Art Deco elephants. Various makers, both amusing.

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Elephant figural perfume bottle. 1920s. Art Deco. French. Green glass. Maurice Model, maker. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Perfume Bottles Auction. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/86902608_1920s-maurice-model-art-deco-elephant-perfume-bottle
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Pink elephant power box or jar in ceramic. Comes with an unused power puff. Art Deco. Japanese. Pink ceramic with black and green decoration. Marked “Made In Japan”. Image © 2020, Power Of One Designs. Fair use license. via https://www.powerofonedesigns.com/products/1930s-pink-elephant-powder-box-art-deco-ceramic-powder-jar-unused-powder-puff?variant=1310422816

Porcelain with young women draped over it for life. Austrian. Ernst Wahliss. Living from 1837 to 1900, Wahliss started out in sales for a porcelain factory, Founding his own ceramics firm in what is now Czechoslovakia, he launched a store called “Wahliss” in Vienna and exported porcelain across Europe while being Vienna’s leading porcelain dealer.

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Pair of amphora vases decorated with maidens and calla lilies. ca. 1900. Austrian. Porcelain with partial gilt and polychrome decoration. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/ernst-wahliss/pair-of-ernst-wahliss-porcelain-partial-gilt-and-OWB8xGSAAw8-nfDfP9crKA2

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Centerpiece. ca. 1897. Austrian. Porcelain. centerpiece. Makers marks: Ernst Wahliss crown mark used from 1897 to 1906. Workmans marks and impressed mark “4380 1.” Image © 2019 Antique-Marks.com. Fair use license. via https://antique-marks.com/wahliss-porcelain-centerpiece.html
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Figural spill vase modeled as a young standing woman and seated man playing a flute and pipes on a rectangular base with four feet with an open tree trunk to one side to hold the spills. ca. 1900. Austrian. Decorated in blush ivory colors with gilded highlights. Makers marks: green makers lozenge marked “Royal Vienna Wahliss” to the base with various other painted numbers and marks. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/antique-austrian-ernst-wahliss-royal-vienna-porcelain-spill-vase-circa-1900/id-f_15476892/
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Porcelain figure of a nude maiden on a shell decorated base. ca. 1900. Austrian. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/04be01-belle-epoque/catalogue/1110-ernst-wahliss-art-nouveau-porcelain-figure-of-a-nude

Majolica ware with a bird motif. Delphin Massier, makers. Starting in 1860 in Vallauris, France, their work has very vibrant colors due to their mastery of copper oxide flambé glazing. All of these taken from the website of Galerie Vauclair in Paris.

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Flamingo motif column vase. ca. 1890-1900. Image © Copyright – GALERIE VAUCLAIR. Fair use license. via http://galerie-vauclair.fr/GV/portfolio-item/flamingo-column-delphin-massier/?lang=en
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Parrot and grasshopper on a bamboo branch. ca. 1880. Signed on the underside. Image © Copyright – GALERIE VAUCLAIR. Fair use license. via http://galerie-vauclair.fr/GV/portfolio-item/parrot-and-grasshopper-delphin-massier/?lang=en
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Raging parrot. ca. 1890. French. Signed on the underside. Image © Copyright – GALERIE VAUCLAIR. Fair use license. via http://galerie-vauclair.fr/GV/portfolio-item/raging-parrot-delphin-massier/?lang=en

Art Nouveau era majolica glazed ceramics. Various makers and countries. All in wonderful colors.

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Candlestick. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Ceramic with multicolor stylized floral motifs with gilded bronze. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/candelabras/art-nouveau-ceramics-bronze-candelabra-majolica-circa-1900/id-f_18958052/
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Swan centerpiece in the form of a sleigh with a large shell on an ice skate with a swan at its head. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. Majolica/Barbotine art pottery. Signed “Eichwald”. Eichwald Company, maker. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. and My French Attic. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1417236-487/Magnificent-Art-Nouveau-Majolica-Barbotine-Swan
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Tall vase with a tube-lined design of cranes in a marsh landscape Fitted in a gilt metal arrowroot motif stand. ca. 1900. Bohemian. Makers marks: “JCB” for Julian Dresser. Julian Dresser, maker. Image © catalog.quittenbaum.de. Fair use license. via https://www.quittenbaum.de/en/auctions/art-nouveau—art-deco/120/dressler-julius-biela-tall-vase-with-handles-c1900-80073/

More beautiful design sketches from the archives of Minton and Company located in Stokes-on-Trent, England. Minton having been in operation from 1793 to 2005.

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Design for a jug taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83
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Design for a blue jug taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83
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Design for a jug with trees and flowers, taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83
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Design for a jug with a Dutch motif. taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83

Antique spill vases. Spills were twists of paper that you would use to light your pipe or melt sealing wax back before there were matches. Every home needed two or three. Different materials and designs.

