All items on this page are of various scales and include not only genuine antique and vintage items, but also KT Miniatures handmade vintage style miniatures too. For ease I have given measurements and where possible also stated what scale I think the item is. Many old dolls houses do not conform and scale is a mismatch. In this case, my advice would be to forget about scale and simply fill your little abodes with what you like.
Vintage Glass Vase (Japanese?) @ £8.00 SOLD
This orange coloured glass vase came with a mixed bunch of dolls house items ranging from the 1930s to the1950s, so I have to assume that this is of the same era. The painted floral design on the front gives it a distinct Japanese feel to it. It is in a good played with condition, no damage as far as I can tell. Measures7/8″ high.
Ref: Coloured Glass Vase
Suitable for either 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house
Antique Clear Glass Vase @ £8.00 SOLD
This is a delightful antique clear glass vase, believed to be early 1900s. There is a slight manufacturers drip on the base, sometimes found on the very old pieces…not quite so perfect as modern made glass. Personally I think this adds to the character! Measures 1 1/2″ high. In good played with condition.
Ref: Clear Glass Vase
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old house where scale does not matter
c1945-1949 Two Glass Miniature Candlesticks – German (US Zone) @ £29.00
Here are two unusual glass candlesticks, one with a sticker underneath that states – Made in Germany US Zone, so this would have been made in Germany presumabley between 1945 and 1949, as after that Germany became a Republic? They are exquisitely pretty and quite vibrant in colour still, and are in excellent played with condition. Each candle measures 1 3/8″ high.
Ref: Two German Glass Candles
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house
Antique Wooden Rocking Chair @ £4.50 SOLD
Here is a very old wooden rocking chair from the early 1900s, quite simple and crude in construction but nevertheless, quite charming. It is in a good played with condition, some wear. Measures sitting height of 1 3/4″ x 2″ wide x 3″ overall depth to end of rocker x 3 3/4″ back height.
Ref: Antique Rocking Chair
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house
Rare c1950s Metal Lawnmower@ £45.00
This is a rare and quite delightful painted metal lawnmower, precise maker is unknown but interestingly it came with the deckchair seen below and the green paint used on both are an exact match, so I suspect they were made by the same manufacturer. We know that the lawnmower was brought out as part of a miniature garden series by a distributing company called B&S (no relation to Barrett & son) but the exact maker is unknown. It has been suggested to me that they may have been made by DCMT but I have not been able to substantiate this as yet. There is no makers mark on this lawnmower. It is fully intact with the moveable grass box and moveable rollers. Overall this is in a good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork. When you push it along it all the rollers and cogs move in synchronisation….wonderful! Measures 2 1/2″ high x 4 1/4″ long x 1 1/4″ wide.
Ref: Metal Lawnmower
Possibly suitable for both 1/16th and 1/12th scale dolls house
c1950s DCMT Garden Roller @ £10.50
Here is a very nice painted metal garden roller marked MADE IN ENGLAND DCMT LTD. The heavy metal rollers actually roll when pushed long. It is in a good played with condition, some wear. Measures just under 3″ long x 1 1/2″ at widest point.
Ref: DCMT Garden Roller
Possibly suitable for both 1/16th and 1/12th scale dolls house
Five Vintage Large Scale Toy Store Kiddicraft Cans Plus Two Packets @ £18.00
I was in two minds whether to put these under the Kitchen category but then decided that any KT Miniatures’ customers would most probably purchase them for an old miniature shop or store, hence they are under this category instead. Please note that they are large scale.
This set comprises of five miniature tins (tin lid and base plus cardboard main body), made by Kiddicraft as follows: Batchelors Dwarf Processed Peas, Batchelors Bigga Processed Peas, Batchelors Cooked Butter Beans, Libbys Orange Juice, Libbys Grapefruit Juice. There are also two miniature cardboard packets made by Kiddicraft as follows: Stork Margarine, Fernleaf New Zealand Butter. These are believed to have originated around the 1950s, possibly early 1960s? All are in a relatively good played with condition, some wear. Please note, as seen in the photo, that the tin base is missing from the Libbys Grapefruit Juice can, all others are intact albeit a tad rusty. Each can measures 1 1/2″ high x 1 1/8″ in diameter, so quite big. Each packet is the same dimension, measuring 1 3/8″ long x 7/8″ high x 3/8″ deep.
