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Six Large Antique Soup Dishes Spode Chinoiserie, England, circa 1820$680.00
This set of six ironstone soup dishes was made in the Spode factory circa 1820.
In the center, we see a lovely garden scene with pink and purple peonies, plum blossoms, and
a yellow chrysanthemum, all rising above cobalt-blue rockwork.
The colors work together beautifully.
Dimensions: 9.75″ diameter x 1.5″ deep
Condition: Excellent with only the very, very slightest rubbing to the enamels.
Each dish is marked on the reverse “Spode China” This mark was used at the Spode factory from 1815-1830.
Three of the six dishes have a gilt band around the center decoration.
Set of Eleven Large Creamware Soup Dishes Made by Spode England Circa 1820$1,230.00
This elegant set of eleven large creamware soup dishes from Spode, circa 1820, is a beautiful example of English neoclassical style. The acanthus leaf border, painted with bright enamels with each leaf divided down the middle, painted half green and half black, adds a touch of charm to the design. Each dish measures an impressive 9.75″ in diameter and 1.5″ deep, making them perfect for serving delicious soups and stews. The excellent condition of these dishes adds to their allure. Dimensions: 9.75″ in diameter x 1.5″ deep Condition: Excellent Price: $1,230
Set of 6 Imari Dessert Plates Late 18th Century Turner’s Patent Ironstone England$2,340.00
This set of six plates, crafted by John Turner circa 1795, features the exquisite Imari color palette of iron red, cobalt blue, and radiant gold. The color combination creates a vibrant and striking look, and the design of a dragon soaring amidst a lush garden is captivating. The pattern was inspired by the renowned Imari porcelain patterns of 17th and 18th century Japan.
John Turner, the inventor of ironstone, crafted the plates. He held the first patent for ironstone, which he manufactured from 1795 to 1805. The underside of each plate is impressed with the mark “Turner”.
The Turner family of potters was active in Staffordshire, England, from 1756-1829. Their manufactures have been compared favorably with those of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons. Josiah Wedgwood was a friend and a commercial rival of John Turner, the first notable potter in the Turner family.
Set of 18 Wedgwood Creamware Dessert or Salad Dishes England Circa 1820$1,220.00
Made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1815, these Wedgwood dessert or salad dishes are a beautiful and sophisticated set. The combination of the creamware body with the peach color border and the 18th-century Wedgwood “Wheat” pattern creates an elegant and warm look. Their excellent condition adds to their value and desirability for creamware collectors or anyone who appreciates fine tableware.
With a diameter of 7.85 inches, these dishes are a good size for serving dessert or salad courses. They are also versatile enough for other purposes, such as serving appetizers or side dishes. The fact that the underside of the dishes is marked “WEDGWOOD” is also significant, as it confirms their authenticity and origin. Wedgwood is a well-known and respected brand in the world of fine tableware, and their pieces are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.
Dimensions: 7.85″ in diameter
Condition: Excellent Price: $ 1220
Set of 11 Large Masons Ironstone Dinner Plates Circa 1915$3,300.00
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.
Condition: Good with craquelure to the reverse of the dishes (see images #10 and #11). Craquelure 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.
Two Mochaware Pint Mugs Made England, Circa 1870-1880$1,080.00
These two mochaware mugs were made to hold a pint of beer or lager. One mug has “Pint” on the front (see image #3). They were made in England circa 1870-1880. The colors are soft. The attractive design follows a pattern for English mochaware made for export to the European continent. Around or near the top of each mug is a band of medium blue slip. Below are thin bands of midnight brown slip and then a broad band of colored slip of either moss green or dark beige brown. This single wide band is sparsely decorated with mocha ‘Trees”. The elegant spacing of the mochaware “Trees” adds to the beauty of these mugs.
