Sometimes it is sad when a consignor is downsizing and has to give some beautiful and beloved objects. But that is good news for you because you can acquire them a fraction of their retail value.
For example: a Lalique eagle head in frosted crystal from France. Just one of the treasures you'll find here every day.
Lalique crystal, France. A plump Parisian pigeon pecks at bread crumbs spread by a sweet old lady who comes to the park every day to feed her feathered friends. 11" x 5" x 4" high.
Massive Baccarat Crystal Edith vase. 11-3/4 tall, 7" across and weighing about 12 lbs. Faultless, clear lead crystal, made in France.
Pair of large Chinese vases decorated with much loved famaille rose motif "Nine Peaches" with bats. Peaches, bats and the number 9 all stand for longevity. 13" diameter, 20.5" tall.
Tiffany and Co. crystal vase molded in a basket weave pattern. This is a good size and quite heavy. Worthy of display even without flowers in it. Tiffany & Co. acid mark on bottom. 5-1/8" square x 10" tall.
Pair of classic Chinese vases glazed in gleaming, deep, carmine red. Perfect for a mantle or console. Individually hand thrown white porcelain. 7" x 18.5", 7" x 19"
Adorable ceramic vase in the stye of Bitossi, Mid-Century Italian master ceramicist. It happens to have the same colors as a certain restaurant chain which must be why I have a craving for cheesecake! 6-1/2" diam. x 11"
Vintage Chinese Porcelain Garden Seats. The late Ming style decoration is a variation of the Nine Peaches motif and represents harmony and immortality. Peach blossoms in the border symbolize love. These have flat tops so you can use them as end table with or without glass tops. Classic cobalt blue on white ground. Mid 20th C. 14" diameter, 19" tall.
Very large carved and painted pot by Navajo potter Bernice Watchtower. Terra cotta painted in natural mineral colors and hand incised with traditional geometric patterns and a brown bear. 15" diameter, 9.5" tall.
Very large Chinese celadon temple jar with lid. Incised design of dragons in a lush landscape with floral borders. Based on a design from the Qianlong period. 15" diameter, 21" tall.
Extraordinary hand cut crystal compote in the style of waterford. Magnificent centerpiece for your dining table or sideboard. A superb example of the glasscutter's art--so good that the artist signed it! 11-1/2" x 11-3/4"
Lundberg Studios Starry Night vase. Trumpet vase is deep cobalt blue with white stars outside and iridescent gold inside. Hand made at Lundberg Glass Studios, Davenport, CA. 54" x 25" x 35.5"
Herend hunky Hungarian harvester. Figurine of a handsome Magyar farmer needs to be on a high shelf to fully appreciate his well formed good looks. Herend markings on underside. Made in Hungary: dated 1942. 5-3/4" x 3-7/8" x 7"
Outstanding Royal Dux Art Nouveau vase. A girl in flowing Grecian garb looks as if she is emerging from a scroll--like a poem coming to life. Magnificent modeling. Antique white with touches of gold. Also decorated with ginkgo leaves and a cactus(!). Made at Duchov (aka Dux) Bohemia: circa 1900. 6-1/2 x 6 x 15-1/2
Obedient, loyal, patient and clean, our greyhound or whippet mascot is all that and ready to guard any doorway. She is beautifully modeled bright white ceramic with painted eyes and nose and sits on equally well molded tasseled pillow. Made in Italy. 14" x 9" x 26" Schnauzer approved!
Set of 3 glass candlesticks by Murano glass artist Giulino Tosi. Several generations of Tosi have created beautiful art glass on the island of Murano in the Venice Lagoon. Each tall curve of cased glass is signed. 7.5, 12 and 17 inches tall.
Massive art glass vase looks like a hybrid of Finnish and Murano styles of sommerso. Nested tears of black and pink are like Flavio Poli (for Seguso) while the form is more like Gunnel Nyman (for Nuutajarven). Signed, but we have not identified the artist. Very heavy. 9” x 3-7/8” x 12 tall.
Ogden Nash wrote: A curious bird is the pelican. It's beak can hold more than it's belly can. Though I really don't see how the hell he can. If he was inspired by this Art Deco style French, Baccarat crystal pelican. 2.75" x 2" x 6.5
VILLEROY & BOCH EDEN and EDEN EVE
The Eden patterns by Villeroy & Boch are inspired by European wild flowers. The two patterns can be mixed and matched to set a beautiful table for 12. Over 100 pieces. Made in Luxembourg, 1996-2003.
Large Majolica cachepot hand painted (on both sides) with a boating scene from Renoir. Signed Marina I Duval/ 2004. Made in Italy. 14" diameter, 10.75" height.
