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Van Briggle Pottery Dark Blue Cylindrical Tumblers Set of Seven or Vases

Van Briggle Pottery Dark Blue Cylindrical Tumblers Set of Seven or Vases

I don’t believe I have ever seen such a beautiful color blue! And I adore the matte Van Briggle Pottery glazes. So, here is a set of seven Van Briggle tumblers circa 1990s. Or, if you don’t want to use them as tumblers…make them vases! You know how sometimes you just like the feel of something in your hands? These are that.

Although they are a set of seven, they bear the initials of five different etchers at Van Briggle. Two sets of initials with two tumblers each are unknown etchers, but their initials, in case you may know, are JD and TE (with the E looking like a backward 3). The three remaining tumblers have three different sets of initials. The first one is HVM and belongs to Hilde Manuszak who was at Van Briggle from 1988-2002. The second one is LS and belongs to Loretta Short who was at Van Briggle from 1987-1997. And, the third one is CLC belonging to Cristina Crispi who was at Van Briggle for only one year in 1994. In addition to the etchers initials these seven pieces all have the scratched in XI mark of the “Glaze Sprayer”. This mark could be attributed to two different sprayers, Garoid (Gary) Dhondt who was with Van Briggle from 1995-closing or Annette Moody who was there from 1994 to 1997. Whew! That is a lot of information I know. But it is important if you are a collector. If you aren’t and you just like these because they’re handsome…I don’t blame you. So do I!

Van Briggle Pottery was founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado circa 1901 (some say 1899) by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. Artus was an accomplished painter and had studied abroad while working for Rookwood Pottery. It was there he garnered an appreciation for the Art Nouveau styles and the Oriental matt glazes which he incorporated into his style and techniques established for Van Briggle Pottery. Thus, making them a fundamental force in American Art Pottery and the Arts and Craft movement. In1904, after only three years at the helm of Van Briggle, Artus died from tuberculosis at the young age of 35. But the designs and glazes he produced in those three years carried the pottery into the 21st century. After his death Anne continued their work until 1912. For many, many years Van Briggle Pottery was a mainstay for tourists visiting Colorado Springs. They toured the workshop and bought souvenir treasures which spread Van Briggle pieces throughout the world. Van Briggle finally closed their doors for good in 2012, 111 years after opening.

These might be just the pieces to start a collection. Make them yours.

Price: $495


Heller Dinnerware by Lella and Massimo Vignelli in Kelly Green 58 Pieces Plus Napkins

Heller Dinnerware by Lella and Massimo Vignelli in Kelly Green 58 Pieces Plus Napkins

Whether you are anticipating entertaining for the Holidays or planning a fun next summer of picnics or just like to make your everyday meals an experience…you need this fabulous dinnerware and matching napkins! This set, in bright Kelly green, is sure to be a hit. There are dinner plates and salad plates, mugs and bowls, a pitcher, a platter, and Marimekko napkins!

This simple yet amazing dinnerware was designed by Massimo Vignelli and his wife, Lella in 1964. It is made of BPA-free polymer Melamine. When first designed they were made in Italy and originally in bright yellow; however, that company had financial issues and production was halted. Then, the Vignelli’s met American Alan Heller. And the rest, as they say, is history. Heller bought the molds and re-released the dinnerware in 1971 as his newly founded company’s first product but still produced it in Italy. It was immediately inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Modern Art. The white tableware has never been out of production since. In 1975 production moved to the United States and it was around that time the bright colors were introduced.

Don’t hesitate. You should make this iconic tableware your own.

Price: $1,295


MCM Cavalcade by Libbey Galloping Horse Cocktail Glasses Gold White Pilsner Tom Collins

MCM Cavalcade by Libbey Galloping Horse Cocktail Glasses Gold White Pilsner Tom Collins

You should treat yourself and your guests to this excellent set of thirteen Libbey mid-century modern bar glasses from their Cavalcade collection. The set is comprised of seven pilsner stems and six tall Tom Collins highball tumblers. Each of these drink glasses is adorned with three rows of galloping horses alternating white and gold. With a rim design of coordinating color hanging branches of leaves. All on a frosted glass base. They are simply stunning and will make an awesome start to, or addition to, your collection of barware. You know you love them. The cocktail hour will never be the same once you make them yours.

