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  • Creamware Tortoiseshell Plate Made in England, circa 1765


    We are pleased to offer this antique creamware plate with beautiful tortoiseshell decoration. Though this dish was made in 18th century England, circa 1765, it looks strikingly modern.

    Creamware with this type of decoration is also known as Whieldon ware. It was developed in the mid-18th century by the English master potter Thomas Whieldon. He created the tortoiseshell effect by sponging or dusting dry, powdered, metallic oxides onto a cream-colored earthenware body after its initial firing. The seemingly contemporary, abstract look was created because the colored oxides ran freely when heated in the kiln. As a result, each piece of tortoiseshell creamware is unique.

    Dimensions: 9.5 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Wedgwood “Lag and Feather” Pattern Part Dinner Service


    A part service in the Wedgwood “Lag and Feather” pattern. Made circa 1820, the design is based on decorations from flags of the “Palio” race, run in Siena, Italy, since 1656. It is something special.

    This service will be a great treat when people start to get together again.

    Please see below for a list of the pieces comprising this service.

    Dimensions of the dinner plates: Diameter 10.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • Mochaware Mug with White Trailed Slip in Wavy Lines & Blue & Black Stripes

    This mug features three trailed white slip wavy lines on a panel decorated with black slip. The three trailed lines on the black slip are well controlled. Combined with crisp sky-blue and black stripes on a clean white ground, they create an elegant design. To make the clean white color, the creamware body was pearled with just a bit of cobalt.

    Made in England, circa 1830.

    For a further discussion of trailed slip lines, see J. Rickard “Mocha and related dipped wares 1770-1939″, pages 88-94.

    Dimensions: diameter at the widest point 4.65 x height 5.75.”

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Group of Large Dutch Delft Jars and Vases 18th-19th and 20th Centuries


    A Group of Dutch Delft jars and open vases late 18th to 20th centuries. Please see below for a description of each of the pieces in this set.

  • Mochaware Pitcher with Sky-Blue Trailed Slip Lines


    A mochaware pitcher with two panels showing four wavy sky-blue trailed slip lines, around the top edge a band of green glazed rouletting, and three bands of black slip. The color combination on this crisp white ground is exciting. The spout has an impressed fleur-de-lis design, and the handle has impressed foliate decoration on the terminals. The wavy lines were applied from a single chamber slip cup fitted with quills.

    For a discussion of the use of quills on mochaware, see J. Rickard “Mocha and related dipped wares 1770-1939″ pgs 88-94.

    Dimensions: 5.75″ tall x 4.5” diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Large Wedgwood Bowls Made in England, circa 1820


    A pair of large Wedgwood bowls their borders painted with a lovely, delicate vine with lavender and lavender-pink flowers and green leaves. They are simple, understated, and beautiful. The underside of each bowl is marked with an impressed “WEDGWOOD” and “DD” and “No 1106″ written in underglaze blue (1106 is the Wedgwood pattern #).

    Dimensions: The bowls measure 10.25″ diameter x 2” deep.

    Condition: Excellent with very slight crazing from the initial firing.

  • Hand Painted Prattware Plaque Showing a Pair of Lions, Made England, circa 1800


    Provenance: The Rouse Lench Collection
    A pair of lions resting comfortably on a Prattware plaque. They probably just finished a big meal! Hand painted in three brown shades: their bodies are painted light brown, their manes, and tails a darker brown, and their muzzles an almost black, midnight brown. The brushwork is intentionally prominent. The effect is splendid! As is the case with the lions on this plaque, Prattware has raised decoration colored with underglaze oxides.

    Dimensions: 11″ x 9″ x 2″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Collection of Mario Buatta a Pair of Porcelain Cups Made in England circa 1825


    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of porcelain teacups made in England circa 1825. This lovely pair of Staffordshire teacups is painted with a delicate floral design featuring lavender-pink buds, green leaves, and red vines with black berries, all on a bright white ground. This pair was most likely part of a large service that Mario purchased for a client.

    Dimensions; diameter of saucer 5.5″, diameter of cup 3.25″, height of cup 2″

    Condition: There is some slight toning on both the saucers and the teacups.

  • Small Antique Mochaware Cup, Made in England, circa 1825


    An exquisite small Mochaware cup with a green glazed impressed border along the top edge. The main body is decorated with brown slip which is further decorated with engine-turned vertical, and horizontal stripes cut through the slip. Made in England circa 1825, this is a rare shape for a piece of Mochaware as it is neither a pitcher, a mug, or a bowl.

    Dimensions: 2″ tall x 2.5″ diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent; from the original manufacturing process several small flecks of the green and brown decoration can be seen on the handle.

  • Four Derby Porcelain Dishes Hand Painted in Sprig Pattern, England, circa 1815


    The “Sprig” pattern was the favorite porcelain pattern of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France; It was the height of style in Paris and London in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This set is Derby’s version of the “Sprig” pattern. Made in England, circa 1815, the four dishes have vibrant enameled sprigs of blue cornflowers with red accents and lush green and bright yellow leaves. In the center of each plate are loose sprigs of flowers, and the border is filled with a beautiful wreath of cornflowers. The pattern is lively and elegant.

    The underside of each dish is marked in iron-red with the Derby crown. This iron-red mark was used by the Derby Factory from 1800-1825.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with minor firing defects from the making in 1815.

