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Pair of Creamware Arcaded Plates England Circa 1820$460.00
This pair of elegant creamware plates were made in England circa 1820. They have a lovely basketweave border and an arcaded edge.
Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter x 1″ tall
Pair 18th Century Pierced Creamware Baskets With Stands England Circa 1780$3,600.00
This elegant pair of pierced creamware baskets have beautifully curved strands of openwork creamware. The creamware is molded to imitate the texture of 18th-century English reeded grass or wood baskets. The baskets have twisted rope handles with leaf and flower terminals (see close-up #7). The overall effect is lovely!
Dimensions of baskets: 10″ x 7.25″ x 2.75″ tall
Dimensions of stands: 11″ x 9.25″
Pair 18th Century Creamware Platters with Shell Edge England Circa 1785$580.00
This pair of 18th-century creamware oval-shaped platters have lovely shell edge and leaf-form decoration. The two designs are beautifully combined so that they seem to flow into and complement each other. The overall effect is very pretty.
Dimensions: 11″ x 8″ x .75″ tall
Antique English Creamware Basket and Stand Neoclassical England Circa 1770$1,130.00
An outstanding 18th-century pierced creamware chestnut basket and stand made in Staffordshire, England, circa 1770. It is decorated with exquisite neoclassical design. For an image and description, see Creamware and other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, p136-137 Ill. 539, by Peter Walton, where he states “Pale cream with a greenish glaze… with straight sides moulded with quatrefoil pattern within hexagonal panels and each with a pair of foliate handles, the rims of the stands and the lids moulded with quatrefoil pattern within loops, and in addition the lids are pierced and provided with handles in the form of a feeling child with a basket of flowers.”
Condition: some excellent invisible restoration to the body
Pair of 18th Century English Creamware Dishes With Silver Form Edge$480.00
This pair of 18th-century English creamware dishes were made in the style of silver dishes of the period. This elegant neoclassical style is known as the “silver edge.” The borders are gently lobed, have lovely raised edges, and are divided into six panels.
Dimensions: 7.5″ diameter x 1″ tall
Pair of Creamware Baskets and Stands Made England Circa 1830$1,700.00
This pair of creamware baskets was made by St Anthony’s Pottery at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England’s northernmost county. The baskets and stands have beautiful fluting and lovely pierced openwork around their borders. The baskets have delicate branch form handles. The overall effect is exquisite! The baskets and stands are marked “Sewell and Donkin.”*
Dimensions: The baskets are 11″ long x 8.25″ wide x 3” tall
18th Century Wedgwood Tea Caddy England circa 1780
This 18th-century Wedgwood creamware tea caddy has a lovely soft creamware color. Unpainted creamware is all about form. This tea caddy has delightful proportions. The proportions of front to side and formed as if in columns. The elegant body is curved across, but straight up and down curved body is decorated with Neoclassical details; looped swags of “cloth” and acanthus leaves on the domed cover. The cover has a pointed finial giving the whole caddy a bit of elegant extra height. Around the finial, a band of impressed acanthus leaves
Pair Wedgwood Creamware Baskets Early 19th Century England Circa 1820$1,530.00
Made in Stoke on Trent, England, circa 1820, this pair of Wedgwood creamware baskets and stands has beautiful proportions decorated with neoclassical designs. The baskets and stands have matching arcades. The baskets rise from a spreading base. Above that are bands of impressed decoration. We see loops that imitate the texture of 18th-century English reeded grass or wood baskets. The baskets are further decorated with a lovely band of “pearls.” The stands are decorated with impressed basketweave decoration that radiates from a center medallion out to the arcade.
The underside of each basket with impressed “WEDGWOOD” mark and a paper label for the antique pottery dealer Earl Vandekar.
Dimensions: basket 10″ long x 6″ wide x 5″ to top of handle stand 10.25″ long x 8.5″ wide
18th Century Small Pierced Creamware Dish England Circa 1785$285.00
This 18th-century creamware plate was made in Staffordshire, England, circa 1785. It is a little gem with beautiful piercings on the border and angled fluting in the cavetto. The hand piercings are in the shape of diamonds, stars, and hearts. The fluting in the cavetto adds visual interest as light plays across the fluting.
Dimensions: 6″ in diameter x .5″ deep
Condition: Excellent with minimal defects due to impurities in the clay when the plate was fired.
Pair Wedgwood Pierced Creamware Dishes England Early 19th Century Circa 1810$760.00
Wedgwood decorated this pair of pierced creamware dishes with a lovely band of hand-painted pansies around the border. The brightly colored flowers add a charming touch to the dishes. The beautiful piercings have practical use; they were made to allow water to drain from the dishes when they were filled with cooked vegetables. At the top edge, a thin black line accentuates the diamond-shaped form.