Price: $795


Georges Briard Square Glass Dessert Set in Gold Clear Forbidden Fruit Border Pattern

Georges Briard Square Glass Dessert Set in Gold Clear Forbidden Fruit Border Pattern

Wow! Just wow! These are at once mid-century modern and timeless. This 13-piece dessert set or hors d’oeuvres set is comprised of one square glass serving plate or platter and 12 small square glass plates. The pattern is call Forbidden Fruit, but these pieces only have the border pattern all over and do not have the center fruit. I have seen this called Forbidden Fruit Border – All Over but I don’t know if that is official. They are in the clear and gold coloration on the bent glass form and are simply stunning.

Georges Briard which is a nom de plume for Jascha Brojdo was a Polish born American award-winning designer from the 1950s-1970s. Even being awarded the Frank S. Child Lifetime Achievement Award by The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators in 2004. His signature collections were stocked at noted department stores, such as Neiman Marcus and Bonwit Teller.

This set will be perfect. It will be perfect at your next cocktail party or birthday celebration. Just make it yours!

Price: $995


Boxed Set of 8 MCM Libbey Cavalcade Galloping Horse Tom Collins Cocktail Glasses

Boxed Set of 8 MCM Libbey Cavalcade Galloping Horse Tom Collins Cocktail Glasses

You should treat yourself and your guests to this excellent set of Cavalcade by Libbey mid-century modern bar glasses. The set is comprised of eight tall Tom Collins highball coolers. And it is in its original box, although the box has seen better days. Each of these drink glasses is adorned with three rows of galloping horses alternating white and gold. With a rim design of coordinating color hanging branches of leaves. All on a frosted glass base. They are simply stunning and will make an awesome start to, or addition to, your collection of barware. You know you love these tumblers. The cocktail hour will never be the same once you make them yours.

Price: $595


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 6-Inch Cupped Plates Set of 8

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 6-Inch Cupped Plates Set of 8

These beautiful Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion 6-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes and a floral central medallion. There are five separate designs varying slightly in the village scenes. There are three of one design and two of another and the rest are singles. These plates have different shape than the other plates we have listed. Their rim is cupped rather than laying flat. Each plate’s bottom is unmarked which dates their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. They do have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So, possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, they are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome set of eight. And possibly you want more of differing sizes? It just so happens we have other plates listed in assorted designs and states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to our storefront to see all our listings.

Price: $995


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 6 Inch Plates Set of 4

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 6 Inch Plates Set of 4

These beautiful Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion 6-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes and a floral central medallion. Each plate’s design varies slightly in the village scenes apart from one which is a duplicate. They have unmarked bottoms which dates their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. These plates have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So, possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, they are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome set of four. And possibly you want more of differing sizes? It just so happens we have other plates listed in assorted designs and states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to our storefront to see all our listings.

Price: $895 $500


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 8.5 Inch Plates Set of 2

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 8.5 Inch Plates Set of 2

These beautiful Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion 8.5-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes and a floral central medallion. Each plate’s design varies slightly from the other. One has an unmarked bottom which dates its origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. The second plate is marked CHINA on the bottom which dates it to circa 1890 to 1920. This pair of plates have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So, possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, they are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome pair. And possibly you want more of differing sizes? It just so happens we have other plates listed in assorted designs and states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to our storefront to see all our listings.

Price: $995 $595


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 7.25 Inch Plates Set of 5

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain 7.25 Inch Plates Set of 5

These beautiful Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion 7.25-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes and a floral central medallion. Each plate’s design varies slightly in the village scenes apart from one which is a duplicate. They have unmarked bottoms which dates their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. These plates have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So, possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, they are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome set of five. And possibly you want more of differing sizes? It just so happens we have other plates listed in assorted designs and states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to our storefront to see all our listings.

Price: $495 $295


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Nine Inch Plates Traditional Design Set of 4 Peeking - 2 and 2

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Nine Inch Plates Traditional Design Set of 4 Peeking – 2 and 2

This magnificent Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion nine-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes with a figure peeking out a window and a floral central medallion. They have unmarked bottoms which dates their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. These plates have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, they are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome set of four. Or possibly you want more? It just so happens we have other nine-inch plates listed as well in assorted designs or states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to all our listing to view them.

Price: $1,795 $995


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Nine Inch Plates Set of 5 Imperfect

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Nine Inch Plates Set of 5 Imperfect

These magnificent Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion nine-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes with a floral central medallion. They have unmarked bottoms which dates their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. These plates have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, they are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome set of five. Or possibly you want more? It just so happens we have other nine-inch plates listed as well in assorted designs or states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to our storefront where you can see all our listings.

