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)


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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Bavarian China Chocolate Set by Neukirchner

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  • Vintage item
  • Price $199.00 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
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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Art Nouveau Porcelain Cabinet Vase Reticulated and Gilded

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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…


Bavaria Porcelain Plate Waldershof, With 22 Karat Gold Trim

Bavaria Porcelain Plate Waldershof, With 22 Karat Gold Trim

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The marks in gilt on the reverse of this beautiful plate are: a five-point crown; Bavaria; Waldershof; a capital N; Germany; Handarbeit and 22 Karat Gold. Waldershof is a town in Bavaria, Germany and handarbeit literally means “work done by hand.” The crowned N mark was used in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by several manufacturers in Germany to mimic the mark of famed Capodimonte porcelain so it’s sometimes difficult to pin down what company made a piece of Bavarian porcelain. The mark on this plate has been attributed to the Frank Neukirchner Porcelain Works. They used the mark from 1916 to 1977, but this plate was probably made in the 1920’s or 1930’s.

The hand painted decorations on this plate are striking and especially vibrant on the deep matte blue-green background. The flowers are exceptionally lifelike, as is the foliage. The stems and leaves stretching out from the colorful flora are 22 karat gold and so is the trim on the scalloped rim, which is heavily and perfectly applied. The dish is about 7 ½ inches in diameter and sits ¾ of an inch high. This was probably a cabinet plate, as the condition is absolutely pristine. This is one of those remarkable porcelain plates that appears infrequently for sale and will catch the eye in any setting.


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Imperial Fancies White Pineapple Teapot by Spode

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This beautiful teapot is in the pattern called
Imperial Fancies. This is the pineapple teapot,
named for the embossed exterior resembling
the skin of a pineapple. The green Spode mark
dates to the early 1960’s. The color is a classic
creamy white.
Spode is famous for the high quality of their
china and has been in business in Stoke-on-
Trent, England, for almost 250 years.
The teapot measures 5 ½ inches tall without the
lid, 7 ½ inches tall with the lid in place and 3 ½
inches across the base. Measuring from the tip
of the spout to the furthest edge of the handle,
it is 10 ½ inches wide. The teapot holds 5 cups
and is in outstanding condition.
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