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a Pair of Pink Luster Teacups


    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of pink luster teacups showing ripe English strawberries inside a luster trelliswork, with a single luscious strawberry at the center of the saucer.

    Dimensions: 5.75″ diameter of saucer, 2″ height of teacup

    Condition: Excellent with the very slightest rubbing to the luster on the top edge of the cup and saucer.

  • 5 Porcelain Saucers with Cobalt Blue Borders Made England 19th & 20th Centuries


    5 English porcelain saucers with cobalt blue gilded borders made England 19th and 20th centuries. The gilded decoration is simple and elegant in the Regency style. The two 20th century dishes were made by Copeland Spode, The three 19th century with an impressed crown and indistinct marks indicating royal patronage.

    Dimensions: 5.25″-5.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Mochaware Mug Decorated with Soft Blue Green & Brown Made in England, circa 1820


    Every piece of Mochaware is unique. This pitcher is decorated with slip (colored clays) in a three-color cable pattern of soft blue, beige, and chocolate brown on a beige ground. Around the top and bottom are grooved rings decorated with green glaze. Made in England circa 1820, the decoration was applied while the pitcher turned on a lathe. The terminals of the handle are decorated with a molded foliate design.

    Dimensions: 6″ tall x 4.5″ diameter at widest point

    Condition: Professionally restored. It looks great from the outside, but the inside has a pasty texture, showing that it has been restored.

  • Pair of Spode Ironstone Plates Lavender & Pink Borders Made England, circa 1820


    A pair of Spode plates, 9.5″ diameter, made in England, circa 1820. The centers are decorated with flowers and rockwork in a chinoiserie design. The exquisite border is decorated with a patterned lavender and iron-red design and further decorated with blue and green branch-like decorations around cartouches filled with pink roses.

    Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of 8 Coalport Dinner Plates and 2 Oval Serving Platters Made England


    A set of 8 Coalport dinner plates with a pair of oval serving dishes. Made in England circa 1820, this hand painted set shows a lively Regency period design of flowers, leaves, and pattered decoration in a profusion of colors. The clean white ground allows each of the bright colors to stand out. We see red, cobalt blue, turquoise, green, two shades of orange, brown, and yellow. Altogether an exciting and beautiful pattern.

    Dimensions: Diameter of plates 9.35″, oval serving dishes 9″ wide x 12″ long

    Condition: Excellent with the very slightest rubbing to the enamels.

  • Set Antique English Imari Dishes Dinner Plates Soup/Pasta Bowls Salad/Dessert


    A set of beautiful, hand painted Coalport Porcelain Imari dishes consisting of: two dozen dinner plates, 17 soup/pasta bowls, and 17 salad/dessert plates. These beautiful Coalport Porcelain plates date to the Regency period circa 1820. The plates have a vivid palette of orange, cobalt blue, and gold. The decoration in the center goes all the way to the edge. We see large orange flowers, cobalt leaves, and delicate golden tendrils. The design is exquisite.

    Dimensions: diameter of Dinner Plates: 9.75″, diameter of Soup/Pasta Bowls: 9.65″, diameter of Salad/Dessert Plates: 8.25″

    Condition: Excellent

    Price for the set of 58 dishes $13,600

  • Mochaware Pitcher Decorated with “”Trees” and Seaweed” England, circa 1810


    Made in England circa 1810 this mochaware pitcher is decorated with “Trees” and “Seaweed.” It is molded in an elegant shape with an extra-wide mouth probably made this way so that pieces of fruit in a punch could pour out. The pitcher has bands of orange-brown slip decorated with both “Trees” and “Seaweed”. These dendritic designs are part of what make mochaware is unique. The design is formed by using small amounts of an acidic dark brown liquid and carefully dropping this liquid onto the alkaline orange slip before firing. The resultant chemical reaction causes the tree-seaweed pattern. Because the patterns are caused by chemical reactions each one is unique. The slip bands are separated by six thin bands of impressed white pearls and two white bands of impressed waves.

    Dimensions: 6.75 inches tall x 7 inches deep x 4.5 inches diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent with very slight fritting and toning along the top edge.

  • Mochaware Pitcher Made in England, circa 1820


    This mochaware pitcher was made of pearl glazed creamware in England circa 1820. It has a unique design with freeform decoration in orange, light blue, and white on two wide black slip bands. To make this design, the lathe operator would have removed the pitcher from the lathe and poured the colored slip onto the pitcher. Thin lines of bright orange slip encircling the pitcher energize the freeform design. Crisp leaf terminals on the handle add to the beauty of the piece.

    Dimensions: 7″ tall x 5.25″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Mochaware Mug Made by Don Carpentier in 1992


    Don Carpentier created this exquisite mochaware mug at the end of the 20th century in 1992. The mug has three shades of brown slip combined in a wild and seemingly freeform decoration. In fact, the process of applying the slip to this creamware mug is quite precise. First, the lathe turner, in this case, Don Carpentier, would dip the slip from a three-color cup as he rotated the lathe. Next, he would use a group of quills to comb vertical lines down through the semi-wet slip. The overall effect is remarkable.

    Dimensions: 3.75″ tall x 3.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent. There is some brown slip at the bottom of the mug. This is from the making.