Price: $1,995 $995


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Nine Inch Plates Traditional Design Perfect Set of Four

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Nine Inch Plates Traditional Design Perfect Set of Four

These magnificent Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion nine-inch plates depict traditional alternating panels of floral with birds and village scenes with a floral central medallion. They have unmarked bottoms which dates their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. These plates have an interesting provenance. They were once owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served from one of these plates! Whether actual or not, these plates are wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome set of four. Or possibly you want more? It just so happens we have other nine-inch plates listed as well in assorted designs or states of condition, along with other Chinese porcelain. Just go to all our listing to view them.

Price: $1,995 $995


Art Deco J and C Bavaria China Luncheon Set for Four

Art Deco J and C Bavaria China Luncheon Set for Four

We are really enamored with this lovely little luncheon set. Beautiful white china adorned with a simple yet complex hand painted design. The rim of the plate has a wide band of gold with five royal blue triangles placed at the points of a star. At the five triangles there are a pair of elongated hexagons of gold with tiny pink roses on the inside of the hexagon. Below each triangle is a gold rimmed diamond shape of royal blue with spirals and dots at its point. The saucer repeats the design but with only three triangles and the cups repeat with only two. Wonderfully executed and stunning! The cup has a unique bowl and the china is exquisitely thin and fine. You should make this incredible set yours.

Price: $395


Japanese Peach Lusterware Cherry Blossom Design Luncheon Set for Four

Japanese Peach Lusterware Cherry Blossom Design Luncheon Set for Four

What a lovely little luncheon set for four. It is in very, very good condition, made in Japan, and circa 1920s-1950s. It’s peach colored lusterware glaze is beautifully hand decorated with the most delicate cherry blossom design and its thin porcelain structure is light as a feather making it almost transparent. Lusterware or Lustreware is a type of pottery, porcelain, or china with a metallic glaze that gives an iridescent effect which is produced by metallic oxides in an overglaze finish. Lustre glazes were first known to be applied to pottery during the 9th century in Mesopotamia. This set with its charming color and design will grace your table handsomely. You must make it yours.

Price: $395


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Covered Double Handled Bowl and Spoon

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Covered Double Handled Bowl and Spoon

This incredible antique Chinese export Qing Rose Medallion covered bowl and spoon depicts traditional village scenes alternating with panels of bird and floral designs. All pieces have an unmarked bottom which dates its origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later to the United States. This dish has an interesting provenance. It was owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when this was obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served this wonderful bowl. Whether this happened or not, this antique Chinese porcelain set is wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you have the perfect spot to display this magnificent treasure.

Price: $495 $300


Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Teapot with Single Teacup and Saucer

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Teapot with Single Teacup and Saucer

This incredible antique Chinese export Qing Rose Medallion teapot, cup and saucer depict traditional village scenes alternating with panels of bird and floral designs. The teapot lid has two alternating medallions; one figural and one floral with both the cup and saucer depicting typical patterns. All three pieces have unmarked bottoms which date their origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later to the United States. This tea set has an interesting provenance. It was owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when this was obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was made a cup of tea from this pot and served in this cup and saucer. Whether this happened or not, this antique Chinese porcelain teapot, teacup, and saucer wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you have the perfect spot to display this magnificent treasure.

Price: $1,395 $895


Large Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Charger or Platter Birds and Floral

Large Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Charger or Platter Birds and Floral

This fabulous Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion charger has an unique medallion design with four panels of floral and bird scenes with a floral central medallion and no village scenes at all. It has an unmarked bottom which dates its origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. This platter has an interesting provenance. It was owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served from this chop plate! Whether actual or not, this platter is wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome piece. Or maybe you need two. We just happen to have a second listed as well of a slightly larger size and different more traditional design.

Price: $5,995 $3,000


Large Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Charger or Platter Traditional Design

Large Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Charger or Platter Traditional Design

This magnificent Qing Dynasty antique Chinese hand painted porcelain Rose Medallion charger depicts traditional alternating panels of floral and village scenes with a floral central medallion. It has an unmarked bottom which dates its origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later the United States. This platter has an interesting provenance. It was owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when these were obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served from this chop plate! Whether actual or not, this platter is wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you want this awesome piece. Or possibly you want two? It just so happens we have a sister platter of a slightly smaller size and with its own distinct design listed as well .

Price: $4,995 $3,000


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