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Item Ref N1H/00/1 A novelty Disney Mickey Mouse Money Box, measuring 6" x 5 1/2" with Walt Disney Productions stamped underneath.


Item ref N3 An unusual Carlton Ware "Judy" egg timer figure measuring 3 3/4" high with sand-filled glass timer and Carlton script painted backstamp.


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A very rare finely modelled porcelain Goldscheider and Myott figure of "Alice", measuring 6" by 4 1/2" wide.  Bears the Goldsheider with Myott printed backstamp.


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A pair of Novelty Carlton Ware Clown napkin rings, measuring 3 3/4" high by 3 " wide & bearing the Carlton script backstamp on each.  The paint on these rings is very susceptible to flaking and over the years many have been retouched. One of these has good paint but crazing - again very common, but the other has worn paint & minor "nibble" to feet ( not noticeable) .

PRICE 40 some crazing to figure) &  30 (Worn paint to figure) EACH or


Item ref N157/60 A very cute pair of Bears, hand painted porcelain - one dressed in bow tie and jacket and the other in skirt & blouse & carrying a basket, measuring approximately 3" by 3" each and carrying the rare Myott & Goldscheider backstamps on each.


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I have a pair of these extremely rare pieces so few having been issued. Again from the innovative Lustre Pottery range,  a novelty "head"  egg cup on a very modernist shaped underplate.  The cup measures 3.25" high & the underplate 4.25" square and the head appears "emporer like"! .   There is a very tiny, minor fleabite on the edge of the underplate & a slight factory glaze colour mark on the cup on one set. Both the printed Carlton Ware and Lustre Pottery backstamps are on the bases of the cups and plates. This is a striking "minimalist" looking piece, a very unusual design and, as far as I am aware, very rare.  It is not even featured in the various Carlton books and even the Lustre Pottery design books.

PRICE 35 (per set)  40 PAIR


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Another rare Carlton Ware "Lustre Pottery" novelty egg cup, called "The Boss", complete with its matching stand. The cup was modelled by Roger Michell for Carlton Ware in 1976 and is marked with bother Lustre Pottery and Carlton Ware's backstamps (in gold). The actual egg cup measures 3.5" by 3.75" and the stand 4.75" diameter.  The features and tie are printed in brown but the boss has blue eyes!  Condition is excellent with slight crazing.



Antiques for the 21st century!

Villeroy & Boch's very unusual & collectable "Animal Park" collection was created by the Viennese artist and multiple award winner Rosemarie Benedikt.  This collection, which only ran for a short period,  displays remarkable quirky warmth and charm. Some are boisterous, others are comical, but all radiate their own unique energy. The collection was introduced in 1995 and only ran until 2000 when it was discontinued and because of the short production anything from this range has become highly collectible, proving that good quality, well designed items endure and increase in value -

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"Animal Park" Jars and lids are very well modelled and the brightly coloured decoration emphasises  Villeroy & Boch's amazing high quality. Any of these would make a wonderfully unusual present for an animal lover!

Right - Large "Olly" Owl lidded jar,  6.5" high x 4.25" wide, V&B printed backstamp   


Left- Large Bunny Rabbit lidded jar, measuring 7" x 4.75", V&B printed backstamp.      


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Another comical "Animal Park" Statue, probably a paperweight.  A colourful Bunny measuring 3" x 2".  V&B printed backstamp, Rosemarie Benedikt signature.



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A comical "Animal Park" Cat, this being much rarer and because of the colouring, more sort after!
The large cat hs fully decorated with red, blue, black, beige , yellow and green.
17cms high x 12cms wide.   V & B printed backstamp.

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Another comical cat,  the larger version measuring nearly 7.5" high.    V& B backstamp

PRICE 90 for Black & White version LARGE

PRICE 50 for Black, Red & White signed version, medium [5" x 4" wide] V&B Backstamp, R Benedikt printed signature.

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Another quirky cat from V & B, this time a colourful money box, brightly coloured in pink, blue and red, the head on top with the curving tail at the rear.  Metal stopper and key for actual use.  Benedict signature. 9cms square, 25cms to the top of the head. V&B printed backstamp.


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A rare &  fantastic V & B Animal Park Round Lidded Jar with a head both sides [one side has pink cheeks & one blue cheeks], perched on 4 striped feet and an enormous pointed striped lid.  Measures nearly 9.5" high & 6" wide, bears the black printed V  B backstamp.



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This time, an elephant, similarly decorated to the large coloured Cats with red, black, green & yellow coloured drawings & two "jumbo" cartoons on two of the legs.  Measures 4" high x 4.5" wide. Rosemary Benedikt signature with V & B printed black backstamp.



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Another cute Animal Park figure, an unusual Rabbit , wearing brightly coloured flowered pants and braces, holding a striped chicken in bright colours. Measures 5" high, V & B black printed backstamp.



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Another very rare V & B Animal Park figure, in fact I have never seen another!  Very cute brightly coloured Hippo with another baby Hippo head underneath and a very brightly coloured Anteater sitting on top. Approx 10cms x 10cms, full black V & B printed backstamp.



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Another cute unusual black & white cat with  red nose and pink cheeks with his whiskers, sitting back and appearing to grin, with his tail tucked round.  Measuring 3" long by 3" high, V & B printed backstamp.


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A very unusual large V & B Animal Park Owl, exceptionally well decorated with a black & white check front, "harlequin" feet and a mix of black  & terracotta amazing shapes on the back.   V&B printed backstamp with R. Benedikt signature.  Measures 6" x 6".

PRICE 100 


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Two more amazing V & B Animal Park unusual lidded pots, a mouse and a cat, both with bright colours, the mouse having cartoon mice as well as the colourful decoration.  Both have V&B printed backstamps. 

Left is "Micky Mouse", measuring 5.75" x 3" 

PRICE  90 

Right "Pussy Cat", measuring 5" x 3"  

PRICE 90  

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Cruets with a difference - can't you see your breakfast table brightened up with these egg cups and salt and pepper?  First we have a set of Cats .  The head modelled as a cat with a silver ear and black and white bodies.  Each measures  nearly 3" in diameter x just over 2" high.  V & B backstamp with "P" printed underneathon one and "S" on the other.

PRICE 25 (
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Another unusual set, this time Elephants decorated in terracotta blue and pik with silver tusks 4.5" long by nearly 3" diameter.  V& B printed backstamp with "S"printed underneath on one and "P" on the other.

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Two V & B Animal Park Bottles -  Oil and Vinegar or similar tall  pots with lids.  Very rare, as I have only ever seen 2 sets, although there must be others around!  Unfortunately one is bottle is damaged, although the second bottle is perfect. Each is decorated in the typical Animal Farm Cat design with black, white and terracotta & each removable head has blue eyes, pink cheeks and whiskers.  The larger is 6" high x 3" diameter [this bottle is cracked and glued back at the rear base, which doesnt show for display purposes but probably wouldnt hold oil or vinegar!], the other bottle is perfect.  The smaller,   is 5.75" high x 2.5 " diameter.  Both bear the black printed V  B backstamp & both have the R Benedikt signature.

PRICE 40 PAIR     [A/F on bottle]

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Another unusual figure, this time an elephant with a bird perched on its shoulder.
Both elephant and bird are brightly coloured, with a cartoon spooted elephant and bird cartoon decorating the elephant.  7" high with V&B backstamp.


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