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Pair Blue and White Chinoiserie Porcelain Saucers 18th Century England Ca-1785$265.00
This pair of blue and white porcelain saucers was made by Caughley in England circa 1785.
Painted in underglaze blue, they show a lovely chinoiserie scene of a mother and son in a lush garden with flowering trees and several large vases.
The blue line around the edge of each saucer frames and enhances the scene.
The underside of each saucer has the Caughley crescent mark in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 5″ diameter
Cup and Saucer 18th Century English Porcelain Caughley Circle ca 1785$285.00
This lovely 18th-century porcelain tea bowl and saucer were made by Caughley Porcelain in England circa 1785.
The style is neoclassical: both the cup and saucer show a gilded star at the center and rings of decoration, combining deep blue enamel and lavish gilding.
Rings of floral decoration alternate with rings of geometric design.
The effect is magnificent!
Both pieces have Caughley underglaze blue marks on the underside.
The cup is marked with the Caughley “S,” and the saucer is marked with the Caughley “C.”
Dimensions: The cup 2.25″ tall x 3.65″ diameter, the saucer 5.5″ diameter x 1″ tall
Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the outer rim of the saucer.
Pair Bohemian Glass Saucers Hand -Blown Circa 1860$235.00
Hand blown circa 1860 this pair of Bohemian Glass saucers are little gems! .
We see a long-tailed songbird standing on rockwork, tilting his head up to sing his song out into the sky.
Around him are red leafy plants, and above is a blue sky all painted on milk-white translucent Bohemian Glass.
The center is encircled by a red band of geometric pattern.
The wide border shows three groups of flowers painted blue, red, purple, and gold.
The overall effect is charming!
The underside of each saucer shows a pontil mark where it was separated from the glass-blowing tool.
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
Set Ten Antique Derby Cobalt Blue Dinner Plates England Circa 1825-30$880.00
Each plate in this set of ten Derby dinner plates is decorated with exquisite hand painted flowers.
In the center of each plate, we see a loose bouquet of flowers, including a pink rose, purple and yellow auricula,
blue forget-me-nots, orange and yellow chrysanthemums, and a profusion of green leaves.
The borders have three cartouches, each with a lovely spray of flowers.
The deep cobalt blue is beautifully decorated with gilded floral forms.
Small gilded dashes enliven the white edge.
The plates are marked on the underside with the Derby crown in underglaze iron red.
Dimensions: 10″ diameter x 1″ tall
Condition: slight rubbing to the gilt and slight craquelure to the glazing
Pair Antique Porcelain Oval Dishes Regency Period Hand Painted England Ca-1820$430.00
This pair of brightly colored oval dishes are each decorated in the center with an exquisite rose hand painted in pink with green leaves. Around it are six pairs of smaller red flowers, also shown with their green leaves. The lively borders are filled with purple , blue, and yellow flowers, and lavish floral gilding.
The colorful borders accentuate the shape of the oval dishes.
The beauty of the center roses and the border bursting with color make this a classic example of English Regency Period porcelain.
Dimensions: 10.5″ x 8″
Condition: Excellent with the very slightest wear to the gilded outline.
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
Staffordshire Porcelain Pitcher England Circa 1830$285.00
This simple, charming Staffordshire porcelain pitcher is perfect for flowers.
Made in England circa 1830, the pitcher has a beautiful hand painted bouquet on the front.
We see colors of pink, light blue, yellow, purple, orange, and two tones of green on the leaves.
Three horizontal gilt bands define the base, neck, and top of the pitcher.
The handle has an embossed decoration of leaves on the vine.
Dimensions: 6.75″ tall x 6.5″ from the end of spout to end of handle x 4.75″ diameter at the widest point and 3″ diameter across the base
Condition: Very good, with slight wear to the painted enamels (see close-up images). The porcelain and gilding are perfect.
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
Watercolor Painting Portrait of a Young Girl with Roses$435.00
This lovely watercolor portrait shows a young girl holding a rose in one hand with a basket of flowers on her other arm. She is wearing an attractive Victorian period dress with a diamond pattern in two shades of blue. The off-the-shoulder neckline displays her picture-perfect shoulder-length wavy hair. By her dress and hairstyle, this portrait can be dated to the 1820s-1840s since beginning in the 1850’s watercolor portrait paintings were replaced mainly by photographic images. The image is framed in maple wood with an inner border of parcel gilt
Dimensions: 9.5″ tall x 8.5″ wide x 1″ deep
Condition: Generally excellent, with minor cosmetic wear to the parcel gilding on the frame.
