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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1448291 (stock #20210703-02)
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$35.00
Offered is a lovely late 18th Century English porcelain dessert plate or small plate measuring about 6 3/4 inches across, by Chamberlain's / Chamberlain Worcester, in pattern no. 61. In the Chamberlain pattern books, this pattern is described as "Shanked, blue border with gold ovals, gold leafage dropping inside." The term "shanked" seems to be synonymous with "spiral fluted." This plate is marked with gold "61".

Condition of this piece is very good overall, with some wear to the gild...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1448290 (stock #20210703-01)
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$95.00
Offered is a lovely late 18th Century English porcelain "trio" (coffee can, teabowl and saucer) by Chamberlain's / Chamberlain Worcester, in pattern 61. In the Chamberlain pattern books, this pattern is described as "Shanked, blue border with gold ovals, gold leafage dropping inside." The term "shanked" seems to be synonymous with "spiral fluted."

This trio consists of a 5 1/2 inch deep saucer with no marks, a 2 3/8 inch high teabowl marked "61" in gold, and a 2 7/16 inch high coffee c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1448281 (stock #20210702-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antiques
$75.00
Offered is an excellent Japanese porcelain bowl dating to the second half of the 18th Century and produced in Arita, with marks denoting "Seika-nen-sei". This piece probably dates to about 1780 or so, give or take a decade or two.

This bowl is decorated in underglaze blue (sometsuke) and overglaze polychrome enamels (iro-e), which when combined would be described as somenishiki technique or style. This type of bowl is often described as a namasuzara, but may also be known by other name...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1448001 (stock #20210627-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antiques
$225.00
Offered is a set of three gorgeous 18th Century Japanese porcelain bowls with molded decoration to the inner sidewalls, and underglaze blue decoration inside the base and outside on the sides. A very similar bowl with nearly the same moldings (Object 254) appears in Volume IV of the Shibata Collection of the Kyushu Ceramic Museum in Saga Prefecture, Japan. That bowl has the same mark as appears on the three bowls here, and that bowl and mark are dated to about 1740-70. I can mail pictures of ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1800 item #1447907 (stock #20210625-01)
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$27.50
Offered is a good Chinese export porcelain coffee cup dating to somewhere around 1780, give or take a decade. This piece is decorated simply in an orange/iron red hue, with some touches of gold on the nicely painted flower. This cup measures about 6.6 cm high, and weighs about 115 grams. The modeled handle and the painting are nicely done. Condition on this piece is very good overall, with some very minor losses to the overglaze enamels along the rim, and one spot (pictured) on a high point ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1447703 (stock #20210621-01)
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$145.00
Offered is a rare and superb hand-painted floral (nearly botanical, though without the species identified) cabinet plates, dinner plates or dessert plates by the premier porcelain manufacturer in Paris in the second quarter of the 19th Century, Edouard D. Honoré (fl. 1820-1855), whose biographical information appears at the end of this listing.

