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  • Set of Eight Dollar Pattern Coffee Cans Made in England, circa 1820

    $1,840.00

    Perfect for a double espresso! The colors are fabulous on this set of eight coffee cans decorated in the exquisite “Dollar” pattern. Spode made this set in England circa 1820. The decoration shows hand-painted panels with brilliant red, orange, and gold on clean white ground. Around the panels is a deep cobalt blue ground decorated with golden vines and flowers. This rich blue ground is a beautiful complement to the bright red in the white panels. The pattern is known as the “Dollar” pattern because the red decoration in the panels forms a design that resembles a dollar sign (see image #2).

    Dimensions: 2.75″ tall x 2.75″ diameter

    Condition: The condition is excellent; one handle has some gilt touched in.

  • Large Majolica Owl Pitcher Art Nouveau Style Made in England, Late 19th Century

    $870.00

    A marvelous Majolica owl made in the Art Nouveau style in England circa 1890. The figure is painted in bright enamels with stunning pink breast feathers, turquoise eyes, and deep brown feathers on the sides and back. The owl stands on a twisting green branch which forms the handle of the pitcher. A single pink and yellow flower forms the thumb rest at the top handle.

    Dimensions: 11″ tall x 4.75″ across x 6″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Large Dutch Delft Blue and White Jars

    $2,760.00

    This pair of Dutch Delft blue and white jars are painted in a fabulous deep cobalt blue; showing a pair of quail under a wild profusion of flowers. The decoration is exquisite. The ribbed body rises from a traditional octagonal base, which is decorated with acanthus leaves in panels. The covers are decorated with flowers and topped with a traditional round knop.

    Dimensions: 20″ tall x 10″ diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Tortoiseshell Ware Called Whieldon Ware England Mid-18th Century Circa 1765

    $1,680.00

    This pair of antique creamware dishes each have exquisite tortoiseshell decoration. Though these dishes were made in mid-18th century England, circa 1765, they look strikingly modern. The decoration was made on a buff or cream-colored plate by sponging or dusting dry, powdered, metallic oxides onto the plate after its initial firing. The seemingly contemporary, abstract look was created using colored oxide stains, which ran freely when heated in the kiln. As a result, each piece of tortoiseshell creamware is unique.
    Creamware with this type of decoration is also known as Whieldon ware. It was developed by the English master potter Thomas Whieldon.

    Dimensions: diameter 9.25″ and 9.5.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • A Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted in the 18th Century Circa 1780

    $1,160.00
  • Blue and White Bowl Chinese Porcelain Kraak Made for Export c-1700 Kangxi Period

    $1,160.00
  • Pair Dragons in Compartments Dishes w/ Scottish Armorial Clan Irvine

    $3,200.00

    This outstanding pair of Dragons in Compartments pattern porcelain dishes features an important armorial of the Scottish Clan Irvine. The dishes were beautifully hand-painted in the Chamberlains Worcester factory circa 1820. Worcester first made this pattern in the mid-18th century. It is an exquisite English interpretation of Chinese export porcelains from the Kangxi period (1661–1722). The armorial displays a swan with a crown around her neck. The swan is the royal bird of Great Britain and symbolizes harmony with the royal house of the United Kingdom. The use of this well-known symbol asserts the loyalty of the Clan Irvine to the English monarch. This image on the Irvine crest is a late 18th-century creation. As recently as 1746, during the Jacobite uprising, the Clan Irvine fought on the side of the Scottish against the English. Encircling the swan is the motto “Sub Sole Sub Umbra Virens,” which translates to “Vigorous under both sun and shade.” This has been the motto of the Clan Irvine since the early 14th Century. The origin of this motto holds a fascinating story. William Irvine was secretary and sword-bearer to Robert the Bruce, who was King of Scots, from 1306 to 1329. When Robert was a fugitive from the English King Edward I, he concealed himself in the house of his trusted secretary, William Irvine. Throughout his life, William followed the changing fortunes of his royal master, Robert. He was with him when Robert was routed at Methven, shared his subsequent dangers, and was one of the seven men who were hidden with Robert the Bruce in a copse of holly when his pursuers passed by. When Robert the Bruce came to power again, he made William Irvine Master of the Rolls. And ten years after the battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Robert permitted William Irvine to use Robert’s private motto, “Sub Sole Sub Umbra Virens”, which is still the motto of the Irvine family.

    Dimensions of the dishes: 9.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent. There is the very slightest rubbing to the lettering of the motto on one of the dishes (see image #2).