Dimensions: 11.25″ x 9.25″ x 2.5″ tall
Two 18th Century Pierced Creamware Dishes Oval Shaped Made England Circa 1785$770.00
Both of these creamware dishes have beautiful piercings in the form of hearts, dots, and diamonds. Made in eighteenth-century England circa 1785, they have lovely impressed neoclassical decoration on the border. The main image shows that the lower dish has a “Silver Edge” and the upper dish has a “Feather Edge.” The upper dish also has a pair of female portraits, and both dishes have vine-form decoration.
Dimensions: the upper dish measures 10.5″ x 9″ x .75″ in height, and the lower dish measures 11″ x 9.75″ x .75″ in height
Condition: Excellent with some original light mineral staining on the edge of both dishes
Set of Four Wedgwood Arcaded Pearlware Oval Dishes England Circa 1840$480.00
This set of four Wedgwood pearlware dishes has a lovely impressed basketweave design, an elegant arcaded edge, with thin lines of blue and green outlining the arcaded edge. The center is delineated by red markings and a thin blue line that echoes the oval shape of each dish.
Dimensions: 10″ long x 8.5″ wide x 1.25″ tall
18th Century Pierced Creamware Dish Oval Shaped England Circa 1780$320.00
Made in Staffordshire or Yorkshire, England, circa 1785, this beautiful 18th-century creamware dish is decorated with neoclassical decoration. The border has handmade piercings in the form of dots, diamonds, and stars. The border is also decorated with impressed delicate foliate swags that drop into the cavetto and is further decorated with a lovely “Feather Edge.”
Dimensions: 9″ x 7.5″ x 1.25″ tall
Pair Arcaded Creamware Dishes England Circa 1820$480.00
This pair of outstanding arcaded creamware dishes are decorated in the cavetto with lovely sepia-colored grapevines with small grapes and large grape leaves. The border is decorated with an attractive impressed basketweave design, and the edge is arcaded. Thin bands of sepia outline the arcades and encircle the border, accentuating both.
Dimensions: 7.5″ in diameter x .75″ tall
Blue and White Delft Dish Hand-Painted 18th Century, England, Circa 1760$560.00
This Delft blue and white dish was hand-painted in England in the 18th century circa 1760.
The painting is quite naive but eye-catching.
In the center, we see a large blue ground before three homes, each with a chimney.
To the left, we see a large peony, and to the right, a pine tree.
The wide border shows six flower buds on the vine, and along the edge are scrolling vines.
Dimensions: 9.25″ diameter
Background of English Delft:
The art of making Delft began in England in the Mid-1500s. An English delftware jug has been found in East Malling, Kent, with a silver mount hallmarked 1550, which is presumed to be the earliest date of English delftware manufacture. John Stow’s Survey of London (1598) records the arrival in 1567 of two Antwerp potters, Jasper Andries and Jacob Jansen, in Norwich, where they made “Gally Paving Tiles and vessels for Apothecaries and others…”
The production of Delft reached its high point in the mid-1700s around the time this pair of chargers were made; after that, creamware pottery began to replace Delft as the useful pottery of the English middle class.
See: Caiger-Smith, Alan, Tin-glazed Pottery in Europe and the Islamic World: The Tradition of 1000 Years in Maiolica, Faience and Delftware, Faber and Faber, 1973, ISBN 0-571-09349-3.
Pair 18th Century Pierced Creamware Dishes England Circa 1780$820.00
This pair of lovely creamware dishes have wide borders with exquisite handworked piercings. Many of the piercings are in the form of a heart. The cavetto is beautifully fluted. The fluting adds life to the dish as light plays over the curves of each flute.
Dimensions: 9.25″ diameter
Pierced Creamware Bowl with Cover 18th Century England Circa 1780$1,260.00
Made in Staffordshire or Yorkshire, England, circa 1780, this pierced, covered creamware bowl was made for serving fruits, nuts, or sweets. The cover has intricate, expertly crafted handmade piercings in the form of hearts, dots, and diamonds (see images). The delicate, all-around, pierced decoration is outstanding. A fabulous rose finial tops the cover. The bowl has impressed ribbing around the base and impressed fluting around the lower half.
For an image and description, see Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, by Peter Walton pgs.107-108, where Walton states, “Pale cream with a pale green glaze…on a high spreading foot the lower part of the body fluted, the upper part plain with a turned ribbed border at the rim, the domed lid with panels of pierced openwork…and with large flower-knob with leaf and bud terminal.”
Dimensions: 6″ diameter x 6.25″ tall
Condition: Excellent. The cover’s inside has mineral staining due to impurities in the clay when fired. There is no staining on the outside.