Dimensions: the mug with the green band is 5″ tall x 3.5″ in diameter and the mug with the beige/brown band is 5.15 tall x 3.4″ in diameter
Price: $1,780 for the two mugs
Set of 4 Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted 18th Century England, Ca. 1760$2,100.00
These exquisite hand-painted Delft dishes, made in Bristol, England, circa 1760 and inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain, are a perfect example of the mid-18th century English delftware artisans’ skill and creativity. The deep cobalt blue on the pale bluish glaze accentuates the delicate chinoiserie design. The center of each dish features a lovely garden scene, with three types of flowers; peony, plum blossom, and chrysanthemum – each with its rich symbolism in traditional Chinese culture. The peony represents wealth, prosperity, and prestige, while the plum blossom symbolizes integrity, persistence, and the endurance of hardship. Finally, the chrysanthemum, a symbol of happiness, vitality, and longevity, completes this beautiful trio of flowers. With a diameter of 9″ and a thickness of .75″, these dishes are the perfect size for display or use.
In excellent condition, with slight edge frits invisibly restored, these dishes would be a valuable addition to any collection or a beautiful gift for a loved one.
Made in Bristol, England, circa 1760, this set of four blue and white hand-painted Delft dishes is decorated in beautiful deep cobalt blue on a pale bluish glaze. These dishes have a beautiful delicate chinoiserie design. In the center, we see a lovely garden scene with flowers of three types emanating from rockwork: a large peony, a flowering chrysanthemum, and a plum blossom tree in full bloom. Peonies, plum blossom trees, and chrysanthemums each originated in China. The peony represents wealth, prosperity, and prestige in Chinese literature and tradition. At the same time, the plum blossom symbolizes integrity, persistence, and the endurance of hardship, and chrysanthemums symbolize happiness, vitality, and longevity. English delftware artisans of the mid-18th century often took inspiration from designs on imported Chinese blue and white porcelain.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x .75″
Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored.
For a similar Delft dish, see English Delftware in the Bristol Collection by Frank Briton image and description on pg 190 image 12.24.
Wedgwood Drabware Sugar Bowl and Stand England Circa 1825$485.00
Wedgwood made this drabware sugar bowl and stand in Staffordshire, England, in the first quarter of the 19th century, circa 1825. The design is simple and elegant, and the decoration is minimal, with only a bit of gilt trim accentuating the shape and highlighting the gilded finial. The rich color of the drabware stems from the fact that it is created using dark clay rather than white clay, which then gets glazed. This clear glaze over dark clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.
Circular, short, and wide, the sugar bowl is very stable and large enough for plenty of sugar.
Dimensions: 6.25″ across the handles x 4.25″ tall
Drabware Set Pair of Square Dishes with Footed Cookie Plate England, Circa 1830$680.00
This set of three drabware serving pieces was made by Ridgway in England circa 1830. Pressed in a mold, this eye-catching drabware set has a raised neoclassical decoration of acanthus leaves around a central medallion. A wide border of flowers finishes this elegant design. Drabware is unlike other pottery. Each piece has a rich earth-tone color. The rich color of drabware stems from the fact that each piece is created using dark rather than white clay. Transparent glaze over the dark clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.
Dimensions of the square dishes: 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ height
Dimensions of footed bowl 10″ x 8.5″ x 3.75 tall
Large Antique Majolica Planter Made Circa 1880 Turquoise Ground & Green Leaves$5,800.00
This exquisite 19th-century majolica jardiniere and underplate by Minton was handpainted in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, around 1880. The jardiniere measures an impressive 17″ across the handles it is adorned with a delightful design of green oak leaves and light brown acorns that stand out beautifully against the exquisite turquoise background. The handles, in the shape of twisting oak branches, add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the design, further enhancing its overall appeal. The soft lavender-pink interior of the planter creates a lovely contrast to the exterior and provides a perfect backdrop for any plants or flowers you choose to display.
Dimensions: 17″ across handles x 15″ diameter x 13″ tall
Delft Charger Hand Painted Polychrome Lambeth, London, England, circa 1750$730.00
This exquisite delft charger offers a glimpse into the artistic and cultural history of mid-18th century London. It was carefully crafted by hand at the High Street Lambeth factory, founded by Henry Hodgson Jr in 1732 within the historic Hereford House. The building had once served as the London residence of the Bishops of Hereford, adding an extra layer of historical resonance to this charger. Dating back over 250 years to circa 1750, the charger depicts a garden scene with a unique design. The colorful palette features hues of purple, yellow, medium blue, green, and orange under a light blue glaze creating a harmonious effect. At the center, a blue lozenge-shaped hollow rock is shown sprouting flowers and leaves, with five mountains sketched into the background, adding depth and complexity to the image. The rim of the charger is adorned with four groups of flowers, each centered on a yellow sunflower, adding a touch of whimsy and charm to the overall design.
