Sunday 30 November 2014

Edward Radford 'Violets' FV Pattern

Vintage Edward Radford 'Violets' FV Pattern Potpourri Vase c1950

A pretty Radford potpourri vase made for H. J. Wood and hand painted with violets (pattern FV) on a sponged pale pink ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday 28 November 2014

Shorter and Son 'Water Lily'

Shorter and Son 'Water Lily' Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl c1939

A lovely little Water Lily jug and bowl by Shorter and Son. Hand painted in pink and green, it's in excellent condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Rare Shelley Lemonade Jug

Rare Shelley Vogue 'Apples' Serving Pitcher c1931

In 1931 Eric Slater designed a special Vogue shaped serving jug or pitcher which went with six standard beakers to make up a lemonade set. Very similar in size and shape to the Vogue coffee pot, they are now quite a rarity. For more details of this wonderful example see Premier Antiques 

Keramia 'Boy with Scarf' Wall Mask

Keramia 'Boy with Scarf' Wall Mask no.116 c1935

An art deco wall mask of a boy - fine terracotta with enamelled features and glazed curly platinum hair wearing a dark brown cap and sea green scarf. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday 23 November 2014

Victorian Cranberry Glass Bowl with Applied Decoration

Victorian Cranberry Glass Bowl with Applied Decoration c1880

A lovely antique cranberry glass bowl with drawn clear glass decoration around the rim and applied frill below - Stourbridge, possibly Stevens and Williams circa 1880. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday 22 November 2014

Edward Radford Art Deco 'Ranunculus' UM Pattern Wall Pocket

Radford 'Ranunculus' UM Pattern Wall Pocket c1945

A lovely E. Radford design art deco wall pocket painted with ranunculus flowers (pattern UM) in purple and carmine on a sponged yellow ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Large Beswick Art Deco Jug

A stunning Beswick pitcher modelled with a butterfly and stylised flowers on a fantastic art deco shape. Hand painted in lovely pastel colours on a matt glaze. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Large Beswick Art Deco Butterfly and Flower Jug c1935

Friday 21 November 2014

Shelley Dainty Floral

Rare Shelley Dainty Trio with Floral Handle c1930 

A rare Shelley Dainty trio in pale cream and green with the cup handle modelled with yellow flowers. Beautiful quality and in excellent condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Thursday 20 November 2014

Sowerby Glass 'Swan' Posy Vase

Sowerby Turquoise Vitro-Porcelain Glass 'Swan' Posy Vase c1880

A lovely turquoise vitro-porcelain glass vase moulded at each end with swans; the body with a scene of water lilies and bull-rushes. A fine example of Aesthetic Movement pressed glass. For more details see Premier Antiques

Beswick 'Sundial'

Beswick 'Sundial' Cruet c1937

A rare Beswick 'Sundial' cruet, comprising hexagonal shaped salt, pepper and mustard pots on a stepped base. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Victorian Cranberry Glass Salts

Pair of Cranberry Glass Salts with Applied Feet and Trim c1880

A lovely pair of antique cranberry glass salts hand formed into quatrefoil shapes with applied clear glass frills and 'shell' feet. Rare to find pairs in such excellent condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Dux Art Nouveau 'Maiden with Doves' Shell Centrepiece

Royal Dux Art Nouveau 'Maiden with Doves' Centrepiece c1910

A large Royal Dux centrepiece of an art noveau maiden seated on a sea shell accompanied by two white doves. Beautifully painted in shot enamel colours, the shell is raised on a foot with a crab at the base. For more information see Premier Antiques

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Wedgwood Majolica 'Émail Ombrant'

Wedgwood Majolica 'Email Ombrant' Lions Octagonal Plate c1867

A superb Wedgwood majolica plate with a central panel of lions using the 'émail ombrant' technique, where the design is moulded in low relief then given depth through a coating of translucent glaze. An expensive process which worked particularly well with majolica glazes and colours. For more details see Premier Antiques

Crown Ducal 'Orange Tree'

Crown Ducal 'Orange Tree' Cruet Set c1930

A lovely 'Orange Tree' cruet with pepper, mustard and open salt, complete with original 'ivorine' mustard spoon. For more details see Premier Antiques


Monday 17 November 2014

Burgess and Leigh 'Japonica' Burleigh Ware

Burgess and Leigh 'Japonica' Burleigh Ware Teapot c1900

A lovely Burleigh Ware teapot in the colourful 'Japonica' pattern with lots of detail hand painted in enamel colours. Rare to find, especially in such good condition. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Sunday 16 November 2014

Clarice Cliff 'Pastel Autumn'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Pastel Autumn' Toast Rack c1932

A lovely Pastel Autumn 5 bar toast rack beautifully painted with sinuous trees in blue, green, pink and yellow - together with a little blue cottage in one corner. For more details see my website Premier Antiques

Saturday 15 November 2014

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Bill Sykes' D2973

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Bill Sykes' 6886 Vase c1910

An early Royal Doulton Dickens Ware shape 6886 vase. Designed by Charles Noke and depicting Bill Sykes and his dog Bull's Eye from 'Oliver Twist'. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Venetian Latticino and Candy Twist Glass

Large Venetian Latticino and Candy Twist Glass Vase c1920

A large vintage glass vase with beautiful pink candy twist and latticino stripes. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday 14 November 2014

Clarice Cliff Autumn 'Crocus' Powder Puff Box

Clarice Cliff Bizarre Autumn 'Crocus' Powder Puff Box c1930

A rare item described in the shape catalogues as puff boxes (two sizes 3" and 5", this being the smaller) - beautifully painted in Autumn Crocus with bold brush strokes. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday 13 November 2014

Carey's Saxon Stone China 'Litchfield Cathedral'

Carey's Saxon Stone China 'Litchfield Cathedral' Dinner Plate c1830

A fine blue and white plate by Thomas and John Carey of Lane End (1823-42) with a view of Lichfield Cathedral. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Edward Radford Pottery

Radford pottery

For a selection of Edward Radford Handcraft Pottery and H J Wood's ware, visit my website Premier Antiques 

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Floral Comport

Large Gray's Pottery Art Deco Floral Comport c1934

A superb Gray's comport beautifully painted with art deco flowers in shades of pink and mauve on a speckled blue background. Probably designed by Sam Talbot in a style developed by Susie Cooper. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Royal Doulton 'Sairey Gamp' Dickens Ware D2973

Royal Doulton 'Sairey Gamp' Dickens Ware 6886 Vase c1910

Based on characters originally drawn by J C Clark ('Kyd'), this very collectable series was introduced by Charles Noke in 1908, the range being extended in 1912 to celebrate the centenary of Dickens' birth. Finely printed in sepia and then hand coloured, early vases like this one featuring Sairey Gamp are particularly difficult to find, especially in such good condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Mauve Crown Ducal 'Florida' Chintz

Mauve Crown Ducal 'Florida' Chintz Trumpet Vase c1930

A rare 'Florida' or 'Mauve Crown Ducal' trumpet vase with the usual rich and vibrant colours of this old Richardson's chintz. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday 10 November 2014

Clarice Cliff Bizarre Autumn 'Crocus'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre Autumn 'Crocus' Athens Milk Jug c1930

A superb Clarice Cliff milk jug - beautifully painted with bold strokes in autumn Crocus. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Eichwald Majolica Secessionist Ware

Eichwald Majolica Secessionist Art Nouveau Flower Trough c1910

A classic piece of Secessionist ware by Eichwald. A lovely art nouveau shape with whiplash handles and embossed flowers on a background of green majolica type glazes. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday 9 November 2014

Majolica 'Bamboo and Basket Weave'

Victorian Majolica 'Bamboo and Basket Weave' Plate c1870

A lovely 19th century majolica plate with vibrant colours, moulded with a basket weave centre and bamboo rim with overlapping leaves. For details and more antique majolica visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Green 'Apple Blossom'

Carlton Ware Green 'Apple Blossom' Teapot c1939

A lovely Carlton Ware breakfast or tea for two teapot in excellent condition - good colours, beautifully painted. For more details and a good selection of Carlton Ware visit Premier Antiques

Saturday 8 November 2014

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Floral Wall Plaque

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Floral Wall Plaque c1932

A rare wall plaque produced by Gray's around 1932 and beautifully painted with art deco flowers in shades of mauve and pink on a speckled blue background. A design probably by Sam Talbot in a style developed earlier by Susie Cooper. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Scene at Lorne' Australia D5811

Royal Doulton 'Scene at Lorne' Rack Plate D5811 c1938

Introduced in 1937, this small series has two views of Lorne on rack plates only. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday 7 November 2014

Clarice Cliff Blue Chintz

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Blue Chintz' Perth Jug c1932

A lovely design of stylised water lily flowers, buds and leaves forming an all over chintz pattern in blue, pink and green. The blue in particular was difficult to fire at low temperatures and was prone to oxidising. Examples with good strong colours like this stunning Perth jug are much sought after. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Royal Dux Polar Bear

Royal Dux 'Polar Bear' Vide Poche c1900

A rare Royal Dux shallow dish or vide poche in the form of a rock pool with a finely modelled polar bear - beautifully coloured with brushed gold highlights. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday 5 November 2014

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Premier Antiques

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Clarice Cliff Gayday

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Gayday' Conical Toast Rack c1932

A distinctive design introduced in 1930 and popular throughout the Bizarre period. Freehand orange, red and purple asters with green leaves and small sprigs of blue veronica in the same colour palette as 'Autumn Crocus' (the two designs look stunning when grouped together). For more details of this lovely toast rack visit Premier Antiques

Crown Ducal 'Blue Chintz'

Crown Ducal 'Blue Chintz' Cream Jug c1925

A lovely little Crown Ducal 'Blue Chintz' Victory shape cream jug. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Losol Ware 'Shanghai'

Large Keeling and Co 'Shanghai' Losol Ware Cheese Dish c1915

A beautiful Losol Ware 'Shanghai' cheese dish. Blue and sepia printed outlines of an oriental pheasant and stylised peonies with the detail hand enamelled in iron red, blue and green. Rare to find these large pieces in such good condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Clarice Cliff 'Green Hydrangea'

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Green Hydrangea' Biarritz Plate c1934

A lovely Biarritz plate painted with green and yellow hydrangea flowers on green and brown banding. The design displays beautifully on this shape. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday 3 November 2014

Clarice Cliff 'Windbells'

Clarice Cliff 'Windbells' 335 Shape Biscuit Jar c1933

A superb art deco shaped biscuit barrel beautifully painted with the full 'Windbells' design on both sides. Introduced briefly in 1933, it's one of the most vibrant of the 'landscape' designs featuring a sinuous tree with blue foliage against a wavy yellow, green and orange background. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques 

Royal Dux Art Nouveau 'Water Nymph with Shell' #504

Royal Dux Art Nouveau 'Water Nymph with Shell' Vide Poche c1900

A rare Royal Dux bowl or vide poche featuring a semi-draped water nymph holding a shell between her thighs. Fine shot enamel colours with an unusual green/blue crystalline glaze to represent water in the shell. For more details and other pieces of Royal Dux visit Premier Antiques

Sunday 2 November 2014

William Moorcroft 'Pomegranate' Design

Early William Moorcroft 'Pomegranate' Jug c1915

A rare little Pomegranate jug with fine tube lining and rich colours on a classic art nouveau Moorcroft shape. Lovely example with the early Burslem mark. For more details and other pieces of old Moorcroft visit my website Premier Antiques


Crown Ducal 'Primula' Chintz

Crown Ducal 'Primula' Chintz Coffee Set c1930

A fantastic Primula chintz 15 piece coffee set in the classic art deco Victory shape with hand painted green trim. Comprises coffee pot, cream and sugar with six coffee cups and saucers. For more details see Premier Antiques