Here we are offering a beautiful pair of Bisque figurines 13 inches tall. Pair of fine Dresden dishes or shallow bowls that are hand painted and gilded with floral sprays. This is a beautiful encrusted antique large porcelain egg on cabriole legs, about 9inches tall. This is a Victorian figurine of a lady on her horse.
As you can see the detail is excellent so these are a superior bisque,either French or German in origin and both made in the last quarter of the Victorian era.,c1880. Of a good size and in good conditon,measuring 10.5inches across. A very nice and complete coffee set,with 6 cups and saucers,milk jug,covered sugar bowl with lid and coffee pot. The gilding excellent,and the quality superb...£80 complete. There is no backstamp but it would have been made by the aforementioned. As you can see it is encrusted with flowers and leaves. I believe the lady is one of the characters in Welsh History called "The Ladies of Llangollen".
Korean ceramic history begins with the oldest earthenware dating to around 8000 BC.
Influenced by Chinese ceramics, Korean pottery developed a distinct style of its own, with its own shapes, such as the moon jar or maebyeong version of the Chinese meiping vase, and later styles of painted decoration.
This allowed the glaze to be more durable, with a shinier and glossier finish than white wares.
The Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) achieved the unification of the Later Three Kingdoms under Wang Geon.
Jeulmun pottery bears basic design and form similarities to that of Mongolia, the Amur and Sungari river basins of Manchuria, the Jōmon culture in Japan, and the Baiyue in Southern China and Southeast Asia.Many well known people stayed at the house with them including poets such as Wordsworth and Josiah Wedgwood,the Duke of Wellington etc. She was made in Austria c 1890 by the high class Turn Wien Depose porcelain factory.In their latter days the King granted them a pension as they had little money of their own. It is the same pale green background as the encrusted cherub clock above, The maker would have been Volkstadt Dresden of Germany. I would say it was made in one of the better German porcelain factories in c1890. The stamp of the famous Ernst Wahliss is also included.Similar to their glass counterparts, porcelain insulators date back to before the Civil War for telegraph wires.In North America glass was always the predominate material for communications insulators but porcelain has become the standard for power distribution due to its greater strength and surface resistance.