This is the most wonderful unusual shaped vase or planter. The colors are rich browns, rusts and creams, with bright 24KT gold accents throughout. It has a shape like a purse and four feet. This piece is marked Hand Painted Portugal PV.1906. I am not sure if that is the date or what, it is an auction piece. It does look old by the wear to the bottom of the feet and the slight age glaze crazing. There are no marks on the inside so I don't think it was every used as a planter, very clean...
This is the 6th plate in a series of annual Christmas stamp art plates. It is titled Madonna and Child by Fra Filippo Lippi. It is plate number 9477. It is part of the stamp series by the United States Post Office. This plate is 8.5 inches across and in very good condition with just the tiniest mark on the background. Th colors on this a so rich and beautiful.
This is a gorgeous hand china painted porcelain bud vase with what looks like peace rose sprays. It has heavy gold gilding around the top rim. It measures 7.25 inches tall and 2.25 inches across the base. It is in excellent condition, no chips, no cracks and very little wear to paint or gilding. It has the initial JH of the artist added to the leaf part. I don't know the maker or age it is a auction item.
This 2 gorgeous hand painted china pink rose nut, or mint, dishes with heavy gold gilding. These pieces measure 3.25 by 2.75 inches across, and only .5 inches high. They are in very good used condition, no chips, no cracks, no crazing that I can see, but they do have a bit of wear to gold edges. These are unmarked auction pieces, I do not know the age or maker.
This is a beautiful collectors plate by the Unites States Post Office in the letter series, a portrait of Michelangelo by Raphael. It is in lovely shades of lavender, tan, and brown, and shows him writing a letter. This is plate number 9477 in the 1973 firing. It measures 8.5 inches in diameter and is in excellent condition.
This is a beautiful limited edition collectors plate put out by Heritage House, Inc. in 1990. It was limited to 9000 firings and this is number 9477. The original painting for this image is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The plate measures 8 and 1/8 inches across and has a gold rim. The colors are beautiful in blues and reds. It is in excellent condition.
This is a limited edition collectors plate by Heritage House Inc. It of the Christmas 1989 Madonna and Child Collection, Dream of St. Catherine by Lodovico Carracci. It is plate number 9477 of 9,900. The painting this as taken from in in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. This plate measures 8 and 1/8 inches in diameter and has a gold rim. It is in excellent condition.