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Monday, June 17, 2013

Vintage Alfred Meakin Greenwood Sandwich Serving Platter

I'm a big fan of old English pottery and porcelain, and often thought of adding this piece to my own collection.  This tray is perfect for fall and winter holidays, and family gathers - great for finger or kiddie sandwiches.

Vintage English Dinnerware by Alfred Meakin
C594


Description ~ out of the Land of England, and from the middle of last century, comes to you this fabulous serving tray by Alfred Meakin - done in the retired Greenwood pattern, this piece is decorated w/a lovely bouquet of oak leaves, acorns, and wheat berries - all set on creamy, white porcelain and finished w/an olive green, scalloped rim, this oval serving platter is a hard to find piece, highly collectible, displays wonderfully, and is perfect for set matching and completion!

Measurements ~ approximately 12.5" long x 7.5" wide

Dates ~ marked w/a post-war mark - c1945

Hallmarks ~ underglaze stamp in green - "Alfred Meakin England N106 Catering" - please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent: this piece shows little evidence of age or use (outside manufacturing flaws listed in the pictures) and displays wonderfully! Chip/flake free; shelf wear minimal; use marks minimal.

If interested, this piece can be purchased in my store or at a discounted price through my blog (US only please)


Vintage Noritake Japan 3 Pc Pagoda Mayo Bowl Dish Ladle

Dinnerware by Noritake



Description ~ out of 1920s Japan comes to you this quite striking 3 piece mayo set by Noritake ~ done w/stunning luminescent & brilliant orange colors that highlight panels of pagodas and florals, this bowl has 3 feet and all pieces are on dreamy, white porcelain ~ simply fantastic and perfect for set matching & completion!

Measurements ~ ladle ~ approximately 5" long; mayo bowl ~ approximately 2" tall x 4.5" wide; underplate ~ approximately 5 3/8"

Dates ~ c1918~1921

Markings ~ marked ~ "Noritake Hand Painted Made in Japan" with the red M in Wreath mark ~ please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent ~ this piece show little evidence of age or use and is chip/flake free ~ shelf wear is minimal if any.

If interested, this piece can be purchased in my store here, or at a discounted price via my blog (US only)



Vintage Wedgwood Meadow Square Handled Cake Plate

C848



Vintage Serviceware from England

Description ~ out of the beginning of last century, and from the famous House of Wedgwood, comes to you this fabulous, and very nostalgic, cake server - done in creamy porcelain and decorated w/a lovely, central bouquet of flowers, this square, handled cake plate is finished w/darling ribbing and a nice, braided edge - the pattern is known as Meadow or Cavalier (pattern #TK422) - this piece is highly collectible, displays absolutely wonderfully, and is perfect for set matching and completion!

Measurements ~ 1" tall x 9" long x 10" wide

Dates ~ pre-1940 (exact production dates are unknown, but this pattern was retired in 1940)

Hallmarks ~ marked as follows ~ underglaze stamp in red that reads "Meadow Wedgwood EDME Made in England U.S.A. Des. Patent 61298 T.K.422" and an inmould stamped that reads "4U48"

Condition ~ Excellent ~ although there are a few nicks and glaze pops on the rim due to age and use, this piece is still in outstanding condition and very useable today; otherwise, this piece chip/flake free; shelf wear minimal; use marks minimal.

If interested, this piece can be purchased in my store here, or at a discounted price via my blog (US only)



Antique/Vintage Moritz Zdekauer Pink Rose Cake Platter Plate

Antique Austrian China




Description ~ out of the turn of last century, and from porcelain House of Moritz Zdekauer, comes to you this exquisite cake serving platter - done on dreamy white porcelain and decorated w/a fantastic arrangement of pink roses, this piece is finished w/gold gilding and a scalloped rim - complete w/2 handles, this platter is absolutely perfect for both use and display!

Altrohlau, from where this piece originally came, is now known as part of the Czech Republic. However, the German Porcelain House of C.M. Hutschenreuther purchased Moritz Zdekauer c1909, which blurs to regions from where this platter originates.

Measurements ~ approximately 12" x 13" handle to handle

Dates ~ c1891-1917

Markings ~ underglaze stamp - "MZ Austria" in green ~ please see pictures
Condition ~ Excellent ~ although there is gold loss commensurate w/use and age, the pattern is in good shape - the piece displays wonderfully and is on the hard to find side. Chip and flake free; shelf wear &/or use marking is minimal.

If interested, this piece can be purchased in my store here, or at a discounted price via my blog (US only)

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Vintage West Germany Yellow Daffodil Brooch

Vintage Jewelry from Germany



Description ~ this amazing piece from West German is designed as a daffodil, decorated w/crystal rhinestones, and finished in gold tones - fashioned out of either hard plastic or celluloid, this piece is absolutely fantastic!
Measurements ~ approximately 2.75" x 2.5"

Dates ~ c1970

Markings ~ signed ~ impressed "West Germany 126" on the underside of a petal ~ please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent: pre-owned vintage ~ with some minor aging to the setting, this jewelry shows little other evidence of age or use - it wears phenomenally! All materials are present, clear, and chip/flake free; the hardware is in good, working order.

