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Antique English Porcelain Shell Shaped Church Gresley Made Circa 1810$560.00
From the Private Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. The colors on this English Church Gresley pattern dish are exquisite. Hand-painted by Coalport this shell-shaped dish The gold gives the design a luxurious touch. This Regency period Coalport dish was hand-painted in the remarkable Church Gresley pattern decorated with yellow ground hexagons, pink roses, green leaves, and exceptional gilding, all surrounding a central roundel painted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers painted in orange, white, purple, yellow and pink.
Initially, when we purchased Mario’s collection, I kept this fabulous dish for my own collection. But now I’ve decided to pass it along to the next owner.
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 1.5″ tall
Porcelain Centerpiece in Coalport’s Admiral Nelson Pattern England, Circa 1810$780.00
This beautiful Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern centerpiece was hand-painted in England during the Regency period circa 1810. Decorated in a vibrant Imari palette, it is richly gilded and painted in cobalt blue and iron red with highlights of pink and green. The central scene shows a traditional Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. The vase is overflowing with beautiful flowers and fabulous golden leaves. The border offers a whimsical pink lion and exquisite turquoise water birds. These lovely touches were never seen on Japanese Imari porcelains (the lion is on the left side, and the waterbirds are on the right). They are the distinguishing characteristics of the Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern. The overall effect is marvelous!
Dimensions: 13″ wide x 8.5″ deep x 5″ height
English Imari Hand-Painted Porcelain Sugar Box Circa 1825$380.00
This colorful porcelain sugar box was hand-painted in England circa 1825. The exciting design is Imari influenced. The colors seem to jump off the porcelain. The clean white porcelain is decorated with a vivid palette of orange and deep cobalt blue, with highlights of yellow, bright green, and gold. The elaborate design includes both geometric and nature-based forms. The cover is topped by a gilded finial in the form of a flower bud.
Dimensions: 7″ long x 3.5″ wide x5.25″ tall
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
Pair 18th Century Blue and White Gilded New Hall Dishes England Circa 1790$660.00
The New Hall China Manufactory made this pair of late 18th-century blue and white gilded dishes in Stoke-On-Trent, England, circa 1790. On the border, the deep blue has exceptional depth with many lovely highlights of lighter blue (see image #2). The blue is fabulous! The blue ground is gilded with golden acorns and oak leaf decorations. The lavish gilding is magnificent. The combination of exquisite blue and lavish gilt is perfect. This is a beautiful pair of dishes!
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter, 1.25″ tall
Large 19th Century Wedgwood Black Basalt Bowl$580.00
This large and beautiful Wedgwood Black Basalt bowl is a masterpiece of 19th-century stoneware. Its elegant rolled edge and simple inverted lip give it a refined and sophisticated appearance. The bowl is made from Black Basalt stoneware, a material Josiah Wedgwood developed in the 18th century. Wedgwood created a rich and luxurious black color for his Black Basalt by adding manganese to traditional Staffordshire stoneware.
Dimensions: 10.5 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches deep.
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.
Large Punch Bowl The Medicine Man & The Boy in the Window Patterns England 1810$4,330.00
This rare large punch bowl beautifully marries two of the most sought-after patterns of early 19th-century English ceramics: The Medicine Man and The Boy in the Window. This exceptional piece showcases the finest English chinoiserie and is a treasure for collectors or enthusiasts.
The Medicine Man pattern, also known as “The Physician’s Visit,” transports you to a whimsical Chinese garden from a bygone era. The scene features a skilled doctor preparing medicine for his patient using a mortar and pestle while a dutiful servant shades him from the sun. This captivating pattern pays homage to the elegance and artistry of 18th-century Chinese porcelain.
The Boy in the Window pattern tells a charming story of childhood innocence. It portrays a young boy gazing out of his window, watching his friends at play under a mother’s or governess’s watchful eye. This heartwarming design evokes feelings of nostalgia and delight.
Dimensions: Diameter across the top 15.5″ x 7.5″ tall
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
Hand Painted Botanical Porcelain Plate Made by Spode, Circa 1820$480.00
Hand painted at Spode circa 1820, this botanical dish is a beauty! The painting is both flamboyant and natural. We see a gorgeous pink flower with a single bud and green leaves. The bright yellow of the border combines beautifully with the two tones of pink of the flower. The yellow border of the dish is gently fluted and the edge is lobed and beautifully gilded. On the back of the dish, the name of the flower Large-Flower’d Monofonia is painted in puce written above “SPODE.”
