Sunday, 31 August 2014

Royal Doulton 'Lady with Stylish Hat' Miniature Wall Mask HN1612

Royal Doulton 'Lady with Stylish Hat' Miniature Wall Mask HN1612 c1928

A rare miniature wall mask designed by Leslie Harradine for Royal Doulton and in production from around 1928 to 1934. Lovely detail and delicate colours - under 3 inches high. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 29 August 2014

Beswick 'Crocus'

Vintage Beswick 'Crocus' Toast Rack c1950

A pretty Beswick toast rack moulded with hand painted yellow, purple and blue crocuses on a lemon yellow ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Charlotte Rhead - Turin

Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal 'Turin' Vase c1932

Produced in 1932 and shown at the British Industries Fair of that year, Turin consists of bands of overlapping stylised lotus leaves in olive and indigo lustre on a turquoise ground. An early Crown Ducal design, rarely seen. For more details see Premier Antiques


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Moorcroft Powder Blue

Moorcroft Powder Blue Milk Jug c1935

A fine quality Moorcoft milk jug from the Powder Blue range which was first introduced for the Liberty tearooms in 1913. It was much admired and was soon put into general production where it continued for another 50 years. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 25 August 2014

Art Deco Wall Masks

Original art deco walls masks by Royal Dux and W Goebel

For a selection of original wall masks visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware - Boxed Sets

Carlton Ware Buttercup

It's always lovely to find Carlton Ware pieces in their original gift packaging, though few seem to have survived in reasonable condition. For a selection visit my website Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Foxglove

Carlton Ware Primula


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Clarice Cliff Newport Pottery 'Bird and Flower' design

Clarice Cliff Newport Pottery 'Bird and Flower' Fruit Bowl c1937

An unusual Newport Pottery 314 octagonal bowl designed by Clarice Cliff. Moulded with stylised flowers and birds in flight and hand painted with bright enamels in purple, blue, green, orange and yellow on a satin 'mushroom' glaze ground. For more details see Premier Antiques


William Moorcroft Pottery

Old Moorcroft Pottery c1930

For a selection of old Moorcroft pieces visit Premier Antiques

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Royal Doulton Series Ware

Royal Doulton Series Ware

For a good selection of Series Ware visit Premier Antiques

Early blue and white - Wedgwood 'Absalom's Pillar'

Wedgwood 'Absalom's Pillar' Soup Plate c1820

A fine Wedgwood soup plate printed in medium blue with 'Absalom's Pillar' or 'Absalom's Tomb', based on prints from Luigi Mayer's 'Views of Palestine' c1804. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Carlton Ware Foxglove

Carlton Ware Green 'Foxglove' Salad Bowl and Servers c1939

A superb Carlton Ware green foxglove large salad bowl with original serving spoon and fork. Rare to find, especially in such good order. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Hancock's Corona Ware 'Cremorne' by Molly Hancock

Corona Ware 'Cremorne' Sleeve Vase by Molly Hancock c1930

A lovely Hancock's 'Cremorne' sleeve vase designed by Molly Hancock. Vibrant hand painted flowers in pink, purple, green, yellow and orange against a deep blue/black background. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Carlton Ware 'Strawberry'

Carlton Ware 'Strawberry' Preserve Dish c1935

A lovely preserve dish hand painted with a large strawberry flower edged with leaves and two strawberries. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Decorative Antique Glass


For a selection of colourful and unusual pieces of antique glass, visit my website Premier Antiques

Moorcroft MacIntyre Florian Ware

Moorcroft MacIntyre Florian Ware 'Iris' Vase c1900

A superb William Moorcroft Florian Ware vase beautifully decorated with art nouveau irises and forget-me-nots in delicate shades of blue. Rare to find these early pieces in such good condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 18 August 2014

Clarice Cliff 'Sungay'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Sungay' Octagonal Sandwich Set c1932

A rare Clarice Cliff sandwich set; so many of them are split up and sold as individual items. Bright 'Sungay' colours, beautifully painted on the much sought after octagonal shape. The design was produced around the same time as 'Gayday' but in smaller amounts. For more details see Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Sungay' Octagonal Sandwich Set c1932

