Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Majolica Fish

Majolica Fish Wall Pockets c1890

A rare pair of Victorian majolica wall pockets modelled as fish with fine coloured glazes in purples, blues, brown and ochre. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 25 November 2013

Carnival Glass - Northwood Fruits and Flowers

Carnival Glass - Northwood 'Fruits and Flowers'

'Fruits and Flowers' is similar to 'Three Fruits' and both have the same three fruits but 'Fruits and Flowers' doesn't have any pattern in the centre (except the rare variant). Small flowers curl in toward the centre from the fruit spray. Here is a lovely green 7.5" bowl with Northwood's trademark in the centre. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Carnival Glass - Northwood 'Fruits and Flowers' detail

Victorian Pressed Glass Salts

Henry Greener Slag Glass Open Salts c1880

Glass was the perfect material for open salt cellars and all of the pressed glass makers produced some superb examples and are much sought after today. From simple baskets to elaborate birds and animals, the choice must have been fantastic.

Burtles, Tate and Company Opalescent Glass Swan c1885

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Minton Parian Ware - the 'Lismore' Jug

Minton Parian Ware 'Lismore' Fluted Jug c1852

A fine piece of Minton parian ware known as the Lismore jug bearing a registration diamond for 5th June 1852 (Minton and Co.). A similar jug can be seen in the V&A collection. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Copeland Parian Ware

Copeland Parian Ware Harvest Jug c1860

A large and impressive harvest or ale jug crisply modelled as a barrel with sheaves of barley and corn. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Early Blue and White - Family and Mule Pattern

'Family and Mule' plate c1820

A lovely design by an unknown maker used on dinner wares. A woman leads a mule on which a boy is seated, accompanied by three other children and a dog. There is a small bridge over a stream which they have just crossed and impressive ruins in the background. The border consists of large flowers and leaves on a stippled ground alternating with scrolled sections on a darker ground with acanthus leaves. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Antique Cranberry Glass

Victorian cranberry glass vase c1880

A lovely Victorian cranberry glass vase with two applied clear glass handles - urn shaped with panel moulding and good depth of colour. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 18 November 2013

W H Goss - Sir Walter Scott

W H Goss Parian Ware Bust of Sir Walter Scott c1880

An early W H Goss parian bust of the poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott wearing plaid on a socle base. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Hand Painted Gray's Pottery

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Pink and Green Floral Jug c1932

A large Paris shape jug produced by Gray's around 1932 and beautifully painted with art deco flowers in shades of pink on a green stippled background and finished in best gold. Signed 'Jean'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Wemyss Ware 'Cabbage Roses'

Wemyss Ware 'Cabbage Roses' Gordon Dessert Plate c1920

A lovely Wemyss Ware cabbage roses Gordon dessert plate painted by Joseph Nekola. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Crown Derby 'Traditional Imari' Pattern 2451

Royal Crown Derby 'Traditional Imari' Pattern 2451 Dish c1934

A fine 'Traditional Imari' pattern 2451 octagonal dish decorated in iron red, cobalt blue and 22 carat gold. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Copeland Parian Ware 'Lesbia' by W C Marshall

Copeland Parian Bust of 'Lesbia' by W C Marshall c1860

A beautifully modelled Parian ware bust by Copeland after the sculpture 'Lesbia' by Calder Marshall, RA. Made for the Crystal Palace Art Union and in excellent condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Estelle' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Estelle' Chintz Large Orleans Dish c1945

A large Royal Winton 'Estelle' chintz art deco shaped dish in the Orleans shape with fan shaped handles. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 15 November 2013

Robinson and Leadbeater Parian Ware - Lord Roberts

Robinson and Leadbeater Parian Bust of Lord Roberts c1900

Field Marshall Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Lord Roberts (1832-1914) was one of the most successful commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. This finely modelled bust shows him in full military uniform. For more details see Premier Antiques

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Royal Doulton 'Sairey Gamp' Dickens Ware

Royal Doulton 'Sairey Gamp' Dickens Ware 'A' Vase D2973 c1910

An early Royal Doulton Dickens Ware vase (shape no. 7387) depicting Sairey Gamp from 'Martin Chuzzlewit'. A rare item in lovely condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Royal Winton 'Clevedon' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Clevedon' Chintz Canoe Shaped Dish c1935

Sprays of pink and yellow roses with smaller blue veronica and yellow bidens on a cream stippled background make up this early pattern, introduced around 1934. Finished with a hand painted cerise red trim. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Clevedon' Chintz Trefoil Dish c1935

Royal Crown Derby 'Imari Witches' Pattern 6299

Royal Crown Derby 'Imari Witches' Pattern 6299 Bud Vase c1905

A beautiful Royal Crown Derby bud vase from the Edwardian era. Finely painted with the Imari 'Witches' pattern 6299. For more details see Premier Antiques


Monday, 11 November 2013

Copeland Late Spode Indian Sporting Series 'Common Wolf Trap'

Copeland Spode Indian Sporting Series 'Common Wolf Trap' Dish c1835

A rare dish printed in medium blue and showing a wolf trap with a lamb suspended over it in a basket. A pot of water drips on to the lamb causing it to bleat and attract wolves. Four wolves have gathered and one is shown falling into the pit below which is disguised with branches and leaves. Framed by a beautifully exotic border of tigers, bears, boar and cormorants. For more details see Premier Antiques


