A fine porcelain figure of the ITALIAN COMMEDIA dell'ARTE character PIERROT, the sad-faced clown who pines for his love "Columbine" who has left him for "Harlequin". Stamped on the hexagonal base with the maker's mark. The figure stands 8 1/2 inches tall. The hexagonal base measures 3 3/4 inches at its widest point. The figure has a glazed finish and is decorated in gilt and black. In excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
A fine BONE CHINA CUP and SAUCER BY PARAGON. England, 1952-1960. Decorated in light turquoise and gilt. Gilt decorated handle. Both the cup and saucer feature a wide gilt band with a scroll design. In perfect condition. The saucer measures 5 inches in diameter. The cup measures 2 1/2 inches in height.
HALLOWEEN BLACK CAT. A child's cup and saucer. Circa 1920s. Each piece has a charming design of a black cat. On the cup, the cat's back is arched. He wears a red bow around his neck and is watching a black mouse scurrying away in fear - a red ball of yarn is nearby. Blue background accents. The saucer has a different design - here the cat is seated and looks very contented (but, where's the mouse?). His ball of yarn is at his feet. The cup measures 2 3/8 inches in height. The saucer ...click for details
A RARE HEREND demitasse cup and saucer made for the famous FORTVNA (sic) RESTAURANT in BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Circa 1970s. Stamped with Herend's backstamp in blue. The cup and saucer each feature a basketweave border centered with the restaurant's LOGO depicting "FORTVNA" the Goddess of Fortune. Each piece is trimmed in green and gold. The restaurant is located in a 14th century building in the CASTLE HILL District of BUDAPEST, Hungary. The restaurant, which opened in 1957, has con ...click for details
A RARE HEREND porcelain demitasse cup and saucer for the FORTVNA RESTAURANT in BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. 1976. Stamped with Herend's mark used in 1976 only to commemorate the company's 150 years in business. The cup and saucer are each decorated in green and gold with a basketweave border and feature the restaurant's LOGO of "FORTUNA" - the Goddess of Fortune. The cup has a scalloped rim. The FORTVNA RESTAURANT (rated one of the 10 best in Hungary) is located in a 14th century bui ...click for details
A fine boxed set of four COALPORT napkin rings in the LUDLOW pattern. Each napkin ring features two floral groups of pink, red, and white flowers (see enlargements for a view of each group). Each napkin ring measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter and has a depth of 1 1/4 inches. In MINT condition. In original fitted box.
A fine RARE MINIATURE PORCELAIN FIGURE of a WOMAN IN PERIOD COSTUME. Selb, Bavaria, ROSENTHAL. Circa 1920. This charming figure stands only 2 1/4 inches tall. The woman's period costume is decorated in cobalt blue and gilt. She has a poke bonnet trimmed in gilt, a cobalt blue bodice with gilt lacing, and her skirt is scattered with gilt roses. She stands on a cobalt blue and gilt rococo base. The base is stamped with the maker's mark (see enlargement 5). The figure itself, measures only ...click for details
A NURSERY RHYME cup and saucer by John AYNSLEY & Sons Ltd., England. Circa 1930s. One of Aynsley's BETTY Series of nurseryware. The cup features a lovely scene of "Little Miss Muffet" together with the text of the rhyme. The saucer features "Ring-A-Ring Of Roses" and also the text of the rhyme. Please see enlargements for details. Blue trim on rims and handle. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines. The saucer measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The ...click for details
A Nursery Rhyme plate by John Aynsley & Sons Ltd., England. Circa 1930s. One of the BETTY Nursery Rhyme Series of teaware - this one illustrating "MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY". Blue rim. The plate features a charming scene of a little girl watering her flowers which are neatly planted in a flower bed bordered with Cockle shells. The text of the nursery rhyme is included at the bottom of the plate. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. The plate measures 6 inch ...click for details
A ROYAL DOULTON cup and saucer featuring designs, in the style of Anne Anderson, for the old nursery rhyme "GOOSEY, GOOSEY GANDER". Gilt trim. The cup and saucer are each decorated with a charming scene of a girl in period costume addressing the Goose. There is overall crazing to each piece otherwise no chips, cracks or hairlines. The saucer measures 5 3/4 inches in diameter. The cup measures 2 1/2 inches in height.