Friday, 30 May 2014

Royal Winton 'Fairy Cobwebs'

Royal Winton 'Fairy Cobwebs' Vase c1935


A fairy with yellow hair sits in the branch of a flowering cherry tree against a dark blue ground. Dressed in shades of pink with wings tinged yellow, pink and green, there are two green butterflies nearby and behind her is a gold cobweb. The detail is also outlined in gold. For more details of this fabulous and rare vase visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Royal Winton Handcraft - Jazzy Art Deco

Royal Winton Handcraft Jazzy Art Deco Trio c1930

A rare trio from Royal Winton's 'Handcraft' range in an unrecorded geometric pattern similar to 'Chimneys' and 'Jazz'. Blocks of sponged enamel colours in blue, orange and tan with a stylised emerging sunburst, creating a bold art deco design. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Glasgow School of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Glasgow School of Art

On Friday 23rd May 2014 a fire caused significant damage to this iconic building. The 1897-99 part of the building has survived intact. This includes the Mackintosh Museum, Mackintosh Room and Furniture Gallery. The GSA Archives have also survived.

The main part of the damage is in the 1907- 09 part of the building. At this time it is not possible to confirm the extent of the impact beyond the fact that the library and studio above this were sadly lost in the blaze, although it seems certain that the infrastructure of the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre is intact.

Glasgow School of Art Library

Following the fire, the Glasgow School of Art has had many generous offers of financial support. A fund has been set up so that the public can support the GSA to respond to this disastrous event. Here is the link :-

Mackintosh Building Fire Fund on The Big Give

Early Iron Stone 'Amherst Japan'

Early Iron Stone 'Amherst Japan' Side Plates c1835

A lovely pair of early iron stone 'Amherst Japan' side plates probably by Charles Meigh. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 23 May 2014

'Amherst Japan' Pattern

Early 'Amherst Japan' Cup, Saucer and Plate c1840

A fine quality 'semi-china' cup, saucer and plate, probably by Minton. Tradition has it that the pattern was first produced in the 1820s for William Pitt Amherst who was Governor-General of India between 1823 and 1828. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Thursday, 22 May 2014

William Moorcroft Green 'Anemone'

William Moorcroft Green 'Anemone' Bowl c1939

Three Anemone flowers fill the centre of this lovely Moorcroft footed bowl - an early version of this very collectable design. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Antique Wedgwood Majolica

Wedgwood Majolica Trinket Box and Cover c1870

A rare Wedgwood majolica trinket box, the cover moulded with a central flower and a border of multi-coloured leaves and flowers, repeated as a band around the base of the pot. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wedgwood Majolica c1870


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

William Moorcroft Pottery

1920s William Moorcroft

For a good selection of old Moorcroft pottery, why not visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Woodley Dale' Miniatures D5369

Royal Doulton 'Woodley Dale' Miniature 7012 Vase D5369 c1934

Two lovely miniature vases in the 1930s 'Woodley Dale' landscape series printed in grey/blue with hand painted detail. Rare little items from a short production run (1932-39). For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Woodley Dale' Miniature 7016 Vase D5369 c1934

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Carlton Ware Pink 'Buttercup'

Carlton Ware Pink 'Buttercup' Footed Dish c1936

A lovely pink buttercup footed dish in great condition and nicely painted. The pink is exceptionally good. A fine example and a difficult piece to find in such good order. For more details see Premier Antiques


Monday, 19 May 2014

Keeling and Co - Losol Ware 'Shanghai'

Graduated Set of Three Keeling and Co 'Shanghai' Losol Ware Jugs c1910

A rare graduated set of three Losol Ware 'Shanghai' jugs, the blue printed outline of an oriental pheasant and stylised peonies hand enamelled in red, pink, yellow and green. It's always been difficult to find good graduated sets, especially in such great condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Rip Van Winkle B' Series Ware D2788

