Monday, 31 October 2016

Gaudy Welsh Spill Vase

Gaudy Welsh Spill Vase c1840

An early Gaudy Welsh spill vase with a bold pattern of a central rose surrounded by leaves and other flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Carlton Ware - Australian Registered Designs

Carlton Ware Buttercup and Water Lily

Australia was an important market for innovative firms like Carlton Ware and many of their ranges had the designs registered there to prevent cheaper copies. For a good selection of these vintage wares visit Premier Antiques


Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Townley Venus

Waiter knocks thumb off sculpture at British Museum


The Townley Venus - British Museum

A waiter working at the British Museum knocked the thumb off a Roman sculpture in an accident which occurred in December last year. The incident has only just come to light. The waiter, working for an external company, had bent down underneath the Townley Venus and knocked its right hand while getting up again. The thumb was knocked off the statue and fell to the floor intact. The statue has now been restored.

Grimwade's Bruce Bairnsfather Ware Wall Plaque

Grimwade's WW1 Bruce Bairnsfather Ware Old Bill Wall Plaque c1920

An excellent World War 1 Grimwades 'Old Bill' wall plaque "GIVE IT A GOOD 'ARD' UN BERT. YOU CAN GENERALLY 'EAR EM FIZZING A BIT FIRST IF THEY ARE AGOIN TO EXPLODE" and an unusual border of biplanes, exploding shells and trench debris. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Green 'Foxglove'

Small Carlton Ware Green 'Foxglove' Jug c1939

A lovely little Carlton Ware green foxglove jug. In fine condition. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 21 October 2016

Beswick Cottage Ware

Beswick Cottage Ware Biscuit Jar c1930

An early Beswick biscuit jar from their hand painted cottage ware range introduced in the 1930s - finely modelled with lots of detail. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Gaudy Welsh Tulip Pattern

Gaudy Welsh 'Swansea Cottage - Tulip Pattern' Cup and Saucer c1850

A lovely Gaudy Welsh bone china cup and saucer decorated with the Swansea Cottage or Tulip pattern. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Shorter & Son 'Medina' Period Ware by Mabel Leigh

Shorter & Son 'Medina' Period Ware Bowl by Mabel Leigh c1935

A fantastic Shorter 'Medina' bowl from their Period Pottery range designed by Mabel Leigh. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle'

Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle' Coffee Cup and Saucer c1951

A delicate design introduced in 1938 and taken from watercolour studies by Percy Curnock of the famous Scottish thistles growing near Glamis Castle. For more details of these fine quality items visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle' Small Sugar Bowl c1950

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Shorter and Son 'Dahlia' Butter Dish

Shorter and Son 'Dahlia' Butter Dish c1939

A lovely 'dahlia' butter dish and cover by Shorter and Son with hand painted flowers in pink and yellow on a green ground. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton Series Ware

Royal Doulton Series Ware 1910-40 

Developed by Charles Noke in the early 1900s, Novelty Art Wares (the name initially used for series ware) were inspired by legend, song, literature and history as well as sport, pastimes and olde worlde imagery. Early wares were often intended for nursery use and miniatures were produced to encourage collecting. For a selection visit my website Premier Antiques

Monday, 17 October 2016

Shorter and Son 'Dahlia' Toast Rack

Shorter and Son 'Dahlia' Toast Rack c1939

A lovely 'dahlia' toast rack by Shorter and Son - hand painted flowers in pink and yellow on a green ground. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware Pearl Lustre 'Embossed Oranges'

Carlton Ware Pearl Lustre 'Embossed Oranges' Jug and Basin c1925

A lovely Carlton Ware cream and sugar each on three moulded orange feet - described in the pattern books as 'dimpled pearl lustre ground with embossed decoration of oranges and leaves'. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Majolica 'Grape and Vine Leaf' Plate

Majolica 'Grape and Vine Leaf' Plate c1880

A fine majolica plate moulded with grapes and vine leaves in shades of green and brown. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Shorter and Son 'Medina' by Mabel Leigh

Shorter and Son 'Medina' Art Deco Vase by Mabel Leigh c1935

A fine 'Medina' squat vase with double looped handle - designed by Mabel Leigh who worked for Shorter briefly from c1933-35. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Shorter & Son 'Water Lily'

Shorter & Son 'Water Lily' Cucumber Dish c1939

A lovely hand painted Shorter dish in the form of waterlily pads with a vibrant pink flower at each end. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Keeling and Co Losol Ware 'Magnolia'

Keeling and Co 'Magnolia' Losol Ware Trinket Box c1925

An unusual Losol Ware trinket box and cover by Keeling and Co in the 'Magnolia' pattern - a vibrant hand painted design of a phoenix and stylised art nouveau flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Hicks and Meigh Stone China Clobbered Chinoiserie

Hicks and Meigh Stone China Chinoiserie Plate c1825

A lovely old Hicks and Meigh stone china plate printed in underglaze blue with a Chinese landscape clobbered in coloured enamels. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 14 October 2016

Battle of Hastings - 950th Anniversary

Royal Doulton 'Bayeux Tapestry' Rack Plate c1911

The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. The sequence of events depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry were used by Royal Doulton in 1907 to produce a series of wares, now highly collectable.

