Crown Trent

Crown Trent Fine Bone China from Staffordshire England. The tea set is present in a rose and daisy wreath pattern. 5 Tea Cups trio’s Crown with Cups, saucers and cake plates.

The Trent Fine Bone China Tea Set Trio’s is a 17 Piece Tea Set.

The service includes:

5 Tea Cups

1 Saucers

6 Tea Plates

Rose And Daisy swags With gilt trim wreath on a white background. The china is decorated with roses, pink rosebuds in a floral wreath pattern.

The service would grace any table or occasion.

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Beckoning Cat

Vintage Chinese gilded Hot water pot in a Lucky Cat starburst retro design. Originating in Japan is is referred to as maneki-neko literally “beckoning cat.”

It is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner.

It is also sometimes called the “Chinese lucky cat” due to its popularity among Chinese merchants.

In very good condition. It is marked made in China on the base of the teapot.

The height is approximately 12 cm including the cat Head lid. The width is approximately 13 cm from handle to spout. It does have some marks and scratches from general use.

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Made in China

Chinese Blue White Teapot. Vintage

Chinese Blue Porcelain Teapot Mid Century

Octagon Hand Painted With

Chrysanthemum Top.

Deep, High And Wide.

Round ornate floral lid.

Blue octagon geometric around front and back with blue flowers.

Blue lotus spout. Porcelain handle with “O.” Some light fading around the base due to age.

Stamp on base: “Made in China.”

Deceptive Perfections

Vintage, Bizen and style

A studio vase, perhaps

Sake, water, decanter and fire.

It’s signed by the potter.

Zen and Water And Decanter

A traditional pottery technique.

Such imperfections in Japan

Are simplicity, deceptive and beautiful.

Raised from the earth

Made of clay

Fired in ashes.

About a potter

Centuries perpetuating

About creating something

From nothing

Where defections

Are considered perfections.

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Hot Chocolate Pot

Vintage Farmhouse Stoneware Studio Pottery. Is it a Tea / Hot chocolate/ Coffee Pot? It is a very versatile set for 4.

The set includes a footed pedestal tea or coffee pot, 3 footed bowls to hold tea or coffee and condiments with 4 cups and 4 saucers.

A hand crafted and finished stoneware Studio Pottery Set. A Pottery of earthenware with an embossed floral base in hand crafted earth tones and faint pumpkin colours and clay swirls.

The cups, bowls and pot have a Pedestal base. The saucers are daisy shape with scalloped edges and floral embossed wreaths.

Good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.

Measures 18 cm high and 19 cm from handle to spout. 13 cm in diameter.

Includes:

1 Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate Pot

4 Cups

4 Saucers

1 Café bowl

2 Condiment Bowls – for sugar & milk

Lovely Harvest colours to get set for Autumn and Winter. Bound to keep friends and family warm.

Foreign Honey Bee Pots

Why does a piece of porcelein have a mark stamped “foreign?”

The question was answered on the Gotheborg website. I cannot take credit for the answer.

“In 1893 the USA, being a rising power; passed a law that all imported items must be marked by the country of origin having until 1923 for complete marks.

In the meantime countries like England and France just marked their pieces with “England” instead of “Made in England”, which was required in 1923.

Some countries like Japan and China marked their goods “foreign” between 1893 and 1923 meaning it was their export product, going outside their own country.”

A Chinese piece just marked “Foreign” seems to be the first export mark before “CHINA” to be followed by “Made in China.”

Credit:

http://www.gotheborg.com/~gothebor/qa/foreignstamp.shtml

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Duck Egg Blue

This soft greenish blue stems from the first discovery of a good blue pigment in the 18th Century, which was then lightened with white.

It can be described as a Rococo blue, as nothing says French and Swedish interiors quite like this colour.

Two Royal Worcester fine bone china gilded tea Cup Trio’s. The set includes 2 Cups and 2 saucers and 2 Cake plates by Royal Worcester in the beautiful Woodland pattern.

The cups measure 10 cm in diameter and 6 cm tall, Saucers 13 cm and Cake plates 15 cm in diameter.

The set is in good condition; no chips, no cracks no scratches.