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Christchurch Exhibition Cigar Tray. Item 1.
A lovely example of a rare 1906 Exhibition piece.
$140. Item 2
Another 1906 piece, miniature watering can. $140.
Christchurch Exhibition bread & butter plate. $65 2 available. Items 4 &
(If anybody knows the
maker of this piece please let me know as I have 3 Te Aroha pieces very similar)
Dunedin Exhibition. A lovely gold rimmed Grafton china manufactured by BAJ &
Sons, England for John Bates & Co Ltd, Christchurch, NZ $75. Item 37
beautiful and rarely seen example of a baby's feeding bowl. In mint condition.
Mark is Grimwades. $130.00. Item 38
Centenial cream & brown butter pat dish by H&K, Tunstall. Slight wear on
face markings. $30. Item 50
Centenial bread & butter plate. $35. Item 51
Centenial, cream & brown coupe manufactured by H&K, Tunstall. $40
Centenial cup, saucer & plate in excellent condition. Manufactured by H&K,
Tunstall. $95. 2 sets available. Items 8 & 39.
& G Meakin, potters at Hanley, Staffordshire, England since 1851. During the
1920's - 1950's every married couple got one or two Meakin dinnersets as a
wedding present. It was the everyday china for common useage. But, there were
some more unique pieces made as well and this is one of them. This was one of
Meakins first forays into the souvenir china field and since then they have
produced a lot of "Royal' souvenir china. $49. Item 52.
would have been one of the last of the Austrian/German range of souvenir pottery
which had been coming into New Zealand for 50 years. In mint condition. $55.
Royal Bayreuth piece showing the Auckland Town Hall. This lovely twin handle jug
has the most delicate of colours & shading. Small crack from top rim which
can be clearly seen on exploded photo 2. At $95 the price reflects the damage.
Library. As it was, is now the Art gallery. A lovely fluted cup & saucer by
Town Hall 1) Royal
Stafford China dish $25 2) Royal Stafford China dish $25
Grounds, Cambridge. Lustre creamer 130cm tall. Made in Austria $65
Avon at Fendalton urn. $80. Item 41
first appearance a Ridgway bowl, but no it is stamped "Excella". And,
it wasn't just glass that was engraved - photo 2 clearly shows "Souvenir of
N.Z.S.S. Exhibition 1925-26" engraved on the side. There are 2 differnt
views of Dunedin. Unique. $95
creamer, 110cm tall. $50
Ridgway cup & saucer. $50
by the Carl Schumann Porcelain Factory founded in 1881 who are known for their
pierced border "ribbon plates". Most of the production from this
factory went to USA and very few pieces are known in NZ. $85. Item 54
otherwise perfect piece of Shelley has a small chip (see top right corner of
photo) to the inside rim. $45. Item 43.
House, Parakai. No markings although obviously Austrian/German origin. I can
remember my grandmother going to stay at Hinemoa House to "take the
waters" for her athritis. $45. Item 40.
From a distance & at a quick glance a piece of Bayreuth but very quickly one
sees it is not. However quite a good imitation but unusual in that the it is
painted all over on the bottom leaving no clear room for firing. It has been
broken & repaired (see photo 3) but the quality of the transfer, the
painting & the style all place it as a very early piece. Shows the
Invercargill Post Office. $45. Item 61
miniature, miniature urn showing the gardens at Invercargill. There is just
enough room on the base for the Grafton China mark. $25. Item 60
Hinemoa House. Sugar bowl. IBC, Czechoslavakia $30
last dieing days of souvenir china in NZ saw this range produced by Crown Lynn.
Most of it is unmarked and normally attributed to England. $49. Item 63
is a sad fact of life that most people, including many dealers, dismiss Souvenir
China as the "junk trade" of china. Why then do we have such beautiful
pieces as this scenic view plate of Mt Egmont produced by Royal Doulton? In the
USA one of the biggest producers of souvenir plates was Wedgewood. The fact is
there is such a limited availability, and a huge lack of knowledge. This would
be a fitting piece in anybodys collection. $135. Item 53.
Egmont, Taranaki. 150cm fluted edge. Trivet? Cheese dish? A nice piece made in
Czechoslavakia, RKG marking. $75
flute edged dish with the RKG Austria mark. $45. Item 59.
Winton by Grimwades - what better pedigree could a souvenir plate have? The
engraving & hand work on these plates is superb. Although not evident on
this example the lettering was all hand applied. $120. Item 46
Grafton China with city coat of arms. $30
I call the beginning of the "tacky era" of souvenir ware in the 50'
& 60's when china cabinets were so popular cup, saucer & plate sets were
essential to fill them up. The quality & workmanship, even though it is
English Bone China, is just not the same as pre World War 2. This set shows
Pukekura Park & Mt Egmont and the b&b plate has the older mark on it.
$35. Item 62
Thames St looking South. Bread & butter plate. $35
Thames St looking South, oops a touch of deja vu. Typical of that era, jam dish,
butter dish, ??? $35. Item 55.
fluted edge Ridgway coupe. $45. Item 23.
Royal Stafford cup & saucer showing 2 different views. $65. Item 22.
Ohinemutu. Shelley trivet in excellent condition. $75. Item 26
scarce & collectable these days - glass ashtrays. $65. Item 57.
are different, although both are showing Rotorua environ scenes. Obviously from
a non smoking house. $65. Item 58.
turn of the century creamer showing the Blue Lake, Tikitapu in Rotorua. $90.
Devon showing the typical crazing in the glazing. Quite acceptable for this era.
Very detailed views of Russell. $75. Item 27.
absolute mint condition this Crown Devon set is worthy of close inspection. $95.
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