Saturday, 28 February 2015

Hancock's Rubens Ware by F. X. Abraham

Pair of Hancock's Rubens Ware Vases by F. X. Abraham c1930

A fine pair of Hancock's Rubens Ware 'Pomegranate' vases designed by F. X. Abraham, art director in the 1920's and 30's. For more details see Premier Antiques


Royal Doulton 'Pansies' Series D4049

Royal Doulton 'Pansies' Series Art Deco Octagon Jug D4049 c1928

The Pansies series was in production from 1917 to around 1935 and this stunning octagon shape jug is a fine example - beautifully painted in the richest of colours and in excellent condition. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 27 February 2015

Early CSA Poole Pottery EZ Pattern

Poole Pottery EZ Pattern Sugar Sifter by Truda Adams c1928

A rare Poole Pottery sugar shaker decorated with the EZ pattern designed by Truda (Adams) Carter and painted by Rene Hayes on a white ground. For more details see Premier Antiques

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Royal Doulton Nursery Ware 'Gnomes B' D4697

Royal Doulton 'Gnomes B - Munchkins' Rack Plate D4697 c1929

A superb rack plate from the 'Gnomes B' ('Munchkins') series designed by Charles Noke and inspired by the illustrations of Arthur Rackham - five gnomes peeping from behind tree roots and mushrooms, the whole overlaid with gold cobwebs, flowers and stars. For more details see Premier Antiques


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern D' Series D3088

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern D' Series Rack Plate D3088 c1914

A colourful Royal Doulton geometric rack plate in deep blue and green with contrasting yellow and pink. A lovely early example of the 'Floral D' pattern, first introduced in 1906. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Carlton Ware Pink 'Buttercup'

Carlton Ware Pink 'Buttercup' Dish and Spoon in original box c1936

A rare pink buttercup jam dish and spoon in original gift box - still very presentable. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 23 February 2015

Majolica Fish

Majolica Fish Shaped Platter c1880

A rare Victorian majolica platter in the form of a fish with rich metallic colours and naturalistic modelling. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal 'Trellis' Pattern 6016

Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal 'Trellis' Vase c1939 - Pattern 6016

A lovely Charlotte Rhead art deco 'Trellis' vase with panels of stylised flowers and sprigs of leaves enamelled in orange, yellow, cerise and purple with green trim and borders. Set against a buff background, the pattern shows beautifully the skill of the tube-liner. For more details and a selection of original Charlotte Rhead items see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Floral Pattern N Series D5294

Royal Doulton 'Floral Pattern N' Series Rack Plate c1936 D5294

A colourful Royal Doulton geometric floral pattern rack plate in contrasting cerise, pink, blue and yellow. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Poole Pottery LE Pattern

Poole Pottery LE Pattern Vase by Truda Carter c1960

A lovely little Poole Pottery earthenware vase decorated in the LE pattern designed by Truda Carter and painted on an alpine white glaze. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 20 February 2015

Wemyss Ware

Wemyss Honey Box and Candlesticks c1900

For a selection of old Wemyss pottery visit Premier Antiques

Wemyss Cabbage Roses c1900

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree 'Robin Hood Friend of the Poor'

Royal Doulton 'Under the Greenwood Tree' Breda Jug c1930

A rare Royal Doulton Breda shape jug from 'Under the Greenwood Tree' series, depicting Robin Hood giving alms to a poor man. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Royal Winton 'Eleanor' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Eleanor' Chintz Shell Shaped Dish c1945

A lovely little Royal Winton 'Eleanor' shell shaped dish - a delicate design of pink roses with sprigs of various other flowers in yellow, blue, pink and white. For more details and a selection of chintz visit Premier Antiques

Poole Pottery CS Pattern

Poole Pottery CS Pattern Preserve Jar by Truda Carter c1955

A lovely Poole Pottery white earthenware preserve pot (shape 287) decorated in the CS pattern designed by Truda Carter and painted by senior decorator Gwen Haskins. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Susie Cooper Gray's Pottery - Floral Pattern 7913

Susie Cooper Gray's Pottery Coffee Set - Floral Pattern 7913 c1930

A complete Susie Cooper coffee set, the design first introduced in 1928 and continued in production for a year or so after she left Gray's in 1929. Bold hand painted art deco flowers in blue and orange - the shape of the coffee pot, cream and sugar were also designed by her. For more details see Premier Antiques

Scottish Pottery - Bell's of Glasgow 'Triumphal Car'

Bell's of Glasgow 'Triumphal Car' Cheese Plate c1850

A fine Bell's of Glasgow cheese or dessert plate printed in a light to medium blue. One of Bell's most famous patterns and based on a drawing by Sir David Roberts R.A. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 16 February 2015

Royal Winton 'Summertime'

Royal Winton 'Summertime' Chintz Globe Jug and Basin c1935

A lovely 'Summertime' Globe shape jug and basin - a very collectable chintz with a profusion of roses, daisies, violets, harebells and other summer flowers. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Samuel Alcock 'Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law'

Samuel Alcock 'Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law' Jug c1847

A beautiful glazed parian jug with pretty lavender handle, scroll work and detail. Designed by Hugues Prot√Ęt for Samuel Alcock of Burslem, it features low relief studies of Naomi and her daughters-in-law. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Royal Winton 'Cotswold' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Cotswold' Chintz Shell Shaped Dish c1952

A pretty Royal Winton 'Cotswold' shell shaped dish - set on a white background are apple blossom buds and harebells with bouquets of pink, yellow and blue flowers interspersed with sprays of pink roses and smaller flowers in pale rust. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 13 February 2015

Goldscheider 'Platinum Blonde' Terracotta Lady Wall Mask

Goldscheider 'Platinum Blonde' Terracotta Wall Mask c1950

A beautiful Goldscheider lady wall mask designed by Adolf Prischl - fine terracotta with enamelled detail, glazed yellow veil and lovely platinum blonde hair. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Shelley - Mabel Lucie Attwell

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Baby's Dish c1935

A lovely 1930's Mabel Lucie Attwell round 'unspillable' baby's plate with hand painted yellow trim. "See-saw See-saw, Away to Banbury Town, I've got the fairies in the air, How can I get them down?". For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Traditional Poole Pottery TH Pattern by Truda Carter

Poole Pottery TH Pattern Vase by Truda Carter c1935

A rare TH pattern vase in white earthenware designed by Truda Carter - 'jazzy' flowers and leaves in grey, green, sepia and black enamels on a pastel green glaze. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Nursery Ware

Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell Child's Mug c1940

A lovely Mabel Lucie Attwell child's mug designed for Shelley in fine bone china with handpainted yellow trim. "See-saw See-saw, Away to Banbury Town, I've got the fairies in the air, How can I get them down?". For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Fagin' Dickens Ware Series D5175

Royal Doulton 'Fagin' Dickens Series 'A' Coffee Pot D5175 c1932

A rare Royal Doulton Dickens Ware coffee pot designed by Charles Noke and depicting Fagin from 'Oliver Twist'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Monday, 9 February 2015

Beswick 'Sundial' Ware

Beswick 'Sundial' Hot Water Pot c1937

A fine Beswick 'Sundial' hot water pot. Hand painted in lovely vibrant colours - as purchased by Her Majesty Queen Mary in 1937. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Cardinal Wolsey's Angels


The Victoria and Albert Museum has bought four bronze angels originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, adviser to Henry VIII. The figures were sold off during the English Civil War and eventually lost. Cardinal Wolsey's tomb was never completed. The V&A said last year it would cost £5m to secure them. The pieces emerged recently and were brought together at the V&A for the duration of the museum's campaign to secure them.

Sowerby Purple Slag Glass Shoe

Sowerby Purple Malachite Slag Glass Buckled Shoe c1887

This lovely purple slag glass shoe was registered in November 1887, and was probably intended as a posy or matchstick holder. For more details see Premier Antiques

Beswick Dickens Ware 'Peggotty' Teapot

Beswick Dickens Ware 'Peggotty' Teapot c1950

A lovely hand painted teapot from Beswick's vintage range of Dickens' characters - designed by Mr Gredington and modelled as Peggotty from 'David Copperfield'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Early Blue and White - Indian Sporting 'Tiger Hunt'

Indian Sporting 'Tiger Hunt' Pearlware Plate c1820

A fine pearlware plate with a scene taken from 'Oriental Field Sports, Wild Sports of the East' by Captain Thomas Williamson, illustrated by Samuel Howitt and first published in 1805. Spode drew inspiration from the same publication for their multi-scene Indian Sporting series. Herculaneum of Liverpool has been suggested as a possible maker. For more details and a selection of early blue and white transfer wares visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Wild Rose' Series

Royal Doulton 'Wild Rose' Series 8106 Vase D6227 c1940

Introduced by Royal Doulton in 1940, 'Roses G' or 'Wild Rose' is a rich floral design and is shown to great effect on this lovely flared 8106 vase. For more details visit Premier Antiques

E Radford 'CJ' Floral Pattern

Pair of E Radford 'CJ' Floral Pattern Vases c1935

A fine pair of early Radford vases decorated with mauve and pink flowers on a sponged yellow/tan background. For more details and a selection of Radford visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 6 February 2015

Royal Doulton 'Cotswold Shepherd' Series D5561

Royal Doulton 'Cotswold Shepherd' Miniature 7014 Vase D5561 c1935

A charming little Cotswold Shepherd miniature 7014 shape vase depicting the shepherd following his flock - scene 12 of 20 known views. A rare item in lovely condition. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Early Edward Radford

Early Edward Radford Art Deco Floral Bowl c1935

A lovely Radford bowl painted with purple and yellow stylised flowers and bold art deco shapes. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Carlton Ware Buttercup

1930's Carlton Ware Pink and Yellow Buttercup

Produced in pink and yellow, I think the two colourways work beautifully together. For a selection of both, visit my website Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Gibson Girl' Portraits

Royal Doulton Art Nouveau 'Gibson Girl' Portrait Plate c1902

A lovely Royal Doulton rack plate with one of twelve portraits printed in sepia and white from Life magazine sketches by the famous American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Early Blue and White - John Rogers 'Tivoli'


A superb Rogers plate printed in medium blue with a border of lilies and other flowers framing a scene showing part of Hadrian's Villa complex (built AD118-138) at Tivoli, a few miles north of Rome. For more details see Premier Antiques

John Rogers 'Tivoli' Pattern Twiffler or Dessert Plate c1820


Royal Doulton 'Fagin' - Dickens Series 'A'

Royal Doulton 'Fagin' Dickens Series 'A' Miniature Jug c1910

A rare Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'A' Series miniature bone china jug designed by Charles Noke and depicting Fagin from 'Oliver Twist'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Crown Ducal 'Orange Tree'

Crown Ducal 'Orange Tree' Coffee Can and Saucer c1930

A lovely Crown Ducal 'orange tree' coffee can and saucer in great condition - a classic art deco design with hand enamelled fruit on a finely printed black treescape. For more details and a selection of Crown Ducal see Premier Antiques

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sowerby Purple Slag Glass Boat

Sowerby Purple Malachite Slag Glass 'Boat' Salt c1886

An unusual version and size, this purple slag glass boat was registered in December 1886, and being small was probably intended as an open salt. Larger ones were sold as flower holders and table centrepieces. For more details see Premier Antiques


Susie Cooper - Tiger Lily

Susie Cooper 'Tiger Lily' jug c1945

Introduced in 1941, like most wartime designs 'Tiger Lily' didn't go into production again till the end of the war. Here we have a lovely Crown Works pottery jug from around 1945. For more details see Premier Antiques

Susie Cooper

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Crown Ducal 'Primula' Chintz

Crown Ducal 'Primula' Chintz Covered Dish c1930

A lovely early A G Richardson design of yellow primroses with green leaves on a cream background - hand painted green trim, it's always a pattern that looks crisp and fresh. Shown here on a rare dish and cover which looks like a small muffin dish but was probably intended for cream cheese or butter. For more details see Premier Antiques