Dimensions: 8.75″ in diameter
Condition: Excellent Price: $480
Worcester Porcelain Rich Queens Pattern Beaker Hand Painted England, Circa 1815$1,160.00
This is a gem! This hand painted Chamberlains Worcester beaker is decorated in the “Rich Queens” pattern, pattern #78. Another name for this pattern is the “Best Queen’s “pattern, and in our opinion, it is the best! It is one of the most beautiful early 19th-century English porcelain patterns. Despite its small size,(4.1″ tall) this beaker has an undeniable impact. Made by Chamberlains Worcester, the beaker is lavishly decorated with enamels of Imari colors: cobalt blue and iron red. Unexpected turquoise and green leaves heighten our appreciation of all the colors. The gilding, the colors, and the artistry are all fabulous! The design has four reserves on white ground showing Japanese-style iron red chrysanthemums with turquoise and green leaves. These reserves are separated by four bands with deep underglaze blue and lavish gilding in a diaper pattern. The bands are reserved in the middle with iron red mons. The attention to detail in this piece is truly remarkable, and it stands as a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Chamberlains Worcester.
The beaker is small (4.1 inches tall) but makes a significant impression.
Dimensions: 4.1″ tall x 3.9” diameter across the top
Antique English Porcelain Chinoiserie Dish Regency Period Minton Circa 1810$560.00
This is a rare and extraordinary early Minton porcelain dish featuring a beautiful hand painted chinoiserie scene. Made in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, around 1810, this dish showcases a charming chinoiserie scene of three Chinese boys playing on a see-saw. The scene is captured in exquisite detail by the skilled artist’s brush. A matching dish in our collection was acquired from The Private Collection of Mario Buatta. The reverse of the dish bears the iconic Minton mark in underglaze blue, along with pattern number 539, a testament to its authenticity and quality.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter
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
2 Antique Porcelain Chinoiserie Plates Hand Painted by Minton England Circa 1805$1,060.00
These two early Minton porcelain dishes are true masterpieces of the ceramic art form. The hand-painted chinoiserie scenes are beautiful, with intricate details and a charming, playful spirit. The attention to detail and the skillful execution of the scenes by the Minton artists are evident in every brushstroke, bringing the scenes to life in a truly captivating way. One dish features a young boy frolicking in a field, while the other showcases three boys playing on a seesaw. The attention to detail, the skillful execution of the scenes, and the vibrant colors added to the dishes’ overall beauty. The underside of the dishes bears the Minton mark in underglaze blue, with the pattern number 539, which serves as a testament to the authenticity and quality of these rare pieces.
Dimensions: the larger plate measures 8.75 inches by .75 inches tall, while the smaller plate is 8.25 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches tall.
Condition: Both are in excellent condition, adding to their value and rarity.
Ref: For an image of a piece from this pattern labeled 1805-1810, See The Dictionary of Minton by P Atterbury & M Batkin, pg 19
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.
Dozen Antique Porcelain Soup Dishes Large Minton England, circa 1860$1,080.00
Made by Minton circa 1860, this set of a dozen large porcelain soup dishes has a timeless elegance. The lavish gilding along the edge beautifully complements the classic pattern of linked chain design on the border. The rectangular black links are elegant, sophisticated, and versatile. These soups will seamlessly blend with other styles that are bold and colorful or minimalist and chic.
Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.25″ deep
Set 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
Dozen Neoclassical Ironstone Dinner Plates Made by Minton circa 1860$960.00
This set of excellent dinner plates has bold decoration showing confronted griffons, urns overflowing with fruit and flowers, and cameos of Mercury, the Roman god of speed, all displayed on deep red ground. This intricate, classically designed pattern is alive with movement. In the 19th century, this was one of Minton’s most admired patterns.
Dimensions: The plates measure a generous 10.25″ in diameter.
Condition: Pieces have overall craquelure (see images #3 and #4) the condition is appropriate to age.
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
Wedgwood Drabware Teapot and Stand England Circa 1825$480.00
Wedgwood made this drabware teapot 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.
Circular, short, and wide the teapot is very stable and large enough for at least two cups of tea.
Due to the organic nature of drabware, slightly uneven color is standard and is caused by the chemical reaction between the clear glaze and raw colored clays during the firing process.
Dimensions: 8.5″ from spout to end of handle x 7″ diameter for the stand x 5″ height
Condition: Excellent with very, very slight rubbing to the gilt and slight wear to the glaze of the stand (from use with the teapot) [see images].
Set 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.
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
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.
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 Leeds Creamware Tureen Made Circa 1780$2,200.00
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
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 of Creamware Baskets and Stands Made England Circa 1830$1,500.00
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
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
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
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
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 Menage; in plate 462. It is described as having “Pale 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.”
