Majolica Antique Renaissance Revival Pair of Portrait Plates

Italian Majolica Antique Renaissance Revival Pair of Portrait Plates

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This pair of Italian portrait plates are majolica, earthenware with a tin glaze. They were made in the late 1800's, probably in Urbino, in the Renaissance style of 1600's maiolica. The plates are red clay, with dished, fluted bodies and scalloped rims striped in two shades of yellow. The clay was covered with the white tin glaze and then decorated in polychrome enamels. The raised center medallions depict a helmeted soldier with his spear on one and a prelate of the church with his jeweled cap and cape on the other. They are surrounded by angels, birds and other small designs in the 'calligrafico' (minute/tiny) style which became popular in the seventeenth century. 

The reverse of the plates are tin glazed with no decorations save wavy lines of blue. Each is signed with a single painted blue mark; the soldier one with the mark resembling back to back letter C's and the prelate one with one resembling 3 fishhooks. Both have molded holes in the foot rims to use for hanging. There is no country of origin mark, as these were not meant to be exported. 

The dishes are 9 1/4 inches across and stand 1 3/4 inches high on a 4 inch diameter bottom rim. The one with the soldier medallion has a chip on the lower front revealing the red clay and an area upper left on the rim where the top glaze has rubbed off. On its back, there are two chips out of the foot rim, a short hairline and some nearby rough areas. The plate with the churchman has an area of flaked glaze on the foot rim and a few small ones on the outer rim. The fine craquelure is, of course, intentional. 

These plates are treasures to delight the collector and decorator alike and lend a European vibe to any room. 

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Item Name
Majolica Plates
Price
$225.00
Condition
Antique
Availability
 In Stock - 1-Pair
ID
PYH-4367

Elegant Italian Vintage Marquetry Tray

Italian Vintage Marquetry Tray--Wood, Brass and Glass Elegant Serving Piece

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This gorgeous wood tray was made in Italy in the 1950's, probably in Florence where the art of marquetry started in the 1600's. The wood veneers in varied colors and grains were hand cut and pieced, then covered with clear glass for protection. The technique is also spelled marqueterie, from the French 'marqueter' which means to variegate, or make with different colors, certainly an apt description of the intricate designs on this tray. On a background of black, surrounded by beautifully contrasting birdseye maple and gilded arabesques, the central flowers and foliage form a glowing central motif. 

The back of the tray is mahogany veneer with a lovely even grain. The original mid-century "MADE IN ITALY" label still remains on the back. The tray is surrounded by a pierced brass gallery and sides, with a brass handle at each end. 

Measuring 16 inches long, 9 inches wide and about 1 1/4 inches high, the tray weighs 1 pound, 9 ounces. The brass has aged and has wear on the gallery and a bit more on the handles, which add to the vintage look. The glass top has been used for serving, so has myriad tiny scratches, the type you have to tilt the tray in just the right light to see. The bottom has many small scratches also, from being set down on various surfaces throughout its 60 some years of existence. This tray is a handsome way to serve and so decorative to display. 
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Vintage Lamp by Paul Hanson

1960s Chinoiserie Table Lamp by Paul Hanson
This spectacular porcelain and brass table lamp, hand painted in the Chinoiserie fashion, was produced by the Paul Hanson Company in the 1960's. On the pure white baluster-shaped base that's edged top and bottom in cobalt blue, there are gilded ribbons in jade green, Chinese red and the same dark blue. The scrolled base, the cap and the stem are all heavy high quality brass, as are the harp and the ball finial, both of which we believe are the original ones. Typically, just the front is decorated; the plain back is shown in photograph # 5.