  • Worcester Porcelain Sauceboat, Made in England, Mid-18th Century


    This sauceboat is beautifully shaped and hand painted with a light green lettuce leaf pattern on its rim, small painted butterflies, sprigs of flowers, and a stock handle. The sauceboat is unmarked, as were many early Worcester pieces.

    Some of the most exquisite English porcelain ever made was manufactured in the 18th century by a factory in Worcester founded by a group of investors, including Dr. John Wall. In the 1750s, they began to manufacture soft-paste porcelain at their factory, ‘Worcester Tonquin Manufacture’” In the early years, virtually everything produced was functional like this sauceboat. By 1755 Worcester was making the best English blue and white porcelain tea wares that money could buy, as well as more expensive colored enamel sets. Porcelain was sold to the trade through a warehouse opened in Aldersgate Street, London in 1754 and through Samuel Bradley’s shop in Worcester High Street.

    Dimensions: 9.5″ long x 4.75″ wide x tall 5.5

    Condition: Excellent. In this sauceboat, there is a small original firing line in the foot. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker’s recipes.

  • Pair of Dollar Pattern Cups and Saucers


    We are pleased to offer this beautiful pair of English antique porcelain cups and saucers in the “Dollar” pattern, made by Spode. They are hand painted in brilliant colors. The strong red ground highlighted with green, pink, turquoise, and lavender is exquisite. The pattern is known as the “Dollar” pattern because the lavender and green in the panels form a design that mimics a dollar sign.

    Dimensions: The saucers measure 5.5″ in diameter, the cups measure 3.25″ in diameter, and are 2.25″ tall.

    Condition: Excellent. The very tiniest rubbing to the gilt on the edges.

  • Set of Six Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes Made by “The Axe”, circa 1800


    We are pleased to offer this lovely set of six blue and white delft dishes made in The Netherlands, circa 1800. The dishes are decorated in several shades of cobalt blue. The center of each dish shows a garden scene. We see an oversized peony, a taihu (pierced limestone) rock and behind it all a fence defining the edge of the garden. The borders of the dishes have a traditional cross-hatch design.

    Dimensions: 8.85″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Blue and White Dutch Delft Vases, 18th Century


    This pair of antique blue and white Dutch Delft vases was made circa 1770. Each vase has four panels with traditional decorations showing garden scenes filled with flowers and songbirds. They have long octagonal necks decorated with scrolling vines and leaves which end in a tulip shape. The base of each vase is also octagonal, decorated with traditional leaf forms and lambrequins. The proportions and painting are exquisite.

    Dimensions: 7″ diameter x 17.5″ height

    Condition: Good. Small edge chips have been invisibly restored.

  • Antique Salt-Glazed Teapot Made in Mid-18th Century, England


    Made circa 1765, this English salt-glazed stoneware teapot is hand painted in soft enamel colors showing a naive English interpretation of a Chinese garden with peonies and Taihu rocks on one side and a variety of flowers on the other. Salt-Glazed stoneware was popular in early Colonial America. Functional stoneware pieces like this coffee pot were durable and, like this pot, were often exquisitely. Decorated. For a discussion of the place of useful stoneware pottery in Colonial America, see J Skerry and S Hood “Saltgalzed Stoneware in Early America.”

    Dimensions: H 8.25 in. (20.96 cm) W 4.25 in. (10.8 cm) D 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Antique Drabware Dish Decorated w/ a Bird a Hawk from a Series of Minton Dishes


    This striking oval-shaped Drabware dish shows a hawk perched on a log. The image is crisp. The hawk is printed in great detail in simple monochrome gray; we get a feeling for this bird’s ferocity. The background is printed in monochrome orange, which has a softer feel than the monochromatic gray. Made in England circa 1810, the brilliant Regency period gilding around the border and the edge adds to the dish’s beauty. The underside of the dish has the pattern number 235.

    Dimensions: 10″ x 7″ x 1.75″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Large Pear Shaped Vase


    This extraordinary Delft vase dates to the late 17th century. It is modeled after Chinese pear-shaped bottles, conventionally known as “yuhuchun bottles,” made since the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The vase’s designs are partially inspired by traditional Chinese motifs, though the Dutch artisans did incorporate their own artistic ingredients into the design. The top section is graced by two bands of Asian-style decorations, one featuring seaweed scrolls and the other highlighting diamond patterns. These decorations can often be spotted in “Transitional-style” Chinese porcelains (1630-1670). The vase’s body is ornately painted with a lovely garden scene and demonstrates a seamless combination of Eastern and Western decorative elements. While we see classic Chinese garden landscape components such as butterflies, pierced rocks, a long-tailed bird (probably a pheasant), and banana leaves, European-style trefoils and arabesques distinguish the vase from its Oriental counterparts. The soft blue pigment gives the vase a subtle touch. Viewing this exquisite vase reminds its viewer of the eternal charm of nature.

    Dimensions: 18.5″ tall x 8.75″ diameter at the widest point.

    Current Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored.

  • Pair of Small Terracotta Vases showing Classical Figures Made in England


    A lovely pair of small terracotta vases showing a celebration with classical figures in orange silhouette dancing and playing instruments on a black ground. The neoclassical decoration is continued on the shoulders, each of which has a band of anthemion leaves. This is a “True” pair made to be shown together with the same scene around the center of each vase, but with each decorated differently on the neck and foot.
    Made in England circa 1860, these vases are a delight.

    Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 2.75″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Mochaware Creamware Mug Made in England circa 1800 Decorated with “Seaweed”


    Made in England circa 1800, this exquisite mug is decorated with three milk chocolate-colored slip bands, each band with midnight brown “seaweed” over the slip. The brown bands are highlighted by a band of green glazed rouletting along the mug’s top and base. The seaweed-like pattern results from a dynamic process in which the contact line between two liquids, the acidic dark brown coloring, and the alkaline slip below becomes unstable. The acid/base chemical reaction drives the instability. To make this design, the lathe turner removed the bowl from the lathe. Then he dipped his brush into the dark brown acidic concoction and touched the brush just outside the bottom edge of the brown slip bands, whereupon the dark brown coloring ran quickly spreading to form the “seaweed.”

    Dimensions: 6″ diameter x 4″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Creamware Mochaware Pitcher Decorated with Cable and Dot Decoration, England


    A mochaware pitcher with cable and trailed dot decoration was made in England, circa 1810. The center section of this pitcher is colored with vivid orange slip. This orange slip is further decorated with a rarely seen combination of white trailed dots and a three-color cable of white, blue, and midnight brown. Along the pitcher’s top and bottom, we see traditional green glazed bands with a herringbone design. For a collector of mochaware, a most interesting aspect of this unique pitcher is the midnight brown on the thin brown bands has run down. This is the result of the acid in the midnight brown reacting with the alkaline slip colors below it. This is the first time I have seen this effect. The lathe turner must have known of this chemical interaction, and the running down effect would have been a rare decorative choice.

    Dimensions: 7″ height x 5.5″ diameter

    Condition: In general excellent with a tiny chip on the spout invisibly restored.

  • Mochaware Tankard with 5 Quill and Dot Trailed Slip Decoration


    A Mochaware tankard with 5 quill and dot trailed slip decoration Made in England circa 1820, this is a masterpiece of mochaware. The decoration all works together. There is a band of impressed green glazed rouletting around the top edge. The middle of the tankard is decorated with a large band of milk chocolate brown slip and further decorated with four horizontal wavy lines of trailing white slip separated by a vertical line of five white dots. Above and below the center are bands of medium blue slip. To accomplish this, trailed decoration required experience and great dexterity on the part of the lathe turner.

    Dimensions: 6″ tall x 4.5″ wide

    Condition: Excellent

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a Deep Blue Staffordshire Saucer Dish w/ Flowers


    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful hand-painted flowers on porcelain. And he loved deep blues. This large saucer dish has just that. Made in England circa 1820, the dish has elaborate sprigs of exquisite flowers hand-painted on crisp white porcelain. Lavish gilding decorates the deep blue around each flower-filled cartouche.

    Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter depth 1.5″

    Condition: Excellent

  • A Tobacco Leaf Pattern Porcelain Saucer Dish England circa 1820


    We are proud to offer this exquisite hand-painted tobacco leaf pattern saucer dish. Made in England during the Regency period, circa 1820. This saucer dish closely copies an original Chinese 18th-century design. Of all the 18th-century porcelain patterns, the tobacco leaf in its many variations was and still is the most highly prized. The decoration was inspired by the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant.

    Dimensions: Diameter 8″ x 1.5 depth

    Condition: Excellent

  • A Paris Porcelain Set of Three French Antique Porcelain Baskets Made circa 1840


    A set of three French Paris Porcelain baskets comprising an oval-shaped centerpiece and a pair of matching round baskets all decorated with brown grape leaves on a light caramel ground. The exquisite neoclassical grape leaf design gets its inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman decorations. The latticework of the baskets lends delicacy and light to the design. Baskets like these first became popular in France during the reign of King Louis Philippe from 1830-1848.

    Dimensions: the centerpiece measures: 10.5″ tall x 13.5″ x 7.5″, the round baskets measure: 9″ tall x 8.75″ across the top

    Condition: Excellent

  • Christmas Colors Antique Nailsea Glass Bell Red & White with Green Handle c 1840


    This bell is red and white with a green handle. It is perfect for Christmas.
    Made in the Nailsea glassworks in England circa 1840 the blown glass is colored with red and white marbling and is elegantly shaped. It has an exquisite forest green glass handle. The sound of the bell ringing is lovely.
    In the 1840s bells like this one were wedding bells. Given as gifts to the newly married couple as a reminder of the church bells that were rung when the couples walked from the church. The ringing of wedding bells is a tradition that traces back to Scotland. Bells were first rung in the churches of Scotland to announce newlyweds. The ringing bells spread the news of the marriage across long distances, so bells after a wedding let the whole area know that the couple was now happily married.

    Dimensions: 11.5″ tall x 5.5″ diameter across the bottom

    Condition: Excellent. Ringer is modern replacement.

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta Miles Mason Porcelain Coffee Can & Saucer


    Provenance: The Collection of Mario Buatta
    We purchased this porcelain cup and saucer from the estate of Mario Buatta. Made by Miles Mason in England circa 1805 the coffee cup and saucer have an exquisite pink ribbon design with small brick red flowers on a golden ground. Mario would have loved this unique and beautiful design.

