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  • 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 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″

    Condition: Excellent

  • 18th Century Wedgwood Creamware Coffee Pot England Circa 1780

    $760.00

    This 18th Century Wedgwood creamware coffee pot has a delicate rose finial and lovely impressed fluting around the body, below the spout, and on the cover. Undecorated creamware is all about form. The dimensions of this two-cup coffee pot are visually appealing. The fluting adds visual interest to the gently curving silhouette. Made in England circa 1780, the simplicity and elegance of the form are neoclassical.

    Dimensions: 6.75″ tall x 5.25″ deep x 4″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent with light staining, especially on the handle due to impurities in the clay when made.

    The underside is marked “WEDGWOOD” and has the label of the prominent English antique ceramics dealer John Howard.

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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 Leeds Creamware Tureen Made Circa 1780

    $2,600.00

    Leeds Pottery made this exquisite creamware soup tureen in Yorkshire, England, circa 1780. The simple rolled edge on the cover and the foot of the tureen is known as the silver edge. The shape of the tureen is taken from silver tureens of the period. It is perfectly proportioned and beautifully decorated with elegant intertwined rope handles. On the cover, we find a crisply molded rope twist finial, applied decoration in the form of acanthus leaves, wheat sheaves, and a single flower. The overall effect is beautiful!

    Dimensions:  12″ x 8″ x 8″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Late 18th Century Creamware Egg Drainer Made Yorkshire Circles Circa 1790

    $320.00

    Made in Yorkshire circa 1790, this creamware egg drainer has lovely symmetrical piercings, including four heart shapes. For a small useful item, it is exceptionally beautiful. Pierced with an openwork pattern, the drainer has a short handle molded with scrollwork and a small round piercing for hanging on a wall. For a similar example, see Creamware and Other English Pottery At Temple Newsam House, Leeds, p.114.

    Dimensions: 3.25″ diameter x 3.75″ from the end of the handle to the front of the drainer

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Wedgwood Creamware Charger Made England circa 1820

    $380.00

    This beautiful Wedgwood creamware charger was made circa 1820. It has lovely impressed basketweave decoration that radiates from a central medallion. The border has eye-catching arcades.

    Dimensions:11″ diameter x 1.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Pierced Creamware Bowl and Stand Made England Circa 1820

    $1,280.00

    This is an outstanding early 19th-century pierced creamware bowl and stand made at St Anthony’s Pottery in Northumberland, England, circa 1820. The bowl’s sidewall and the stand’s border have lovely matching piercings in the form of dots and diamonds. The overall effect is exquisite!

    The bowl and stand are marked “SEWELL.” The “SEWELL” mark was in use from 1804-1828.

    Dimensions: Height 6″ x diameter of both the bowl and the stand 9.25″

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 18th Century English Creamware Charger

    $860.00

    This beautiful 18th-century English creamware charger copies the elegant style of English chargers made of silver. The style consists of a lobed edge  and a rolled, grooved border that divides the border into six panels. The style is known as the “Silver  Edge.”

    The Neoclassical style was all the rage in England in the second half of the 18th century prized the silver form’s simple lines.
    This charger is part of our extensive collection of antique creamware.

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • A Leeds Pottery Creamware Centerpiece Made England Circa 1785

    $3,600.00

    This fabulous 18th-century English creamware sculpture was made by the Leeds Pottery, Yorkshire, circa 1785. It consists of the two top pieces of the Leeds Platt Menage. The Platt Menage is perhaps the ultimate creamware creation. Four female figures in the form of winged mermaids hold up a covered bowl on their shoulders. The bowl is decorated with neoclassical decorations: portraits and scrolling vines. The cover is decorated with acanthus leaves and an egg and dart border along the edge. A beautiful figure of Venus surmounts the cover. The overall effect is magnificent!

    The Platt Menage is now mounted on a block of cherry wood secured by museum putty (so it is removable).

    Dimensions: 11.5″ tall x 5.5″ diameter at the widest point x 2.75″ across the base

    Condition: Very good, with some excellent invisible restoration to several small chips on the mermaids’ wings.

    According to Peter Walton, the attribution of this Platt Menage to Leeds Pottery is traditional (see pg. 121 in Creamware and other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House Leeds. Mr. Walton continues to describe the Platt Menagein plate 462. It is described as havingPale cream with a yellow glaze.” Walton quotes Jewitt 1878, I, p.477, fig 854, “They (Platt Menages) were greatly admired by the early collectors. It is well to show collectors to what degree of perfection in design these almost forgotten works had achieved.”

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent.

  • 18th Century Leeds Pottery Creamware Tureen Yorkshire, England Circa 1780

    $3,600.00

    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.

