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Bernardi’s Antiques sells fine Porcelains from France, England & Germany, as well as some Austrian, Italian and American makers. Such makers as Sevres, Meissen, Dresden, Derby, Coalport, Aynsley, etc….. Many more Porcelains are available that are not listed here.
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A colourful pair of Chinoiserie Foo Dogs by French porcelain maker Samson, Edmie & Cie , late 19th Century.
Samson began his career by making service and set piece replacements in the late 1830s. In 1845 he opened the ceramics firm Samson, Edmé et Cie at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris, with the intention of supplying reproductions of ceramics on display in museums and private collections. The factory was moved to Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis in 1864 by Samson’s son, Emile Samson (1837–1913). The firm either drew inspiration from other factories, or directly copied their pieces. 18th-century designs from the factories of Meissen, Sèvres, Chelsea, Worcester and Derby were among the reproductions Samson, Edmé et Cie produced, among designs copied from the other major European factories.
During the 19th century, the collectors’ market for antique fine china was considerable, and Samson’s firm reproduced ceramics in a breadth of styles including the faience and maiolica types of Italian pottery, Persian style dishes, Hispano-Moresquepottery (a blending of Islamic and European motifs, produced during the 13th to 15th centuries), plates in the FitzHugh pattern, as well as plates in the manner associated with Bernard Palissy. Also copied by the Samson firm were the early Qing dynastyfamille rose and famille verte Chinese porcelains and the so-called “Imari wares”, named for the Japanese port where a type of richly decorated porcelain made at Arita was shipped. The firm exhibited at the International Exposition (1867) and the Exposition Universelle (1889).
A pair of Vienna hand painted two handled, lidded urns. Each with hand painted classical scenes on the front and painted cherubs on the reverse. Each urn is highlighted in fine detailed hand painted gold throughout and the gilt handles are in the shape of Swan necks/heads, making them spectacular.
The urns are each titled on the underside of the base – the first titled: ‘Rinaldo und Armeda’ – the second titled: ‘Jupiter und Calisto’. The scenes themselves are also artist signed. Each urn bears a blue beehive Vienna mark under the base.
Vienna, Austrian, circa 1890
An impressive 19 inches high x 15 inches wide sized globular shaped vase on pedestal. The vase has a scene of gypsy women on the one side and on the other side a scene of a South Pacific island with boats in the background and palm tree in the front. The cobalt blue background shows off the nice gold work on top of it. The handles are white with more gold work. The pedestal also decorated with heavy gilding and the octagonal shaped base is bronze.
The front scene is signed on the lower left “Ab Schilt a Sevres” – Louis Pierre Schilt painter at the Sevrés factory – born 1790 – died 1859.
The painted scenes are beautiful quality.
Measures: 18.75 inches high x 15 inches wide (handle to handle).
An impressive 22 inch tall Ormolu mantel clock with porcelain panels in Sevres blue. The clock works are marked by Samuel Marti with the Bronze medal mark that was in use circa 1860. The height gives this clock a presence and the panels soften the heavy gilt work.
Marked on works: S. Marti & Cie – Medaille de Bronze. (dates circa 1860).
Measures: 22 inches tall x
A small French porcelain hinged box with a transferred and hand hand painted scene on the lid and gold decoration around the lid and body. Marked Sevres and with a Sevres type mark on bottom – dates circa 1920. The top scene on the lid signed “Paul”
A beautifully painted vase with hand paintings of a woman over a group of cherubs and many flowers painted throughout.
The vase is very large measuring 26 inches tall x 13 inches wide.
Unmarked Paris Porcelain / Limoges.
A German Meissen pedestal compote with pierced lattice work around the edge of the bowl. The pattern is the Onion Pattern. The pedestal has a slight twist molded base. Pattern is on the interior and exterior.
Measures: 7 1/4 inches diameter x 6 1/4 inches high.
Marked: Meissen crossed swords in underglaze blue on bottom of compote.
A rare Shape and pattern to this RS Prussia tray. Shape is similar to a few other shaped trays in the RS Prussia book but cannot find exact shape (RS Prussia book 2nd series by Mary Frank Gaston) . The tray has much gold work, 3 leaf clovers and green borders. The main scene in the centre of the tray is the “Dice Throwers” pattern with children throwing dice in a circle and one child eating a melon.
