Porcelain

Porcelain is a vitrified pottery with a white, fine-grained body that is usually translucent. It was first made in China during the Tang dynasty (618–907) and in its advanced form during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). The three main types are true (or hard-paste) porcelain, artificial (or soft-paste) porcelain, and bone china. Attempts by medieval European potters to imitate true porcelain led to the discovery of soft-paste porcelain, which can be cut with a file. The secret of true porcelain was discovered c. 1707 in Saxony. Standard English bone china was produced c. 1800 when Josiah Spode II (1754–1827) added calcined bones to the hard-paste porcelain formula. Hard-paste porcelain, though strong, chips more readily than bone china. A few vintage pieces of porcelain or a small collection of shoes, boots, plates or cups  that have had a previous life make any room so much richer.

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Antique Porcelain pink luster Vase, souvenir of Atlantic City
Antique Porcelain Vase, pink with violets
Antique Porcelain Cottage Vase, pink with flowers
P2001
Porcelain Vase, pink luster with gold
Size:
  4 1/4 inches tall, 3 inches wide
Circa: 1900-
Made in Germany
Souvenir Name:  Atlantic City
Excellent Condition
Price:
  $35.00 
P2002
Porcelain Violet Vase. light lavender color, hand painted flowers, 3 legged
Size:  3 3/4 inches tall, 2 1/2 inch diameter
Circa: 1960
MFG: Inanco, Japan
Excellent Condition
Price:  $10.00  
P2003
Limoges Cottage Vase, with flowers and green leaves, gold trim
Size: 5 inches tall, 3 inches wide
Circa: 1900--
MFG: Limoges, France
Excellent Condition 
Price:  $10.00
Antique Porcelain Vase, souvenir St Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota
Antique Porcelain Vase, cobalt blue souvenir Eau Clair, Wisconsin
Antique Lefton Porcelain Vase or Match Holder
P2004
Porcelain vase with gold handles
Size:  3 inches tall, 4 inches wide
Circa:  1930
MFG: made in Germany
Souvenir Name: St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn
Excellent Condition
Price: $25.00
P2005
Porcelain Cobalt Blue Vase with handles
Size: tiny  2 3/4 inches tall
Circa: 1910--
Company: made in Germany

Souvenir Name: Public Library, Eau Claire, Wis
Excellent Condition
Price:
 $45.00

P2006
Girl or Pixie Holding A Bag,
small vase or match
holder, could run a ribbon through the holes and hang by the fireplace or other places
Circa: 1950--
MFG:  Lefton
Excellent Condition
Price:
 $15.00 

Antique Porcelain Cottage Vase with green leaves
Antique Porcelain Vase Souvenir Stillwater prison
Antique Porcelain Hand Vase with flowers
P2007
Limoges Cottage Vase, white with green leaves 
Size:  5 inches tall, 2 1/4 inches wide
Circa: 1900--
MFG: Limoges, France
Excellent Condition 
Price:  $10.00


P2008
Porcelain small vase, green
Circa: 1900-
Made in Germany
Souvenir Name:  Minnesota State Prison,
Stillwater, Minn
Excellent Condition
Price:  $5
5.00 

P2009
Porcelain Hand holding Flower Bouquet
Vase, 
tiny, white, picture shows front and back
Size:  3 inches tall, 1 3/4 inch diameter
Circa: 1900
MFG: no mark
Excellent Condition
Price:  $12.00  

Antique Dragon Vase, Takito Company, Japan
Antique Easel Porcelain Vase souvenir Park Avenue Waterloo, Iowa
Antique Blue Porcelain Vase with gold
P2010
Dragon Vase,  moriage style
Size:  5 1/4 inches tall
Circa: 1920
MFG: Takito Company, Japan
Excellent Condition 
Price:  $25.00

P2011
Small Easel Porcelain Vase,
small opening in the back for small flowers like violets
Size:  4 1/2 inches tall, 3 1/4 inches wide
Made in Germany: stamp on bottom
Souvenir Name: Park Avenue, East Waterloo, Ia
Excellent Condition
Price: $20.00
P2012
Porcelain Vase,
blue with gold
Size:  4 1/4 inches tall, 3 inches wide
Circa: 1900-
Made in Germany
Excellent Condition
Price:
  $35.00 

Antique Nippon Napkin Rings green with gold
Antique Nippon Napkin Rings pink with gold
Antique Blue Swan bone dish
P2013
Antique Porcelain Napkin Rings or Holders
(2)
 heavy gold decoration, green with pink flowers
Size: 2 inch diameter, 1 1/4 inches wide 
Circa:  1890-
Company: No mark; early Nippon
Excellent Condition
Price:
 $45.00 
P2014
Antique Porcelain Napkin Rings or Holders
(2)
pink with heavy gold decoration
Size: 2 inch diameter, 1 1/4 inches wide 
Circa:  1890-
MFG: No mark, early Nippon 
Excellent Condition
Price:
 $42.00
P2015
Porcelain or China Bone Dish,
blue with 3
Swans and gold trim
Size:  
Circa:  1890-
Made in Germany
Excellent Condition
Price: $15.00
Antique Porcelain Large Bowl with pink roses and cut out work
Antique Porcelain Large Bowl with white Hydrangas, Reinhold Schligllmilich
Antique Porcelain Large Floral Bowl with purple luster
P2016
Porcelain Large Pink Roses Bowl, with cut out work on the edge, green edge 
Size:  9 inch diameter, 2 1/2 inches tall
Circa: 1903--
MFG: Germany
Condition: hairline on bottom
Price:  $20.00

P2017
Porcelain Hydranga Bowl, 
white, tan, cream, green; Reinhold Schlegllmilch
Size:  10 inch diameter, 2 1/2 inches tall
Circa: 1914--
MFG: R&S mark, Germany
Excellent Condition
Price:  45.00

P2018
Porcelain Floral Bowl with purple luster,
Size: 10 inch diameter. 2 3/4 inches tall
Circa: 1912-1928
MFG: PK Silesia mark, Kronigszelt, Germany
Excellent Condition
Price:  $45.00 


antique souvenir porcelain bowl, Mankato MN
antique porcelain hatpin holder
antique porcelain powder dish container
P2019
Porcelain Bowl, Scene of Normal  College,  Mankato, Minnesota, on back: made for Pugh Brockmeyer
Size:  5 3/8 inch diameter
Circa: 1900-
MFG: Germany, JHR Company
Excellent Condition
Price:  $10.00  
P2020
Porcelain Hatpin Holder, blue tiny hand painted flowers with gold trim
Size:  5 inches tall,  2 inches wide
Circa: 1900-
Company: No marks
Excellent Condition
Price: $25.00

P2021
Porcelain Powder Container, yellow hand painted flowers with green leaves, mother of pearl luster 
Size:  3 3/4 inch diameter opening
Circa: 1900-
MFG: R S and Company, Bavaria
Excellent Condition
Price:  $20.00