Small collection of antique / vintage crested china and souvenir ceramics relating to Cornwall, including Goss model of ancient lamp
A small collection of antique / vintage crested / souvenir china and pottery relating to towns and villages in Cornwall, dating from the late 19th or early 20th centuries, as follows:
(a) A late 19th or early 20th century W. H. Goss crested china model of an ancient oil lamp with "Boscastle" crest, measuring approximately 5cm (1.95in) tall at the handle and 8.8cm (3.45in) in length; the base bears the black printed Goshawk mark with the description "MODEL OF ANCIENT LAMP / IN MUSEUM AT CAERLEON / (CITY OF LEGIONS, KING ARTHUR'S CAPITAL)", together with a painted mark and an old price in pencil. There is slight fading / discoloration to the crest, together with a few tiny scratches to the glaze and some age marking to the base; there are various manufacturing imperfections including spot marks and pinholes in the glaze.
(b) A late 19th or early 20th century small souvenir china beaker, with large hand-coloured transfer scene entitled "The Bridge, Lostwithiel" to one side, a deep red-brown finish to the rest of the exterior (except the base) and gilt trim. The beaker, which measures approximately 8.3cm (3.25in) in height and 5.7cm (2.25in) in diameter at the top, bears a red circular printed "Made in / Germany" mark to the base. There is a small shallow chip or large nibble together with a smaller nibble to the outer rim, whilst there is a horizontal crack (about 1.5cm / 0.6in in length) to the interior slightly below the rim, and there is some age wear including scratching and marking to the exterior and slight wear to the gilt; there are some manufacturing imperfections including some roughness (including gilded-over nibbles) to the rim and spot marks in the glaze.
(c) A late 19th or early 20th century souvenir china ornament in the form of a miniature coal scuttle, measuring approximately 8.5 x 4.9 x 5.6cm / 3.35 x 1.95 x 2.2in (including handles), in white glaze with handcoloured transfer floral and gilt decoration, and the words "A present from Bodmin" in fancy gilt lettering to one side; the base is marked with a round black printed "MADE IN GERMANY" stamp together with the number "2115" in gilt. There is slight to moderate wear to the decoration, together with a few very slight surface scratches and tiny spot marks, and age marking to the feet; there are some minor irregularities in the moulding, although the overall quality of the piece is good.
(d) A c.1920s vintage "lucky black cat" souvenir pottery cup and saucer, in off-white glaze with mauve trim and coloured transfer of a black cat with lilac bow (in a standing pose on the cup, sitting on a wall on the saucer) with the words "Good Luck from Blisland". The cup measures approximately 5.8cm (2.3in) in height excluding handle and 8.5cm (3.35in) in diameter, whilst the saucer measures approximately 13.7cm (5.4in) in diameter; both pieces have a small black cat transfer to the base obscuring a green printed maker's stamp, together with small painted marks and, in the case of the saucer, small impressed marks. There is considerable wear to the decoration with fading / oxidation to the black areas, whilst the motto on the cup is faint, together with considerable surface wear including numerous short scratches, and a T-shaped crack to the centre of the saucer (each branch roughly 1.7cm / 0.65in long, most visible to the upper surface but faintly visible from the underside); there are also various imperfections in the glaze including tiny spot marks.
Quantity available (at last update): 1 set
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