Pierced Creamware Covered Bowl 18th Century England Circa 1780$1,160.00
This lovely pierced, covered creamware bowl was made in Staffordshire or Yorkshire, England, circa 1780. It was made to serve fruits, nuts, or sweets. The bowl and its cover have intricate, expertly crafted handmade piercings. The delicate, all-around, pierced decoration is outstanding. Extensive open piercings like this are rare on 18th-century English creamware. An elegant acorn finial adds height to the bowl.
The underside of the bowl has a label for prominent English antique pottery dealer John Howard.
Dimensions: 5.75″ diameter x 7″ tall
Pair Dragons in Compartments Plates with Scottish Armorial of the Clan Irvine$3,200.00
We are pleased to offer this pair of Dragons in Compartments pattern plates. They were hand-painted by Chamberlain Worcester. The plates are painted with mythical beasts alternating with images of vases all within lappet-shaped panels. This wonderful pattern is also known as Bengal Tiger or Kylin in compartments. It was first made by Worcester in the 18th century. The pattern is an exotic English interpretation of Chinese export porcelains from the Kangxi period.
This outstanding pair of dishes feature 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.
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).
Dutch Delft Pancake Plate Lightning Pattern by De Paeuw ‘The Peacock’ Circa 1730$930.00
This extraordinary Dutch Delft pancake plate was made in the early 18th century. Beautifully hand-painted, it features bold zigzag lighting bolts, Bliksemborden, which seem to flash across the plate. Between the lightning bolts, we see clouds painted yellow with red decorations and flowering plants painted blue, green, yellow, and orange. This is one of the very best Dutch polychrome designs. Made by the De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory circa 1730, the decoration on this plate was inspired by Japanese Imari porcelains.
For an image and more information on this plate, see Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by B Schaap pg. 52.
Dimensions: 9″ in diameter x 1″ tall
Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits invisibly restored
Pair of Hand-Painted Dutch Delft Imari Plates 18th Century Circa 1780$1,230.00
The lovely scene on this pair of Dutch pancake plates is hand-painted in bold Imari colors of cobalt blue and iron red, highlighted by forest green and bright yellow, which takes the place of gilding. A pair of long-tailed songbirds fly amid the flowers of an imaginary garden that rises above the garden fence. As is traditional with Dutch pancake plates, the scene covers the entire surface. There is no decorative border. The effect is marvelous!
This pair of plates was made in the Netherlands circa 1780.
Dimensions: 8.85″ in diameter x 1″ deep
Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored
Pair Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Chargers Kangxi Era, circa 1700$12,500.00
This pair of extraordinary chargers is hand-painted in a combination of beautifully soft and dark cobalt blue. In the center, we see a pair of splendid phoenixes, a male and a female, chasing each other across the sky. The male flies above with his head turned to look at the female. Peonies float between them. This dynamic mythical scene is exciting and exquisite.
In Chinese tradition, both peonies and phoenixes have important symbolic meanings. Peonies symbolize royalty, rank, wealth, and honor and are much loved for their bold size and colors. A phoenix is said to appear only during the reign of a righteous emperor. That association with peaceful and benevolent times means that a phoenix symbolizes a wish for prosperity and righteousness.*
A band of dark blue bat-form design encircling the central scene reinforces the symbolic wish for good fortune and happiness.
The underside of each dish has the Artemesia leaf mark and is of the Kangxi period (see images).
Dimensions: 13.8″ in diameter x 2.5″ in height
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest rubbing to the edges
Creamware Heart Shaped Dish England Late 18th Century Made by Wedgwood and Co$240.00
The first popular use of the heart shape as a symbol of love is often attributed to the importance of courtly romance in late-medieval life. At a time when chivalrous knights and damsels in distress made for romantic tales, tokens of love were deeply significant and very popular.
This creamware heart-shaped dish was made in late 18th century England, circa 1790 by Wedgwood & Co.*
The decoration is elegant: a floral swag of green, blue, and orange echoes the heart shape of the dish. The border is decorated with cobalt blue dots, accentuating the dish’s outline. At the center is a single small flower.
With its warm creamware body and elegant decoration, this would also be a perfect “Hello” dish when placed near the front door of the home. It would also prove useful for holding keys and other small things.
The underside of the dish is marked WEDGWOOD & Co.
Dimensions: 10.5″ across x 7.5″ from point to top x 1.5″ deep
Condition: Excellent with very small original firing defects in the creamware material, which can be seen when the images are enlarged.
Pair of Creamware Dishes Showing a Songbird England Circa 1870$385.00
This pair of beautiful creamware dishes was made in the mid-19th century by British Tamborine, a small pottery factory in Staffordshire, England.
The very pretty design features a songbird on a branch with a brightly colored butterfly above.
Around the songbird are roses and other flowers painted in soft pinks, purples, and orange.
The border is covered with mulberry colored swags of similarly painted flowers.
The edge of each dish is gently lobed, creating another pretty touch.
