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 handsome ceramic ashtray made for BERKSHIRE PLACE. No maker's mark. A circular ashtray lettered: BERKSHIRE PLACE/ A DUNFEY CLASSIC HOTEL (logo). Two cigarette rests on the rim. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines.
A gilt-decorated butter pat made for The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D C. Stamped on the back: MADE EXPRESSLY FOR/THE MAYFLOWER HOTEL. Decorated in gilt with a depiction of the Mayflower Ship. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. Measures 3 3/4 inches in diameter. This is the size of a butter pat but it could also possibly have been used as an ashtray.
A fine and early example of Hotel/Restaurant china made by Lamberton China (Scammell). Stamped on the back: Lamberton China/MADE EXPRESSLY FOR/THE L'AIGLON/DULIN & MARTIN/WASHINGTON D C. An oval side dish decorated on the border, in black, with the crest of a crowned eagle within a wreath and lettered beneath, in script, L'Aiglon (the Eaglet). The crest is centered on a border of trailing leaves separated at intervals with stylized floral groups. In excellent condition with no chips ...click for details
A child's three piece nursery ware set consisting of a plate, bowl, and cup. Each piece is signed by the artist on the base with incised initials NHC (conjoined). This is a hand-thrown pottery set decorated with underglaze handpainted designs of little yellow ducks. The plate features a Mama duck and three ducklings; the bowl - two ducklings; and the cup one duckling. Green grass and rows of flowers complete the design. The plate (only) has light crazing and there are no chips, cracks or ha ...click for details