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Alfred Meakin Tea Leaf Ironstone Antique Pitcher Bamboo Body Pre-1897

This Tea Leaf ironstone pitcher was made by the firm of Alfred Meakin (1875-1976)

$70.00

This Tea Leaf ironstone pitcher was made by the firm of Alfred Meakin (1875-1976) in Tunstall, Staffordshire, England, in the 1880s. Pure white with a copper lustre traditional tea leaf centered on the front and back, the body style is called “Bamboo” and the hand painted trim is copper lustre as well. The printed black mark on the bottom includes the words “Royal Ironstone China” and “Alfred Meakin England.” In the center is a logo that mimics that of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, complete with the quote “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (from the French “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it”), the motto of the British Order of the Garter. The mark does not include “Ltd.” (Limited) in the firm’s name, which dates it to pre-1897, when that designation was added.

This pitcher is in excellent condition, with extremely fine crazing to the glaze and minor flaking to the lustre but no damage or staining–it’s glossy and immaculate. It measures 7 1/4 inches tall to the tops of both the handles and the spout, 6 3/4 inches across from spout to handle and 3 1/2 inches front to back. It weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. A lovely, barely used addition to a collection, it’s also usable for serving.

 

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PYH 4317

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Qing Dynasty Antique Wedding Basket

Antique Chinese Wedding Basket Rattan and Bamboo Qing Dynasty

Overview

  • Antique item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Ships Free in the USA
  • 20 1/2 inches tall
  • 16 inches across

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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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PYH 4379

Bavarian China Chocolate Set by Neukirchner

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Price $229.00 USD
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Ships worldwide from United States

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This spectacular chocolate set was made in Waldershof, Bavaria by the Franz Neukirchner Porcelain Works. The set consists of the tall pot with lid, sugar bowl with lid and cream pitcher. Also included is a small cup and saucer for the cocoa; the set can also be used to serve demitasse and espresso-based drinks. The creamy white bodies are decorated with a color they called “Swedish Red” and have hand applied raised flowers of genuine gold, which also trims the rims, curvaceous handles and lid knops. All of the pieces of this set are pristine; in fact, the demitasse cup still retains the original foil label placed on it at the factory (shown in one of our photos), which reads “Echt Gold” with a capital N (for Neukirchner, of course) between the words. “Echt,” which is sometimes mistakenly assumed to be a maker’s name, simply means “real” in German.

The chocolate pot stands 10 1/2 inches tall with its lid, measures 10 inches across from spout to handle and holds about 48 ounces (1 1/2 quarts). The sugar bowl is 4 1/4 inches tall with its lid; the creamer measures 6 inches in height and holds 6 ounces (3/4 cup). The petite saucer is 4 1/2 inches in diameter; the cup is 2 1/2 inches tall and holds 2 ounces. There are no cracks, chips, hairlines and virtually no wear to the decorations; there are a few brown spots in the bottom of the pot in the crevice, but that’s it. This set was deservedly cherished and cared for.

A bit of history on Neukirchner Porzellan: We found a listing for the company in a 1906 Directory of the German Ceramic Industry that indicated the company was in existence since 1890 and that one of its specialties was chocolate sets (“Mokkaservice” in German). Also mentioned was that they were highly successful with heavily gilded china. The mark of the crowned N on the bottom of the pieces was one of four they used that we could locate and was used from 1916 until the demise of the company in 1977.

This exquisite Bavarian china chocolate set is one that will be the star in any setting.

© Linda Henrich

PYH 4377

Nankin Pattern Transferware 1890’s Petrus Regout Set of 8 Plates

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Item Name
Petrus Regout Plate Set
Price
$125.00
Condition
Antique
Category
China
Availability
In Stock 1 set of 8
Item #
PYH – 4310

Petrus Regout, son of a trader in pottery, began faience production in 1836 in Maastricht, Holland. The soft red clay body of the simple pottery he produced found a ready local market. In order to expand, however, Regout had to compete with British creamware, so he turned to making china like these plates. The Nankin pattern with its Chinese motifs was probably named for the city of Nanking in southern China. The brown printed mark on the reverse of these plates was used beginning in 1881, indicated by the words “Made in Holland,” which the pottery was obligated to use when they made such close copies of the British wares. The mark changed in 1899, when the pottery was renamed “De Sphinx.”

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Rose Medallion Hand Enameled 10 Inch Round Tray

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Item Name
Chinese Rose Medallion Tray
Price
$55.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Dining-Enameled Tray
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4151
Description

This serving tray was made in China and nicely hand enameled with the Rose Medallion pattern of four panels around a central circle. Two of the panels have tree peonies and a bird and two have Chinese people pictured in their home. Each panel is bordered by a gilt strap with green scrollwork vines, each ending in a butterfly at the center. and “Fu” bats, symbols of happiness, at the other ends. For more picture and information please click here…

Vintage White Cat Accent Lamp With Black Shade (Sold)

Mid Century Porcelain Cat Accent Lamp Black and White

Item Name
Accent lamp white cat
Price
Sold – Thank You – $95.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Lamp & Shade – Home Decor Lighting
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4175
Description

For the cat lover, a charming porcelain accent lamp with a bit of modern Asian flair. The 2/4 inch high stepped, round black wooden base supports the full bodied cat that stands 8 inches high. Sitting in a classic pose, with front paws demurely together, head to one side and tail wrapped around, the cat is made of glossy white porcelain, well-detailed down to the whiskers. The new matte black cloth uno shade sits on the socket that’s attached to the brass rod behind the cat. The shade is 7 inches tall with the overall height of the lamp 16 1/2 inches. On the bottom is the classic “Made in Japan” red and gold foil label, along with four green felt protective circles. (more…)

Maybell Pattern Octagonal Covilhete Dish Vista Alegre Portuguese Porcelain

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Item Name
Vista Alegre Octagonal Covilhete Dish
Price
$75.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This beautiful octagon shaped dish was made by Vista Alegre, established in 1824 and manufacturer of the largest collection of fine porcelain and crystal in Europe. The company, working with designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Christian Lacroix, has a worldwide reputation for exquisite, collectible tableware. This covilhete dish (a covilhete is a sort of Portuguese potpie or quiche) was manufactured between 1980 and 1992, when the pattern was discontinued.

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PYH-4117

Horse Head Handle Arthur Wood English Earthenware Pitcher

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Item Name
English Earthenware White Pitcher
Price
$65.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

This is a fine Staffordshire pitcher made by Arthur Wood, an earthenware manufacturer in Longton, Stoke-On-Trent, England. The impressed marks on the bottom are “Wood” and “Made in England” (pictured in photograph #4 somewhat faintly.) Arthur Wood was the sole owner in 1904; in 1928, his son joined him and the business name was changed to Arthur Wood and Son Ltd.

 

This pitcher, made of a creamy white clay with a glossy clear glaze on all but the foot ring, has raised decorations with an equestrian theme: men on horseback are riding around the pitcher and the thumb rest is a large horse head. It’s an impressive piece, standing 10 inches tall, measuring 8 1/4 inches from the tip of the handle to the tip of the spout and weighing 2 1/2 pounds. The condition is excellent, with the expected overall fine crazing and no chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It’s immaculate inside and out.

This Staffordshire pitcher has great style and flair for any room in your home.

PYH 4084

 

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