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  • Obelisk Hercules Wrestling Lion Pearled Creamware Pearlware England, Circa 1800

    $1,400.00

    This obelisk was made in England, circa 1800, at the height of the neoclassical period. The obelisk’s base is painted in a beautiful turquoise, centering a medallion showing Hercules wrestling the Lion of Nemea. This was the first of Hercules’ twelve labors. Narrow sculptural bands of acanthus leaves frame the turquoise. Acanthus is a symbol of immortality. Hercules’s success in seemingly impossible labors won him an immortal place amongst the gods. Hints of the original gilding around the medallion still show. The obelisk’s shaft is decorated with acanthus leaves.

    Dimensions: 11.75″ tall x 3.75″ deep x 3.75″ wide

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

  • 18th Century Creamware Pepper Shaker England Circa 1780

    $280.00

    This 18th Century creamware pepper shaker was made in either Yorkshire or Staffordshire, England circa 1780.

    It has a simple, elegant form and a lovely creamy color.

    Dimensions: 5″ tall x 2″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Very good with light craquelure to the pierced top.

  • 18th Century Leeds Creamware Tureen Made Circa 1780

    $2,600.00

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

    Dimensions:  12″ x 8″ x 8″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

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

    $320.00

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

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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Pierced Creamware Bowl and Stand Made England Circa 1820

    $1,280.00

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

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

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

    Condition: Excellent

  • A Leeds Pottery Creamware Centerpiece Made England Circa 1785

    $3,600.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

    $3,600.00

    Leeds Pottery made this perfectly proportioned large 18th-century creamware tureen in Yorkshire, England, circa 1780. It is embellished with elegant rope handles that end in sprigged* wheat sheaf terminals. The beautiful cover is decorated with an elegant rope knop and delicate sprigged flowers and leaves. Three bands of crisply molded Feather Edge design encircle the body’s base and midline and the cover’s outer edge. The quality of the material and workmanship is equal to the work of the best porcelain factories of the period.

    For an image and description, see Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds p.94, by Peter Walton where Walton states that the tureen has “Pale cream with a greenish-yellow glaze. Oval, four-lobed with bowed sides, spreading foot, moulded feather borders and a pair of double-terminals, the domed lid with a cord loop handle with straggling terminals of flowers, stems and leaves.”

    Dimensions: 14″ across the handles x 10.25″ wide x 10.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent with one small chip on the inside flange professionally restored

  • Creamware Heart Shaped Dish England Late 18th Century Made by Wedgwood and Co

    $240.00

    The first popular use of the heart shape as a symbol of love is often attributed to the importance of courtly romance in late-medieval life. At a time when chivalrous knights and damsels in distress made for romantic tales, tokens of love were deeply significant and very popular.
    This creamware heart-shaped dish was made in late 18th century England, circa 1790 by Wedgwood & Co.*
    The decoration is elegant: a floral swag of green, blue, and orange echoes the heart shape of the dish. The border is decorated with cobalt blue dots, accentuating the dish’s outline. At the center is a single small flower.
    With its warm creamware body and elegant decoration, this would also be a perfect “Hello” dish when placed near the front door of the home. It would also prove useful for holding keys and other small things.
    The underside of the dish is marked WEDGWOOD & Co.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ across x 7.5″ from point to top x 1.5″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with very small original firing defects in the creamware material, which can be seen when the images are enlarged.

  • 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)

    Condition: Excellent

  • Real Tennis Porcelain Figure Germany Circa 1820

    $460.00

    This figure of an elegant young nobleman ready to play Real Tennis was made of German (Saxony) hard-paste porcelain circa 1820. Real Tennis, a favorite pastime of King Henry The Eighth of England, is also known as the Sport of Kings* The young man holds his racquet in his right hand, looking out at the imagined court. In his left hand, he holds a ball, which he is about to drop to start play. His costume is elaborate. It includes a feathered hat and a cape.

    Dimensions: 6.25″ tall x 2.75″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent with a small firing flaw with original glaze in it on the bottom edge (see close-up image #7)

  • Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box or Sucrier Made England Circa 1820

    $280.00

    This lovely blue and white pearlware pottery sugar box is decorated with three beautiful patterns of leaves and berries. The body, the top edge around the cover, and the cover each have a similar but slightly different pattern. The edge of the sugar box has a precise machine-turned ridge which adds an exciting detail to the form. Made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820, the cobalt blue decoration was applied by hand using a stencil. Because the colors were applied by hand, each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.

