Friday, 30 November 2012

Victorian Pressed Glass - Henry Greener

Henry Greener Blue Opalescent Glass Comport c1890

A lovely blue opalescent comport by the old Sunderland firm of Henry Greener. A rare item with fine depth of colour and a deep band of opalescence. For more details see Premier Antiques

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Royal Doulton - Winston Churchill

An excellent small character jug of Churchill made by Royal Doulton. More details at Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Winston Churchill' jug

Monday, 26 November 2012

Art Deco Toast Racks

I'm always amazed at the inventiveness and variety when it comes to collecting toast racks. Here are three very different pieces from the art deco period. If you visit my home page Premier Antiques and search for 'toast rack' in the box top right, you'll get all items currently in stock.

Gray's Pottery toast rack

Shorter toast rack

Carlton Ware toast rack

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Clarice Cliff Autumn Crocus

Clarice Cliff Bizarre Autumn 'Crocus' Fern Pot c1930

A superb Clarice Cliff Bizarre 169 shape fern pot. Beautifully painted with autumn Crocus circa 1930. For more details see Premier Antiques


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Royal Doulton - Art Nouveau

Royal Doulton 'Blue Daffodil' Art Nouveau Vase c1910

An impressive 'Blue Daffodil' vase from the flow blue flower range (Blue Iris, Blue Rose, etc.) of art nouveau wares. A large piece with looped handles that scroll around the shoulders of the vase to great effect. The main body has striking sprays of blue daffodils against a sponged gold background and a deep cobalt blue collar overprinted with stylised leaves and flowers, again in best gold. For more details see Premier Antiques


Victorian Cranberry Glass

For a good selection of antique cranberry glass visit Premier Antiques


Friday, 23 November 2012

Royal Doulton Dutch Harlem Series

Difficult to find with the green in good order, here is a lovely plate in excellent condition. For more Doulton series wares visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Dutch A - Harlem' series plate c1931

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Royal Winton Marguerite Chintz

One of the earliest chintz patterns introduced by Grimwades in 1928, the design said to have been inspired by an embroidery done by Leonard Grimwade's wife. A fresh-looking pattern of daisies, bluebells and other wild flowers with a trim of gold, green or blue, it was the forerunner of so many Royal Winton floral chintzes. Below are three fantastic examples. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Marguerite cake Stand

Royal Winton Marguerite Sugar Shaker

Royal Winton Marguerite Biscuit Barrel

Maling Rosine

Maling 'Rosine' bowl c1937

A fabulous Art Deco fruit bowl by Maling. The large size shows this early version of 'Rosine' to maximum effect. The sponged ultramarine blue is unusual and forms the perfect background for the hand enamelled wild roses. Nice to get a bowl decorated on both sides. For more Maling and other fine ceramics and glass visit my website Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Carnival Glass - Northwood Leaf and Beads

A lovely Northwood candy dish in green Leaf and Beads with a rayed interior. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Northwood Leaf and Beads with rayed interior

Northwood Leaf and Beads exterior

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Large Carlton Ware Water Lily Basket

A rare large Art Deco pottery basket by Carlton Ware which uses water lilies as the theme. The overlapping green pads form the body and there is a striking yellow flower, while tendrils and flower buds cleverly form the handle. A superb piece from the 1930s. For this and more Carlton Ware, visit my website Premier Antiques


Davidson's Yellow Pearline


The pretty 'War of the Roses' design was registered by Davidson's in 1893, Registration Number 212684. Here we have the rare four pointed star shaped posy vase. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Davidson's Yellow Pearline Glass 'War of the Roses' Posy Trough c1895

Monday, 19 November 2012

Victorian Copper Lustre Teapots

Two lovely teapots from the 1860s, difficult to find without major damage as they were often in daily use. For more 19th century lustre wares visit Premier Antiques

Staffordshire Copper Lustre Teapot c1860

Scottish Copper Lustre Teapot c1860

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Allerton's Punch and Judy

Allerton's 'Punch and Judy' Child's Cup and Saucer c1900

A rare child's cup and saucer printed in medium blue with images of Punch and Judy and a curious looking frog smoking a pipe. For more details see Premier Antiques


Davidson's Cloud Glass

The Gateshead glasshouse of George Davidson began producing Cloud Glass in 1923 and it was an important range which continued up to 1939 and the outbreak of war. Created by adding trails of darker molten glass to a lighter colour and then pressing into a mould, different colours were introduced over the years. Sometimes given a satin finish, this was achieved by making a paste with sulphuric acid and applying it to the glass. See my collection at Premier Antiques