The lamp takes a 3-way bulb and works perfectly with all the electrical parts in very good condition. No cracks, no chips in the porcelain and the brass is in excellent condition, with one mark on the brass cap (photograph # 8) that is not glaring. The colors are still fresh and bright, as is all of the gilding. The lamp measures 18 1/2 inches tall to the top of the bulb socket and 27 1/2 inches tall to the top of the finial. The lamp is 24 inches in circumference at the shoulder, about 8 inches front to back and weighs a substantial 8 pounds, 4 ounces. The classic Paul Hanson label is in its expected spot on the socket. There may be additional marks on the bottom of the base, but we've chosen not to remove the felt. The shade is not included. READ MORE

Antique Staffordshire Pitcher Jones and Walley Parian Ware

Antique Staffordshire Pitcher Jones and Walley Parian Ware

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  • Antique item from the 1800s
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This molded porcelain jug was created by the firm of Jones & Walley in Cobridge at Staffordshire, England. Elijah Jones and Edward Walley were in partnership from 1835 to 1845, during which time they produced this beautiful pitcher of Parian ware, so-called to evoke the name of Paros, the Greek isle where much of the fine white marble used in ancient statues came from. The design is called "Gipsey" and features incredibly detailed genre scenes in high relief, ostensibly of gypsies at their campsite (middle and upper class people in Victorian England were both fascinated by and fearful of gypsies--those "Egyptian" immigrants who were actually from India). Read More....

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Large American Antique Flow Blue Platter

Antique Flow Blue Platter, 22.5 Inches Long, Mercer Pottery Trenton, NJ


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  • Antique item 
  • Price $295.00 USD
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This spectacular flow blue platter, almost 23 inches long, was typically termed a fish platter, able to accommodate a whole poached salmon. It was produced by the Mercer Pottery Company, which flourished from 1868-1869 to 1938 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. The pattern that covers the entire platter is a nature one Charles Eastlake would have favored, with leaves and branches of tiny grapes, the kind that are dried for currants. The oval body has a scalloped rim and a delicate molded swirl at each end. The rim was gilded and some of that gold still remains. The platter is stamped on the back with Mercer's crowned shield mark with the word 'semi-vitreous' beneath it. The capital letter "P" is impressed on the back also, probably some sort of pattern or production code.

This platter measures 22 1/2 inches long, 10 3/4 inches top to bottom at the widest point and 1 3/4 inches high. It weighs 4 pounds, 7 ounces without the fish. The cobalt blue color is fresh and strong and there are no chips, cracks, no stains and no knife cuts on the front. There are a few tiny pops in the clear glaze on the back. While most Victorian era households had lots of plates and bowls, they were fortunate to own one fish platter, so these pieces are difficult to find. For an ironstone piece over 125 years old, it's in remarkable condition and a wonderful collector's item, beautiful on the table and in the china hutch.

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PYH 4418

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Redware Antique Jar ORIGINAL LID

Redware Antique Jar ORIGINAL LID

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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  • Sold - Price $195.00 USD
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This venerable redware storage jar has the rounded shoulders and ovoid shape that date it to the mid 1800's. The form and the salmon color with splotches and the fact that it retains its original knobbed lid all make it a very desirable, collectible redware piece. It's lead glazed inside as well, the base of the upper rim has an incised ring around it where it joins the pot and the potter's finger marks are very evident in the interior. The flared upper rim was left unglazed at the mouth and the bottom is dry, also. Like thousands of other redware pieces made in early America, this jar is unsigned. We believe it to be of New England origin, possibly Maine.

This piece is on the large side for a storage jar, measuring 10 1/4 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches across the shoulder, tapering to a 5 3/4 inch diameter base. It weighs a hefty 4 1/2 pounds. The mouth measures 4 inches across; it's topped by the original lid with the identical glaze. The lid is 4 1/4 inches wide with a flat round knob 1/2 high and 1 inch across. The lid has been split into two pieces at some time in the past**; they were joined with glue very neatly and it's not particularly noticeable from above. We've pictured both the top and the underside of the lid so you can view the seam. 