    Dimensions: 3″ tall x 5.35″ diameter of the saucer

    Condition: The condition is excellent with only the very, very slightest rubbing to the gilt.

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a Neoclassical Saucer Dish England c-1810


    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Made in England circa 1820, this elegant and beautiful saucer dish has fluting which seems to form ripples in the porcelain.
    It is decorated with a single gold flower in the center surrounded by red flowers with gold stems and leaves.
    The border has red feathers and gold links.
    As were most of Mario’s choices it is simply beautiful.

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta A Minton Chinoiserie Cup and Saucer


    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved to have something special, especially if it had beautiful and unexpected color combinations.
    This Minton cup and saucer have both. Made in England circa 1820, the cup and saucer each show a scene of boys at play.
    The two chinoiserie scenes mix deep purple and orange with light green and several tones of blue. The colors are marvelous.

    Dimensions: The saucer 5.5″ diameter x 1″ tall, The cup 3.25″ diameter x 2.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta a Pair of Regency Period Coffee Cups


    Provenance: The Private collection of Mario Buatta
    This pair of exquisite Regency period English coffee cans are perfect for a double espresso.
    Made circa 1820, they were likely the extra pieces from a set which Mario sold to a client.
    The gilding is exquisite. The strong colors sparkle on the white porcelain as if they were gems.
    One coffee cup has the shipper’s paper label “Buatta” on the bottom

    Dimensions: 2.5″ diameter x 2.5″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Antique Dapple Gray Pottery Horse Made by St Anthony’s Pottery England Circa 1800


    A lovely antique pottery horse made of pearl glazed creamware. The saddled horse is standing on a green-colored base. Sponge decorated in mottled shades of gray the horse has a blue striped saddle a light brown saddle strap and dark brown reins. The figure of the horse is naive and charming. The face is painted with the eyes just dots and the eyebrows each a single curved line. The colors are made with oxides painted under the glaze. The horse was made by the St. Anthony’s Pottery located in Newcastle Upon Tyne North East England.

    Ref. English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 by Pat Halfpenny image and description on page 119 (the figure is from the collection of the City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent, 47. P. 1963.

    Dimensions: 6 inches high, 2 inches wide, 6 inches long

    Condition: Excellent

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a 18th Century Chinese Porcelain Mug


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    This 18th-century Chinese porcelain mug is hand-painted with a crown above the motto “God Save the King” and the initials “GR” for George Regis, all depicted beneath laurel leaves and swags of purple cloth. Purple is the color of royalty.
    It is the perfect mug for an Anglophile.
    It was made for the English market circa 1770, indicating that “GR” stands for King George III.
    The regal theme is enhanced by the single large peony painted on each side of the mug. In Chinese tradition, peonies are known as the king of flowers and symbolize royalty. There is a gold heart painted on the handle.

    Dimensions: 5″ height x 3″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • 5 Worcester White and Gold Saucers Circa 1800


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    A group of five elegant Worcester white and gold saucers made in the Regency style in England circa 1800.
    The white porcelain makes the lustrous Regency period gold stand out.
    Each of the group have lobed edges, a single gold flower in the center, and wide borders decorated with golden diamonds.
    On three of the saucers, the space around the center flower is filled with dots. On the other two saucers gently waving lines spiral to the border.
    The group is stylish and sophisticated.

    Dimensions: diameter 5.5″ height 1.25″

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta 4 Sprig Decorated 18th-Century Porcelain Saucers


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    These four elegant 18th-century saucers were made by “The Queen’s Factory”, the factory of Queen Marie Antoinette of France, circa 1785. Bands of sprig decoration, like the one seen here, were Marie Antoinette’s favorite porcelain patterns.
    Mario was keenly aware of the historical importance of porcelains from The Queen’s Factory, and he valued elegance in his decorative style. These saucers are elegant, refined, and sophisticated.

    Dimensions: 5″ diameter x 1.25″ height

    Condition: slight rubbing to the gilded edge

  • Pair of Large Dutch Delft Blue and White Covered Vases


    A pair of Dutch delft blue and white covered vases painted in deep cobalt showing a pair of quail under a wild profusion of flowers. The ribbed body rises from an octagonal base which is decorated with lambrequins in panels. The cover is decorated with flowers and topped by a traditional knop.

    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
    Diameter: 10 in. (25.4 cm)

  • Blue and White Staffordshire Plate


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful flowers and this blue and white dish is filled with them.
    Made in England circa 1830 the design is an excellent transfer print.

    Dimensions: 10″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Minton Chinoiserie Dish


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved finding unique pieces if they were also beautiful.
    This is a rare early Minton porcelain dish with a wonderful hand-painted Chinoiserie scene. Made in England circa 1810. The dish features a delightful chinoiserie scene of a Chinese boy playing in a field. The pieces in this charming pattern were not identical: each piece would have portrayed figures performing a different activity. This pattern’s variety can be seen in a cup and saucer in this pattern, which we also acquired from Mario’s estate.
    The reverse shows the Minton mark in underglaze blue with pattern number 539.

    Dimensions: Dm 8.25 in. x H 1.5 in.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Blue and White Staffordshire Saucer Showing Dogs


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved dogs! In many of the homes he decorated he hung paintings of hounds and spaniels throughout the rooms. Here we have a small but exquisite dish showing a pair of hounds at rest. The wide border is filled with flowers and leaves in a traditional Staffordshire style of the Regency period. The lively deep cobalt blue adds to the beauty of the dish.