If interested, this brooch can be purchased via my Store, or here on my blog at a discounted price.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Vintage Fenton Silvercrest Violets in the Snow Handled Glass Bon Bon


G148

Description ~ this wonderful piece by Fenton is done in milk white glass w/a clear glass rim (known as silvercrest) and decorated w/stunning purple flowers (known as violets in the snow, a design originally by Louise Piper) - deemed ware no. 7498-DV, this piece is finished w/a silverplated handle and was originally used to serve and/or display candies - still of use in a wide varieties of ways today, especially around the holidays, this piece is nothing short of fantastic, is highly collectible, and displays attractively!

Measurements ~ measures approximately 2" tall x 8" wide

Dates ~ c1968-1978 - as there is no in-mould logo on this piece, this particular piece is c1968-1973

Hallmarks ~ artist signed - Decorated by Michael Dickinsen

Condition ~ Excellent ~ there is little evidence of age, use, or wear on this piece and it is chip/flake free; shelf wear &/or use marking is minimal if any.


This item can be purchased here or in my new Store or through my blog at a discounted price:






 

Vintage Oneida Tudor 1924 Queen Bess Sugar Spoon


S030
Description ~ this magnificent silver sugar spoon by Oneida is done in a lovely, scrolling art nouveau pattern known as Tudor Queen Bess 1924 (this is the first incarnation of the Queen Bess Pattern made by Oneida)

Measurements ~ approximately 5.75" long

Weight ~ approximately 0.6oz

Dates ~ c1924

Hallmarks ~ marked - Tudor Plate Oneida Community Made - please see pictures

Condition ~ excellent - other than minor use marks consistent w/age, and the need for some touch-up polishing, this piece is in fantastic condition and displays beautifully!

This item can be purchased here or in my new Store or below

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vintage Fostoria Mayfair Bread & Butter Elegant Glass Plate

Elegant Glass by Fostoria


Description ~ from the House of Fostoria comes to you this truly elegant and sophisticated bread & butter plate - done in the Mayfair line, ware #2419, this piece is designed w/Art Deco and square styling - executed in amber colored glass, this plate is decorated w/a dainty and graceful, white, enameled flowers - highly collectible & displays attractively; perfect for set matching and completion!

Measurements ~ approximately 5.5" square

Dates ~ c1930-1939

Hallmarks ~ unmarked - identified via pattern and shape ~ please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent ~ this piece shows little evidence of age or use and it is chip/flake free; shelf wear &/or use marking is minimal.

This item can be purchased here or in my new Store

Vintage Fostoria Baroque Italian Lace Elegant Glass Compote




Description ~ from the House of Fostoria comes to you this truly elegant and sophisticated glass comport - done on the Baroque Blank #2496, w/it's sweeping, flowing lines, and decorated w/the chintz-like, enchanting floral etch known as Italian Lace #514, that is accented w/gold gilding - this piece is absolutely stunning, highly collectible & displays attractively; perfect for set matching and completion!

Measurements ~ approximately 4.5" tall x 5.5" wide at the opening

Dates ~ c1938-1942

Hallmarks ~ unmarked - identified via pattern and shape ~ please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent ~ with just a touch of wear to the gold overlay commensurate w/age, this piece shows little evidence of age or use and it is chip/flake free; shelf wear &/or use marking is minimal.

This item can be purchased here or in my new Store

Vintage EAPG 3 Graces Glass Goblet


Description ~ this striking, and large, clear goblet is decorated w/a gorgeous frosted stem in the pattern of three faces - also known as the sisters, the three graces, and the three fates - an EAPG pattern classic! This piece is either the EAPG goblet produced by Gillinder & Sons c1876 or the reproduction produced by LG Wright in the 30s (as it is unmarked, it is definitely not the reproduction produced for the Museum of Modern Art by Imperial) - I am unable to determine its status. It is, however, highly collectible & displays attractively - perfect for collection matching and completion.

Measurements ~ approximately 6.5" tall x 3.25" wide at the opening. Its size makes it the water goblet for the table.

Dates ~ see above

Markings ~ unmarked ~ identified via pattern and shape ~ please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent ~ this piece shows little evidence of age, use, or wear.
Chip, dent, and flake free; shelf wear &/or use marking is minimal.

This item can be purchased here or in my new Store

Vintage Green Vaseline Depression Glass Console Bowl

Depression Era Glass

Description ~ out of the 30s comes to you this fabulous console bowl - done in green vaseline glass, this piece is designed w/a folded-over, ruffled rim that is simply fabulous - highly collectible, this bowl displays exquisitely!

My black light is broken, but this bowl does glow nicely under regular light - as can be seen in the pictures.

Measurements ~ approximately 11" across x 2.5" tall

Dates ~ c1930

Markings ~ unmarked ~ please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent ~ this piece show little evidence of age or use and is chip/flake free ~ shelf wear is minimal if any.

This item can be purchased here or in my new Store