Tag Archives: hand painted

Bavarian Decanter & Shot Glass Set by Anheuser-Busch

24 Mar

Wunderbar! Who can resist such an adorable collection?! We were instantly drawn to this traditionally German-styled set by its beautiful coloring and detail. The artisan faux “aging” technique gives it so much rustic charm and character. That cobalt blue glaze is so lustrous, very eye-catching. 

This is one of those treasure hunt finds that starts out as love at first sight based solely on appearances, but ends up completely surprising you with its degree of rarity, too. Some careful research shed light on the origin and process of this collection – what a gem!

Anheuser-Busch Ceramarte German Decanter & Shot Glass Set

This 7-piece collection was created exclusively for Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser as a LIMITED EDITION promotional set in 1976. It includes a highly-detailed decanter with cork stopper and six matching shot glass cups in traditional Bavarian styling.

Everything in this set is made of thick, quality ceramic and is hand painted. All pieces feature a wonderful raised design, adding great texture!

Each piece is highly stylized, crafted with a rough paint technique in brown on the exteriors, creating a faux “aged” effect.

The center imagery on both sides of the decanter (boy and girl kissing on the front, a floral spray on the back) features a striking, deep cobalt blue glaze background.

The six matching cups are each adorned with the same costumed figures – three cups with the girl, three cups with the boy.

Truly a colorful, fun, quaint little set to own – whether for decorative purposes in the home bar, or for functional use. Definitely an eye-catching conversation piece!

This collection is in great vintage condition. No chips, cracks, or structural damage found to any piece. We’ve gently cleaned this set prior to listing, and as you can see, the brown “aged” appearance is artist-applied, NOT dirt or wear. Clean interiors on all pieces. No signs of past use (other than display, perhaps) found.

The set was created as a limited edition promotional product for Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser in 1976 by Ceramarte, Brazil. It is completely hand painted, and all pieces bear the signature logo backstamp of Ceramarte.

The decanter is marked “Coracao” stamped in the mold. Model number (as identified in collector’s catalogs) is CS31, part of the “Early Years” collection.

Own this amazing vintage Anheuser-Busch collector’s set today! Have a peek through our shop for other rare vintage collectibles, too!


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26 Jan


Such an adorable salt and pepper shaker set! These yellow ceramic geese are hand painted in matching “him and her” style, with long necks that fit together in a hugging position. Perfect for vintage home decor or serving use!

Today, just $9.56!

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Mexican Folk Art

24 Jan

Treasury time! Our vintage Jemez art pottery owl has been featured in this stunning, bright, color-popping collection of excellent folk art finds! These are by far some of the best and most unique Mexican folk art finds I’ve ever seen on Etsy, so I invite you to click and enjoy each piece offered here!

Have a look at our wonderful hand painted ceramic owl here too – he’s an authentic piece of southwestern Native American Pueblo art signed by L. Toya!

‘Mexican FolkArt’ by swedenfolkart

















Today’s Featured Item ~ 20% Off!

22 Jan


Simply gorgeous! This authentic Nippon porcelain vase features the most beautiful iridescent luster finish, shining in shades of blue, purple, and pink. It’s like a periwinkle twilight background for the hand painted white birds on the detailed tree, spotted with tiny touches of mint green along the branches.

Truly one of the prettiest luster ware decor items I’ve ever seen! An excellent addition to your vintage home decor, or perhaps as a gift for the Nippon collector!

Today, just $23.96!

Today’s Featured Item ~ 20% Off!

21 Dec


This lovely hand painted porcelain Nippon jar features vibrant pink flowers and striking gold detail! Most likely once a biscuit jar, it no longer carries its original lid, but is still a wonderful accent for your Nippon collection or vintage home decor. Excellent for repurpose – ideal as a large vase for flower arrangements, or perhaps a planter!

Today, just $27.96!