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Antique Porcelain

Porcelain was first founded by the Chinese in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). Known for its durability, versatility, and visual appeal, porcelain has endured through many centuries, many countries and many forms. It has three distinct types: hard paste, soft paste, and bone china. To arrive at a finished product, all ceramics are made by heating their constituent materials in a kiln at temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 C. They also must contain kaolin which is a soft white clay. It is the temperatures which will determine which category the porcelain will become. Porcelain ceramics are notable for their strength as the hardness stems from the process. Porcelain is impermeable, hard, highly resistant to thermal and chemical shocks, translucent (depending on thickness) and very strong.

Our inventory is always changing, but our commitment to offering you fine quality and beauty remains constant. We have a very diverse stock of porcelain and pottery ranging from lovely English, vibrant Chinese Export and exquisite Continental merchandise. Wyler Antiques is an invaluable source for designers, collectors and antique lovers who are looking for something exquisite from an era of superb taste and craftsmanship as well as individuals who are just starting to learn about porcelain and pottery.

Hungarian Pottery Flask

$225.00

A wonderful vibrant green colored 20th century Hungarian Pottery Flask. The workmanship on this piece is quite intricate as well as interesting and it resonates throughout the piece. Hungarian writing is on 1 side of the flask telling a fable and a floral design is …

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Antique English Soup Plate

$250.00

A lovely Antique English Porcelain Soup Plate that is decorated with a wonderful bouquet of hand – painted pink and blue flowers with green leaves set on a white background. Butterflies which are interspersed near the flowers, makes this a striking piece. Even though the …

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Antique French Pottery Pitcher

$275.00

A charming early 20th century French Pottery Pitcher that is set on a black background. There is a floral motif consisting of blue, yellow and pink flowers with green leaves interspersed amongst them. Decoration on the back and a yellow border at the top of …

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Pair of Antique English Saucers

$275.00 for the pair

A lovely pair of Antique English Saucers that are hand painted in brilliant Imari colors. They have vivid tones of orange, cobalt blue, red and gilt set on a white background. A double border in gilt completes the design and gives the saucers a luxurious …

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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine

$280.00

Bing & Grondahl was a famous and popular Danish porcelain manufacturer. The company was founded in 1853 by a sculptor named Frederick Vilhelm Grondahl and merchant brothers Meyer Hermann Bing and Jacob Herman Bing. The brothers made their fortune as art and book dealers and …

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Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine

$285.00

A lovely example of a mid 20th century Danish Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Figurine. It features a pair of children residing on a round base. The older child, a girl, has her arm around the younger child who is a boy. They are looking upwards …

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Antique English Spode Waste Bowl

$295.00

A waste or slop bowl (as it would have been called at that time) is part of a traditional tea set as it held the used tea leaves. A Lovely Antique English Porcelain Spode hand painted Waste Bowl that has a gilt design interspersed with …

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Antique English Derby Small Porcelain Platter

$325.00

A lovely early 19th century Antique English Derby Small Porcelain Platter. Hand-painted with vibrant cobalt blue and orange colors with the addition of gilt, makes this an interesting piece. With 1 oval panel in the center surrounded by 4 round circles, this makes for an …

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Hungarian Porcelain Pitcher

$325.00

A very attractive Hungarian Porcelain Pitcher made by the Zsolnay Porcelain Company. For people who are not familiar with the company, they began making porcelain in Pecs, Hungary in 1853. They became quite popular and developed a stellar reputation very quickly. Thus they became one …

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Antique Mason’s Ironstone Dessert Plate

$350.00

For those of you who would like to know more about Ironstone, the first thing to know is it is not porcelain. Although the name is Ironstone, there is no iron in its composition. It is porous earthenware, made of clay mixed with feldspar. Ironstone …

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Antique English Porcelain Waste Bowl

$350.00

In Europe, a waste bowl or slop bowl is one of the components of a traditional tea set. Most waste bowls were in porcelain, but some were also made in silver. In the 18th century, they typically held about half a pint, with some room …

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Pair of English Royal Crown Derby Miniature Vases

$350.00 for pair

A lovely pair of English Royal Crown Derby Porcelain pair of Miniature Vases in the Imari pattern. Adorned with the exquisite and popular pattern 1128 which showcases Japanese influence, each vase has vibrant gold, cobalt blue and iron red tones. On the bottom of the …

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Antique English Creamware Sauce Boat

