Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Copeland Parian Ware Bust of Beethoven

Copeland Parian Ware Bust of Beethoven c1891

A finely detailed Copeland parian bust of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), reduced from the sculpture by A. Hays in the collection of the Royal Philharmonic Society. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Copeland Parian Ware Bust of Daniel O'Connell

Copeland Parian Ware Bust of Daniel O'Connell c1850

A finely detailed Copeland parian bust of Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847). Often referred to as The Liberator, he was a famous advocate, Irish political leader, slavery abolitionist and campaigner for Catholic emancipation. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Early Blue and White - Spode's Greek Pattern

Spode 'A Wreath for the Victor' Greek Series Dessert Plate c1810

A lovely series introduced by Spode around 1806 and based on published studies taken from the collection of Sir William Hamilton who was an avid collector of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. Here on a rare twiffler or dessert plate is a scene with Nike presenting a wreath to the victor. The four urns remain constant to the series, while the central panel and the border vignettes change according to the shape and size of items. For more details see Premier Antiques

Friday, 22 April 2016

Wemyss Jazzy 'Cabbage Roses' Lady Eva Vase

Wemyss Ware Jazzy 'Cabbage Roses' Lady Eva Vase c1925

A stunning Wemyss Ware 'Cabbage Roses' Lady Eva vase with a 'Jazzy' coloured background of red, green, blue and yellow. One of the most distinctive of Wemyss shapes - named after Lady Eva Wemyss. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Early Blue and White - Drainers

Rogers 'Athens' Drainer or Mazarine c1830

Usually oval in shape and pierced to allow meat and fish to drain, they were made to fit the central well of larger meat or serving platters. The piercings are set in patterns and are often as decorative as the main printed design. For more details of this lovely drainer, visit my website Premier Antiques


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Royal Winton Green 'Fuchsia'

Royal Winton Green 'Fuchsia' Cheese Dish c1945

A rare green 'Fuchsia' cheese dish with flower bud finial - a lovely post war pastel range not seen that often. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Shelley Orange Harmony 'Drip' Ware

Shelley Orange Harmony 'Drip' Ware 5-Bar Toast Rack c1930

Introduced by Eric Slater in the early 1930s, Harmony Drip Ware often used shapes designed specifically to show off the colourful effect as here with this bright orange toast rack. For more details and a selection of Shelley Harmony visit Premier Antiques 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Mason's Patent Ironstone China - King's College Cambridge

Mason's Patent Ironstone China 'College' Series Plate c1825

A lovely shaped plate from the 'College' series featuring the Provost's Lodge, King's College, Cambridge. Printed in light to medium blue with an unusual border of roses and gothic tracery. For more details visit Premier Antiques 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Moorcroft 'Wisteria' Candlesticks

William Moorcroft 'Wisteria' Candlesticks c1920

A superb pair of tall 'Wisteria' candlesticks with silver plated rims - fine tube lining and rich colours on a deep cobalt blue ground. Impressed MOORCROFT with William's signed initials in green and the silver plated rims marked W H & S for William Hutton & Sons. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Hilditch and Son 'Lady with a Birdcage'

Hilditch and Son 'Lady with a Birdcage' Chinoiserie Teapot c1825

A beautiful teapot from the old Staffordshire firm of Hilditch and Son (1822-30). Fine bone china printed in medium blue with a chinoiserie scene featuring a woman with a birdcage approaching a man smoking a pipe seated in a pavilion. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Royal Doulton 'Egyptian B - Hunting' Series D3419

Royal Doulton 'Egyptian B - Hunting' Series Ware Charger c1912

A rare charger featuring several figures from the 'Egyptian B - Hunting' series first introduced by Royal Doulton in 1911 - it features a man blowing a horn with a large cat, two warriors with spears and shield and a man with serpent head-dress and sceptre. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Clarice Cliff Fantasque 'Bobbins'

