Thursday, 31 May 2012

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware - Fagin

A rare Royal Doulton Dickens Ware miniature loving cup designed by Charles Noke and depicting Fagin from 'Oliver Twist'. A lovely little item in great condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware miniature loving cup, Fagin c1920

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Royal Doulton - Egyptian Series

First produced in 1911, this rare series was amended in the 1920s after the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. Here are two great pieces from this interesting series. For more details see Premier Antiques



Copeland and Garrett - Green Majolica

Copeland & Garrett took over the Spode factory in 1833 and the partnership continued to produce high quality pottery. Here is an early green majolica vine leaf plate from around 1840. Most pieces have the slightly later Copeland mark of 1850 to 1890. For more details see Premier Antiques

Copeland and Garrett green majolica plate c1840


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Royal Winton - Somerset Chintz

A fresh looking design introduced by Grimwades in the 1930s. Lovely yellow, blue and pink delphinium sprays on a creamy yellow ground, produced with both gold and blue enamel trims. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Somerset chintz Ascot plate c1945

Royal Winton Somerset chintz fluted dish c1938

Royal Winton Somerset chintz tazza c1936

Royal Winton Somerset chintz octagonal plate c1937

Davenport Imari Patterns

Throughout the 19th century, Davenport produced some fine Imari patterns inspired by Japanese designs. Bold, decorative and usually floral, cobalt blue and iron red were the main colours. Below is a fine example of tea ware from the 1880s. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Davenport Imari pattern cup and saucer c1880


Monday, 28 May 2012

Susie Cooper - Kestrel Tureen

A classic Susie Cooper shape where the lid can also be used as a serving dish or inverted for stacking. Here with a design of simple dots, striped handles and lining in Blythe blue enamel. For more details see Premier Antiques



Sunday, 27 May 2012

Scottish Glass - Signed Vasart

In 1946 Salvador Ysart and two of his sons, Vincent and Augustine, left Moncrieff’s glassworks (where Monart had been produced) to start up on their own. Thus began Ysart Brothers Glass at the Shore Works in Perth. They called the new glass Vasart from their initials and used acid to sign the base of each piece 'Vasart'. Here is a lovely small bowl produced c1950. For more details see Premier Antiques




Saturday, 26 May 2012

Royal Winton Pastels - Tiger Lily

Originally called Honey Lily, the pattern was made mainly in sunshine yellow and soft green. The cream colourway with green and pink banding is less often seen. For a selection of Tiger Lily pieces see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton green Tiger Lily jug c1945

Royal Winton yellow Tiger Lily coffee cup c1939

Royal Winton cream Tiger Lily jam pot c1939

Friday, 25 May 2012

Royal Winton - Art Deco

Famous for producing chintz and cottage ware, Grimwades also ventured into the world of jazzy art deco with several ranges in the early 1930s. Bold geometrics were produced and are now quite rare, especially in good condition. For a selection see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton - Art Deco 1932-34

Henry Greener - Purple Malachite Slag Glass


A fine pair of purple slag glass fluted salts by Henry Greener of Sunderland. First lion with star trademark registered in 1878. For more details see Premier Antiques

Henry Greener - Purple Malachite Slag Glass salts c1880

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Beswick 'Lady with Beads' Art Deco Wall Plaque

Designed by Miss Greaves in the 1930s and produced in various colourways and finishes, this is a lovely pastel version with a satin matt glaze. Some of the largest wall masks that were made, they really are stunning examples of art deco style. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Beswick 'Lady with Beads' Art Deco Wall Plaque c1935


Antique Spode

Two fine pieces of old Spode, both from around 1820 and showing the variety of quality wares they produced at this time. For more details see Premier Antiques

Spode Jasper Ware Sprigged 'Cherub' Jug c1820

Spode Fluted Dessert Dish c1820

H and K Tunstall Pottery - Autumn

A fine Hollinshead and Kirkham jug boldly hand painted with fruit in the art deco design 'Autumn'. For more details see Premier Antiques