These dishes would be perfect in a country home.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x .6″ height
Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700$5,800.00
This set of six Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes was painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Each dish is hand-painted in a beautiful combination of soft and dark cobalt blue, and because they are hand-painted, each dish has small details that vary from the others. The decoration is exquisite! At the center of each dish, we see flowering peonies emanating from rockwork and branches with delicate plum blossoms. The borders have eight panels alternately showing a basket of flowers or a single plum blossom. The total effect is delightful, as if one is standing in a flower-filled garden. In Chinese tradition, the beautiful images on these dishes have symbolic meanings. Much loved for their bold size and colors; peonies are known as the flower of “riches and honor (fuguihua),” while plum blossoms (meihua) symbolize perseverance, purity, and hope*.
The underside of each dish is painted with a traditional pair of scrolling vines in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 8.8″ in diameter x 1″ in height
Condition: Excellent with very, very minor frits on the foot of each dish
Set 36 English Imari Dinner Plates with Matching Salad, Bread & Butter Plates C-1820$4,800.00
This is an exceptional set of a dozen dinner plates, a dozen salad or luncheon plates, and a dozen bread and butter plates decorated in an exquisite English Imari pattern. The plates measure in diameter: dinner 10.25″; salad or luncheon 9″; and bread and butter 6.75″. Hicks and Meigh made this set of ironstone plates in the Regency period circa 1820. At that time, the designs of Japan and China had a great influence on the decorative arts in England. The central scene shows a classic Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. This vase, with its overflowing flowers, is the quintessence of Imari decoration. The wide border is divided into three panels, each showing chrysanthemums, peonies, and fruit tree blossoms with cobalt blue leaves. The Imari colors of orange, vibrant cobalt blue and gilding combine beautifully. The dishes are of fine quality and well-potted. They have the Hicks and Meigh mark “Real Stone China” under a crown in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 10.25″, 9″, and 6.75″ in diameter.
Dozen Spode Dinner Dishes England Circa 1850 Made by Copeland and Garret$960.00
This set of a dozen antique earthenware dishes has beautiful borders filled with flowers painted in dusty purple and light blue, some with pale yellow centers and purple leaves. Close to the edge of the dish, we see a pattern of purple darts. The combination of colors is lovely. The dishes are marked “Late Spode.” They were made circa 1850 by Copeland and Garrett, who purchased Spode’s business in 1833.
Dimensions: diameter 9.8″ x depth 1″
Condition: Excellent with very tiny original firing defects
Chelsea Red Anchor Porcelain Dish Mid-18th Century England 1752-1756$1,140.00
The wares of the Chelsea red anchor period (1752-1758), when this dish was made, are generally thought to be the finest work produced by the factory.*
The charm of this Chelsea soft paste porcelain dish lies in the quality of the soft paste porcelain itself, the warm white glaze, and the soft colors of the fabulous hand-painted flowers and insects. The flowers and insects are painted in exquisite soft colors, which seem to sink into the soft paste porcelain.
The painting is at the highest level of artistry. In the center, we see a loose bouquet of scattered flower sprigs, the largest sprig with a gorgeous purple rose, and a hairy caterpillar nearby. The border has crisp flowerhead and lattice molding reserving eight small panels painted with beautiful flowers and insects, one showing a butterfly and one a butterfly next to a ladybug. Along the rim, the dish has a brown line traditional to Chelsea.
Begun in 1743, the Chelsea porcelain factory was England’s first important porcelain manufacturer. The factory made soft paste porcelain which is different than “true” hard paste porcelain and does not require the high firing temperatures or the unique mineral ingredients needed for “true” hard paste porcelain. Soft paste originated in the attempts by European potters to replicate hard paste Chinese porcelain.
A dish decorated similar to ours and marked with the Chelsea red anchor is in the British Museum, accession number 1940,1101.70.
Dimensions: 9.5″ wide (24cm)
18th Century French Porcelain Dishes Made Circa 1780 Raspberry Ground and Grisaille Decoration$2,200.00
Made by Clignancourt in France in the 18th century, this set of dishes is painted in the most exquisite raspberry color, decorated with gorgeous black roses in grisaille, and completed by a gilded edge and border. The raspberry pink ground with its grisaille decoration and the formal gilding around the border are uniquely French. This set would make a fabulous statement on display in the right room.
The centerpiece measures 13.75″ long x 8″ wide x 6.25″ tall
The 3 shell-shaped dishes measure 9″ long x 8″ wide x 1.5″ deep
The pair of square-shaped dishes measure 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ deep
One pair of the oval-shaped dishes measure 10.75″ x 7.5″ x 1.25″ deep
The second pair of oval-shaped dishes measure 10″ x7″ x 1.25″ deep
Condition: Very good to excellent; all the dishes without any defects, a few dishes with very slight rubbing, particularly one of the three shell-shaped dishes (see image #10 and look closely at the inner line of gilt on the lower dish).
