Seldom Seen

Gräflich Ortenburg ‘Mehicana’ Five Piece Tea Set Designed by Sebastian Buscetta for the ceramics workshop of Count Alram Karl Graf von Ortenburg (1925-2007), which was established in his castle Schloss Tambach in 1946. Inspired by international styles, Buscetta used Mexican influences to design this stunning modernist pattern. The set comprises a teapot with bamboo and braided handle, milk jug, sugar bowl and a cup, with a matching elliptical tray. Tambach, West Germany Date: c1955 Dimensions: Teapot W13 x L18 x H (exc handle) 10cm Tray L32 x W18cm Sugar H5 x L10 x W8cm Price £380 set

Seldom Seen offers a selection of carefully curated high quality antiques and unique vintage pieces. For many years we have specialised in English and Continental porcelain from the 19th and early 20th century, from factories such as Worcester, Derby, Coalport and Dresden. More recently, our range has expanded to include a wide variety of English and European glassware from the 1950s to the 1970s We have a selection of Scandinavian glass comprising names such as Holmegaard and Kosta.

In addition to our antique ceramics and glassware, we sell unique and elegant pieces of vintage jewellery, spanning fashions from the restrained elegance of the Victorian era to the flamboyance of the 1950s.

Seldom Seen was founded on a love of the exquisite craftsmanship to be found in the porcelain of the major manufacturers of the 19th and early 20th century. Latterly, our interest has expanded to include mid 20th glass by designers such as Per Lutken for Holmegaard  and John Luxton for Stuart.

For many years, we have exhibited at major fairs, such as the datelined Art and Antiques for Everyone at the NEC Birmingham. Here, a wide variety of our pieces can be seen; a small selection of which we are showcasing through the AAFE virtual fair; some of these can be purchased online, by following a link to our lifestyle  business website.

We hope you will enjoy browsing the items, which display the superb design and craftsmanship from bygone eras.