Children’s china sets sell well in Ohio auction

A 46-piece set of gaudy flow with flowers deluxe child’s dinner service, circa 1850-1860, sold for $3,795 at a recent Antiques, Estate Appraisals and Auctioneers sale. The pattern is done in a bright pink flowered vine design with soft teal and green foliage. The set was one of the top lots in the auction devoted to china, glassware and similar antiques that sold on the first day. Antiques, Estate Appraisals and Auctioneers is the firm that sold a unique collection comprising the “amazing estate of Larry Southworth” back in November.

The Feb. 11-12 auction is proof the firm is holding tight to its reputation of delivering unusual and hard-to-find items for its loyal following of collectors.

A rare Staffordshire children’s tea set in the “Eva” pattern from the Beech, Hancock & Co. brought $1,207.50. The pattern on the 18-piece set features a girl in a long dress, with a lion-like dog, with a rose transfer and dates to 1851-1855. On day two, an exceptional 1895 Northwood Arabian Nights blue opalescent water set brought $1,523.75. The pitcher is 9 1/4 inches tall and its six matching tumblers are each 3 3/4 inches tall, two of which were chipped. One 4-inch pair of Swallow Song salt and pepper shakers sold for $690.

A set of Hobbs “Francesware” children’s frosted and vaseline glass (amber) pitcher and four tumblers sold for $603.75. A rare children’s tea set, titled “Flow Blue with Dogwood,” sold for $1,150. This child’s flow blue tea set was sold with a hand-written letter that explained it was a gift to a child on July 28, 1900. The set consists of a tea pot with lid, sugar bowl with lid, creamer, a waste bowl (slightly crazed and chip on base), four tea cups, four saucers and two larger plates with scalloped edges. For more information on upcoming sales, visit, or call (440) 647-4007. For an archive of prices realized from prior sales, visit and search for Antiques, Estate Appraisals and Auctioneers.