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  • $1.120.00

    “Paragon” Porcelain Set From England, 20th Century

    BONE CHINA is one of the most expensive porcelain type. Sophisticated technology of production, complicated formula, handiwork precision. The result of long and hard work – glowing whiteness, uniformity, lightness and light-transmitting substance. Bone China traditional formula amounts 50 % ashes, 25 % kaolin and 25 % Cornwall. It is produced up to 1200 C (2192 F) heat. Bone ashes (calcium phosphate) are extracted by grinding and burning cattle's bone mass. To collect even a little amount of bone powder it is needed a huge weight of bones. Bone porcelain factories used to be close to slaughterhouses. That was a way to ensure provision of the fundamental component. If there appeared a deficiency of bone, bones had been collected in Africa continent, burned, shaped to cocoon and supplied to porcelain manufacturers.
    Kaolin (sedimentary rock) forms in hot and humid climate, by rinsing aluminosilicate and magmatic rocks with water flows. It can be found in mines of many countries: England, France, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Iran, India, Austria, China and Czech Republic.
    Cornwall (feldspato) mineral is crystallized from magma. It can be found in many countries including England region – Cornwall.
    MARKING. The real Bone China is always marked at the bottom of item by 'BoneChina' or 'FineBoneChina' marks. Designation is always English because Bone China's formula was completely perfected and elevated by Josiah Spode in England. For long time Bone China was only product of England, the word 'China' here means porcelain but not the country of the tradition. Anachronistic origin of this word reaches 1000 years history – Tand Dynasty which invented porcelain. So, the first porcelain was invented in China by melting different minerals.
    SUPERVISION. Mostly of Bone China sets are decorated by golden or platinum edges, so they can not be washed in dishwashers or microwaves. The best way to wash them is by hands with soft soap. It is not recommended to pour boiling water straight to cups, at first it is better to pour to teapot. Then the set must stay in shape for decades.
    Bone China is art, science and hard work creation which has a long lasting value. It is used and devolve from one generation to another.

  • $1.200.00

    “Rifled Infantry Musket” Bayonet, 1866-1874

    These kind of bayonets had been made since 1866 until 1874, later they were changed 1874/80 Gras rifle bayonet. The handle is made from linen brass, the blade – from steal and has yatagan form.

  • $670.00

    “Royal Boch” Fiance Vase

    Urn form vase is decorated with blue glaze hand painted Dutch landscapes. The lid is beautified with figure if dog. “Boch Delfts” ceramics company’s history reaches 1748 when François BOCH decided to abandon his occupation of iron caster to make ceramics in Audun-le-Tiche (Lorraine), assisted by his son in law Pierre Valette and by his three sons. They decide to produce simple pieces, cheap and for the largest possible public, made from loam from Luxemburg. François Boch deceased in 1854 and the faience factory was taken over by his three youngest sons, Jean-François and Dominique, twins of 19, and Pierre-Joseph, the youngest of 17. That was the beginning of international faience empire. For more info: http://www.royalboch.com/history/

  • $390.00

    “Royal Doulton” Sculpture “Lisa”

    English company “The Royal Doulton” has been famous by its' production since 1815. The biggest assortment of goods is concluded with China and a diverse of collectable articles. In the end of 19th – the beginning of 20th centuries
    “The Royal Doulton” company's production was already equated to the biggest ceramics manufacturers such as “Royal Crown Derby”, “Royal Worcester”, “Wedgwood”, “Spode” and “Mintons”. In our days “The Royal Doulton” company's name is owned by WWRD Holdings Ltd. which is located close to Stoke-on-Trent city famous for ceramics.
    This dynamic composition realistic sculpture was created by M.Davies.

  • $830.00

    “Spencer Stevenson” Bone China Set, 1940-1950

    Dishes are classical design, decorated with hand painted purple enamel herbal compositions. The main element of decoration – bluish enamel flower blossoms. Lightly wavy edges are covered with gold glaze lines.

    From the first steps of company, “Spencer Stevenson” had been belonging to  ceramics region – Staffordshire. This region includes six cities of England: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton ir Longton. This region is rich in clay, lead, salt and charcoal resources. Since 17th century Staffordshire ceramic region was one of the most appreciable center of ceramics in England. Its’ crafts were favorite and embellished even in monarchs’ houses.

  • $820.00

    “Zhongguo Zhi Zao” Porcelain Vase

    Handmade, high quality porcelain, archaic Chinese design vase has two lug handle – stylized gilded roosters in sides. This vase was decorated with cloisonné acute technique: when tiny silver, gold or other metal threads are affixed to item by creating ornamental details which are fulfilled with glaze. This is one of the oldest technique which saved traditions till nowadays. Cloisonné acute was really popular during Great Migrations among nations of North Europe. In South Europe there were copied Byzantine motifs and ornamentation.
    The main element of decoration of this vase is a rooster. A rooster is a symbol of dawn and the rising sun, so often it is related with heat and fire. Japanese believed that a rooster brings the sun every day. Also, it is the symbol of the triumph of light over darkness. In Christian times rooster is often depicted on the tower as a symbol of vigilance and resurrection.

  • $1.950.00

    1860 English The Holy Bible

    Original, English edition the Holy Bible includes “The New and The Old Testaments” was released in 1860 by “Thorne and Co” press. The Bible has dark brown leather cover with bronze edges and decorated with openwork and relief ornamentation. It is illustrated with colored and uncolored pictures of traditional biblical images.

  • $1.900.00

    1866 English The Holy Bible

    Original English the Holy Bible includes The New and The Old Testaments and was published in 1866 by “The British and Foreign Bible Society”. It has original black natural leather cover and is illustrated with uncolored engravings of pictures of saints and their lives.

  • $1.950.00

    1870 English The Holy Bible

    Original English the Holy Bible includes The New and The Old Testaments and was released around 1870 by “Edward Slater” press. It has original dark brown leather cover with bronze edges and is illustrated with colored and uncovered pictures.

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