    Made circa 1820 the dish is marked with the factory mark of Ralph and James Clews. The Clews factory was located in Stoke-on Trent in Staffordshire.

    Dimensions: Dm 6 in.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Pair of 19th Century Clews Deep Blue and White Dishes


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved deep blue and this pair of dishes has the deepest blue.
    Each dish is covered almost completely in shades of blue. The viewer’s eye is drawn to the center where the blue is brightest. The border is dark. Only the edge is decorated with a chain of white which makes the wonderful blues stand out even more. Made in Burslem, England circa 1820 by and with the impressed mark of Ralph and James Clews the dishes feature an exquisite chinoiserie river scene.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with some toning visible on the reverse side only.

  • Eight Blue and White Coalport Chrysanthemum Dishes and a Platter


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    We are pleased to offer this fine quality set of Coalport porcelain blue and white dishes together with a single earthenware serving platter. Mario loved blue and white, and he filled his home with blue and white porcelains. This early 19th century (circa 1810), English pattern was inspired by similar Chinese patterns of the 18th century. The crisp white English porcelain allows the white flowers to stand out against the deep blue background. The blue and white is accented perfectly by the rich gilding on the rim of each dish.

    Dimensions: Dm 9.25 in.  (dishes), L 14.75 in. x W 11.75 in. (platter)

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Pair of French Neoclassical Dishes c-1820


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    This elegant pair of dishes have fluted borders with scalloped edges.
    Made in France circa 1820 the hand-painted borders are decorated with a neoclassical design showing cornucopia and flowering vines. But it is the colors, purple, green and blue together with lavish gilding which must have attracted Mario, and which make this pair so beautiful.

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter x 1.5″ height

    Condition: some rubbing to the high points on the inner gold circle

  • Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Vase Made in the Kangxi Era


    This Kangxi porcelain vase dates to the early 18th century. It is fully adorned with luxuriant, hand painted, floral scrolls and layered chrysanthemums against a vivid cobalt blue background. Painted in a spontaneous style, vigorous chrysanthemums have been a beloved emblem of a scholar or official’s integrity and dignity in Chinese culture for over a thousand years. The fresh fragrance of the flower was and is popular both in the past and present alike. As a symbol of the fall season when many other blossoms wither, blooming chrysanthemums represent endurance and perseverance. This beautiful blue and white vase with its smart design would be a perfect décor to add vibrancy and courage to a traditional or contemporary home in this challenging time.

    Dimensions: 13.25 in. H x 8.5 in. Dm

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made, circa 1780


    We are pleased to offer this pair of large blue and white Delft chargers made by and with the mark of “The Claw” factory in the Netherlands, in the 18th century, circa 1780. The design is exuberant – as though the artist wanted to fill the entire space with delightful motifs. In the center is a vase overflowing with curving branches of leaves and flowers, but beyond this are much more stylized elements repeated around the entire dish. We see rows of fruits or berries, leaves, daisies, flowerpots holding roses, and large fanciful blossoms around the rim. Everything is connected with stripes, spirals, circles and scrolls to make a harmonious whole, a feast for the eyes.

    These chargers will work well in a traditional or contemporary home.

    This pair is part of our large collection of blue and white Dutch Delft, which can be viewed here.

    Dimensions: 14 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Antique Porcelain Wine Coolers in the Dollar Pattern Hand Painted


    Why we love it: The colors and the pattern!
    This pair of wine coolers is decorated in the wonderful “Dollar” pattern. It was made by Spode in England circa 1820. The pattern is known as the “Dollar” pattern because the lavender tree and the green vines in the panels form a design which sometimes resembles a dollar sign (see image #2). The exquisite decoration is hand painted with brilliant lavender, green, red and gold on a clean white ground. Around the panels is a wine red ground decorated with golden vines and flowers. This rich wine red ground is a beautiful complement to the bright panels. The coolers would also make wonderful cache pots.

    Dimensions: 6.5″ tall x 7.75″ diameter

    Condition: The condition is excellent, with very slight staining at the bottom of the inside.

  • Pair of Chinese Blue and White Moon Flasks Hand Painted Qing Dynasty, circa 1880


    This pair of hand painted Chinese blue and white moon flasks date to the 19th century of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The body of each vase is fully decorated with a pair of fabulous dragons and floral scroll patterns all executed in a freehand and vibrant style. The pair of dragons represent the forces of nature and are meant to be awe inspiring. They symbolize the protection which that awesome power coveys. The flower design in the center of the body is reminiscent of Xifan hua, or “Flowers of the Western Regions,” an important decoration that can often be identified on earlier Qing porcelains. The decorative handles on each moon flask are in the form of two chi-dragons, designs that can be found on classical bronzes. This gives these Qing era moon flasks an archaic touch. In Chinese society, archaic designs originating from the Prehistoric dynasties of Shang and Zhou (circa 3000 BCE) are thought be unparalleled in their historic and artistic value.

    These exquisite flasks would be a good companion to any traditional or contemporary home.

