Made for Harrods of London

Vintage limited edition Staffordshire fruit and veg bowl in pretty bone china made for Harrods by Bishop and Stonier (Bisto) dating from between 1891 and 1936. Numbered 232.

Hand painted flowers surrounded by a cobalt and in a gold plated design. All in good condition for its age except for hairline on underside. No crazing or chips.

This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships including Bishop & Stonier.

The “BISTO” trade name was only used by
Bishop and Stonier and often appeared (but not always) with the two marks shown above.

Incredible find.

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There be Dragons

Dragons brilliantly painted in vivid colours and varying tones of cobalt blue with characteristic ‘heaping and piling’ effects. Imagine standing there before you two striding five-clawed dragons chasing after one another amidst wispy clouds. Bands of lotus leaves encircling the top of border. Glazed interior well painted with a six-character mark within a blue border on the base.

Chinese antique Jiajing mark Blue and White Dragon Bowl. Two floating dragons under the sea with lotus leaves surrounding the top with just a faint gold leaf border. Sounds like a lucid dream.

The Jiajing mark Period Make”. This is possibly very old of high quality porcelain.

Zhong Guo Zhi Zao

Vintage Chinese rice Vintage Chinese rice bowls hand painted. A gilded cloisonné porcelain bowl. A set of 6 Bowls from 1970s hand painted.

Zhong Guo Zhi Zao ‘MADE IN CHINA’ in a diamond shape in 1973 marked on the base from kilns in China. Some marks of quality are important because they validate the quality and authenticity of the product you are investing in.

Although some true antique Chinese pieces will not have a mark or stamp. It wasn’t until the 1890’s when Chinese imports were required by law.

Marks tell you where they come, the year, the quality and the maker and from which kiln they were crafted in.

After all if I’m going to spend £10.00 on a bowl; I don’t want to find out it was mass produced and available at the Pound shop for a £1.00 Quid.

Blue background gilded rims and Floral. Each bowl is with 2 white Cranes floating on a white cloud on each side. and Chinese story about the birds. The story has a mark on it. That red mark is the artist personal stamp. See picture.

The bowls have a white centre. Very elegant and useful. Easy to clean. Complete set. Looks wonderful on any table. Makes a great cereal, salad, porridge or soup bowl.

The height is 5,5 cm / 2.16 ” x diameter 11,5 cm / 4.5 “.

EXCELLENT CONDITION with no chips, no

I found them in an antique shop in Antwerp and in EXCELLENT CONDITION with no chips, no cracks, no damages!

Extraordinary I love them.