Bell, Victorian Christmas, Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light. This ivory colored gold-trimmed porcelain bell is 8 1/2 tall and 4 3/4 wide. Thomas Kinkade's paintings were noted for their glowing highlights and saturated pastel colors. One of these paintings, pictured on one side of the bell, is of a Christmas tree in a fenced in snow-covered yard, with three people and a cat, and a Victorian house in the background. The bell is also beautifully embossed around the top at the base of the handle. it is in excellent condition with the words Victorian Christmas written in gold on one side with the Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light mark above it.
Cake or Pastry Server, Baum Bros., Formalities. These two beautiful cake servers are 9 3.4 long. One is pale blue with pink and gold flowers, and the other is light green with purple and rust colored flowers. The edges are trimmed in gold. They are in good condition. The underside of the handles have a small square roughly the size of a dime where the glossy top layer of glaze was not applied. This is a common flaw seen in porcelain servers. It takes nothing away from the shabby chic beauty of the cake server. They each have the Baum Bros. mark.
Vintage Bowl, Covina Pottery #936. This lovely brown bowl measures 7 1/2 by 6 1/2 across and 2 5/8 in height. Covina Pottery was in business from 1943 to the late 1980's in Covina California, which is nestled in the eastern part of the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. It is now in great demand because of its simple elegant designs that yielded a wide array of beautifully glazed pieces. Unfortunately the company could no longer afford to operate their kilns due to their huge power consumption in the town of Covina. The utility tax was so high it hurt many local residents and businesses and caused the closure of the Covina Pottery in the late 1980's. This action ultimately triggered a recall of the entire City Council. In any case, the pottery company was gone. This bowl has a little under-the-glaze flek and a pin prick on one edge. It is otherwise in very nice vintage condition with the Covina Pottery #936 mark.
Vintage 1960's Planter/Bowl #006, Covina Pottery Co., California. This bowl measures 5 1/2 across and 3 high. It is a lovely azure blue color. Covina Pottery was founded in 1943 in southern California, and produced items into the 1990's when it went out of business. Aside from two pinhead-sized glaze fleks on one end of the edge, it is in very good condition. It has the Covina Pottery Cal. mark plus a Coronet Ceramics Made in U.S.A. label.
Vase, Beebe California, Pink Roses, 1940s. This beautiful vintage vase measures 6 tall and 5 wide. It is adorned with gorgeous pink roses and green foliage. It also has hand-painted gold leaf accents. This vase is in excellent condition; no chips, cracks, or crazing. It is marked in gold -- Porcelain Beebe California .
Serving Dish, Baum Bros., Formalities, Redoute Roses. This three-sectioned ivory-colored serving dish measures 10 by 9 1/2 across. In addition to the roses, it is beautifully embossed with hanging drape ends on each section, plus all-around gold trim. The dish is in excellent condition with the Formalities by Baum Bros. mark.
Antique Franz Bischoff limoges porcelain tray. c: 1892-1907. Click on other pics for better view. Signed legibly: Franz A. Bischoff on display left side. Green backstamp on back: T 10.5 x 10 inches. Backside reveals possible small professional repairs when looking at it under a black light. Two small areas, (one is about 3/4 inch; other is less than a pea size), show up as 'white' under the blacklight. This could just be where the porcelain is thinner, or they could be repairs. In any case, if they are repairs, whomever did it was a pro; and they were likely just very minor surface flakes off the porcelain. Frontside has one area on the gold that is a bit lighter, (very tiny spot), but nothing shows up under the blacklight. The painting on this tray is superb; the faces of the figurines are wonderful. Bischoff was one of the premier porcelain artists in the 19th, early 20th C; known for his famous roses and later landscapes. Since none of the 'flaws', if they are indeed real flaws, are visible from front display side; and not really detectible from back unless looking at it under a light, I consider them minor. It is a true one of a kind work of art. This would make a fabulous luxury gift! This item was in a Frank Boos auction at one time and believe this was the listed price on it, (FB is now deceased; he was the older guy with the bow tie on Antiques Roadshow). Price is firm. As is, as described. Cashier's check only; usa buyer's only and buyer to pick up and arrange own insurance; must sign release form at pick up.
Bud Vase, Beebe California, Pink Roses, 1940s. This beautiful vintage vase measures 3 1/2 tall and 4 3/4 wide. It is adorned with gorgeous pink roses and green foliage. It also has hand-painted gold accents. This vase is in excellent condition; no chips, cracks, or crazing. It is marked in gold -- Porcelain Beebe California .
Laundered Money Vase, Boston Warehouse Trading Corp., 2003. The lady on this vase is 6 1/2 tall and the container is 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 in width. It says Spare Change on the front and Bank on the back. The lady is wearing light purple pajamas and pink slippers, with her gray hair in pink rollers. She is reaching into her pants pocket, apparently for some small change . The piece is in excellent like new condition with the Boston Warehouse Laundered Money label.