A Chinese gaming counter, made for the European market around 1800. Mother of pearl, engraved with scroll work and a star to one side, the other with butterflies. Width "2½/ 6,5 cm. Condition: fine.
An Ojime copper bead with silver reliefs depicting priest and poet Saigyo Hoshi contemplating, facing Mount Fuji. Meiji period, end of 19th century or earlier. Height without the small stopper beads (which are of course later additions easily removed) "1/ 25 mm. Condition: fine.
A pretty Jugendstil Majolica vase or, maybe more likely, card holder. Green and turquoise glazed, modelled as an elegantly dressed small boy just announcing the visitor, hat in hand. Germany, c 1900. Marked with model number and painter’s signature. Height "5¼/ 13 cm, width "4 3/4/ 12 cm. Condition: fine.
Large and beautiful ironstone beer tankard or mug, with molded or sprigged decoration of hops – looking rather like blackberries - in blue and white on a jade-coloured background. England, c 1820-30, in the Wedgwood jasperware style. Height "4¾/ 12 cm, diameter "5¼/ 13,5 cm. Condition: fine.
Cream jug or pitcher of faceted shape, lavishly gilt and enameled, 19th century (c 1820-40), unmarked. Decoration of jewel-like panels and flowers, the colouring of the flowers typically Russian. Height "4 / 10,5 cm. Condition: a few corners with some wear to the gilt (cf pictures).
An Art Nouveau or Jugendstil silver plated and footed pewter bowl by Kayser, Germany, c 1910. The design is a wreath of cherries, divided into three compartments. Early stamped mark Kayser. The Kayser or Kayserzinn factory in Krefeld produced pewter items of high artistic value, in the decades around 1900. Diameter "6¾/ 17,5 cm and height "2/ 5 cm. Condition: fine.
An Art Nouveau or Jugendstil small pewter dish by WMF / Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, c 1900. Design typical of the period, with whirling or floating lines, berries and leaves. Stamped mark WMF B OX, where OX stands for “oxidized”. The oxidation serves to underline the relief decoration. Width "5¼/ 13 cm. Condition: fine.
Novelty knife rest, silver plated and late 19th century, English, unmarked. Modeled as two resting dogs (whippets?) supporting a whip. Width “3¾/ 9,2 cm. Condition: fine.
A circular dish by Paolo de Poli, Italy. Thin blue enamel on copper with spots of green, red, blue and turquoise, 1950’s. The underside with a metal sign marked Paolo de Poli, Made in Italy. Diameter "4/ 10,2 cm. Condition: fine.
French antique ormolu box, c 1840. The lid with Venus on a dolphin, celebrated by a triton and a naiad, the sides with classic borders typical of the period. Width "3¼/ 8 cm, height "1½/ 4 cm. Condition: the original base covered by a plaque with personal engraving.
Jugendstil/Art Nouveau pewter vase by wellknown Kayserzinn, c 1900. Relief decoration of Rococo scrollwork and strawberries. Impressed factory mark and model number 4014. Height "4½ / 11 cm. Condition: some stains as seen on photo.
An English blue and white tea bowl with scalloped and gilt edge. Transfer printed with a variation of the Man on the Bridge pattern. Around 1785-90, possibly Caughley, unmarked. Condition: nick to the rim, two firing cracks and a nick to the foot rim under the glaze (cf pictures). Diameter “3¼/ 8,5 cm, height “1¾/ 4,7 cm.
A lidded box by Poole Pottery, England, decorated in traditional Poole style - flowers on a matted white, marble-like glaze. Ca 1960, the backstamp indicating that this box was ordered to be used as a promotional gift. Width "4½/ 11 cm and height "2/ 5 cm. Condition: fine.
Two English bowls by Maling, one footed and with green interior, the other with blue. Both lustre glazed in the "Springtime" waved or thumb-print pattern, 1950-1955. Height "2/ 5,2 cm, diameter "4¾/ 12,5 cm and "3¾/ 9 cm. Condition: a glaze bubble to each of the bowls (cf photos), otherwise fine.
A soup plate by Davenport with Imari style flow blue, polychrome and gilt decoration. Impressed anchor mark with 4 on both sides (= 1844) and under-glaze blue mark Davenport. Model number in red: 700 (?). Diameter "10¼/ 26,5 cm. Condition: fine (apparently never used).
English Poole Delphis dish, painted by Jean Millership who worked for Poole 1966-69. Glossy glaze in red, blue, green and orange. Printed Poole England mark and signed by the artist. Width "7/ 18 cm. Condition: fine.
A pair of English (Staffordshire) handleless cups or bowls and saucers, c 1830. Painted decoration of vine and grapes in pink or puce lustre and tomato red. Height of cup and saucer "2¼/ 6 cm, diameter of saucer "4¾/ 12 cm. Condition: some wear to both cups, hairline to one and glaze imperfections to the other (cf. photos).
A pair of small English (Staffordshire) transfer printed cups and saucers, mid 19th century. Chinoiserie decoration of a garden scene printed in red and hand painted accents in green, blue and yellow. Pink luster rims. Impressed flower mark to the back of one saucer. Height of cup "2¼/ 5,5 cm and diameter of saucer "4/ 10,5 cm. Condition: some crazing. What looks like a nick to the rim of one cup is actually under the glaze.