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Description: RARE ENGLISH DATED PEARLWARE PUZZLE JUG, the ovoid body molded with elaborate acanthus leaves in underglaze green and brown washes, the handle formed as the winged figure of Fame blowing a trumpet, a brown band around the circumference with a sgraffito inscription, "When this you see remember me and keep me in your mind /Let all the world say what they will make of me as you find," and dated "1790" under the handle.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition considering its unusual form: left hand wing restored and neck, where it attaches to body, shows small crack and light restoration, too. Horn, right hand, rear of head and buttress attaching figural head to jug all sprayed.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: LARGE BRITISH REDWARE DATED PUZZLE JUG, the slip-decorated sgraffito jug of baluster form, the strap handle with nozzle to top, the collar with space for four nozzles, with ocher-yellow glaze, incised and scratched in orange, the neck alternating vertical rectangular notches and a band of three dots, the handle incised with three long zigzagging lines, the neck incised with zigzag vertical lines to either side of the notches, the waist incised with large stylized foliate motifs of two large tulip sprays on curved stems to either side of a double-handled urn planted with a flowering and budding tulip, below incised words, "Mary Morgans ounr" to the top left shoulder and top right shoulder "Thomas arthyr meke[r]" with "June 19/1830" above four horizontal zigzagging lines under the handle. Attributed to Ewenny, Wales.
Condition Report: Good overall condition: All four nozzles absent, thus revealing the hollow collar. Enamels flaked off handle sides consistent with use; the base with many chips. All-over crazing to ocher glaze; some flaking to the enamels on the body.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH STONEWARE PUZZLE JUG, the salt-glazed brown stoneware body with narrow perforated neck, wide collar ring with three nozzles; above a wide-panelled lower neck reticulated with squares, dots, diamonds and hearts, the flaring low body below three low-molded rings, tapering to a slightly waisted foot, with a ribbed strap-form handle, glazed all-over in brown, unmarked. Derbyshire, England.
Condition Report: Excellent condition overall; one can see the hand-cut slices into the clay body slightly beyond the perimeter area of some of the cut-outs. The underside is slightly pimpled perhaps due to underfiring.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE PUZZLE JUG, the upper neck with large oval cut outs in a band; the round collar issuing three nozzles; the lower neck cut into geometric patterns with ovals and hearts; ovals and clubs; ovals and triangles and ovals and diamonds centering a large hole; alternating with two dots, with two bands molded in low relief toward the belly, the lower body of baluster form with wide pinched ankle flaring to foot, with applied figural "sprigs" of windmill; male and female topers centering a drunken gentleman smoking a pipe; and two drunken sailors walking, with ribbed, strap-form handle, with mottled light-brown glazing, unmarked. Attributed to Fulham, London, England.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: firing crack to lower right hand side of handle; a couple of the reticulations show knife marks and additional incisions, typical of the form.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE UNDECORATED PUZZLE JUG, of baluster form with flared foot, the collar issuing three nozzles, with simple c-form handle, the neck perforated with one slender band of small holes, unmarked with D. Towner collection label #46. Attributed to Whieldon.
Condition Report: Very good condition overall: one short horizontal firing tear to the body under the handle and another very short vertical firing crack at the handle terminate. Crazing typical of age. A few glaze pings, minor wear to enamels at nozzles.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CAMBRIAN (WELSH) PEARLWARE PUZZLE JUG, with pierced and reticulated neck above a ring-form collar issuing three bulbous nozzles, above an elongated neck reticulated in elaborate geometric patterns and with triangles formed of pierced small holes; above the baluster form body, with simple c-form strap handle, brown lines to rim above collar, at nozzle edges, to the foot and to either side of handle, the waist with a band of blue-green circles between purple lines, alternating with dots, the waist well-painted in purple monochrome with two large colorful bouquets and a small sprig, unmarked.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: two small chips to rim; small chip to foot; very minor flaking to brown enamel.View additional info »
Description: CAMBRIAN (WELSH) PEARLWARE PUZZLE JUG, with pierced and reticulated neck above a ring-form collar issuing three bulbous nozzles, above an elongated neck reticulated with numerous small pointed ovals and round holes above the baluster form body, transfer-printed in blue at the neck with a cell-and-diaper pattern; the nozzles with foliate scrolls; the neck with two indistinct blue patches, and the body with Thomas Rothwell's "Carnation" pattern printed to the sides, unmarked.
Condition Report: Good overall condition: one nozzle reglued; one with a hairline crack; another near the upper handle terminate; the handle with chip to side at thumb area; the foot with a chip and light running crack to center of underside; allover crazing typical of the body.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE DOUBLE PUZZLE JUG, formed as a hollow ring, the center sides cut-out in the pattern of a six-petaled flower, a small figure of a standing acrobat "trapped" to the interior, the ring on a flared, rounded-rectangular foot, topped with a flaring, reticulated pierced neck above a bulbous collar issuing three cannon-form nozzles, the handle of arched, rounded form, with extensive gilt leaves on the surface sides, the ring transfer-printed in underglaze sepia with a band of oak-leaves and acorns to both sides and a serpentine laurel leaf braid, with blue-green and bright green enameling, with scrolled, gilt flourishes and bands to the panels of the foot, the acrobat dressed in typical bright-colored costume with dots and stripes, on a low mounded base, unmarked.