Davidson's Cloud Glass

Victorian Aesthetic Movement Majolica

19th century majolica producers were quick to develop wares which captured the new Aesthetic Movement style of the 1870s. After a period of seclusion, Japan was again opening up to trade with the west and Japanese taste began to heavily influence domestic design and the Aesthetic Movement grew out of this. Here we have a fantastic jug with sprays of blossom on a stippled and oriental weave background. Bright majolica colours of pink, turquoise and cream, together with an unusual shaped handle, make a very striking item. For more majolica, visit Premier Antiques


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Shelley Maytime Chintz


Introduced by Shelley in the 1930s, Maytime has sprays of apple blossom and buds in white and pink with green leaves and pale brown branches. A delicate and distinctive chintz. For more Shelley see my website Premier Antiques

Shelley 'Maytime' Chintz Preserve Pot c1939

Shelley 'Maytime' Chintz Comport c1939

Early Davenport Stone China

Here we have a rare set of three Japan pattern Hydra (snake handled) jugs made by Davenport c1820. Nearly two hundred years old, they have not only survived as a set but are also in perfect condition. Remarkable really. They would have been expensive to buy originally and have obviously been cherished over the years. For more details and other early wares visit Premier Antiques


Friday, 16 November 2012

Crown Ducal Blue Chintz

Crown Ducal 'Blue Chintz' Cup and Saucer c1925

A lovely old chintz pattern introduced by Richardson's in the 1920s. Branching sprays of pink and white flowers set against a dramatic blue ground, while a brightly coloured bird of paradise perches on a branch. Looks stunning, especially when grouped together. For more Crown Ducal see Premier Antiques

Crown Ducal 'Blue Chintz' Vase c1925

Davidson's Pearline Butter Dishes

Rare items indeed especially in good condition, as I should think they were easily chipped when in use. I'm very pleased to be able to offer three in different designs. For more Davidson's glass visit my website Premier Antiques

Davidson's Blue Pearline 'Brideshead' Butter Dish

Davidson's Yellow Pearline 'Lords and Ladies' Butter Dish

Davidson's Blue Pearline 'Victoria and Albert' Butter Dish


Royal Doulton Dickens Ware Miniatures

Royal Doulton 'Fagin' Dickens Ware Miniature Westcott Jug c1920

Two fine and rare miniature jugs from Royal Doulton in their Dickens Ware series. First introduced in the early 1900s, they were often described as being ideal to post as gifts. For more details of these little gems see my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Mr Micawber' Dickens Ware Miniature Tudor Jug c1910

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Moorcroft Spring Flowers

A stunning vintage Moorcroft powder bowl and cover in the much sought after Spring Flowers design. More details at Premier Antiques

Moorcroft Spring Flowers Powder Bowl 

Rockingham Style Pink Lustre Teapot

A superb hand painted lustre teapot from the 1830s. In remarkable condition for its age. See Premier Antiques for more details.

Rockingham style Pink Lustre Teapot c1835

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Royal Winton Shrewsbury Chintz

Royal Winton 'Shrewsbury' wall pocket c1952
A rare Nita wall pocket in the very pretty and scarce 'Shrewsbury' chintz. Soft pink and white daisy type flowers with tiny scattered blue forget-me-nots on a creamy background. Superb! For more details see Premier Antiques

Eichwald Secessionist Ware

A classic Secessionist or Art Nouveau vase by the old Bohemian firm of Eichwald c1910. Lovely majolica glazes in subtle colours and an unusual shape that made Eichwald famous for this type of ware. See more details at Premier Antiques

Eichwald Secessionist vase c1910

Carnival Glass - Fenton Lotus and Grape

A classic old Fenton pattern on a green twin handled Bonbon. A lovely example with a rich iridescence. For more carnival glass visit my website Premier Antiques

Carnival Glass Dish - Fenton Lotus and Grape

Carnival Glass - Fenton Lotus and Grape

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

James & Ralph Clews - Blue & White

An early and rare Clews 'Basket and Vase' floral jug in lovely condition. Made in about 1825 and fully marked, it's a real gem. For more details and other early Blue and White transfer wares, visit Premier Antiques


Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell

In 1926 Shelley commissioned the children's book illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell to design a range of nursery ware. She had recently published a number of books featuring small elves in green suits which she called 'Boo Boos'. These, together with her classic chubby faced children, became the themes portrayed on plates, mugs, dishes and even children's potties. Accompanied by a few lines of verse and each piece with a facsimile signature, they have now become very collectable. For a good selection visit Premier Antiques

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Child's Potty

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Tea Plate

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Child's Mug

Victorian Green Glazed Majolica

From the 18th century, firms like Wedgwood and the Leeds Pottery had started to produce green wares and this was revived again from the 1850s onwards. Mainly consisting of dessert wares for serving strawberries or other fruits, the green glazes beautifully emphasize the low relief patterns, typically of basket work and foliage. For a good selection visit my website Premier Antiques

Dessert Dish c1860

Small Comport c1870

Large Copeland Serving Dish c1860