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
Pair Dragons in Compartments Plates with Scottish Armorial of the Clan Irvine$3,200.00
We are pleased to offer this pair of Dragons in Compartments pattern plates. They were hand-painted by Chamberlain Worcester. The plates are painted with mythical beasts alternating with images of vases all within lappet-shaped panels. This wonderful pattern is also known as Bengal Tiger or Kylin in compartments. It was first made by Worcester in the 18th century. The pattern is an exotic English interpretation of Chinese export porcelains from the Kangxi period.
This outstanding pair of dishes feature an important armorial of the Scottish Clan Irvine. The dishes were beautifully hand-painted in the Chamberlains Worcester factory circa 1820. Worcester first made this pattern in the mid-18th century. It is an exquisite English interpretation of Chinese export porcelains from the Kangxi period (1661–1722). The armorial displays a swan with a crown around her neck. The swan is the royal bird of Great Britain and symbolizes harmony with the royal house of the United Kingdom. The use of this well-known symbol asserts the loyalty of the Clan Irvine to the English monarch. This image on the Irvine crest is a late 18th-century creation.
Dimensions of the dishes: 9.25″ diameter
Condition: Excellent. There is the very slightest rubbing to the lettering of the motto on one of the dishes (see image #2).
Antique Spode Porcelain Urn Made in England circa 1810$6,000.00
We are pleased to offer this large Regency period campana-shaped urn finely painted with fabulous pink and yellow roses and tiny blue forget-me-nots overflowing from a green basket. The reverse shows beautiful pink roses (see image #2). The elaborate and exquisite gilding supports the painted scenes.
Dimensions: 13.5″ tall x 11″ diameter.
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 Six Antique Porcelain Armorial Soup Plates English Porcelain Burgundy Borders$380.00
Copeland made this set of six excellent armorial soup dishes in England circa 1870.The dishes feature deep burgundy-colored borders and a boar’s head armorial with crest, escutcheon, and motto.There are golden tassels where the border meets the white porcelain and dots and stars of gold decorating the border. The dishes measure a generous 10″ in diameter. Condition: Excellent. Price: $380 The armorial is that of Sir Thomas Gabriel, 1st Baronet. Born in 1811, he served as Sheriff of London and Middlesex from 1859–to 60 and Lord Mayor of London from 1866 to 67. Soon after his term as Lord Mayor* he was created a baronet. The Motto: In Prosperis Time In Adversis Spera (Fear In Prosperity, Hope In Adversity) Crest: On a mount Vert a boar’s head erased Sable billety Or. Escutcheon: Sable on a pile Or ten billets four three two and one of the field.*The Lord Mayor is not the Mayor of London. The Lord Mayor’s primary role has been to represent, support, and promote the businesses of the City of London.Background of Copeland Porcelain:In the early 1820s, the Spode factory, managed by Josiah Spode II and his business partner William Copeland, became the largest pottery in Stoke, England. In 1833 William Taylor Copeland, William Copeland’s son acquired the business in partnership with Thomas Garrett. The factory’s productions from this period were marked ‘Copeland and Garrett.’ Typical wares produced during the Copeland and Garrett period were in the rococo style, which was fashionable then. In 1846, William Taylor Copeland acquired the company outright, and he and four generations of his descendants controlled the company until 1966. William Taylor Copeland was a classic Victorian industrialist, combining ownership of the factory with a career in politics and public life – as a member of Parliament. Under the Copelands, the factory vied with Minton in making some of the most spectacular ceramics wares of the age. Gifted artists, such as C. F. Hurten, were imported from continental factories, and superb pieces were exhibited at the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, International Exhibitions in London in 1862, and Paris in 1878.
Imari Plates Dinner Service for Twelve with Salad and Bread & Butter England$4,800.00
This exquisite set of Imari plates: a dozen dinner plates, a dozen salad or luncheon plates, and a dozen bread and butter plates are all decorated in a beautiful English Imari pattern.
The plates measure in diameter: dinner 10.25″, salad or luncheon 9″, and bread and butter 6.75″.
This Imari pattern is a classic design popular during the Regency period, and these plates beautifully showcase the style. The center image of a flower-filled vase on a garden terrace is complemented by the intricate border design featuring chrysanthemums, peonies, and fruit tree blossoms.
The Imari colors of orange, cobalt blue, and gold are combined to create a perfect overall effect.
Not only are these plates aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also of fine quality and in excellent condition.
The Hicks and Meigh mark “Real Stone China” under a crown in underglaze blue is a testament to their authenticity and craftsmanship.
The overall effect is perfect!
Diameters of the three groups of plates: 10.25″, 9″, and 6.75″.
Pair Red Chrysanthemum Coalport Porcelain Teapot Stands England Circa 1810$600.00
This pair of hand-painted porcelain stands is decorated in the elegant Coalport Red Chrysanthemum pattern. Made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1810, this beautiful pattern was inspired by Chinese designs of the 18th century. In Chinese lore, chrysanthemums symbolize long and happy life. Therefore, these dishes have a benevolent motif of happiness and well-being.