    Dimensions: 5″ tall x 4.65″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent

    We have a similar sugar box available.

  • Pair Antique Spode Oval Shaped Dishes Decorated with Waterlilies England C-1825

    $540.00

    The most exceptional aspect of this pair of dishes is the fabulous gilding lavished over the cobalt borders. As a less prominent feature, the gilding carries throughout the decoration. The bright gold combined with the unexpected use of purple with turquoise and green makes this a stunning pair of dishes. The gilt and exquisite colors jump from the clean white ground of the pearled creamware.

    Dimensions: 11″ long x 7.75″ wide x 2.25″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Three First Period Worcester Brocade Pattern Dishes England circa 1775

    $3,480.00

    Known as the “Brocade” pattern, the design on these exquisite eighteenth-century dishes is complicated yet delicate. The inspiration for this pattern comes from seventeenth-century Japanese patterns. We see dragons, flowering prunus, and bolts of fabric with mons. The center has a sizeable gilt chrysanthemum flower head, and the border has a golden rim line with a lobed edge.
    Made by Worcester during the “First Period” when the factory was under the supervision of Dr. Wall circa 1770.
    The reverse of each dish with the Worcester gold crescent mark.
    Several years ago, we had in the shop a single dish in this model with the collection label for the Iman Smallwood Collection.
    Also see: Simon Spero and John Sandon in Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection image #273 pg. 234 for an example of this pattern in a shell-shaped dish.
    Diameter: 8.25.”
    Condition: Excellent
    Price:
    $3,480 for the set of three dishes.
    $2,400 for the pair of round dishes.
    $1,180 for the heart-shaped dish.

  • Five Antique Chinese Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1770

    $1,220.00

    This set of antique Chinese porcelain saucers features beautiful peonies hand-painted in monochrome purple.
    Peonies symbolize prosperity, good luck, love, and honor in Chinese tradition. The color purple symbolizes love and spiritual awareness.
    The saucers were made circa 1770, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.

    Dimensions: 4.3″ in diameter x 1″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • 18th Century French Soft Paste Porcelain Mennecy Blush Pot Hand-Painted

    $1,600.00

    We are pleased to offer this beautiful Mennecy blush pot ‘Pot à Fard’ made circa 1750.
    It is decorated with sprays of flowers, the finial shaped as a single purple rose with green leaves.
    The flowers are hand-painted in rich enamel colors, among them the distinctive Mennecy purple-rose hue, shown in figure #1, especially on the rose form finial. Another color associated with Mennecy is the most beautiful green found on the raised leaves of the rose finial and on the leaves surrounding the flowers.
    This pot is particularly appealing because the painting of the flowers is so robust. Envisioning it in a woman’s toilette seems the epitome of femininity and Romanticism. In the 18th century, it would have been found on the vanity of an aristocratic lady, where it was primarily used to hold creams and lotions for the face.
    The Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory was one of the first French porcelain factories. From 1735 until 1773, the factory produced Fine quality soft-paste porcelain wares. French soft-paste porcelains date to the early attempts by European potters to replicate Chinese porcelain by using mixtures of clay and glass frit. Like our pot, the body of the early Mennecy soft-paste wares has a creamy tone.
    There was no gilding at Mennecy. Instead, like our pot, the rims were painted in tones of pink and purple.
    The Mennecy, factory under the protection of the Duc de Villeroy, marked many of its porcelains with an incised “DV” on the underside.
    Our pot is marked with an incised “DV”; however, an image of the “DV” mark does not have enough resolution to post here.

    Provenance: Estate of John F. Ball, Greenwich, CT.

    Dimensions: 3.75″ tall x 3″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box

    $285.00

    This lovely pearlware sugar box has the timeless appeal of soothing blue and white. Made in England in the early 19th century with blue decoration applied by hand. Each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.

    Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 5.25″ wide

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair French 18th Century Soft-Paste Porcelain Pots Made by Mennecy

    $2,100.00

    Provenance: A New England Estate
    Hand-painted in the 18th century circa 1765 these beautiful Mennecy Porcelain soft-paste pomade pots are rare. Pots like this held rich creams and lotions for the face. They would have been placed on the vanity of an aristocratic lady. Both the body and the cover have lovely spiral fluting and are decorated with flowers painted in exquisite enamel colors, especially the distinctive purple-rose hue seen on the body and the cover. Each cover is topped with a fabulous strawberry finial. The underside of both pots is marked with an incised “DV.”