This plate most likely dates to the late 1830s or 1840s, as it is very similar in composition to the dessert service Honoré made for U.S. Pre...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1447287 (stock #20210613-01)
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$75.00
Offered is a lovely 18th Century Worcester Flight period teacup and saucer with swirl fluting and cobalt and gilt decoration, with a thistle motif. The decoration appears to be entirely hand painted. The small crescent mark in underglaze blue inside the foot of the cup dates that piece to about 1783-92 (the Flight period), and the incised “B” on the saucer would put that piece between 1792 and 1804, the Flight & Barr period. This would seem to indicate that either this cup and saucer are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1447235 (stock #20210613-01)
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$47.50
Offered is an excellent 18th Century Arita (Hizen) porcelain bowl of slightly lobed form, decorated in blue with a theme of bamboo and other plant forms. This piece measures about 14.5 cm across and about 4.8 cm high, and weighs about 289 grams. Marked with Fuki Choshun written in Kanji characters which translate roughly as Wealth, Nobility, Longevity and Youth, and alternatively as "Good fortune and long life" or "Wealth and Everlasting Spring". Condition is excellent, with one or two small ...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #1445447 (stock #20210513-02)
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$95.00
Offered is a collection of three lovely antique 19th Century Papier-Mâché snuff boxes in black, decorated with patterns of wire and abalone inlay. These probably date to the mid-to second half of the 19th Century. They are offered as a collection, but also available individually. The largest of the three boxes measures about 9.5 cm by 6.7 cm, and weighs about 59 grams. It is in good antique condition with a few craquelure lines and a small dent to the reverse that has not disturbed the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1445446 (stock #20210513-01)
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$65.00
Offered is an excellent circa early 19th Century (1800-50) polychrome Japanese porcelain covered bowl or chawan, probably from one of the Arita kilns. This piece is decorated in an unusual and attractive snowflake theme, and is marked with a "ken" mark. This mark is generally found on late Edo/Bakumatsu period wares. This piece also features a "three friends of winter" theme inside. The bowl measures about 10.5 cm across by 6 cm high; with the lid, the piece is about 7.7 cm high overall....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1442584 (stock #20210326-02)
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$95.00
Offered is a very fine late 18th Century (circa 1780-1800) Arita porcelain long dish or nagazara, featuring a design of scrolls and flower-heads (perhaps aster) in the cavetto and a central landscape scene. The reverse painted in a stylized lotus theme and a small square seal mark containing the character "Ho", signifying "precious treasure." Purportedly, sherds with this mark have been recovered from the kiln site of the Hokaoyama kiln; the sherds are considered to date to the second half ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1442583 (stock #20210326-01)
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$135.00
Offered is a very fine mid-18th Century Japanese porcelain oval lobed or quatrefoil-type bowl featuring molded decoration of suns and scrolls, and an underglaze blue landscape scene. This piece also has underglaze blue designs to the reverse, probably stylized bird forms, and a mark observed on pieces from the 1750-80 period within the Shibata Collection at the Kyushu Ceramic Museum (see, e.g., Shibata Collection Volume IV, Object 280). This mark is a scrolling "fuku" type mark with a "roof" a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1441761 (stock #20210312-01)
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$48.00
Offered is a lovely early 19th Century Japanese blue and white porcelain long dish, known as a nagazara and meant for serving fish. This dish was probably made for domestic use and features a central motif of the "three friends of winter" (bamboo, pine and prunus (plum)), surrounded by a decorative border and then by scrabbled decoration. The reverse features karakusa scrolls and a set of marks that may be reign marks or signify luck or fortune. This type of scrabbled decoration on the walls ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1438059 (stock #20210125-01)
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$65.00
Offered is a lovely 18th Century (circa 1770-1800) Japanese blue and white Arita porcelain nagazara (which translates roughly as "long dish") of squeezed rectangular form, painted entirely by hand with a marine view. This is entirely appropriate, as the purpose of such nagazara was to serve fish.

The reverse is decorated to the sides with small vignettes or glimpses of some of the same scenery. There are no reign marks or fuku-type marks, but based on the painting, weight, proportions ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1800 item #1437371 (stock #20210117-01)
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$250.00
Offered is a rare and important early American coin silver sugar tongs by Chambersburg, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Charles Young (fl. 1791-1833), circa 1791-1800. It is extremely unusual to find such early American silver from a Chambersburg craftsman, and these tongs are an exceptional example of Charles Young's work, which is exceedingly rare. These tongs are marked with a clear strike of Charles Young's maker's mark once on each arm, and the tongs are also decorated with a period...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1800 item #1437281 (stock #20210116-02)
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$65.00
Offered is an interesting pair of late 18th Century English brass candlesticks, circa 1780 (see a nearly identical pair on page 185 of "The Brass Book"), measuring a little over 5 1/4 inches in height.

These candlesticks are an original pair, and are unusual in that they have very old, undisturbed patina, and in that they each have working push-up ejector rods - most of the time those ejectors are broken, frozen or missing. Nice to find in candlesticks over 220 years old!

These ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1437274 (stock #20210116-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antiques
$175.00
Offered is a fine pair of Japanese 18th Century porcelain bowls, made in Arita circa 1740 to 1780, give or take a decade. They are decorated in underglaze blue and white (sometsuke). These bowls measure approximately 5 3/4" (about 14.6 cm) wide and just under 2" (5.2 cm) high, and the weight is 225 grams for one bowl and 267 grams for the other.

These lovely, hand-painted bowls feature a stylized "wave" border at the rim, and the inner bowls are decorated with a "Three Friends of Wint...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1436287 (stock #20210103-06)
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$95.00
Offered is an excellent and useful Old Imari/Traditional Imari Pattern waste bowl by Derby, during the Robert Bloor years (1825 to 1848). This piece is measures about 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) across and about 3 1/8 inches ((7.9 cm) high. It appears to be completely hand-painted. The Derby manufactory was known for the quality of its painting during the Bloor years.

This piece has been gently used over the last 175 years, and there are minor losses to the paint (see detail pictures), but ...