Thursday 23 February 2012

Signs of Spring

A tough little beauty, the delicate shades of Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' are, with snowdrops, a reminder that spring is just round the corner.

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Blue and White Drainers

Drainers or mazarines were sold as optional extras to meat platters and intended to sit in the centre to drain meat or fish juices. Quite often pierced with elaborate patterns, they have long been one of the most collected items of early blue and white pottery. For more details see Premier Antiques

'Bridge of Lucano' drainer c1820

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Shelley Regent

Shelley 'Yellow Phlox' Regent trio c1933

A classic art deco shape developed after Mode and Vogue with a more practical loop handle. Here is a great trio in Yellow Phlox. For more details see Premier Antiques

Shelley Regent c1933

Saturday 18 February 2012

Royal Doulton and Shakespeare

Royal Doulton began producing Shakespearean themed wares as early as 1890, but it was the early 1900s when Charles Noke began designing series ware based on individual plays and characters. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Shakespeare Characters 'Portia' Cake Plate c1912

Thursday 16 February 2012

Shorter and Son - Majolica

Shorter and Boulton began producing moulded majolica wares at the end of the 19th century and many of their shapes were continued into the art deco era and given a modern treatment. Here is a vibrant majolica jug in deep cobalt blue. For more details see Premier Antiques

Shorter & Son majolica jug c1910

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Clarice Cliff Bizarre - Autumn Crocus

A fine Bizarre biscuit plate in the very collectible Crocus. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff 'Crocus' plate c1933

Carlton Ware - Fruit Basket

A lovely 1930s design produced mainly in green or yellow, though there is also a matt glazed buff version which isn't often seen. For more visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware 'Fruit Basket' citrus squeezer c1935

Carlton Ware 'Fruit Basket' sugar shaker c1935

Saturday 11 February 2012

Royal Winton - Cheadle

A fine Royal Winton 'Cheadle' jampot in excellent condition. A pretty design of wild flowers on a cream ground. For more Cheadle items visit Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Cheadle' jampot c1951

Friday 10 February 2012

Royal Doulton - Blackberries

A sumptuous design introduced briefly in the mid 30s and obviously aimed at the 'best' ware market of enamelled, gilded and lustre items dominated by Carlton Ware, Crown Devon and Maling. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Blackberries' c1939

Royal Doulton Anemones B series

A vibrant design introduced in the mid 1930s and featured in many articles and display features around the 1937/8 period. Produced briefly after the war, but most pieces seem to be pre 1942. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Anemones B' c1941

Royal Doulton 'Anemones B' c1937

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Royal Winton 'Joyce-Lynn' Chintz

A pretty all over pattern introduced after the war. Densely packed flowers form a fresh and vibrant design. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Joyce-Lynn' dish c1950

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Molly Hancock - Cremorne

A rare and beautiful pair of Corona Ware vases designed by Molly Hancock. Classic and distinctive hand painted art deco pottery from the late 1920s. For a great selection of Hancock & Sons pottery visit Premier Antiques

Molly Hancock 'Cremorne' vases c1930

Molly Hancock 'Cremorne' c1930

Shorter and Son - Waterlily

A vibrant preserve pot in the dark green variant of Shorter's waterlily design. A lovely example in great condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Shorter & Son 'Waterlily' c1939

Monday 6 February 2012

Shelley Maytime Chintz

A lovely 1930s Shelley 'Maytime' chintz pottery jug with green handle and trim. For more details see Premier Antiques

Shelley 'Maytime' jug c1939

Sunday 5 February 2012

Susie Cooper Bone China

In 1950 Susie Cooper acquired the Jason China Company and by 1951 was producing designs in fine bone china which were shown to great acclaim at the Festival of Britain. New shapes, designs and decorating techniques were introduced to complement this challenging enterprise. For more Susie Cooper see Premier Antiques

Susie Cooper 'Snowdrop' bone china preserve pot c1955


Saturday 4 February 2012

Carlton Ware - Green Foxglove

Another classic design introduced by Carlton Ware in the late 30s. Increasingly difficult to find these days in good condition. For more Foxglove see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware green 'Foxglove' jampot c1940

Carlton Ware green 'Foxglove' hot chocolate mug c1938 

Thursday 2 February 2012

Clarice Cliff - Blue Chintz

A bold design of stylised water lily buds and leaves introduced in 1932. Vibrant blues, greens and pink, it also occurs in an orange and black colourway and a rare green variant. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff 'Blue Chintz' bowl c1932

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Davidson's Yellow Pearline Glass - War of the Roses

Produced in two sizes, the 'canoe' shaped posy trough was made in blue and yellow pearline. Here we have the rare larger size in yellow - a stunning and impressive piece! For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Davidson's 'War of the Roses' posy trough c1895