Rosevlle Art Pottery foxglove 10" jardiniere (#659-10) is a rare find, getting one with the matching stand is even more exciting. The cool blue and Moderne forms are just right for Sarasota. Made in Roseville, Ohio: 1940s. Stand 13" dam. x 21" tall; jardiniere 14.5" x 10
Two playful parakeets made of delicate German porcelain. One blue and opening, they cavort together on a flowering white branch. Designed by Carl Ens and made in Selb, Germany: circa 1920. 9" x 5" x 7"
Modern Gallé cameo glass bowl. Art Nouveau style etched red primroses against yellow background.
Art Nouveau cameo glass vase in the style of Gallé. The juicy, ripe peaches jump from the translucent green surface and have a slight pink tinge. 9" diameter, 12.5" tall.
Does someone you know collect hens and roosters? We have you gift for her! Our selection includes Lladro, Royal Copenhagen, Herend, cloisonné and Murano glass.
Vintage moo juice pitchers with blue Delft decoration. The resting cow is from Germany; 7-7/8" x 2" x 3.5" tall. The larger cow has a windmill and sailboat painted on her sides. German or Dutch; 10.5" x 3.5" x 6
Jay Willfred Italian pottery jar with lion’s heads. Hand painted yellow, green and red on cobalt in the traditional southern Italian manner. Made in Italy. 13” x 11” x 18”
Contemporary art pottery centerpiece. Large spherical vase that looks like a distant planet with a large ice cap, deep blue oceans and gray land. A dramatic and beautiful piece for display. Artist signed. 13” diameter
Hand painted ceramics make a fine Mother's Day gift. We have lovely items from Portugal, England, Mexico and Italy. Shown here is a Deruta Basin, hand painted in Italy. 17.25" diameter x 4" deep.
RAYMOR Ceramic spirit decanters (R 2121/D, R2121/A) designed by Alvino Bagni for Raymor Pottery. A Picasso-esque couple toast each other with scotch or gin on these hand painted bottles. Black and orange and black and yellow on white. Signed Raymor, Italy. 1960s. 4-3/4” diameter, 10-1/2” tall.
Unique object combines the crafts of pottery and lacemaking. Hand thrown terra-cotta dual handle vase inside net woven from very fine vines. 10" diameter, 20" tall
Staffordshire dogs, single and in pairs in different sizes and styles.
Artisan pottery floor vase will complement your Mid Century Modern decor. Unique and pleasing conical form balanced with small lug handles and flared mouth. Contrasting glazed and unglazed sections also decorated with etched lines and incised figures. 9” diameter x 37.5” tall.
Ingrid Vase, an Art Deco masterpiece by Kurt Schlevogt. Lapis glass, Czechoslovakia, circa 1930. At Fine Home Consignments and our Etsy Store.
Dresser box in clear and cobalt crystal with a blooming rose on top for a handle and brass ormolu fittings. A pretty piece for your bathroom or dresser. 4-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 7-1/2" tall.
COVERED IN ROSE PETALS
Jay Willfred "Rose Garden" cake plate and cover. Tall enough to cover a birthday cake with candles. 13" diameter, 10.5" tall.
Jim Antonius art glass vessel. Jim Antonius is one of the leading glass maestros in the US. His unique glassworks are found on the Queen Mary, buildings by Frank Gehry and numerous museums, corporate headquarters and public buildings. This red, case glass organic vessel is signed and dated 1999. 17" tall.
Italian renaissance urn on stand with lion's heads, acanthus leaves and other fine details. Pure white porcelain. Made in Italy for Jeanne Reed's. 12" x 9.5" x 15" tall.
Art glass seashells from the world famous Segusa workshop, Murano, Venice, Italy. Brilliant colors accented with gold dust. Hand made in Italy. 5.5"—7"
Waterford Crystal "Trumpeting Elephant" with trunk held high. Waterford acid mark. Ireland, 20th C. 6" x 2.6" x 7" tall.
Set of three mercury glass jugs, one clear, one green, one amber, create some beautiful reflections. Perfect for a high shelf or room soffit! Made in Mexico. 14" x 7.5" x 16.5" tall
Nashama Glass Paperweight Vase created by world renowned glass artist William Glassner. Deep amethyst, blue and white. Nashama Glass Studio, Victor NY: 1979. 2-5/8" x 2-5/8"
A lion with his paw on an orb was a symbol of the mighty British Empire. No surprise than this pair of lions, with glass eyes, is Staffordshire stoneware made in England, early 20th C. 14" x 5" x 10" high.
Rare Stromberg faceted cocktail shaker. In 1946 the Stromberg began making their distinctive silver-blue tinted crystal in Sweden. This cocktail shaker (or cruet) with double pourer dates to the 1950s. Signed. 3-3/4" x 11" tall.