Ref: Vintage Kiddicraft Tins & Packets
Suitable for large scale shop or dolls house, or old dolls house where scale does not matter
c1950s Johillco Lead Kennel & Bulldog @ £11.50
Here a circa 1950s lead green painted kennel and white bulldog with black patches, believed to be by Johillco. It is marked MADE IN ENGLAND underneath the kennel. Overall, this is in a relatively good played with condition, with some wear to the paintwork. Kennel measures 1 1/2″ long x 1″ wide x 1 5/8″ high. Bulldog is tiny and measures 1 1/4″ long x 3/4″ high.
Ref: Johillco Bulldog & Kennel
Although 1/32 scale, this could be useful in an old dolls house where scale does not matter
Vintage Style KT Miniatures Handmade Mixed Fixed Arrangement For Shed, Outhouse Or Scullery @ £21.00
Here is a fixed arrangement made by KT Miniatures comprising of a c1920s/30s printed box filled with old newspapers and old seed cataglogue, and old style biscuit tin, assortment of tins and packets, aged to look old plus a brown glass bottle. All items have been fixed down to old sheets of newspaper, and has been designed to be used either on a cupboard top, floor, shelf etc. of an old shed, outhouse or even scullery. Overall length measures 2 1/2″ x overall depth 1 1/4″ x highest point 1 1/2″.
Ref: Mixed Handmade Arrangement
Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter
“Playtime In The Nursery” By KT Miniatures @ £38.00
And here is a second shallow 3D picture box frame painted in a gold finish, backed with a vintage children’s book illustration of two girls playing with their toys, edged with antique lace. In the foreground there is a KT Miniatures handmade set of vintage nursery bricks, a dog on wheels, assorted books including a colouring book with pages – all fixed into place. A commercially made sailor toy (which I have also had for so long I have forgotten who made it) fixed into place. A tiny cardboard “Playtime In The Nursery” nameplate has been fixed to the lower front. This has a prop at the back of the frame so has been designed to sit on a shelf.
Measures 6 3/4″ long x 4 3/4″wide x 1 1/8″ deep.
Ref: Playtime In The Nursery
Handmade Vintage Style Camping Scene @ £60.00
This is the 1/12th scale prototype of a camping scene that my workshop colleague Robin Britton and I created last year for the Dolls House & Miniatures Scene Magazine as a “how to make project”. A series of instructions appeared over consecutive issues, starting in the May 2015 issue (No 252). It is now surplus to requirements and really must go. Please note that this can be posted but due to its construction it is rather fragile so if you would prefer to collect in person from me here in Thame you are very welcome to, at a mutually convenient time.
This versatile scene had been inspired by books from our childhood such as ‘Swallows & Amazons’ and ‘The Famous Five’ but could be used in a variety of ways.
The base is made from MDF and we used a variety of ordinary household and natural materials to create this landscaped scene, tent and accessories. The old fashioned aged white canvas tent was based on an illustration found in a c1939 Army & Navy Stores Handbook, and was made from the leg of a pair of old M&S trousers! There is a campfire and various accessories consisting of a handmade can of baked beans, a vintage Dol-Toi saucepan filled with our miniature baked beans, a handmade aged white billycan and two vintage Dol-Toi metal plates. At the back of the scene is a uniquely made hedge and impromptu washing line with a pair of socks hanging down. Inside the tent there are two rather old fashioned beige sleeping bags. There is also a tiny candle in a jar attached to a tall stick standing guard in front of an enormous “tree trunk”. All items are completely fixed apart from the campfire accessories.
