Thursday, 30 May 2013

Novelty Carlton Ware Cruets

Carlton Ware Crinoline Lady cruet c1939

As well as the luxury 'best' lustre wares and pretty embossed floral ranges, Carlton Ware were also famous for their humorous and much collected novelty wares. For more visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Pheasant cruet c1950

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Royal Winton Chintz - June Roses

Royal Winton 'June Roses' teapot c1935

An early Royal Winton chintz, produced mainly in the 1930s, and quite a rare pattern to find. Mainly pink roses with smaller sprigs of lilac give a lovely summer feel against the creamy yellow background. Very pretty and usually trimmed in silver rather than gilt or green enamel which are also known. For more details see Premier Antiques

Hancock and Sons - Rubens Ware

Hancock's Rubens Ware vase c1935

Rubens Ware was a range designed for Hancock's by F. X. Abraham, who was Art Director in the 1920's and early 1930's. Richly painted fruit on a deep blue and purple background were the signature colours of these vibrant wares. For more Hancock and Sons visit my website Premier Antiques

Monday, 27 May 2013

Maling - North East Coast Industries Exhibition

Maling 'Bridges' tea caddy made for Ringtons c1929

Maling supplied Ringtons the tea company with these superb tea caddies as part of a range to celebrate the 1929 North East Coast Industries Exhibition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Maling 'Bridges' tea caddy c1929

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Carlton Ware Apple Blossom Egg Cruets

Rare to find complete and in good order, here is a lovely green Apple Blossom egg cruet on stand, together with the even rarer yellow version. For more Carlton Ware see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Wistaria

Royal Doulton 'Wistaria' vase c1950

Usually spelt 'Wisteria', Doulton used the alternative spelling for this hand painted design. Part of a series of ten different flowers and fruit on mottled backgrounds introduced after the war and in production throughout the 1950s. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Burtles Tate and Co Opalescent Glass

Burtles Tate & Co opalescent glass vase c1895

Another fine example of hand made opalescent glass from this old Manchester glassworks. Striped cranberry and a cranberry ruffled rim with an applied flower and trailing stem creates a stunning example of the glassmaker's art. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 24 May 2013

Shelley Pink Summer Glory Chintz

A pretty chintz introduced by Shelley in the 1940s. A variation of Summer Glory with a pale pink background instead of beige. For more vintage Shelley chintz visit Premier Antiques

Royal Winton - Terrace

Royal Winton 'Terrace' vase c1938

A lovely hand painted embossed design introduced in the mid 1930s. A scenic garden view with a stepped path edged with flowers and trees, leading to a balustraded terrace. Usually in soft pastel shades, it's a relatively rare series to find and would appear to have been in production for only a short period. For details see Premier Antiques

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Molly Hancock 'Cremorne' vase

Molly Hancock 'Cremorne' vase c1930

A design based on the Cremorne Gardens near Battersea Bridge, which for many years enjoyed great popularity as a place of alfresco amusement; concerts, dancing, fireworks, marionettes, balloon ascents, ballets, farces, and equestrian exhibitions. Now defunct, this amazing place is vibrantly captured by Molly Hancock's art deco design. For more details see Premier Antiques

'Cremorne' vase by Molly Hancock c1930

Victorian Staffordshire Hunting Jug

Staffordshire hunting jug c1860

A fine hand painted Victorian jug, probably intended for wine. Relief moulded with hunting scenes and  grapes with a grapevine handle. Rare to find in such good condition. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Staffordshire hunting jug c1860

Victorian Cranberry Glass

Antique cranberry glass

For a great selection of antique cranberry glass, visit my website Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Royal Doulton Series Ware 'Old English Coaching Scenes'

Royal Doulton 'Old English Coaching Scenes' Rack Plate D6393 c1955

A fine Royal Doulton 'Old English Coaching Scenes' rack plate designed by W. E. Grace. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 20 May 2013

Shelley Summer Glory Chintz

Shelley 'Summer Glory' cake plate c1945

Sprays of lilac across a beige background with leaves in brown and green form the basis of this pretty chintz produced by Shelley in fine bone china. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Maling Art Deco Child's Tea for Two

Maling child's toy teaset c1930

A very unusual hand painted Maling 'toy' set from the 1930s - for more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 17 May 2013

Royal Doulton Series Ware 'Coaching Days' by Victor Venner

Royal Doulton 'Coaching Days' Rocket Jug by Victor Venner c1920

An early Royal Doulton 'Coaching Days' small rocket jug showing the innkeeper talking to the driver and attendants boarding (red coach version). Designed by the illustrator Victor Venner (fl.1904-24). For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Royal Winton 'Royalty' Chintz

Vintage Grimwades Royal Winton 'Royalty' Chintz Toast Rack c1939

A rare Royal Winton 'Royalty' three bar toast rack in lovely condition. Introduced in 1937 and a favourite of Queen Mary who bought several items. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Royal Doulton and Shakespeare - Hamlet and Ophelia