The crisp white Coalport porcelain allows the red chrysanthemum design to stand out. These dishes would be perfect on a low table and can be used as coasters. This pair would also be excellent on stands on a table, mantle, or sideboard.
Dimensions: 8″ long x 6.75″ wide x 1″ tall
Pair Lustre Cups and Saucers Made England Circa 1830$285.00
This pair of cups and saucers have neoclassic decoration. On the border, panels of silver lustre frame a single acanthus leaf painted half in lustre and half in red enamel. The center of each saucer shows a simple red enameled flower with silver lustre leaves. Made in England circa 1830, the cups and saucers were decorated by hand using a stencil.
Dimensions: 5.5″ diameter of the saucer and 3.25″ diameter of the cup x 2.25″ tall
Chelsea Red Anchor Porcelain Dish Mid-18th Century England 1752-1756$1,140.00
The wares of the Chelsea red anchor period (1752-1758), when this dish was made, are generally thought to be the finest work produced by the factory.*
The charm of this Chelsea soft paste porcelain dish lies in the quality of the soft paste porcelain itself, the warm white glaze, and the soft colors of the fabulous hand-painted flowers and insects. The flowers and insects are painted in exquisite soft colors, which seem to sink into the soft paste porcelain.
The painting is at the highest level of artistry. In the center, we see a loose bouquet of scattered flower sprigs, the largest sprig with a gorgeous purple rose, and a hairy caterpillar nearby. The border has crisp flowerhead and lattice molding reserving eight small panels painted with beautiful flowers and insects, one showing a butterfly and one a butterfly next to a ladybug. Along the rim, the dish has a brown line traditional to Chelsea.
Begun in 1743, the Chelsea porcelain factory was England’s first important porcelain manufacturer. The factory made soft paste porcelain which is different than “true” hard paste porcelain and does not require the high firing temperatures or the unique mineral ingredients needed for “true” hard paste porcelain. Soft paste originated in the attempts by European potters to replicate hard paste Chinese porcelain.
A dish decorated similar to ours and marked with the Chelsea red anchor is in the British Museum, accession number 1940,1101.70.
Dimensions: 9.5″ wide (24cm)
18th Century French Porcelain Dishes Made Circa 1780 Raspberry Ground and Grisaille Decoration$1,400.00
Made by Clignancourt in France in the 18th century, this set of dishes is painted in the most exquisite raspberry color, decorated with gorgeous black roses in grisaille, and completed by a gilded edge and border. The raspberry pink ground with its grisaille decoration and the formal gilding around the border are uniquely French. This set would make a fabulous statement on display in the right room.
The centerpiece measures 13.75″ long x 8″ wide x 6.25″ tall
The 3 shell-shaped dishes measure 9″ long x 8″ wide x 1.5″ deep
The pair of square-shaped dishes measure 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ deep
One pair of the oval-shaped dishes measure 10.75″ x 7.5″ x 1.25″ deep
The second pair of oval-shaped dishes measure 10″ x7″ x 1.25″ deep
Condition: Very good to excellent; all the dishes are without defects, one dish with very slight rubbing. See one of the three shell-shaped dishes (see image #10 and look closely at the inner line of gilt on the lower dish).
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.
Pair Antique English Porcelain Dishes Made by Coalport, Circa 1825$430.00
This pair of dishes were hand-painted at Coalport in England in the early 19th century. The colors are fabulous; we see pink, purple, orange, blue, green, yellow, and turquoise. Flowers are everywhere; beautiful roses, forget-me-nots, chrysanthemums, a single tulip, and other flowers fill the dishes. The dishes were made circa 1825, but the flowers are painted in a style developed in the early 18th century at Meissen in Germany.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter x .8″ height
Condition: Excellent. One dish with a small .5″ original firing defect on the underside
Set 16 Antique Porcelain Armorial Dinner Plates Burgundy Borders England 1870$1,200.00
Copeland made this set of sixteen excellent armorial dinner plates in England circa 1870. The plates feature deep burgundy-colored borders and a boar’s head armorial with crest, escutcheon, and motto. There are golden tassels where the border meets the white porcelain and dots and stars of gold decorating the border.
The plates measure a generous 10″ in diameter.
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).
The Collection of Mario Buatta Miles Mason Porcelain Cup and Saucer$220.00
Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved beautiful objects from the English Regency period. Miles Mason made this cup and saucer in England circa 1805. It is hand-painted with delicate and beautiful golden leaves and acorns. The combination of soft gilding and very fine thin red lines make the decoration of this cup and saucer unique. This was once part of a more extensive tea set. We don’t know if Mario purchased it as a single piece or as part of a set.
