Majolicaware soup tureens done up to look like fish. Fish chowder, optional.

Green fish tureen. 1940s. French. Ceramic. Sarreguemines, maker. Maker’s marks: Imprinted marks on the underside. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/french-green-majolica-fish-tureen-sarreguemines/id-f_21874952/
Hand painted majolica fish tureen with halved lemon decorations. Mid century. Italian.Ceramic. Image
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Fish soup tureen. Undated. Italian. Ceramic. Gialletti Pimpinelli GP LP. Maker’s marks impressed on the underside. Image © 2021 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/878688545/fish-soup-tureen-italian-majolica?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-home_and_living-kitchen_and_dining-dining_and_serving-other&utm_custom1=k_Cj0KCQiA4feBBhC9ARIsABp_nbWyN1zURolCltGKTBnnwB1_QvDydunpRazPIPQvJJcpVNzFAhnBXEIaAmBSEALw_wcB_k&utm_content=go_1843970809_72389326769_346364680770_pla-336272033724_c__878688545_113918463&utm_custom2=1843970809&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4feBBhC9ARIsABp_nbWyN1zURolCltGKTBnnwB1_QvDydunpRazPIPQvJJcpVNzFAhnBXEIaAmBSEALw_wcB

Antique cow creamers in various materials, one with its own calf and another with its own fly.

Creamer realistically modeled in the form of a cow. Plain body embellished with details reproducing the fine details of the cow’s facial and anatomical features, including a hinged cover surmounted with an impressive cast and applied finial realistically modeled as a fly. Loop handle modeled as a cow’s tail. 1898. Victorian. English, made in London. Cast silver. Maurice Freeman, maker. Maker’s marks: full hallmarks struck to the underside and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/1898-antique-victorian-sterling-silver-cow-creamer/id-f_19027152/
Whieldon-type cow and calf creamer with cover. Rectangular scalloped shaped base with a floral knob. 1760s. British. Ceramic. Label for Boswell and Ward, London on the underside. Image © polkadotantiques.com. Fair use license. via http://www.polkadotantiques.com/cow-creamers-1

 Cow creamer with simple figuring and a naive expressive face. The flap with a bee on the cow’s back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow’s mouth. ca. 1920. Continental, probably made in the Netherlands. Silver. Maker’s marks: marked on the body underneath the flap with continental maker’s marks. Image © Wax Antiques, London. Fair use license. via https://www.waxantiques.com/antique-continental-silver-cow-creamer.html
Cow creamer, ceramic with a floral pattern and horns which are pointing upwards and out. ca. 1900. Possibly European. No marks. Image © Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto. Fair use license. via https://www.cynthiafindlay.com/decor-and-dining/collectibles/cow-creamers/antique-cow-creamer.html

Majolica pieces all decorated with animals to make your guests have to guess what is for dinner. mid 19th century. English, designed by George Jones who started out working for Minton as a potter’s apprentice in the 1830s but then opened his majolica works in 1862.

Tea tray with monkey handles. Blue with green and white decoration and brown monkeys. ca. 1875-1882. Ceramic. Maker’s marks: Mark specifying that this design was registered by George Jones on June 26, 1875 with the last design for majolica being registered in 1882. Image ©2021DimitriosBastas. Fair use license. via http://etruscanmajolica.blogspot.com/2012/11/majolica-pottery-marks-george-jones.html
Majolica cheese keep in green, ochre, and brown on a white ground, featuring an overlapping leaf border and cow finial. 1880. English. Ceramic. Marked on the base. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/george-jones-majolica-cow-cheese-dome-stand/id-f_15871102/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjeSABhAPEiwAqfxURQtIQb5pBvWqmvuomyx5KA1Mt8W-5ma8z4GKTrZJeM1U54Sz1-0AjRoCT0UQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Majolica mackerel tureen and cover, with predominately yellow, green, and gray coloration. The cover featuring a mackerel fish lying on a bed of fern leaves and reeds. ca. 1870. English. Marks: Pattern number “2763” and maker’s marks for the George Jones Pottery. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/platters-serveware/george-jones-majolica-mackerel-tureen-circa-1870/id-f_17728911/

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Jugendstil/Art Nouveau Majolica porcelain centerpieces made by Eichwald of Bohemia in what is now Czechoslovakia. Lovely colors.