    Dimensions: 9.85″ tall x 7″ wide x 2.5″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with a very small, 1/4 inch flake on the inside of the mouth of the vase invisibly restored.

  • Antique Blue and White Delft Covered Jar Made Netherlands, 1700-1716


    This beautiful Dutch delft covered jar is hand painted in cobalt blue with an exquisite overall pattern showing a songbird among flowers. The vase was made early in the 18th century, circa 1700-1716 in De Drie Astonne factory owned and run by Pietre Kerritz Kam in delft , Netherlands. The shape of the jar is a traditional delft octagonal shape where the main body is almost round, and the base has flatter sides.

    Dimensions: 18.75″ tall x 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent, very small edge frits are invisibly restored.

  • Pair of 18th Century Ludwigsburg Dishes


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved flowers and he loved well-painted flowers on porcelain.

    This pair of Ludwigsburg dishes was made in Germany circa 1780. The outstanding quality of the hand-painted flowers is their exquisite liveliness. The flowers on the two plates are bursting with life! Hand-painted in monochrome purple each plate has a beautiful floral bouquet in the center and smaller sprigs of flowers decorating the plate as if they were strewn about.

    The material is hard-paste porcelain.

    Both dishes have the 18th-century factory mark of Ludwigsburg Porcelain which was two “C”s interlocked in blue, with one reversed, with a ducal coronet above as can be seen in images 7 and 8.

    Dimensions: 9.25” diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of 12 Chinese “Laughing Boys” circa 1800


    From  the Collection of Mario Buatta
    A standout In Mario’s collection is this rare set of a dozen antique Chinese hand-painted “Laughing Boys”.

    One look and you see the individual personality of each boy. They are all happy and smiling, but each one has his own unique character.

    Made circa 1800 they wear clothing of that era. Their brightly colored jackets are exquisite and add to the joy they create.

    Dimensions: height ranging from 6″ to 7″ tall x 4″ across x 2.25″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Faux Tortoiseshell Vases Made in France


    Made in Paris in the atelier of Jean Roger, this gorgeous pair of large mid-century modern ceramic vases are finished in lacquered faux tortoiseshell. Each vase is encircled by a band of polished nickel. The covers are also lacquered ceramic and are finished in faux macassar ebony. The vases are elegant and beautiful.

    The atelier was founded in Paris in 1947, at a time when ceramics were not in vogue. Jean Roger brought the art back. His fifties-inspired creations were a hit worldwide and with fashion houses such as Dior and Chanel.

    Dimensions: 21″ height x 7.75″ diameter at the widest point x 6.5″ across the base

    Condition: Excellent

    Weight of the pair: 9 lbs

  • Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful color combinations on porcelains.
    Made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1810 these three Dejeuney pattern dishes have borders painted with a deep cobalt blue ground which is decorated with amazingly lavish gilding in foliate designs. Within the border are oval cartouches painted in the ”Rich Kakiemon” style with a pattern of trellised flowers painted in bold red, green, gold and royal blue.

    The pair of dishes measure 8.5″ diameter. Both are marked Chamberlains Worcester on the reverse.

    The armorial saucer dish measures 7.75″ diameter x 1.75″ deep It has the Chamberlains Worcester pattern number 298 in purple written on the reverse.

    Condition: Excellent with one dish having fine, thin, half inch open flat line on the bottom which does not go through. See the last image.

  • Miles Mason Porcelain Cup and Saucer


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful objects from the English Regency period. This cup and saucer was made by Miles Mason in England circa 1805. It is hand-painted with delicate and beautiful golden leaves and acorns. The combination of soft gilding and very fine thin red lines make the decoration of this cup and saucer unique.
    This was once part of a larger tea set. We don’t know if Mario purchased it as a single piece or as part of a set.

    Dimensions: 5.25″ diameter of the saucer x 2.75″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of 18th Century Swansea Creamware Botanical Dishes


    From the Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    This pair of 18th-century botanical dishes is part of the private collection of Mario Buatta. This is an especially lovely pair of dishes. Mario loved the beautiful flowers painted on English botanical dishes. He was our very best client for four decades. Just after the very successful Sotheby’s sale Bardith was privileged to purchase items from his estate.
    This pair of 18th-century hand-painted creamware dishes was made by Swansea in Wales circa 1790. Dishes showing a single botanical flower were especially popular in late 18th century Great Britain as the scientific revolution began and British ships traveled the world often returning with new and unique specimens of flowers.
    The Swansea factory in Wales provided some of the very finest botanicals painted on dishes.
    The designs for these dishes were taken from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine begun in 1787.
    On the back of the dish is the name of the flower inscribed in iron red.
    Each dish is named on the back in underglaze red:
    The pair of dishes measure 7.75″ diameter.
    On the reverse, they are named: “Two Leave’d Lady’s Sliper” and “Virgin’s Bower”

    Condition: Excellent

    For an image of similar Swansea Botanical dishes See: Jonathan Gray “The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London…”

  • Large Breakfast Cup and Saucer


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    This large breakfast cup and saucer is decorated with a bright green vine pattern on clean white porcelain. Made in England circa 1825, it is perfect for a very large cup of morning coffee.
    Mario loved the traditions of Regency period England and the big breakfast cup was one of them. Filled with coffee or more likely coffee and hot milk they are hard to find: tea cups were made by the dozens, but breakfast cups were made for couples and typically only made and sold two at a time.