  • Set of Five Wedgwood Creamware Dinner and salad Dishes Made England circa 1820

    $770.00

    This set of Wedgwood five dinner and salad dishes was made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820. The dishes are decorated with the 18th-century Wedgwood “Wheat” pattern on light mint green and peach color borders. The creamware body has a warm look. The combination of the soft creamware with the colorful border and the elegant “Wheat” pattern is beautiful. The result is stylish and sophisticated. The undersides of the dishes are marked “WEDGWOOD.”

    Dimensions: The salad dishes measure 8″ in diameter, and the dinner dishes measure 10″ in diameter.

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

    We have a similar sugar box available.

  • Set Dozen Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Dishes Made England 1904

    $1,400.00

    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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent.

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set Hicks and Meigh Ironstone Dinner and Soup Dishes Made England circa 1820

    $720.00

    Made by Hicks and Meigh, this set has six dinner dishes and five matching soup dishes. The decoration is lovely: a butterfly hovers above a flower-filled garden. We see purple peonies and pink fruit tree blossoms emanating from cobalt blue rockwork.

    Dimensions: Both the soups and the dinner dishes measure 10.25″ in diameter

    Condition: Good with some knife marks and rubbing to the glaze

  • Pair Antique Dishes Elephants Image Shows One of Two

    $300.00

    We are pleased to offer this pair of antique English dishes showing an elephant in an Asian setting (see image # 3 to see both dishes in the pair side by side). Made circa 1800, these octagonal pearl glazed creamware dishes feature a lively scene with two figures riding an Indian elephant through an exotic landscape. The combination of several “Asian” style motifs was a common theme in 19th century England. Along a winding road, we see large fruit trees and fenced gardens. The road leads into the distance, where we see a tall pagoda temple.
    The pattern is printed in brown with overglaze enameling 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
    Condition: Excellent                 Price: $300 for the pair of dishes
    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
    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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
    Condition: Excellent
    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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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.

    Diameter: 15″

    *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.

  • Large Pierced Creamware Charger by Leeds Pottery 18th Century England c-1785

    $2,300.00

    This magnificent creamware charger was made at the Leeds Pottery in Yorkshire, England, circa 1785.
    Hand-pressed from a mold, it has exquisite piercings and a beaded edge.
    Dimensions: 14.75″ in diameter
    Condition: Excellent
    Price: $2,300
    The underside is marked LEEDS POTTERY (impressed).
    For an image of this pattern on a Leeds Pottery plate, see image 571 on pg 144 in Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House Leeds by Peter Walton, where he notes “Yorkshire 1780s-1790s” for this creamware design.
    Please note that the last image in the series, which is hard to read, is the underside of the charger.

  • 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.
    Price: $1360
    Background of Mochaware: Mochaware pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with bands of colored slip applied to buff-colored or white bodies

  • Pair of Early 19th Century Wedgwood Rosso Antico Jardinieres

    $4,000.00

    A pair of rosso antico jardinières made by Wedgwood, ca. 1810. This pair of jardinieres has a beautiful basketweave pattern accentuated by black basalt details in the Egyptian Revival style.

    Dimensions: 5 1/2 in. Dm x 6 3/4 in. H (13.9 cm Dm x 17.8 cm H)

    Condition: Excellent. Segment of lack rope-twist band on back of one jardinière missing, measuring 0.7 cm.

    References: Wedgwood Museum, 1319.

  • Early 19th Century Orange English Mochaware Waste Bowl

    $1,900.00

    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”.

    Diameter: 12″

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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.

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

    $760.00

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

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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set 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.                      Price: $3,300

    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 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.

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

    $780.00

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

    Dimensions: 11″ x 9″ x 2″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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.
    Price: $440
    Background of Mochaware: mocha decorated pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with bands of colored slip on white or buff-colored bodies.

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

    $350.00

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

    Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

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

    $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

    $3,800.00
  • 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

  • Wedgwood Egyptian Revival Black Basalt and Rosso Antico Incense Burner

    $600.00
  • English Pottery Shell Shaped Dish with Yellow Ground

    $600.00
  • 18th Century Pratt Pearlware Dish

    $250.00
  • Extra Large Orange Punch Bowl Made England Circa 1860

    $1,100.00

    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.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Prattware Watch Stand with Original Pottery Watch

    $900.00

    This antique Prattware pottery watch stand has its original pottery watch. 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.

    Price: $900

    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

    $1,700.00
  • Pair of Antique Drabware Candlesticks

    $250.00
  • Pair of 18th C. Creamware English Flower Holders

    $4,300.00

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