There are no cracks or hairlines in this old jar. There are several stone pings, rubbed areas of glaze loss and one oval chip about 5/8 inches long, adjacent to a ping and above a dimple in the clay made during the potting process. If you zoom the photos, you can see these marks of its long use. It's an excellent addition to a redware collection and perfect for a touch of rusticity anywhere in your home.
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Use it up, wear it out, make do, do without.
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PYH 4389

Blue and White Meissen Pattern Antique Villeroy and Boch Bowl

Blue and White Meissen Pattern Antique Villeroy and Boch Bowl


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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  • Price $129.00 USD
  • 6 1/2 inches across and 9 inches diagonally from corner to corner.
  • 2 1/2 inches high
  • base about 4 inches square
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This beautiful square serving bowl with fluted corners was made in Mettlach, Germany by the famous firm of Villeroy and Boch. In 1829, the firm of Jean-François Boch et Frères (1809 until 1836) developed a new earthenware; it was bright white and very durable. The Boch family named it "porcelain stoneware" and used copper plates to print their beautiful patterns on the tableware. In 1836, Boch merged with rival Nicholas Villeroy. This Meissen pattern bowl has cobalt floral designs on their pure white earthenware. 

The bowl measures 6 1/2 inches across and 9 inches diagonally from corner to corner. It stands 2 1/2 inches high on a base about 4 inches square and weighs one pound. Its condition is excellent; there are some tiny nicks and rough spots on the rim, one tiny circular chip out of the glaze (pictured) and a few minute chips on the bottom foot rim, but no hairlines, cracks or repairs. It's fresh and clean and vibrant. 

The printed blue mark on the bottom reads "Villeroy and Boch Mettlach Made in Germany Meissen." V & B used this mark from 1874 to 1909. The Meissen pattern is one that's not easily found, but for the collector, it plays well with other blue and white china patterns such as Blue Onion, Poppy and Copenhagen and some from Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl. It looks lovely as a stand-alone display as well.

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PYH 4376

Earthy Color Oil Spot Glaze Vase Signed

Earthy Color Oil Spot Glaze  Vase Signed

Oil Spot Glaze Art Pottery Vase Earthy Colors Signed b+B


$28.00

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  • Vintage item
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This intriguing vase, with its classic yet modern baluster shape and its oil spot glaze in earth colors, looks handsome both with and without flowers. Molded of off-white clay, it measures 7 inches tall, 4 inches across the shoulder and has a mouth that 3 1/4 inches wide. It's in very good condition, with a small chip in the unglazed rim of the bottom (zoom photo #4, it's at the very bottom) and a tiny glaze pop near the bottom edge the only issues. As shown in photograph #4, it's stamped in black on the bottom by the maker "b + B." The high gloss top glaze captures and reflects light, making it a very eye-catching piece.

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PYH 4249

"Rosslyn" Pattern Falcon Ware Hand Painted Bowl

Falcon Ware Hand Painted Bowl "Rosslyn" Pattern by Thomas Lawrence

$75.00
Only 1 available

    Overview

    • Vintage item
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    This is a beautiful Staffordshire embossed cutwork bowl in the "Rosslyn" pattern. It's hand painted with green and golden leaves and bunches of red grapes on pure white earthenware. Made by the Falcon Pottery, founded by Thomas Lawrence in 1885, this dish dates from the 1950's to 1964, when the Falcon pottery ceased to exist due to a merger. The printed mark on the back was used during that time period; it consists of Rosslyn and Falcon Ware in script, along with MADE IN ENGLAND and HAND PAINTED WARE. The foot is surrounded by a wash of golden color and surmounted by a splash of the same green used on the front.

    This bowl measures 10 1/2 inches across and stands 2 inches high. It weighs almost 1 3/4 pounds and is in absolutely pristine condition. This bowl is a wonderful shelf sitter or centerpiece. very colorful and eye catching.

