Saturday, 28 March 2020

Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware 'Cornflower and Butterfly' Vase

Moorcroft Florian Ware 'Cornflower and Butterfly' Vase c1900

A rare early William Moorcroft Florian Ware twin-handled vase beautifully tube lined with art nouveau cornflowers & butterflies in shades of blue. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 27 March 2020

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


Thursday, 26 March 2020

Early Clarice Cliff

Original Bizarre by Clarice Cliff c1928

Now known as 'Original Bizarre', Clarice's first designs from 1927 consisted of triangles or diamonds creating blocks of contrasting and vibrant colour. The paintresses were told to accentuate their brush strokes to emphasize this hand painted look. Early pieces from the first six months or so of production have a simple hand written 'Bizarre' mark usually in orange/red enamel. The first 'Bizarre by Clarice Cliff' mark was then introduced and by 1929 these early 'geometric' wares were being phased out as more sophisticated floral and landscape designs were developed. Visit Premier Antiques for a great selection of Clarice Cliff.


 

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Wemyss Ware 'Apples'

Wemyss Ware 'Apples' Beaker Vase c1910

A lovely Wemyss Ware small beaker vase decorated with apples, probably painted by Joseph Nekola before he left in 1912. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Pountney and Allies of Bristol

Pountney & Allies ' Chinese Fountains' c1830

A pottery near Temple Church in Bristol began producing delftware from 1683 and continued to do so for over a hundred years. In the late 18th century they began making fine creamwares and in 1813 John Decimus Pountney became a partner in the firm. By 1816 Edwin Allies had joined him and they began producing blue printed wares. Here is an unusual and lovely 'Chinese Fountains' plate produced a few years before the partnership ended in 1836. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Monday, 23 March 2020

Royal Winton 'Gera' Mint Sauce Boat and Stand c1935

Royal Winton 'Gera' Mint Sauce Boat and Stand c1935

A lovely Royal Winton 'Gera' sauce boat and stand with geranium leaves forming the stand and the boat with basket weave and geranium flowers. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Gray's Pottery 'Gaiety' Art Deco Florals

Gray's Pottery 'Gaiety' Art Deco Floral Jug c1930

A lovely Paris shape jug produced by Gray's around 1930 and boldly painted with art deco flowers in red, orange and yellow with blue and green detail. For more details see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 21 March 2020

W H Goss - Sir Walter Scott

W H Goss Parian Ware Bust of Sir Walter Scott c1880

An early W H Goss parian bust of the poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott wearing plaid on a socle base. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Friday, 20 March 2020

Royal Doulton Series Ware - Chivalry


Designed by W Nunn and introduced by Royal Doulton in 1930 and produced in small quantities up to 1940, 'Chivalry' consists of six romantic 17th century scenes of ladies and musicians with various hounds, doves, rabbits and peacocks. Rich enamelled colours are overprinted with lots of best gold - an expensive technique used on only a few designs. Shown here on a fantastic sandwich tray. For more details see Premier Antiques

Royal Doulton 'Chivalry' sandwich tray c1930

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Spode's Felspar Porcelain

Spode Felspar Porcelain jug c1825

Developed by Spode in the early 1820s, the addition of feldspar to the body produced a fine quality and hard wearing bone china which they called 'Felspar Porcelain'. The translucent white body was perfect for print and enamelled designs as in the 'famille rose' hydra jug below. For more details see Premier Antiques



Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Davidson's Pearline Glass - Queen's Crown Pattern


Introduced in 1898 the 'Queen's Crown' pattern is one of the rarest. This tall comport is one of the largest items produced by Davidson's. It's a beautiful example that really shows the design and colours to great effect. For more details see Premier Antiques


Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Royal Doulton 'Pansies' D4049

Royal Doulton 'Pansies' New Empire Shape Sugar Bowl D4049 c1930

A rare 'Pansies' New Empire sugar bowl, the shape working beautifully with the design. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Monday, 16 March 2020

Copeland Parian Ware

Copeland Parian Ware Harvest Jug c1860

A large and impressive harvest or ale jug crisply modelled as a barrel with sheaves of barley and corn. For more details see Premier Antiques 

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Tony Weller'

Royal Doulton Dickens Ware 'Tony Weller' Friar Jug D2973 c1920

An early Friar shape jug, the smallest size produced, with a portrait of Tony Weller the coachman from 'Pickwick Papers'. The series was introduced by Charles Noke in 1908. Printed in sepia with background washes and detail hand painted in colour. For more information see Premier Antiques

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Crown Devon Geometric Pattern A19 Biscuit Barrel by Enoch Boulton c1930

Crown Devon Biscuit Barrel by Enoch Boulton c1930

A fantastic Crown Devon octagonal 'Era' shape biscuit barrel by Enoch Boulton, former design manager for Carlton Ware. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Friday, 13 March 2020

Susie Cooper Tube Lined 'Water Lily' Plate c1933

Susie Cooper Crown Works Tube Lined 'Water Lily' Plate c1933

A rare Crown Works 'Water Lily' dished plate. Tube lined in dark green and painted in shades of green and yellow on a pale green ground. For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Doulton Burslem - Flow Blue

Doulton Burslem 'Butterfly and Blossom' Flow Blue Jug c1895

A superb Victorian Doulton Burslem flow blue jug printed with a pattern of blossom sprays and a butterfly. Sponged with gold and overprinted with gold around the base. For more details see my website Premier Antiques

