Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Antique Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby Hand Painted Posy Vase c1902

A pretty little Royal Crown Derby twin handled posy vase delicately painted with floral sprays of roses, forget-me-nots and asters. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Royal Doulton Series Ware

Royal Doulton Series Ware 1910 - 1935

Series ware was the brainchild of Charles J. Noke who began working for Doulton in 1889 and later became Art Director. Decorated with popular imagery and aimed at the gift and collectors' markets, by 1910 the ranges had grown to include characters from literature, history and sport, to name but a few. Some series were only in production a short while (making them scarce today), while others continued for many years and underwent various changes (which is why one series can have several pattern book or reference numbers). For a good selection visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 27 December 2013

Shelley Queen Anne 'Cottage 2' Pattern 11621

Shelley Queen Anne 'Cottage 2' Pattern 11621 Milk Jug c1928

Introduced by Shelley in 1928, a classic art deco cottage and garden scene which complements the Queen Anne shape beautifully. For more details and other pieces of Shelley visit my website Premier Antiques

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Royal Winton 'Summertime' Chintz

Grimwades Royal Winton 'Summertime' Bud Vase c1935

A rare Royal Winton bud vase in 'Summertime'. An early chintz introduced in 1932 it has a profusion of roses, daisies, violets, harebells and other summer flowers. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 23 December 2013

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Tony Weller'

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Tony Weller' Friar Jug D2973 c1920

An early Friar shape jug, the smallest size produced, with a portrait of Tony Weller the coachman from 'Pickwick Papers'. The series was introduced by Charles Noke in 1908. Printed in sepia with background washes and detail hand painted in colour. For more information see Premier Antiques

Early Blue and White - 'Italian Scenery'

'Italian Scenery' Arcaded Dessert Plate c1820

A fine basket weave and arcaded plate printed in dark blue with a view taken from the 'Italian Scenery' series produced by several early potters. A charming river scene with a woman, goats and a cow in the foreground, two men in a rowing boat and in the background an Italianate building with a tower and bridge. I have two of these lovely plates, and although unmarked, are probably by Adams or Wood. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Royal Winton 'Hazel' Chintz

Grimwades Royal Winton 'Hazel' Chintz Octagonal Dish c1935

A lovely and quite unusual Royal Winton 'Hazel' octagonal dish. One of two which look stunning on display. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013

Blue and White 'Abbey Ruins' Vomit Pot

Small Blue and White 'Abbey Ruins' Vomit or Spitting Pot c1830

Quite a rarity, these early vomit or spitting pots were based on the much larger chamber pot. Like feeding cups and pap boats, they could be ordered in your favourite tableware pattern. For more details of this and other unusual items see Premier Antiques


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Barnaby Rudge' Clent Jug D2973 c1910

A shape not often found in Dickens Ware, this early Royal Doulton Clent jug with a portrait of 'Barnaby Rudge' was designed by Charles Noke who introduced the series in 1908. For more details see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Apple Blossom

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Apple Blossom' Cheese Dish and Cover c1938

Two new galleries featuring yellow and green Apple Blossom. See them at Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Royal Winton Somerset Chintz

Royal Winton 'Somerset' Chintz Preserve Pot with Base c1940

A lovely Royal Winton 'Somerset' Ascot shape preserve pot and cover with original under tray or saucer, which was also meant to serve as a butter plate. Rare to find complete as often the pieces get separated. For more details see Premier Antiques


Shelley Nursery Ware - Mabel Lucie Attwell

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Bone China Mug c1950

A lovely vintage Mabel Lucie Attwell child's mug designed for Shelley in fine bone china. "There was a little man, Lived in a caravan, His friends were the bunnies, And other such funnies". A boy at the door of his caravan waving to Boo Boos, bunnies, a tortoise and a caterpillar. For more details and other childrens' ware visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A Jolly Christmas


Here's wishing everyone a very merry Christmas. Happy holidays!

