyright date is of one of the other packages.)..
Vintage 3-tier folding wood pie pastry stand with three round shelves, perfect for an open corner knickknack shelf display or even if you're needing a small plant stand. Measures 36 inch high with approx. 9-3/8 in between the lower two shelves (the top shelf has a bit less room) and is 11-3/8 inch wide, with a footprint depth of 8 inch. Each shelf is approx. 9-1/2 inch in diameter, with the slightly recessed center 7 inch wide. In good condition, with minor hints of fading in..