Rare Clarice Cliff Fantasque 'Bobbins' 394 Square Stepped Bowl c1931

An excellent large stepped bowl painted in the rare 'Bobbins' design produced briefly in 1931. Bold colours on a marvellous art deco shape. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Royal Doulton 'Egyptian A - Pottery' Series D3419

Royal Doulton 'Egyptian A - Pottery' Series Ware Concord Jug c1912

A large Concord shape jug featuring several figures from the 'Egyptian A' series first introduced by Royal Doulton in 1911. The design of various ancient Egyptians and hieroglyphs is printed in sepia with hand painted detail. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Stevens and Williams Threaded Cranberry Glass

Stevens and Williams Threaded Cranberry Glass Jug and Bowl c1890

A superb Victorian cranberry glass jug and bowl with applied clear frill and white threading - a technique patented by Stevens and Williams in the 1880s. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Clarice Cliff 'Orange Chintz'

Large Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Orange Chintz' Havre Bowl c1932

A superb 'Orange Chintz' Havre shape bowl boldly painted with water lilies in orange and black. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


H & K Tunstall 'Tulip'

H & K Tunstall 'Tulip' Art Deco Jug by R. Grocott c1930

A large Lynton jug designed by R. Grocott for Hollinshead and Kirkham - boldly painted with orange, yellow, pink and mauve tulips on a vibrant sea green background. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 15 April 2016

Clews 'African Shield' Chameleon Ware

 Large Clews 'African Shield' Chameleon Ware Vase c1930

A large and impressive Chameleon Ware vase painted with the 'African Shield' pattern 207 - an abstract design that works beautifully on this lovely shape. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Wedgwood Green Majolica

Wedgwood Green Majolica 'Vine and Oak Leaf' Rectangular Dish c1860

A rare Wedgwood green glazed dish with molded grape vines and oak leaves on a basket weave and cane weave background. Molded vine leaf handles complete the look of this superb dish. For more details and other pieces of majolica visit my website Premier Antiques 

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Clarice Cliff 'Delecia Pansies' Le Bon Dieu Vase

Clarice Cliff 'Delecia Pansies' Tree Shape 575 Bon Dieu Vase c1933

Introduced at the peak of her popularity in 1932, 'Le Bon Dieu' was a range of tea and fancy wares modelled as gnarled tree trunks with the legend "I think that I shall never see a form more lovely as a tree". Decorated with rather drab glazes, the range did not sell well at all and most pieces were withdrawn and destroyed, consequently making it a rare shape to find. A few remaining blanks were successfully decorated, like this vase, with delecia floral patterns which are even rarer. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Gray's Pottery

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Pink Floral Dish c1934

A lovely floral dish produced by Gray's around 1934. Beautifully painted art deco flowers in pink, turquoise and blue on a stippled mauve and pink background. Signed 'Hylda'. For more details see Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Shelley 'Moresque' Pattern 8718

Shelley 'Moresque' Art Deco Conical Vase c1930

A fantastic Shelley vase hand enamelled and banded in the 'Moresque' design - bright stylised flowers on a classic art deco shape. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Embossed 'Bee'

Carlton Ware Embossed 'Bee' Toast Rack c1935

A lovely Carlton Ware embossed design not often seen - hand painted bumble bees flying over spikes of brightly coloured flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Embossed 'Bee' Oval Dish c1935

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Sowerby Turquoise Vitro-Porcelain

Sowerby Turquoise Vitro-Porcelain Glass Flower Basket c1880

A lovely turquoise vitro-porcelain posy basket - good colour and a classic Sowerby shape. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Burmantofts Pink Faience

Burmantofts Pink Faience Twin Handled Vase c1885

A fantastic Burmantofts Faience vase with twin rope twist handles and a deep pink glaze with incised and impressed geometric decoration. A classic example of arts and crafts design. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 11 April 2016

Majolica Cobalt Blue Sardine Dish

Staffordshire Majolica Cobalt Blue Sardine Dish c1880

A lovely old majolica sardine dish with brightly coloured seaweed and fish finial on a deep cobalt blue ground. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Poole Pottery V Pattern 'Leo the Lion'

