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..
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..
Beautiful antique Coiffe Borgfeldt Coronet Limoges cake plate decorated with a ring of delicate hand-painted pink wild roses and a small bouquet of matching flowers at the center. This porcelain cake plate is then trimmed with brushed gold on an embossed scroll border decoration.
Plate measures approx. 10-3/4 inch in diameter, across the cutout handles and 10 inch wide measuring side to side. In very good condition, with a small nick on the underside edge, not detected when ..
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..
Oh so charming, this Woolson Spice trade card shows a sleeping Santa, dressed in brown boots and a green suit, his red bag now empty, the presents delivered. Hovered around him are five young girls, delighted and intrigued by their discovery, with one daring girl tapping Santa's cap with a pointed bough of Christmas holly.
With a landscape orientation, this card is in very good condition, with a crease in the upper right-hand corner; a short tear in the bottom edge, to the..
Another unique punched tin cabinet panel with this design featuring what appears to be a framed flower at the center, with interlocking arches around the borders and a row of ring chains inside at each end. The chain design is somewhat reminiscent of a wedding ring quilt pattern. If you're looking for truly vintage pie safe tin panels or tin for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, or some other use in your rustic country kitchen decor, we've got a variety to choose from, ..
Decorative antique wall plate by Victoria Schmidt & Co. of Austria, its featured scene resembling one of the Three Graces motifs of Angelica Kauffmann. (Angelica Kauffmann is a name occasionally found as Kauffman 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 bowl-type form.Perfect as a cabinet display, this beauty ..
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 inch 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..
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..
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 inch long, with the spoon bowl measuring 1 inch wide and 1-3/8 inch long — slightly larger than a demitasse spoon. The ladle measures 6 inch long, with the ladle scoop or bowl measuring 1-5/16 inch in diamete..
With a Japanese influence so typical of the aesthetic movement, this antique Brownhills teapot was apparently a carryover of days gone by some two decades later. Dating to the 1920s, the stippled body is decorated with an overglaze enamel pattern of alternating zig-zag and fan vertical bands that flank colorful floral panels all around. Each of the two sides features one lone bright flower believed to be a cherry blossom or clematis, fuchsia in color that fades to white, wit..
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 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..
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 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 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)..
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...
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..
Fenton first produced its 3917 hobnail star-shaped creamer and sugar set in the mid-1950s, with the milk glass version discontinued in 1984. This Fenton hobnail milk glass creamer and sugar set is in excellent condition, with both the star-shaped rims and all of the hobs free of damage.
Standing approximately 2-3/4 inch high, the sugar is 5 inch in diameter (handle to handle), while the creamer is 4-1/4 inch across, handle to pour spout.
Manufactured prior to the early 1970..
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 inch long, handle to handle, 6-1/4 inches wide, and 1-5/8 inches high. In very good condition, with a shallow flake-type chip on the underside of one foot (there's no notable rough edges) and minimal signs of use. Please note, for those looking to finish their dining table settings, I do have other pieces in this same pattern, as s..
Fostoria Navarre clear glass footed creamer and sugar set, finished in an acid etched Navarre pattern. The footed creamer (#2440) stands approx. 4-1/4 inch high at the spout and measures 4-3/4 from the handle to spout. The double handle footed sugar ( #2440) measures approx. 3-5/8 inch high and approx. 5 inch wide, handle to handle.
Both pieces are in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, cracks or cloudiness noted.
Please note, for those looking to finish their..
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 ..
A beautiful antique German Roemer hock wine glass goblet with a cup that has been wheel etched with a bow and laurel garland all the way around. Most fabulous is the apple green spiral twisted rib stem; you don't even need a blacklight to know that this one is loaded with uranium. (It fluoresces a bright yellow-green.)Standing 6-3/8 inches tall (the stem is about 4 inches high), this lovely antique Roemer is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks. ..
A white enamel graniteware funnel from Germany, this vintage metal funnel has blue trim around the rim of the seamed body. Measures 4-1/2 inch long and 3-1/2 inch in diameter at the rim. The underside of the handle is stamped Germany. In good condition, with a chip on the handle and nicks down to the base metal around the rim, with signs of rust...
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 inch long; marked Sterling. Weight: 8 grams...
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..
For those hungry man mealtimes, here we have a large old Majestic brown and white spatter graniteware kettle cooker or deep pot that certainly lives up to its Majestic name. Measuring 7-5/8 inch high and 10 inch in diameter, the weight on this iron cooker comes in just under 5 pounds! The base color is an espresso or rich dark chocolate brown with a fine spattering of white. There is a tag that swivels on one side of the rim that's marked with the Majestic name. Helen Greguir..
Another fabulous old piece of graniteware in a rich brown and white spatter, this piece being a large drainer pan insert, appearing to be almost identical to the drainer pan shown on page 212 of Helen Greguire's second book, in the brown and white section. As with the drain bucket (shown below), the colors to this piece 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 ..
Wonderful vaseline art glass oil lamp with a blue drizzle threading by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio. This oil lamp is not signed.This art glass oil lamp measures approx. 4 inches high and 3-3/4 inches in diameter. PLEASE NOTE: The bottom on this one is quite smooth and round, so it tilts to one side when upright. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.Another wonderful art glass creation from the late Gary Levi! You'll fi..
Elegant Libbey Rock Sharpe Frontenac cordial cut crystal stemware. This beautiful design features a ring of optic ovals above a horizontal band of laurel leaves, with the lower portion of the bowl finished in alternating semi-circle wreaths, one framing a wheel cut floral design. The exquisite tapered stems are wrapped in zipper cuts and topped by an eight-sided wafer, all above a foot with three leafy sprigs around the underside edge. Measuring approx. 5-3/8 inch tall, with ..
For those times when elegance in stemware meets the perfect mixed drink cocktail (it's always five o'clock somewhere!), these Libbey Rock Sharpe Frontenac liquor cocktail glasses feature a beautiful cut crystal design. A ring of optic ovals sits above a horizontal band of laurel leaves, with the lower portion of the bowl finished in alternating semi-circle wreaths, one framing a wheel cut floral design. The exquisite tapered stems are wrapped in zipper cuts and to..
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..