Royal Doulton 'Hamlet' Series Ware Plate D3596 c1922 

From a fine series of twelve known characters from Shakespeare's plays, first introduced in 1912 and amended over the years before being withdrawn by the late 1920s. For a selection visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Ophelia' Series Ware Rack Plate D3596 c1915

Grimwades Bruce Bairnsfather 'Old Bill'

Grimwade's WW1 Bruce Bairnsfather Ware 'Old Bill' Large Plaque c1920

A fine Grimwade's Bruce Bairnsfather plaque depicting one of his World War One 'Old Bill' cartoons with the caption 'Where did that one go to?'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 13 May 2013

Clarice Cliff - Original Bizarre

Early Bizarre cup and saucer by Clarice Cliff c1929

The earliest 'geometric' or Original Bizarre designs were introduced in 1928 and were an immediate success. Simple triangles and other geometric shapes with broad brush strokes in contrasting colours were eventually superceded some eighteen months later by more sophisticated floral and landscape designs. The Bizarre name was retained for all ranges up to 1935/6. Below is an early cup and saucer in a striking and rarer colour combination of blue and yellow (always difficult colours to fire together as the blue often oxidises). For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff c1929

Clarice Cliff Bizarre marks c1929

Charlotte Rhead - Primula

Charlotte Rhead Primula vase c1932

An early design introduced by Crown Ducal at the British Industries Fair in February 1931. Produced till 1935, it captures beautifully the feeling of springtime with tube lined primroses on a light green ground. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Charlotte Rhead Primula c1932

Charlotte Rhead signature mark c1932

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Royal Worcester Blush Ivory

Royal Worcester blush ivory vase c1912

A lovely Royal Worcester vase with pierced handles, painted with art sprays of pink and blue aquilegias and forget-me-nots on a blush ivory ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Geometric Floral Patterns

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern S' Series Rack Plate D5437 c1935

A vibrant series of floral patterns introduced around 1905 and greatly added to in the 20s and 30s as the bold block printed colours captured the art deco era perfectly. For a selection see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern N' Series Rack Plate D5294 c1934

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Charlotte Rhead - Bursley Ware

Charlotte Rhead Bursley Ware dish c1945

In 1942 Charlotte Rhead left Crown Ducal (Richardson's) and began working for H. J. Wood Ltd until her death in 1947. Her designs for Wood's were marketed under the Bursley Ware label and a new backstamp credited Charlotte's productions. This mark continued for several years after her death as Woods continued to produce her designs. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Trotty Veck' Dickens Series 'A'

Royal Doulton 'Trotty Veck' Dickens Series 'A' Oval Leeds Dish c1936

A perfect Royal Doulton Dickens 'A' Series large oval Leeds fruit dish designed by Charles Noke and depicting Trotty Veck from 'The Chimes'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wedgwood Majolica - Argenta Ware

Wedgwood Majolica - Argenta Ware plate c1883

A range of majolica introduced by Wedgwood in the 1870s, using metallic glazes to produce naturalistic effects. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Wedgwood Majolica - detail

Carnival Glass - Northwood Three Fruits

Northwood 'Three Fruits' carnival glass bowl

Northwood's 'Three Fruits' was first produced in 1910 and is extremely popular due to its attractive combination of fruits and foliage. There are a variety of edge treatments, back patterns, colors and base configurations. Below is a lovely amethyst 'pie crust' bowl with electric blue iridescence. A real stunner. For more details see Premier Antiques

Northwood 'Three Fruits' reverse

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Royal Doulton Floral Patterns

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern R' Series Rack Plate c1934 D5411

A colourful geometric series of twenty five known designs produced using the block printing technique which allowed separate blocks of colour to be applied, creating very colourful patterns. For a selection of Floral Patterns visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern E - Inlaid Star' Series Rack Plate c1936

Carlton Ware Oak Tree or Day Oak

Carlton Ware Art Deco 'Day Oak' Toast Rack c1933

A rare Carlton Ware embossed 3-bar toast rack in the form of an oak tree. Beautifully hand painted, this colourway representing the oak tree by day. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Grimwades and Bruce Bairnsfather

Grimwade's WW1 Bruce Bairnsfather Ware Old Bill Wall Plaque c1920

A large Grimwade's Bruce Bairnsfather wall plaque depicting one of his World War One 'Old Bill' cartoons with the caption 'Dear _ At Present We Are Staying At A Farm'. Sitting amongst bombed ruins writing a postcard home. Unusual border with biplanes, shells and trench debris. Printed in sepia with Bruce Bairnsfather signature. For more details see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Foxglove

Carlton Ware Green 'Foxglove' Jam Pot and Spoon c1940

A classic Carlton Ware green Foxglove design introduced in the late 1930s. Unusual to find complete with spoon. Good colours and in lovely condition. For more details see Premier Antiques