I love blue and white china! I love the look of it, and it's perfect for the period of my William and Mary dolls' house because Chinese export pottery and Delftware became quite a craze beginning in the late 17th century.
Here are some artists making blue and white china pieces in dollhouse scale -- some of these are the highest end imaginable and others are more affordable for collectors at my price point. They're all beautiful and inspiring!
Pictured at the top of this post is a miniature tulipiere or tulip vase from the Dutch queen of exquisite 1:12 scale Delftware, Henny Staring. Below is a sultan's head vase, also from her Delftware collections. There are no prices listed on her website, but I found a few pieces for sale in resellers' shops and the price tags are eye-watering :) Never mind, a girl can dream!
UK makers Stokesay Ware do several lines of blue and white pieces, including full dinner and tea sets as well as bowls, vases and other special items (see dresser, below). I've started collecting their pieces with a few blue and white plates and look forward to expanding my collection to vases. I can testify that these pieces are strictly to scale -- they are very thin and perfect in every way. Stokesay Ware will even do a special-order Blue Willow pattern tea set with handle-less teacups -- perfect for that early Georgian setting!
Avon Miniatures is based in Devon and sells a number of blue and white porcelain pieces that would be lovely in a collection. They do their own version of Blue Willow plus a number of blue and white collector's plates (shown below). The website is a little out-dated, and could use some better photos, but I look forward to ordering from them soon!
I can't wait to order some pieces from Sally Meekins, another UK artisan with quite a few blue and white pieces on offer. Above is a magnificent large pyramidal tulipiere by Meekins, and below is a charming pair of blue and white cats! She has quite a few very unusual articles on her site ...
I'm sure there must be some makers I'm missing -- if I've left out a favourite of yours, please do comment and let me know! I certainly don't want to miss any 1:12 scale blue and white china :)
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.