    Dimensions: diameter of saucer: 7″ diameter of cup 4.25″ x height 3.5″

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Small Blue and White Tea Cup and Saucer


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    A blue and white English pottery teacup and saucer made in the Regency period circa 1825. We see a delicate overall printed pattern showing small trees. This cup was made for a tea purist. It is just large enough for a few sips of hot tea. If it were bigger, by the time one got to the last sips, the tea would have cooled a bit.

    Mario was our very best client for four decades. Blue and white was one of his passions. He loved intense blue.

    Dimensions: diameter of saucer 4.5″, diameter of cup 2.75″ x height 2.35″

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Miles Mason Regency Saucer Dish


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario would have been intrigued the unique design of this saucer dish made in England by Miles Mason circa 1805. My mother, Edith Wolf started Bardith 58 years ago. She used to say of Miles Mason “He never made a boring dish.” I think Mario felt the same way.

    Dimensions: Dm 7.5 in.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of Four Imari Tobacco Leaf Saucers


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. This set of four English Tobacco Leaf pattern saucers have Imari colors which are exquisite. The saucers have a vivid palette of orange red, cobalt blue, and gold. The cobalt coloring is outlined in gold which gives the design a luxurious touch.

    Dimensions: 5.5 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Pair of Antique Scottish Watercolor Portraits of Shepherd Boys

  • Pair of Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Jars Antique Qing Dynasty

  • Large Antique Chinese Porcelain Tankard


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    We purchased this mug from the estate of Mario Buatta. Mario was one of our very best clients for four decades.

    This large and beautiful Chinese mug is hand-painted with vivid images of birds and flowers. Lavish baroque-style gilt adds to its beauty. The exquisite decoration blends Chinese motifs with Western baroque style gilding. It’s a feast for the eyes.

    Dimensions: Dm 4.5 in. x H 5.5 in. x D 7 in. (to the end of the handle.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Antique Blown Glass Wedding Bell Handmade by Nailsea, circa 1840


    This handmade blown glass wedding bell was made in England at the Nailsea Glassworks, circa 1840. The shape of the bell and handle is elegant. The deep red color of the bell is exquisite. The handle looks like peppermint with swirled red and white glass which balloons at the top.

    The ringing of wedding bells is a tradition that traces back to Scotland. Bells were first rung in the churches of Scotland to announce newlyweds. The ringing bells spread the news of the marriage across long distances, so bells after a wedding let the whole area know that the couple was now happily married.

    Dimensions: H 10.5 in. x Dm 5 in.

    Condition: Excellent. The ringer inside is a modern replacement.

  • Pair of Blue and White Dutch Delft Mantle Jars Made, Netherlands, circa 1820

  • Pair of Antique French Porcelain Baskets ‘Corbeilles’ Made, circa 1840

  • Antique Pottery Horse Made in England at St. Anthony’s Pottery, circa 1800-1810

  • Pair of Antique Wedgwood Vases Made of Pearl-Glazed Creamware, Late 18th Century

  • Large Antique Blue and White Delft Charger Made Late 18th Century, circa 1770

  • Coalport Porcelain Dishes in the Sprig Pattern

  • Nantgarw Porcelain Breakfast Cup and Saucer with Pink Roses Wales, 1813-1822

  • Four Feuillet Floral Dishes Made in France, circa 1850

  • 12 Antique Worcester Porcelain Dessert Dishes Decorated Strawberries circa 1820

  • Four Church Gresley Dishes with Black Hexagonal Decoration

  • Mochaware Mug Twig and Wavy line Decoration England c-1830 Rickard Collection

  • Chinese Blue and White Small Platter, made circa 1770 during the Qianlong Period

  • Set of Derby Blue and Black Plates

  • Pair of Dutch Delft Cows Painted in Polychrome Petit Feu Colors Made circa 1760

  • Pair of Small Wedgwood Black Basalt Vases Made circa 1800

  • Chinese Blue and White Vases Decorated with Flowering Plum Trees Made circa 1880

  • Set of Ten English Plates with Imari Inspired Decoration Made circa 1820

  • Fourteen Drabware Plates Made in England, circa 1840

  • Antique Delft Blue and White Cow Made circa 1770

  • Coalport Admiral Nelson Pattern Oval Dish, England, circa 1810

  • Coalport Admiral Nelson Pattern Centerpiece, England, circa 1810

  • Pair of Coalport Admiral Nelson Square Dishes England, circa 1810

  • Mochaware Mug Made by J.& R Clews at the Cobridge Factory, England, circa 1820

  • Pair of Delft Blue and White Chargers in the Theeboom Pattern Made circa 1770

  • Pair of Dutch Delft Blue and White Chargers Made circa 1770

  • Blue and White Delft Ginger Jars Made in Netherlands, circa 1860

  • Pair of Dutch Delft Blue and White Peacock Chargers Made 18th Century circa 1780

  • Set of Ten Derby Imari Plates England circa 1820

  • Set of a Dozen Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Plates with Gilded Borders

  • A set of 12 Coalport Admiral Nelson Pattern Dishes, England circa 1810

  • Drabware Set of 14 Dishes Made in England circa 1830

  • Massive Chinese Blue and White Punch Bowl Decorated with Fish


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