Saturday, 28 March 2020

Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware 'Cornflower and Butterfly' Vase

Moorcroft Florian Ware 'Cornflower and Butterfly' Vase c1900

A rare early William Moorcroft Florian Ware twin-handled vase beautifully tube lined with art nouveau cornflowers & butterflies in shades of blue. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 27 March 2020

Keeling and Co Losol Ware 'Magnolia'

Keeling and Co 'Magnolia' Losol Ware Trinket Box c1925

An unusual Losol Ware trinket box and cover by Keeling and Co in the 'Magnolia' pattern - a vibrant hand painted design of a phoenix and stylised art nouveau flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Thursday, 26 March 2020

Early Clarice Cliff

Original Bizarre by Clarice Cliff c1928

Now known as 'Original Bizarre', Clarice's first designs from 1927 consisted of triangles or diamonds creating blocks of contrasting and vibrant colour. The paintresses were told to accentuate their brush strokes to emphasize this hand painted look. Early pieces from the first six months or so of production have a simple hand written 'Bizarre' mark usually in orange/red enamel. The first 'Bizarre by Clarice Cliff' mark was then introduced and by 1929 these early 'geometric' wares were being phased out as more sophisticated floral and landscape designs were developed. Visit Premier Antiques for a great selection of Clarice Cliff.


 

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Wemyss Ware 'Apples'

Wemyss Ware 'Apples' Beaker Vase c1910

A lovely Wemyss Ware small beaker vase decorated with apples, probably painted by Joseph Nekola before he left in 1912. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Pountney and Allies of Bristol

Pountney & Allies ' Chinese Fountains' c1830

A pottery near Temple Church in Bristol began producing delftware from 1683 and continued to do so for over a hundred years. In the late 18th century they began making fine creamwares and in 1813 John Decimus Pountney became a partner in the firm. By 1816 Edwin Allies had joined him and they began producing blue printed wares. Here is an unusual and lovely 'Chinese Fountains' plate produced a few years before the partnership ended in 1836. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Monday, 23 March 2020

Royal Winton 'Gera' Mint Sauce Boat and Stand c1935

Royal Winton 'Gera' Mint Sauce Boat and Stand c1935

A lovely Royal Winton 'Gera' sauce boat and stand with geranium leaves forming the stand and the boat with basket weave and geranium flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Gray's Pottery 'Gaiety' Art Deco Florals

Gray's Pottery 'Gaiety' Art Deco Floral Jug c1930

A lovely Paris shape jug produced by Gray's around 1930 and boldly painted with art deco flowers in red, orange and yellow with blue and green detail. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 21 March 2020

W H Goss - Sir Walter Scott

W H Goss Parian Ware Bust of Sir Walter Scott c1880

An early W H Goss parian bust of the poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott wearing plaid on a socle base. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 20 March 2020

Royal Doulton Series Ware - Chivalry


Designed by W Nunn and introduced by Royal Doulton in 1930 and produced in small quantities up to 1940, 'Chivalry' consists of six romantic 17th century scenes of ladies and musicians with various hounds, doves, rabbits and peacocks. Rich enamelled colours are overprinted with lots of best gold - an expensive technique used on only a few designs. Shown here on a fantastic sandwich tray. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Chivalry' sandwich tray c1930

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Spode's Felspar Porcelain

Spode Felspar Porcelain jug c1825

Developed by Spode in the early 1820s, the addition of feldspar to the body produced a fine quality and hard wearing bone china which they called 'Felspar Porcelain'. The translucent white body was perfect for print and enamelled designs as in the 'famille rose' hydra jug below. For more details see Premier Antiques