$385.00

Creamware, named after its ivory color, is a type of fine earthenware pottery. It was made from a combination of white clay and calcined flint, and was produced in England and Europe during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There were several versions of creamware …

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Pair of Antique Majolica Plates

$450.00 for pair

The earliest examples of majolica – brightly colored earthenware – first emerged in the 1400s amid the Italian Renaissance. The use of a colorful tin glaze on ceramics was an innovation that Italian ceramic artists adapted from techniques that they observed on Spanish imports. One …

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Antique English Shell Shaped Dish

$450.00

Shell Dishes, named as such for taking the shape of a shell, were used in Dessert Sets. These dishes were used to hold dessert and the handle made it convenient to pass around a table. A 19th century Antique English Shell Shaped Dish that is …

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Antique English Waste Bowl

$450.00

A waste or slop bowl (as it would have been called at that time) is part of a traditional tea set. It was used for emptying out the cold tea and remaining tea leaves before refilling the cup. This lovely Antique English Waste Bowl is …

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Pair of English Wedgwood Creamware Plates

$475.00 for pair

Creamware is earthenware pottery made from a combination of white clay and calcined flint. It is marked by a distinct cream color, almost like light butter, and was first produced in England around 1740. Creamware is also linked to countries such as France, Italy, and …

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Antique English Mason’s Ironstone Jug

$495.00

Mason’s Ironstone Jugs are always a favorite with the collectors, admirers, and enthusiasts of English Porcelain and Ironstone. These Jugs/Pitchers were used for milk, water and beer. The sizes can vary from the smallest being approximately 1 3/4 inches in height to as large as …

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Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Peach Form Altar Fruit

$500.00

Highly sought after as decorative accents for any fine interior, Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Altar Fruit are extremely collectable. These were produced in the late 19th century/early 20th century and were used as offerings at temples in the Chinese culture. When the fruits were out …

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Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Covered Sugar Bowl

$525.00

A charming 19th century Antique Chinese Covered Sugar Bowl in the highly desirable Rose Mandarin pattern. Actually Rose Mandarin is a more formalized pattern that depicts Chinese figures pursuing leisurely activities. The figural panels are often surrounded by a fanciful border of scrolling foliage and …

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Pair of Antique English Spode Felspar Plates

$550.00 for pair

Josiah Spode I started working in the English pottery business around 1760. By 1776, he had purchased a factory. Soon after this, he persuaded Thomas Lucas, an engraver, and James Richards, a printer, to leave the Caughley Works where they were employed and join his …

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Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Creamer

$585.00

A wonderful Antique Chinese Rose Medallion octagonal (8 sided) Creamer. It is vibrantly hued with wonderful tones of pinks, yellows, greens, oranges and blues. This creamer is extremely interesting and unusual in design. There are three and 1/2 sides that have a wonderful floral design …

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Pair of Antique English Spode New Stone Plates

$585.00 for pair

For over 250 years, Spode Ironstone China has graced the tables of England, Europe as well as the United States. In approximately 1822, Spode introduced an adapted stone china called “New Stone”. This type of porcelain focused predominately more on occidental designs. It continued in …

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Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Creamer

$650.00

A very sweet 19th century Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Creamer. One of the attributes that makes this piece quite special is that the creamer has a snout nose which is what the pouring section is called. Due to the shape of the creamer and the …

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Pair of Antique English Saucer Dishes

$650.00 for pair

Job Ridgway (& Sons) is considered one of the most important family dynasties. They manufactured English porcelain and earthenware from the late 1790’s to the late 20th century. Initially, the company started with Job (1759 – 1813) and his younger brother, George who worked together …

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Antique Chinese Teapot Stand

$675.00

A wonderful 18th century Antique Chinese Teapot Stand with exquisite decoration. The detail work on this piece is exceptional showing a charming scene of two women. With background details of a house and a garden, it appears that they are enjoying a glorious day. Lovely …

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2 Pairs of Antique English Ridgway Drab Dessert Plates

$750.00 set of 4 or $400.00 for pair

The Ridgway family was a significant dynasty in the production of English Staffordshire pottery from the 1790’s to the 20th century. It was first produced by the brothers Job and George Ridgway in 1792 in North Staffordshire, England. Despite family tensions, the Ridgways continued to …