Pair Chinese Saucers 18th Century Hand Painted Turquoise Pink Green Gold Brown$480.00
This pair of lovely hand-painted saucers were made in 18th-century China circa 1780. In the center of each saucer, we see flowers painted in gold and midnight brown. The fabulous Famille Rose colors of the border catch the eye. The combination of turquoise, pink, blue, and green in a design with both floral and geometric elements is perfect. The porcelain is so fine that we can see the decoration on the front of the saucers by looking through from the back (see image # 10).
Dimensions: 4.75″ diameter x .5″ deep
Group Blue and White Delft Chargers 18 Pieces Netherlands, Circa 1760-1780$29,340.00
This group of blue and white Delft chargers has beautiful deep cobalt blue coloring. The white tin glaze is relatively uniform in its color. The sizes, colors, and designs make a harmonious group. The chargers were hand-painted between 1760 to 1780 and have wide borders with decoration around a central panel.
They all measure between 13.25″ and 14″ in diameter.
Condition: All are in excellent condition, with minimal edge frits invisibly restored.
Pair Antique English Porcelain Dishes Made by Coalport, Circa 1825$430.00
This pair of dishes were hand-painted at Coalport in England in the early 19th century. The colors are fabulous; we see pink, purple, orange, blue, green, yellow, and turquoise. Flowers are everywhere; beautiful roses, forget-me-nots, chrysanthemums, a single tulip, and other flowers fill the dishes. The dishes were made circa 1825, but the flowers are painted in a style developed in the early 18th century at Meissen in Germany.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter x .8″ height
Condition: Excellent. One dish with a small .5″ original firing defect on the underside
Pair Dutch Delft Dishes Hand Painted 18th Century Celebrating the Dutch Republic$840.00
This pair of Delft dishes was hand-painted in the Netherlands in the 18th century circa 1780. We see a lion and the motto Nu Rust ik Veilig, “Now I Rest Safe.” The lion has a happy, friendly face. He is a symbol of the Netherlands. The words above him refer to the formation of the Dutch Republic. The seven arrows held together in the lion’s paw symbolize cooperation between the seven provinces of the Netherlands. Individually, the provinces were vulnerable, but together in the Dutch Republic, they became strong. The dish is painted in the polychrome colors of 18th-century Delft. The lion is painted in manganese. He rests on a moss-green grassy ground. The border is decorated with apples painted yellow and iron-red.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″tall
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored
Set 16 Antique Porcelain Armorial Dinner Plates Burgundy Borders England 1870$1,200.00
Copeland made this set of sixteen excellent armorial dinner plates in England circa 1870. The plates feature deep burgundy-colored borders and a boar’s head armorial with crest, escutcheon, and motto. There are golden tassels where the border meets the white porcelain and dots and stars of gold decorating the border.
The plates measure a generous 10″ in diameter.
Pair English Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1810$340.00
This pair of charming, simple, and colorful porcelain saucers are decorated with pretty roses. The pair was made in England circa 1810. The saucers are a lovely pop of color. Their symbolic meaning is quite remarkable. Traditionally the deep pink roses convey appreciation, gratitude, and recognition. While the purple roses represent enchantment, splendor, and mystery. The color combination is especially inspiring.
Dimensions: 4.75″ diameter x 1.25″ height
Antique English Porcelain Dish Hand Painted with Flowers 19th Century Circa 1830$340.00
The dish is hand-painted with perfect pink and purple roses and a fabulous orange eastern poppy. Around the center is a band of gilt. The border has impressed decoration of flowers and scrolling vines. It is an altogether lovely decoration. Coalport made the dish circa 1830, with a Coalport mark on the reverse (see the last image).