Dimensions: 5.25″ diameter of the saucer x 2.75″ tall
Pair English Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1810$340.00
This pair of charming, simple, and colorful porcelain saucers are decorated with pretty roses. The pair was made in England circa 1810. The saucers are a lovely pop of color. Their symbolic meaning is quite remarkable. Traditionally the deep pink roses convey appreciation, gratitude, and recognition. While the purple roses represent enchantment, splendor, and mystery. The color combination is especially inspiring.
Dimensions: 4.75″ diameter x 1.25″ height
Seven Antique Porcelain Botanical Cabinet Plates Made by Minton Circa 1825$5,600.00
Bardith has been in business for 58 years. The flowers on these cabinet plates are among the most beautiful we have ever owned. They are both flamboyant and natural. The plates were made and hand-painted at Minton, an English factory, in the early 19th century, circa 1825. Each plate displays a single fabulous botanical flower filling the center and stretching onto the border. Several plates show butterflies and other insects hovering around the flower. The edge of each dish is beautifully gilded.
This set consists of seven plates with the Minton mark and the names of each flower on the reverse: Iris Pallida, Tawny Day Lilly, Convolvulus Minor, Double Nasturtium, Eastern Poppy, Anemone, Rudbeckia
Diameter of the desserts: 8.9″
Antique English Porcelain Dish Hand Painted with Flowers 19th Century Circa 1830$340.00
The dish is hand-painted with perfect pink and purple roses and a fabulous orange eastern poppy. Around the center is a band of gilt. The border has impressed decoration of flowers and scrolling vines. It is an altogether lovely decoration. Coalport made the dish circa 1830, with a Coalport mark on the reverse (see the last image).
Dimensions: 8.5″ x .75 height
Condition: Excellent with the very slightest rubbing to the enamels
Minton Platter England Mid-19th Century Decorated Roses Pansies Forget Me Not$360.00
This is the perfect serving platter for cool drinks in the garden on a summer’s day.
Made by Minton circa 1840, the platter shows delicate roses, forget me knot, and pansies scattered about. The roses are a lovely pink, the pansies the expected yellow and purple, and the forget me not blue with a touch of yellow at the center. The flowers are enhanced by the green leaves surrounding them and the beautiful gilded border filled with flowers and scrolling vines. On the reverse is Minton’s pattern number 9874, written in iron red (it is barely visible in image #10).
Dimensions: 15″ x 12″ x 1.5″ height
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
Set Fourteen Coalport Money Tree Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted England C-1820$5,600.00
We are proud to offer this set of fourteen Coalport Money Tree pattern plates. This fabulous Coalport pattern is also known as the Rock and Tree pattern. It is one of the very best of the Regency period porcelain patterns. The color combinations are magnificent. Cobalt blue, iron red, and gold are the main colors. Green and orange highlights bring the deep reds and blues to life. The dishes were hand-painted in England, circa 1820. The pattern shows a fenced garden, peonies, and a willow tree with golden branches. English patterns like this were inspired by Japanese Imari designs, which were very popular in Europe during the Regency Period. However, English porcelain is whiter than Japanese porcelain. The result is that the colors seem brighter and livelier when contrasted with the white ground.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter
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
Victorian Watercolor Portrait “Scandalous” Lady Painted by M King Signed Dated 1829$730.00
The hand-written notes on the back of this miniature watercolor tell what was at the time a scandalous story.
The portrait is of Hanah Tichbon. The inscription reads in part, “went to the races…, “ran away from Sheffets…” and later ran away in London.” Portraits in the Victorian period were done to present public identities. On the back of this portrait, we have a hand-written inscription that provides insight into the private life of the sitter. It is an intriguing and seemingly sad story of a young woman’s life which is literally hidden behind her portrait.
At this time in England, if a married woman was unhappy with her situation, there was, almost without exception, nothing she could do about it. Except in extremely rare cases, a woman could not obtain a divorce and, until 1891, if she ran away from an intolerable marriage, the police could capture and return her. All this was sanctioned by church, law, custom, history, and approved of by Victorian society in general. The story this portrait and inscription tell is a genuine piece of history.
In the portrait, Hanah wears white with a gold chain and cross around her neck. She holds a book, quite probably a Bible. The image infers that our sitter is a proper young lady.
In reality, her life story was not anything like it appeared. This pencil and watercolor portrait was done on card. Written on the back of the painted card is: “Hanah Tichbon Alias Hanah Honsett born Sept 22nd 1809 Married Thomas Matcham on the 6 of Oct’br 1829 left him at Bath in Aug’st 1831 for six week… On Aug’st 2nd 1835 went to Brighton races and stayt 6 weeks. Oct’br 22nd 1837 ran away from Sheffets 8 month away July 22 1841 ran away in London and was found” Signed “Painted by Mr. King” and dated “1829”.
