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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 12 May 2012

Shelley Fine Bone China - Crochet

A lovely vintage Shelley tea cup and saucer in the 'Crochet' design of delicate flower sprays and lace border on a pale pink ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Shelley 'Crochet' pattern c1950

Friday 11 May 2012

Early Blue and White - Spode's Geranium Pattern

A floral pattern introduced by Spode in 1818. The centre has a simple sprig of geraniums surrounded by a striking border of geometric shapes. The border was also used sometimes for armorial pieces and special commissions. For more details of this early Geranium plate visit my website Premier Antiques

Spode's 'Geranium' c1820

Thursday 10 May 2012

Burtles Tate of Manchester - Opalescent Pressed Glass

The firm was founded in Manchester in 1858 at the Poland Street glass works, in the Oldham Road area, and closed in 1924. It specialised in flint, coloured, blown and pressed glass, and probably their most famous items were the opalescent glass swans made in several sizes - the larger intended for use as creamers and the smaller as salts. For more details see Premier Antiques

Burtles, Tate and Company opalescent swan c1885

Vaseline Glass Trumpet Vase

A lovely trumpet vase with a moulded double spiral. Made of a light green uranium glass with a good vaseline opalescence. For more details see Premier Antiques

Vaseline glass vase c1890

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Arriving in style.... and comfort

The Queen arriving today in the Australian State Coach for the State Opening of Parliament. The coach was a gift from the Australian people in 1988 and was designed and made by renowned coach builder W.J. Frecklington. Drawn by six horses the coach is fitted with electric windows, heating and hydraulic stabilisers.

Royal Winton Cheadle Chintz

A pretty design first introduced in the 1930s and continued through to the 1950s. Named after the market town in Staffordshire, Cheadle has summer flowers in pink, yellow and white, with small blue harebells and cerise buds on a creamy ground. For a selection of Cheadle see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Cheadle tennis set c1951

Royal Winton Cheadle jam pot c1951

19th Century Staffordshire Pottery Spaniels

A fine pair of spaniels hand painted with russet red and black facial features, with original glass eyes which began to be used in the 1890s. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Henry Greener - Sunderland Glass

In 1857 Henry Greener left the Gateshead firm of Sowerby to start pressed glass production with James Angus at the Wear Flint Glass Works in Sunderland. In 1878 he registered the demi-lion holding a star trademark. Coloured items to rival Sowerby and Davidson were produced. For a selection of Greener glass visit Premier Antiques

Monday 7 May 2012

Susie Cooper - Swansea Spray

A classic design on a difficult to find shape, here is a superb green 'Swansea Spray' three piece cruet and stand. For more details see Premier Antiques

Susie Cooper 'Swansea Spray' cruet c1936

Sunday 6 May 2012

Royal Winton Julia Chintz

A very pretty and collectable 1930s design with cerise, yellow and pink roses decorated with green leaves and additional sprays of blue flowers and deep pink briar roses. One of the most vibrant of Royal Winton chintzes. For more Julia see Premier Antiques