     

  • Set Ten Hand-Painted Plates Spode Chrysanthemum Swirl Pattern England Circa 1810

    $3,630.00

    WHY WE LOVE IT: A Great Pattern! And a Great Color Combination of Green and Gold! We are pleased to offer this fabulous set of 10 “Green Chrysanthemum Swirl” pattern dishes made by Spode in the early 19th century (circa 1810). This English pattern was inspired by similar Chinese patterns of the 18th century. The crisp white of the Spode pearled creamware allows the green and gold chrysanthemum design to stand out. In Chinese lore, chrysanthemums represent a happy life. Having chrysanthemums was also thought to prolong life. Therefore, these dishes have a positive motif of happiness and well-being.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.75″

    Condition: Very good. Images of the underside of various plates in the group show the impressed “Spode” mark and style #1472 in gold lettering. In addition, one of the dishes has a fine short line on the back which does not go through to the front (see image #7). If one looks closely at the images, several dishes show some crazing on the back, which is not visible on the front of any of the dishes. Crazing results from fine separations between the glaze and the underlying earthenware body when the dishes were originally fired in the kiln.

  • Blind Earl Pattern Dish Made by Royal Worcester Porcelain in England Circa 1870

    $1,780.00

    This is a beautiful “Blind Earl” pattern dish hand-painted with rosebuds raised in relief and green leaves, which shade into beautiful turquoise, lavender-pink, and a delightful shade of brown. The dish has a delicate golden scalloped edge. When holding the plate, one can feel the raised rosebuds. Worcester created this pattern in the mid-18th century. Raised details like this are quite rare in English porcelains. The Blind Earl pattern with its raised rosebuds was particularly appreciated at that time and has been ever since.

    Dimensions: 7.75″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted in The Netherlands Mid 20th Century

    $1,630.00

    This blue and white jar is a hand-painted gem of mid 20th century Delft. What makes this jar so exceptional is the exquisite deep rich blue painting. Made by De Porceleyne Fles, this lovely jar is beautifully decorated with flowers, rockwork, and butterflies in a traditional Delft theme. The ribbed body sits on a traditional octagonal base. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curves.

    Dimensions: 12″ tall x 6.75″ at widest point x 5.25″ across the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Twelve Plus One ’13’ Wedgwood Lily Pattern Plates Made in England Circa 1882

    $2,600.00

    This set of Wedgwood “Lily” pattern dessert and/or salad plates are bursting with energy. The white water lilies and their foliage sweep over the center and onto the border. They work beautifully with a background of concentric circles in the center and a blue-green paisley-style design along the border. The pattern is a true work of art that recalls the best flower painting on English porcelains of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

    The plates are marked on the reverse with “Lily” and impressed with “Wedgwood” and “SSK” (the SSK mark indicates the year 1882).

    Dimensions: 8.15″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set Eleven Dinner Plates Masons Ironstone Sharkskin Pattern Orange Brown c-1915

    $4,300.00

    This wonderful set of eleven Mason’s Ironstone plates is decorated in a rich orange-brown with overall black detailing resembling sharkskin. The set dates to circa 1915. The color is fabulous. On the reverse is a transfer printed crown and banner in black with the pattern number ‘C.1753’ in iron-red, and the impressed “2XG” and “ENGLAND”, which Masons began to stamp after 1891. The marks indicate Masons made the set circa 1915.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter

    Condition: Good with crazing to the reverse of the dishes (see images #10 and #11). Crazing resulted from the original firing process in 1915 when the glaze and the earthenware body under it expanded and contracted at different rates during the heating and cooling process.

  • Four Blue and White Delft Dishes Made, Circa 1820

    $1,870.00

    A set of four antique blue and white Dutch Delft dishes showing flowers, a vase, and a pieced rock. The deep cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with four panels each with a floral design. Between the panels is a zig-zag design.

    Dimensions: 9.35″ diameter

    Condition: Very good. Tiny edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1780

    $865.00

    A pair of blue and white Dutch Delft dishes hand-painted in the chinoiserie style. The center of each dish shows two flowering plants in full bloom. Look closely, and you will see that all the painting is done in lines as if by pen or pencil. This suggests that an experienced painter outlined the images, which an apprentice or less experienced painter then filled in. The delicate lobed edges are the final touch that makes these dishes especially wonderful.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Chinese Porcelain Plate Hand-Painted with Mandarin Ducks Qianlong, Circa 1770