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Antique French Faience Bowl

$750.00

Faience is a type of earthenware of high quality, which is made to look like Chinese porcelain with its opaque white glaze. Faience is tin-glazed earthenware which is made in France, Germany, Spain, and Scandinavia. It is distinguished from tin-glazed earthenware made in Italy, which …

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Antique Chinese Imari Plate

$750.00

A beautiful 18th century Antique Chinese Imari Plate. Originating in Japan – the word Imari refers to a port in Japan where porcelain was produced and shipped from. It was then sent to the Dutch East India Company where it was disbursed to Europe and …

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Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Brush Pot

$750.00

A lovely decorated Antique Chinese 19th century Brush Pot in the Rose Mandarin pattern. Brush pots were used by the literati – these were educated men in China dating back centuries. Called the literati, they spent their days engaged in writing, painting, calligraphy as well …

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Pair of Antique English Ridgway Candlesticks

$795.00 for pair

Drabware was originally made by Wedgwood circa 1810. The rich color of drabware is because each piece is created using dark clay, rather than white clay which is then glazed. This clear glaze over dark clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated look. The shades of …

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Set of 4 Antique English Dessert Plates

$850.00 set of 4

An exquisite set of 4 Antique English Worcester Dessert Plates that are quite stunning with their exceptional design. This consists of a wonderful color combination of very vibrant tones of purple grapes and green leaves that are set on a white background. These 4 lovely …

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Antique English Copeland Spode Pottery Platter

$875.00

Copeland Spode China and Pottery began with Josiah Spode apprenticing as a potter in the mid 1700’s. He eventually started his own pottery business making cream colored earthenware and whiteware. After developing transferware printing, he opened up a shop in London in 1778 with William …

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Pair of Antique English Coalport Porcelain Shell Dishes

$950.00 for pair

Coalport was one of the leading manufacturers in the 19th century in Staffordshire. They produced a staggering range of porcelain products of all shapes and styles. They worked alongside other great manufacturers at that time such as Chamberlain Worcester, Davenport, Derby, and Minton. When we …

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Antique Continental Pottery Container

$975.00

This Antique Continental Pottery Container is wonderful with it’s vibrant colors. Flowers are decorated on this container in mustard yellow, brown and blue shades. Also, there are green leaves attached to the flowers as well as scattered around the piece. The two handles on this …

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Set of 6 Antique English Dinner Plates

$1,150.00 set of 6

A wonderful set of 6 Antique English Dinner Plates that are from the Regency period. The color combination on these plates is wonderful as brown, black and gilt create a very elegant and sophisticated look set on a white background. The colors are quite vibrant …

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Antique Wedgwood Dessert Service

$1,250.00 for set

A wonderful Antique English Dessert Service comprising of 6 Wedgwood Dessert Plates and a matching Shaped Dish. Vibrant tones of pinks, yellows, greens and reds resonate in a Chinoiserie design throughout each piece. This lovely Antique English Wedgwood Dessert Service is set on a white …

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Antique Chinese Lamp

$1,250.00

A lovely Antique Chinese 19th century Vase that has been made into a Lamp. It is set on a rosewood base and has a custom made shade that was designed for it. The lamp is brightly colored with bold and vibrant colors of pink, yellow, …

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Antique Chinese Export Armorial Sauce Boat

$1,250.00

A wonderful and exquisite Antique 18th century Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Sauce Boat. An abundance of gilt painting is used quite often throughout this piece. A wide border of a wonderful shade of raspberry colored grapes accompanied with gilt leaves is at the top of …

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Set of 4 Antique English Dessert Plates

$1,250.00 for set of 4

For anyone who likes to travel, learn about history and see breathtaking sights around the world, these superb and rare Set of 4 Antique English Dessert Plates are for you. In all the years that we have been in business, we have never seen a …

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Antique English Davenport Well and Tree Platter

$1,350.00

An exceptional Antique English Well and Tree Platter made by the English pottery and porcelain company, Davenport. It is wonderful in detail with its Oriental floral design as the colors are quite vibrant. There is a wonderful color combination of rust, teal, peach, green and …

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Antique Italian Large Plate

$1,375.00

The Ginori Porcelain company, at Doccia, was founded in 1735 by Carlo Ginori. In 1896 the name of the business was changed to Richard – Ginori. It has remained the most important Italian porcelain factory ever since. In the 18th Century, the factory used the …

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Set of 4 Antique French Plates

$1,500.00 set of 4

An exquisite set of 4 Antique French Plates that are quite striking in appearance. With its lovely chartreuse and white border framed on either side by gilt, the interior section carries forth this chartreuse color with pink flowers on a white background. This set of …

