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China and Dinnerware3256 of 4508FIME BONE CHINA FROM ENGLANDLimoges Fish Plate Set
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Posted 4 years ago


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These two enigmatic ? Vases, were left to me by my grandmother. Visiting her when I was knee-high-to-a-grasshopper; I always liked to examine the scenes, gazing at the ethereal misty imagery..... imagining myself in them (strange child!...that grew up to become an artist). These unusual objects are a complete mystery to me. I would like to know the proper term or name for them. What was their purpose? Who made them and when? What are they worth, not that I intend selling them. And anything else you might be able to tell me!

As you can see from Photo .3; there is no marking of any sort to be found.
I believe the buildings are applied "transfer" and the clouds and misty swirls and foliage are hand painted, I could be wrong though!

Apologies to fellow Collectors Weekly member "blunderbuss2".......sorry Lucas but these are the first and last v'ass 's I'll be posting...but I NEED to find out about these, and where better to ask than on CW!....and NO! you can't have them as targets!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight?
    One of Queen Victoria's favourite summer spots .... Osborne etc.
    Tourist ware?
    No "England" = pre-1891.
    Transfer blue & white = post 1790.
    The shape may be a solifleur , but mustangtony may well be right to suggest an alternative use rather than the dreaded 'vaas'. Molotov may well be involved here to someone's delight!
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Almost delft but the colour seems a bit off. Did "limies" do take-offs on delft? I love delft, even in v-asses. That's been a good running joke. Shame there are no markings. because of the laws here, I don't get to shoot like I used to so need bigger targets.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    Steve, just a short comment to wish you and yours "Happy Holidays" and thanks for all your support this past year, very appreciated!!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hey blunderbuss!
    Yes the English did do take-offs of Dutch Delft. It's known as English Delft:
    Don't forget that the English had a Dutch King and Queen. All things Dutch became an instant fashion. They called him and her William and Mary. William of Orange. William III / II.
    He was a Protestant. They needed a Protestant monarch after all the Catholic problem that was Charles I. They beheaded him. His son was a disappointment to them too! So they imported Dutch Protestant blood. Another way of putting it was that William invaded England on 5 November 1688. Six months later he was crowned King of England with his wife Mary as joint sovereigns.
    "Many Protestants heralded him as a champion of their faith. Largely because of that reputation, William was able to take the British crowns when many were fearful of a revival of Catholicism under James. William's victory over James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is still commemorated by the Orange Order. His reign marked the beginning of the transition from the personal rule of the Stuarts to the more Parliament-centred rule of the House of Hanover."
    Even today in Northern Ireland the effects of William of Orange's rule is being felt with young people rioting in the streets of Belfast as we speak.
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Happy holidays Steve although it looks grim here. Girlfriend says she has to spend them with her husband & kids(I had forgotten all about the kids).
    Remember to hug a v-ass over the holidays!
  6. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
    Many thanks for all your comments, most useful, and wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas & Peaceful New Year!
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    vetra--, leave it to you. According to my genealogist cousin, our ancestors were mercenaries for "Vil-ham" & as he couldn't pay, it was either wait or take land in Eire. They were not satisfied with the deal so migrated to S.C. in the mid 1700's. Often wondered if this was true? If they brought dutch or Eng. delft, we don't have any now.
    Neither here nor there, so Merry Christmas.
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    And to you too blunderbuss2, Season's Greetings!

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