Friday 31 January 2014

Carlton Ware Posy Vases

In the mid 1930s Carlton Ware introduced a selection of posy vases to complement their new ranges of embossed Australian Designs. Lilies, daffodils and tulips were all used as themes for some of the prettiest and unusual items ever produced by the factory. For a selection see Premier Antiques

Thursday 30 January 2014

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern I' Series

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern I' Series Rack Plate c1930 D4550

A vibrant Royal Doulton block printed floral rack plate in rich tones of orange, blue, green and crimson. A striking example of the 'Floral Pattern I' series, produced from 1925 and withdrawn by 1942. For more details and other floral patterns visit my website Premier Antiques

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Robinson and Leadbeater Parian Ware - Mozart

Robinson and Leadbeater Parian Ware Bust of Mozart c1890

A beautifully modelled Robinson & Leadbeater parian bust of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91). For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday 27 January 2014

Antique Parian Ware

Victorian Parian Ware by Copeland and Minton

For a selection of 19th century Parian by Copeland, Robinson and Leadbeater, Minton and others see Premier Antiques

Saturday 25 January 2014

Grimwades Royal Winton 'Beehive'

Large Grimwades Royal Winton Beehive Milk Jug c1936

An original 1930's Beehive milk jug in the rare 1.5 pint size. Beautifully painted with lovely vibrant colours and in excellent condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday 24 January 2014

Carlton Ware Water Lily

A rare pair of pink water lily candle holders and an unusual large jug in green. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday 23 January 2014

Early Victorian Blue and White - Davenport 'Canton'

Early Victorian Davenport 'Canton' Dinner Plate c1840

A lovely early Victorian plate with a romanticised Chinese river scene with an oriental couple, prominent vase of flowers and pagodas. Printed in light blue with a pretty flower and scroll border. For more details see Premier Antiques

Maling Embossed Wall Plaques

Three stunning hand painted wall plaques produced by Maling in the 1930s and 40s. Made in several colourways, these ones have the deepest of cobalt blue backgrounds.

For these and other great pieces of Maling visit Premier Antiques

Maling 'Old Mill' Wall Plaque c1948

Maling 'Tulips' Wall Plaque c1935

Maling 'Japanese Lantern' Wall Plaque c1937

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Early Blue and White - Spode's Greek Series

Spode Greek pattern basket stand c1815

Introduced in 1806 and based on illustrations taken from a large work of Sir William Hamilton's collection of antiquities published in 1804, Spode's Greek pattern reflected the taste for all things classical. Four urns or vases in the border remain constant throughout the series, but the themes of the central panel and cartouches between the border urns vary in content. Although produced sporadically throughout the 19th century, rare early Spode pieces are much sought after by collectors. For more details visit Premier Antiques

E Radford

An unusual little wall pocket - for more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Royal Doulton 'Mr. Micawber' Dickens Series 'A' D6327

Royal Doulton 'Mr. Micawber' Dickens Ware Cup and Saucer c1949

Produced only a couple of years before the series was more or less discontinued in 1951, this fine Royal Doulton Dickensware teacup and saucer designed by Charles Noke depicts Mr. Micawber from 'David Copperfield'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Gaudy Welsh

Gaudy Welsh 'Bethesda' Ironstone Jug with Dragon Handle c1830

Gaudy Welsh first appeared in the 1820's and grew from the many oriental based designs being developed at the time. The main colours were iron red, green and cobalt blue. In addition turquoise, yellow and pink were also used along with gold, purple and pink lustre. Gaudy Welsh was produced over a long period of time and potteries such as Allertons and Sudlow continued production into the early 20th century. However late pieces are nearly always marked whereas the early wares tended to be unmarked. Here is a fine and early 'Bethesda' pattern dragon jug. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday 19 January 2014

Wedgwood Green Glazed Majolica

Wedgwood Green Glazed Majolica Leaf Dish c1880

An unusual green majolica leaf dish by Wedgwood with a central flower and radiating leaves on a basket weave background. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Eleanor

A very pretty Royal Winton 'Eleanor' trio. Pink roses with sprigs of other flowers in orange, yellow, blue, pink and white. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Eleanor' Trio c1945

Saturday 18 January 2014

Early Carlton Ware - Wiltshaw and Robinson

Carlton Ware 'Cornucopia' teapot c1899

A fine blush ware teapot in 'Cornucopia' - quality Victorian Carlton Ware at its best ! For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday 17 January 2014

Royal Doulton 'Syren' Pattern D5102

Royal Doulton 'Syren' Duveen Tea for Two Set D5102 c1932

A stunning Royal Doulton 'Syren' pattern tea for two set in the wonderful art deco 'Duveen' shape which works beautifully with this vibrant scrolling leaf design. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Thursday 16 January 2014

Carlton Ware Yellow Foxglove

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Foxglove' Cream Jug c1940

A classic art deco design, introduced by Carlton Ware in the late 1930s. For more details and a selection of yellow and green foxglove see Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Foxglove' Toast Rack c1939