English axman in combat with Norman cavalry during the Battle of Hastings



Shorter and Son 'Daisy Belle' Novelties

Shorter and Son 'Daisy Belle' Novelty Vase c1939

Very much in the Staffordshire tradition, this fine novelty vase designed by Betty Silvester is based on the popular song 'Daisy Belle', modelled as Daisy and her partner riding 'A bicycle made for two'. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Early Gaudy Welsh Jug

Early Gaudy Welsh Milk Jug c1840

A fine old Gaudy Welsh jug with C scroll handle and decorated in cobalt with light blue and iron red flowers and touches of green and purple lustre. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Green Majolica 'Chrysanthemum' Pattern

Green Majolica 'Chrysanthemum' Plate c1880

An unusual green majolica plate embossed with a central chrysanthemum framed by sprays of more flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Shorter & Son 'Wild Rose'

Shorter & Son 'Wild Rose' Toast Rack c1939

A lovely Shorter and Son toast rack in the very collectable green 'wild rose' pattern. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Beswick 'Butterfly' Dish

Beswick Ware Art Deco 'Butterfly' Double Dish c1935

A lovely Beswick art deco dish in the form of a butterfly vibrantly painted in green, orange, yellow and brown. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Burleigh Ware Zenith - Lemon Tree

Burleigh Ware 'Lemon Tree' Zenith breakfast set c1930

A stunning breakfast set for two in the scarce 'Lemon Tree' design on the iconic Burleigh Zenith shape. Along with Clarice Cliff conical wares and Shelley Mode and Vogue, it's one of the classic art deco shapes. For more details see Premier Antiques

Burleigh Ware c1930

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Gaudy Welsh Mustard Pot

 Early Gaudy Welsh Mustard Pot c1840

A fantastic mustard pot boldly painted in iron red, cobalt blue and green with touches of purple lustre. A rare early example of Gaudy Welsh. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Copeland Spode Greek Series

Copeland Spode Greek Series Soup Plate c1925

A fine soup plate from Spode's Greek series first introduced in 1806 - the central picture shows 'Iphigenia being told of the death of Agamemnon'. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Art Deco - Cremorne by Molly Hancock

Hancock's Corona Ware 'Cremorne' Bowl by Molly Hancock c1930

A colourful 'Cremorne' bowl designed by Molly Hancock - vibrant hand painted flowers on a deep blue and black background with a bright orange lustre interior. Rare to find in such good condition, especially the lustre which is often scratched or worn. For more details of this stunning example visit Premier Antiques


Beswick 'Venetian' Jug

Beswick Ware 'Venetian' Art Deco Flower Jug c1935

A large jug with an all over sgraffito design of an exotic bird amongst dense foliage vibrantly painted in green, red and yellow. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 10 October 2016

Shorter and Son 'Water Lily' Posy Vase

Shorter and Son 'Water Lily' Posy Vase c1939

A lovely posy holder in the form of a brightly painted water lily flower. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Minton 'Genevese' Opaque China

Pair of Minton 'Genevese' Side Plates c1830

A lovely pair of Minton 'Genevese' side plates printed in medium blue with an Alpine scene - the rims moulded with a scroll motif. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Shorter and Son 'Anemone' Teapot

Rare Shorter and Son 'Anemone' Teapot c1939

A superb Shorter 'Anemone' teapot - breakfast or tea for two size with strong vibrant colours. A rare item, especially this smaller size. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Losol Ware - Magnolia Pattern

Keeling and Co 'Magnolia' Losol Ware Dish c1925

A lovely shaped dish that shows off this vibrant 1920s design to full effect. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Susie Cooper Gray's 'Overlapping Triangles - Pyramids' Pattern 8127

Susie Cooper 'Overlapping Triangles - Pyramids' Sugar Box c1929

A rare Gray's Pottery sugar box with silver plated cover and extending tongs decorated with a boldly painted pattern designed by Susie Cooper in 1928/29. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Hancock's Titian Ware

In the 1920s, F. X. Abraham the art director of Hancock & Sons developed a range of pottery which he called 'Rubens' and 'Titian' Ware. Rich designs of fruit on green or blue backgrounds reflected the art deco taste for hand painted wares. Stunning pieces which look great on their own or even more amazing grouped together on shelves or a dresser.


Here is an unusual shaped Titian Ware jug which when facing the other way shows different fruit and more colours. Almost like having two jugs in one! 


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Friday, 7 October 2016

Beswick Walt Disney Child's Nursery Set

Beswick Walt Disney Tea for Two Child's Nursery Set c1950

A lovely Beswick child's tea set made under licence from Walt Disney productions - in its original box which is always nice to have. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Shelley Dainty shape

Shelley Fine Bone China 'Rose Spray' Dainty Jug c1945

A lovely Shelley jug from the dainty shape range with sprays of pink roses and hand enamelled pale green trim. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood Fruit Set c1929

A superb Royal Doulton fruit set from their Under the Greenwood Tree series - lovely Dorothy shape with moulded fruit on the corners - rarely seen, especially a complete set. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Poole Pottery - Leo the Lion by Truda Carter

Poole Pottery V Pattern 'Leo the Lion' Preserve Pot by Truda Carter c1935

A fine traditional Poole Pottery preserve pot (shape 288) decorated in the V or 'Leo the Lion' pattern designed by Truda Carter and expertly painted by Myrtle Bond. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Royal Crown Derby 'Imari Witches' Pattern Miniature Vase

Royal Crown Derby 'Imari Witches' Pattern Miniature Vase c1914

A lovely antique Royal Crown Derby miniature vase finely painted in the Imari 'Witches' pattern 6299. For more details visit Premier Antiques