Fine Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts & Crafts Porcelain & Pottery
About Dark Flowers Antiques
Our Service Pledge To You:
We will attempt to respond to all orders within 3 business days. However, some of our items are located in shops which we can only get to on weekends. Therefore confirmation of the purchase orders will be made once we are assured the requested item is still available. Shipment will be made on the Monday following receipt of full payment.
Dark Flowers Antiques specializes in fine Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts & Crafts pottery and porcelain. We are sure you will enjoy the pure beauty and quality of these items for years to come.
We developed a love for hand-painted signed and dated porcelain that was very popular in the late 1880's through the 1940's. These pieces originated as porcelain blanks (white porcelain), manufactured in Europe (France, Bavaria, Austro-Hungarian Empire) and were sent to the US and Canada for women and men to paint. Many times clubs were formed and competitions held among the artists. Pattern publications were issued, so there will be similar designs and patterns, but being hand-painted, each item is unique. We feel that this is a lost art form, and so are drawn to the aesthetic beauty of the items. We also love Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau pottery from Austria (pre-World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire), mainly from the Amphora companies, the Arts & Crafts Royal Doulton line from the 1920's, and Consolidated Glass from the US in the 1920's.
We offer FREE SHIPPING in the UNITED STATES via USPS Priority Mail Insured and CANADA via USPS First Class Mail (Canadian buyers, we will modify the invoice to reflect free shipping at time of order confirmation). We also offer 50% off the costs of shipping WORLDWIDE by USPS Priority Mail (we will modify the invoice to reflect the revised shipping cost at time of order confirmation).
For US customers, payment by Money Order or Check is preferred, but Paypal is also accepted. First time buyers, please pay via Paypal. International Buyers, please note that payment will only be accepted via Paypal.
LAY-AWAY is available. Our terms are: 30% due at time of order, 30% due 30 days after placement of order, and the balance due within 60 days of placement of order. Failure to conform to the payment schedule, without our concurrence, will result in forfeiture of all payments made and the item will be returned to our inventory.
Payment for any confirmed Purchase Order is required within 7 days. Failure to pay within that time, without obtaining the specific approval from us, will result in the item being returned to our shop inventory, and the Buyer will be blocked from future purchases from our shop.
The items we are offering for purchase are described as best as we can. We are not experts on all of these items, but we are providing the best information we have on them. All items are described to the best of our knowledge and as accurately as possible. We attempt to identify all defects, damage or problems with the items in our shop, as well as attempt to show them in the pictures. However, these items are not new, and therefore may contain small hairlines, scratches or crazing that we may have missed. If you have any questions regarding the condition of the items, please contact us and we will answer any questions.
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Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our items, and we will be pleased to provide any information we may have.