Dimensions:13.5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches in height
Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits invisibly restored to preserve its beauty.
Obelisk Hercules Wrestling Lion Pearled Creamware Pearlware England, Circa 1800$1,400.00
This obelisk was made in England, circa 1800, at the height of the neoclassical period. The obelisk’s base is painted in a beautiful turquoise, centering a medallion showing Hercules wrestling the Lion of Nemea. This was the first of Hercules’ twelve labors. Narrow sculptural bands of acanthus leaves frame the turquoise. Acanthus is a symbol of immortality. Hercules’s success in seemingly impossible labors won him an immortal place amongst the gods. Hints of the original gilding around the medallion still show. The obelisk’s shaft is decorated with acanthus leaves.
Dimensions: 11.75″ tall x 3.75″ deep x 3.75″ wide
Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored
Mochaware Mug England, Circa 1815$1,900.00
This mochaware mug is decorated with bands of light and midnight brown slip. Between the midnight and light brown slip bands are three bands of excellent inlaid rouletting decoration in geometric patterns. Although made circa 1815, the inlaid rouletting gives the mug a surprisingly modern look. The applied handle has exceptionally crisp acanthus leaf terminals. Dimensions: 4.9″ tall x 4.9″ deep from spout to handle, 3.25″ diameter Condition: Excellent Background of Mochaware: Mocha decorated pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with colored bands of slip on white or buff-colored bodies
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
18th Century Creamware Pepper Shaker England Circa 1780$280.00
This 18th Century creamware pepper shaker was made in either Yorkshire or Staffordshire, England circa 1780.
It has a simple, elegant form and a lovely creamy color.
Dimensions: 5″ tall x 2″ diameter at the widest point
Condition: Very good with light craquelure to the pierced top.
18th Century Creamware Dish Made England Circa 1785$330.00
This is a beautiful creamware dish with a feather edge design, pierced diamonds and dots, and tiny pearls along the inner edge of the border. The cavetto is fluted. The overall effect is lovely. The dish is described in Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, by Peter Walton, on page 144, Ill 573, where he describes this dish as “Circular, with moulded borders, the walls of the central recess fluted, the rim pierced with a band of openwork pattern.” Made in “Staffordshire or Yorkshire 1780s-1790s”.
Dimensions: 8″ diameter x .5″ height
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.
18th Century Pierced Creamware Dish England Circa 1780$560.00
The border of this 18th-century creamware dish has exquisite piercings in the form of diamonds, dots, and hearts. The piercings were done by hand. Along the rim beyond the piercings is a band of impressed tiny “pearls.” The overall effect is lovely!
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x .75″ height
Condition: Excellent with a small spot on the edge where the glaze didn’t take when the piece was fired (see images).
Wedgwood 18th Century Pierced Creamware with Painted Decoration England C-1785$580.00
This Wedgwood pierced creamware dish was made at the Wedgwood factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1785. The elegant piercings are hand-made. The cavetto is decorated with a band of eye-catching red up-down squiggles. The edge of the plate is decorated with a thin band of brown slip. The overall effect is exquisite! This plate is one of my favorites.
On the underside is the impressed mark “WEDGWOOD.”
Dimensions: 9″ in diameter
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
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
18th Century Leeds Pottery Creamware Tureen Yorkshire, England Circa 1780$2,800.00
Leeds Pottery made this perfectly proportioned large 18th-century creamware tureen in Yorkshire, England, circa 1780. It is embellished with elegant rope handles that end in sprigged* wheat sheaf terminals. The beautiful cover is decorated with an elegant rope knop and delicate sprigged flowers and leaves. Three bands of crisply molded Feather Edge design encircle the body’s base and midline and the cover’s outer edge. The quality of the material and workmanship is equal to the work of the best porcelain factories of the period.