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Royal Winton Jazz

Royal Winton 'Jazz' Art Deco Cream Jug c1934

'Jazz' is a vibrant combination of arcs, squares, circles, triangles and other shapes in tan, yellow, purple, black and green. A mixture of printing, sponging and hand painting, it was given the name by collectors because of its abstract musical features. Introduced by Grimwades in the early 1930s and reputably sold as a special offer in a magazine, pieces are seldom marked by the factory though occasionally items are impressed 'Winton'. For a selection visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Jazz' Art Deco Sugar Basin c1934

Early Blue and White - Passion Flower Border Series

Passion Flower Border Series 'Belvoir Castle' c1825

A lovely series of views of England and Ireland set within a floral border of passion flowers. Fourteen or so views have been recorded, and here is Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle'

Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle' Art Deco Trio by Percy Curnock c1938

A beautiful bone china trio based on watercolour studies by Percy Curnock, one of Royal Doulton's most talented artists. The thistle famously grows near Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Pieces acknowledge this and were made during the time she was Queen Elizabeth, consort of George VI (1936-1952). Earlier cups have the angular art deco handle. For more details see Premier Antiques

Charlotte Rhead Trellis Pattern

Large Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal 'Trellis' Flower Jug c1939

Produced in 1939, Trellis (pattern 6016) is a pretty design of flower sprays enclosed within tube lined panels. Shown here on a large 207 flower jug which displays the pattern to great effect. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Monday 13 January 2014

Wedgwood Majolica Plates

Ranked alongside Minton and George Jones, Wedgwood began producing coloured Victorian majolica wares around 1860. With a new partnership in 1858, the transfer of artist and designer Emile Lessore from Minton in 1860 and the advice of Leon Arnoux, Wedgwood began to perfect their knowledge of majolica production. Here are two lovely plates from this early period. For more majolica plates see Premier Antiques

Wedgwood majolica - 'Stanley' plate c1870

Wedgwood majolica - 'Daisy' plate c1864

Sunday 12 January 2014

Hancock's Corona Ware - Molly Hancock

Molly Hancock Corona Ware 'Cremorne' bowl c1930

A small range of printed outline and hand painted pottery introduced by Hancock's around 1928 when the vogue for named designer wares gained in popularity. 'Cremorne', 'Cherry Ripe', 'Water Lily' and 'Autumn' are the most well known designs by Molly Hancock. For a selection of Hancock and Sons pottery visit Premier Antiques

Molly Hancock 'Water Lily' jug c1928

Corona Ware 'Cherry Ripe' Plate by Molly Hancock c1928

Shorter and Son - Tulip Vases

In the mid 1930s, Shorter introduced a series of posy vases moulded as irises, orchids, daffodils and tulips. Like other Shorter wares of the period, they allowed painters a range of colours so each piece is individually hand painted. For more details see Premier Antiques

Shorter pink 'Tulip' vase c1939

Shorter yellow 'Tulip' vase c1939

Saturday 11 January 2014

Royal Winton 'Royalty' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Royalty' Chintz Egg Cups with Tray c1937

A lovely Royal Winton 'Royalty' chintz egg cup stand with four egg cups. Rare to find complete, especially in a good pattern and in such great condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Crown Ducal Orange Tree

Crown Ducal Orange Tree Sandwich Set c1930

Using a print and enamel technique, Crown Ducal's Orange Tree is one of the most iconic of Art Deco designs. Introduced in the 1920s and popular throughout the 30s, these days it is still much admired by collectors. Difficult to find in good condition, here is a complete sandwich set in excellent order. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday 10 January 2014

Victorian Cranberry Glass

Victorian cranberry wine glasses c1880
A lovely set of six cranberry wine glasses with cut stems each containing an air trapped 'tear drop'. Sets of this quality are rare to find. For more cranberry visit Premier Antiques

Wiltshaw and Robinson - Early Carlton Ware

One of the finest pieces of blush ware I've seen in a while. A top quality pierced cabinet plate, delicately painted. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wiltshaw & Robinson Carlton Ware plate c1900

Thursday 9 January 2014

Royal Doulton Bill Sykes Dickens Series G Jug

Royal Doulton Dickens Series G 'Bill Sykes' Relief Moulded Jug D6396 

A superb Royal Doulton relief moulded jug featuring Bill Sykes from 'Oliver Twist'. The jug is moulded as old timber framed buildings with the villain and Bullseye his dog as central figures. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Dickens G 'Bill Sykes' Relief Moulded Jug backstamp

Wednesday 8 January 2014

George Jones Abbey Ware

Originally known as 'Abbey Wreath' and produced by William Adams in the 1840s, George Jones bought many of the Adams patterns in 1861, this being one of them. It was later reissued when the craze for earlier china patterns was at its height in the 1900s. For a selection of Abbey Ware visit Premier Antiques

George Jones Abbey Ware jam pot c1920

George Jones Abbey Ware coffee can & saucer c1925