Dozen Antique Porcelain Dessert Plates Grisaille & Gold England, circa 1835$865.00
This set of a dozen Minton dessert plates was made in England circa 1835. The beautiful grisaille decoration shows a center bouquet of lovely roses and morning glory and along the border, three bouquets of chrysanthemums, daisies, and roses.
Dimensions: 7.35″ diameter x 1″ height
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.
Silk Needlework Picture Showing Shepherdess and Her Flock, England, circa 1840$245.00
The shepherdess is lovely. She is seated near her flock under the shade of a leafy tree, wearing a green and white dress and a hat with red trim. Nearby we see a house with a fence.
The frame is later.
Dimensions: 12.75″ height x 11″ wide x 1″ deep
Condition: The silk is faded.
3 Small Watercolor Portraits of Little Girls, England, circa 1840$635.00
Three hand painted watercolor portraits of little girls. These watercolor portraits each capture that girl’s unique personality and expression. Painted by skilled portrait artists of the mid-19th-century English School, they exemplify the traditional style of the era, with backgrounds that focus the viewer’s attention solely on the children. Each portrait captures small nuances of the subject’s clothing, features, and demeanor. By their dress and hairstyles, these portraits can be dated to the 1820s-1840s since beginning in the 1850’s watercolor portrait paintings were replaced mainly by photographic images. The paintings are framed in original period wood frames with an inner edge of parcel gilt. In the painting on the left, Maria Corbetta wears a baby’s bonnet; she sits on a pillow and holds a kitten. Inscribed in ink on the back, “Maria Corbetta at 22 months July 1827. Calais Fr. The second watercolor has an illegible inscription on the back, and the third has none.
Dimensions of the three paintings: 10.5″ x 8.5″ and 9.5″ x 8 and 10.25″ x 9”
Condition: Condition: Despite their age, the portraits remain remarkably good, with only slight fading and toning to the paper and minor wear to the frames, adding to their charm and character.
Antique Wine Cooler Spode Porcelain, England, circa 1830$630.00
Originally made as a wine cooler, today, it could be placed in a dining room or living room as a wine cooler or on a fireplace mantel filled with violets or any flowering plant.
Dimensions: 7.5 in Height x 8.75 in Width x 5.75 in Depth
Set of Eleven Large Creamware Soup Dishes Made by Spode England Circa 1820$1,230.00
This elegant set of eleven large creamware soup dishes from Spode, circa 1820, is a beautiful example of English neoclassical style. The acanthus leaf border, painted with bright enamels with each leaf divided down the middle, painted half green and half black, adds a touch of charm to the design. Each dish measures an impressive 9.75″ in diameter and 1.5″ deep, making them perfect for serving delicious soups and stews. The excellent condition of these dishes adds to their allure. Dimensions: 9.75″ in diameter x 1.5″ deep Condition: Excellent Price: $1,230
Imari Plates Dinner Service for Twelve with Dinner, Salad and Bread & Butter England Circa 1810$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.
Made in England circa 1810, 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″.
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.
Hand Crafted Cork Work Diorama with English Castle made Mid 19th Century$430.00
This mid 19th century cork work shows a romantic scene of an ancient castle in a charming diorama. The castle is perched atop a promontory overlooking a river, complete with forested terrain and a tiny sailboat for scale. The artist’s intricate cutting and piercing of the cork showcase their exceptional craftsmanship.
The cream-colored mat beautifully complements the soft colors of the cork.
The frame and mat are 20th century.
This cork work is a testament to the enduring appeal of English castles, dating back to the Norman invasion of 1066.
Dimensions: The oval corkwork measures 8.5″ x 6.5″
The frame measures 16″ wide x 14.75″ height x 1″ deep
Pair Silk Needleworks Showing Ruins of Tintern Abbey and an English Castle$335.00
A pair of silk on canvas romantic scenes, one of Tintern Abbey the other of a ruined English castle (most likely Conway Castle in Wales).
Made circa 1860, the design and colors of both silkworks are quiet and restrained, creating a contemplative mood.
Tintern Abbey is a ruined monastery in the Wye Valley of Wales. It is the second-oldest monastery in
Britain. Dissolved in 1563, it fell into ruin and later became a tourist attraction in the Romantic period of the late 18th century. The scenery around the Abbey is charming.
The poem, commonly known as “Tintern Abbey”*, was written by the British Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
Dimensions: 14″ wide x 12″ height and 14″ wide x 11.75” height
Condition: Very Good with very slight wear consistent with age and use. The paper on the back of one has a tear that is taped (see image).
*The full name of the poem is “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798.”
