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Pair Red Chrysanthemum Coalport Porcelain Teapot Stands England Circa 1810$720.00
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
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.
Minton Platter England Mid-19th Century Decorated Roses Pansies Forget Me Not$560.00
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
Large Blue and White Greek Platter England circa 1810 Neoclassical Decoration$2,600.00
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
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)
Wedgwood Creamware Platter or Charger 18th Century Made in England Circa 1785$365.00
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”.
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″.
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