Rare demitasse coffee can and saucer set, decorated in small sprigs and hand painted dainty flowers with gold enamel gilt trim against a hard paste porcelain base. You can also find similar patterns of the same time period marked Sevres as many porcelain decorators either once worked for Sevres or were outsourced to paint for the famed company.
Marked with the iron red PCG Mark for Petit Carousel Guy a short lived porcelain decorator and retailer in Paris France during the late 1700s
"Paris porcelain" is the very white porcelain made in France from about 1770 to 1870. The name "Vieux Paris" or "Old Paris" for these wares was first used by collectors in the late 19th century. In the late 1700s, the Sevres factory near Paris was established as France's national factory with "royal privilege." Its porcelains were top-quality, with original shapes and lavish decorations. Other makers near Paris soon began making similar porcelain pieces. Before long, more than 35 small factories were selling what is now called Paris porcelain. Almost all of their wares were unmarked. The factories quickly updated their patterns to keep up with the latest fashions
Saucer plate 4.75" diam (12.07 cm)
Cup stands approx 2.5" T, (6.35 cm)
Condition: Overall excellent, there is a craquelure to the gold gilt enamel on one raised flower on the saucer, it is not in the porcelain only in the gold paint
Examples of this particular decorator rarely come to the public market, The Victoria Albert Museum in England is home to a few known examples
$79.00Two bathing beauty doll figurines, one laying down leaning on her elbow and the other seated up on a pedestal, both are nude bisque (unpainted), possibly once covered with pebble decoration that has since worn off, the laying doll does have a fissure across the legs, the seated one is free of any issues, the laying down one is marked what we think is '4664' Germany and the seated bather is marked 'Germany'.
A beautiful blue opalescent glass ring holder with a heart handle in the center and nice heavy applied opal along the rim, the holder is made by Northwood Glass Co in the Open O's pattern. Very pretty!!!
4 1/12" Tall 7" Wide
Condition: Overall Excellent No Chips, Cracks, or Repairs.
EXCELLENT UNDAMAGED ANTIQUE CONDITION means that while a listed item has no post-production damage such as chips or cracks, it may have discernible minor wear from usage and/or nesting (stacking) and, since production conditions in the early 1900s were dirty and dangerous and there was no "Quality Control" as we now know it, any number of the following production issues:
AIR BUBBLES in the glass that were not squeezed out during pressing.
HEAT CHECKS which are internal rifts filled with air (which is why you can see them), usually from a burst air bubble.
INCLUSIONS in or on the surface of the glass, such as ash and cinders. Often found in the flames of vases and rims of bowls were it settled during pressing.
STRANDS of undissolved colorant (usually in green glass).
STRAW MARKS which are lines in the glass caused by premature solidification where the molten glass was snipped from the gathering rod with cool metal shears when the mold was full; lines also formed on the surface during the cooling process.
TOOL MARKS from implements used to form the edge or influence the shape.
MOLD ISSUES related to filling and release such as incomplete or malformed edges, rough seams, extra glass at seams; webbed, incomplete or pulled edge points.
COOLING ISSUES such as uneven legs, slanted stems or a bowed base (causing rocking), surface lines and heat checks.
Production issues in the extreme may be undesirable, but they do not qualify as "damage" and will be found to some degree on nearly all antique glassware. Issues of MAJOR wear and production flaws will be mentioned and photographed.