The Atheneum Gallery Items - RSS Feed by Antiques.com http://www.antiques.com/ The foremost online resource to buy, sell, and collect antiques, fine arts and collectibles.

Are you an antique dealer or appraiser? Head a flea market or auction? Register and promote your business for free. Visit our magazine for expert advice and news or join the discussion at facebook.com/antiquescom. Happy Hunting!!

Questions about antiques.com? Call our customer service line at 1-800-ANTIQUES http://www.antiques.com//images/antiques_logo.jpg http://www.antiques.com/ Gorgeous R S Prussia 6 Petal Plate 19th Century 8.5 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1129908/Antique-Gorgeous-R-S-Prussia-6-Petal-Plate-19th-Century-8-5 Beautiful antique plate from the renown potters at r. S. Prussia crafted in the late 19th century. This work of art displays a 6 petal flower design finely trimmed in gold surrounding a center of intricate roses, lilies and daisies hand-painted in beautiful pinks, peaches, and whites. A fabulous piece for any collector of r. S. Prussia. The item shows very minor wear to the raised green areas (see third photo). maker: r. S. Prussia origin: germany age: late 19th cen. condition: very good dimensions: 8.5" diameter r. S. Prussia history "the "rs" in rs prussia is derived from its founder, reinhold schlegelmilch. While his factory enjoyed limited success, it was the work of his two sons, arnold and ehrhard that would make the mark bearing his initials famous. While ehrhard continued to operate the factory in suhl, arnold went on to found a second factory in nearby tillowitz. These two operations produced the majority of their products for export beginning in 1892 up until the beginning of world war i. During this period, most of the pieces exported to the united states bore the mark described above, with prussia in red beneath. In 1910, the tillowitz factory began using the all-green "rs germany" mark, and miraculously continued producing fine china through the second world war. The original factory in suhl closed down before the first world war ended." "rs prussia" porcelain is known both for the complexity of its molds and for the beauty of the patterns, most of which were applied using floral transfers. Many of the pieces also bear some degree of hand decoration, such as gold gilding or embellishments like thick enameling to give the floral prints texture. The variety of glazes applied at the rs factory is also significant. Depending on the particular finishing materials used, rs pieces may bear a glossy, iridescent, luster or matte surface appearance."

Item Price : $224.00
]]>
C. 1830 William Ridgway Chinoiserie Basin W.r. Amoy Blue Transferware http://www.antiques.com/classified/1129909/Antique-c--1830-William-Ridgway-Chinoiserie-Basin-W-R--AMOY-Blue-Transferware Antique william ridgway blue transferware bowl in the chinoiserie style, amoy pattern which was very popular in the mid 19th century. It was made in england and backstamped "w.R. Amoy", which places the date of manufacture in the 1830's. This is a neat piece but does have some crazing, and a few chips on the bottom of the rim that were painted over a long while ago. Fantastic piece of history at a bargain price! maker: william ridgway co origin: england age: c. 1830's condition: crazing, light stains, small chips on underside of rim dimensions: 7" x 9" x 2" william ridgway co. ridgway pottery was one of the earliest staffordshire potteries, founded by ralph ridgway during 1744. However, it was in 1792, the brothers george and job ridgway registered ridgway potteries limited at bell works, north staffordshire, england. It was here that the first type of ridgwayware was produced. the ridgwayware included dessert, tea, and dinner services, and they competed with mintonware as well as with the products from spode, rockingham, and worcester. However, it was the ridgway's high quality earthenware with blue printed designs that were extremely popular. during 1802, the pottery works that was formed by job ridgway was taken over by john and william ridgway. While john ridgway inherited the cauldon pottery, the bell pottery works was taken over by william ridgway. it was also during the 1851 exhibition that john ridgway received a high recommendation from her majesty queen victoria. The exhibition catalogue states that ridgway was âone of the largest and among the best conducted of the many factories of staffordshireâ. John was later appointed as the official potter to the royalty. The ridgway pottery also set up a scholarship with the school of design and which is functional even today. john, william ridgway & company continued to make attractive dishes, but not in the old blue printed designs. Ridgway pottery later merged with the booths & colclough china company during the 1940âs, and later became a part of royal doulton in the 1960âs.
Item Price : $49.00
]]>
Rare 1896 John Maddock & Sons Brooklyn Royal Vitreous Pitcher http://www.antiques.com/classified/1129910/Antique-RARE-1896-John-Maddock---Sons-Brooklyn-Royal-Vitreous-Pitcher Rare and fantastically beautiful antique english blue transferware pitcher by john maddock & sons from the royal vitreous line in the brooklyn pattern. This gorgeous piece is intricately decorated with blue roses, lilies and vines and is truly stunning to behold. A truly amazing addition to any collection! The backstamp dates this pitcher between 1896 and 1906. This piece looks virtually brand new, being impeccably cared for over the last 100 years. maker: john maddock & sons origin: england age: c. 1896-1906 condition: excellent dimensions: 8"h x 6"w
Item Price : $149.00
]]>