Gorgeous antique Franz Anton Mehlem Royal Bonn German art nouveau vase. The backstamp dates it to 1875-1890. It also has written initials and other impressed marks. This is a stunning hand painted fine art vase featuring Iris flowers. 8.25 tall x 8.25 wide. No chips or cracks. Raised fronds encircling the top and bottom edge. Initials are YNE. It also has an old Doumouchelle Art Galleries Co., Detroit, MICH label on the interior. Note the old State abbreviation. Dumouchelles is the premier auction house in Michigan. Earthenware. The perfect gift for your favorite lady! 7/12estcs
Antique Royal Bonn Franz Anton Mehlem decorative plate. c:1836-1920. This item is very pretty but looks weird in the pictures, not sure why. It features raised edges with white and purple violets. No chips or cracks but does have some tiny white dots/paint misses here & there. Green castle Bonn backstamp on back, (backward FAM mark inside castle), then Bonn, Germany. FAM stands for Franz Anton Mehlem, and has an impressed circular stamp mark FAM, Franz Anton Mehlem, Bonn, something: and incised 'A 2' on it. It is 8.5 wide. The coloring is very striking on this plate. 5/11utcs
Antique Royal Bonn tray. Feels like semi-porcelain. c:1836-1920. A lot of crazing on this tray and some wear off painted flowers. On backside rim edge there are 3 old surface flakes, but these are not visible on the frontside. This tray is 12.75 long x 9.25 wide. Very shabby chic looking! Green castle Bonn backstamp on back, (backward FAM mark inside castle), then Bonn, Germany. FAM stands for Franz Anton Mehlem, and has an impressed circular stamp mark FAM, Franz Anton Mehlem, Bonn, something: and incised number #1599. The low price reflects the aging flaws.
Antique Royal Bonn transferware cheesekeeper. (or butterkeeper). The underplate was not with this item when purchased; so I put a nice vintage Homer Laughlin plate under it; (it has the same coloring on the rim edge, and looks rather nice with this item). The castle mark dates to 1836-1920. The mark is a green castle; backward FAM mark inside castle, then Bonn, Germany. FAM stands for Franz Anton Mehlem. The cheesekeeper has a vent hole in lid; features gorgeous pastel Irises, and has no chips or cracks but is showing a lot of wear around bottom rim edge. Very beautiful despite not having the original underplate for it, but you do get the HLC plate with it. If it had the original underplate, the price on it would be much higher!