A beautiful handpainted porcelain plate, Tournay, Belgium, circa 1880. Manufacturer's underglaze mark in blue on the back (see enlargement 9). Manufactured by the F.J. Peterinck factory and signed lower right by the artist G. Poilevin (see enlargement 6). The curved-edge plate has a rose-pink border decorated with swirled gilt lines. The center features a very high quality handpainted garden scene of three figures in period costume. There is one area on the border which has some loss to the ...click for details
An early Coalport cup and saucer, circa 1880s. See enlargement 5 for the backstamp which was used by the company from 1880-1890. Each piece has handpainted floral sprays in soft colors. Gilt trim on rims and gilt decorated handle. There is a hairline at the base of the handle otherwise in excellent condition with no chips. The saucer measures 5 3/4 inches in diameter. The cup measures approximately 2 3/4 inches in height.
A fine bone china cup and saucer by Crown Staffordshire, circa 1918. The cup has flared sides with an inner foliate decoration in grey and green. The saucer has a border decoration of the same design. Gilt trim. See enlargement 4 which indicates a manufacturing date pre-1921. In very fine condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. The saucer measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The cup measures approximately 2 3/4 inches in height.
A crested bone china mug, circa 1905. Stoke-On-Trent, Arcadian A&S (Arkinstall & Sons Ltd). See enlargement 2 for the backstamp. The mug features a crest with a masted ship in enameled colors of turquoise, yellow and green. Lettered: WOOL (and) MINEHEAD. Gilt trim at the rim. The mug measures only 1 5/8 inches in height. In perfect condition.
A fine Arts and Crafts period wooden cigar box, dated Christmas 1905. Made of soft pine and decorated on the top and sides with an all-over floral pattern in the Arts and Crafts style. Fitted with metal hinges and clasp. The decoration has been worked by means of zylography or wood burning technique. Marked "Cigars" on the lid. There is a very small chip at the top-left of the base (see enlargement 4) and small stress marks at the joints but overall in excellent condition. The base is ...click for details
A lavishly decorated oval ART NOUVEAU silverplated bowl, Forbes Silver Co., Meriden Ct, circa 1895. For maker's mark see enlargement 6. An oval bowl beautifully decorated around the border in the ART NOUVEAU style featuring large raised Poppy flowers, trailing stems and Poppy buds. There is general wear consistent with age and one small area in the well of the dish where the plate has worn but, overall, the piece is in quite good condition. A most attractive example of the Art Nouveau style ...click for details
A Staffordshire plate by W. Adams & Sons. Molded border design (between ochre bands) of acorns, pineapples, and apples. The center features a scenic transfer print with overglaze painting in green, yellow, red, and blue. Underglaze stamp on the back captioned "Italian Scenery". There is a small flake to the ochre band (see enlargement 3) and light crazing otherwise in fine condition. Measures 6 1/8 inches in diameter.
A Copeland/Spode plate, 1917. See enlargement 4 for marks which include an impressed mark for 1917 and, also, one indicating this plate was an exclusive for the firm of Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia. Lobed edge. The plate has a border with three molded and handpainted floral groups. The center features a transfer design of a floral wreath incorporating tulips (see companion plate listing which features different flowers in its central design). Very light overall crazing otherwise in f ...click for details
A Copeland/Spode plate, C.1917. See enlargement 4 for marks including one indicating this plate was made as an exclusive for Bailey, Banks & Biddle of Philadelphia. The border has three molded and handpainted floral groups. The plate is centered with a transfer design, in full color, of a floral wreath (see separate listing for companion plate which has a different floral center design) Lobed edge. Very light overall crazing otherwise in fine condition with no chips, hairlines, etc. Measures ...click for details
A beautiful Haviland & Cie. plate with handpainted decoration signed by A. A. Elliott. Limoges, circa 1888-1896. Marked in underglaze green (see enlargement 9). The plate has a lobed edge and pale lavender border featuring raised shell-form decoration in gilt. The center of the plate has been masterfully painted by A. A. Elliott and depicts a winged maiden gazing into a pool. I believe the maiden is meant to represent Psyche, the bride of Cupid, and who is always depicted with butterfly wing ...click for details