Royal Doulton 'Rip Van Winkle B' Series Ware Rack Plate D2788 c1907

An early (first year of production) example of 'Rip Van Winkle B' showing 'The Draught of Hollands', one of seven known scenes in this series which was introduced in 1907 and withdrawn by 1928. Based on Washington Irving's version of the old folk tale where a man drinks a magic potion of Hollands Gin and sleeps for twenty years. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Wemyss Ware 'Cabbage Roses' by Edwin Sandland

Wemyss Ware Edwin Sandland 'Cabbage Roses' Cake Plate c1918

A lovely Wemyss cabbage roses plate painted by Edwin Sandland who worked at the Fife pottery as chief decorator from 1916 to 1928. He came from a long line of master potters (his father owned Sandlands Ltd) and was influential in developing the more jazzy Wemyss style of the 1920s. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Wemyss inscription by Edwin Sandland

Early Blue and White - Don Pottery - Named Italian Views

Don Pottery 'Named Italian Views' Series Pearlware Soup Plate c1820

Printed in a medium blue this view depicts a group of travellers sketching and exploring the ancient ruined tomb of Theron. A rare one to find in this series, especially with the Don Pottery marks. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Bizarre by Clarice Cliff

Original Clarice Cliff designs - Blue Chintz and Windbells

Two stunning pieces of Clarice Cliff - an unusual wall plate in Blue Chintz which has a pierced foot rim for hanging and a beautifully painted Athens jug in Windbells. For a good selection of Bizarre and Fantasque wares visit Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Hazel' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Hazel' Sauce Boat c1936

A lovely vintage 'Hazel' chintz sauce boat and stand in excellent condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Mr Pickwick' Dickens Ware

Royal Doulton 'Mr Pickwick' Dickens Ware Friar Jug c1915

An early Royal Doulton Friar shape jug from the Dickens Ware series designed by Charles Noke and depicting Mr Pickwick from 'Pickwick Papers'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 16 May 2014

Early Blue and White - Spode's India Pattern


It's thought that the India pattern got its name from the East India Company which imported the Chinese originals from which Spode derived this type of floral design. A near copy from the K'ang Hsi period (1662-1772), here it's shown on a soup plate which is finely potted and has a lovely pale blue rippled glaze. For more details see Premier Antiques

Spode 'India' Pattern Soup Plate c1820

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Delecia Citrus'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Delecia Citrus' Tea Plate c1932

A fine Clarice Cliff Bizarre plate painted with orange and yellow fruit on a green 'Delecia' drip ware ground. Produced in 1932. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Wemyss Ware 'Cabbage Roses'

Wemyss Ware 'Cabbage Rose' Pin Tray c1900

A lovely early Wemyss rectangular pin tray hand painted with cabbage roses. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

Hancock's Rubens Ware 'Pomegranate' Sugar Shaker c1925

A rare sugar shaker by Hancock & Sons decorated in the Pomegranate pattern designed by Art Director F X Abraham. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Mayfair' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Mayfair' Chintz Tennis Cup and Saucer c1951

A lovely 'Mayfair' tennis set with sprays of rust and cerise chrysanthemums together with blue anemone-like flowers and small cerise buds and trailing leaves on a creamy background. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Radford Butterfly Ware

An unusual art deco jug by Edward Radford in the hand painted Butterfly Ware range. For more details see Premier Antiques

E Radford 'Butterfly Ware' jug c1939

Monday, 12 May 2014

Royal Doulton 'Deer' Series 'D' D5194

Royal Doulton 'Deer' Series D Rack Plate D5194 c1934

A colourful rack plate featuring a woodland scene with a stag and two does under sycamore trees - the only scene in this series which was introduced in 1932 and withdrawn during WWII. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Early Blue and White - William Adams 'Regent's Park Villa'

William Adams 'Villa in the Regents Park, London' Plate c1825
A gorgeous plate from William Adams 'Regent's Park Series' of three different views of residences taken from Shepherd's 'Metropolitan Improvements' . Printed in dark blue, this one shows St. John's Lodge, a villa owned by John Maberly. A lovely scene with a regency couple in the foreground and a groom with horse and chaise in front of the villa. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Burleigh Ware 'Pan'