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    PYH 4281

    English Silver Plate Art Deco Demitasse Spoons in Lizard Skin Case

    Art Deco Demitasse Spoons in Lizard Skin Case Latham & Owen English Silver Plate


    $55.00
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      Overview

      • Vintage item from the 1930s
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      This set of six fine silver plated demitasse coffee spoons were made by Latham & Owen in Hallamshire in the city of Sheffield, England. Founded in 1921, the firm became quite well known for their fine tableware, as well as their cutlery. The set is boxed in its original genuine lizard skin case, lined with gold silk and black velvet. The marks on the back of the spoons consist of the following raised letters: L & O (Latham & Owen) S (for Sheffield) HALLAM PLATE (for Hallamshire) and A (for quality). 

      The spoons, which are not quite 4 1/2 inches long, appear to be barely used, with faint, fine scratches only visible under magnification. The handles taper to a stepped Deco design, with the letter 'W' monogrammed at the base of each. The outside of the lizard case shows some rubbing in a few places and the brass catch mechanism no longer snaps open and closed; we've cleaned and polished it with specialty leather balm and it looks very handsome. The interior of the case is clean and in excellent condition. The case measures 5 3/4 inches wide, 5 inches top to bottom and about an inch high. 

      This set is lovely for someone whose name matches the monogram letter; but monograms are evidence of a former, favored life and thus perfect for the lover of vintage items and, of course, of demitasse. 

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      PYH 4185

      1920's Silk Moths With Moriage & Gilding Black Satsuma Bowl

      Black Satsuma Bowl 1920's Japan, Silk Moths With Moriage & Gilding

      Black Satsuma Bowl 1920's Japan, Silk Moths With Moriage & Gilding

      $55.00
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        Overview

        • Vintage item from the 1920s
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        This gorgeous mid century Satsuma bowl is made of terra cotta clay, covered completely with enamel and the raised slip decorations called moriage. The central motif on the interior is of twin silk moths that are surrounded by floral and diaper designs, all set on a flat black, famille noire style background. which was popular in the 1920's. The exterior is enameled in creamy off-white with the fine crackle associated with Satsuma. It's decorated with a meander design set on an iron red band at the rim and a vine of leaves and flowers in various colors around the center. The mark on the bottom "MADE IN JAPAN" is stamped in gold; there is also a remnant of a paper sticker that probably read the same {what's legible is "N JAPAN}. The hand painting on this bowl is lovely and there is a generous amount of gilding.

        The bowl measures 7 inches across and 2 1/2 inches tall and weighs just over a pound. The condition is very good, with just a few small flakes off the exterior enamel {photograph #4, left}, minor wear to the bottom of the foot ring and to the gilding on the rim of the bowl, and very small areas of rubbing on the exterior red band. This Japanese bowl from the 1920's will elicit admiring comments wherever it's placed. 

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        PYH 4315

        Native Alaskan Art Athabascan Birch Bark Folded Basket

         
        Native Alaskan Art Athabascan Birch Bark Folded Basket


        Item Name
        Birch Bark Basket
        Price
        $250.00
        Condition
        Antique
        Availability
        In Stock - 1
        ID
        PYH-4300
        Description
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        This beautiful basket was made by the Athabascan people of Alaska in the late 19th/early 20th century. The outer bark was peeled from the birch tree, then steamed and bent. The dark interior of the bark is on the outside of the basket, while the lighter exterior side of the bark is on the inside of the basket. Holes were made in the bark with a bone awl and the pieces were joined with strips of root, probably spruce but possibly willow; the tightly bound rim is finished with root strips, also, combining strength with beauty. 

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        The maker of this basket artistically etched the designs on the basket's sides and ends. The long sides each have three herb sprigs and there are geometric designs on each of the short ends, centered between the laced folds. Interestingly, although all these patterns appear to be painted on, they were actually created by scraping off the surface of the bark, yielding the light colored layer underneath. The Athabascans, who call themselves "Dena" ("the people"), sometimes sold these baskets to bring in money to the community.

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        This basket is 10 inches long, 9 inches front to back and stands 4 inches high. There is some peeling of the interior bark and there are burn marks on the bottom. There is also, of course, a general darkening of the bark color, but for an antique basket that was in use such as this one, it is in wonderful condition. Like much utilitarian native objects, it is also very decorative and handsome.

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