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Staffordshire spill vase in the motif of two children sleeping with a bird watching over them with tufts of hand modeled foliage in the various branches. mid 19th c. British. Ceramic. Handpainted with gilt around the base. Image © Rogues’ Hollow Antiques, 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.rogueshollowantiques.com/product/antique-staffordshire-spill-vase/
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Pair of spill vases. 1901. Edwardian. English. Sterling silver with weighted bases. Makers marks: matching hallmarks for Birmingham 1901 with the silversmiths marks for John S. Pullinger & W. J .Myatt & Company. Image ©2020 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-silver/silver-vases/pair-of-antique-edwardian-sterling-silver-9-spill-vases-1901-167320
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Pair of spill vases. 1900. Jugendstil/Art Nouveau. German. Pewter. Orivit, maker. Makers marks: stamped “ORIVIT” on the base with “2165”. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Orivit-Antique-Nouveau-Pewter-Spill/dp/B00JHRJ5NU
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Pair of Staffordshire mare and foal spill vases. ca. 1850. Ceramic. Image © 2020 Chairish, Inc. and Apropos Antiques, Henrico Virginia. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2130150/antique-staffordshire-mare-foal-spill-vases

Animal design faience art pottery so your home can look like a menagerie. Burmantofts Pottery, maker. Burmantofts created art pottery in Leeds, England between 1880 and 1904.

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Turquoise glazed umbrella stand. Festoon-modeled cylindrical body on three griffin-head supports with a shaped triangular base, ca. 1890. Makers marks: Factory monogram “ENGLAND JL 1868” impressed on the underside. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/85102353_a-burmantofts-faience-turquoise-glazed-umbrella-stand
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Spoon warmer in a turquoise glaze, with a grotesque toad motif. Model number 1907. ca. 1890. Image courtesy Woolley & Wallis. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group) 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/guides/collecting-guides/burmantofts-pottery/
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Two seashell design turquoise glazed jardinières. 1891. Makers marks: one impressed with the monogram mark “BF” and impressed “1662.” The other with an impressed Burmantofts mark and “1662.” Shown with a pair of Minton nautilus shell jardinières. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/two-burmantofts-faience-turquoise-glazed-shell-jardinieres-late-6136021-details.aspx

A little something to keep the perfume in if you don’t like the bottle it comes in. Jacob Petit, maker. Born in 1796 he started out working for Sèvres before starting out on his own.

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Pair of perfume bottles. ca. 1850. French. Porcelain. Makers marks: Marked “JP” on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/bottles/pair-of-french-porcelain-perfume-bottles-jacob-petit-circa-1850/id-f_12168203/
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“Sultan” and “Sultana” perfume bottles. 19th c. French. Porcelain. Makers marks: both marked “JP” on the underside. Image © Catawiki auctions Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/13926785-jacob-petit-pair-vieux-paris-perfume-vials-sultan-sultana
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Pair of stoppered perfume bottles, hand-painted in a floral motif with a relief border of shells and acanthus leaves. Neo-Rococo. French. Hand painted porcelain with gilt. Makers marks: Both of the pair marked “JP” on the underside. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/6041-PS111127/Pair-Jacob-Petit-French-Stoppered-Perfume

Pastille burners. Mostly antique. So much more fun than air fresheners but they do the same thing, burning pellets to scent up your house and cover up the cabbage smell coming out from the kitchen.

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Pastille burner with dolphin supports, rosso antico with black decoration. Still has the original lid and interior stand. ca. 1810. British. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Makers marks: Stamped “JOSIAH WEDGWOOD” on the underside, along with an extremely rare mark, probably associated with trials of a new pyrometer or kiln. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/pastille-burner-on-dolphin-supports-rosso-antico-wedgwood-circa-1810/id-f_9977753/
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Pastille burner and cover. ca. 1820. Pierced porcelain with enamels and gilding. Derby Porcelain Factory, Derby, maker. Makers marks: “D” under a crown and crossed batons, “11” in red, and an incised cross. Image© Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O306954/pastille-burner-and-derby-porcelain-factory/
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Pastille burner with swan supports. ca. 1820. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Richard Gardner Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.richardgardnerantiques.co.uk/shop/sold/regency-pastille-burner-in-bronze/
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Trefoil shaped pastille burner, each corner cast as a grotesque mask and supported on a claw foot. Comes with a detachable pierced cover and liner. 20th c. Italian. Silver. Makers marks: Stamped “BREBONZIO” and “800” underneath. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-italian-silver-pastille-burner-stamped-brebonzio-5440404-details.aspx

Art glass vases, these all being Art Déco and made by Degué who used a sandblasting method to decorate monochromatic vessels with graphic devices and designs. French, made in Paris.

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Vase with a flower motif and a off-white and yellow ground, acid-etched with a pink and brown overlay. Art Déco. French. Signed. Image © Huub Geurts.com Antiques. Fair use license. via http://www.huubgeurts.com/2000/06/6176/
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Art glass vase with red flowers and blue stems and leaves. ca. 1930s. Art Déco. Signed. Image © 2020 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/joshua-kodner/a-degu-glass-vase-verrerie-dart-degu-paris-1368550
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Art glass vase. Art Déco. French. Image © 2020 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/palm-beach-modern/degue-art-deco-vase-1631922