    $1,480.00

    This beautiful 18th-century Chinese plate was hand-painted in the Famille Rose style in the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1770. The plate depicts two Mandarin ducks swimming on a lotus pond. They look at each other and seem to smile. This is a happy plate with a symbolic message. Mandarin ducks are thought to mate for life. Therefore, in Chinese lore, they represent a happy marriage. In the Qianlong period, this would have been a perfect wedding gift! The plate is finely painted in exquisite polychrome enamels. We see pink shading into lavender pink and blue shading into light blue and turquoise. Highlights of grey, yellow, green, and light brown with gilt are framed by waveforms in bright white. On the border, we see the eight Chinese immortals, some riding wonderful mythical beasts. On the reverse of the plate are three traditional iron-red flower sprays.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.75.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of Five Antique Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, England, Circa 1830

    $1,200.00

    This set of five Coalport Porcelain dinner dishes was made in England circa 1830. In the center of each one is a bouquet of exquisite hand-painted flowers. The close-up images show the exceptional flower painting. A wide green and white dotted border encircles the center. It has three glided panels, each with a single hand-painted flower.

    Dimensions: 10″ diameter

    Condition: One plate with fine knife marks to the enamels (see image #8) Price: $1200 for the set of five.

  • Two Pairs of Derby Porcelain Shaped Dishes Hand-Painted England, Circa 1810

    $1,300.00

    This group of four Derby Porcelain dishes was hand-painted in England circa 1810. An exquisite design of curling feathers and neoclassical objects decorates the borders. The color combinations are what makes these dishes so wonderful, red shading into orange and purple with touches of both dark and light blue, mix with exquisite golden gilding. The bright white porcelain makes the bold colors stand out even more. Lobed edges add interest to these sophisticated and beautifully shaped dishes. The reverse of the dishes with the Derby Porcelain mark in use from 1780 to 1823.

    Dimensions: The shell shapes:10″ x 9.5″, the oval shapes 12″ x 9.5″

    Condition: Excellent

  • First Period Worcester Dish 18th Century Showing Scholars in Ancient Ruins

    $480.00

    Provenance: The Collection of Edith Wolf
    Edith was the sole owner of Bardith Antiques in New York City for over forty years.
    When she traveled, she would often purchase items for her private collection.
    She loved 18th and early 19th-century porcelain and pottery and was particularly passionate about studying early English and French porcelain.
    This plate was made in the Worcester factory in the Dr. Wall, First Period circa 1770. In late 18th century England, there was great interest in ancient Greece and Rome. The ancient ruins of Pompei and Herculaneum had been excavated in the mid 1700’s and this type of neoclassic design was quite popular.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta “God Save the King” Chinese Export Porcelain Mug

    $1,460.00
  • A Large Mochaware Mug With Rare Combed Down Rows of Slip

    $3,800.00

    An exceptional mochaware mug with rare combed-down slip decoration. The renowned expert on Mocaware, Jonathan Rickard, lists this type of decoration in “Mocha and Related Dipped Wares 1770-1939” in a section entitled “Combinations and Other Oddities”, pages 106-121. According to Rickard “A further enhancement of the marbling process involved the use of a tool that functioned much like a comb by dragging the toothed tool through the wet marbling in a … constant direction”. The resulting decoration is exquisite. The handle of the mug has lovely foliate terminals. The top and bottom of the mug are each decorated with three bands of blue slip.                                                                                                                                                                                    The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 6″

    Condition: Very slight wear to the bottom edge and handle, a very small flake on the handle see image #4 —a few very small firing and slip turning defects as originally made (see images).

  • Set 58 Coalport Imari Dishes Dinner Plates Soup/Pasta Bowls Salad/Dessert Plates England circa 1820

    $13,600.00
  • Set of Seven Edouart Honoré Dishes Hand Painted with Roses, France, circa 1840

    $880.00
  • Dutch Delft Hand-Painted Charger Painted Polychrome Colors 18th Century, c- 1760

    $1,220.00

    A Dutch Delft charger hand-painted in colorful polychrome. Made in the mid 18th century, the charger shows a traditional Dutch Delft design of an overflowing flower basket in panels. The panels are separated by an exquisite medium blue decorated with scrolling vines. Soft green, manganese, orange, and iron red work together to create a beautiful design.

    Dimensions: diameter 12″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Netherlands, 18th Century, Circa 1760

    $945.00

    The entire surface of this beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger is covered in deep cobalt blue coloring. The center of the charger is filled with hand-painted peonies; while the wide border is painted with a net-like pattern of peonies, leaves, and scrolling vines. This charger was made in the Netherlands in the mid-18th century, circa 1760.

    Dimensions: 12″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Imari Saucers in the “King’s” Pattern Made in England, Circa 1820

    $480.00

    Derby made this pair of “King’s” pattern imari saucers circa 1820. They are hand-painted in the Imari colors of cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold overlay with green, light blue, and true red accents on a white porcelain ground. The border shows a series of panels with geometric designs alternating with flowers on a cobalt blue ground.