For an image and description, see Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds p.94, by Peter Walton where Walton states that the tureen has “Pale cream with a greenish-yellow glaze. Oval, four-lobed with bowed sides, spreading foot, moulded feather borders and a pair of double-terminals, the domed lid with a cord loop handle with straggling terminals of flowers, stems and leaves.”
Dimensions: 14″ across the handles x 10.25″ wide x 10.25″ tall
Condition: Excellent with one small chip on the inside flange professionally restored
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.
Large Red Greekware Platter with Well and Tree Made by Herculaneum, circa 1820$760.00
Herculaneum made this fabulous well and tree platter in England circa 1820. It is decorated in the “Greek” pattern with neoclassical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. The lovely deep red color brings the white images into focus. At the center is a historic scene from Olympic history. We see Cynisca, a Spartan princess and athlete, racing a chariot at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* Printed on earthenware, Herculaneum’s “Greek” pattern is transferware. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient Greek vases discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to the court of Naples.
Dimensions: 20 long x 16″ wide x 2.75″ tall.
Condition: a hairline restored and some crackle in the glaze, both visible on the back of the platter.
English Soup Tureen Made, circa 1820$430.00
Made by Hicks and Meigh circa 1820, this lovely tureen is perfect for flowers. The lively decoration is full of color. We see a butterfly hovering above a flower-filled garden. Pink fruit tree blossoms and purple peonies rise above cobalt blue rockwork. Green leaves and small ochre-colored flowers complete the scene. The tureen has no cover.
Dimensions:13.5″ long x 9″ wide x 6.5″ tall, the inside depth is 5″
Condition: Excellent with slight rubbing to the gilt on handles only (see image # 6).
Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box or Sucrier Made England Circa 1820$280.00
This lovely blue and white pearlware pottery sugar box is decorated with three beautiful patterns of leaves and berries. The body, the top edge around the cover, and the cover each have a similar but slightly different pattern. The edge of the sugar box has a precise machine-turned ridge which adds an exciting detail to the form. Made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820, the cobalt blue decoration was applied by hand using a stencil. Because the colors were applied by hand, each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.
Dimensions: 5″ tall x 4.65″ in diameter
Set Dozen Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Dishes Made England 1904$960.00
Made in 1904, the border design on this set of Wedgwood dinner dishes was inspired by designs in Josiah Wedgwood’s mid-18th century First Pattern Book. The red berries and beige leaves on the vine combine perfectly with the creamy color of the creamware plate. The result is a subtle beauty. The underside of the dishes has an impressed mark for Wedgwood and “W G” for August 1904.
Dimensions: diameter 9.25″ x .75″ height
Large Blue and White Greek Platter England circa 1810 Neoclassical Decoration$2,200.00
Spode made this fabulous platter circa 1810. It is decorated in the neoclassical “Greek” pattern with classical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. It is large, measuring 20″ x 15.5″ x 1.75″ deep, and is perfect for hanging. The pattern shows a scene from Olympic history. At the center, we see Cynisca winning the four-horse chariot race at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* The rectangular platter is printed in blue with leaf and berry ground, radiating medallions, and urns containing classical scenes. This was the first multi-scene pattern introduced at the Spode factory. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient vases of Greek workmanship discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to Naples court. The platter is marked on the underside with the Spode mark in underglaze blue (see image #11).
Dimensions: 20″ x 15.5″ 1.75″ deep
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
Pair Antique Plates Showing an Elephant in an Imaginary Asian Setting$390.00
This pair of antique English dishes show a fabulous bird’s eye view of an elephant in an imaginary Asian setting.
Two figures ride an Indian elephant through an exotic landscape. Along a winding road, we see large fruit trees, fenced gardens, a ziggurat, and pagodas. Made circa 1800, these octagonal are made of pearl-glazed creamware.
The pattern is printed in brown with overglaze enamel in orange, yellow, green, and blue.