Dimensions: 8.5″ x .75 height
Condition: Excellent with the very slightest rubbing to the enamels
Pair of Blue and White Delft Shallow Bowls Netherlands circa 1770$830.00
This charming pair of hand-painted blue and white Dutch Delft bowls is decorated in two tones of cobalt blue. The decoration is delicate, simple, and informal. At the center, we see a bird atop flowers, some in full bloom, others budding or partially open. The border is decorated with additional flowers, buds, and an all-around vine. The edge of the bowl is painted with a traditional Delft ochre-colored slip.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1.75″ deep
Set Fourteen Coalport Money Tree Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted England C-1820$5,600.00
We are proud to offer this set of fourteen Coalport Money Tree pattern plates. This fabulous Coalport pattern is also known as the Rock and Tree pattern. It is one of the very best of the Regency period porcelain patterns. The color combinations are magnificent. Cobalt blue, iron red, and gold are the main colors. Green and orange highlights bring the deep reds and blues to life. The dishes were hand-painted in England, circa 1820. The pattern shows a fenced garden, peonies, and a willow tree with golden branches. English patterns like this were inspired by Japanese Imari designs, which were very popular in Europe during the Regency Period. However, English porcelain is whiter than Japanese porcelain. The result is that the colors seem brighter and livelier when contrasted with the white ground.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter
Pair of French Mid-19th Century Flower Decorated Creamware Dishes$320.00
This pair of French creamware dishes shows sprigs of beautiful flowers. The images are crisp. We see two shades of purple, green, and yellow. The color combination is perfect. Made by the Creil-Montereau factory in the mid-19th century, circa 1860, the pattern was inspired by the hand-painted flowers on 18th-century French and English porcelain. The dishes are made of pearled creamware, pottery perfected by an Englishman, Josiah Wedgwood, in the 1780s. Under the artistic and technical direction of native English potters, Creil-Montereau introduced France to transfer printing on creamware and raised it to a high state of perfection during its peak years in the 19th century. The pottery factory of Creil (Oise) was founded in 1797. In 1840 the Creil factory merged with the Montereau factory (Seine et Marne). The company became “Creil et Montereau Faïenceries” under the name Lebeuf, Milliet & Co. (LM & Co.), and continued until 1876.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1.5″ deep.
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest rubbing to the colors.
Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Charger Made Qianlong Era Circa 1760$2,860.00
This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy, white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.
Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height
Condition: a single edge chip invisibly restored
Pair Sèvres Porcelain Tureens with Feuille-de-Choux Pattern Borders 18th Century$4,600.00
Why We Love It!
The flowers are so beautiful! The bouquets of pink peonies and other flowers are fabulous.
Sèvres has been called the most important French porcelain manufacturer. We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite pair of Sèvres soft-paste porcelain tureens made 1773-1782. Decorated with delicate polychrome flowers, it is marked with the exclusive royal cipher in underglaze puce (a crowned interlaced ‘L’ mark), the painter’s mark for Michel-Louis Chauveaux (active 1773–82).
In 1751 Sèvres became the factory of the King of France, Louis XV.
The factory produced a lovely white soft-paste porcelain decorated with natural painted flowers in various colors. Porcelains decorated in this style were the most important part of the Sèvres production, especially during the early years. Fine quality and elegant design made these porcelains highly sought after and expensive. Combinations of flowers, including roses, daisies, orange blossoms, violets, hyacinths from Holland, daffodils from Constantinople, lily of the valley, were all used to decorate Sèvres porcelains.
The painting on our pair of small tureens is exceptional. Note how the polychrome colors of the flowers sink into the white, soft-paste porcelain (see image #2). If one compares the painting on these tureens to the painting on French hard-paste porcelains from later in the 18th-century, one sees that the colors on the hard-paste porcelains do not sink in but seem to rest on top of the porcelain.
Dimensions: 4 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ x 6″ tall
Condition: Excellent with some gilt expertly touched in on the unseen place at the top of each tureen where the cover sits (see image #7).
* See “les porcelainiers du XVIIIe siècle français” with a preface by Serge Gauthier
** See “French 18th-century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum”
by Linda Roth and Clare Le Corbeiller
Pair Antique Armorial Porcelain Dishes with Armorial of Inglis Made circa 1830$400.00
We are pleased to offer The arms of Inglis on a pair of lovely antique armorial porcelain dishes. These stylized square antique dishes feature the crest of the Inglis family of Scotland. While the armorial is the main feature of the plate, it is further decorated with a double chain along the border, giving greater focus to the armorial and the beautiful bouquet in the center.
The motto, “Recte faciendo securus,” translates to “[there is] safety in acting justly!
Pair Antique Spode Oval Shaped Dishes Decorated with Waterlilies England C-1825$540.00
The most exceptional aspect of this pair of dishes is the fabulous gilding lavished over the cobalt borders. As a less prominent feature, the gilding carries throughout the decoration. The bright gold combined with the unexpected use of purple with turquoise and green makes this a stunning pair of dishes. The gilt and exquisite colors jump from the clean white ground of the pearled creamware.
Dimensions: 11″ long x 7.75″ wide x 2.25″ deep
Three First Period Worcester Brocade Pattern Dishes England circa 1775$3,480.00
Known as the “Brocade” pattern, the design on these exquisite eighteenth-century dishes is complicated yet delicate. The inspiration for this pattern comes from seventeenth-century Japanese patterns. We see dragons, flowering prunus, and bolts of fabric with mons. The center has a sizeable gilt chrysanthemum flower head, and the border has a golden rim line with a lobed edge.
Made by Worcester during the “First Period” when the factory was under the supervision of Dr. Wall circa 1770.
The reverse of each dish with the Worcester gold crescent mark.
Several years ago, we had in the shop a single dish in this model with the collection label for the Iman Smallwood Collection.