    Dimensions: 5.75″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Colorful Derby Porcelain Dish Made in England, circa 1810

    $430.00

    An English hand-painted porcelain dish made by Derby in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The dish has a dramatic combination of floral and geometric design featuring lavish gilding and red-berried hops, and blue cornflowers in alternating panels. On the reverse of the dish is the Derby crown mark in iron-red used in the factory from 1800-1825.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

    In this pattern, we also have a set of 6 plates.

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Made, Circa 1780

    $1,200.00

    Why we love it: The intense cobalt blue We are pleased to offer this sizeable Dutch Delft blue and white charger hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. This exquisite charger was made in the 18th century, circa 1780. It shows a vase filled with sunflowers and ferns. The design is reminiscent of a peacock displaying its feathers. That is why this pattern has been known since the 18th century as the “Peacock” pattern. The blue on the rim of the charger is painted in.

    Dimensions: diameter 13.85 inches

    Condition: Very good

  • Mochaware Mug with Seaweed Decoration

    $1,930.00

    Made in England circa 1810, this exquisite mug is decorated with two orange-colored slip bands. Each band is decorated with midnight brown “seaweed” over the slip. The orange bands are separated by bands four thin bands of midnight brown and a beautiful band of green glazed rouletting along the mug’s top and base. The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique.

    Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 3.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand-Painted in the 18th Century

    $1,100.00

    This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in cobalt blue. We see a peacock standing at the edge of a pond, and next to it is an oversized peony. But, it is the majestic bird that captures our eye.

    Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter.    Condition: Excellent.  Price: $1,100

  • Antique Faience Cabbage Form Soup Tureen Hand-Painted in Brussels Circa 1765

    $18,700.00

    This faience soup tureen was made in the Philippe Mombaers factory in Brussels circa 1765; the cabbage tureen, its cover, and stand are painted in green tones with yellow highlights. The color combination is exquisite. The tureen is a gem of naturalism. Beautifully molded, the cabbage sits on a stand formed by cabbage leaves. The finial is in the form of a snail. Practiced gardeners know that snails are often found in the cabbage patch late in the growing season. A snail munching on this faience cabbage would have delighted the dinner guests when the soup tureen was presented at the table. Tureens in vegetable and animal forms were the height of a fashionable table setting in the Louis XV period.

    Dimensions: 14″ diameter of base x 9″ tall        Condition: Very Good. The snail’s antennae are restored. There are some very tiny losses to the glaze. There is a very fine, thin, professionally sealed hairline on the edge of the cover (See image #7). It can only be seen from the inside.

  • Pair Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1760

    $2,700.00

    Why we love it: The colors! This pair of beautiful Chinese Imari porcelain dishes dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The dishes have a soft palette of red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemum and peony flowers in the central panel. The wide rim of the dish is adorned with additional flowers. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of flowers on the vine.       Dimensions: diameter 10.75″      Condition: Excellent.      Price: $2,700                                                   Background of Chinese Imari porcelains:      In the late 17th century, Japanese potters in Arita first made export porcelains with elaborate gilt designs to cater to European consumers. As the wares were shipped abroad from the port of Imari, this category of brilliantly enameled porcelain was conventionally known as “Imari ware.” From the early 18th century, Chinese artisans followed the Japanese example and manufactured similar Imari-style porcelain products identified by connoisseurs as “Chinese Imari ware.” Our refined charger is an excellent example of mature Chinese Imari Porcelain for the West

  • Pair Tea Bowls & Saucers Pearled Creamware Hand-Painted in Imari Colors 18th C

    $480.00

    This is a lovely pair of hand-painted 18th century pearled creamware tea bowls and saucers. Made in England circa 1785, the cups and saucers are painted in a chinoiserie pattern with Imari colors. We see a garden with an oversized flower and two rocky outcroppings painted in cobalt blue and a garden fence painted in iron-red. The decoration on the tea bowls repeats the pattern on the saucers. Each piece is as light as a feather.

    Dimensions: diameter of saucer 4.25″, diameter of tea bowl 2.5″, height of tea bowl 2″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Dutch Delft Blue and White Vases Hand-Painted 18th Century, Circa 1780

    $4,300.00

    We are pleased to offer this exquisite pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue with a scene of songbirds on a rocky outcropping surrounded by flowering trees, butterflies, and a garden fence. The design is lively, and the hand-painting is beautifully done.
    Made circa 1780 the vases have the softly rounded octagonal shape which is traditional to the period.
    The undersides are mostly unglazed which is also traditional to many of the 18th century Delft factories.