The dishes are unmarked but are similar to the later Wedgwood & Co. “Processional Elephant and Howdah” pattern made in the mid-19th century. Minnie Holdaway* suggests that these dishes were the inspiration for the later Wedgwood & Co. pattern since they date to the early 19th century.
Dimensions: 9 inches diameter x 1 inch height
References: Holdaway, Minnie. The Wares of Ralph Wedgwood. English Ceramic Circle Transactions Vol. 12 Part 3. London: The Lincoln’s Inn Press Ltd, 1986.
Dozen Ashworth Dinner Plates Makers of Mason’s Ironstone England Circa 1880$3,600.00
In 1861 Mason’s Ironstone was bought by Ashworth Brothers Ltd., who continued to produce “Mason’s Ironstone.”
This set of stunning dinner plates (10.25″ in diameter) has borders decorated with exquisite white lilies on clean black ground.
Painted in enamels, the white flowers jump off the black ground.
The details of the decoration, the red lines on the flowers, the green and yellow leaves, and the gilding all add to the beauty of each dish.
Dimensions:10.25″ in diameter
Large Ironstone Bowl Made England Circa 1870$480.00
This lovely bowl is decorated with a beautiful garden scene showing a blossoming fruit tree rising from blue rockwork, oversized white and pink peonies, ochre-colored chrysanthemums, and a butterfly hovering above.
This beautiful central scene is encircled by a blue border with scrolling vines and flower heads.
Flowers on the vine decorate the sides of the bowl, and the edge is decorated with “diamonds” and flowers.
The design is timeless with enduring appeal.
Dimensions: 14.5″ long x 11.25″ wide x 2.75″ deep
Condition: Very good: with very slight rubbing to the enamels and slight knife marks that are not ordinarily visible without very close inspection (see images)
Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box$285.00
This lovely pearlware sugar box has the timeless appeal of soothing blue and white. Made in England in the early 19th century with blue decoration applied by hand. Each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.
Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 5.25″ 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
Pair Creamware Dishes 18th Century England Painted in Pink & Purple Made c-1770$420.00
We are pleased to offer this lovely pair of 18th century English creamware dishes made circa 1780. Decorated in enamels, both plates
feature a chinoiserie scene. In conversation, we see two fashionably dressed women, a small child holding a pinwheel as he looks up, pointing to a group of chimes, and an older boy standing nearby. And at the far right, we see another boy seated with a parrot on his arm.
Dimensions: 9.5 inches diameter
Price: $420 for the pair
History of creamware
Creamware was created in the 1760s by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the first of the English potters to produce a cream-colored earthenware with a light-colored body. Wedgwood marketed these wares as Queensware after Queen Charlotte gave Wedgwood the honor of ordering a set. As its popularity increased, many of the other English potters began to make creamware as well. It replaced saltglaze stoneware as the dinnerware of all but the high aristocracy, which most likely would have had a service of Chinese export porcelain dishes.
Set of Four Wedgwood Dessert Dishes Showing a Pair of Ducks Made England c-1820$380.00
We are pleased to offer this set of four Wedgwood dessert dishes showing a simply beautiful scene with a pair of ducks by the water’s edge. Nearby are a flowering fruit tree and rockwork painted in Imari colors of iron red, cobalt blue, and glistening gold. The artist has left much of the surface unpainted, allowing the crisp, clean white of the pottery to show.
The dishes were made by Wedgwood in England, circa 1820.
Dimensions: diameter 8″ Condition: Excellent Price: $380 for the four dishes
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
Large Salt Glazed Charger 18th Century Made in England circa 1765$860.00
Provenance: The Collection of Sir Samuel Hoare*
This large and exquisite salt-glazed charger was made in Staffordshire, England, in the 18th century circa 1765. The design is elegant and straightforward: the only decoration is the lobed and gadrooned edge. Press-molded, salt-glazed chargers, plates, dishes, and other service pieces filled the cupboards and dining rooms of middle and upper-class English and American homes from the mid-1740s until the end of the 18th century. The advent of this white stoneware dinnerware instigated a tabletop revolution.
