'Museum of Items of Interest'
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This is a selection of items that have been acquired over the years which should be 
on display to be looked at and admired.  It should be noted that the most expensive
 priced paid for any of these items is 350 DKr  (approx  £32.50 / $55 ) !!!     Therefore , I hope
 this can encourage everyone to look out for bargains anywhere and everywhere

More Pictures etc will be placed on this page during 2007


Christian Poulsen (1911-1991) Stoneware
  An early experimental mark 'X58 CP.' - Probably made around 1938 
Small pot approx 6cm in diameter and 3 cm high
Christian Poulsen was one of Denmark's most interesting and energetic artists. 
He was fascinated with and experimented in the development of maintaining
 the stability of colours under the firing process. His work appears in many 
museums throughout Denmark. This small pot was recovered after his death 
from his workshop at his home at Ørholm, Lyngby - just North of Copenhagen  
by his daughter Nike Brandt Poulsen and with many similar items have been
 placed in a museum display with a limited number made available for general sale . 
(This was acquired at Pakhuset Krik in July 2004 in Vestervig  in a special exhibition to Christian Poulsen  )




Examples of Russian Filigree Work 
A Pair of chalices approx 6 cm high and a Swan table decoration approx 10 cm high
Most unusual items but very typical of Russian Filigree craftmanship


Russian Baltic Amber Animal Figurines
High quality carving work of a Lion, a Rhino and a Crocodile 
all coming from Kaliningrad Region of  Russia. 
75% of the worlds Amber originates  from Kaliningrad.
Amber is fossilised tree resin and is about 30-40 million years old
It comes in different colours, shades and sometimes with vegetation
 or small insects that were trapped inside.  Most often used as Jewellery decoration
 especially set in silver, Amber has been a popular, tactile trading commodity for thousands
 of years. In recent centuries the skills of craftsman in The Baltic Countries , Russia,
 Scandinavia and Poland have created an art form that has included the Fantastic Amber room
 of Catherine the Great that mysteriously disappeared during the The Second World War
 and is still eagerly searched for today, to these small animal figures that are of a similar 
quality to the items made from the workshops of the Master Jeweller, Carl Faberge.


Two Items of Chinese Jade


Classic Russian items
 Cobalt Net Tea set on a Rostov Handpainted tray / Khokloma items
 On the left, one of the most successful designs produced from the Lomonosov Porcelain
 Factory in St. Petersburg a  'Cobalt Net Tea Set' on a large Rostov handpainted Tray
 and on the right a selection of traditional  handmade / painted Khokloma folk items


Bottger Meissen Dachshund 
A Rare Ceramic Figure from Bottger Meissen


Meissen -  Young Couple Dancing
Unusual pair, nicely styled and painted


'Autumn' - By Viktor Timofeev 2001
Oil on Canvas  - approx 40 x 33 cm


Left : Sevres - Napoleon Plate - 1814-1820  ( Decoration possibly later about 1840 -1880)
It was fairly common for plates that were manufactured to have been painted years later and this Sevres plate , 
whilst possibly being painted in the 1814-1820 when manufactured,  was probably painted later in 'The Empire Period'
The scene may possibly be The Winter Campaign and retreat from Russia in 1812 
Centre : Kuznetsov (Riga) - 'Troika Plate'1860-1880 .
 Manufactured and painted in the Kuznetsov Factory at Riga, Latvia
Showing a typical style 'Troika' (  a Troika carriage is pulled by 3 horses)
Right :
Royal Copenhagen - 'Fauna Danmark - The Arctic Hare' - 1890 
this is one of the first ever produced. Unusually it can be very precisely dated to1890 as this 
was the last year of this particular factory mark on the base and the first year of Fauna Danmark 
Production Therefore making it one of the first early original plates manufactured in this series.


A Pair of Russian Judaica Brass Candlesticks
These were probably brought out of Russia to Copenhagen , Denmark in one of the great migrations from Russia in the late
 19 th Century or possibly the early 20 th Century. There is a good possibility that these Brass Candlesticks would 
have been with a family in the area close to Rosenborg Castle, either originally in the Borgergade Quarter or the 
Ole Suhrs Gade / Sølvgade Quarter which had concentrations of both Russian Families and of Jewish families.



Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Young Lady with a Fan
'Eneret' was placed on Royal Copenhagen Bisque items from 1835
The 3 wavy lines by themselves were only used up until 1890
 however these may be of an earlier type which ended in either 1850 or 1870
  They are rather hard to define against the 'model marks'
Therefore, it would be assumed that this piece is probably manufactured about 1835-1850
judging by the style of the clothes and the marks etc. but possibly a few years later  
More reseach into the signature etc may reveal more information in the future. 


The Seige Of Leningrad Medal 

This  Medal was awarded to those Russian Citizens who defended / survived 
the 900 Day Seige Of Leningrad, from September 1941 until  January 1944
At the start of the seige, there were almost 3 million people living in Leningrad 
By the time the seige was lifted , almost half were dead, through shelling by the three German
Armies that had surrounded the city and by hunger, and the freezing cold weather.
The medal was acquired for my son as a reminder  to him that his great grandparents 
on his mothers side died in the seige and to his Grandfather who did survive it.




A Study of a 'Scattered Flowers' Vase From 
The Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Russia

 A 'Scattered Flowers' Pattern Vase base showing a typical 
Pre-1992 made in Soviet times factory export mark. The
 vase was made between about 1965 -1985 and 
It stands about 25 cm high.  It weighs almost 2 kilograms. 
The Lomonosov shape number is 2638.  There are 6 seperate
 different patterns painted on it in Cobalt Blue with Gold highlights.



4 Large Fossils
Size approx 15x12 cm / 13x12 cm / 12x12 cm / 10x8 cm
Probably 3 - 5 million years old
From the African Continent


Coming soon................
a Fossilised Mako Sharks tooth,
a Fossilised fish
And a Fossilised Dinosaur tooth



Aluminia Chess Piece

A Pawn Chess piece made by Aluminia but with both 
Aluminia and The Royal Copenhagen Factory mark on it.
 Royal Copenhagen took over The Aluminia factory in 1969
So this piece was made at that time. Approx 6 cm high.


Metal Detector Finds

6 Cards with approx 90 items that have all be discovered using a metal detector 
in the fields around The Medway Towns area of Kent, United Kingdom.
Including Roman coins (3-4 th Centuries), Charles l coins (1625-1641), Studs ( 14-15th Centuries), 
Brass Weights (16 -17 th Centuries),Strap ends 13-15 th Centuries, Thimbles (19 th Century), 
Coins from Victorian Britain  (19 th Century),Musket Balls (17-18 th Centuries), Coins from Henry lll (1216-1272), 
Lead weights (16th Century), Finger rings (18-19 th Centuries), Coins from Elizabeth l (1558-1603), etc, etc.
A fascinating selection of items found covering centuries of active trading life around The Medway area.



Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory - Original Factory Moulds
These were original factory porcelain moulds (marked  underneath)
 and used to create original production pieces  
Baby Mermaid with Fish - Girl with Horn
Small bird pruning - Small Turkey



1929                                                                   1941

3 December 1941                                                        1946         
4  signed sketches of cats  
Knud Khyn
is internationally famous for working originally as a painter
 and later as a modeller for both Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grøndahl
between 1903-1967.  About 50 seperate porcelain and stoneware figures, mainly
 bears, dogs, farm animals, faun figures, animals and birds were among his range.

The 4 very rare signed sketches of cats were draw between 1929-1946
 and are believed to originate in letters he sent to Else Sandholt in Denmark.




Ukrainian Pysanka are raw eggs with the insides removed and dyed in 3 or 4
 different colours and decorated with symbolic drawings.

are boiled eggs, dyed in a single colour, yellow, red, green, blue, purple,
 black etc and were eaten during the Easter Season and for various games at Easter )

Ukrainian Hutsel Folk Art work- Pysanka  - Horse amd fish
Handmade by The Family of : Sergiy:Boris
His son Ljubomin  Boris (whose piece this is)
and his wife Vira Boris from Kosiv, Ivano-Frankovsk Region, Ukraine

Ukrainian Hutsel Folk Art work - Pysanka
 Ukrainian National Symbol and a Ukrainian Church
From the Hutsel Folk Art Pysanka Museum
Kolomiya, Ivano-Frankovsk Region, Ukraine.












 selection coming soon:

From Russia:
more Vases from Lomonosov
Soviet cup and saucer
Timofeev painting
Russian Porcelain 

From Continental Europe:
Lalique Amimals
Italian bisque figure

From Britain:
Chamberlains plate 
Trafalgar Print
Churchill Mug

From Scandinavia:
Aluminia Chess Pieces
Hand embroided picture






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