    Dimensions: height 16.25″ x diameter at widest point 7

    Condition: Excellent

    Place these blue and white vases in a room with other colors, and something magical happens: all the colors in the room come out more sharply. By putting the right items together, each enhances the other. I find that Blue and White in particular works in any setting, in a formal dining or living room, with yellow in a kitchen, and certainly with other Blue and White.

  • Large Blue & White Delft Charger Hand-Painted w/ Cobalt Blue 18th Century c-1760

    $1,630.00

    A huge blue and white Delft charger hand-painted in cobalt blue with peonies encircling a central flower.
    Made in the Netherlands circa 1760, the charger is decorated all over with flowers arranged in a floral pattern (see image #2)
    The reverse of the charger is decorated with nine panels in the style of early to mid 18th century Delft.

    Dimensions: diameter 15.5″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White and Gold Dish Made in England by Spode, Circa 1820

    $420.00

    This exquisite Regency period dish is painted in underglaze deep blue cobalt. Because the porcelain is translucent the intensity of the blue varies in the light. The blue ground is decorated with golden leaves and white peonies and daisies. The design is so well done that we can almost feel the texture of white flowers. The vibrant cobalt blue and the lavish gilt are as stunning today as they were 200 years ago.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.25″ x 1.5″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Dish Made, Circa 1760

    $950.00

    Why we love it: The cobalt blue is exquisite!
    Provenance: An identical dish is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For an image of this identical plate and a discussion of its origins, see: E B Schaap “Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” pages 74 and 75.
    We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft dish in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. It was quite popular in the mid-18th century. The decoration fills the well of the charger. On the border are medallions and floral designs. The edges are delicately scalloped, which adds another beautiful dimension to the dish.

    Dimensions: 10 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent

    We also have a selection of 13″-14″ diameter chargers in this pattern in the shop.

  • Demitasse Blue and White Porcelain Cups and Saucers in the Royal Lily Pattern

    $860.00

    This set of four blue and white porcelain demitasse cups and saucers is beautifully painted in underglaze blue in the exquisite Worcester “Royal Lily” pattern. Originally named the “Blue Lily” pattern, the name was changed in 1788 when King George III and Queen Charlotte of England toured the Worcester factory and ordered a breakfast service in this pattern. Worcester subsequently renamed it the ‘Royal Lily’ pattern in honor of Queen Charlotte.
    Both the dishes and the cups have exquisite gilding and a line of ochre along the rim.

    Dimensions: Diameter of saucer 5.35″ height of cups 2.35″ diameter of cups 2.25.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Chinese Porcelain Mantle Vases in the Famille Rose Palette

    $2,200.00

    A lovely pair of Chinese mantle vases decorated with large colorful flowers, a pair of songbirds, and two butterflies. The theme is romantic since, in Chinese tradition, it is thought that butterflies love flowers, so a scene with butterflies and flowers symbolizes love. This pair of mantle vases was made in the 20th century. The decoration was inspired by the 18th century Famille Rose style.

    Dimensions: 14″ tall x 5″ diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Red and Blue Dutch Delft Charger with Imari Colors Made Circa 1800

    $840.00

    Provenance: A Duch collection
    Made circa 1800, this lovely Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in the Imari colors of red and blue with details painted green. The decoration shows red tulips with small green leaves and red tulip buds with blue fern-like leaves. Every single flower or bud is enclosed in a blue-edged cartouche. The design is inspired by 17th and 18th century Imari porcelains from Japan and China. Dimensions: diameter 13.5″ Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Circa 1770

    $760.00

    We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft blue and white charger showing a pair of songbirds and a vase overflowing with flowers. It is hand-painted in deep cobalt blue on a bright white ground. The charger was made in the last quarter of the 18th century circa 1770.

    ‘Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits along the outer edge invisibly restored.

  • Worcester Armorial Cake Plate Hand-Painted w Crest & Motto “Steadfast in Honour”

    $860.00

    This large George IV armorial cake plate was made in the Flight Barr and Barr Worcester factory circa 1820.
    The plate was made to serve cakes and other sweets. The colors are exquisite. A ring of hand-painted flowers fills the border encircling the crest and motto at the center of the plate.
    The plate has wonderful provenance and motto.
    Provenance:
    In the center of the plate is the coat of arms of the Family of Colegrave. Its motto: Fidei Constans [Steadfast in Honour]
    Given the date of the manufacture of this plate, it undoubtedly formed part of a more extensive suite of porcelain that was commissioned from Flight Barr and Barr Worcester by William Colegrave (born 24th February 1788 of Downsell Hall and Cann Hall in the County of Essex). William became the eventual heir to his uncle, John Manby.
    He then assumed the surname and arms of Colegrave by Royal Licence dated 16th February 1819.
    The arms may be blazoned as follows:
    Crest: An ostrich feather erect azure and two arrows in saltire Or
    barbed and flighted argent banded by mural crown gules