Moorcroft Miniatures

Antique and Vintage Moorcroft miniatures

With an average height of two to four inches, just about every range from Aurelian and Florian to the later floral and fruit designs were produced in miniature vases and bowls. Showing great skill, they are much prized and relatively rare to find. For a selection of old Moorcroft, visit my website Premier Antiques

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Early Mason's Patent Ironstone China

Early Mason's Patent Ironstone China Soup Plate c1820

A fine Mason's Ironstone soup plate decorated with an oriental garden scene. In remarkable condition for its age. Impressed 'Mason's Patent Ironstone China' with Glasgow retailers 'Geddes, Kidston & Co' printed in iron red. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Early impressed Mason's mark with printed Glasgow retailer c1820

Elkin, Knight and Bridgwood - Etruscan Series

Elkin, Knight and Bridgwood - Etruscan Series c1830

'Etruscan' designs were often influenced by prints of Sir William Hamilton's collection of recently excavated finds. Elkin, Knight and Bridgwood introduced a lovely series around 1830, using groups of classical figures within a border of acanthus scrolls. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 15 August 2014

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Secrets'

Large Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Secrets' Octagonal Plate c1933

A hill topped by two cottages overlooking an estuary with a bubble tree in the foreground. One of the most iconic of Clarice's landscape designs introduced in 1933. For more details of this wonderful plate and other pieces of 'Secrets' visit my website Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Pink Buttercup

Carlton Ware Large Pink 'Buttercup' Two Handled Dish c1936

A stunning pink buttercup two handled dish by Carlton Ware - a rare shape to find with two moulded buttercup handles. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Shorter and Son Blue 'Geranium'

Shorter and Son Blue 'Geranium' Serving Dish c1936

A superb Shorter art deco dish modelled as geranium leaves and flowers and hand painted in green, pink and purple on a bright blue background. For more details of this rare design visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern K' Series D5996

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern K' Series Rack Plate c1939 D5996

A colourful Royal Doulton geometric 'floral pattern' rack plate block printed in contrasting cerise, mauve, blue, green and yellow. A lovely example of the 'Floral K' series introduced in 1929. Doulton were one of the few factories to retain a block printing department. It was an expensive and skilled process, though capable of producing clear, bright colours which epitomise the art deco period. For more details and a selection of floral patterns visit Premier Antiques 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Clarice Cliff Stamford Teapots

Clarice Cliff 'Crocus' Stamford teapot c1932

Introduced in September 1930, the flat sided Stamford shape was difficult to fire and hard to make at first, but it was soon being produced in sets comprising a Stamford teapot, milk and sugar. Matched with conical cups and saucers, they were an immediate success. Based on a silver design by T├ętard of Paris, Clarice's pottery version has become a classic example of British art deco. For more details and a good selection of Clarice Cliff originals visit Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff 'Woodland' Stamford teapot c1931

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware D6327

Royal Doulton 'Sam Weller' Dickens Series 'A' Dish D6327 c1950

A superb Royal Doulton Dickens 'A' Series large 8237 shape cake dish. Designed by Charles Noke and depicting Sam Weller from 'Pickwick Papers'. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Green glazed Majolica

Small Green Majolica Footed Dish or Comport c1870 

An unusual small green majolica comport with scrolling leaves. Probably Davenport, though unmarked. For more details see Premier Antiques

George Jones 'Leaf and Fern' Majolica

George Jones Majolica 'Leaf and Fern' Low Comport c1871

A superb George Jones majolica comport with a moulded central leaf surrounded by ferns on a turquoise background. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Monday, 11 August 2014

Antique Wedgwood Green Majolica Sunflowers

Wedgwood Green Majolica 'Sunflower' Serving Dish c1874

A lovely old Wedgwood sunflower two handled dish - becoming increasingly difficult to find in good order. Great depth of colour. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern L' Series D4901

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern L' Series Rack Plate c1933 D4901

