Schoenau Bros | Antique Imari Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl

Schoenau Brothers Antique Imari Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl

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A dainty matched pair consisting of a cream pitcher and lidded sugar bowl in the Imari pattern, these fine antique porcelain pieces were made by Schoenau Brothers in the German state of Thuringia. They are marked on the bottoms with painted blue crossed swords along with an "H" for Huttensteinach, the town where the porcelain manufactory was located. This mark imitated Meissen's "crossed swords" mark, so closely that Meissen filed a legal objection in 1896. and the Schoenau firm was forced to discontinue using the mark (although many reference sources state that they used the mark until 1920.)

The traditional Imari pattern that covers the cream pitcher, the sugar bowl and the wide rim of its lid was hand painted in cobalt blue and iron red with lots of gilding on the pure white porcelain bodies. There are scrolls, diamonds and flowers; a sinuous vine of cobalt and gold on the creamer handle and rings of gold and cobalt on the lid, topped by a knop in the same colors. 

The cream jug measures 4 inches tall to the top of the handle; the sugar bowl stands 3 1/2 inches tall. Both have painting errors such as small smears and lumps of paint and a tiny missing piece of porcelain on the rim of the lid, which happened in the firing; it's on a white part of the pattern, so it blends in (there is a bit of blue china paint in it). Both are otherwise in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips, merely the expected wear to the gilding. In the photographs showing the upper rim of the sugar bowl, what appears to be a tiny chip on the rim is actually a bit of excess gold paint.

These beautiful Imari pattern porcelain pieces look especially lovely with Gaudy Welsh or white ironstone and anywhere you want an exotic dash of pattern and color.

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Bing and Grøndahl Coffee Pot #91B

Seahorse Motif Bing and Grøndahl Coffee Pot #91B
$125.00


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Bing and Grøndahl was a Danish ceramics manufacturer founded in 1853, famous for their fine porcelains. This coffee pot is a lovely example of their artistry, decorated in their Traditional Blue design with sprigs of berries and flowers in cobalt blue on pure white. The charming lid finial and the handle are molded in the form of seahorses and there are molded "fish scales" on the lid and the base. The lid goes on just one way, which locks it into place for safety. The spout is fluted and has a tiny hole, both of which are designed to prevent dripping when pouring.
The printed green mark on the bottom was used from 1962 to 1970 and consists of three towers which are derived from the Coat of Arms of Copenhagen. Beneath those is the word "Kjøbenhavn," the Danish word for their capital city of Copenhagen, followed by the word DENMARK and the model number 91B, used by B & G with various patterns. This pattern plays well with other blue and white porcelain patterns from Bing and Grøndahl, as well as several from Royal Copenhagen and Villeroy & Boch, among others.

The pot is 9 1/2 inches tall to the top of the knob on the lid, 7 inches across from spout to handle and it holds 4 cups. With its lid on it weighs one pound nine ounces. It's in mint condition, apparently never used and absolutely lovely in every way. 

>>>We have currently have available an antique Villeroy & Boch bowl in their Meissen pattern that is similar to that on this coffee pot. Here's the link:

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Bristol Glass Botanical Art Antique Vase

Hand Blown Antique Bristol Glass Vase, Victorian Hand Enameled Botanical Art

$90.00


Hand blown in the late Victorian era, circa 1880, this tall, semi-opaque glass vase is known as Bristol glass. Bristol was an important glassmaking center in England in the 1700's and 1800's, and although this vase is a distant relative of the painted milk glass made there, collectors have nevertheless adopted the name. The piece was probably made in Bohemia, known for the fine quality and large quantity of their glass that was exported to America. 

One of the reasons Bristol glass is appreciated is for the delicate hand enameled decorations, some of which are simple and amateurish. The more desirable and valuable pieces, like this vase, are skillfully and complexly painted, like miniature works of art. This vase is also gilded, both with bands around the mouth rim and below it, the neck and base and also as fern fronds among the flowers. The flowers are lovely, realistically painted in the predominant colors of blue, white, brown and green on the face of the vase. On the reverse side is a simple brown floral motif with a tracery of gilt. 

This glass is referred to by Bristol glass collectors as "clambroth," this shade a mushroomy greenish taupe. (If you Google "clambroth glass" the different definitions will give you a headache.) While it appears completely opaque in some light, it also has a fiery glow when lit from within (see our photograph # 6). The pontil mark on the bottom has been polished smooth and it has a handwritten "16." in black, typical on many Bristol glass pieces, possibly identifying the shape or the artist. This is a large vase measuring 12 1/2 inches tall, with a 4 1/2 inch wide mouth, a 16 inch circumference at the shoulder and a base 4 5/8 inches in diameter. It weighs 1 1/2 pounds and is in remarkably fine condition. There is wear to the gilt, primarily on the bottom band on the stepped base and a few bubbles in the handmade glass. It displays beautifully and is impressive as a stand alone vase or as part of a collection.

