Stoneware Yellow Glaze Mixing Bowls

Two small yellow pottery bowls with cupcake background

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These two matching, nesting mixing bowls are really cute. They date to the 1940’s and have rims that are embossed with butterflies and tulips. 

The bowls stand 2 ¾ inches high with bases that measure the same. They are 4 3/4 inches wide at the top.The outsides are finely crazed and the insides have some crazing also. The condition is otherwise very good with no chips or cracks or hairlines. They have no maker's marks.

This pair of small bowls is perfect for the country or mid-century kitchen!

PYH 3690

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Dickens China Plates Set of 6

Charles Dickens Antiques Plates set of six

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Coalport is a famous china manufactory which began in 1796 and by 1800 was Britain’s largest. These plates date from 1891 to c. 1920. The mark on the reverse of each shows the word England under the crown mark; this word was added to the mark in 1891. (The words Made in England were added circa 1920.) Coalport called this china pattern “Kings Ware.”

These 9 inch antique plates are a beautiful pale cream color. Their rims are heavily embossed with flowers and leaves and the center of each is decorated with black and white transfer prints that are hand colored in polychrome. Each shows a character from the works of Charles Dickens.

Here are the characters and the books they are featured in:
  • Bill Sikes…from Oliver Twist
  • Captain Cuttle…from Dombey and Son
  • Mr. Pickwick…from The Pickwick Papers
  • Little Nell…from The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Mr. Micawber…from David Copperfield
  • Mr. Peggotty…also from David Copperfield

The condition of these antique plates is superb. The glaze has the expected very fine network of crazing, but there are no chips, cracks or flakes on any of these exquisite plates.
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Hand-painted Beautiful China Pitcher

Antique China Pitcher Hand Painted Moss Roses and Gilding


This lovely pitcher is hand-painted in a floral motif, with leaves, flowers and buds. There are touches of gilding in many spots. The gilding is worn on the handle and to a lesser degree in some other areas. There are no chips, cracks, flea bites or any other condition issues.
We’ve owned this pitcher for 30 years and have never been able to decipher the mark on the bottom. It is painted in gold, and since it has never turned up in all of the marks books we’ve consulted, we think it may be the initials of the artist who decorated it.
The pitcher measures 6 ½ inches high, 3 ¾ inches across the top including the pouring lip, 5 ½ inches across the top to the edge of the handle and 4 ¼ inches across the base.
This is gorgeous just as a display piece and it can also hold water for your favorite flowers.
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Carved Painted Wood Mesoamerican Couple Folk Art Bookends

Carved Painted Wood Mesoamerican Couple Folk Art Bookends

The man and woman on these carved wooden bookends are Mesoamerican, possibly Incan or Mayan. They are hand-carved; the detail on them is so precise and the painting is excellent.
The figures are seated on a dark-stained, 1 inch thick slab of wood. Behind each of them is a pyramid; even the building blocks are delineated. The woman is seated with her arms encircling her knees; her hair is parted in the center with two long braids down her back. The man is hunched forward with his arms crossed on his lap and is wearing a simple wrapped head covering.

Since these are hand-made, the measurements vary on the height of each bookend. The pyramid on the female one measures 5 ¾ inches high, while the one behind the male measures 5 ½ inches. The bases are 4 ¾ inches front to back and 3 ¾ inches across. The female figure is 4 ¾ inches tall and the male is 5 inches tall. Other than a stress crack across the man’s left foot they are in great condition.


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Chocolate Brown Shoe Bank by Sheffield Pottery

Sheffield Pottery, Massachusetts Shoe Figurine/Coin Bank

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This figural bank in the shape of a shoe was made by the Sheffield Pottery in Sheffield, Massachusetts. It is made of white clay that is glazed in chocolate brown. The raised laces down the front are tied in a bow and the coin slot is hand-cut. The bottom features a cork plug and a hand-written signature in white slip.

