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A mid 19th century Victorian period mug. It has a pottery body and comes from the Staffordshire region c1850. During this period dedicating gifts was popular and this example was made for that purpose having a large open area for text. In this case it is 'A Present from ....' the last word being too rubbed to make out. However the most interesting part is the chickens around the body which combine outline printing and colouring.

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Gilt with extensive rubbing, chickens much better with limited losses. Some minor firing faults as typical for this period.



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A mid century Murano art glass dish. These items come in various forms and date from the 1950's to 70's. They are often for cigarettes as in this example, and are also found as nut dishes or for desk use. This example is a little unusual in having four differently coloured wells, it uses the sommerso technique and is made to a good standard which you would expect for Murano wear. Great fun and colourful these pieces make a great display and asre still relatively inexpensive.

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Wear and scratches to the underside through use. Tiny flake chip to edge of one pinched lip.



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An early 19th century Georgian mahogany and brass jardiniere or bucket. Lovely brass strap construction with thick wooden slats and lion mask handles with loop hangers. It has a zinc liner to the interior which is removable so it may had been used as a jardiniere, or as a champagne cooler and would also serve as a fine waste paper basket etc. The wooden section has holes in the base for condensation release if used as a jardiniere/ice bucket. Nice rich tones to the wood and hand crafted quality construction and evern has little brass retainers for the brass straps.

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Good for period, normal wear, marks etc as expected. Nice rich patina to wood and quality brass fittings. Internal liner aged with some rust etc and one loop puller missing from the liner. Witness marks around base where the brass nails connect the base so may have had another stap previously, or this may just be from where it sat in a stand.

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A mid 19th century early Victorian period tea caddy in mahogany wood. It is of sarcophagus shape which was in fashion at this period and marks a change from the often plainer Georgian style examples. The piece has two divisions internally with the original lids, there is no space for a mixing bowl as this is a compact version. There is a brass lock which works fine and the interior lid is paper lined and later painted red. Note that the hinges are nailed in place which was the traditional method before screws gained in popularity around 1840, so this lags behind a little in technology for it's day.

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Lock and hinges working. Some faults to the bun feet with two seeming to have losses and later repair attempts. Interior lid repainted. Interior foils largely worn and painted over as usual for age. Normal wear and aging with some knocks and indents and minor losses at edges etc. See images for overall presentation.
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A fine pair of late 19th Century Vienna porcelain small covered vases.  They are decorated in a deep cobalt blue glaze with gilt and jewelled white enamel detail.  The vase bodies have mask head handles which are gilded.  The lids are removable and are clearly the originals.  The bodies are finely hand painted with classical scenes and characters including Menelaus and Hector.  There are painted titles to the bases but these are quite rubbed and difficult to make out.  Each has the blue beehive mark to the base.

Fine looking examples and a nice size allowing them to fit in most display cabinets.  Well painted decoration with good detail.


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Minor gilt wear. One of the lids knops has been broken off and carefully re-glued, this being hard to detect. Rusting to the metal joint rods and nuts as typical for age. Wear an refreshing of the gilding where the lids sit. Overall good for period and they display very nicely as you can see.
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An Aynsley vase in the Orchard Gold pattern with fallen fruits over a faded yellow ground. The style takes it's cues from the famous Worcester designs, but the Aynsley versions are of course just a fraction of the price. This vase has the crown shaped rim with gilt finish and a gilt band lower down towards the foot. The Aynsley mark is printed to the base in dark blue and it retains the original sale label too.

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Very good order, no damage.



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Height: 21 cm ( 8 1/4 inch )
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This 19th century hand beaten and brazed copper vase is from the Persian region. It has floral chased patterns with the gaps between fiulled with light and dark blue enamel There is tiny pointilized decoration to the pattern for extra interest. The overall effect is very attractive and in a warm light it has an almost gem like quality. A very attractive piece for your collectors cabinet.

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A provincial hand made piece so lots of quirks in manufacture. Denting around the rim. Normal wear, aging and patina in places, see images for overall condition.



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A truly beautifully painted early 20th century Japanese porcelain four piece tea set. There is a teapot, milk jug, covered sugar box and open bowl. The chrysanthemum millefiori (thousand flowers pattern) is all hand painted in exquisite detail and lovely colours. Note the decorative knops which are formed as flowers curled against each other. The items are marked to the underside with a Kutani type mark and Japan (in Japanese script). The bodies are porcelain, the open bowl is eggshell porcelain, the other items are somewhat thicker as required for their proper function.

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Chip and associated hairline to the inner lip of the cream jug lid. Otherwise just slight wear.



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A Royal Copenhagen mid century Flora Danica plate. The most famous of this factories production, the Flora Danica range was named after the botanical encyclopedia from which the subjects were taken. Originally produced for the Danish royal family in the very first years of the 19th century this range has been coveted ever since and is produced to the highest level of quality. Each piece is of course hand painted and Royal Copenhagen makes a point of mentioning no two pieces are ever quite the same.

This example has the date code for 1965 and has the highly prized reticulated and toothed rim painted in gold and gently scalloped overall. The subject is Lathyrus sylvestris (commonly known as the everlasting pea). Lovely colouring to the flowers and even the tendrils are painted in detail. The plate body is the 10" version making it a dinner plate in the nomenclature.

Condition


Fine condition, clearly spent its life in a cabinet.
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