Archive for Miniatures
Have you seen miniature porcelain covered in tiny flowers? This was popular in the Victorian era and is quite collectable today.
Here are two examples of minitaure flower porcelain that you might like to collect:
1. Victorian Moss ware.
This takes its name from the tiny moss like pieces attached to the sides. Pieces of moss ware were made in Europe in all shapes and sizes, shoes are very popular in this moss ware. Here is an antique Victorian swan basket:
In England the great china manufacturers made tiny replicas of tea sets and covered them in hand made porcelain flowers. These are of wonderful quality. This picture shows a relatively new but still amazing little set which was made by Coalport:
Of course these miniatures are far too small to be used except perhaps to hold a tiny trinket or a single tiny flower, they are just small and collectable and very very dainty.
By the way do you spell it miniature or miniture? Please do leave a comment and let me have your view point.
AntiquesAvenue shop has had a bit of a change around to help you find the vintage miniatures I have available to buy. The enamel boxes and trinket boxes have now joined with porcelain miniatures into the new Miniatures areas. This work has been done in advance of a great new selection of pieces I have to put in here. I hope you enjoy looking
Here is a nice piece of Royal Crown Derby Porcelain. It is a miniature watering can made in the Imari pattern. There is the full Royal Crown Derby first quality manufacturers backstamp on the base of this miniature
Approx Size:Just under 3 inches high
Country of origin England