Sheffield Pottery was owned by Joseph and Marie Cowan, who cleared out their barn in 1946 and began selling their pottery. Joseph retired in 1982 but the company is still in business. According to an email we received from Sheffield Pottery, this bank probably dates to the 1970’s. This was not a production piece, but probably a one-off creation.

This bank is 5 inches long, 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. It’s in excellent condition with a tiny chip on the upper rim and a few flaws on the bottom that were caused during the firing.
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Sheffield Pottery Shoe Bank back view
Sheffield Pottery shoe bank bottom mark

Blue Ringed Frankoma Jardiniere #70-B

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Blue Jardiniere by Frankoma
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This Frankoma pottery piece can also be used as a vase, but in the original Frankoma catalog it was listed as a jardinière. The color is gorgeous and it is in pristine condition. It is 5 1/2 inches tall, with a 3 3/4 inch diameter base and a 6 1/2 inch width at the widest point. It's a sturdy two pounds.

Shepherd Boy and Girl Borghese Cast Plaster Figurines

Borghese Figurines Matched Pair Shepherd Boy and Girl

This charming pair of figurines was made by Niepold’s, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which started production in the early 1900’s. Their Borghese line was made of cast plaster, which we often see described as chalkware or plaster of Paris. After the figurines were molded, they were painted to resemble antiques, often using shading techniques to imitate wear from aging. This is particularly true of this early pair.
Amazingly, given how easily chips or breaks can happen to this material, the shepherd boy has retained his full staff and there is only one small chip on the rear brim of his hat, shown on the right in photograph #4. He stands approximately 7 inches tall and 3 ¼ inches across the widest part of his oval base. The shepherd girl, holding a basket of grapes and leaning on a tree stump, is in excellent condition. She stands 6 ½ inches tall and is 4 inches across the widest part of her oval base.
The boy has retained the full Borghese label on his base, along with a mold number label. The girl has a partial Borghese label on her base.
These beautiful figurines have the workmanship and incredible detail of the early examples from Niepold’s Borghese line.
Note: Price is for the pair.
PYH 3628

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Olive Green Art Pottery Jardinière

Arts and Crafts Era Antique Large Pottery Vase Circa 1910

This large, heavy pottery vase has a glossy olive green glaze with touches of rusty brown on both the interior and exterior. The grapevines, leaves and tendrils are in relief on the outside and the many indentations from them can be felt on the inside. Since it’s unmarked, we can’t pinpoint the maker but it is a very good quality piece of pottery, circa 1910.
The glaze is in excellent condition, with crazing only on the edge of the base and on the bottom. The bottom is also glazed except for the outer rim. This vase weighs four pounds and measures 8 ½ inches tall, 7 inches across the top and 5 ¾ inches across the bottom. It's in wonderful condition and a handsome piece of Arts and Crafts pottery for your home or office.
PYH 3657

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Pressed Glass Compote Pale Blue With Beaded Fruit

Jeanette Windsor Diamond Ice Blue Compote With Beaded Mini Fruit

This compote or candy dish was made by the Jeanette Glass Company in Jeanette, Pennsylvania. The pattern is Windsor Diamond, with diamonds and hobnails and a beaded rim. The color, ice blue, was made from 1932 to 1946. It was pressed in a two-part mold without any maker's mark.
This pretty glass piece stands 5 ¼ inches high and measures 6 inches across the top with a 3 ½ inch base. It does have one small chip under the rim, which cannot be seen unless you turn it over. It's in otherwise terrific condition.

We’ve filled the compote with lots of mini beaded fruit, including 4 apples, 3 pears, 3 acorns, 1 plum and 1 pumpkin. You can, of course, display the compote empty and use the fruit elsewhere.

We’ve enjoyed displaying this piece over the years—the fruit gives it a charming folk art look.
PYH 3606

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Empty Blue Glass Compote

Beaded Fruit in Blue Glass Compote