H and K Tunstall Pottery Jug - Autumn c1939

Monday, 21 May 2012

Royal Doulton Series Ware - New Cavaliers

A series of ten images of cavaliers in 17th century dress, often striking drinking poses and sometimes combined with mottoes. Introduced in 1907, the range was extended in 1930 and was withdrawn around 1940. Here is a fine tankard. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Series Ware - New Cavaliers c1928


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Royal Winton Lakeland

Grimwades first advertised Lakeland in early 1936 and a display at the British Industries Fair launched the range a month later. Two colour variations were produced and items made include preserve pots, cream and sugar sets, dishes and mint sauce boats. Below is a rare teapot and a fine plate which shows the full extent of the design and the alternate colourway. For more Lakeland see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Lakeland teapot c1936

Royal Winton Lakeland plate c1938

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Spode's Filigree Pattern

An unusual cheese stand in the Filigree pattern by Spode with a central basket of flowers surrounded by a deep border of flower sprays and baskets. For more details see Premier Antiques

Spode's Filigree pattern cheese stand c1825


Pearlware Willow Pattern Drainer

Drainers were sold as optional extras to meat platters and intended to sit in the centre well to drain meat or fish juices. Here is a fine quality willow pattern one with a lovely blue pearlware glaze and decorative piercing. For more details see Premier Antiques

Pearlware Willow Pattern Drainer c1830 


Friday, 18 May 2012

Royal Winton - Stratford Chintz

A rare Royal Winton Shetland shape flower jug in the scarce and lovely Stratford pattern. Vibrant cerise and yellow tulips with lilac flowers on a delicate sky blue background. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton - Stratford Chintz c1953

John and William Ridgway 'India Temple' Pattern

A fine stone ware dish from Ridgways with a gadrooned edge showing a harbour scene with several junks and a pagoda-style temple. The pattern has an obvious Chinese influence rather than Indian; a curious and delightful mix. For more details see Premier Antiques

John and William Ridgway 'India Temple' Pattern c1825



Thursday, 17 May 2012

Pearl Ware

Originally made by Wedgwood in the 1770s as an improvement on Creamware, the whiteness of the earthenware body was enhanced with small quantities of cobalt blue being added to the glaze. Where the glaze gathers, such as around foot rims, it shows up clearly as a blue or sometimes greenish tint. Other potters soon found it ideal for blue printed wares. Here is a fine 'chinoiserie' bowl which shows just how good early pearl ware (or pearlware) could be. For more details see Premier Antiques

Pearlware bowl c1800


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Royal Winton - Eleanor Chintz

A pretty design first introduced in the late 1930s. Pink roses with sprigs of other flowers in yellow, blue, pink and white. Between the sprigs are tiny stylised flowers in mauve and the background colour is white. For more see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Eleanor' art deco dish c1945


Royal Winton 'Eleanor' toast rack c1940

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Early Blue and White - Herculaneum

A lovely arcaded dessert plate in the very rare 'Vatican Gardens' pattern attributed to Herculaneum. Pierced plates are in themselves difficult to find undamaged, so it's great to find one with a scarce pattern. For more details see Premier Antiques

Herculaneum 'Vatican Gardens' arcaded plate c1820

Royal Winton - Cottage Ware

The relief moulded cottage wares produced by Grimwades under the Royal Winton and Rubian Art trade names were first introduced in 1929. Throughout the 1930s new lines were introduced to great acclaim, and always innovative, Grimwades used some items as 'premiums'. Customers could save vouchers when buying chocolate for example, and redeem them against a four piece set comprising a teapot, hot water pot, cream and sugar. For a selection of wares visit Premier Antiques






Monday, 14 May 2012

Royal Doulton - Gum Trees

The 'Gum Trees A' series was introduced in 1934 and withdrawn by 1940. A range of Australian rural landscapes with gum trees and farmsteads. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Gum Trees A' vase c1935

Carlton Ware Buttercup

BUTTERCUP, part of Carlton Ware's extensive embossed floral ranges, was available in two colours, yellow and pink. The range was large comprising more than thirty five different items. For a selection of Buttercup visit Premier Antiques