Also see: Simon Spero and John Sandon in Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection image #273 pg. 234 for an example of this pattern in a shell-shaped dish.
$3,480 for the set of three dishes.
$2,400 for the pair of round dishes.
$1,180 for the heart-shaped dish.
Four Antique English Porcelain Shell Shaped Dishes Made Circa 1810$920.00
WHY WE LOVE IT: The founder of Bardith, Edith Wolf, always said, “Miles Mason never made a piece of porcelain that wasn’t beautiful.”
This group of four shell-shaped dishes was made in the Regency period, circa 1810. Like many of Miles Mason’s best designs, this pattern has flair. It is one of his finest patterns. The two pairs of dishes are fully painted with pink and orange flowers with green leaves. The unexpected combination of pink with orange highlighted with green makes this a gorgeous pattern.
Placed in a cabinet or on a wall, these dishes will make an entire room come alive.
Dimensions: 8.5″ tall x 8″ wide
Pair Square Drabware Dishes Made England, Circa 1830$480.00
This pair of drabware dishes has a rich earth tone color. The John Ridgway factory made these dishes in England circa 1830. Pressed out in a mold, these eye-catching drabware dishes have raised neoclassical decoration around a central roundel. Drabware is unlike other pottery. The rich color of all drabware stems from the fact that each piece is created using dark clay rather than white clay. Transparent glaze over the dark clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.
Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ height
Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700$5,800.00
These six beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Hand-painted using both soft and dark cobalt blue, each dish is very slightly different from the others in the set. The decoration is exquisite. At the center of each dish, there are two flowering peonies emanating from rockwork. On the border surrounding the peonies are other flowers including chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms. These dishes have meaning in Chinese tradition. Peonies are much loved for their bold size and colors. They are known as the flower of “riches and honor.”* Chrysanthemums symbolize abundance, while plum blossoms symbolize endurance and hope*. The dishes are molded, and the border of each plate is fluted in a pattern similar to the petals on a flower. The total effect is delightful.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1” in height
Condition: Excellent with minor frits on the foot of each dish
*See “Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery” by P B Welch.
Pair Spode Shell-Shaped Dishes Orange and Blue Early 19th Century, Circa 1820$380.00
Spode made this pair of fine quality shell-shaped dishes in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820. The dishes were printed in shades of orange and blue Orange and blue is the traditional color combination of Imari porcelains first exported from Japan to Europe in the mid 17th century. Here the use of these two colors is simply elegant. The design shows a traditional garden scene with blue rockwork, orange peonies and chrysanthemums, and bamboo. decorated with both orange and blue leaves.
Dimensions: 10 long x 8.5″ wide x 2″ deep
18th Century Italian Doccia Porcelain Dinner Service$4,000.00
A dinner service comprising six dinner dishes and six soup dishes made by the Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, circa 1750.
Italy was the site of Europe’s first porcelain production: in Florence between 1575 and 1587 under the patronage of Francesco I de’ Medici. The Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, founded nearly 200 years later, continued the tradition of Italian porcelain with a hard-paste body that was later glazed with a tin glaze. This dinner set is decorated with the al tulipano motif, a design that is one of the most prevalent in Doccia wares. The central flower is not a tulip but an interpretation of the peonies used in the Chinese Famille Rose porcelain.
– Soup dishes: 9 1/4 in. diameter x 1 1/2 in. height (23.1 cm diameter x 3.8 cm height)
– Dinner dishes: 9 1/4 in. diameter x 1 in. height (23.1 cm diameter x 2.4 cm height)
Condition: Excellent. Light wear to enamels throughout commensurate with age and use. Faint use marks visible on some dishes. One dinner plate with chip to underside of rim measuring 1 cm.
Note: 1 dinner dish and 2 soup dishes are not transparent, a characteristic of porcelain. These 3 dishes are porcelain with a tin glaze which makes them opaque and dates them to 1790-1800.
Pair of Chamberlains Worcester English Porcelain Armorial Dishes$1,400.00
A pair of English porcelain soup dishes made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1825.
Made circa 1825, this pair of porcelain soup dishes is an excellent example of the stunning quality and artistry for which Chamberlains Worcester is known. Gorgeous, hand-painted flowers appear against a baby blue ground, with spectacular ornamental gilding throughout. The plates’ central crest and monogram indicate that they were made for John Paine Tudway, Member of Parliament for Wells, Somerset, providing us with a rare opportunity of original provenance.
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. Dm x 2 in. H (24 cm Dm x 4.8 cm H)
Condition: Excellent. Very minor wear to gilding. Some areas of light stacking wear in the bowls.
Provenance: John Paine Tudway, The Cedars, Wells, Somerset
References: Fairbairn, James. Book of Crests of the Great Families of Great Britain and Ireland. 4th ed., rev. and enl. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1905.
