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3 Hicks and Meigh Ironstone Pieces; Bowl, Platter, Tureen, England Circa 1820$921.00
3 Hicks and Meigh Ironstone Pieces; Bowl, Platter, Tureen, England Circa 1820
The three items are decorated with a beautiful garden scene showing a blossoming fruit tree rising from blue rockwork, oversized white and pink peonies, oche-colored chrysanthemums, and a butterfly hovering above.
1) This beautiful bowl has a central scene is encircled by a blue border with scrolling vines and flower heads.
The design is timeless with enduring appeal.
Dimensions:of the bowl 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)
Price: $380 special price: $280
2) 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.
Price: $430 special price $330
3) A Hicks and Meigh Platter
Dimensions: 14.5 x 12″
Condition: very good with a small chip on the reverse.
Price: $365 special price: $280
Special price for the three items $890 plus $31 shipping. Total $921
Mochaware Pitcher with Three Cable Decoration England Circa 1830$1,860.00
This mochaware pitcher has three broad bands of slip-decorated color: two bands of dark tan frame a band of light blue.
Each band is decorated with a wavy three-color cable of white, light brown, and dark “mocha” brown.
Every piece of Mochaware is unique. Decorated with a three-color cable pattern, this pitcher is a gem!
Made in England circa 1830, it would have been turned on a lathe.
The turner decorated this pitcher with concentric bands of dark brown above and below each slip-colored band.
The turner then unlocked the lathe and applied by freehand a three-color cable of marbled slip design over the bands of colored ground.
The use of cable patterns on mochaware is an English invention created around 1810.
For images and a detailed explanation of this multi-chambered slip pot decoration, see Jonathan Rickard’s “Mocha and Related Dipped Wares 1770-1939,” pp 62-74.
Dimensions: 6,75″ tall x 5.5″ at widest point x 8.25″ from tip of spout to end of handle
Wedgwood Egyptian Jug Decorated in Black Basalt and Rosso Antico$1,900.00
This special edition Wedgwood ale jug has a neo-Egyptian design of sphinxes and a firebird.
It is decorated in Black Basalt and contrasting Rosso Antico decoration finished with touches of white enamel.
The jug stands gracefully on a rounded foot with a pinched spout and loop handle. The rim and base are decorated with piping in Rosso Antico.
Inscribed on the bottom: “Wedgwood” “The Egyptian Jug Sold Only by Woollard and Hattersly, Cambridge,” underscores its exclusivity.
Dimensions: 6.5″ tall x 5.5″ deep x 5″ diameter
Reference: See The Birmingham Museum of Art in 1982 Gift of Dwight and Lucille Beeson, 1982.185
Pair of Pearlware Pottery Baskets England Circa 1820$1,100.00
This pair of elegant oval-shaped pearlware baskets and stands were made by Thomas Fell & Co**, St Peter’s Pottery, Newcastle upon Tyne, circa 1830. The baskets were made to hold bread or baked sweets. They also look great filled with flowers (see image #2)
The creamware body was pearled with a lovely blue-white glaze and painted with touches of purple enamel*.
We see decorative purple lines along the top and bottom of the baskets, and the strap handles are each painted with a purple floral design (see image #5)
Pressed out in a mold, the baskets have lovely arcaded openwork sides.
The stands also have a band of arcaded openwork.
The baskets and stands are decorated with three lines of purple enamel defining the border and the outer edge.
**One of the stands is impressed on the underside with the “F and “Anchor” marks of Thomas Fell & Co. St Peter’s Pottery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Dimensions: the baskets measure 5″ tall x 10.5″ from handle to handle
The stands 10.5″ wide x 8.25″ deep
Condition: Excellent with original light craquelure in the glaze
Wedgwood Creamware Basket and Stand Made England Circa 1820$435.00
This elegant Wedgwood creamware basket and stand have matching pierced arcades.
The borders of the stand and the basket are decorated with midnight brown slip, as are the basket’s handles.
Pressed out in a mold, the basket has impressed horizontal bands of decoration.
Dimensions: The basket 4″ tall x 9.25″ long x 5″ wide
Condition: Very good with small kiln burns where the original glaze didn’t take
Pair Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted England Circa 1760$1,550.00
This gorgeous pair of blue and white English Delft plates was made in Bristol, England, circa 1760.
The lovely floral decoration is hand painted in shades of cobalt blue on a light cobalt blue ground.
One flower on the vine stretches rim to rim from the border on one side into the well of the dish and then across the well and onto the border again.
This is an exquisite design well painted!
For a very similar English delftware plate, see English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, by Frank Briton, pg 191, plates 12.29 and 12.30, where Briton states that the origin of the dish was probably in one of the factories in Bristol, England circa 1760.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
Set Dozen Dinner Plates Staffordshire England 19th Century Circa 1870$880.00
This set of a dozen Victorian dinner plates was crafted in Staffordshire, England, circa 1870. The plates are beautiful and large, measuring 10″ in diameter. In the center, each dish shows a songbird in flight above pink/purple flowers. The charming design captures a fleeting moment of nature’s beauty. The addition of vibrant accents in green, yellow, brown, and sepia enhances the beauty of the plates. It is the color combinations that make this set exceptional. The borders are filled with flowers painted in the same colors as those in the center. The plates are in excellent condition. This set must have been cherished and saved for special occasions.
Dimensions: 10″ diameter
Six Large Antique Soup Dishes Spode Chinoiserie, England, circa 1820$480.00
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 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 1900$2,600.00
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 1900. 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.
Reference: See English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, by Frank Briton, pg 194, plates 12.39, where Briton states, ” In the centre a lozenge-shaped hollow rock sprouting flowers and leaves outlines in blue and shaded red. Round the rim, four groups of flowers centred on a sunflower face. The decoration in blue, red, green, and yellow on a pale blue glaze”.Probably (made) London.”
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
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 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
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.
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 Mason’s Ashworth Dinner Plates Ironstone England Circa 1870$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$380.00
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.
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$760.00
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
Mochaware Cup, Made in England, circa 1825$440.00
This 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$3,800.00
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 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$1,285.00
This set of a dozen Wedgwood creamware dinner plates features a lovely 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.
English Creamware 18th Century Sweetmeat Platt Menage$4,300.00
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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