the tall vessel decorated overall with relief decoration depicting birds standing and perched in a water setting amid cattails, water plants and foliate branches; signed 'France' to underside with impressed maker's mark 'St. Andre, Nice'; minor chipping along base; with some professional repairs
of large scale with wide collar over a bulbous body fitted with expressive lion ring handles; raised on paw feet; could be used as a cooler for beverages; overall wear and patina; good antique condition
Each hand-carved cup-shaped vessel with Greek key collar above a tapering body resting on a separate square base; overall wear and patina; one side on each urn of darker patina; some chipping to surface; one with replaced Greek key rim
these unique carvings are from a Churulan Vallam, a traditional narrow boat used in the famous snake boat races of Kerala, South India and powered by approximately 45 people; the prow is carved as a "churul" meaning a ring out of local aini wood and adorned with incised carvings and inset metal embellishments; some missing metal elements with overall wear and abrasions
decorated with a scenic reserve centering a hunter on horseback beside a pair of dogs all on a black lacquered ground with gilt foliate decoration; impressed mark to underside ' Mark Knowles and Sons'; good antique condition with some wear and patina to surface; later faux bamboo black lacquered stand
the striking ovoid vessel with fish-mouth opening; painted overall with large leaves and bamboo shoots all on a white ground; with underglaze blue markings to underside; The first porcelain factory in the town of Marktredwitz opened in 1872 and was known under the name of Porzellanfabrik Jaeger, Thomas & Co. until Fritz Thomas quit in 1898, opening his own factory in 1903. In 1908, the “F. Thomas, Marktredwitz” factory was purchased by Rosenthal, ceasing operation in 1960.