*A paper label on the back of the charger (see image #6)
**J Skerry “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.”
***For an image of this type of charger recovered archaeologically at Colonial Williamsburg, see J Skerry “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.” page 231.
Mochaware Pitcher Mocha Ware Milk Chocolate Color Made England Circa 1815$1,360.00
This mochaware pitcher is decorated with bands of lovely milk chocolate-colored slip.
This color works beautifully with the unpainted creamware body of the handle and interior of the pitcher.
Just below the top edge, we see a band of black and white rouletting, and above the bottom edge is a similar black and white rouletted band.
Dimensions: 5.75″ tall x 4″ at the widest point
Condition: Good: two short hairlines of approximately half an inch are seen on either side of the top edge. There is a hairline on the underside which does not go through.
Background of Mochaware: Mochaware pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with bands of colored slip applied to buff-colored or white bodies
Early 19th Century Orange English Mochaware Waste Bowl$950.00
An English mochaware waste bowl in the London shape with cable or “earthworm” decoration, dating to circa 1820.
Developed in Staffordshire in the late 18th century, dipped wares utilized colored liquid clay slips to create surprisingly modern abstract and geometric motifs. This small waste bowl features a cable design with marbled colors of dark brown, blue, and white slip on an orange ground. The bowl’s rim has a rouletted band of chevrons lightly glazed in green. The bright color palette of this bowl dates it to an earlier period of production, circa 1820. Later dipped wares have much more subdued colors.
Condition: The bowl is in very good condition, with two tiny chips to the rim each measuring approximately 0.2 cm in length. The underside of the base has some glaze flaking. There is a hairline circular crack in the well of the bowl.
Dimensions: 4 5/8 in. diameter x 2 1/2 in. height (11.8 cm diameter x 6.6 cm height).
Wedgwood Creamware Platter or Charger 18th Century Made in England Circa 1785$265.00
This Wedgwood creamware round platter or charger was made in 18th century England circa 1785. The border is decorated with a traditional neoclassical design of iron-red flower heads connected by midnight brown “diamonds”.
Odd Fellows Creamware Pitcher Very Large England Circa 1850$1,640.00
This very large creamware pitcher is fully decorated with the imagery and symbols of the Odd Fellows (see images).
Odd Fellows promote philanthropy, the ethic of reciprocity, and charity.
At the front of the pitcher, we see a panel with the words “We are odd Fellows When we act and Do the thing which is Right.”
Around this panel are the words “How grand in Age How fair in Youth is Holly Friendship, Love and Truth.”
Above the panel is an open palm with a heart symbolic of charity given from the heart.
On both sides of the pitcher is the Odd Fellows motto, “Amicitia Amor et Veritas,”; which translates to Friendship, Love, and Truth.
The motto is seen together with an image of Lady Justice and an angel holding a budding branch. Lady Justice personifies morality in judicial systems. The budding branch symbolizes the idea that truth can “draw freshness and verdure” from the “most barren facts and common things in life” and give them life and interest.
Above all of this is a shining sun. As the sun shines on us all, it symbolizes impartiality in the benevolence of the Odd Fellows.
Dimensions: 9.75″ tall x 8.25″ diameter
Condition: An invisible restoration to the underside of the vase, only, and some scratching, particularly to the lustered leaves and the flowers and the lustered top edge.
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
Small Antique Mochaware Cup, Made in England, circa 1825$440.00
This small Mochaware cup is a gem. It is a rare shape for a piece of Mochaware as it is neither a pitcher, a mug, nor a bowl.
The main body is decorated with brown slip and further decorated with rare vertical and horizontal engine-turned stripes cut through the slip.
The cup has a lovely impressed green glazed border along the top edge.
Made in England circa 1825,
Dimensions: 2″ tall x 2.5″ diameter at widest point
Condition: Excellent; from the original manufacturing process, several small flecks of green and brown decoration can be seen on the handle.
Background of Mochaware: mocha decorated pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with bands of colored slip on white or buff-colored bodies.
Mochaware Pitcher Decorated with “”Trees” and Seaweed” England, circa 1810$1,400.00
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.