    Dimensions. height 3.75 inches x diameter 2.35 inches

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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).

  • Chinese Porcelain Plate Hand-Painted with Mandarin Ducks, Circa 1860

    $900.00

    This beautiful mid 19th-century Chinese plate was hand-painted in the Famille Rose style in the  Qing dynasty, circa 1860. The plate depicts two Mandarin ducks swimming on a lotus pond. They look at each other and seem to smile. This is a happy plate with a symbolic message. Mandarin ducks are thought to mate for life. Therefore, in Chinese lore, they represent a happy marriage. In the Qianlong period, this would have been a perfect wedding gift! The plate is finely painted in exquisite polychrome enamels. We see pink shading into lavender pink and blue shading into light blue and turquoise. Highlights of grey, yellow, green, and light brown with gilt are framed by waveforms in bright white. On the border, we see the eight Chinese immortals, some riding wonderful mythical beasts. On the reverse of the plate are three traditional iron-red flower sprays.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.75.”             Condition: Excellent

  • 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″

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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.
    Provenance:
    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″.

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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″

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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

  • Antique English Porcelain Dish with Neoclassical Design on Yellow Ground, c 1800

    $280.00

    The border of this antique English porcelain dish has an eye-catching design on an exquisite yellow ground. The neoclassical decoration is hand-painted. We see flower buds painted in grisaille crisscrossing oval medallions. Just beneath the yellow border is a chain of golden leaves. The gilding is splendid. You might place this stunning dish at the front door to hold keys or in the living room to hold candies. Or stand it up as an accent to brighten a room.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.25″

    Condition: Excellent

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta A Pair of White & Gold Dishes England circa 1820

    $280.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Pair of White and Gold Dishes Made in England circa 1820.
    These beauties have a gilded edge with a dentil decoration, a border of “diamonds” and floral decoration.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 1.5″ height

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pink Lustre Porcelain Saucer Made England c- 1830

    $120.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Pink Lustre Porcelain Saucer Made in England circa 1830.
    This beautiful small gem shows grapes and grape leaves on a grapevine.
    Lustres have a thin reflective surface that creates a prism of color. Lusters give a wide variety of effects, and the final colors and tones are somewhat unpredictable, affected by the firing temperature, oxygen environment in the kiln.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 5.5″ diameter x 1″ height

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a New Hall Saucer Dish Made England c-1810

    $220.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Made by New Hall in England circa 1810, this is an exquisite dish with purple berries on a golden vine.
    The gilding is lavish, and the purple berries are small but beautiful.
    The underside is marked 349 in puce in the New Hall fashion.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish w/ Gold & Cobalt Blue Border

    $260.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    An English dish with a cobalt blue and gold border, made circa 1810.
    Mario loved deep cobalt blue. On this dish, the depth of the cobalt blue is brought out by the exceptional gilding.

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish with Blue & Gold Decoration

    $300.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Coalport saucer dish with cobalt blue and gold decoration on a wide border. Made in England circa 1820, the dish is hand-painted and hand-gilded.
    The painter and gilder would have used a stencil so that the design could be repeated all around the border.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • 5 Porcelain Saucers with Cobalt Blue Borders Made England 19th & 20th Centuries

    $380.00

    5 English porcelain saucers with cobalt blue gilded borders made England 19th and 20th centuries. The gilded decoration is simple and elegant in the Regency style. The two 20th century dishes were made by Copeland Spode, The three 19th century with an impressed crown and indistinct marks indicating royal patronage.

    Dimensions: 5.25″-5.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Christmas Colors Antique Nailsea Glass Bell Red & White with Green Handle c 1840

    $640.00

    This bell is red and white with a green handle. It is perfect for Christmas.
    Made in the Nailsea glassworks in England circa 1840 the blown glass is colored with red and white marbling and is elegantly shaped. It has an exquisite forest green glass handle. The sound of the bell ringing is lovely.

    Dimensions: 11.5″ tall x 5.5″ diameter across the bottom.      Condition: Excellent.       Ringer is a modern replacement.     Price: $640

  • Set Four Antique English Dishes Made By Coalport Hand-Painted Circa 1810

    $900.00

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