Pair New Hall Porcelain Hand Painted Dishes Made England Circa 1800$440.00
This pair of New Hall Porcelain dishes features fabulous hand-painted flowers. The colors and the artistry are exquisite.
The beautiful flowers are encircled with a thin line of gilt. The borders are decorated with impressed fruits and flowers. On each dish, the edge is trimmed in a purple “ribbon” that ends in a “bow.” Overall they are beautiful and sweet.
Dimensions: 8.75″ long x 8″ wide.
Condition: Excellent with several firing spots from when the glaze was thin in the firing.
Pair Wedgwood Black Basalt Urn Neoclassical Made in England Circa 1840$6,500.00
In the late 18th-century, Josiah Wedgwood and his partner Bentley designed the model for this pair of mid-9th century black basalt urns. This Wedgwood pair was made circa 1840.
The exquisite designs were inspired by original antiquities from vases in the collections amassed by 18th-century English collectors. The urns are decorated with neoclassical scenes of figures in oval medallions. The urns are decorated with garlands of laurel and four medallions depicting: Night, Day, The Dipping of Achilles, and Hope and Plenty. They are further embellished with floral festoons and rams head handles.
Dimensions: diameter: 7.5″ x 3.75″ across the base x 14″ tall
Pair Antique Armorial Porcelain Dishes with Armorial of Inglis Made circa 1830$400.00
We are pleased to offer The arms of Inglis on a pair of lovely antique armorial porcelain dishes. These stylized square antique dishes feature the crest of the Inglis family of Scotland. While the armorial is the main feature of the plate, it is further decorated with a double chain along the border, giving greater focus to the armorial and the beautiful bouquet in the center.
The motto, “Recte faciendo securus,” translates to “[there is] safety in acting justly!
Pair Antique Spode Oval Shaped Dishes Decorated with Waterlilies England C-1825$540.00
The most exceptional aspect of this pair of dishes is the fabulous gilding lavished over the cobalt borders. As a less prominent feature, the gilding carries throughout the decoration. The bright gold combined with the unexpected use of purple with turquoise and green makes this a stunning pair of dishes. The gilt and exquisite colors jump from the clean white ground of the pearled creamware.
Dimensions: 11″ long x 7.75″ wide x 2.25″ deep
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
Four Antique English Porcelain Shell Shaped Dishes Made Circa 1810$920.00
WHY WE LOVE IT: The founder of Bardith, Edith Wolf, always said, “Miles Mason never made a piece of porcelain that wasn’t beautiful.”
This group of four shell-shaped dishes was made in the Regency period, circa 1810. Like many of Miles Mason’s best designs, this pattern has flair. It is one of his finest patterns. The two pairs of dishes are fully painted with pink and orange flowers with green leaves. The unexpected combination of pink with orange highlighted with green makes this a gorgeous pattern.
Placed in a cabinet or on a wall, these dishes will make an entire room come alive.
Dimensions: 8.5″ tall x 8″ wide
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
Glass Wedding Bell Blue with White Stripes Made England, Circa 1840$760.00
This handmade blown glass wedding bell was made in England at the Nailsea Glassworks, circa 1840. It has exquisite deep blue coloring with a crisp line of white glass wrapped around it (see images #2 and #5). The blue and white opaque twist in the handle was created with threads of blue and white glass pulled up and twisted in the interior of the handle as the glass was blown (see images #3 and #6). The bell has its original glass clapper which is quite rare (see image #4).
Dimensions: 11″ in height x 5″ in diameter across the base
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
Newhall Boy in the Window Pattern Bowl, England, Circa 1810$480.00
This 6″ diameter bowl is a small gem. Decorated with New Hall’s beautiful boy in the window pattern it was made circa 1810. The boy in the window pattern is English chinoiserie at its most lovely. This colorful bowl shows a young boy standing at the window of his home looking out at two friends. The boys are watched over by his mother or governess.
Dimensions: 6″ in diameter x 2.75″ tall
Set Ten Neoclassical Plates w/ Acanthus Leaf Decoration Copeland Spode England$1,220.00
This set of ten neoclassical plates was made for dessert or salad. They measure 8.5″ in diameter. The plates are decorated with a simple, elegant acanthus leaf design painted in burnt orange, light orange, and gold. Acanthus leaves form the medallion at the center and a wreath along the border of each plate. The plates were made in England in the mid-20th century circa 1960 and retailed by the premiere 20th century London porcelain shop, T Goode & Co. Ltd. The Copeland Spode stamp on the back of each plate shows that the plates were made between 1960-1963.