Hancock's Rubens Ware 'Pomegranate'

Hancock's Rubens Ware 'Pomegranate' Vase by F. X. Abraham c1930

An unusual Hancock's vase in 'Pomegranate' designed by F. X. Abraham. Richly painted with fruit in lovely Rubens Ware colours. For more details see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Buttercup

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Buttercup' Jam or Butter Dish c1938

A classic Carlton Ware design in yellow buttercup. For a selection visit my website Premier Antiques

Monday, 16 December 2013

Copeland blue and white - The Mayflower landing in Plymouth Harbor

Copeland Pilgrim Bookstore Plymouth 'Mayflower' Mug c1890

A rare W T Copeland mug to commemorate the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts in 1620. Produced for the Pilgrim Bookstore circa 1890, it's a wonderful example of antique Americana. For more details see Premier Antiques

Reverse with the seal of the Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Maling Jumbo ware

Maling 'Jumbo' cup & saucer c1938

Some of the most sought after of Maling pieces are the 'Jumbo' teapots and cups and saucers from the 1920s and 30s. They were decorated with designs such as chintz or willow pattern and sometimes even rarer designs crop up. It's thought that many of these were made primarily as show pieces to encourage new clients and certainly local tea rooms would often display them in their windows. Below is a jumbo cup and saucer with a rare hunting theme. For more details see Premier Antiques

Maling 'Jumbo' detail 

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Clarice Cliff Fantasque 'Floreat'

Clarice Cliff Fantasque 'Floreat' Havre shape bowl c1930

A bold floral design also known as 'Wild Rose' and produced briefly for the early Fantasque range in 1929/30. Difficult to find in good condition as the thick enamelling and broad areas of colour were prone to flaking and scratches. For more information on this stunning Havre bowl, visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 13 December 2013

Art Deco - Gray's Pottery

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Hand Painted Floral Wall Plate c1935

Under the influence of Gordon Forsyth and then later Susie Cooper, Gray's Pottery began to produce hand painted lustre and enamelled wares. By the late 1920s they were well known for their bold floral and geometric designs. Purely decorating studios, they bought in blanks from other factories and quite often the other factory mark can be seen under the larger Gray's backstamp. Here is an unusual plate with a design by Sam Talbot from the mid 30s which shows the great skill of Gray's paintresses. For more details see Premier Antiques


Early Carlton Ware - Wiltshaw and Robinson


A lovely cream jug by Wiltshaw and Robinson in vellum blush with deep cobalt blue and hand painted godetias. Early Carlton Ware at its best. For details see Premier Antiques

Early Carlton Ware blush jug c1895

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Royal Winton 'Dovecote'

Royal Winton 'Dovecote' Art Deco Tame Vase c1936

Introduced with a matt glaze in the mid 1930s, 'Dovecote' is vibrantly hand painted with roses, delphiniums and other flowers grouped around a dovecote complete with doves. A classic Royal Winton design, not seen that often. For more details of this lovely vase see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Beehive'

Royal Winton 'Beehive' Preserve Pot c1936

One of the most collected of Royal Winton hand painted wares, 'Beehive' was introduced in the mid 1930s. Here is an early preserve pot, beautifully painted in lovely vibrant colours. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Victorian Vaseline Opalescent Glass

Opalescent glass jug c1890

A fine hand made vaseline opalescent Stourbridge jug with applied green handle and rim. A lovely example of late Victorian art glass. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 9 December 2013

Charlotte Rhead - Circular Fruits

Charlotte Rhead 'Circular Fruits' c1938

A dynamic Crown Ducal design which works particularly well on chargers and plaques. Introduced in 1938, the orange, yellow and mauve fruit are outlined with tubed dashes, creating an unusual 'stitched' effect. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Gum Trees A' Series

Royal Doulton Australian 'Gum Trees' Series 'A' Dish D5506 c1935

A fine 8051 dish in the 'Gum Trees A' series introduced in 1934. A lovely Australian landscape with a large gum tree and fence in the foreground and a farm with two horses in the distance. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Carlton Ware - Yellow Buttercup