    Dimensions: The plate is raised 1.5″ off the table. The diameter is 11.5″.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of English Blue and White Delft Chargers Made, Mid-18th Century, Circa 1760

    $1,260.00

    We are pleased to offer this pair of blue and white Delft chargers made in England circa 1760. They are hand-painted in a beautiful soft cobalt blue showing traditional decoration: an oversized flower, a butterfly, and pierced rocks. The border of each charger shows flowers on a vine.

    Dimensions: diameter 12.5″

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Hand-Painted Blue & Gold Antique Porcelain Dishes, Late 18th Century c-1790

    $730.00

    An exquisite pair of gold on blue New Hall porcelain dishes made in England circa 1790. The gilding was done by hand. The design of these dishes features gold decoration of acorns and oak leaves on a deep cobalt blue ground (see images).

    Dimensions: 8.15″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Antique Delft Dishes a Set of Five 18th Century with Purple/Manganese Coloring

    $2,300.00

    A set of five antique Dutch Delft dishes beautifully painted with manganese-based purple. The dishes show a peony plant in full bloom. The maker was Hugo Brouwer. Brouwer created the design, and each dish would have been hand-painted in his factory, The Dreye Porceleyne Flesschen, using a stencil of his design. Each dish is signed with Brouwer’s H-B mark.

    Dimensions: diameter 9″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of Nine Blue and White Dishes Dutch Delft Hand-Painted 18th Century C-1770

    $5,800.00

    This set of nine blue and white Dutch Delft dishes were made in the 18th century circa 1770. The hand-painted design features a tulip bulb in the center and tulips in a circle on the wide border. But, it is the exquisite deep cobalt blue and the beautiful pie crust border which make this set so appealing. The cobalt blue is the deepest I’ve ever seen on any piece of Delft. And the pie crust edge is a rare treat.

    Dimensions: Diameter 6 smaller dishes measure 8.5″-9″ and the two larger 10″ and 10.5″

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair of Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1770

    $980.00

    This pair of antique blue and white Dutch Delft hand-painted dishes were made circa 1770. They feature a garden scene showing oversized flowers and a border with flowering vines and a crisscross design on a blue ground.

    Dimensions: 8.65″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair of Antique English Porcelain Dishes Decorated with Flowers England c-1830

    $420.00

    A pair of Antique English porcelain dishes hand-painted with beautiful pink peonies and other flowers was made in England circa 1830. Placed by the front door this pair of dishes would give you and anyone walking into your home a cheerful greeting every time. If not at the front door these lively dishes would brighten any room in the house.

    Dimensions: Diameter 8.5″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Antique Blue and Gold Pair of English Porcelain Dishes Regency Period, c-1790

    $680.00

    This pair of English late 18th-century porcelain dishes is hand-painted in blue and gold with geometric and floral patterns on the border. The gold is the thing with this pair of dishes. It is fabulous! The gold-work jumps off the porcelain-especially the gold dots inside the blue enamel painting and the gilded vine curling around the blue line.

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Made Circa 1800

    $960.00

    An antique blue and white Dutch Delft charger showing tulips and peonies. The bright cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with a floral design. A zig-zag design appears just before the edge, which is painted with bright yellow slip. The yellow also brings out the color of the bright cobalt blue.

    Dimensions: 12.5″ diameter x 2″ height

    Condition: The charger is in excellent condition, with very tiny edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Hand-Painted Antique Blue & Gold English Porcelain Dish 18th Century c-1780

    $430.00

    This exquisite late 18th-century dish features several elements that make it so full of life. First is the splendid hand-painted goldwork. This gilding enlivens the dish with its hand-painted golden vines, leaves, and edge. Additionally, the lovely fluting across the entire wide rim makes the design dance in the light. The delicate blue flowers coupled with the six blue lines add to the dishes’ beautiful sense of movement. The underside of the dish is marked with the Caughley “S” mark (For Salopian)

    Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear to the gilt

  • Antique English Porcelain Dish with Neoclassical Design on Yellow Ground, c 1800

