All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1389877 (stock #G661)
This pair of porcelain goblets or chalices was produced in England by Royal Worcester in the late 1870s. The mark goes off the edge of the porcelain not showing the date letter assigned to the year they were produced. The famous Worcester artisan, George Owen, was the first to perfect the art of double walled porcelain. The chalices are 7 ¾ inches high with a diameter of 3 5/8 inches at the opening. The outer layer of porcelain on the bodies is delicately pierced in honeycomb fashion. The pedestal bases are completely pierced through. The rims are jeweled with raised enamel beads. There are reserves of Japanese style herons painted in gold enamel paint. The reticulated surfaces are accented with raised gold beading and there are bands of tooled gilding. This pair is a magnificent work of porcelain art. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1419434 (stock #G763)
These 12 porcelain dinner plates were produced in England by Spode Copelands China in the 1890s. They were produced especially for the high end retailer T. Good & Co. of London. The plates measure 10 ¾ inches in diameter. They are made of fine, white bone china. The set was used for decoration only. They are completely hand painted with floral centers and border reserves. No two plates are the same. Around the borders there are triangular ornaments painted with branches of berries surrounded by fine vermicelli gilding. The gilding around the reserves is raised paste of the highest quality. The gilding is accented with white enamel beads or jewels. The detail and quality of workmanship is astonishing. All of this combined with a vibrant pink ground will make your table or cabinet light up. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1419435 (stock #G764)
This set of 12 porcelain plates was produced in France by Sevres at the Chateau Des Toulleries In 1844. The set has an under glaze mark and 2 over glaze marks containing the date. The plates measure 9 3/8 inches in diameter. The porcelain is very thin and translucent. They bear the monogram of King Louis Phillipe in gold. The cherubs in the centers and the reserves on the borders are all hand painted. The cherubs on each plate are holding different objects and engaged in different activities. The cartouches around the reserves have ornate hand gilding. There is lacy gilding and gold trim around the rims. The contrast of the gold against the cobalt blue borders is striking. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1422168 (stock #G806)
This pair of porcelain vases was produced in England by Mintons in the 1870s. The vases measure 8 ¾ inches high and are 4 inches in diameter. The ground color shades from turquoise blue to cream color. The decorations are hand enameled. The style is aesthetic, inspired by the Asian cultures. Weeping vines of wisteria, prunus blossoms and Japanese mons are painted in heavy gold and platinum enamel. The shoulders of the vases have a collar of raised gold decorations. The rims are trimmed with gold. This stunning pair of vases testify to the inspiration thousands of years of Asian culture had on art around the world. Condition: One vase has 2 craze lines in the glaze. There are no other flaws.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1422177 (stock #G823)
This porcelain vase was produced in England by Royal Worcester in the 1870s. The date letters in the mark are illegible so it is not possible to specify the exact year. The vase is 7 3/8 inches high. The base measures 5 inches long by 4 5/8 inches wide. The form of this vase is known as “elephant tusk” as it appears to be carved ivory. It also appears to be two separate pieces, the vase on a stand, but is actually one. The vase is made in two layers with the second layer having been cut out. The design of herons surrounded by trees is a creation inspired by the Japanese culture. The birds are hand painted with metallic colors. There are gilded accents and other hand painted details. The base has a wooden effect with molded designs highlighted in gold. This is a marvelous example of Worcester’s Aesthetic design. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1422769 (stock #G840A)
This set of 12 plates was produced in France in the mid 19th century. They are marked with the underglaze Sevres markings but were probably made by a Paris decorator. Each plate is artist signed. They are 9 3/8 inches in diameter. They are made of soft paste porcelain. The set is elaborately hand painted. The center of each place has a different Watteau scene. The style of painting is romantic, soft and dreamy. The borders have etched cartouches and gilding. Delicate and colorful flowers fill the reserves. Garlands of tiny roses drape around the borders. Nearly the whole surface of each plate is covered with decoration. These plates show expert artistry and extraordinary beauty. Condition: There are minor surface scratches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1423448 (stock #G840)
This porcelain plate was produced in Germany by Meissen in the 1880s. It has the first quality, underglaze crossed swords mark with pommels. The plate is made of the finest quality hard paste porcelain ever produced in the Western Hemisphere. It measures 9 ½ inches in diameter. The reticulated border is cut out by hand. The center of the plate has a hand painted scene of Galileo reading a book and inventing the geometric compass. The painting is after the artist Byieu, Dutch master. The cobalt blue border is accented with ornate gilding. The precision and detail of this painting is only matched by work done at the KPM Royal Berlin Factory. It has a photographic quality about it. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1429385 (stock #G946)
G946 Antique Spode Copelands Potpourri Vase Words English Porcelain, Minton This porcelain potpourri vase with cover was produced in England by Spode Copelands in the 1890s. It is 12 ½” tall and has a diameter of 6 5/8”. The vase is designed in Neo-classical style with ram’s heads, pillars, and flame finials. There is a pattern of molded acanthus leaves on the lid and on the bottom portion. The lid is pierced. The vase is hand painted with vibrantly colored roses on a gilded border that surrounds the body. Tiny forget-me-nots trim the rim of the lid. Turquoise enamel beads accent the opulent gold decorations. This is an unusual, highly decorative piece that will be a focal point of attention in any space. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1429789 (stock #G956)
These 8 porcelain chocolate cups and saucer were produced in France at Sevres around 1810. The saucers have a diameter of 4 7/8 “ and are 1 ½” deep. The cup are 2 7/8” high,without the handle, and have a diameter of 3 1/8”. Each cup has a hand painted portrait of a famous French woman, named on the bottom. They have tooled gold frames and lacy gold accents around the edges. The center of the saucers have lacy gold medallions in the wells.There are 4 blue and 4 beige cups and saucers. It is unusual to find a set of matching cups and saucers in recent times. Condition Excellent
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1430157 (stock #G957)
This porcelain coffee/dessert service was produced in Germany by Meissen between 1924 and 1934. It has the dot mark under glaze from the Pfeiffer period at the factory. It is a service for 6 with additional pieces. After Dinner Coffee Pot with lid - 8 ¼” high, 6” from spout to handle. Serving tray – 10 5/8” long, 8 ¾” wide and ¾” deep. Tea Caddy with lid - 4” high, 2 ¼” long, and 1 ½” wide. Sugar Bowl with lid - 3 ¼” diameter and 3 ¼” high. Cream Pitcher – 3 1/8” high and 3 ½” from handle to spout. 6 Dessert Plates - 7” diameter. 6 Saucers – 4 7/8” diameter. 6 Demitasse Cups – 2 7/8” diameter and 1 5/8” high. The set is made of the finest quality porcelain produced in the Western hemisphere. The hand painting is bright and colorful in the Japanese Kakiemon style. There are gilded accents in the decoration. Each piece has some special detail to be noted. The shape of the cups have 12 panels and a flared rim. The saucers have 12 panels to match the cups. The lids on the pot and sugar bowl have flower bud finials. The plates have a slight scallop to their borders but the pattern and gilding match perfectly. It is beautiful set for serving and display. Condition: Excellent, first quality.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1438640 (stock #T11)
This pair of porcelain and ormolu bronze mounts was produced in France in the 1860s or 1870s. They measure 16 inches tall and are 7 1/2 inches across the figural handles. The ground color is celeste blue. The bronze bases are ornate and very Victorian. The lion's paw feet connect with elaborate scrolls. The handles have putti playing musical instruments. Hand painted panels of young lovers strolling in country landscapes are portrayed in fine detail and soft coloring. They are framed in elaborate tooled gold cartouches. The backs of the vases have panels with bouquets of colorful flowers. We are fortunate to be able to offer a matched pair of these wonderful vases. They weigh 8 pounds each unwrapped. More photos available upon request. Condition: The lids are replacements to give each vase a finished look. They are made of enameled metal with bronze finials.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1440254 (stock #T12)
This trio of tea cup, coffee cup and saucer was produced in Wales by Nantgarw between 1817 and 1822. Illustration #82 in “Nantgarw Porcelain Album” written by W.D. John, G.J. Coombes and K. Coombes shows a cream jug in the same pattern. None of the pieces are signed. The saucer measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter and is 1 inch deep. It is notable that this saucer does not have a foot rim and is unglazed on the bottom, a detail which is mentioned in the book. The tea cup is 2 1/8 inches tall (without the handle) and 3 3/4” in diameter. The coffee cup is 2 3/8 inches tall with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The bodies of the cups are finely molded with a small foot and inverted heart shaped handles. The decoration is attributed to London decorators. Hand gilding of such intricacy and delicacy permeates the design. Gilded urns spewing grapes and vines like fountains alternate with wide gilded vessels containing colorful enameled flower arrangements. Every inch is dripping gold and flowers. At the center of each piece is a knot of flowers. The outside of the cups are ringed with a gilded band of berries and leaves. The rims and handles are trimmed with gold. The superb artisans who decorated these pieces had the additional challenge of painting inside the cups. This was accomplished with precision. Is there any doubt these are some of the most beautiful porcelains in the world?
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1441299 (stock #T18)
This pair of porcelain vases with lids was produced in England by the Royal Crown Derby factory in1895. The date cipher indicates this year. The vases measure 8 inches tall and are 5 inches in diameter. The fine bone china is molded with designs in high relief. These decorations are accented with bright gilding. The front of each vase is decorated with a gilded basket of flowers. The flowers are hand painted with raised colored enamels. They contrast against the cobalt ground like jewels. Gilded flowers spill out of the basket topped off by marvelous gilded bows and ribbons. They are the perfect pair to dress up your breakfront or mantle piece. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1446834 (stock #T35)
This pair of porcelain vases was produced in Austria in the 1890s. They have a beehive marking painted over the glaze. They are 8 5/8 inches tall. The diameter at the widest point is 4 inches. The form of the vases has a classic, clean silhouette. But the tour de force is the jeweled decoration. Raised enamel beads or jewels imitating sapphires, opals, amethysts, and rainbow quartz accent and drape around each vase. There are garlands of tiny pink roses and tiny gilded rosettes. A gold medallion with gilded ribbons contains pink roses encircled in pearl-like beads. The neck of the vase has an intricate raised gold pattern that covers the entire surface. It is difficult to name all the details, there are so many. And yet, they are totally elegant on a pristine, white ground. What a joy to find a matching pair. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1458031 (stock #T67)
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This porcelain plaque or charger was produced in Germany by Meissen around 1900. It was painted by the renowned artist Professor Julius Eduard Braunsdorf who was apprenticed at Meissen 1858. He was a specialist flower painter and art teacher. The plaque is 14 inches in diameter and has a piercing on the foot rim for hanging. The ground color is deep cobalt blue. The brightness of the flowers against the dark blue ground makes a dramatic contrast. The roses are painted with expert brushwork with attention to detail. The flowers, leaves and stems show all the stages of the plant life from buds to fading blooms. Notice the droplets of dew on a petal or leaf. It is undeniably the workmanship of a master artist. Additional photos are available. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1471615 (stock #T101)
This porcelain perfume bottle was produced in England by Coalport in the 1890s. It was produced especially for the London retailer Sloane & Smith of Oxford Street. The bottle is 3 3/4 inches tall with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The collar and top of the lid are enameled with raised enamel rubies and ornate gilding. The body of the bottle and lid have a gilded ground covered with raised turquoise beads or jewels. The beads are tiny at the top and increase in size towards the middle of the bottle, then diminish at the bottom. It is an artistic marvel. The bottle shimmers in the light. Condition: Light crazing on collar and bottom. One bead misisng.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1471616 (stock #T102)
This perfume flask was produced in England by Coalport in the 1890s. It is unmarked but undoubtably Coalport. The flask has a hinged metal mount. It is 4 3/4 inches long, 2 1/8 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep. The body of the flask is divided into panels of raised turquoise beads or jewels and panels of ornate raised gilding. Condition: The metal mount is tarnished. There is a bit of wear to gilding. It is in original condition and excellent for its age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1475837 (stock #T124)
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This porcelain vase was produced in Germany by the KPM Royal Berlin Porcelain Manufacturer in 1901 according to the date letter impressed on the foot. It is marked with the under glaze blue scepter and red orb. The vase is 6 3/4 inches tall with a diameter of 3 1/4 inches at the widest point. The ground color is dark, nearly black, with mottled patches of teal blue or turquoise breaking through. A gilded mesh net overlays raised enamel blossoms. The foliage is painted with raised gold. The edge of the net has ruby translucent enamel drops hanging down. The mouth of the vase has a flower petal shape with an enameled lady bug on each petal. The design is influenced by the Asian culture with refined detail and craftsmanship you would expect from KPM. Condition: Excellent, first quality, without defects of any kind.