This exquisitely realistic porcelain Rose Anthus kale was created by Katherine Houston using traditional, 18th C techniques. It has the delicacy, beauty and detail of antique Meissen. Hand crafted and hand painted. @9" diameter.
Mercury glass ewer/ vase is shabby chic and shiny. Thick, artisan made glass vessel with applied handle and distressed mirror silvering inside. 10-1/2" diameter, 16" tall.
10 nested Mexican bowls for cooking, serving or just displaying. Red terra-cotta pottery with impressed patterns and back and white glazed handles and rims. Made in Mexico. Sized from 3" x 1.25" to 13" x 5.25"
Villeroy & Boch Riviera tableware. Pretty, high quality dishes for everyday use. Iris, freesia and other delicately colored flowers. Service for 6 includes dinner, salad and bread plates, cups & saucers and bowls. Made in Luxembourg.
Very large faience, folk art, charger. Hand painted in traditional central European style with rabbits, deer, flowers and a lion (representing Bavaria or Bohemia) in center. Ready for hanging. Late 20th C. 20" diameter, 4" deep.
Correia cameo glass zebra paperweight. The stampeding zebras are not painted, but were revealed through careful etching. Designed Algerine Correia. 3.5" diameter.
Set of 8 "Marienthal" glass plates designed by Art Deco master Rene Lalique. Made at the Lalique Glassworks, Wingen-sur-Moder, France: circa 1950. 9-1/4" diameter.
Large, Baccarat type crystal jewelry casket. Thick, cut-to-clear green crystal with ormolu mounts. France, mid-to-late 19th C. 5.25 x 7.25" x 5.75" tall.
Russian Dream china designed by Gianni VERSACE for Rosenthal. Consignor says he bought this 11 pieces from the Versace estate in Miami Beach.
Traditional Tuscan style ceramic jar with delicately hand painted flowers and patterns. Made in Italy for Gumps, 1970s. 11" diameter, 7" tall.
Artisan ceramic by Nadine Hurst, potter and ceramics teacher, whose studio was the Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington Hts., MA. Gloss finish, 10" x 9"; matte glaze 10 x 12. Both circa 1974.
Complete set of Studio tableware. Nearly square plates, bowls and mugs with asymmetrical quarters of gold and red. Eight place settings plus 2 serving bowls and platter. Dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.
For dining or decorating, be and white china never goes out of style. Examples here are from Sweden, Germany, England and France.
Mata Ortiz pot by Genoveva Sandoval. Mata Ortiz is a type of artisan pottery made using historic, Paquimé techniques. The clay and pigments are found locally in the Casa Grande valley. All hand made. Mexico, late 20th C. 8" wide and tall.
Antique Royal Worcester Aesthetic vase with applied serpent handles and decorated with hand painted wild flowers. England, mid 19th C. 7" diameter, 9" tall.
Antique, hand painted Chinese duck Bowl. Tung Chih mark inside. Xing Dynasty, circa 1870. 10.75" x 8.1" x 2.75"
Royal Crown Derby "Traditional Imari" is one of our favorite china patterns. Using just cobalt blue, henna red and gold, RCD creates a table of stunning vitality and elegance. Dessert service for 6 is one part of our inventory.
Nice, big teapot with pretty green flowers and butterflies will look pretty on a shelf or in your hutch. Ridgways Graniteware, circa 1830. 11.75" x 5.75" x 7" height.
MAGNIFICENT MID-CENTURY MURANO.
This summerso bowl with bullicante and gold dust by Barbini is just one example of our wonderful selection of Murano glass from Venice, Italy.
Pablo Jimon, Mexican designer of beautiful and whimsical painted ceramics, created this delightful burro painted with storks, flowering trees and calico patterns. 26" x 15" x 21.5" tall.
Tall and elegant Crystal Candlesticks by Kosta Boda, Sweden. 9-7/8 in. tall
Waterford Crystal Eagle. Symbol of American pride beautifully rendering in glittering Irish crystal. 7.25 in. tall. $79.95
Blue and white china is a timeless tradition for dining as well as decorating. Antique, vintage or modern. $14.95 and up.
We love Murano Glass from Venice, both the traditional Venetian design and the contemporary art glass.
Mdina Glass from Malta teardrop vase
Rene LALIQUE Crystal Coupe- TOKYO 2 pattern signed Lalique. 4-5/8 x 2-1/4. We have 3 of these bowls in our Etsy Store.
Pink Willow for anyone tired of blue or wants to set a daintier table.
The lady from a beautiful pair of large Cordey Figurines in porcelain lace clothes. 1940s-50s, USA.
Traditional Venetian Latticino Glass. We love Murano glass, old and new.