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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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Imari 1950’s Ginger Jar Gilt Trim & Wood Stand

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Item Name
Japan Ginger Jar
Price
Sold – Thank You – $39.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Home Decor -Porcelain
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
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…

Four Vintage Nanking Pattern Chinese Porcelain Bowls (Sold)

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Item Name
Set Of 4 Nanking Bowls
Price
Sold – Thank You – $70.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Kitchen Dining – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
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.

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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…

Ironstone Transferware English Turkey Platter

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Item Name
W.R. Midwinter Turkey Platter
Price
Sold-Thank You – $225.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Kitchen Dining – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
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.

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Jane Hutcheson Arrangement Gorham Fleurs des Siècles Floral

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Item Name
Floral Arrangement by Jane Hutcheson
Price
$225.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Floral – Flower Basket – Flower Arrangement
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4160
Description

Designer Jane Hutcheson, charmed by the enameled French porcelain flowers of Vincennes, designed her own in clay, which The Gorham Company contracted to make in metal for their giftware division in the early 1970’s. The line was called ” Fleurs des Siècles,” meaning “Flowers of Centuries” or eternal flowers. It turned out to be one of Gorham’s best-selling gift lines. For more pictures and information please click here…

Ginger Jars Incised With Prunus Branches, Plums and Blossoms

Large Ginger Jars Incised With Prunus Branches, Plums and Blossoms

Sold – Thank You – $135.00

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.

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Art Nouveau Porcelain Cabinet Vase Reticulated and Gilded

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$32.00

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…

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“Ye Olde Cottage” Hand Painted English Teapot

Price and Kensington "Ye Olde Cottage" Hand Painted English Teapot

$35.00

We love figural teapots and this earthenware one of a thatched roof English country cottage is a favorite. It was made by Price and Kensington, a firm that began with the Price Brothers brand in 1896. They merged with Kensington Potteries in Longport, Burslem, where they are still located, in 1962. The hand painted colors and molded details are lovely: multi-paned windows; “wood-grained” handle, spout and front door; green ivy growing up the sides and leafy shrubs at the base and an overall pattern of stone walls. There are several marks on the base. Impressed ones include: YE OLDE COTTAGE P&K MADE IN ENGLAND. Printed in green is a wreath encircling PRICE Kensington with MADE IN ENGLAND beneath and COTTAGE WARE under that. There is also a printed Reg. No. 845007, which means the decorative design was registered in England during 1945. This may be why we see this “Ye Olde Cottage”pattern, commonly called cottage ware, misidentified as being from the 1940’s or 1950’s; obviously since Price and Kensington Potteries, Ltd., was created in 1962, none of their earthenware can be older than that. While they are still in business, this pattern has been discontinued. It has been copied by many other potteries, including some in Japan, but P&K’s detailing, hand painting and quality are, in our opinion, generally superior. (more…)