Superb Antique Nautilus Limoges Porcelain Hand-painted Tea Trio, Scottish, C1900 For Sale
Please note that items are usually dispatched within 10 working days, generally on the next TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY following cleared payment (7 OR 8 DAYS AFTER THE sale). If this constitutes a problem for you, please let me know via the messaging facility (not email) and I will do my best to help. Please be aware that I can usually only post once a week! I charge postage at estimated cost plus a bit extra towards expense of bubble wrap and boxes. Overseas packages under 2kgs are usually posted using ISF Registered Airmail, including insurance. This costs £7.75 on top of the normal airmail price; but it is worth the extra cost for safety. Items under £50 in value may be shipped via basic Airmail.
FOR sale HEREISASTUNNING NAUTILUS PORCELAINTEA TRIO (CUP, SAUCER AND PLATE), MADE IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY - VERY EARLY 20TH CENTURY. THESET IS MARKED WITH THE NAUTILUS CURSIVE "M" MARK. THE NAUTILUS PORCELAIN COMPANY OPERATED AT POSSIL POTTERY IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND BETWEEN 1894-1911 WHERE THEY PRODUCED TOP-QUALITY, FINE PORCELAIN.
THIS DELICATE,HAND-PAINTEDSET ISBEAUTIFULLY SHAPED AND FABULOUSLY DECORATED WITH UNDERGLAZE COBALT BLUE AND GILT BORDERS AND PAINTED FLOWERS - THIS IS AGORGEOUS LITTLE SET!
THERE IS A STRANGE ENIGMA RELATING TO THIS PORCELAIN - SOME TIME AGO I HAD A LARGE SET IN THIS IDENTICAL SHAPE AND PATTERN. 80% OF THE PIECES WERE MARKED LIMOGES (MARTIAL REDON) AND 20% WERE MARKED NAUTILUS - I AM NOT SURE IF THE SET WAS ALL LIMOGES (BUT PAINTED AT NAUTILUS), OR IF SOME OF THE PIECES WERE MANUFACTURED BY NAUTILUS FROM A LIMOGES MOULD. I KNOW THAT THE NAUTILUS FACTORY EMPLOYED DESIGNERS AND WORKERS FROM LIMOGES.
THECUP MEASURES 2 1/2 INCHES IN HEIGHT, THESAUCER MEASURES5 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND THE PLATE 6 1/4 INCHES.
IN OVERALLVERY GOODANTIQUECONDITION; THERE HAVE BEEN THREE REPAIRS TO THE RIM OF THE CUP (TWO OF WHICH ARE FLEABITE-SIZED NIBBLES - EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SEE) AND ONE REPAIR TO THE RIM OF THE SAUCER. PLEASE VIEW PHOTOS FOR DETAILS.
SORRY ABOUT THERISE IN POSTAGE COSTS, BUT ROYAL MAIL HAVE EXCELLED THEMSELVES WITH THEIR LATEST PRICE INCREASES -THE COST OF SENDING A TEA TRIO (A0.6KGPACKAGE)BY RECORDED DELIVERY TO THE UK HAS GONE UP BY £3.10! THAT'S AN INCREASE OF 85%.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMPLAIN TO OFCOM ABOUT THESE WHOLLY UNREASONABLE PRICE RISES, PLEASE PHONE THEM ON 0207-981-3040. THERE IS ALSO AN ONLINE PETITION HERE:
OVERSEAS BUYERS: **IMPORTANT** PLEASE SIGN "UNCHECKED" ON DELIVERY OF YOUR PACKAGE! FAILURE TO DO THISWILL AFFECT ANY COMPENSATION CLAIM. ALSO, PLEASE TRY TO BE AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT DELIVERY AT FIRST ATTEMPT. THANK YOU.
PAYMENT: NOMONEY ORDERS OR FOREIGN BANK DRAFTS. UK BUYERS; Paypal, credit or debit card (via PAYPAL), UK personal cheque or postal order. If postal orders are crossed, they can't be cashed immediately and must be paid into a bank. NO MONEY ORDERS PLEASE.
UK POSTAGE: All shipping is via some form of Registered Post. All items are securely packed. UK Postage is via First Class Recorded or Special Delivery. Recorded items are insured only up to £46 in value. Please use Special Delivery option for more valuable items. Insurance up to £500 is included with Special Delivery price.
IMPORTANT: SPECIAL DELIVERY DOES NOT MEAN NEXT DAY DELIVERY - THIS POSTAL METHOD IS USED BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR ANTIQUE ITEMS, NOT FOR SPEED OF RECEIPT. Items are usually dispatched within 10 days of cleared payment, generally on the TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAYfollowing.
INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE:I will post worldwide, using International Signed For (Airmail), Airsure or COURIER (for heavier items). I will not post by Surface Mail, please don't ask! I use large bubble and strong boxes to pack. PLEASE NOTE: COURIERED packages of ceramics/glass/ antiques cannot at present be insured for damage.
I use large bubble & new sturdy, double-walled boxes to pack, which may be heavier than normal boxes (and therefore a bit more costly more to ship), but offer a much greater degree of protection for fragile items.