Oval Majolica ceramic centerpiece with the bowl adorned with small rose blossoms on two sides which sits on a great shaped base with two white blossoms and red accents. ca. 1910. Bohemian. Eichwald, maker. Maker’s marks: Impressed “Eichwald and the Model Number 3013 on the bottom. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/ceramic-centerpiece-eichwald-bohemia-circa-1910/id-f_13097751/
Large Majolica centerpiece with the top bowl surrounded by berries and leaves set on a gray background and floating on three beige columns. ca. 1910. Bohemian, assumed on the basis of various attributes to be Eichwald. Model number “4538” impressed on the bottom. Image © 2019 Vinterior Group Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.vinterior.co/home-decor/accessories/other-objects/majolica-centerpiece-by-eichwald-bohemia-circa-1910
Majolica ceramic garniture with two vases and a centerpiece or jardinière in white, blue and dark petrol tones. ca. 1915. Bohemian. Eichwald, maker. Maker’s marks: Each piece marked “EICHWALD”, the centerpiece showing the model number “4353” and both vases being model number “986/4.” Image © 2019 Vinterior Group Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.vinterior.co/art/ceramics/art-nouveau-ceramic-garniture-by-eichwald-bohemia-circa-1915

Dinner dishes each with a different animal motif. Meissen. The style being closely related to the Hanbury-Williams service which was produced in the Meissen factory between 1748 and 1750 and gifted by Augustus III to Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams, British Envoy to the Saxon Court. Later it belonged to the Duke of Northumberland. Some of these from the Hanbury-Williams service itself.

Plate from the Hanbury Williams/Duke of Northumberland service, painted with a seated wolf in a landscape vignette, enclosed by a flower wreath tied at the base by a yellow ribbon with a beetle and an insect overhead. Gilt-edged wavy rim with three flower specimens. ca. 1748-1750. Made in Saxony. Decorated porcelain. Meissen, maker. Maker’s marks: crossed swords in underglaze-blue, mark for Meissen. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17977/lot/89/
Stand which was probably meant to sit under a small tureen, decorated with a camelid, possibly a llama, in a style very closely related to the so-called ‘Hanbury-Williams’, or Duke of Northumberland, service. Mid 18th c. Made in Saxony. Decorated porcelain. Meissen, maker. Image © National Gallery of Victoria. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/essay/meissen-porcelain-factory-pair-of-stands/
Stand which was probably meant to sit under a small tureen, decorated with a mountain goat eating foliage, in a style very closely related to the so-called ‘Hanbury-Williams’, or Duke of Northumberland, service. Mid 18th c. Made in Saxony. Decorated porcelain. Meissen, maker. Image © National Gallery of Victoria. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/essay/meissen-porcelain-factory-pair-of-stands/

Ceramic soup tureens that look like heads of cabbage. Very whimsical. Whatever will those pottery places think of next.

Wallendorf cabbage tureen. Cabbage-form majolica tureen with lid and underplate in pink, green and white with gold detail. Floral motif to the interior of the tureen and the center of the underplate. Part of Mario Buatta Living: An Upper East Side Collection. Late 20th c. Italian. Ceramic. Mottahedeh, Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/interiors/decorative-arts-objects/_wallendorf-cabbage-tureen-f2f3
Cabbage tureen with cover and stand. Made before 1754. Made in Strasbourg, France. Tin-glazed earthenware. Maker not known. Collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis. In the public domain. via https://collections.artsmia.org/art/8031/cabbage-tureen-cover-and-stand-france
Red cabbage motif tureen and lid. Undated. Crafted in Japan. Fitz and Floyd. Image © 2020 REPLACEMENTS, LTD. Fair use license. via https://www.replacements.com/china-fitz-and-floyd-vegetable-harvest-cabbage-tureen-and-lid/p/119018441?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shopping_feed&rplSrc=GPLA&rplSubEve

Bird tureens in porcelain from Meissen. If you stare at them long enough maybe they will start to chirp. German.

