Monday, 31 December 2012

Royal Winton Chintz - Richmond

Royal Winton 'Richmond' Chintz Two Handled Dish c1936

A pretty 1930's vintage Royal Winton 'Richmond' chintz two handled octagonal dish. A profusion of yellow daffodils and white narcissi with sprays of bluebells and hyacinths on a pale green ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Charlotte Rhead - Byzantine

Richardson's introduced this intricate design in 1932, one of their earliest Charlotte Rhead patterns. Used on various shapes including tea and coffee wares, it's one of the most sought after of her ranges. Here we have a lovely signed ovoid shape 158 vase. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Charlotte Rhead 'Byzantine' vase c1932

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Royal Doulton - The Squire D6319

Royal Doulton Seated Toby Jug 'The Squire' D6319

A fine seated character jug of the Squire, designed by Harry Fenton. For more details see Premier Antiques


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Maling Peony Lustre

Maling 'Peony' ginger jar c1930

Peonies featured often in Maling designs over the years and here is the original introduced in 1929. A superb rose pink lustre ginger jar and cover - a rare find indeed! For more details see Premier Antiques

Maling 'Peony' ginger jar (reverse) c1930

Monday, 24 December 2012

Wade Art Deco 'Carnival' Figure

Designed by Jessie van Hallen, these cellulose painted figures were produced for a short period in the 1930s, making them rare and much sought after. Here we have an unrecorded figure titled 'Carnival' which depicts a Pierrette from a masquerade. For more details of this and other art deco items visit Premier Antiques

Wade 'Carnival' by Jessie van Hallen

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Royal Winton Chintz - Florence

Royal Winton 'Florence' Chintz Globe Jug c1953

Pink carnations with a myriad of other cream, blue and pink flowers form a dense chintz on a black background. The colours are bright and the transfer printing is crisp. One of my favourite chintzes. For more see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Grimwades 'Florence' Chintz Butter Dish c1953


Saturday, 22 December 2012

Royal Winton - Old Cottage Chintz

Royal Winton 'Old Cottage Chintz' Alban Coffee Pot c1950

An early chintz, first introduced by Grimwades in the 1930s. Pretty pink roses with sprays of blue speedwell on a background of tiny grey circles. For a selection visit Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Old Cottage Chintz' 3 Bar Toast Rack c1949

Friday, 21 December 2012

Elkin Knight - Byland Abbey, Yorkshire

Part of the 'Rock Cartouche' blue and white series of views (after the series backstamp which carries the named scene), this fine soup plate depicts the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Byland near Thirsk. For more details see Premier Antiques

Elkin Knight 'Byland Abbey, Yorkshire' c1830

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Merry Christmas


Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.

Victorian Majolica Water Lily Plate

A fine quality 19th century English majolica plate that uses a water lily as the motif. Attributed to Adams and Bromley c1880, it has the richest of green glazes. Visit Premier Antiques for this and more majolica.


Maling Ringtons Tea Caddies

Another fine Maling tea caddy made for Ringtons to celebrate the North East Coast Industries Exhibition of 1929. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Maling tea caddy made for Ringtons c1929

Minton and Hollins Astra Ware


A subsidiary company of Minton, Minton Hollins was set up in 1845 to manufacture tiles. From 1868 the company continued independently until 1962. Successful artists and designers of the time produced designs for their tiles, including Walter Crane and Augustus Pugin.

The 'Astra Ware' range was introduced towards the end of the First World War and continued until the 1930s. The Ruskin type glazes are much sought after examples of art pottery. For more details see Premier Antiques

Minton & Hollins Astra Ware bowl c1920


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Royal Winton Stratford Chintz

Royal Winton 'Stratford' Chintz Coaster c1950

A beautiful design of cerise and yellow tulips which are complemented by small sprays of lilac flowers. The background colour is a lovely shade of sky blue. One of the most vibrant and prettiest of chintzes, produced in the 1950s, though not seen that often. Looks fantastic grouped together and also works well with other chintzes. For more Stratford see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Stratford' Chintz Chelsea Preserve Pot c1953

Royal Winton 'Stratford' Chintz 10" Cake Plate c1953

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Charlotte Rhead - Bursley Ware pattern TL2

Charlotte's designs for Wood & Sons were marketed under the old Bursley Ware label and given 'TL' (for Tube Line) numbers in the pattern books. TL2 is a fine design of stylised leaves arranged geometrically on a mottled white ground. It works particularly well on this lovely table lamp. For more details see Premier Antiques

Charlotte Rhead Bursley Ware lamp TL2

Charlotte Rhead Bursley Ware pattern TL2

Clarice Cliff - Canterbury Bells

A vibrant floral design on a 'cafĂ© au lait' background introduced as part of the Bizarre range in 1932. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff 'Canterbury Bells' c1932

Clarice Cliff 'Canterbury Bells' George jug c1932

Carlton Ware Night Oak

A superb dish in the rare 1930s blue version of Carlton Ware's oak design. For more details see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware 'Night Oak' dish c1935