Antique Pottery Horse Made in England at St. Anthony’s Pottery, circa 1800-1810$3,300.00
Mochaware Mug Twig and Wavy line Decoration England c-1830 Rickard Collection$470.00
Pair Wedgwood Egyptian Revival Black Basalt Sphinxes Made 18th Century Circa 1785$6,600.00
English Creamware Racing Horse by Leeds Pottery Made Circa 1840$9,600.00
A very rare late Leeds Pottery stallion modeled standing on an oblong base. Creamware enamel-painted horses are rare. The largest horses were made by Leeds. Our horse is 16.75 inches tall x 14.75″ long. It’s quite impressive. The original Leeds Pottery factory closed between 1849 and 1850. This cream colored horse has an orange bridle and a full bushy tail. He stands with his head to the right wearing a halter, the lead line lying across his back. The figure is finely modeled; the tail is neatly applied swinging onto one hind leg. The top of the base is a mottled green within a molded stiff leaf border which is glazed in manganese.
Dimensions: H 16.75 in. x W 7 in. x D 14.75 in.
Condition: Excellent with some craquelure in the glaze
English Pottery Shell Shaped Dish with Yellow Ground$490.00
This exceptional creamware shell shaped dish has a lovely yellow ground decorated with brown chrysanthemums, scrolling vines, and golden leaves.
The combination of its rare shape and brilliant decoration is fabulous! Large and graceful, it’s one of my favorites.
It was made in England in the early 19th century and would look great on a low table for serving candies or simply for decoration. Or, it could stand alone as an accent piece at the entry in either a contemporary or traditional home.
Dimensions: 14″ long x 7.5″ wide
18th Century Pratt Pearlware Dish$250.00
Large Antique Punch Bowl Made England Circa 1860$900.00
A large bowl painted in a soft orange with a simple black neoclassical design on the inner border, and a black painted edge. The shape of the bowl is deep with steep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim. The combination of the monochrome orange with the painted black details makes an eye catching bowl. This bowl would be lovely in a modern or traditional home.
Dozen Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Plates$1,800.00
We are pleased to offer this set of a dozen Wedgwood creamware dinner plates with a thistle design. These English creamware dinner plates date to the late 19th century. They have a lovely, simple design decorated with flowering thistle boughs in the Japonisme style. Japonisme involved Western arts with a Japanese aesthetic focused on asymmetrical compositions and elements of color and line.
Made circa 1880, the back of each dish is stamped “Wedgwood.”
Dimensions: The plates measure a generous 9.85 inches in diameter.
Pearlware Prattware Watch Stand with Original Pottery Watch$500.00
A Georgian Prattware pottery watch stand flanked by a young couple with its original pottery watch. It has with embossed and painted decoration, In our 57 years in business this is the only watch stand that we have ever seen complete with its original watch. So, this is definitely a rare piece!
The watch stand was made by “Dixon Austin & Co.” in Sunderland located in North East England, circa 1820-1826. It would have been found in the home of a man of means. When the man of the house got dressed in the morning he would remove his pocket watch from the stand and replace it with the pottery watch you see here. When he returned at night he would remove the pottery watch and replace it with his own.
For an image and description see p.216 , Ill 910, in Creamware and other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, by Peter Walton where the author states “In the form of a long-case clock provided with an aperture for the face of the watch. On one side stands a small girl and on the other a boy… Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and brown.”
This watch stand is decorated with traditional Pratt colors of underglaze yellow, orange, green, ochre, and blue. Any collection of early 19th century English pottery would be enhanced by this piece.
Dimensions: H 11 in. x W 7 in. x D 2.75 in.
Condition: Excellent. Tiny edge frits to the base.
References: A similar watch stand is illustrated in Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery, Sunderland Ware, 1973, pl.24. An image and description can also be found in English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 by Pat Halfpenny, on page 123. Also, see Griselda Lewis’s Prattware, page 237.
English Creamware 18th Century Sweetmeat Platt Menage$7,600.00
Pair of Antique Creamware Wall Pockets$1,100.00
Pair of Antique Drabware Candlesticks$250.00
Pair of 18th C. Creamware English Flower Holders$4,300.00
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