Antique Hand Painted Portrait Young Girl England C-1840$540.00
This lovely portrait of young Mary Jane Cotteril was made in England circa 1840. Her pose is straightforward, and her hair, styled in elegant ringlets, frames her youthful face, adding a touch of innocence and charm.
The portrait captures small nuances of Mary Jane’s clothing, features, and demeanor.
The reddish-purple hue of her dress complements her fair complexion, highlighting her beauty and grace. In addition, including her shadow adds depth and dimension to the piece, bringing the subject to life.
By her dress and hairstyle, this portrait can be dated to the 1840s since beginning in the 1850’s watercolor portrait paintings were replaced mainly by photographic images.
The painting is framed in an original period wood frame with an inner edge of parcel gilt.
Dimensions: 13.5″ in height and 11.5″ in width with a depth of 1″.
Condition: Although the parcel gilt on the inner frame shows light wear, this only adds to the charm and character of the piece.
Watercolor Painting of Two Young Ladies Walking Home$520.00
A skilled English painter from the mid-19th century painted this lovely pair of watercolors.
They exemplify the traditional style of the era, with light and airy backgrounds that focus the viewer’s attention on the two women.
Each painting captures small nuances of the subject’s clothing, features, and demeanor.
By the dress and hairstyles, of the ladies, these two paintings can be dated to the 1840s.
Both paintings are framed in original period wood frames.
Condition: Despite their age, the paintings remain in remarkably good condition, with only slight fading and toning to the paper, adding to their charm and character.
Dimensions: 12.5 height x 9.5″ wide x 1.25″ deep.
Hand-Crafted Corkwork Showing a Romantic View of an English Castle$530.00
This hand crafted cork work shows a romantic scene of an ancient castle in a charming diorama. The castle is perched atop a promontory overlooking a river, complete with forested terrain and a tiny swan. The artist’s intricate cutting and piercing of the cork showcase their exceptional craftsmanship.
The cream-colored mat beautifully complements the soft colors of the cork.
The cork work is mid-19th century, and the frame and mat are 20th century.
This cork work is a testament to the enduring appeal of English castles, dating back to the Norman invasion of 1066.
Dimensions: 23″ wide x 19″ height x 2″ deep
Condition: The work is in excellent condition. The back with tape (see image).
Pair Hand Crafted Corkwork Dioramas with Scenes of English Castles Circa 1840$780.00
This pair of mid-19th century English corkworks showcases the intricate cutting and piercing of the cork demonstrating the artist’s excellent craftsmanship.
Each diorama features a romantic scene of a castle perched atop a rocky promontory overlooking a river.
The cream-colored mats and the golden frames complement the soft colors of the cork.
One of the works boasts a lovely oval-shaped cork frame, adding to its allure.
This pair is a testament to the majesty of castles, with their origins dating back to Anglo-Saxon burhs in 9th-century Wessex.
Overall, these corkworks are an impressive display of hand crafted decorative art.
Dimensions: 14.25″ wide x 12.75″ height x 1.5″ deep
Condition: VERY GOOD. The painted frame is repainted
Needlework Biblical Scene Moses Drawn From The River Nile England Circa 1840$620.00
The Bible story of baby Moses drawn from the River Nile made with silkwork and chenille.
Moses is gently taken from a basket made of reeds while his sister Miriam watches over him.
The women’s dresses are Victorian in style. The colors are lovely.
The scene shows a tender moment in the Bible.
The work is framed under glass with black eglomisé.
Dimensions: 21.25″ x 18″ wide x1.5″ deep
Condition: Very good; the silkwork is in very good to excellent condition. The eglomisé is original. The golden wood frame is later.
Large Corkwork with Romantic View of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight$570.00
This hand-crafted cork work shows a romantic scene of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight
in a charming diorama.
The castle is perched atop a mountain complete with a long protective wall and an open gate.
The artist’s intricate cutting and piercing of the cork showcase their exceptional craftsmanship.
The maple frame with the inner border of parcel gilt is original to the 19th century.
This cork work is a testament to the enduring appeal of stone castles, dating back to the 11th century.
Dimensions: The frame measures 21.75″ wide x 17.75″ height x 2″ deep
Condition: Very Good with slight wear consistent with age and use
Pink Roses Hand Painted on Antique Porcelain Dish England Circa 1810 by New Hall
British Sailor’s Large Woolwork Woolie of a Sailing Ship$1,400.00
This large 19th century sailor’s Woolie of a British line-of-battle ship, circa 1840is
is hand embroidered with woolen yarn. It depicts a British naval ship under full sail with canon showing and flying the British Royal Naval Ensign.
The ship has good detail, set against a subtle pastel sea-green ocean.
The maple frame, with an inner border of parcel gilding, is in very good condition.
