A novelty decorative plate with molded fish face, tail and fins, hand-painted, with a gentleman holding a line in the center of the plate. The plate was made in France at Henriot in Quimper, most likely before the 1940s but possibly later. The exuberance of the form and decoration suggests a prosperous time. It measures about 9-3/4 inches from the fish face to the tail and about 9-1/2 inches from fin to fin. The plate is in mint condition.
An unused, mint in box, set of six buttons marketed by the Irish brewery Guinness circa 1930. The buttons are intended for a waistcoat (vest) and each measures 5/8-inches in diameter. They depict familiar Guinness advertising symbols including: a kangaroo, a toucan with a pint glass of stout, a policeman, a seal balancing a pint of stout on its head, an ostrich head and neck, and a tortoise with a pint of stout on its shell. The buttons are made of brass with glass fronts.
In mint condition, this cup and saucer set decorated in the Crochet pattern and in the Chester shape was made in England by Shelley Potteries between 1930 and 1940. Both pieces are marked as manufactured for the retailer T.M James & Sons, seen in the last photo. The cup measures 3-3/4 inches in diameter across the top excluding the handle and 2-1/4 inches in height. The saucer measures 5-1/2 inches in diameter. No flaws on either piece and each rings beautifully.
A Lucite pin or brooch in the form of a butterfly decorated with yellow and green enamel paint. The pin is in immaculate condition with a replacement pin back in the same style as the original. Made in the 1930s-1940s it measures three inches across and 2-1/2 inches in height.
One of the best forms of Lucite jewelry, this shy horse is made from clear and dark red/brown plastic. Dating from the 1930s-1940s the horse is in immaculate condition, with a replacement clasp in the same style as the original. The pin or brooch measures 3 inches across and 2 inches in height.
Thistle was one of Shelley's patterns in the single flower series made in England after World War II and exported in quantity to North America. This cup and saucer is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, stains, repairs or crazing, rings true and is fully marked with the pattern name and number in green. The Dainty shape cup measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and about 2-1/2 inches in height; the saucer measures 5-3/4 inches in diameter.
A mint condition Dainty shape cup and saucer in Shelley's Bridal Rose pattern, made in England circa 1950. The cup measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches in height; the saucer measures about 5-5/8 inches in diameter. Both pieces ring true indicating no unseen cracks, and both are marked in pink with the pattern name and number.
The Ludlow shape used by Shelley is perfect for the plump blue Morning Glory flowers decorating this mint condition teacup and saucer. The bone china set was made in England circa 1950 during Shelley's post-World War II single flower series. Both pieces are fully marked with pattern name and number and ring true. The cup measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and 2-1/4 inches in height; the saucer measures 5-1/2 inches in diameter.
Hand-painted by Phyllis Allen circa 1930 for Poole Pottery, the trade name of Carter, Stabler, and Adams, in the motif called "Bluebird". The two-handled ornamental jug measures 7-1/2 inches in height and about eight inches across from handle to handle. The modeling and painting are exquisite, finished in Poole's typical matte glaze. The jug, or urn, is in mint condition.
A captivating bouquet of flowers painted by Marjorie Batt for Poole Pottery, circa 1925-1927. The style is distinctively art deco using bright pastel tones and a matte finish. The plate measures seven inches in diameter and is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, stains, or repairs and only light crazing.