This black plateel (ceramic) vase is decorated with a hand painted spring decoration, called "lente". It is a well now pattern made by the Flora factory in Holland in the 50s. This vase is called "Lente 1014" The background is deep black with a golden trim, and the willow cats are hand painted in the colors: brown, gold, white. The vase is about 10 cm high and the diameter at the widest point is about 8,5 cm.
Cup and Saucer, Minton , 1897, Stoke-on-Trent, England, bone china, transfer printed, with enamel painting and gilding, Victoria and Albert Museum. This cup and saucer were made as part of a service by Minton & Co. Tablewares were an essential part of the company’s production during the 19th century, providing the firm with economic stability. The high standards of bone china production at the Minton factories meant that the company established a reputation as supplier of specia