Set of 11 Early Spode Ironstone Imari Dessert Dishes Made circa 1815$1,650.00
A set of 11 Imari style ironstone dessert dishes, made by Spode circa 1815.
Josiah Spode II began producing stone china in 1813 as an alternative to porcelain. Stone china, also known as ironstone due to its hard and durable fabric, became famous for its porcelain-like greyish blue glaze and glassy surface. So popular was this new medium that Queen Charlotte purchased her own stone china service from Spode’s Portugal Street showroom. These dessert dishes are early examples of Spode Stone China; in 1822 the company introduced an improved body marketed as “New Stone,” and thereafter items were branded as such.
Dishes are marked with pattern number 2283 in iron red and feature the printed Spode Stone China mark in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 8 in. Dm x 1/2 in. H (20.3 cm Dm x 1.4 cm H)
Condition: Excellent overall. Light wear to some enamels and gilding on dishes commensurate with age and use. The plates with the least and most amounts of wear are pictured.
Pair Worcester Porcelain Pink and Gold Dinner Plates England circa 1820$520.00
The sweetness of the beautiful pink band is tempered by the brown leaves and berries and the gilded vines surrounding it. The bright white porcelain allows the pink enamels and the gilding to stand out. Flight Barr Barr Worcester made these fine quality dinner dishes in the Regency style circa 1820. The gilded edge line and gadrooned edge add excitement to this Regency period design.
Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter 1″ height
Each dish is marked on the underside with FBB under an impressed crown showing that Flight Barr Barr were suppliers to their Majesties the King and Queen of Great Britain.
Set of Six Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand-Painted 18th-Century$7,400.00
This group makes a true blue statement. The deep cobalt blue is fabulous! This set of six Dutch Delft chargers are hand-painted in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. This is one of the most exquisite hand-painted designs made on Delft chargers in the 18th century, which explains why it was so popular. The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep blue decoration fills the charger. On the border are floral decorations and scroll designs. The white edges are delicately scalloped, adding another beautiful dimension to each charger. The chargers have the mark of De Klaauw “The Claw” for Delft made in the last quarter of the 18th century, or for LPK for De Porceleyne Lampetkan 1778-1811. For an image and discussion of a group of Delft chargers with this pattern, see E B Schapp, Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pages 74 and 75.
Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored Price: $7,400 for the group
Set 11 Large Masons Ironstone Dinner Plates Circa 1915$4,300.00
The color is fabulous.
This excellent set of eleven Mason’s Ironstone plates is decorated in rich rust color with overall black detailing resembling sharkskin. This attractive set dates to circa 1915. 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. Price: $4,300
Condition: Good with crazing to the reverse of the dishes (see images #10 and #11). Crazing results from the initial 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.
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, Circa 1860$1,230.00
This beautiful mid 19th-century Chinese plate was hand-painted in the Famille Rose style in the Qing dynasty, circa 1860. 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.”
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$800.00
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″
Pair of Imari Saucers in the “King’s” Pattern Made in England, Circa 1820$300.00
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
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
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
We also have a selection of 13″-14″ diameter chargers in this pattern in the shop.
Antique Delft Dishes a Set of Five 18th Century with Purple/Manganese Coloring$1,100.00
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
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$320.00
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″
Antique Blue and Gold Pair of English Porcelain Dishes Regency Period, c-1790$480.00
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
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$280.00
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″
English Porcelain Dish Decorated with Roses Made Circa 1820$330.00
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
The Collection of Mario Buatta A Pair of White & Gold Dishes England circa 1820$280.00
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.
Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 1.5″ height
From the Collection of Mario Buatta a New Hall Saucer Dish Made England c-1810$220.00
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.
Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter
From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish w/ Gold & Cobalt Blue Border$260.00
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.
From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish with Blue & Gold Decoration$300.00
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
The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of Regency Period Dishes Cobalt Blue Borders$230.00
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.”
Pair of Large Wedgwood Bowls Made in England, circa 1820$360.00
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.
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
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
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
Minton Chinoiserie Dish$520.00
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. For more information on the Chinese Sports Series, see Loren Zeller’s article “Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s Recueil de Plusieurs Jeux d’Enfants Chinois: A Review of the Artist’s Work as Source for 18th and 19th Century Ceramic Designs” in the Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 32, June 2016.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.25 in. x H 1.5 in.
Blue and White Dogs on a Staffordshire Saucer$285.00
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.
Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made, circa 1780$2,400.00
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
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
Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes$1,060.00
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”
For an image of similar Swansea Botanical dishes See: Jonathan Gray “The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London…”
Set Four Antique English Dishes Made By Coalport Hand-Painted Circa 1810$1,400.00
Twelve Creamware Dinner Dishes Yellow Borders Made circa 1800$1,900.00
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