The tray is beautiful bold colours with gold highlights and is in beautiful condition.
Marked: RS Prussia in red on back and impressed number 28
Measures: 11 3/4 inches long x 7 3/4 inches wide.
Excellent condition – No chips, cracks or repairs.
Meissen – Two Birds and Branch. Porcelain Figurine.
A large porcelain figurine depicting two little tree birds on a tree branch, it dates the 19th century by Meissen factory in Germany. It is beautifully hand-painted with colours of green, brown, yellow, blue and red. The piece is a joyful scene of two birds enjoying their grub while resting on a branch of a coniferous tree.
This is a delightful piece for those who adore birds, or collect fine porcelain figurines.
Marked: with Meissen crossed swords mark in underglaze blue.
Measures : 12 inches in height.
Excellent Condition: No chips, cracks or repairs.
his late 19th century French – 29 inch cobalt blue baluster urn is lavishly decorated with gilt bronze and an enamel portrait of a lady, signed “Favony.”
The foliate gilt bronze ornaments include: A pineapple finial on the domed lid, foliate bands surrounding the rim and neck and an ornate oval frame around the portrait, belted to the vase with a wide bronze band.
The urn pedestal is fixed to a laurel-wreathed bronze base.
Large Meissen Figural Candelabra, Dates 19th Century.
A large porcelain candelabra by Meissen with a maiden and child figure, it dates late 19th century Germany. The candelabra is decorated with patterns of flower, leaf and scroll, it has 3 candle holders and is beautifully hand-painted with colours of pink,violet, teal, peach, yellow and gold on white porcelain. There are two figures in the centre of the body dressed in violet robes, the details are quite fine and uncanny to possible characters from Greek and Roman myths, perhaps depicting a mother and child portrayal.
A delightful candelabra by Meissen, the object was once used an everyday object for entertaining at the time.
Marked: with Meissen crossed swords mark in blue on the bottom.
Measures: 18 1/2 inches in height.
Royal Worcester Cabinet Plate of Oystermouth Castle. – Artist Signed Harry Ayrton c1930.
A stunning Royal Worcester piece, that is hand painted and signed by the artist Harry Aytron. The piece depicts a delightful english sunset landscape scene featuring an old english castle (Oystermouth Castle.), lavish green hills, whimsical trees and sheep.
This is a splendid piece for those who love hand painted treasures, and tend to day dream of english castles, clouds and sunsets.
Marked: In red: Royal Worcester. Made in England. In green: Oystermouth Castle. In orange: Z 402.
Signed: ‘H Ayrton’ for artist Harry Ayrton, it dates to the 1930’s.
A Fabulous ‘Pair of English Coalport Covered Urns With Hand Painted Scenes’ – England – 19th Century. Each features a large bodied design with two-handles, cobalt blue ground with gilt decoration, and hand painted ‘English Country’ scenes.
Marked. In green, crowned Coalport – England. A.D. 1750. In orange, Bishop Birmingham Martitime Aus.
Measures: 9 inches wide x 16 inches tall.
A ‘Cobalt Blue Covered Ginger Jar with Gold Wheat Decoration’ – made in Germany, dates circa 1930. It features a lovely design and shape, decorated in a cobalt blue background with gold wheat decoration. Beautiful condition.
Marked. Fraureuth. Lusterware. Made in Germany. Pattern: Gold Wheat & Cobalt Blue
Measures: 9 inches tall x 7 inches wide.
A stunning majolica pedestal bowl with 3 white cranes standing upon a turtle’s back each with one leg raised. They stand in front of tall foliage in green and the bowl above is also in green with a brown interior. Cranes also decorate the outer body of the bowl.
Measures: 15 1/2 inches tall x 12 1/2 inches in diameter ( 7 inches wide from base.)
A ‘Pair of Early Derby English Figures’ – made in England, dates circa 1800- 1825. Features two beautifully hand-painted porcelain figures of a bather and a flower maiden in a classical style, standing bare footed on a platform with a pierced base decorated with flowers and branches.
Marked. Derby Crown Mark. England. Dates 1800 – 1825.
Figure Measures: 15 inches tall x 6 1/2 inches wide.
Excellent Condition. (Minimal wear from use and age. There is a small repair noticeable on the back branch of the flower maiden figurine – see close-up image for reference.)