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Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Darkwing Manor, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    This is just a frivolous post to share an amusing piece I found while trolling auction sites. I immediately thought of our esteemed resident "bug" lady. Hope you enjoy it!
    Description from auction site- "A square porcelain tray finely painted from the Imperial porcelain factory in Vienna. Hand skated with floral wreath ground Bouquets, rose and gilded, foliage scroll work along edge and handle with cricket motif to center. Date marked 1858 and beehive mark to the underside base." At Live Auctioneers. BTW- does anyone know what hand-skating is? I googled it and all I found were horrific accidents involving fingers. cricket plate.jpg
     
  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the skating bit, whether term of art or typo, but this sure strikes me as a prank, the very realistic cricket revealed as the food is removed. EEK! @kyratango
     
  3. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    :pMy fav for hand skating;):
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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Bet someone dictated the description (possibly by phone - or texting) and meant "painted" but it got garbled.
     
  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Could be. But person taking it down & person typing it up didn't question? Very lackadaisical, that.

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  7. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Worth their job to question.

    I had a French Porcelain Fish platter over 26" long that featured insects. It was gorgeous:
    French France Porcelain Aesthetic Period Fish Server Dish Insects Plate Platter -a.jpg

    FrenchPorcelainAestheticPeriodFishServerDishInsects-d.jpg
     
  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Had? I wouldn't have been able to part with it, just exquisite. :)
     
  9. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    But what's the "GF or FG" stand for???? 'Genera Foods'???????:hilarious:
     
  11. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Art Pottery & Antiques dealer & lifelong collector

    The bug in the center of the plate is what your Real Estate agent sees, and calls a "Cricket", when you do a house walk through with them :) - Joe
     
  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I think it's enc-roaching on the design.
     
  13. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Art Pottery & Antiques dealer & lifelong collector

    I'd like a plate like that. Would hang it on the wall and make the cat crazy (she stared for hours at the nails left on the walls after some pictures were taken down for some wall paint touch-ups) - ;) Joe
     
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Genie Houdini Cat would say "It doesn't smell. It doesn't move. It's not a red dot. Whatever." ...and go back to sleep.
     
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