Dating minton plates

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In their latter days the King granted them a pension as they had little money of their own. It is the same pale green background as the encrusted cherub clock above, The maker would have been Volkstadt Dresden of Germany. I would say it was made in one of the better German porcelain factories in c1890. The stamp of the famous Ernst Wahliss is also included.

This figure bought in Wales in very good condiiton. The item dates c1850,measures nearly 7icnhes acroos. The vases are just over 3 inches tall and they are in perfect condition. I cannot see any damage apart from a nibble on a petal. There is some handle of the basket (approx 1 cms)from the hand to the basket is missing,also there must have been something on the branch from the floor,and slight tiny nibbles to her rear ribbon. This is a beautiful Georgian Dresden/Volkstedt base of a candelabra,made in the finest of porcelains at that time,dating from c1820. Beautiful quality Dresden jug,the colours are superb also the gilding,hardly any wear at all.

As you can see the detail is excellent so these are a superior bisque,either French or German in origin and both made in the last quarter of the Victorian era.,c1880. Of a good size and in good conditon,measuring 10.5inches across. A very nice and complete coffee set,with 6 cups and saucers,milk jug,covered sugar bowl with lid and coffee pot. The gilding excellent,and the quality superb...£80 complete. There is no backstamp but it would have been made by the aforementioned. As you can see it is encrusted with flowers and leaves. I believe the lady is one of the characters in Welsh History called "The Ladies of Llangollen".

The condition is very good,there has been a small professional repair to the neck of the man,which is not noticeable. Backstamp Crown over "D" in blue,the Helena Wolfsohn mark..£65 each Beautiful "Old Summer Roses" bowl,a very nostalgic item showing the old fashioned country roses that grew profusely in Victorian days on the cottge walls. The top of the bowl is in deep blue and the whole item in very good condition,size about 9inches across,so would look good on a table display..c1880.. ROYAL WORCESTER VASE PAINTED BY HARRY STINTON IN C1896. As usual these items have some damage to the flower petals, and the leg of the cherub missing. The top has the opening of the egg but there are also smaller openings on the back and the front. Here we are offering a very pretty trinket tray,4 inches across, made in the Limoges Porcelain works in France. They were 2 highly educated Irish/Anglo spinsters who led very eccentric lives and they rode out every day being keen horsewomen.

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