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LITERATURE IN MINIATURE

 

Museum quality miniatures for connoisseur collectors

 

 

 

Finely hand painted metal or cold porcelain ornaments.  These have been carefully hand painted to a high standard to look like glazed porcelain.  Many of these items are replicas of actual pieces.

 

If we are temporarily out of stock of an item that you are interested in buying, please email us with your request as we do make to order.

 

Please feel free to contact us at litinmin@aol.com if you have any questions.

 

Cottage ornament for the dolls house Cottage

Very tiny cottage with floral garden, green hedge and gate.  This is typical of the type of item produced by the Staffordshire potteries in the 1800's.  The detail on this piece is amazing.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.5" high x 0.5" wide x 0.25" deep.

 

7.50
Tiny nativity ornament for the dolls house

Tiny nativity ornament for the dolls house

Nativity

This is possibly the world's smallest nativity at only half an inch.

Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus complete with a stable into which they all fit.  They can be displayed either inside the stable or outside.  Meticulously hand painted metal.  The stable has been painted with a grey stone effect and tiled roof.  You can even see baby Jesus in the manger!  This will look stunning in the church, child's room or on the mantelpiece.  A wonderful decoration for your dolls house at Christmas.  So tiny it would be suitable for 1/24th scale

Size: 0.5" long x less than 0.25" wide x 0.4" high.

12.50
Figurine of the Duke of Wellington for the dolls house Wellington

Figurine of the Duke of Wellington.  This finely hand painted model of the Duke is typical of the type of figures produced by the Staffordshire potteries in the early 1800's.

Size: 1" high x 0.25" deep.

5.50
Dolls house figurine of Venus Venus

This goddess would enhance any gentleman's study.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 1.2" high x 0.7" wide x 0.25" deep.

 

6.00
Discus thrower ornament for the dolls house Discus Thrower

Victorian "bronze" replica of the famous Greek statue.  This is typical of the type of figurine that would have been purchased when Victorians went on the "Grand Tour" of Europe.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 1" high x 0.4" wide x 0.3" deep.

6.00
Figurine of Hercules for the dolls house Hercules

Replica of a pearlware figure of Hercules which was produced in the early 1800's.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 1" high x 0.4" wide x 0.2" deep.

 

6.00
Dolls house ornament of David Michelangelo's David

"Parian" replica of Michelangelo's famous statue of David.  This would have been bought as a souvenir when Victorians did the Grand Tour.  Hand painted metal. 

Size: 1" high x 0.25" wide.

 

4.50
Chinese ornament for the dolls house Kwan Yin

Hand painted metal figure of the Chinese goddess Kwan Yin.  Ideal for a chinoiserie room.  

Size: 1.3" high x 0.5" wide.

 

7.50

Japanese ornament for the dolls house Japanese Lady

Typical of the export ceramics produced in the late 1700's specifically for the European market.  Ideal for a chinoiserie room.  Hand painted metal. 

Size: 1.3" high x 0.4" wide.

 

8.50
Dolls house ornament of Rhodin's Thinker The Thinker

Replica "bronze" of Rhodin's famous statue "The Thinker".  Ideal for a gentleman's study or library.  Hand painted metal. 

Size: 0.8" high x 0.4" wide x 0.4" deep.

 

6.00
Dolls house ornament of Spanish lady Spanish Lady

A flavour of the flamenco is seen in this colourful exquisite figurine.  This is typical of a Coalport or Doulton ornament in miniature.  Hand painted metal. 

Size: 1" high x 0.62 wide.

 

7.50
Ornament of a lady dancing  for the dolls house Lady Dancing in Lilac

Handpainted metal ornament of a lady dancing in a lilac dress.  Highly detailed model as she even has tiny feet under her dress.  This is typical of a Coalport or Doulton ornament in miniature. 

Size: 0.6" high x  0.4" wide.

7.50

 

Ornament of a lady dancing  for the dolls house Lady Dancing in Blue

Handpainted metal ornament of a lady dancing in a blue dress.  Highly detailed model as she even has silver painted tiara in her hair.  This is typical of a Coalport or Doulton ornament in miniature. 

Size: 0.6" high x  0.4" wide.

 

7.50

 

Ornament of a lady dancing  for the dolls house Lady Dancing in Pink

Handpainted metal ornament of a lady dancing in a pink dress.  Highly detailed model as she even has tiny silver painted shoes under her dress.  This is typical of a Coalport or Doulton ornament in miniature. 

Size: 0.6" high x  0.4" wide.