Monday, 17 December 2012

Majolica Fish

Some fine and very different examples of 19th century majolica fish. For more visit Premier Antiques

Majolica triple fish vase c1880

Majolica fish dish c1880

Pair of majolica fish jugs c1880

Royal Winton Sweet Pea

Introduced by Grimwades in the 1930s, Sweet Pea is one of their most vibrant designs. For more Sweet Pea visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Sweet Pea' canoe shaped dish c1936

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Clarice Cliff Celtic Harvest

Introduced after the Bizarre ranges in the late 1930s, Celtic Harvest is a classic Clarice Cliff design. Handles and lids are formed from clusters of brightly painted fruit while the main body is moulded with sheaves of corn. Bright orange poppies are added to the spouts of teapots and jugs. Here is a lovely teapot, one of the nicest shapes produced for the range.

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Clarice Cliff Celtic Harvest teapot c1938

Clarice Cliff Celtic Harvest teapot (detail) c1938

Davidson's Pearline Glass - Victoria and Albert

Introduced by Davidson's glassworks in 1897, their 'Victoria & Albert' pattern (Rd. No. 303519) can be found in both blue and canary yellow pearline. For more Davidson glass visit Premier Antiques

Davidson's yellow pearline comport c1897


Davidson's blue pearline butter dish c1897

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Royal Winton Chanticleer or Rooster

Grimwades Royal Winton 'Chanticleer' Rooster Jug c1945

Together with Pixie and Lakeland this fine range of hand painted hens and roosters was first shown at the 1936 British Industries Fair. Available in different colourways, Grimwades described the range as 'distinctive novelties' which would be a colourful addition to the breakfast table. For more details and a selection of Chanticleer visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters Series

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters Series 'Portia' Cake Plate c1920

Royal Doulton introduced their Shakespearean Characters series in 1912 with a superb polychrome background using various colour washes. Here is a fine dished plate depicting Portia ("The quality of mercy is not strain'd") from 'The Merchant of Venice'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 14 December 2012

Carnival Glass - Dugan Apple Blossoms

A lovely ruffled bowl by Dugan in amethyst. A wreath of flowers surrounding a central blossom. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Dugan 'Apple Blossoms' amethyst carnival glass

Charlotte Rhead - Trellis

Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal 'Trellis' Flower Jug c1939

A lovely design of wavy edged panels enclosing sprigs of flowers and leaves enamelled in pink, blue and green. Pattern number 6016 introduced in 1939. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Charlotte Rhead 'Trellis' vase c1939

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Grimwade's WW1 Bruce Bairnsfather Ware

Grimwade's Bruce Bairnsfather Ware Cup and Saucer c1920

An unusual Bruce Bairnsfather cup and saucer depicting one of his World War One 'Old Bill' cartoons. For more details and other pieces of Bairnsfather ware visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Christmas Morn' by Peggy Davies HN3212

Royal Doulton 'Christmas Morn' Figurine HN3212

A charming little figurine designed by Peggy Davies as part of the Miniature Ladies Collection and in production from 1988 to 1998. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Minton's English Scenery

A fine blue and white series introduced by Minton around 1825 of scenic views within a border of flowers and scrolls. The scenes usually have water with sailing boats in the foreground and are marked with the series title on a draped scroll together with the wording 'Semi China'. Many of the scenes are yet to be identified. Here we have a rare jug in lovely condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Minton English Scenery jug c1830

Minton English Scenery jug c1830

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Royal Winton Primula

Primula was first produced in the green colourway in 1933 and over the next couple of years several other colour ranges were added. All have a crispness and brightness; the green, cream or beige leaves providing the perfect foil for the pretty enamelled flowers. The several colour ranges mix and match beautifully. Below are two pieces in different colourways. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Primula sauce boat

Royal Winton Primula salad bowl

Monday, 10 December 2012

Losol Ware by Keeling and Co

Keelings introduced this range of printed and hand enamelled wares around 1900 and it soon became very popular. These old decorating techniques were given a contemporary treatment and have now come to epitomise a certain style of Edwardian pottery. Here is a fine jug which is very representative of the range. For details visit my website Premier Antiques

Losol Ware 'Pagoda' jug c1910

Royal Doulton Bird of Paradise 'C' Series

Doulton kept their block printing department open for many years after most firms had closed theirs because of cost and a feeling that the technique was obsolete. From 1900 onwards, Doulton designers had begun to exploit the process realising that it was capable of printing broad areas of vibrant colour which came to epitomize art deco style. This striking rack plate from the Bird of Paradise 'C' series is a fine example of the technique. For more Royal Doulton visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Bird of Paradise 'C' series c1938

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Spode's Botanical Patterns

Spode Botanical Patterns Soup Plate c1820

A rare series introduced by Spode c1820. Each shape depicts a different spray of flowers against a line engraved ground whilst a common border of smaller flowers is on a stippled ground. For more details of this fine quality soup plate see Premier Antiques