Porcelain partridge form tureen and cover mounted on a rococo gilt bronze base, the bird seated on its nest in front of a spray of bulrushes. Early 19th c. German. Porcelain and gilt bronze. Meissen, maker. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/true-connoisseurship-the-collection-of-ezra-cecile-zilkha/a-meissen-porcelain-partridge-form-turren-and

Partridge tureen and cover modeled as a partridge seated on a basket weave nest. Quail box and cover modeled as a quail perched on a grassy mound. The pheasant perched astride a high mound with three speckled chicks at her feet. Mid 18th c. German. Meissen, maker. Maker’s marks: each with blue crossed swords marks for Meissen. The tureen with an indistinct impressed “D”. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-meissen-partridge-tureen-and-cover-a-5722294-details.aspx
Partridge tureen. ca. 1748. German. Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding. Meissen, maker. Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cc0 License 0. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/22409/partridge-tureen

Airbrushed pottery with fun decorations from the 1930s. Italian. Angelo Simonetto for the firm Galvani Pordenone. The Galvani porcelain factory was founded in 1811. In the late 1920s they began to produce more modernist pieces decorated with air brushing with the use of masks. These pieces are from that line.

Futuristic plate with a fish motif. 1930s. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/plate-ceramic-galvani-pordenone-angelo-simonetto-futuristic-design-1930s-fish/id-f_21082062/
Cylindrical ceramic vase with polychrome decoration of boats and fish on a white background. ca. 1940. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Maker’s marks: Signed “Galvani” on the body and rooster mark for Galvani. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/3075843
Coffee service. 1930. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.it/itm/SERVIZIO-CAFFE-CERAMICA-Galvani-Pordenone-DESIGN-ANGELO-SIMONETTO-1930-VINTAGE-/174376501617
Plate with a boat motif and a blue border. 20th c. Italian. Ceramic. Maker’s marks: Signed “Galvani” with a rooster mark for Galvani on the underside.. Image  © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.it/itm/PIATTO-ceramica-GALVANI-PORDENONE-FUTURISTA-AEROGRAFO-sc-ROMETTI-Simonetto-PUCCI-/233613403773

Tile designs from the Minton Company Archives, Stoke-On-Trent, England. Moyr Smith, designer for Minton. ID SD 1705/MS1820. These with figures, some drawn from the tales of King Arthur.

Excalibur. Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14
“Old Mortality, Morton and Burley.” Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14
Woman with a harp. Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14
“Macbeth.” Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14

Bow octagonal botanical plates decorated with flowers and insects. mid 18th century, made in Great Britain. Awfully pretty.

A BOW BOTANICAL OTAGONAL PLATE, CIRCA 1758


Bow octagonal botanical plate, painted with two large leafy branches each issuing a large yellow flower and a bud, the rim painted with five scattered winged insects and a caterpillar. ca 1758. Porcelain. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-bow-botanical-otagonal-plate-circa-1758

Pair of Bow octagonal botanical plates, each one painted with a botanical specimen among butterflies and insects. ca. 1765. Porcelain. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-bow-porcelain-octagonal-botanical-5726386-details.aspx
A BOW BOTANICAL OTAGONAL PLATE, CIRCA 1758


Bow octagonal botanical plate painted with two leafy stems issuing rows of blue flowers, and four winged insects and a small ladybug. ca. 1758. Porcelain. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-bow-botanical-otagonal-plate-circa-1758-2