 

7.50

 

Ornament of a lady dancing for the dolls house "Rose" lady

Handpainted metal ornament of a young girl in a long flowing rose pink dress.  Highly detailed model as she even has tiny feet under her dress and a silver painted tiara in her hair.  This is typical of a Coalport or Doulton ornament in miniature. 

Size: 1" high x  0.7" wide.

 

7.50

 

Ornament of a Victorian lady for the dolls house Victorian Lady

Finely hand painted metal figurine of a Victorian lady.  A miniature reproduction of the type of figures produced by Coalport or Doulton factories.

Size: 0.8" high x 0.3" wide.

6.00
Ornament of a lady for the dolls house Flower Lady

Beautiful crinoline lady with flowers.  This is a replica of the type of figurine produced by Coalport or Doulton.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.8" high x 0.6" wide.

6.00
Ornament of a lady for the dolls house Lady with scarf

Lady in a red dress with black scarf and dark blue bonnet and blue sash around her waist.  This is in the style of the type of ceramic figures produced by Doulton and Coalport.  This is in hand painted metal.

Size: 0.8" high x 0.3" wide.

6.00
Ornament of a lady for the dolls house Country Girl

Hand painted metal figurine of a country girl.

Size: 0.75" high x 0.2" wide.

5.50
Art deco nude bather ornament for the dolls house Art Deco Nude Bather

Ivory coloured figurine of a nude bather on a black "basalt" rock.  This is typical of pieces produced in the 1930's and would look superb in a gentleman's study.  Hand painted metal. 

Size: 0.8" high x 0.5" wide x 0.4" deep.

 

6.00
Dolls house ornament of St George and the dragon George and the Dragon

An eye-catching patriotic piece often used as a table decoration.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 1.2" high on 0.9" x 0.5" oval base.

 

9.50
Dolls house ornament of a knight on a horse Knight on a horse

Stunning ornament which would look magnificent on a Tudor or Georgian mantelpiece.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 1.4" high on a 1" x 0.4" ovate base.

 

9.50
Huntsman with hounds ornament for the dolls house Master of the Hunt

This is a fantastically detailed piece depicting the master of the hunt in his top hat riding a bay horse with three hounds at his feet.  This is only 3/4" high overall.  Displayed on its own or as a pair with the Huntsman shown below, this will create a wow factor in the dolls house.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.75" high x 0.8" long.

18.00

Huntsman with hounds ornament for the dolls house The Huntsman

This highly detailed figure has been meticulously hand painted.  The huntsman even has a black collar on his jacket.  This is only 3/4" high overall.  Displayed on its own or as a pair with the Master of the Hunt shown above, this will create a wow factor in the dolls house.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.75" high x 0.8" long.

18.00

Queen Elizabeth II ornament for the dolls house

Trooping the colour ornament for the dolls house

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Meticulously handpainted metal ornament of HM Queen Elizabeth II mounted on "Imperial" trooping the colour in 1957.  The detail on this tiny ornament is amazing.  HM Queen has a blue sash, gold coloured empaulets and gold and black detailing on the sleeves of her tunic.

Size: 0.7" high x 0.7" long.

8.00
Dolls house ornament of a dapple grey horse Dapple Grey Horse

This beautiful horse looks stunning with a very realistic dapple grey.  Hand painted metal.   

Size: 1.2" high x 1.2" long including base.

 

7.50
Ornament of mare and foal for the dolls house Mare and Foal

At only 0.5" high this is an exquisite item.  It is similar to the type of ceramic produced by the Beswick factory in the middle of the twentieth century.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.5" high x 0.75" long.

 

9.50
Dolls house ornament of rearing horse Rearing Horse

Stunning ornament of a rearing horse.  This displays beautifully as it is on a small rectangular base.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.8" high x 0.6" wide x 0.2" deep.

 

5.00
Dolls house ornament of a grey donkey Donkey

Lovely shaded grey gloss donkey.  Hand painted metal. 

Size: 0.8" high x 1.1" long.

 

6.50
Meissen cow ornament for the dolls house Meissen Cow

Replica of a Meissen recumbent cow with floral base.  The original was produced around 1745.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.5" high x 0.8" long x 0.4" deep

 

7.00
Staffordshire Dalmatian ornament for the dolls house Staffordshire Dalmatian

The Staffordshire potteries produced this type of ceramic from the late 1700's.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.9" x 0.6" x 0.4"

 

6.00
Dolls house ornament of a cat Sitting Ginger Cat

Vintage looking ginger cat in sitting position.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.6" high x 0.2" wide.

3.50
Dolls house ornament of an elepphant Elephant

A popular subject with Victorians, this elephant has been painted to resemble ebony with ivory effect tusks.  Hand painted metal.