Of course this scene could be butted up against an old dolls house, but it would make an ideal backdrop for a scouting or guiding scene, or perhaps a vintage childhood scene to stage some old dolls, or how about a miniature teddy bears picnic? You could add additional bits and pieces to this scene and adapt it to suit. With Christmas coming up this could be a perfect present for someone or why not treat yourself? This has been displayed at various events over several months and since the last one earlier this year it has been stored in a box. Hence it has been well travelled and after one fraught journey, I randomly discovered that the tent could be gently plumped up and back into a nice shape from the inside using the handle of my hairbrush very gently. But now it is time to bid farewell to this little scene and we would really like it to go to a good home. Perhaps even a club may wish to purchase for a club project? Serious offers in the region of the quoted price considered.
The base measures 12″ x 12″ and the tent stands at a height of 3 3/4″.
Ref: Camping Scene
Antique Decorative Metal Vase @ £6.95
This is a curious item indeed. I have no idea of age or origin, so all I can do is describe as seen.
Here is a quite chunky decorative metal large scale vase, very old – maybe even late 1800s. It is in a well played with and quite tarnished condition, but still quite charming. The inside rim appears quite rough. It stands at a height of 1 3/4″.
Ref: Antique Decorative Metal Vase
Suitable for larger scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
cLate 1800s White Glass Vase With Hint Of Original Green Leaf Pattern @ £14.00
This is a very old late 1800s pretty milk white glass vase with a handle and the remnants of original green leaf pattern on the side, believed to be mid to late Victorian. Measures just under 1 1/2″ high.
Ref:TRAY 1-White Vase
Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter Or Larger Scale Dolls House
Larger Antique Silver Glass German Candelabra @ £16.00
This is an antique German glass candelabra. The central body and base havea silver coloured coating over the top and the candles are pure white glass with a red tint at the wick end. Measures just under 2 1/2″ in total height so quite big but lovely. Generally I would say this is in good played with condition with some wearing away of the silver coating.
Ref:TRAY 14 – Larger Candelabra
Possibly Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Larger Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter
Vintage Metal Phone – Large Scale @ £16.50
This is an attractive slightly large scale vintage metal telephone, maker or exact age unknown. In good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork – particularly on the receiver. The receiver lifts off and is attached to the main body by coloured thread. Measures approx.1 1/14″ base width x 1 1/2″ base depth x 1″ height.
Suitable For Slightly Larger Antique Or Vintage Dolls House Or Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter
KT Miniatures Handmade Arrangement Of Vintage Style Ephemera, Books & Photo Album @ 16.00
This fixed arrangement is quite versatile and designed to be used on top or underneath a cupboard, underneath a bed or simply placed on floor to stand alone. Included in this arrangement is a vintage style photo album opened, two aged vintage style books – the top one being the c1930s Golden Wonder Book with ripped tatty cover, various vintage photos, old Daily Sketch newspaper, old envelopes and ephemera. Overall width measures just under 3″ x 1 3/4″ deep x overall height 1/2″.
Ref: Ephemera With Books & Album
©Copyright KT Miniatures Exclusive Design
Suitable For 1/12th Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter
Rare c1947-1952 Large Irish Glass Watering Can @ £5.00
This rare glass watering can was purchased during 1947 – 1952 and bought in an Irish shop. Please note that this is a little larger than the normal 1/12th scale so please check measurements before ordering. Is in a good played with condition and measures 2″ high.
Ref:A- Large Glass Watering Can
Suitable More For A Larger Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter
Antique Large Scale Speckled Clear Glass Oil Lamp @ £14.00
This is an antique clear glass oil lamp with white speckles…..quite unusual and attractive. It is very tall so large scale. In a good played with condition, some wear plus please note that there is a tiny cork that has fallen right into the base. This measures 4″ tall so will suit a large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.
Ref:TRAY 3 – Clear Glass Oil Lamp
Suitable For Large Scale Antique Dolls House Or Even Doll Size