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 #..
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 ..
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 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.
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 und..
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..