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    • A cream-colored plate over 9" in diameter 

      Unknown author (1890)
      Perhaps the loveliest plate I have. High quality artistry throughout. Especially attractive is the attentive pose of the mouse in the foreground. The two characters he looks at present just what the fable wants from them: ...
    • A platter, several plates, and a cup 

      Unknown author (1998)
      No Annotation
    • A serving platter, 20¼" x 15½ 

      Unknown author (1831)
      This platter is done in the relatively rare black style. Barbara gave it to me in honor of her deceased husband Stanley, who carried the large platter back in his lap as he returned by airplane from Barbados. Barbara had ...
    • A white-colored platter 10½" x almost 9½ 

      Unknown author (1880)
      This is a heavy platter. There is a shallow plate in front of the protagonists and narrow vases in the background. Shirley dates this and the larger platter below to 1858-82. There are chip repairs at the right-hand ...
    • A white-colored platter 13" x almost 10½ 

      Unknown author (1880)
      This is a large, heavy, and even formidable platter! I am baffled about which fable is presented here. Shirley dates this and the smaller platter above to 1858-82. There are chip repairs at both "carrying" ends.
    • An octagonal plate almost 10" in diameter with a 7¼" gray-and-white circular design 

      Unknown author (1890)
      There are no chips in this substantial plate. The design, showing the moment just before lift-off, is repeated elsewhere in Brown-Westhead, Moore and Company productions. The design spills over nicely into the ridge ...
    • Boxed set of six dessert plates "Fables de la Fontaine. 

      Unknown author (1990)
      This lovely set combines busy central images with a uniform "leaf, grape, and vine" decoration around each plate's border. They choose well when they put FC on the cover of the box. My second prize goes to "The Crow Trying ...
    • China plate of "L'Huitre et les Plaideurs" (The Oyster and Litigants) 

      Unknown author (1900)
      The seller guesses a date in the late 1800's or early 1900's. She describes the piece as a vintage porcelain/ceramic plate measuring about 8¼" in diameter. There is a painted pink rim with an embossed floral design. In the ...
    • China plate of Borrowed Feathers 

      Unknown author (1989)
      I had heard that there was a sixth in the series, and a little hunting around the web found Allen's selling it! Now as I try to reduplicate the feat, I cannot! The "eyes" of the peacock feathers stand out brilliantly for ...
    • China plate of The Fox and the Grapes 

      Unknown author (1989)
      Richly colored scene. The fox is perching on a wobbly stool on top of a barrel. Might the whole scene be unnecessarily busy?Included is a brochure presenting the fable's text and commenting on Hampshire's art.
    • China plate of The Lion and the Mouse 

      Unknown author (1989)
      The mouse holds two ends of a split rope triumphantly in his paws. The lion is in the process of springing free from the net as a whole.The box and certificate have suffered water damage, but it seems not to have affected ...
    • China plate of The Milkmaid 

      Unknown author (1989)
      Hampshire tends to work in a Rockwellian mode.Here the pretty dirndled maid sits with bowed legs and a flower drooping from her hands. Chicks swim in the milk, and the cat approaches to drink some. A goat nuzzles up to ...
    • China plate of The Tortoise and the Hare 

      Unknown author (1988)
      The tortoise approaches us in victory and is just reaching the finish ribbon held by a frog and a squirrel. The rabbit looks on in surprise from behind the tortoise. Richly colored! Included is a brochure presenting the ...
    • China plate of The Tortoise and the Hare by Richard Ginori, Italy 

      Unknown author (1960)
      This delightful plate is inscribed in a delicate longhand on its back "Le Lièvre et la Tortue." The front of the plate is unadorned except for the rendering of the finish line of The Tortoise and the Hare after J.J. ...
    • Cup and saucer. Title "The Wolf & The Lamb. 

      Unknown author (1920)
      As with the two bowls, the strength here of Royal Winton lies in its lovely colors. The pastels in the river make it almost psychedelic! Both pieces have a golden "A" as an additional mark on the bottom.
    • Cup, 1½" high featuring the Fox and the Crow 

      Unknown author (1900)
      Various parts of a children's toy tea set. From markings on two pieces, I presume that the whole set was made in Germany.
    • Cup, 1½" high, featuring The Wolf and the Lamb 

      Unknown author (1900)
      Various parts of a children's toy tea set. From markings on two pieces, I presume that the whole set was made in Germany.
    • Donkey in the Lion's Skin cup, 1½" high 

      Unknown author (1900)
      Various parts of a children's toy tea set. From markings on two pieces, I presume that the whole set was made in Germany.
    • Faience plate 8" in diameter 

      Unknown author (1900)
      This plate features, in its side panels, the backs of two men. One seems a prosperous farmer with mounds of hay nearby. The other has poorer clothing and strides away with a walking stick carrying something -- an instrument ...