Seven-piece Fenton carnival glass Apple Tree water set consisting of a pitcher and six tumblers in an iridescent marigold, Fenton's Golden. The bulbous pitcher has a crimped top and stands 9-1/2 inch high, and measures approx. 6 inch wide across the bulbous belly and 7-1/2 inch wide from the spout to the clear applied handle. The tumblers measure 4 inch high, with a rim diameter of 3 inch. This #1561 Fenton water set was produced in the early 1920s (1912-1925), long before Fe..
A fabulous old granite ware drain pan, maybe more properly referred to as a shallow straining pan or bucket, as it has a wire bail. The colors are spectacular, with the base color an espresso or rich dark chocolate brown, enhanced by a spattering of creamy chocolate brown and topped with a splash of white. Measuring a respectable size of 3-5/8 inch deep and 8-7/8 inch in diameter at the rim, it seems possible if not likely that this played some role in the canning process, t..
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..
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.
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..
Adding to our Black Americana collection, this wonderful Mammy cookie jar was distributed by the National Silver Company in the late 1940s / early 1950s. According to the Illustrated Value Guide to Cookie Jars, Book II, the National Silver Company 'was another distributor that did not manufacture any of the products they sold. It is difficult to tell who made the cookie jars for them since they had several different companies commissioned to manufacture the items they sold.'
Kohn & Co. oval-shaped double-sided men's cufflinks in 10k white gold with a fine engine-turned engraving in vertical stripes.A fabulous understated style for the vintage groom, these formal button cufflinks measure 18mm long, 11mm wide, with each connector marked 10k (the 'k' in the center - 1k0), the mark of Kohn & Company, a New Jersey jewelry company known for its gold cuff links in the early 1900s (their last trademark entry was in 1931).Weight: 4.8 gram...
A lovely oval Russian lacquer papier-mâché box from the Russian village of Kholui, exquisitely decorated with a hand-painted image of Ivan and his loyal, magic pony as they came upon the bright glowing feather of the fabled firebird. Hand-painted by artist T. Gordienko, this box is most unusual in that the artist chose a deep mahogany brown background on which to portray this captivating fairy tale scene. (Serious collectors will likely recognize that this is indeed a hard-to..
A fabulous pair of Limoges cabinet plates by Tressemann & Vogt (also frequently referenced as Tressemanes & Vogt), each depicting a pair of fish in a net. Wonderful display plates, these have a creamy ivory backdrop for slightly different hand-decorated images of two fish swimming beyond a golden fishnet, with underwater foliage and seaweed enhancing the view. The plate rims and fish are gilt trimmed, with each plate draped with a gold net. Not quite round yet not qu..
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 inch high and 2-3/4 inch wide, this unsigned vase was found with a small square cutting of woven tape marked with the handwritten yea..
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..
Offering a fabulous porcelain figural group from the Sitzendorf Porcelain Manufactory featuring a young courting couple sitting at the base of a tree stump and atop a rococo pedestal, both subjects dressed in 18th century costume. The man wears a tricorne hat, with hands gently extended, as if to touch the basket of two small birds perched on the young lady's hip. To her other side and at her feet sits her little, ever-loving, loyal dog.
The design of this figurine suggests ..
A spectacularly ornate and large antique (late 1800s) Davis & Galt sterling silver pierced / slotted serving spoon in a paisley design, featuring an 1876 British India Victoria Empress rupee coin at the center, with a coin design of A/II 0/1 (Victoria Empress bust design A, reverse design II, and dot pattern 0/1). The hand-cut piercings on the slotted spoon bowl resemble a simplistic V-shaped tulip, with a circle of dots to add to the openwork. Most breathtaking, however,..
A gorgeous, ornate Victorian cast iron corner shelf in an Eastlake and aesthetic movement style, made to look like ebonized wood, and likely dating to the 1880s. While most of these corner shelves are made of wood, the iron construction of this one suggests its original intended use was as a hearth or parlor stove shelf, built to to withstand heat.Measuring 13-1/2 inch long and approx. 5-1/2 deep (the straight side walls are 5 inch deep), this metal corner shelf is..
Beautiful blue antique Victorian water pitcher and glass set consisting of one pitcher and four tumbler drinking glasses, each decorated with white enamel lily of the valley flowers. The pitcher stands approx. 8-3/4 inch tall to the top of the squared ruffled rim, and measures 7-1/2 inches from handle to spout. There is just a whisper of the gold trim remaining at the rim. The pitcher's slightly flared base measures 5-3/8 inches in diameter, with a rough pontil mark serving a..
A fabulous pair of fluted pink and gold Mid Century Modern table lamps with a cinched ceramic conical body, pleated above and below the gathered waist. Oh so pretty in pink, these lamps are perfect for a more feminine bedroom, with the New Look silhouette, fit and flare shape that span into the Hollywood Regency decor style with the sponged gold decoration and gold at the waist and base.Topping off the lamps in perfect retro style are the original fiberglass drum-shaped..
Complete set of vintage Lady Pepperell sheets and pillowcases for a full size double bed in a white floral design on light blue in a pattern called Wedding Lace. This fine combed percale cotton set consists of a fitted bottom sheet, flat sheet, and a pair of pillowcases, all still sealed in the original packaging.The fine combed percale is over 180 threads per inch, with "100% combed American cotton skillfully blended for extra smoothness, longer wear."The stretch-fit b..
A beautiful women's vintage Chinese robe with a light purple and white Oriental embroidery design on a rich red silk background. The repeating Asian embroidered pattern features pagodas, horses, flowers, and trees, with a man riding an ox. The inner lining of the robe is black silk. This vintage silk robe is marked as a medium, with the maker tag stitched in red and green, the green part reading the name Squirrel and Made in China. Robe measures 35 inches long..
An old, elegant, etched vintage glass lamp shade with a yellow to clear transitioning from the frill to the base. The etching appears to be a baroque lattice design and is done in such a way that the design is raised, as opposed to etched into the glass. (My familiarity with this type of glass treatment is too limited to know the proper term.) The yellow treatment toward the rim has been applied to the outside, and on close (loupe) inspection, I note a very fine texturin..