Shelley Harmony Ware

Shelley Blue Harmony Ware Cocoa Mug c1930

Introduced in the early 1930s by Eric Slater and also called 'drip ware' by collectors, here is an early blue cocoa mug with scraffito decoration where the design is scratched into the surface. For more details see Premier Antiques


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Spode 'Caramanian' Series 'Sarcophagi and Sepulchres at the Head of the Harbour at Cacamo'

Spode 'Caramanian' Series Dinner Plate c1810

A superb double indented shape plate, introduced by Spode specifically for the Caramanian series. Taken from Luigi Mayer's book 'Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania' (pub.1803), this scene shows 'Sarcophagi and Sepulchres at the Head of the Harbour at Cacamo'. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff Bizarre Autumn 'Crocus'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre Autumn 'Crocus' Tankard Cream Jug c1929

A lovely Clarice Cliff Bizarre cream jug beautifully painted with bold strokes associated with early autumn Crocus circa 1929. The early pieces bear hand written 'crocus' usually in green. For more details see Premier Antiques


Clarice Cliff early hand written 'crocus' mark c1929

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters 'Romeo'

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters 'Romeo' Dish E7267 c1915

A fine Royal Doulton Shakespeare series 'Romeo' bone china trinket dish with the first series polychrome background first introduced in 1912. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 8 November 2013

Royal Doulton Isaac Walton Ware 'Gallant Fishers'

Royal Doulton Isaac Walton Ware Jug D2312 U.S. Patent c1906

Based on Izaak Walton's 'The Compleat Angler' first published in 1653, the series depicts combinations of fishermen in 17th century dress with various quotations and willow tree borders. Here is an early art nouveau shaped jug, similar to the Tudor shape, showing various characters from the series. Around the base is the quote "And when the timrous trout I wait to take, And he devours my bait". For more details see Premier Antiques


Antique Majolica - Joseph Holdcroft

Joseph Holdcroft Cobalt Majolica 'Water Lily' Plate c1870

Two fine majolica plates by Joseph Holdcroft who brought skills from Minton to his own pottery in the 1870s and 80s. For a good selection of 19th century majolica see Premier Antiques


Joseph Holdcroft Turquoise Majolica 'Grape Leaf & Vine' Plate c1870 

Wemyss Ware Arts and Crafts

Wemyss Ware Arts and Crafts 'Tall Kintore' Candlesticks c1890

A superb pair of Tall Kintore candlesticks, one of the most decorative of old Wemyss shapes very much in the Arts and Crafts style. For more details see Premier Antiques


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Davidson's Pearline - William and Mary

Davidson's yellow pearline glass - William and Mary pattern c1905

Introduced by Davidson in 1901 and given the registration number 413701, catalogues of the time show comports, dishes, jugs and celery vases in both blue and yellow. A pretty design of hearts, here is a fine sugar bowl and creamer in yellow. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Hazel' Chintz

Grimwades Royal Winton 'Hazel' Chintz Athena Jug c1940

A lovely vintage Royal Winton 'Hazel' chintz jug in the Athena shape. For more details see Premier Antiques

Maling and Ringtons

Maling 'Viola' vase for Ringtons c1935

In 1928 Maling began a long association with Ringtons, the Newcastle tea company. Items such as jugs, tea caddies and flower vases were loosely packed with tea and sold by Ringtons at various prices. Below is a lovely embossed 'Viola' vase with original pierced lid. For more details see Premier Antiques

Maling 'Viola' vase with pierced lid c1935

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Clarice Cliff Trees and House

Clarice Cliff Fantasque Red 'Trees and House' Perth Jug c1929

An early Fantasque landscape produced in 1929. Featuring black bubble trees, a red wedge tree and a half hidden cottage with green roof. Colourways include red, orange, pastel and blue. For more details of this lovely Perth jug in the red colour way visit Premier Antiques


Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby Imari Pattern Footed Dish c1933

A fine quality small comport with a pierced foot and scrolling pierced handles. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'

Royal Doulton Daily Mirror 'Pip, Squeak & Wilfred' Dinner Plate c1929

Based on the Daily Mirror comic strip, this Royal Doulton series was only produced from 1927 to 1935. Featuring Pip the dog, Squeak the penguin and Wilfred the rabbit created by Uncle Dick (B J Lamb) and drawn by A B Payne. This rare children's dinner plate shows scene five of five, 'Oh Dear, isn't this an ancient pier Pip?', as the trio go fishing. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Minton Turquoise Majolica Oyster Plate

Minton Turquoise Majolica Oyster Plate c1872

A superb Minton majolica oyster plate with six turquoise wells and a central green well. Each section is divided by borders of smaller shells and seaweed. In excellent condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Minton Turquoise Majolica Oyster Plate - detail

Royal Winton Estelle Chintz

Royal Winton 'Estelle' Chintz Countess Breakfast Set on Tray c1950

A pretty chintz pattern with pink, yellow and lavender flowers on a cream background. Introduced just after the war, some items have gilt Australian and Canadian registration marks for 1950. For more details of this rare and gorgeous breakfast set visit my website Premier Antiques

Wemyss Jazzy Roses

Large Wemyss Ware Jazzy 'Cabbage Roses' Tankard c1925

As the trend for brightly painted wares grew during the art deco period, Wemyss began producing more vibrant versions of old favourites and 'Jazzy Wemyss' flourished for a few years until the pottery closed in 1930. For details of this massive handmade tankard see Premier Antiques