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Bluebirds with Yellow Flower - Unsigned Malicorne - Late 19th Century (J) - SOLD

Plate, 9-1/8” diameter. A circle of bluebirds, heading for a yellow-petalled flower. Unsigned, Malicorne, late 19th century. In perfect condition. Price $110 plus $25 postage. To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879

Book Bank Circa 1870 (J) - SOLD

Book bank, 6” long, 3-3/4” wide, 1-1/2” thick. Its purpose is self-evident with the title, "Economie",  printed on the spine. It was clearly well-used, as evidenced by the minor chipping around the coin slot (which we chose to leave as is). However, we did have our restorer put the little buckled band back to its original state, hence, the three red dots on the bottom. No factory mark, too early, but clearly AP, ca. 1870. It deserves a special place on shelf or table where we have no doubt it will be much admired. Price $425 plus shipping $28. To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879

HB Quimper Little Pot Vase Circa 1930 (J)- SOLD

Little pot vase, 4-1/4” high, 6-1/2” across handles, 2-1/2” diameter base, 4-1/2” shoulder diameter. A sweet little handled form just begs for sprigs of lavender or cuttings to root. We also see it holding pencils on your desk, toothbrushes in your bathroom, little wooden spoons in the kitchen…it is just a winsome form that begs to be noticed and used. S: HB Quimper, ca. 1930. Price $65 plus $38 shipping. To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879

Polka Dot Series Trio with Yellow Glaze - HB Quimper - Circa 1925 (J)- SOLD

#101-0580: A Trio from the Polka Dot Series. Since this series came into fashion just as smoking was also "a la mode", it is not surprising that the savvy artists and designers of the HB faiencerie used this trend to create a charming  series of accouterments: cigarette holders and ashtrays. Fortunately, they used adorable animal motifs, so nowadays we can enjoy these pieces for their inherent whimsy and ignore the smoking aspects entirely.These are all HB Quimper, ca. 1925., and in perfect condition.   It must be noted that the camera did not take kindly to the yellow backgrounds, making some look much paler than they really are… think “Butter” and “Sunshine”! Frog, 4" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" high. $195       Bunny, 4" x 4" x 2 1/2" high. $175. Fish, 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3 5/9" high.$250         $550 for the three pieces. Shipping: $28 any one, $50 the three. To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 i