Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Joseph Holdcroft Majolica 'Fish' Plate c1870

Joseph Holdcroft Majolica 'Fish' Plate c1870

A rare Holdcroft majolica fish plate, finely potted with bright colours on a cobalt blue ground. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Chanticleer' Rooster Sugar Sifter c1939

Royal Winton 'Chanticleer' Rooster Sugar Sifter c1939

A rare 1930's art deco sugar sifter in the very collectable Grimwades 'Chanticleer' design - an early vibrantly painted rooster. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Early Blue and White - Don Pottery 'Named Italian Views'

Don Pottery 'Named Italian Views' Pearlware Dinner Plate c1820

Titled 'View in Palma' this superb Don Pottery plate is printed in medium blue and has the lovely series border of flowers and leaves with two distinctive putti holding garlands. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Buttercup

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Buttercup' Teapot c1936

A beautiful 'tea for two' size Buttercup teapot in excellent condition. Nicely painted, it looks like it's never been used. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 20 January 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

Royal Doulton Isaac Walton Ware 'Gallant Fishers'

Royal Doulton Isaac Walton Ware Jug D2312 U.S. Patent c1906

Based on Izaak Walton's 'The Compleat Angler' first published in 1653, the series depicts combinations of fishermen in 17th century dress with various quotations and willow tree borders. Here is an early art nouveau shaped jug, similar to the Tudor shape, showing various characters from the series. Around the base is the quote "And when the timrous trout I wait to take, And he devours my bait". For more details see Premier Antiques


Sunday, 19 January 2020

Art Deco - Gray's Pottery

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Hand Painted Floral Wall Plate c1935

Under the influence of Gordon Forsyth and then later Susie Cooper, Gray's Pottery began to produce hand painted lustre and enamelled wares. By the late 1920s they were well known for their bold floral and geometric designs. Purely decorating studios, they bought in blanks from other factories and quite often the other factory mark can be seen under the larger Gray's backstamp. Here is a lovely plate with a design by Sam Talbot from the mid 30s which shows the great skill of Gray's paintresses. For more details see Premier Antiques


Sowerby Glass - Blanc de Lait

Sowerby glass posy holder c1880

Literally 'milky white', this is a fine example of Sowerby's vitro-porcelain glass in the Aesthetic Movement taste. Sowerby were leading proponents of this early style. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sowerby 'Blanc de Lait' glass c1880

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Antique Cranberry Glass

Victorian cranberry glass vase c1880

A lovely Victorian cranberry glass vase with two applied clear glass handles - urn shaped with panel moulding and good depth of colour. For more details see Premier Antiques

Copeland Parian Ware

Copeland Parian Ware Harvest Jug c1860

A large and impressive harvest or ale jug crisply modelled as a barrel with sheaves of barley and corn. For more details see Premier Antiques