Collector's corner

Villeroy & Boch plates

Every new year, between 1979 and 2002 (except for 1983,1984, 1987 and 1988), Villeroy & Boch offered to their best customers a plate illustrated by a camellia. Their are 20 of them and we achieved to gather them all. Painting are by Nicolas Liez. 

1979 - 'Canduiflora Rubra'
1980 - 'Alba Plena'
1981 - 'Douklaria'
1982 - 'Picturata'
1985 - 'Rubra'
1986 - 'Tricolor'
1989 - 'Eximia'
1990 - 'Variegata'
1991 - 'Woodi Alba'
1992 - 'Spectabilis'
1993 - 'Apertabilis Maculata'
1994 - 'Jacicularis'
1995 - 'Picturata Bianca'
1996 - 'Rubricanlis'
1997 - 'Variegata Rosa'
1998 - 'Bruccana'
1999 - 'Birro'
2000 - 'Rubricanlis'
2001 - 'Facienlata Vinosa'
2002 - 'Collettii'

Villeroy & Boch trinkets

Six trinkets were also produced, more difficult to find, with the same drawings as plates. 

N°1 - 'Canduiflora Rubra'
N°2 - 'Alba Plena'
N°3 - 'Douklaria'
N°4 - 'Picturata'
N°5 - 'Rubra'
N°6 - 'Tricolor'

The trinkets exist in three different sizes.

Mug Villeroy & Boch

A mug exists, C. sinensis



Coffee Pot Villeroy & Boch




Other plates


Coins and medals


This coin was produced in 1999, for the KunMing Gardening Expo (China), diameter 4 cm

Bronze medal of the Porto's camellia show, 1994, diameter 8 cm

Medal of the Società Italiana della Camelia, 1965, diameter 5 cm
Photos Luc Dhaeze

Box

A small and nice box

Cups

A friend offered me this tea cup bought in Japan.


Another typical cup.


With Camellia 'Anemoniflora'.



Cups coming from the Kutani pottery, Japan





This one, below, is signed by Miroki Yoshida

Another object from the Kutani potery, this beautiful vase.


A small vase in memory of the Mostra of Cannero Riviera (VB) (2017)


With Camellia 'Tricolor', from Germany.


Cups brought from our trip in Japan :
These ones were sold by pair, which is quite frequent.


We also bought a  small cup.


Another one.


A friend offered me thisone, realized by a french artist.


In the same series, a jam funnel :

Stamps

1972 stamps, coming from Albania.

1979 stamps, coming from China.

1920 stamp, Xth camellia festival, Locarno, Switzerland.

1992 stamps, coming from New-Zealand.

1997 stamp, coming from Monaco.

Cards

Card from the 29th Mostra Nazionale della Camellia - Verbania.