    $420.00

    The border of this antique English porcelain dish has an eye-catching design on an exquisite yellow ground. The neoclassical decoration is hand-painted. We see flower buds painted in grisaille crisscrossing oval medallions. Just beneath the yellow border is a chain of golden leaves. The gilding is splendid. You might place this stunning dish at the front door to hold keys or in the living room to hold candies. Or stand it up as an accent to brighten a room.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.25″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Antique English Soft Paste Porcelain Liverpool Coffee Pot 18th Century

    $900.00

    We are pleased to offer this rare Liverpool soft-paste porcelain coffee pot made in England in the late 18th century, circa 1785. The pot is painted with a lovely chinoiserie scene on both sides of the body. In the scene, a lady stands in front of a blossoming plum tree. She offers a basket of sweets to two boys. The artisan skillfully integrated chinoiserie figures into the design to add exotic appeal in an era when China was still a distant land of mystery.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ tall x 8.5″ deep x 5″ wide
    Condition: Very good with a single fine short hairline (see images).

  • Strasbourg Faience Dish Made by Paul Hannong, circa 1755

    $730.00

    This 18th century faience dish was hand painted in the factory of Paul Hannong in Strasbourg, France. The flowers are exquisite. I would almost call them delicious! Paul Hannong, and his brother Joseph, were known for the fabulous flower painting on their faience. French faience of this type was used at the court of Louis XIV as part of elaborate meals and displays. This finely painted plate was decorated with sprays of beautiful flowers in the mid-18th century circa 1755. The border of the dish is molded with six slightly lobed panels. The edge is painted dark brown. The dish’s underside is marked in underglaze blue with Paul Hannong’s “IH” cipher over “90” written in brown (see images). An oval dish decorated with very similar hand painted flowers can be found in Christie’s auction on May 29, 2001, Auction 2507 EUROPEAN CERAMICS, DUTCH DELFTWARE, AND GLASS Lot 165. It is attributed by Christie’s to Paul Hannon.

    Dimensions: Diameter 9.5.”
    Condition: Excellent

  • Mochaware Mug with Mocha “Trees” & Inscribed “E-R” under a Crown and “19__” .

    $430.00

    This style of mochaware mug was among the most popular throughout the 19th century. The mug is decorated with blue and beige bands of slip and further decorated with an all-around design of mocha “trees” On the front of the mug just above the base is a small inscription “E-R” perhaps standing for Edward Regis, the new King of England. The underside of the mug has a plastic label, which seems to be a museum catalog number.

    Dimensions: 3.5″ diameter x 5″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

    Price: $430

  • Staffordshire Porcelain Dish Decorated with Roses Made in England, circa 1820

    $380.00

    A delightful English dish made circa 1820 with exquisite hand painted flowers on crisp white porcelain. In the center is a lovely pink rose. Other roses, forget me nots, and trailing vines surround it, all bursting with energy. The dark cobalt blue border makes the flowers stand out even more.

    Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter
    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of Six Antique English Porcelain Dishes Hand Painted by Derby, circa 1810

    $2,100.00

    A set of six English hand-painted Derby porcelain dishes made in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The dishes have a dramatic combination of floral and geometric design featuring lavish gilding and alternating panels of red-berried hops and blue cornflower with green leaves. On the reverse of each dish is the Derby crown mark in iron-red used in the factory from 1800-1825.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter
    Condition: Excellent.      Price: $2,100

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of Chinese Porcelain Tobacco Leaf Dishes c-1770

    $1,530.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    This pair of small Chinese export porcelain dishes is hand-painted in the Tobacco Leaf pattern.
    The dishes are gorgeous! Mario loved porcelain with well-painted flowers and unexpected color combinations. These Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes have both. Made for export in the Qianlong Reign of the Qing Dynasty circa 1770, these dishes light up the room.
    The decoration features lobed leaves and hibiscus flowers. It was inspired by the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant and by patterns used on Indian and Chinese textiles and from the 17th and 18th-century.
    The Tobacco Leaf pattern was and still is one of the most sought after of porcelain patterns.

    Dimensions: 7″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear.

    In the Tobacco Leaf pattern we also have a pair of Flight, Barr, Barr Worcester Tobacco Leaf dishes and a pair of Mason’s Ironstone Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes, all from The Private Collection of Mario Buatta.

  • Early Mochaware Pitcher Cut Through the Colored Slip Made in England, circa 1800

    $3,600.00

    Made in England circa 1800, this large and exquisite mochaware pitcher is decorated with 16 bands of blue and brown colored slip. Ten of these bands are cut through vertically and horizontally, forming a design of squares and rectangles. The technique of cutting through the slip both up, down, and sideways is exceptionally rare on mochaware. The result is a bold geometric design. The handle has crisp acanthus leaf terminals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique.