The British Royal Naval Ensign is the flag of the White Squadron, commissioned at the beginning of the nineteenth century. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the Royal Navy was divided into three squadrons: the red, the white, and the blue to improve command and control of the Royal Navy. The variation of the flag was commissioned after the union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 and featured the new Union Jack with the Saint Patrick’s Cross in the first quarter and the red cross on a white background.
Dimensions: 31 wide x 22.5″ height x 1 depth
Condition: The woolie is in very good condition, mounted in its original maple frame with a gilded inner frame. Wear consistent with age and use—minor fading.
4 Portrait Paintings of Young Girls Circa 1840 England Before Photography$1,100.00
These watercolor portraits of four little girls each capture that girl’s unique personality and expression.
Painted by skilled portrait artists of the mid-19th-century English School, they exemplify the traditional style of the era, with light and airy backgrounds that focus the viewer’s attention solely on the children.
Each portrait captures small nuances of the subject’s clothing, features, and demeanor.
By their dress and hairstyles, these portraits can be dated to the 1840s especially since beginning in the 1850’s watercolor portrait paintings were mostly replaced by photographic images.
The paintings are framed in original period maple frames with an inner edge of parcel gilt.
Condition: Despite their age, the portraits remain remarkably good, with only slight fading and toning to the paper and minor wear to the frames, adding to their charm and character.
Dimensions of the largest: 12.85 height x 11″ wide x 1.5″ deep.
Dimensions of the smallest: 12″ x 10.5″ wide x 1.5 deep
Watercolor Painting of a Young Girl England Mid 19th Century$780.00
Made circa 1840, this English watercolor painting on paper shows a charming young girl in a plaid dress.
Her hair is cut short with curls all around. Her dress is colored blue and grey with fine red lines.
The style of her dress and hair are typical of the period.
She stands on a patterned floor typical of English interiors in the mid-19th century.
She holds a bouquet of roses.
Watercolor portraits like this were popular in England in the first half of the 19th century. By 1850 they were replaced in large part by photographic portraits.
The maple veneer frame is original. The frame and the painting are in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 13″ x 11″ in the frame
Condition: The excellent condition of both the painting and its original frame is rare.
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
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.
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.”
Dozen Antique Porcelain Soup Dishes Large Minton England, circa 1860$780.00
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
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.
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
Pair of 18th Century English Creamware Dishes With Silver Form Edge$480.00
This pair of 18th-century English creamware dishes were made in the style of silver dishes of the period. This elegant neoclassical style is known as the “silver edge.” The borders are gently lobed, have lovely raised edges, and are divided into six panels.
Dimensions: 7.5″ diameter x 1″ tall
18th Century Creamware Pepper Shaker England Circa 1780$280.00
This 18th Century creamware pepper shaker was made in either Yorkshire or Staffordshire, England circa 1780.
It has a simple, elegant form and a lovely creamy color.
Dimensions: 5″ tall x 2″ diameter at the widest point
Condition: Very good with light craquelure to the pierced top.
18th Century Creamware Dish Made England Circa 1785$330.00
This is a beautiful creamware dish with a feather edge design, pierced diamonds and dots, and tiny pearls along the inner edge of the border. The cavetto is fluted. The overall effect is lovely. The dish is described in Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, by Peter Walton, on page 144, Ill 573, where he describes this dish as “Circular, with moulded borders, the walls of the central recess fluted, the rim pierced with a band of openwork pattern.” Made in “Staffordshire or Yorkshire 1780s-1790s”.
Dimensions: 8″ diameter x .5″ height
Pair Wedgwood Creamware Baskets Early 19th Century England Circa 1820$1,530.00
Made in Stoke on Trent, England, circa 1820, this pair of Wedgwood creamware baskets and stands has beautiful proportions decorated with neoclassical designs. The baskets and stands have matching arcades. The baskets rise from a spreading base. Above that are bands of impressed decoration. We see loops that imitate the texture of 18th-century English reeded grass or wood baskets. The baskets are further decorated with a lovely band of “pearls.” The stands are decorated with impressed basketweave decoration that radiates from a center medallion out to the arcade.
The underside of each basket with impressed “WEDGWOOD” mark and a paper label for the antique pottery dealer Earl Vandekar.
Dimensions: basket 10″ long x 6″ wide x 5″ to top of handle stand 10.25″ long x 8.5″ wide
18th Century Small Pierced Creamware Dish England Circa 1785$285.00
This 18th-century creamware plate was made in Staffordshire, England, circa 1785. It is a little gem with beautiful piercings on the border and angled fluting in the cavetto. The hand piercings are in the shape of diamonds, stars, and hearts. The fluting in the cavetto adds visual interest as light plays across the fluting.