Poole Pottery V Pattern 'Leo the Lion' Vase c1935

A lovely Poole Pottery 266 shape vase decorated in the V or 'Leo the Lion' pattern designed by Truda (Adams) Carter and beautifully painted by Marian Jones. For more details see Premier Antiques

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sowerby Purple Slag Glass

Sowerby Purple Malachite Slag Glass Cauldron c1880

A fine Sowerby purple malachite slag glass cauldron illustrated in their 1882 pattern book as a posy or spill vase. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Losol Ware 'Jazzette' Pattern

Pair of Keeling and Co 'Jazzette' Losol Ware Vases c1930

A rare pair of art deco Losol Ware 'Jazzette' vases designed by Goucher - richly painted with crimson, green and orange fruit against a dark blue background with overlapping geometric shapes in crimson and purple. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Royal Winton 'Cranstone' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Cranstone' Chintz Globe Jug c1935

A large Royal Winton 'Cranstone' chintz globe shape jug - an early and colourful pattern with lovely maroon/cerise hand painted trim. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques 

Sowerby Green Malachite Slag Glass

Sowerby Green Malachite Slag Glass Salt Cellar c1887

A lovely hexagonal open salt, the design registered in 1887, Sowerby catalogue shape number 1215. Moulded peacock trademark to the base. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 8 April 2016

French Majolica

French Majolica 'Cherub with Cart' Centrepiece c1880

A fantastic French majolica centrepiece of a cherub pulling a lattice work cart festooned with grapes. A charming piece with lovely colours and a fine glaze. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Maling Blue 'Lace Border'

Maling Blue Lustre 'Lace Border' Wall Plaque c1936

A stunning Maling wall plaque in the 'Lace Border' pattern on a blue 'thumbprint' background and a high lustre glaze - colourful hand painted daisies form the central panel and outer edge. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Royal Winton 'Regina'

Royal Winton 'Regina' Water Lily Covered Jug c1935

A lovely Royal Winton 'Regina' jug and cover beautifully painted with pink water lilies. A rare shape to find. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Staffordshire Copper Lustre Spaniels

Pair of Staffordshire Copper Lustre Spaniels c1870

A fine pair of Staffordshire spaniels with free standing front paws. Nice to see the copper lustre in good condition as sometimes it can be greenish where it has oxidised in the kiln. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

William Brownfield Majolica

William Brownfield Majolica 'Ivy' Pitcher c1876

A large Brownfield majolica pitcher moulded with ivy leaves, the stems gathered to form the handle - a fine treacle glaze with a good lavender pink interior. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Minton 'Monk's Rock' Series - early blue and white

Minton 'Monk's Rock' Series Baking Dish c1820

Printed in medium blue this fine dish features a farm settlement with three cottages, one of which has three beehives in front, and a cart and horse in the foreground. One of ten known rural scenes forming the Monk's Rock series. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Beswick 'Lady with Beads' Wall Plaque - Model No.436

Beswick 'Lady with Beads' Wall Plaque Model No.436 c1935

A classic Beswick art deco period wall plaque known as 'The Lady with Beads' (sometimes called 'The Hyacinth Lady') designed by Miss Greaves in the mid 1930s - the rarer satin matt finish with pastel shades and wonderful flesh tones. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Aesthetic Movement Majolica

Joseph Roth Aesthetic Movement 'Wild Rose' Majolica Teapot c1880

A rare Aesthetic Movement majolica teapot with a deep cobalt blue background and wild roses in relief. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 4 April 2016

Scottish Bough Pottery

Scottish Bough Pottery 'Crocus' Jug by Richard Amour c1925

A rare Bough jug hand painted with bright yellow, purple and blue crocuses by Richard Amour, brother of Glasgow School graduate Elizabeth Amour who set up the pottery decorating studio in Edinburgh. For more details visit Premier Antiques