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Carlton Ware Buttercup

Carlton Ware Yellow 'Buttercup' Teapot c1936

A beautiful 'tea for two' size Buttercup teapot in excellent condition. Nicely painted, it looks like it's never been used. For more details see Premier Antiques

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Clarice Cliff Fantasque 'Floreat'

Clarice Cliff Fantasque 'Floreat' Havre shape bowl c1930

A bold floral design also known as 'Wild Rose' and produced briefly for the early Fantasque range in 1929/30. Difficult to find in such good condition as the thick enamelling and broad areas of colour were prone to flaking and scratches. For more information on this stunning Havre bowl, visit my website Premier Antiques

Monday, 9 March 2020

Royal Doulton - Shylock

Royal Doulton 'Shylock' Corinth Jug D3746 c1915

A large Corinth shape jug depicting Shylock, the Merchant of Venice - an early piece in great condition. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Royal Winton 'Eleanor' Chintz

Royal Winton 'Eleanor' Chintz Cruet with Tray c1950

A lovely Royal Winton 'Eleanor' three piece cruet with tray. A pretty design of pink roses with sprigs of various other flowers in yellow, blue, pink and white. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Saturday, 7 March 2020

Art Deco - Gray's Pottery

Gray's Pottery Art Deco Hand Painted Floral Wall Plate c1935

Under the influence of Gordon Forsyth and then later Susie Cooper, Gray's Pottery began to produce hand painted lustre and enamelled wares. By the late 1920s they were well known for their bold floral and geometric designs. Purely decorating studios, they bought in blanks from other factories and quite often the other factory mark can be seen under the larger Gray's backstamp. Here is a lovely plate with a design by Sam Talbot from the mid 30s which shows the great skill of Gray's paintresses. For more details see Premier Antiques


Friday, 6 March 2020

Spode's Caramanian Series 'City of Corinth'

Spode Caramanian Series 'City of Corinth' Soup Plate c1810

A fine 'City of Corinth' indented shape soup plate from Spode's Caramanian series, based on an engraving from Luigi Mayer's book 'Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania' (pub.1803). For more details visit Premier Antiques

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Scottish Glass - Signed Vasart


In 1946 Salvador Ysart and two of his sons, Vincent and Augustine, left Moncrieff’s glassworks (where Monart had been produced) to start up on their own. Thus began Ysart Brothers Glass at the Shore Works in Perth. They called the new glass Vasart from their initials and used acid to sign the base of each piece 'Vasart'. Here is a lovely small bowl produced c1950. For more details see Premier Antiques



Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Carlton Ware Posy Baskets

Carlton Ware posy basket c1939

Some of the prettiest and most delicate of the Australian registered designs. Rare to find these days in good condition. For more posy baskets visit Premier Antiques

Carlton Ware posy basket c1939

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Davidson's Yellow Pearline Glass 'Lady Chippendale'

Davidson's Yellow Pearline Glass 'Lady Chippendale' Open Salt c1885

A lovely open salt in the early and hard to find 'Lady Chippendale' pattern registered in 1881 (registration number 176566). For more details visit Premier Antiques

Monday, 2 March 2020

Clarice Cliff Jonquil

Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Jonquil' Flower Trough c1935

Produced briefly in 1935, 'Jonquil' has a fine black outline of green and yellow flowers with green leaves on a Delecia effect ground. Here shown on a lovely little flower trough from the 'As you like it' range of table decorations where combinations of troughs and square candlesticks could be chosen to form different centrepieces. For more details see Premier Antiques


Sunday, 1 March 2020

Charlotte Rhead and Burleigh Ware

Charlotte Rhead Burleigh Ware 'Fruit' vase c1928

At the end of 1926 Charlotte Rhead left Woods (and the associated companies of Bursley Ltd and the Ellgreave Pottery) and joined Burgess and Leigh. Most of her Burleigh Ware designs are tube lined, but some painted and printed designs were also produced. For more details see Premier Antiques

Charlotte Rhead ('L' for Lottie) Burleigh Ware signature c1928

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Carlton Ware Foxglove

Carlton Ware green Foxglove c1939

A fine Carlton Ware cup and saucer in the green Foxglove design introduced in the late 1930s. For more details visit my website Premier Antiques


Friday, 28 February 2020

Burleigh Ware Butterflies

Burleigh Ware 'Butterfly' preserve pot c1930

A vibrant preserve pot with hand painted flowers and a butterfly finial on the lid. A classic piece of Burleigh Ware produced in several colourways. For more details visit Premier Antiques


Thursday, 27 February 2020

Shelley - Mabel Lucie Attwell

Shelley - Mabel Lucie Attwell c1935

A fine Mabel Lucie Attwell oval baby's plate designed for Shelley. 'Gee up good Ned, How slow you are, We can't go fast, So we won't go far'. For more details see Premier Antiques



Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Majolica 'Water Lily and Stork'

Forester's Water Lily and Stork comport c1880

A fine Forester's majolica comport standing on three legs modelled as storks leaning against tree trunks. The top is moulded as water lily leaves with a single water lily flower in the centre. For more details see Premier Antiques


Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Shorter and Son


In the 1920s under the auspices of Colley Shorter the firm began to produce wares with modern glazes to reflect the fashion for hand painted art deco pottery. For a good selection visit my website Premier Antiques