Size: 0.5" high x 0.8" wide x 0.25" deep.

 

5.00
Song Thrush on Bough

Hand modelled one of a kind sculpture of a song thrush.  This has been inspired by the bird figurines produced by the Bow porcelain factory in the early 1800's.

Size : 0.5" high x 0.8" wide x 0.25" deep.

ONE ONLY

12.50

Dolls house ornament of a mallard duck Meissen Duck

Lovely Mallard duck rising from the water.  This hand painted metal ornament is realistically painted for a lovely piece.  Typical of the type of ornament produced by the Meissen factory from the middle of the 1700's.

Size: 1.25" high x 0.75" wide x 0.3" deep.

9.50
Dolls house wall plaque of a bird Bluebird Wall Plaque

Very finely hand painted metal blue bird wall plaque.  This has been painted to emulate the ceramic and plaster wall plaques of the 1940's. 

Size: 0.6" from wing tip to wing tip and 0.5" from beak to tail.

2.50
Knight ornament for the dolls house Flat Back of a Knight

Flat back ornament of a knight on his horse.  Very fine detail on this piece.

Size: 1" high to the top of the lance x 0.75" wide x 0.25" deep.

5.50
Horse flatback ornament for the dolls house Horse Staffordshire Flat Back

Frolicking horse with bocage detail behind.  This is typical of the type of ceramics produced from the early 1800's.

Size: 0.75" high x 0.8" wide x 0.4" deep.

 

12.00

Girl flatback ornament for the dolls house

Peasant Staffordshire Flat Back

Very popular type of ceramic produced from the early 1800's by the Staffordshire potteries.

Size: 0.8" high x 0.5" wide x 0.4" deep.

 

12.00
Sheep flatback ornament for the dolls house Sheep Staffordshire Flat Back

A pair of sheep under a bocage tree surrounded by flowers.  Typical of the type of ceramic produced in the 1700's.

Size: 0.8" high x 0.7" wide x 0.5" deep.

 

12.00
Stag flatback ornament for the dolls house Stag Staffordshire Flat Back

Stag set against a bocage and decorated with flowers.  The Staffordshire potteries were producing this type of ceramic from the mid 1700's onwards.

Size: 1" high x 0.75" wide x 0.4" deep.

 

12.00
Zebra flatback ornament for the dolls house Zebra Staffordshire Flat Back

The Staffordshire potteries were producing this type of ceramic from the late 1700s.  The designers had not seen a zebra and went by a description that it was a striped horse. 

Size: 0.6" high x 0.8" wide x 0.2" deep.

ONE ONLY

12.00

Donkey spill vase ornament for the dolls house Donkey Spill Vase

Spill vase, painted in natural colours, of a donkey standing against a tree.  This is typical of the spill vases produced by the Staffordshire potteries in the mid 1700's.  Spill vases were kept on the mantle piece so that a light could be taken from the fire in order to light a cigar or pipe.  Every home would have had one.

Size: 0.9" high x 0.6" wide x 0.5" deep.

 

12.00
Hunting Plate

Porcelain Hunting plate by Reutter.

Size: 1" in diameter.

ONE ONLY

3.99

Border Collie Plate

Very fine porcelain plate showing a Border Collie by Barbara Lapinski.

Size: 1" in diameter.

ONE ONLY

3.99

Pomeranian Plate

Very fine porcelain plate showing a Pomeranian by Barbara Lapinski.

Size: 1" in diameter.

ONE ONLY

3.99

Samoyed Plate

Very fine porcelain plate showing a Samoyed by Barbara Lapinski.

Size: 1" in diameter.

ONE ONLY

3.99

Decorative plate for the dolls house Wall Plaque - Waterside

Waterside view with mountain and trees.  These 3 dimensional plaques are very fine quality and hand sculptured from cold porcelain.  Each one is meticulously hand painted and every one is unique.

Size: 1.2" diameter x 0.1" depth.

 

8.50
Decorative plate for the dolls house Wall Plaque - Woodland

Replica of a 1940's three dimensional plaster wall plaque.  Each one is individually handmade from cold porcelain and hand painted and therefore unique.

Size: 1.2" diameter x 0.1" depth.

 

8.50
Decorative plate for the dolls house Wall Plaque - Cottage

Typical of a 1940's 3 dimensional plaster wall plaque depicting a cottage in a garden setting.  Handmade from cold porcelain and hand painted for a unique creation. No two are ever the same.

Size: 1.2" diameter x 0.1" depth.

 

8.50

 

Literature in Miniature 2014