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China - sort of
This all seems to be French with "Desire, France" on some pieces. Doesn't look particularly old. The red and black vessels at the bottom (should be at the top) are lightweight - papier mache maybe?
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Trumble's Mum
5:57 AM on February 11, 2018 
My Japanese d-i-l has big people size laquered sake cups and tea bowls just like the red ones. Hers are family heirlooms.
Jane
8:08 AM on January 1, 2018 
Lucky you, the GF items fetch a mint on a certain auction site these days and you look to have a lovely selection! I can't wait to see the house!
Clare Harlow
4:01 PM on December 29, 2017 
Zoe H says...
It is in her first book, Clare but it is literally a few lines which I hope Liza will not mind me paraphrasing as follows: made by Gabriel Fourmaintraux in Desvres, Pas de Calais from 1899 onwards. Unsophisticated and roughly painted but deserving of a place in the DH for their cheerful variety.

The red pieces at the back look interesting, quite different to the others. Do they have any marks?

Thanks Zoe. I have googled Gabriel Fourmaintraux (some of the pieces bear his mark). All very interesting indeed. What a lovely variety of furnishings there are with this house! I know very little about furniture but am keen to learn. The red pieces are very lightweight which made me think of papier mache, and they bear a faintly oriental design. I can't really imagine their purpose, but it's a nice set regardless.
Zoe H
3:27 PM on December 29, 2017 
Clare Harlow says...
Yes, it is - where will I find Liza's article? Do you know when it might have been made, Zoe?

It is in her first book, Clare but it is literally a few lines which I hope Liza will not mind me paraphrasing as follows: made by Gabriel Fourmaintraux in Desvres, Pas de Calais from 1899 onwards. Unsophisticated and roughly painted but deserving of a place in the DH for their cheerful variety.

The red pieces at the back look interesting, quite different to the others. Do they have any marks?
Clare Harlow
1:25 PM on December 29, 2017 
Clare Harlow says...
Hi Jenny, yes the larger pieces are marked in black underneath with numbers and something that looks like "desire, France". It doesn't mean anything to me - does it to you?

Yes, it is - where will I find Liza's article? Do you know when it might have been made, Zoe?
Zoe H
12:55 PM on December 29, 2017 
I think it will be Desvres, France, Clare. There is a brief paragraph in Family Dolls Houses by Liza. Gorgeous.
Clare Harlow
12:16 PM on December 29, 2017 
jenny says...
Wow! Zoe and me were looking at a collection of very similar pieces a few weeks ago. You are lucky to have this and it looks in such good condition, is any of it marked on the base?

Hi Jenny, yes the larger pieces are marked in black underneath with numbers and something that looks like "desire, France". It doesn't mean anything to me - does it to you?
Edel
12:12 PM on December 29, 2017 
Very very pretty indeed. The red and black pieces look Japanese to me.
jenny
12:04 PM on December 29, 2017 
Sorry Claire impatient in my enthusiasm i am commenting before you have finished writing the descriptions!
jenny
11:59 AM on December 29, 2017 
Wow! Zoe and me were looking at a collection of very similar pieces a few weeks ago. You are lucky to have this and it looks in such good condition, is any of it marked on the base?

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