Dimensions: 6″ in diameter x .5″ deep
Condition: Excellent with minimal defects due to impurities in the clay when the plate was fired.
18th Century Pierced Creamware Dish England Circa 1780$560.00
The border of this 18th-century creamware dish has exquisite piercings in the form of diamonds, dots, and hearts. The piercings were done by hand. Along the rim beyond the piercings is a band of impressed tiny “pearls.” The overall effect is lovely!
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x .75″ height
Condition: Excellent with a small spot on the edge where the glaze didn’t take when the piece was fired (see images).
Wedgwood 18th Century Pierced Creamware with Painted Decoration England C-1785$580.00
This Wedgwood pierced creamware dish was made at the Wedgwood factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1785. The elegant piercings are hand-made. The cavetto is decorated with a band of eye-catching red up-down squiggles. The edge of the plate is decorated with a thin band of brown slip. The overall effect is exquisite! This plate is one of my favorites.
On the underside is the impressed mark “WEDGWOOD.”
Dimensions: 9″ in diameter
Pair Wedgwood Pierced Creamware Dishes England Early 19th Century Circa 1810$760.00
Wedgwood decorated this pair of pierced creamware dishes with a lovely band of hand-painted pansies around the border. The brightly colored flowers add a charming touch to the dishes. The beautiful piercings have practical use; they were made to allow water to drain from the dishes when they were filled with cooked vegetables. At the top edge, a thin black line accentuates the diamond-shaped form.
Dimensions: 11.25″ x 9.25″ x 2.5″ tall
Two 18th Century Pierced Creamware Dishes Oval Shaped Made England Circa 1785$770.00
Both of these creamware dishes have beautiful piercings in the form of hearts, dots, and diamonds. Made in eighteenth-century England circa 1785, they have lovely impressed neoclassical decoration on the border. The main image shows that the lower dish has a “Silver Edge” and the upper dish has a “Feather Edge.” The upper dish also has a pair of female portraits, and both dishes have vine-form decoration.
Dimensions: the upper dish measures 10.5″ x 9″ x .75″ in height, and the lower dish measures 11″ x 9.75″ x .75″ in height
Condition: Excellent with some original light mineral staining on the edge of both dishes
Set of Four Wedgwood Arcaded Pearlware Oval Dishes England Circa 1840$480.00
This set of four Wedgwood pearlware dishes has a lovely impressed basketweave design, an elegant arcaded edge, with thin lines of blue and green outlining the arcaded edge. The center is delineated by red markings and a thin blue line that echoes the oval shape of each dish.
Dimensions: 10″ long x 8.5″ wide x 1.25″ tall
Pair Arcaded Creamware Dishes England Circa 1820$480.00
This pair of outstanding arcaded creamware dishes are decorated in the cavetto with lovely sepia-colored grapevines with small grapes and large grape leaves. The border is decorated with an attractive impressed basketweave design, and the edge is arcaded. Thin bands of sepia outline the arcades and encircle the border, accentuating both.
Dimensions: 7.5″ in diameter x .75″ tall
18th Century Leeds Pottery Creamware Tureen Yorkshire, England Circa 1780$2,800.00
Leeds Pottery made this perfectly proportioned large 18th-century creamware tureen in Yorkshire, England, circa 1780. It is embellished with elegant rope handles that end in sprigged* wheat sheaf terminals. The beautiful cover is decorated with an elegant rope knop and delicate sprigged flowers and leaves. Three bands of crisply molded Feather Edge design encircle the body’s base and midline and the cover’s outer edge. The quality of the material and workmanship is equal to the work of the best porcelain factories of the period.
For an image and description, see Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds p.94, by Peter Walton where Walton states that the tureen has “Pale cream with a greenish-yellow glaze. Oval, four-lobed with bowed sides, spreading foot, moulded feather borders and a pair of double-terminals, the domed lid with a cord loop handle with straggling terminals of flowers, stems and leaves.”
Dimensions: 14″ across the handles x 10.25″ wide x 10.25″ tall
Condition: Excellent with one small chip on the inside flange professionally restored
Pair Dragons in Compartments Plates Chamberlains Worcester England Circa 1820$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.
Pair Silver Lustre Cups and Saucers Made England Circa 1830$285.00
This pair of silver lustre 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$800.00
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 spread on a table for use or on display in the right room. Dimensions:
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 measures 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$330.00
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
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$280.00
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$240.00
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$260.00
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 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
Four Antique English Porcelain Shell Shaped Dishes Made Circa 1810$620.00
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$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
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$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 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.
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