2 Mini heart shaped ash trays with gold stems; one with tulips; one with roses $3.99
Click Here for Product Details! 2 Mini heart shaped ash trays with gold stems; one with tulips; one with roses. Unmarked and about 3" long.
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Miniature sleeping cat figurine $4.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature sleeping cat figurine. Adorable little figurine of a striped cat curled up in sleep.
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.....SOLD.....Mini stein from Switzerland has Swiss couple and Rathkelller on front $5.99
Click Here for Product Details! Mini stein from Switzerland has Swiss couple and Rathkelller on front. Shows Swiss pair in traditional costumes and an Alpenhorn and the Swiss flag.
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Mini ice bucket with scalloped rim and feet decorated in blue $7.99
Click Here for Product Details! Mini ice bucket with scalloped rim and feet decorated in blue. This little container is signed on the bottom "C. Vierra S.Miguel 1987" and looks like a small ice bucket with stubby handles on each side, small feet and curved rim, all trimmed with blue rings and with a blue fern painted on the side .
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Miniatures 

Many manufacturers of china (and other mediums)

make miniature items.

Some are reproductions of originals

others are meant for children

and some are made just because they can.

Potters and workers in potteries made many small items

for recreation (or for sale) from leftover clay utilizing small spaces in kilns,

often taking them home for their families.

These items were often called whimsies due to their non utilitarian purpose

 and many potters demonstrated their skill by making more and more elaborate items.

Once it was noticed that there was a market for them, many potteries devoted  more resources to mass producing these.

These miniatures are quite nice in many ways.

It is not easy to make objects so small.

Be sure to check our (Click here>  Armorial Ware page for crested miniatures.

 

 

.....SOLD.....2 Occupied Japan small china ewers with sculpted rose on outside. $7.99
Click Here for Product Details! Very delicate miniature white china ewers, one large and one small, with a sculpted porcelain rose and leaves on the outside. Marked "Made in Occupied Japan". Measuring 3 1/2" tall by 2" diameter for the large and 2" tall by 1" wide for the small, these are very decorative pieces of ’occupied’ china.
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.....SOLD.....Miniature cider jug toothpick holder $5.99
Miniature cider jug toothpick holder. Comes complete with cork and marked "Toothpicks"
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Occupied Japan white miniature china vase AND basket with protruding flowers $9.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nice little china vase AND basket both marked "Made in Occupied Japan". The vase has two handles and some porcelain flowers raised on the front. The basket also has some raised flowers on it and gold trim.
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Miniature china wooden shoes hand painted with windmill scene $5.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature china wooden shoes hand painted with windmill scene. So small you could wear them as earrings,brooch or other jewelry uses. Nicely decorated but unmarked.These appear to be Delft.
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Miniature cobalt blue stein with gold overlay and metal rim $7.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature cobalt blue stein with gold overlay and metal rim. Quite old looking with no marks. The unusual thing about this is the metal rim. It is partially coming off but is mostly intact.
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Prescription miniature mug shot glass $5.99
Click Here for Product Details! Prescription miniature mug shot glass. Humorous "Made in Japan" miniature mug with the inscription "One shot every 15 minutes until no pain is felt".
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Miniature earthenware pitcher decorated with multiple metallic glazes $5.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature earthenware pitcher decorated with multiple metallic glazes. Brightly coloured little pot or ewer with handle. This is decorated with many different colour glazes and some with various metallic content. A difficult thing to make in this small a size. There is a small chip on the rim and one on the base.
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Miniature tea set decorated with blue birds flying through trees $7.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature tea set decorated with blue birds flying through trees. Pretty set from Japan and fairly old this has the tea pot with lid, sugar with lid, creamer, four saucers but only two cups. All have the bluebird decoration on them. The two cups have missing handles.
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Miniature purple tea set with images $15
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature purple tea set with images. Fanatastic miniature tea set with a purple glaze and decorated with Kauffmanesque images. A copy of a full size Sevres set maybe. Great detail! Consists of a teapot,creamer and two cups and saucers on a serving tray. No sugar.
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Miniature tea set with oddly decorated images $12.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature tea set with oddly decorated images. Another strangely decorated tea set probably from Japan and fairly old looking this set has the tea pot with lid, two cups and saucers, a creamer and a sugar with lid. I have no idea what the children depicted on these are up to.
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Miniature tea set with teapot and cup and saucer on stand $10
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature tea set with teapot and cup and saucer on stand. Another tiny tea set, this one has a tea pot and cup and saucer complete with a display stand for same. They are decorated with a floral design and are so tiny! The cup and saucer stand is a nice touch!
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Miniature cup and saucer with painted scene of clothed bears cavorting $7.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature cup and saucer with painted scene of clothed bears cavorting. Cute little set of cup and saucer with yellow trim around the rims and that adorable scene with the bears.
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Interesting small wooden shoe with an angled toe and painted scene $4.99
Click Here for Product Details! Interesting small wooden shoe with an angled toe and painted scene. I am not sure what to make of this piece. it is a Delft looking wooden shoe made of earthenware and looks like the toe was cut off. Someone went to the trouble to paint a scene on it so it must have had some value to someone.
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Miniature sewing machine teapot trinket box $15.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature sewing machine teapot trinket box. This interesting little piece is shaped like a teapot with spout and handle which also serves as a sewing machine table with a miniature Singer looking machine as the lid handle. Nicely made with the lid, frame and hinges made from brass.
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Miniature tea pot shaped like a stove or range. $3.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature tea pot shaped like a stove or range
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Miniature sewing table teapot trinket box $15.99
Click Here for Product Details! Miniature sewing table teapot trinket box. Small trinket box with brass framed lid and hinges, this little piece looks like sewing desk made into a teapot but is actually a trinket box. Terrific workmanship!
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