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.
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.
Petrus Regout Plate Set Price
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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.”
Japan Ginger Jar Price
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PYH – 4211 Description
This pretty lidded ginger jar with its original footed wood stand is Imari ware, a style of porcelain named for the port in Japan from which it was exported. The cobalt blue and rust are typical colors used on the pure white porcelain; on this piece, the designs are accented with a generous amount of gold. The central pattern is of flowers in Imari vases. This vase was made in the 1950’s; the paper label on the bottom, an oval navy blue “MADE IN JAPAN” with gold trim, is still intact.
The vase measures 6 inches tall to the top of the gilded knop; when on its round stand, it’s 7 inches tall. The black wood stand itself has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches. Both the vase and the stand are in like-new condition, ready to display with pride and a Japanese flair. More Details…
Set Of 4 Nanking Bowls Price
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PYH – 4234 Description
These Chinese export white porcelain bowls are decorated in the Nanking pattern with underglaze transfers in blue. The pattern, named after the port in China where much of these wares were exported, depicts a large pagoda in the center, a bridge over a river, mountains and clouds, among other motifs. The Nanking pattern differs from the very similar Canton pattern by having a border of spears and a human figure on the bridge. The lattice design on the rim has panels that repeat in miniature the designs in the center. The clay body has the expected grit in it and the ink has flowed in the central design of each bowl, on some a bit more heavily than others.
The bowls have a glossy clear top glaze on all but the foot ring. There is a double blue line around the rim and one around the foot, which are traditional. The underglaze seven character mark reads: Yun Mun Ci Chang, which translates to “The People’s Porcelain Factory,” which dates the bowls from the 1970’s.
Each bowl is about 8 inches across and 1 1/2 inches high. Each holds about 8 ounces (1 cup), should you want to use them for soup or stir fry. They’re in like-new condition and immaculate. They display beautifully and mix well with other blue and white Asian wares. More Details…
W.R. Midwinter Turkey Platter Price
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PYH – 4230 Description
This beautiful,generously sized ironstone serving platter measures 20 inches by 15 1/2 inches. It was made by the firm of W.R. (William Robinson) Midwinter, founded in 1910 in Burslem, Staffordshire, England. The stamped black mark on the back consists of a large turkey and the word “Turkey,” which is actually not surprisingly the pattern name. The “Ltd” after the company name indicates the platter was made after 1932, when the firm incorporated; this mark was used until 1946.
The decorations are just lovely; they were transfer applied in black and then hand painted in a three-color palette of rust, yellow and green. The large tom turkey is the central theme; he’s set against a rural landscape and surrounded on the rim by quaint buildings, animals and trees.
Except for some fine crazing, this platter is in exceptional condition; there are no scratches on the front and we don’t think it has ever been used. It weighs a substantial 6 1/2 pounds and will easily accommodate a 25 pound turkey as well as the trimmings.
This beautiful pair of tall ginger jars feature a cream glazed ground with incised prunus branches laden with ripe and unripe plums, flowers, buds and leaves. The flowering of the prunus tree is a favorite theme in Asian art, as it is highly regarded as a welcome sign of spring. The decorations on these jars were hand enameled in soft, natural colors that are so easy to live with. The bottom of the jars were given just a clear glaze, revealing the fine white clay used. The iron red underglaze mark, shown in photograph #3, is WBI in a circle with MADE IN CHINA beneath and then a copyright mark. WBI stands for the World Banking Institute, the arm of the World Bank which assists countries with economic development, as they did in China.
These jars are about 10 inches tall with the lid on and 8 inches across at the widest point of the shoulder. The base has a 5 1/2 inch diameter and each jar weighs 4 pounds 4 ounces. Other than the usual rubbing and “shelf dirt” on the unglazed foot rim, these ginger jars are the epitome of excellent condition, ready to grace your home with a timeless Asian elegance.
This lovely porcelain vase has Art Nouveau flowing lines and two curvy handles.The amphora shaped body was given a soft velvety matte white glaze. The branches, vines and leaves that decorate both the front and the back have raised gilding and beautiful blue green enamel, along with touches of mauve. A matte peach glaze colors the reticulated, scalloped upper rim and the scalloped base. They are accented with gilt, as are the matte peach handles. The interior is unglazed bisque and not meant to hold water. There are no maker or country of origin marks, just a printed G 738 on the bottom. The vase is possibly from Bohemia or Austria but without a mark…