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Pair of Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Plates

$1,850.00 for the pair

A wonderful pair of 18th century Chinese Famille Rose Plates. Decorated in a floral motif with insects featured around the border. It is not common to find insects on this type of porcelain and therefore these may only have been for the nobility and the …

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Antique English Mason’s Ironstone Jug

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A fine stoneware, called Ironstone China, was introduced in England in the early 19th century. It was patented by Charles James Mason (1791-1856) under the name “Mason’s Patent Ironstone China”. There is no iron in ironstone, and it is not porcelain or made in China. …

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Pair of Antique Chinese Export Cups

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An elegant pair of 19th century Chinese Export Wine Cups. The difference between a Chinese tea bowl/cup and a Chinese wine cup is the height and the width which defines their use. Wine cups are deeper and wider. Set on a white background, with brown …

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Antique Chinese Rose Canton Dish with Cover

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A charming and delightful 19th century Antique Chinese Rose Canton Porcelain Dish with Cover. It is oval in shape and has a wonderful floral scene with vibrant colors and shades of pinks, blues, oranges, yellows and greens. Within this floral scene which resonates throughout the …

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Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Leaf Dish

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A lovely 19th century Antique Oval Shaped Leaf Dish in the highly collectible Rose Medallion pattern. Actually the rose in Rose Medallion refers to the color, and the actual flower depicted in the pattern is a peony – the national flower of China. Rose Medallion …

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Antique Miniature Chinese Teapot

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A charming Antique miniature 19th century Chinese Teapot in royal colors and designs that is a must for any lover of porcelain!! Yellow is the color that is predominately used in this teapot. Pink flowers and green swirls add to the design. Yellow is regarded …

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Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Creamer

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A lovely antique 19th century Chinese Rose Mandarin Creamer. Wonderful figural scenes of various courtyard conversations are viewed by a woman sitting at her window as she is looking out. The inside rim of the creamer is decorated with peonies, daisies, birds and insects as …

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Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Saucer

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The term Famille Rose refers to porcelain glazed with enamels in a predominantly pink, yellow, green and blue color palette. This coloring is created by adding collodial gold, which are tiny fragments of gold suspended in water, to the glaze. The technique was introduced to …

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Pair of Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Vases

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A charming pair of 19th century Rose Medallion Vases that are truly rare to find in this condition. Rose Medallion is a distinctive design with four or more panels of decoration. This is usually shown in that half of these panels have people in different …

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Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Vase

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A wonderful example of an early antique 19th century Chinese Rose Mandarin Vase. The painting on this piece is exceptional – both in pictorial scenes of people as well as floral and fauna. One panel depicts a scene of several men and women conversing in …

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Antique English Centerpiece

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A highly decorative and colorful Antique 19th century English Centerpiece that is truly spectacular. This piece is quite appealing with its intricate white and gilt base design extending up through the underside with its vibrant colors and culminating in the colorful bowl. Flowers in orange …

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Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Bowl

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An exquisite Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Enamel Decorated Bowl. Famille Rose is a type of Chinese porcelain that was developed in the 18th century. It is exemplified by the use of pink color overglaze enamel. During the Kangxi reign (1654 – 1722) it was …

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Antique Chinese Rose Canton Platters

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Antique Rose Canton Porcelain was introduced in China possibly around 1720. As implied by its name Rose, pink was the predominant color. By the 19th century, Rose Canton Porcelain had become very popular. More colors were introduced and many more shades of pink were used …

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Antique Chinese Imari Barber’s Bowl

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A Barber’s Bowl is a shaving dish which is usually made in ceramic but can also be in silver. It was used by barbers in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. By the 19th century, barbers were commonly using this semi-circular bowl to not only …

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Antique English Coalport Dessert Service

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A beautiful and extensive Antique English Coalport Dessert Service. It comprises of 18 pieces including 12 dessert plates, several different shaped dishes and a compote. The background is a  beautiful wine color and helps show off the flowers, butterflies, and insects. Gilding completes the wonderful …

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Continuing talking about our trip to England, both in London and the Countryside, this week's Announcement will be focusing on glassware. This is an area that we have tried to increase with interesting articles and thus, we purchased several exciting pieces that we would like you to know about. To learn more about glassware, please visit our website under the glassware section to learn about its history as well as the different styles and designs.

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