Burleigh Ware 'Pan' Zenith Art Deco Teapot c1930

A classic design on a superb art deco Zenith shape. 'Pan' is one of the most collected of Burleigh Ware patterns and works beautifully on this large teapot. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

William Moorcroft Cobalt Blue 'Pansy'

William Moorcroft Cobalt Blue 'Pansy' Plate c1920

Fine tube lining and rich colours on a deep cobalt blue ground work beautifully on this lovely Moorcroft plate. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton Yellow 'Hibiscus'

Royal Winton Yellow 'Hibiscus' Wall Pocket c1950

A superb Royal Winton 'Hibiscus' wall pocket with beautifully painted flowers on a yellow ground. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Carlton Ware Hydrangea

Carlton Ware Blue 'Hydrangea' Wall Pocket Vases

Hydrangea was one of the final post war embossed Australian designs produced by Carlton Ware. Pale green or pale blue grounds were used for either pink or pink and blue hydrangeas. Here is a rare pair of wall pockets in lovely condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Early Blue and White - Ridgway's Portland Basket

Ridgway's 'Portland Basket' c1830

A very pretty floral print on stone china with a central basket of flowers by John and William Ridgway produced on dessert wares in the 1830s. For more details see Premier Antiques


Clarice Cliff 'Bridgwater'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Bridgwater' Square Leda Preserve Dish c1934

A fine Bizarre Leda shape preserve dish beautifully painted in the 'Bridgwater' design of a bright orange tree with yellow bridge and cottage. Produced briefly in 1934. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 9 May 2014

Spode's Felspar Porcelain

Spode's Felspar Porcelain Pattern 3644 Hydra Jug c1825

A superb 'hydra' jug in feldspar bone china, introduced by Spode in the early 1820s. The addition of feldspar to the body produced a fine quality and hard wearing china which Spode called 'Felspar Porcelain'. Perfect for hand painting in bright enamels as in this lovely Chinoiserie design of figures in a garden. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Spode's Felspar Porcelain Jug c1825 - detail

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Woodland'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Woodland' Stamford Teapot c1931

An early Stamford teapot boldly decorated in 'Woodland' with a sinuous black, orange and green tree in a landscape of yellow hills and multi-coloured 'lollipop' flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Royal Winton 'Bedale' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Bedale' Chintz Muffin Dish c1939

It's always been difficult to find muffin dishes in good order, so it's great to get one in a good chintz design and undamaged. An alternative colourway to Summertime, the larger roses are yellow instead of pink and the smaller roses are pink instead of yellow. A charming design not seen that often. For more details visit Premier Antiques 



Shelley Harmony 'Drip' Ware

Shelley Harmony 'Drip' Ware Cream Jug c1930

A lovely little Shelley pottery cream jug. Harmony drip ware in shades of green, blue and coffee. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Royal Winton 'Beehive'

Grimwades Royal Winton 'Beehive' Cruet Set c1939

A lovely Beehive cruet by Royal Winton. An early version with lovely vibrant colours. Rare to find, especially complete and in such good order. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff Delecia Peaches

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Delecia Citrus' Daffodil Preserve Pot c1932

A superb daffodil shape preserve pot with finned lid, boldly painted in 'Delecia Peaches', a design of orange and yellow fruit set against 'delecia' runnings which work beautifully on this classic art deco shape introduced in 1932. Similar to 'Delecia Citrus' but the leaves are just light green (instead of green and blue) and the yellow fruit have a crescent shape drawn on them. For more details see Premier Antiques


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Early Blue and White - Grazing Rabbits

'Grazing Rabbits' Pearlware Dinner Plate c1820

A lovely dinner plate in the very collectable 'Grazing Rabbits' pattern, printed in medium blue with a rural scene of cottages in the background and three rabbits under a tree in the foreground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Winton 'Dovecote'

Royal Winton 'Dovecote' Art Deco Finned Wye Vase c1936

Introduced in 1936 and modelled in relief with doves and a dovecote surrounded by brightly painted flowers, 'Dovecote' is similar in style and colour to 'Terrace' which was introduced by Royal Winton at the same time. Here it's beautifully done on a rare finned Wye vase which is in superb condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques