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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1900 item #1314866 (stock #G458)
Judith Ravnitzky
$15,000.00
This 36 piece glass service was produced in Bohemia by the Moser Glass Decorating Studio between 1880 and 1890. It consists of 12 plates measuring 8 3/8 inches in diameter, 12 champagne goblets measuring 5 3/8 inches tall with a diameter of the bowl 4 1/4 inches and 12 wine glasses measuring 5 1/2 inches tall with a diameter of the bowl 2 3/8 inches. The glass is hand blown crystal and cranberry cut to clear. All of the pieces are hand enameled with medallions of roses and other colorful flowers. There are panels of ornate raised enamel scrolls and flowers. Vibrant colors shade from light to dark in the style in which Lobmeyr was famous. The quality of the enamel is exceptionally fine. The gilding is incredibly elaborate. Tiny coils of gilding cover the ruby portions of each piece. There are gilded ornaments, gold beading and additional trim. We could not find a signature but we have found identical pieces that were signed. This set was received as a wedding gift before the turn of the 19th century and was packed away in an attic. There are no chips, cracks or wear to the gilding. Celebrate this holiday season with this exceptional Moser service.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1316661 (stock #G461)
Judith Ravnitzky
$5,500.00
This set of 12 porcelain plates was produced in England by Royal Worcester in 1905. The date codes contained in the mark indicate this year. The plates measure 8 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches deep. The porcelain has finely reticulated borders that have a slight rippled shape. Shells are molded into the border in high relief. The decoration uses the color “celeste blue” that Sevres made famous. Wonderful birds and butterflies are hand painted in brilliant colors around the bouquets of flowers in the center. The interior of the plates are embellished with swags of flowers and ornate gilded trim. These exquisite plates are as light as snowflakes and they have been preserved with care. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1201933 (stock #G259)
Judith Ravnitzky
$4,500.00
This porcelain plate was produced in Germany by Meissen in the 1860s. It is first quality and has the under glaze crossed swords marking. The plate has a diameter of 10 inches and is 1 1/2 inches deep. It has an elaborate reticulated border that extends 1 1/2 inches into the plate. The center of the plate has a cobalt blue ground. There is a reserve hand painted with peasant women and a sheep in a detailed landscape. The reserve is framed by an ornate gilded cartouche. There are tiny raised rosettes that are colored blue or gold within the reticulated design. There are areas of elaborate gilding and the back of the plate is gilded as well. This plate exemplifies the exquisite artistry and workmanship the Meissen name represents. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1288566 (stock #G408)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,950.00
These 8 porcelain plates were produced in Germany by Meissen in the 1890s. They measure 9 1/8 inches in diameter. They have a flat rim and are slightly indented in the middle. The plates are made of fine quality porcelain and are quite substantial in weight. The plates feature portraits of different animals in wonderful detail. The painting is so fine that you can see every whisker and strand of fur. The artist captured the true character as naturally as if they were photographed. There is a gilded accent and gold trim on the rims. It is really difficult to pick out a favorite. They are all so fantastic they look like they would come to life. Condition: Excellent first quality.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #681705 (stock #C219)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,500.00
This pair of porcelain wall sconces was produced in Vienna, Austria at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in 1835. They are 15 inches long and 11 1/2 inches across the candle holders. There is an impressed bee hive mark as well as impressed numbers, 835 and 35. We believe that the 35 stands for 1835. The porcelain is molded in rococo style scrolls and shells. Each sconce has two arms which hold two candles. The cups that hold the candles are separate pieces which are bolted to the arms. They are hand painted with Meissen style flowers and decorated with incredibly vivid colors and rich gilding. They look very much like peacock feathers. One sconce has a professional repair to the top on one scroll. The other sconce has restoration to the top of one of the candle holders. Considering their age and the intricate nature of these sconces, it is amazing that there are only minor repairs. These are a truly stunning pair of wall sconces in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1071897 (stock #F244)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,500.00
This set of 10 porcelain luncheon plates was produced in England by Royal Worcester in 1901. They have date ciphers indicating this year. They were made especially for the high end retailer, Ovingtons, of New York. They measure 8 inches square. They are all artist signed by S. Stanley. The plates are made of the finest quality bone china. The borders of the plates are ruby red with an adjoining 1 3/4 inch area of ivory color ground. The red and ivory areas are overlaid with intricate raised gilding. There is a reserve in the center of each plate that is hand painted with an array of colorful, realistic flowers. The center of each plate is different. The rims are trimmed with heavy gold. These plates are just stunning. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #871453 (stock #E11)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,500.00
This porcelain 8 piece set of tea for two was produced in Germany by Meissen in the 1870s. This is a first quality set. The tray is 17 inches long and 12 inches wide. The pot is 8 inches high. The set is painted with a striking pattern inspired by the Japanese, known as Imari. The colors are vivid and the decoration is bold. There is cobalt blue and iron red accented by shiny gilding. Condition: There is a sizable chip near the rim of the sugar bowl and a tiny nick on the underside of the lid. On the tray, there is a tiny chip on the shell shaped handle that is hardly noticeable. Considering the age and rarity, these defects are minor and may be corrected if desired.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1107902 (stock #G15)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,300.00
This set of 12 porcelain luncheon plates was produced in England by Cauldon in the late 19th century. They were made especially for Tiffany in New York. The plates measure 8 3/4 inches in diameter and 3/4 of an inch deep. The rim of the plate is thicker and raised in order to accentuate the decoration. The Centers of the plates are slightly indented. There are cobalt blue oval indentations outlined with beaded gold alternating with tiny hand painted roses and forget-me-nots on the rims. The colors are vibrant and the painting is intricate. There is more raised gold trim on the cobalt band as well as more beaded gilding. The centers contain a medallion repeating the decorations on the rim. At first glance you don’t know if you are seeing ribbons or rainbows. Wouldn’t you know something this marvelous would have been made for Tiffany? Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1315572 (stock #G458a)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,250.00
This set of 12 porcelain service plates was produced in France by Charles Ahrenfeldt Limoges around 1900. The set was made exclusively for the retailer C. Reizenstein of Pittsburgh-Allegheny. The plates measure 10 3/8 inches in diameter. They have a one inch border of deep, cobalt blue that is ornately gilded with raised gold. Additionally, there are two bands of embossed gilding, one on each side of the cobalt boarder. There is a central spray of colorful flowers and a band of flowers encircling it. The flowers in the center contain an artist’s signature. The foot ring on the back of the plate is gilded. The quality of these plates is superb. You can set your table or display them with pride. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1137561 (stock #G90)
Judith Ravnitzky
$3,250.00
These 11 porcelain plates were produced in Germany by Meissen in the late 19th century. They have first quality crossed swords markings under glaze. The plates measure 9 3/4 inches in diameter. The plates are deep with scalloped rims. Each plate is hand painted with sprays of colorful flowers and bugs. No two plates are alike. There is delicate gilding trimming the rims. Only one plate is pictured, but the set includes 11 plates. Condition: There is some very light surface wear the light scratches from use. It is minor and is barely visible.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1315574 (stock #G459)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,995.00
This set of 12 porcelain dinner plates was produced in France by Charles Ahrenfeldt Limoges around 1900. They were made exclusively for the fine retailer Richard Briggs & Co. of Boston. The plates measure 9 1/8 inches in diameter. The plates are decorated with elaborate raised gilding. Cartouches containing vividly hand painted sprays of flowers decorate the borders. Embossed bands of gold trim the outer rim and the interior of the plates. The bright colors of the flowers and the bright gilding are outstanding on the pure white porcelain. The foot ring on the backs of these plates is painted with gold. This quality workmanship and beauty of design exemplify an era of elegance you will enjoy. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1060808 (stock #F181)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,700.00
This set of 6 porcelain dessert plates was produced in Germany by KPM Royal Berlin in 1918. The black cross denotes this specific year. The plates have a diameter of 8 3/4 inches. They have a reticulated border with rococo style rims. Each plate has a delicate spray of exquisitely hand painted flowers in shades of rose, green and gray. The borders and rims of these plates are accented with mint green and rose. The brush strokes look like tiny feathers. All of the plates are different. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #884651 (stock #E16)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,650.00
This porcelain plate was produced in Germany by Hutschenreuther before 1920. The plate has a diameter of 10 1/2 inches. It is artist signed by Greiner. The painting was originally done by Paul Reubens and is in a museum in Brussels. This is written on the back of the plate. This painting is among the finest quality produced by companies such as KPM, Royal Vienna and Meissen. Looking at the features on the faces and delicacy of the hands, the artistic ability of this painter is evident. The border is deep cobalt blue. It is decorated with elaborate raised gilding. There is a band of bright gold encircling the portrait. This plate is a magnificent work of art. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1308372 (stock #G451)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,500.00
This porcelain tea cup and saucer was produced in Berlin, Germany by the Royal Porcelain Manufacturer, known as KPM, in the 1890s. It has the under glaze blue scepter and over glaze red orb with the letters KPM. The saucer has a diameter of 5 inches and is 1 1/8 inches deep. The cup is 2 1/8 inches high with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The hard paste porcelain is of the finest quality ever produced. The ground color is deep cobalt blue. The front of the cup has a hand painted portrait of a “bonnet girl” often pictured during the art nouveau era. Framing the portrait is a cartouche of ornate raised gilding. There is elaborate hand gilding around both pieces. A border of gold filigree trims the inside rim of the cup. The gold trimmed handle is shaped like a split twig. This cup and saucer is one of the finest examples KPM produced. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1286587 (stock #G406)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,495.00
This set of 12 bird plates was produced in England by the Cauldon factory in the 1890s. The plates measure 8 3/4 inches in diameter. They are made of fine, white bone china. The edges of the plates are fluted and the porcelain has a molded swirl design that is accented with gilding. The centers of the plates are expertly hand painted by the renowned artist, James Birbeck, who specialized in painting game birds. They are painted in fine detail and vivid color and are named on the back of each plate. The manner in which Birbeck painted the landscapes and sky shows his fine artistic abilities. The birds are shown in their individual natural enviorment. Every plate has some wonderful story to tell. Condition: 11 of the plates are virtually unused and in excellent condition. 1 plate has minor use wear to the center. The gilding on all of the plates is intact. There is no crazing in the glaze on any of the plates.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #668177 (stock #C185)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,450.00
This pair of porcelain vases was produced in England by Stevens and Hancock, Derby, in 1861. They are 11 inches tall. This pair of vases is like a breath of spring. The ground color is a pale lemon yellow. The most extraordinary thing about them is the applied flowers. There are complete bouquets of flowers on the font and back of each vase which were created petal by petal. Meissen is the most famous for this encrusted flower technique. It is impossible to imagine how many hours it took to create these vases. They are in incredibly excellent condition with very few losses to the three dimensional flowers. To find a matched pair such as these with the lids is quite a feat.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #649275 (stock #C146)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,400.00
This porcelain plate was produced in Germany by Meissen around 1850. It is 10 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches deep. The porcelain is the finest hard paste porcelain that was ever produced in Europe. The rim has an intricate reticulated border that is accented with tiny flowers molded into the porcelain. The border on this plate was cut out by hand with a knife when the porcelain had dried to a leather-like consistency. Each flower is accented with gold and hand painted. The center of the plate has hunters, horses, and dogs in a marvelous hand painted scene. The quality of the painting is unsurpassed. This exquisite cabinet plate is first quality and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #672079 (stock #C190)
Judith Ravnitzky
$2,400.00
This set of 8 porcelain plates was produced in England by Royal Worcester in 1877. They are 9 inches in diameter. The fine, white bone china is of the finest quality. They are decorated with the highest quality artistry and craftsmanship. The center of each plate has a spray of realistic bouquets of flowers in vivid colors. There is a 1 1/2 inch turquoise border decorated in aesthetic style with raised enamel flowers and beading. There is gold beaded trim and the rims of the plates are also trimmed with gold. These plates are very similar in style to some that Minton produced around the same time. This is one of the finest sets of cabinet plates we have found in many years. With the exception of one plate with minute loss of gild on the rim, these plates are in excellent condition with no crazing.