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Buttercup' Trefoil Dish c1939

A classic Carlton Ware design and one of the most collected. It looks great as a single collection, but also mixes well with other designs, particularly when it's used as a contrast with green Foxglove and Apple Blossom. Here are three unusual pieces, rare to find especially in good condition. For more Buttercup see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Buttercup' Napkin Ring c1936

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Buttercup' Sugar Shaker c1938


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Shelley Pottery 'Violette'

Shelley Pottery 'Violette' Art Nouveau Vase c1916

An elegant 'Violette' vase using a stencilling technique against a matt black background and the art nouveau style flowers and leaves are then hand enamelled in purple and green. For more details see Premier Antiques

Hand Painted Royal Worcester - William Hale


A lovely Royal Worcester cabinet plate with a beautiful study of pink and yellow roses by William Hale who was a famous fruit and flower painter at the Worcester factory. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Hand Painted Royal Worcester Cabinet Plate by William Hale c1914


Friday, 6 December 2013

Sowerby Glass - Blanc de Lait

Sowerby glass posy holder c1880

Literally 'milky white', this is a fine example of Sowerby's vitro-porcelain glass in the Aesthetic Movement taste. Sowerby were leading proponents of this early style. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sowerby 'Blanc de Lait' glass c1880

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware Series 'A' D5175

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware Series 'A' Matchstriker D5175 c1932

A rare Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'A' Series matchbox holder, striker and cigarette dispenser with Sam Weller on the front and Mr Micawber on the reverse. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Sam Weller and Mr Micawber' Dickens Ware matchstriker

Carlton Ware Green 'Fruit Basket'

Carlton Ware Green 'Fruit Basket' Art Deco Chamber Stick c1935

I was pleased to find a perfect one of these lovely little art deco chamber sticks. Over the years I've seen one or two but they've always been badly damaged, I guess because the finned handle is difficult to hold especially with a lighted candle. For more details and a good selection of Carlton Ware visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Robinson and Leadbeater Parian Ware - Venus de Milo

Robinson & Leadbeater Parian Ware Venus de Milo c1890

A lovely Robinson & Leadbeater parian bust of the Venus de Milo found on the Aegean island of Milos in 1820. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Clevedon' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Clevedon' Chintz Canoe Shaped Dish c1935

A lovely Royal Winton canoe shaped dish in the early 1930s 'Clevedon' pattern. For more details see Premier Antiques


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Art Nouveau - Doulton Burslem

Doulton Burslem 'Marsh Marigold' Art Nouveau Cabinet Plate c1885

A beautiful hand painted Doulton Burslem plate with a pierced and scrolled rim. Hand decorated in shot enamels with sinuous marsh marigolds lined with raised gilding. A lovely example of early art nouveau. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Hancock's Corona Ware - Water Lily by Molly Hancock

Corona Ware 'Water Lily' Vase by Molly Hancock c1928

A lovely Hancock's 'Water Lily' vase designed by Molly Hancock with vibrantly hand painted leaves and flowers against a deep blue/black background. For more details see Premier Antiques

Shelley - Mabel Lucie Attwell

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Bone China Tea Plate c1945

A lovely Mabel Lucie Attwell tea plate with pink trim, 'Little blue bird how he sings - So happy on my plates and things'. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Vintage Royal Winton Chintz

Vintage Royal Winton Chintz 1935 - 55

For a good selection of original Royal Winton florals from Balmoral to Welbeck, see my website Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Royal Crown Derby 'Traditional Imari' Pattern 2451

Royal Crown Derby 'Traditional Imari' Pattern 2451 Coffee Can c1922

A lovely 'Traditional Imari' pattern 2451 coffee can and saucer richly decorated in iron red, cobalt blue and 22 carat gold. For more details see Premier Antiques