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Covered With Charms Milagros and Mementos Antique Wooden Memory Bowl

Antique Wooden Memory Bowl Covered With Charms Milagros and Mementos

This rare example of a memory vessel is a massive primitive wooden bowl covered with over 100 fascinating mementos. The bowl was hand hewn from a solid log; it's darkened with age and still bears the rough tool marks on the inside. The exterior of the bowl has hand hammered tin and copper objects, both large and small, attached with tiny nails. Many of the items are milagros, Mexican religious amulets used to beseech favors and give thanks. Unlike memory jugs or jars, which are covered with putty or plaster and then completely encrusted with trinkets, the adornments on this vessel were carefully spaced to achieve an artful balance. Read More

Wedding Basket Chinese Antique from the Qing Dynasty

Chinese Antique Wedding Basket Qing Dynasty

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This handsome basket exhibits the exceptional workmanship and detailing that was given to both useful and ornamental objects by Chinese craftsmen. Baskets like these are commonly called wedding baskets but they are actually betrothal baskets. The two lidded compartments, finely woven of rattan, were used to transport gifts such as tea sets, linens, incense, candles and snacks and beverages. 

The frame is dark reddish brown bamboo, the two sides beautifully carved with auspicious symbols and fastened with brass circlets. They form "feet" at the bottom and a stationary handle at the top, which can be used to carry the basket when it is filled and quite heavy. The wooden handle is surmounted by a heavy hand-wrought brass carrying handle set on an ornamental back plate pierced with symbols. The rattan portion of the topmost lid was woven in two colors to form a shòu character, symbol of longevity, wishing long life to the betrothed couple. There are also two small feet that support the basket, which is 20 1/2 inches tall to the top of the bamboo handle and about 16 inches across including the side supports. The basket weighs a sturdy 7 pounds, 4 ounces. 

This example has seen use and shows obvious age, having been made in the latter part of the 1800's in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The rattan basketry is rubbed along the sides from carrying, so there are areas that are lighter in color. The brass has developed a darkened patina and there is minor chipping along the bottom edges and on the feet. As is common with Chinese lidded baskets, the most wear is to the rim of the lid, where there is some loss of the bamboo edge (pictured). Overall, the basket is in very good condition. It displays beautifully and is large enough to be used as a side table, as well as a fabulous wedding gift. 

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Antique Wedding Basket
Price
$350.00
Condition
Antique
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Antique Porcelain Bowl by Wallendorf - Germany

Wallendorf Antique Porcelain Bowl 1787-1833 Germany White-Gold

Description
This lovely petite bowl was made sometime in the years 1787 to 1833 by Wallendorf Porcelain (Wallendorfer Porzellan), founded in 1764 in Thuringia, Germany. The company achieved a superb reputation for their snow white, hard paste porcelain and beautiful hand painting. It stayed in the hands of the founding family until 1833, when it was sold to Hutschenreuther.

The hand painted design on this bowl depicts a monument draped with flowers and bearing the inscription on the base " Lass mich." We've translated this German phrase to 'leave me,' which leads us to believe it's a grave memorial. Two nosegays of flowers and gilt trim with tassels decorate the raised, ribbed rim. The underside bears the simple cobalt blue letter W which was used from 1787 onward, when Meissen forced Wallendorf to change their mark, charging that it resembled the Meissen crossed swords. There is also an old paper label on the bottom, probably identifying the piece in a collection, although the writing, if there was any, has completely faded away. 

The bowl measures 5 inches in diameter and stands 1 inch high. The porcelain has a few tiny spots of iron residue that have worked their way to the surface over the centuries and there is some slight wear to the paint on the column, but overall the bowl's in excellent condition--no chips, cracks, stains or repairs. Pieces like this one, given as gifts, were treasured and spent their lives protected in vitrines and cabinets. 

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Wallendorf Bowl
Price
$219.00
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Antique
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Wrought Iron Handle Blue Painted Wood Basket

Antique Wood Basket Hand Wrought Iron Handle Fab Blue Painted Primitive

Description
This antique, hand made wooden gathering basket from the 1800's is brimming with wonderful decorative details. The blue paint (blue for blueberries?) was applied over a layer of black, which shows through at various points of wear. The paint is old and alligatored and has a great aged look. The sides are canted and one has chunk out of it which is painted over, so that piece may have been used that way originally to construct the basket. 

The handle is hand wrought iron, made undoubtedly by the village blacksmith. The high, arched loop features a spiral twist on each side, ending in narrow rat tail hooks. Those hooks are attached to the sides of the box through loops of iron affixed with two round iron buttons. This was additional work on the smithy's part to give a utilitarian basket those touches of craftsmanship.

The basket is 12 inches tall to the top of the handle when it's standing straight up (which it does quite nicely on its own). The opening at top is about 6 inches by 6 1/4 inches and the bottom measures about 4 3/4 inches square. The interior depth is also about 4 3/4 inches and the basket weighs 1 1/4 pounds. In useful, usable working order, it is definitely primitive and rustic--just the way we love it. 

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Antique Wood Blue BasketPrice
$90.00
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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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Majolica Plates
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$225.00
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Antique
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Vintage Lamp by Paul Hanson

1960s Chinoiserie Table Lamp by Paul Hanson
$550.00

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. 

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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
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • $375.00
  • Ships Free in the USA

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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Blue and White Meissen Pattern Antique Villeroy and Boch Bowl

Blue and White Meissen Pattern Antique Villeroy and Boch Bowl

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Sold - 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
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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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



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  • Vintage item
  • Sold - $28.00


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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