    Dimensions: 8″ tall x diameter 4.75″

    Condition: Excellent. The underside has a very faint, thin Y-shaped hairline that does not go through to the inside of the pitcher. The line can be seen on the bottom left side of image #8.

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta Blue and White Small Tureen and Ladle c-1820

    $320.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Blue and White small tureen and ladle made by Davenport circa 1820.
    The underside with the paper shipping label to “Buatta”

    Dimensions: 7.5″ x 4.5″ x 5″ tall

    Condition: The tureen and cover professionally restored

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta a Davenport Porcelain Dish England c-1820

    $250.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Spode White and Gilt Dish Made by Davenport Porcelain in England circa 1820.
    The crisp gilt, the surprising pink ribbon.
    Mario loved the unexpected. When we had a new shipment, he was always the first one through the door. And he always picked pieces that had something special. On this dish it is the pink “ribbon,” which adds a delicate and beautiful touch.
    The reverse has the Davenport anchor mark.

    Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with slight rubbing to the outer edge (see images).

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta A Pair of White & Gold Dishes England circa 1820

    $440.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Pair of White and Gold Dishes Made in England circa 1820.
    These beauties have a gilded edge with a dentil decoration, a border of “diamonds” and floral decoration.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 1.5″ height

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pink Lustre Porcelain Saucer Made England c- 1830

    $220.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Pink Lustre Porcelain Saucer Made in England circa 1830.
    This beautiful small gem shows grapes and grape leaves on a grapevine.
    Lustres have a thin reflective surface that creates a prism of color. Lusters give a wide variety of effects, and the final colors and tones are somewhat unpredictable, affected by the firing temperature, oxygen environment in the kiln.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 5.5″ diameter x 1″ height

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a New Hall Saucer Dish Made England c-1810

    $320.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Made by New Hall in England circa 1810, this is an exquisite dish with purple berries on a golden vine.
    The gilding is lavish, and the purple berries are small but beautiful.
    The underside is marked 349 in puce in the New Hall fashion.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish w/ Gold & Cobalt Blue Border

    $360.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    An English dish with a cobalt blue and gold border, made circa 1810.
    Mario loved deep cobalt blue. On this dish, the depth of the cobalt blue is brought out by the exceptional gilding.

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish with Blue & Gold Decoration

    $380.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Coalport saucer dish with cobalt blue and gold decoration on a wide border. Made in England circa 1820, the dish is hand-painted and hand-gilded.
    The painter and gilder would have used a stencil so that the design could be repeated all around the border.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of Regency Period Dishes Cobalt Blue Borders

    $460.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of Regency Period dishes with cobalt blue borders decorated with beautiful gilding. Mario loved deep cobalt blue. The borders of this pair have the deepest blue decorated with a delicate gold floral design.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair White & Gold Porcelain Dishes England c-1820

    $480.00

    The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of white and gold porcelain dishes made in England in the Regency period, circa 1820.
    Mario loved to find exceptional porcelains. And he loved flowers.
    The exquisite gilding on this pair of Worcester dishes features an exceptional design of small flowers on the vine in an all-around pattern.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions:  8 in. Dm x 1.5 in. H

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

    $10,700.00

    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.

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

    $465.00

    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

    $780.00

    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

    $280.00

    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

    $680.00

    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.

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

    $380.00

    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

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

    $350.00

    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

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

    $2,100.00

    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 managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. On this pitcher, 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

    $2,700.00

    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. The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique. 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.

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

    $720.00

    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.

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

    $2,200.00

    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.      Price: $2,200

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

    $5,400.00

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

    $280.00

    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

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

    $2,700.00

    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

  • Mochaware Tankard with 5 Quill and Dot Trailed Slip Decoration

    $3,400.00

    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

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

    $7,850.00

    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

    $640.00

    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

    $420.00

    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

    $360.00

    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 Pair of Regency Period Coffee Cups

    $430.00

    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

  • 5 Worcester White and Gold Saucers Circa 1800

    $1,100.00

    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

    $800.00

    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

  • Minton Chinoiserie Dish

    $620.00

    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

    $485.00

    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 Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made, circa 1780

    $3,400.00

    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

    $4,300.00

    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 18th Century Ludwigsburg Dishes

    $680.00

    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

    $16,800.00

    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

  • Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes

    $1,400.00

    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.

  • Pair of 18th Century Swansea Creamware Botanical Dishes

    $1,500.00

    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”
    London…”

    Condition: Excellent

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

  • Small Blue and White Tea Cup and Saucer

    $285.00

    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.

  • Pair of Imari Tobacco Leaf Saucers

    $520.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. This pair of 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

    $1,100.00

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