A vibrant Royal Doulton floral pattern rack plate block printed in contrasting cerise, green, blue and orange. Similar to the block printing processes used traditionally on African and Indian fabrics, a variety and intensity of colour could be achieved which was very much suited to the bold geometric designs of the 1920s and 30s. For a selection of these distinctive floral patterns visit my website Premier Antiques

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Wemyss Ware 'Apple'

Wemyss Ware 'Apple' Gordon Dessert Plate c1895

An early and beautifully painted Wemyss Ware Gordon shape dessert plate decorated with apples. From the Karel Nekola period, it's in excellent condition. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Early blue and white - the 'Octagonal Chinoiserie' Pattern

Staffordshire Pearlware 'Octagonal Chinoiserie' Pattern Dinner Plate c1810

A fine print in medium to dark blue with an octagonal picture of a castle/pagoda reminiscent of Spode's  'Gothic Castle'. Figures in a Chinese style landscape and a border of eight octagonal medallions alternately with flowers and figures with a dog. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Grimwades WW1 Bruce Bairnsfather Wares

Grimwades WW1 Bruce Bairnsfather Wall Plaque c1917

A fine World War 1 Grimwades Bruce Bairnsfather 'Old Bill' wall plaque entitled "WHAT TIME DO THEY FEED THE SEA-LIONS, ALF?". Printed in sepia with Bruce Bairnsfather signature. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Early Blue and White - Brameld's 'Castle of Rochefort' Pattern

Brameld's 'Castle of Rochefort' Pattern c1820

A rare dessert plate made by Brameld at the Rockingham Works, Swinton, Yorkshire, printed in medium blue with a couple in regency dress in the foreground and a mountainous scene with castle and waterfall in the distance. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 8 August 2014

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Nursery Ware

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Nursery Ware Mug c1930

A cute Mabel Lucie Attwell child's mug "We've just come from fairyland, With our donkey small, Sometimes - he will go quite fast, And sometimes - not at all!".  An early example in great condition. For more details and other pieces of nursery ware visit Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff 'Orange Roof Cottage'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Orange Roof Cottage' Octagonal Plate c1932

A rare little octagonal plate showing the bridge, river and trees from the iconic 'Orange Roof Cottage'. Often on smaller pieces, the paintress would omit certain elements so as not to reduce the scale or overcrowd the design. For more details and other pieces of Clarice Cliff visit my website Premier Antiques

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Vintage Royal Winton chintz

Vintage Royal Winton chintz

For a good selection of old Royal Winton chintz visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Nursery Rhymes 'A' by Savage Cooper

Royal Doulton Nursery Rhymes 'A' Cup and Saucer c1903

A lovely nursery rhymes cup and saucer dated 1903 which was the first year this series by William Savage Cooper was introduced. The series became famous when Queen Alexandra bought sets for her grandchildren. Featuring 'There was an old woman who lived in a shoe' and 'Where are you going to my pretty maid?'. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Clarice Cliff Applique 'Idyll'

Clarice Cliff Applique 'Idyll' 9" Plate c1932

One of the best 'Idyll' plates I've seen in a while. APPLIQUE 'Bizarre by Clarice Cliff' mark and date impressed June 1932. For more details and other original pieces of Clarice Cliff visit my website Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Blue Autumn'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Blue Autumn' 9" Plate c1935

A superb Bizarre plate beautifully painted in the blue Autumn design (sometimes called 'Balloon Trees') and in excellent condition. For more details and a selection of great original Clarice Cliff pieces, visit my website Premier Antiques

Shelley Queen Anne

Shelley Queen Anne jugs c1928

One of the prettiest and most collected of Shelley table wares, this early classic Art Deco shape was introduced in 1926 and used print and enamel techniques on fine bone china. For a selection visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 4 August 2014

Boy on a Goat - Schaubach Kunst, Wallendorf

Boy on a Goat - Schaubach Kunst, Wallendorf c1950

A superbly modelled porcelain group by the artist K. Steiner for Schaubach of Wallendorf. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques