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Torquay Motto Ware Watcombe Tumbler

Torquay Motto Ware Watcombe Tumbler

Motto ware is named for all the brief but often profound sayings on the pottery. This particular type of Torquay pottery is also called cottageware for the pictures of cottages which are applied using colored slip(liquid clay) to draw with.

Angelica Morales Gamez Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

Angelica Morales Gamez  Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

This pot or olla was decorated with a complex painting of women carrying baskets and strings of fish. The details are wonderful and include buildings, birds and the sun, among others. The piece was signed near the bottom "Mercar Pescado" {the fish market} and Angelica M. Gamez 2-MAR 1988.

Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

 Kenya, Africa, who are famous for their carvings of this soapstone that they mine locally. The stone is dug from the ground by hand. It's carved with machetes, saws and knives, then sanded and polished

Gingerbread Heinrich Haeberlein Figural Tin From West Germany

Gingerbread Heinrich Haeberlein Figural  Tin From West Germany

This charming lebkuchen (gingerbread) tin has outstanding lithographed, embossed graphics. It was produced in West Germany by Heinrich Haeberlein ...

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This tastevin or wine tasting cup was made by the famous Paris silversmiths Cailar, Bayard & Cie, which was founded by Noel Cailar and Pierre Bayard in 1848. In 1934 the firm went into liquidation and was absorbed by the premier French firm Christofle. Christofle liked this design for a tastevin very much and continued to produce it through the 1930’s. Read More...