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.
Large Pierced Creamware Charger by Leeds Pottery 18th Century England c-1785$2,100.00
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
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.
Background of Mochaware: Mochaware pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with bands of colored slip applied to buff-colored or white bodies
Early Derby Porcelain Coffee Can att. to George Robertson, circa 1795$3,200.00
A green-ground porcelain coffee can made by the Derby Porcelain Factory circa 1795. This green-ground coffee can is a fine example of early Derby porcelain. The shipwreck scene, titled on the bottom “A Shipwreck after a Storm” in hand-written script, is attributed to the painter George Robertson. The gilding, executed by Joseph Stables, remains in pristine condition.
Condition: Excellent. Small rim chip measuring 0.4 cm with associated in-painting of gilt.
Dimensions: 2 1/2 in. H x 2 7/8 in. Dm (6.4 cm H x 6.9 cm Dm)
Private English collection
Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, 4/30/2009, lot 106
Thence by family descent
19th Century Minton Ornithological Porcelain Dessert Service$2,900.00
A partial dessert service by Minton, hand-painted with ornithological scenes after designs by Joseph Smith. The service comprises two small compotes and four dessert dishes.
This Minton dessert service is a stunning example of English porcelain craftsmanship. Intricate apple-green lattice designs are enhanced with gilding. The compotes’ feet and dishes’ rims are reticulated, further contributing to the set’s delicacy. The reticulated shape is known as the “Devon” shape. The most special feature of this service, however, are the meticulously rendered (and labeled) ornithological scenes, which point to a 19th-century spirit of scientific classification. One dish features the impressed wheel date mark for 1872.
Compotes – 6 1/2 in. Dm x 4 1/2 in. H (11.8 cm H x 16 cm D)
Dishes – 9 1/4 in. Dm x 3/4 in. H (2 cm H x 23 cm D)
Condition: Excellent. Some light staining to the body of one plate.
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).
Pair of Chamberlains Worcester English Porcelain Armorial Dishes$1,400.00
A pair of English porcelain soup dishes made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1825.
Made circa 1825, this pair of porcelain soup dishes is an excellent example of the stunning quality and artistry for which Chamberlains Worcester is known. Gorgeous, hand-painted flowers appear against a baby blue ground, with spectacular ornamental gilding throughout. The plates’ central crest and monogram indicate that they were made for John Paine Tudway, Member of Parliament for Wells, Somerset, providing us with a rare opportunity of original provenance.
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. Dm x 2 in. H (24 cm Dm x 4.8 cm H)
Condition: Excellent. Very minor wear to gilding. Some areas of light stacking wear in the bowls.
Provenance: John Paine Tudway, The Cedars, Wells, Somerset
References: Fairbairn, James. Book of Crests of the Great Families of Great Britain and Ireland. 4th ed., rev. and enl. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1905.
Set of 11 Early Spode Ironstone Imari Dessert Dishes Made circa 1815$1,650.00
A set of 11 Imari style ironstone dessert dishes, made by Spode circa 1815.
Josiah Spode II began producing stone china in 1813 as an alternative to porcelain. Stone china, also known as ironstone due to its hard and durable fabric, became famous for its porcelain-like greyish blue glaze and glassy surface. So popular was this new medium that Queen Charlotte purchased her own stone china service from Spode’s Portugal Street showroom. These dessert dishes are early examples of Spode Stone China; in 1822 the company introduced an improved body marketed as “New Stone,” and thereafter items were branded as such.
Dishes are marked with pattern number 2283 in iron red and feature the printed Spode Stone China mark in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 8 in. Dm x 1/2 in. H (20.3 cm Dm x 1.4 cm H)
Condition: Excellent overall. Light wear to some enamels and gilding on dishes commensurate with age and use. The plates with the least and most amounts of wear are pictured.
Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Regency Punch Bowl$4,000.00
An early Spode Regency style punch bowl made circa 1810 and decorated in an Imari palette of deep blue, iron red, light peach, green with gilt details. The bowl features beautifully hand-painted floral decorations and an early Spode mark with the pattern number 1645 hand-painted on the base in iron red.
Condition: Very good. Light scratching in well of the bowl from original use.
Dimensions: 4 3/4 in H x 11 in D (12 cm H x 28.3 cm D)
References: Smithsonian, National Museum of American History, 225282.
Pair Worcester Porcelain Pink and Gold Dinner Plates England circa 1820$420.00
The sweetness of the beautiful pink band is tempered by the brown leaves and berries and the gilded vines surrounding it. The bright white porcelain allows the pink enamels and the gilding to stand out. Flight Barr Barr Worcester made these fine quality dinner dishes in the Regency style circa 1820. The gilded edge line and gadrooned edge add excitement to this Regency period design.
Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter 1″ height
Each dish is marked on the underside with FBB under an impressed crown showing that Flight Barr Barr were suppliers to their Majesties the King and Queen of Great Britain.
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”.
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.
Set of Five Antique Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, England, Circa 1830$1,100.00
This set of five Coalport Porcelain dinner dishes was made in England circa 1830. In the center of each one is a bouquet of exquisite hand-painted flowers. The close-up images show the exceptional flower painting. A wide green and white dotted border encircles the center. It has three glided panels, each with a single hand-painted flower.
Dimensions: 10″ diameter
Condition: One plate with fine knife marks to the enamels (see image #8) Price: $1100 for the set of five.
Two Pairs of Derby Porcelain Shaped Dishes Hand-Painted England, Circa 1810$800.00
This group of four Derby Porcelain dishes was hand-painted in England circa 1810. An exquisite design of curling feathers and neoclassical objects decorates the borders. The color combinations are what makes these dishes so wonderful, red shading into orange and purple with touches of both dark and light blue, mix with exquisite golden gilding. The bright white porcelain makes the bold colors stand out even more. Lobed edges add interest to these sophisticated and beautifully shaped dishes. The reverse of the dishes with the Derby Porcelain mark in use from 1780 to 1823.
Dimensions: The shell shapes:10″ x 9.5″, the oval shapes 12″ x 9.5″
Pair of Imari Saucers in the “King’s” Pattern Made in England, Circa 1820$300.00
Derby made this pair of “King’s” pattern imari saucers circa 1820. They are hand-painted in the Imari colors of cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold overlay with green, light blue, and true red accents on a white porcelain ground. The border shows a series of panels with geometric designs alternating with flowers on a cobalt blue ground.
Dimensions: 5.75″ diameter
Blue and White and Gold Dish Made in England by Spode, Circa 1820$420.00
This exquisite Regency period dish is painted in underglaze deep blue cobalt. Because the porcelain is translucent the intensity of the blue varies in the light. The blue ground is decorated with golden leaves and white peonies and daisies. The design is so well done that we can almost feel the texture of white flowers. The vibrant cobalt blue and the lavish gilt are as stunning today as they were 200 years ago.
Dimensions: diameter 8.25″ x 1.5″ height
Worcester Armorial Cake Plate Hand-Painted w Crest & Motto “Steadfast in Honour”$860.00
This large George IV armorial cake plate was made in the Flight Barr and Barr Worcester factory circa 1820.
The plate was made to serve cakes and other sweets. The colors are exquisite. A ring of hand-painted flowers fills the border encircling the crest and motto at the center of the plate.
The plate has wonderful provenance and motto.
In the center of the plate is the coat of arms of the Family of Colegrave. Its motto: Fidei Constans [Steadfast in Honour]
Given the date of the manufacture of this plate, it undoubtedly formed part of a more extensive suite of porcelain that was commissioned from Flight Barr and Barr Worcester by William Colegrave (born 24th February 1788 of Downsell Hall and Cann Hall in the County of Essex). William became the eventual heir to his uncle, John Manby.
He then assumed the surname and arms of Colegrave by Royal Licence dated 16th February 1819.
The arms may be blazoned as follows:
Crest: An ostrich feather erect azure and two arrows in saltire Or
barbed and flighted argent banded by mural crown gules
Dimensions: The plate is raised 1.5″ off the table. The diameter is 11.5″.
Pair of Antique English Porcelain Dishes Decorated with Flowers England c-1830$320.00
A pair of Antique English porcelain dishes hand-painted with beautiful pink peonies and other flowers was made in England circa 1830. Placed by the front door this pair of dishes would give you and anyone walking into your home a cheerful greeting every time. If not at the front door these lively dishes would brighten any room in the house.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.5″
Antique Blue and Gold Pair of English Porcelain Dishes Regency Period, c-1790$480.00
This pair of English late 18th-century porcelain dishes is hand-painted in blue and gold with geometric and floral patterns on the border. The gold is the thing with this pair of dishes. It is fabulous! The gold-work jumps off the porcelain-especially the gold dots inside the blue enamel painting and the gilded vine curling around the blue line.
Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter
Hand-Painted Antique Blue & Gold English Porcelain Dish 18th Century c-1780$380.00
This exquisite late 18th-century dish features several elements that make it so full of life. First is the splendid hand-painted goldwork. This gilding enlivens the dish with its hand-painted golden vines, leaves, and edge. Additionally, the lovely fluting across the entire wide rim makes the design dance in the light. The delicate blue flowers coupled with the six blue lines add to the dishes’ beautiful sense of movement. The underside of the dish is marked with the Caughley “S” mark (For Salopian)
Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear to the gilt
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