A Vintage Porcelain Collection with Loads of European Elegance

Exquisite European ceramic wares comprise much of the catalog for this week’s Vintage Porcelain sale. From teapots to plates, vases to candlesticks, this collection has it all and delivers with elegance. Here are 6 standout pieces from the collection.

A large ceramic tray designed by Carl Sigmund Luber (1868-1933) and produced by the ceramics firm of Johann von Schwarz in Nuremberg, Germany at the turn of the 20th century is a remarkable example of of Art Nouveau style. The tray, estimated at $700-$1,000, features a hand-painted design of a young woman’s profile with yellow poppies and has a majolica glaze. The nickel-plated, or possibly silver-plated, copper frame has handles on two sides.

Art Nouveau ceramic tray by Carl Sigmund Luber, circa 1901, manufactured by Johann von Schwarz, Nuremberg, Germany. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image


18 pieces of mid-19th century Louis-Philippe Paris porcelain dinnerware consists of plates, cups, and saucers. Decorated in royal blue and gold, this lot is estimated at $700-$1,000.

Eighteen pieces of Louis-Philippe Paris porcelain dinnerware, mid-19th century. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image


A rare pair of antique Sampson French porcelain lamps, each measuring approximately 20 inches base to socket and 25 inches overall, is estimated at $600-$700.

Pair of antique Sampson French porcelain lamps decorated with an armorial crest and faces. Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image


Minton china has been made in the Staffordshire region of England since 1793. 12 Minton luncheon plates made for Tiffany & Co. in the early 1900s are offered at $600-$900. The plates are hand-painted in gold, red and brown decoration.

Twelve Minton luncheon plates for Tiffany & Co., hand-painted decoration, early 1900s. Estimate: $600-$900. Jasper52 image


A pair of large Spanish revival garden pots features superbly rendered Renaissance motifs. The palm and the oranges adorning these antique garden pots link them to California. They are estimated at $800-$1,000.

Spanish Revival glazed garden pots, Renaissance motifs, 16in diameter x 12in high. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Jasper52 image


Rounding out this 100-lot collection are pieces made in America, like the Claycraft relief tile in the form of an architectural surround. Two small corner nicks are noted on this delicately molded item, which is estimated at $700-$800.

Claycraft decorative relief tile, strongly defined architectural surround featuring peafowl. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image


On the hunt for more porcelain finds? View the full collection featuring additional highlights such as a Jasperware teapot and a Russian Imperial coffee service by Gardner.