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

Trompe l’oeil tableware with ceramic fruit and vegetables. Better put a bunch of real grapes and a fresh carrot so no one starves. Made at various times.

Majolica trompe l”oeil lidded server modeled as grapes, plums, nuts, pears, and an apple. Porcelain. 1880-1890. Made in the north of France, possibly by Orchies. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/french-majolica-trompe-loeil-server-fruits-circa-1880/id-f_16823342/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwufn8BRCwARIsAKzP6954HtwJUo8lVEYsQJAdsMryAT6mkNM-n-NW7kfv9Jw4K86FMHIaCnkaAuCyEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Trompe l’oeil dish with olives. 18th c. French, made in Strasbourg. Image ROB MICHIELS AUCTIONS © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.rm-auctions.com/en/european-ceramics-and-decorative-arts/9258-a-french-faience-trompe-loeil-dish-with-olives-strasbourg-18th-c
Trompe l’oeil tureen or sauce boat modeled as a bunch of asparagus. Porcelain. ca. 1910. French. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/785620369/art-nouveau-trompe-loeil-tureen-sauce?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-home_and_living-home_decor-other&utm_custom1=k_Cj0KCQjwufn8BRCwARIsAKzP695Ep-3Aq32TljRyooRTSmXiTCtF6zb8tL42WLpCwGKMXd1TpVVlk80aAgQ-EALw_wcB_k&utm_content=go_1843970809_72389335089_346398200080_pla-303663660129_c__785620369_101369254&utm_custom2=1843970809&gclid=Cj0KCQjwufn8BRCwARIsAKzP695Ep-3Aq32TljRyooRTSmXiTCtF6zb8tL42WLpCwGKMXd1TpVVlk80aAgQ-EALw_wcB

Covered pots in porcelain from Meissen. Various intended uses. All very pretty and perfect for your next party.

Covered pot with a strawberry shaped grip and polychrome decoration of fruits and flowers. Louis XV (reigned from 1715 to 1774). Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Porcelain with gilt bronze mounts. Meissen. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/lexigence-dun-collectionneur-sa-vision-du-xviiieme-siecle/a-louis-xv-gilt-bronze-mounted-meissen-porcelain
Cream pot and cover. The pot with three paw feet picked out in puce, the sides reserved with three quatrelobe panels painted in Kakiemon style with indianische Blumen. Scroll handle with further flowers with a gilt-line rim. Cover painted with birds and flowering branches within a brown-edged rim. ca. 1730. Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Blue ground with a overrare Meissen underglaze. Maker’s mark: crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/pottery/18th-century-rare-meissen-underglaze-blue-ground-cream-pot-cover/id-f_12624572/
Purple “Indian” round tureen with a figure holding a cornucopia with fruit on the cover. 1880s-1890s. Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Maker’s mark: crossed swords. mark for Meissen in blue on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/platters-serveware/late-19th-century-meissen-purple-indian-round-tureen-figure-cornacopia/id-f_20064492/?gclid=CjwKCAjw0On8BRAgEiwAincsHNuU7vYZ1Gobu0OuDZvcd-0EZnJ4eIkDZr8rO45DTH4fPo69pCDxZRoCQyEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Pages from AU2: The Kensington Studio Volume, part of the archives of Minton Pottery which are held in Stoke-on-Trent, England. These being images scanned by the archive.

Sketches for vases or jars. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Fish design. Figures 016. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Designs with flowers and birds. Figures 019-021. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Stylized floral motif. Figures S56-S63. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Figures S1312-S1324. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/

Antique sauce tureens. Small cousins of soup tureens but just as decorated up. Mostly made in England with one having been made in China for the American market.

Covered sauce tureen. 1786. Porcelain. Made in China for the American market. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/2546
Pair of George III silver sauce tureens and covers. Oval form tureens with gadrooned rims, raised on stepped oval bases and with reeded upswung loop handles. Domed covers with bud finials. Engraved with crest on one side of the bodies and covers. 1779. Made in London, England. Maker’s mark: Mark of Henry Greenway, London, 1779. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-george-iii-silver-sauce-6198541-details.aspx
Pair of Hicks & Meigh “Stone China” sauce tureens Pattern #53, decorated in the Imari style. ca. 1818. British. Hicks & Meigh, maker. Maker’s marks: printed regency coat of arms mark with pattern Number 53. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1330799-B681b/Pair-Hicks-Meigh-x27Stone-Chinax27-Sauce
Pair of yellow ground porcelain sauce tureens with bands of painted flowers. ca. 1820. British. Coalport, maker. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/antique-pair-of-coalport-porcelain-sauce-tureens/id-f_742387/

Have the songs of the sea on your table even when you aren’t using the beach house. Sea life porcelain trompe l’oeil from ceramicist Jacob Petit of France. ca. 1840 or so.

Pair of shell-form vases and covers, naturalistically modeled as upright conch shells applied with frogs and lizards and resting on coral. mid 19th c. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: One with a blue “J.P.” mark, the other with a spurious blue crossed swords mark for Jacob Petit. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/two-jacob-petit-porcelain-shell-form-vases-covers-242/100424
Lot 241 | TWO JACOB PETIT PORCELAIN VASES
Pair of vases applied all over with crayfish, lizards, fruit, nuts and shells. One gilt with vine and the other with scrollwork. 19th c. French. Maker’s marks: Blue marks for Jacob Petit. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/two-jacob-petit-porcelain-vases-241/100422

Art Déco ceramics. English and designed by Enoch Boulton who worked for a number of potteries. Late 1920s.

Temple vase in the “Orient” pattern with a foo fu dog finial lid and decorated with black, green, and orange enamel and 22 carat gold. Produced as an exhibition piece. ca. 1930. British. Designed by Boulton for Crown Devon Fielding. Maker’s marks: Mark for Crown Devon on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/art-deco-large-temple-vase-enoch-boulton-enameled-orient-design/id-f_20797732/
Vase in the “Temple” pattern in a terracotta and black colorway with gilding, pattern #2880. Before 1926. British. Designed by Boulton. Maker’s marks: Marked on the base with the W&R Crown mark in use up to 1926. Also has the remnants of a label from the original retailer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image  © 1995-2020 eBay Inc.  Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carlton-Ware-12-5-inch-Temple-pattern-Enameled-Vase-Designed-by-Enoch-Boulton-/32398