This antique blue Jefferson Glass opalescent ruffled bowl is a luscious example of its 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.
Measures approx. 8-1/2 inch in diameter and 2-3/4 inch at the highest point. In..
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..
Decorative antique wall plate by Victoria Schmidt & Co. of Austria, its featured scene styled after Beauty Directed by Prudence rejects with Scorn the Solicitations of Folly as depicted by Angelica Kauffman. (Angelica Kauffman is a name occasionally found as Kauffmann or Kaufman.) Dating to the early 1900s, this decorative wall plate is in excellent display condition — no nicks, chips, or cracks. Measures a respectable 9-3/4 inch in diameter with a curved shallow 1 inch b..
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..
Signed light pink iridescent art glass oil lamp by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio. Given the vertical spine-like strips, I'm speculating the glass itself has a tinge of pink in it, with the iridescent treatment then an added finish, but it's possible it's actually clear glass with a pink iridescent finish.Measures just shy of 4 inches high and almost 4 inches in diameter. There is a white spec inclusion of some sort in the side of the globe, but otherwise th..
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 inch 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 inch 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 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..
Beautiful signed art glass witch ball by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio, mouth blown and then finished with what I believe to be Fenton Favrene cullet for the iridescent spot finish. Wonderful to add a decorative touch to a centerpiece bowl, suspend it with a sturdy hook or thin cord, or even use it as a miniature oil lamp. (The opening is 2mm wide.)Signed with the stylized Levay logo toward the top, over to one side, this orb measures approx. 3 inches..
A spectacular Mt Washington / Smith Brothers melon ribbed art glass biscuit jar, circa 1880 to 1900 and signed with the Smith Brothers Trademark rampant lion in shield mark. The mold-blown jar is made with an opal milk-white glass that is then brought to its full glory with a flat satin finish and hand-painted with pink roses, front and back.The jar stands 5-1/2" high to the rim that measures 4-3/4" in diameter. The inner edge of the rim is unpolished and somewhat rough, and ..
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 inch high with a base diameter of approx. 4 inch and a rim diameter of 2-1/2 inch, this matte-finish vase is marked simply 2005 USA but is shown in McCoy Pottery, Volume II by Hanson, Nissen, and Hanson a..
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..
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..
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.)..
Fun set of six round vintage retro drink coasters featuring a colorful bird of paradise and flowers, with colors in shades of orange with green. The coasters measure 4 inch in diameter, with a slightly curled outer edge, presumably to keep any condensation from affecting the table or counter surface. The round decorated box in which the coaster set is stored measures approx. 4-1/2 inch in diameter and 1-5/8 inch high. The gold foil label on the underside states these are alco..
Vintage Roseville Pottery Magnolia two-handled vase, Style 180-6, likely dating to the 1940s. Featuring embossed white and tan magnolia blooms on both sides against a deep green background that's accented with terra cotta. Measures approx. 6 inch high and 6-1/2 inch wide across the handles.In very good, age-appropriate condition, with crazing noted throughout the body and what appears may be subtle color rubs, but no nicks, chips, cracks, or repairs. Underside is marked in re..
A vintage 1940s black and white Republic of China Taiwan Dynasty Reproduction bottle vase inscribed at the neck with a saying from the Book of Rites in Confucian literature: 'When the great way prevails, the world community is equally shared by all' and featuring a procession of oriental warriors wearing ceremonial armor, marching in front of a Chinese tang horse and what looks to be a horse-drawn chariot. The ceramic vase is finished with a jet black glaze, with the textured..
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.)..
Box of 12 unused vintage 15" white Danish tiny taper candles from the Old Harbor Candle Co. of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. These slow burning candles were marketed as containing beeswax, hand dipped, dripless and smokeless, and using a special high temperature resistant formula.The box shows a bit of wear but all of the candles are unused.The box colors suggest these may date to the 1970s...
Vintage Westmoreland Glass bud vase in almond color, finished with the textured floral Beaded Bouquet decoration of white forget me not flowers and dark brown leaves. Created in various leaf colors and flower styles, this decoration appears to have first been produced in/around 1973, using crystal beads that are then blended with high enamel paints. According to Kovar's book on Westmoreland Glass, "1980 appears to have been the last time this decoration was produced."With a ..
Wedgwood bone china single light candle candlestick holder in the Meadow Sweet pattern, a pattern for which I have a number of pieces available (see below).
The box lists this as a Banquet Candlestick. Measuring approx. 1-1/2 inch high, with a base diameter of 3-5/8 inch, this crisp and cheery pattern is a bright white bone china decorated with a variety of delicate wild flowers in pink and blue, with a hint of brown and green adding to the visual appeal. In excellent c..
Fabulous McCoy vase from the mid century era, this basket weave vase has four upright ribs finished in a green textured wicker design at the bottom and a lighter lime green glossy glaze on the upper portion. This decorated vase style # 709-D is shown on a 1956 catalog page featured in McCoy Pottery, Vol. III (page 69), and was available in two color combinations — lime with green bisque and pink with brown.Measuring approx. 6-5/8 inch high, 5-3/4 inch wide, and 2-5/8 inch dee..
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..
Hand blown art glass ball oil lamp from the late Gary Levi of Intaglio Art Glass Studio, this cobalt blue art glass oil lamp is decorated with a drizzling of creamy white threading and finished with a carnival iridescent treatment. The globe has a ribbed metal top with a wick; all you need is the oil. It is my understanding Fenton cullet was often purchased and used to make these glass creations.Glass globe measures approx. 3-1/2 inch high, 4 inch in diameter, and is signed w..