Condition Report: Excellent overall condition, with typical overall crazing to the glaze.View additional info »
Description: CONTINENTAL PUZZLE JUGS, LOT OF TWO, the first of baluster form, with a single nozzle issuing from the collar over a highly-reticulated neck cut out in geometric foliate designs over a plain body, enameled in blue-green, probably French; the second, a tall and slender red earthenware double-puzzle jug with single nozzle issuing from a collar over a very long neck lightly cut out with small holes and two hearts facing each other vertically under the spout, over a donut-ring body, tapering to the ankle, issuing a flared foot, the entire surface dipped in a dark brown mottled glaze, the underside foot with incised W.
Condition Report: Good overall condition : the first with multiple shallow chips to the rim, and with mottling to the enamel; the second thickly-modeled, with handle reglued. Much of the foot of this jug never received enough glaze about a quarter of the foot is plain clay. There are a few flakes to the glaze on the body.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: SAVONA (ITALY) FAIENCE PUZZLE JUG, with a wide ovate mouth incorporating the puzzle jug collar, the central pinched spout with hole above a very wide neck deeply-cut with large flowers and geometric shapes above the globular body on short foot, the serpentine handle following the form of the jug, the cream-color body painted with grey and cobalt- blue outlining the inner and outer rim, with dashes to handle, enameled with delightful scene of rabbit and dog surrounded by bold foliate designs, centering an oval flaming cartouche with the motto, "Chi Beve Nopca" [Who Drinks is a Fool] unmarked.
Condition Report: Very good condition: typical abraded rims and minor, typical flaking of enamels.View additional info »
Description: CONTINENTAL POTTERY PUZZLE JUGS, LOT OF THREE, the first, probably Dutch or Belgian, with collar issuing a nozzle over a wide neck reticulated with hearts, ovals and dots, above a globular body, the c-form handle with additional semi-circle at lower terminate, the white body decorated with a single central large stylized orange and yellow flower blooming in the middle of blue dashes, stems and scrolls, unmarked. The second two, French, with snaking grape clusters forming the spouts above the neck ring, the grapevine undulating to the sides of the ring, and with grape vine handles, the jug necks reticulated with grape vines; leaves and fruit bunches, above the main globular body on an elongated ankle with swelling foot. Both inscribed to the body fronts "Buvez je le veux/ Mais sachez placer votre main" with blue neck rings, purple-speckled grape decor to spouts, bodies and handles; the grape-themed necks realistically-colored, the foot with blue and yellow concentric bands; one with stylized florettes of orange, blue and green to either side of the slogan; the same example with the grapevine atop the ring forming a moustache guard, neither marked.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: hairline crack and one glaze chip to neck; long light crack to glaze near foot; the other two lightly crazed.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: C. H. BRANNAM (BARUM) EARTHENWARE PUZZLE JUG, of baluster form, with collar issuing three simple nozzles above a neck with holes alternating with stylized reticulated flowers, the body incised and slip-decorated with a fish rising from churning waves, the sides and back with motto sgrafittoed, "Within this jug there is good liquor/Tis fit for Parson or for Vicar/ But how to drink and not to spill/ will try the utmost of your skill," over several scored lines, the overall body green-glazed, with the fish picked out in brown, ocher, light blue and dark blue, the underside marked CH Brannam Barum 1897.
Condition Report: Very good condition: the central nozzle chipped and with related crack where it meets the collar; worn enamels to all nozzle terminates.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: PUEBLA (MEXICO) EARTHENWARE PUZZLE JUGS, LOT OF TWO, both of red earthenware baluster form, the first with three snakes' heads forming the nozzles on the collar, over a diamond-reticulated neck, the bodies applied with flowerheads and leaves issuing from long stems stem applied to the bodies under the center spout, with tube-form handle, decorated with splashes of glaze and bands of brown glazing, the second with three simple nozzles issuing from the collar over a diagonally-sliced neck impressed with the motto, "RECUERDO/DE/PUEBLA," decorated with mottled brown glaze, both unmarked.
Condition Report: Excellent; the second jug has a chipped leaf near the word "PUEBLA".View additional info »
Description: ENGLISH TIN-GLAZED DELFT PANCAKE PLATES, LOT OF TWO, with shouldered rims, painted with colorful flowers and leaves in red, ocher, green and blue, on an undulating red line vine, enclosing a Chinoiserie scene of a figure standing before a fence under a weeping willow tree, before a river landscape with rocky islands, unmarked.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition, with typical chipping to rims and crazed enamels.View additional info »
Description: ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE PRESS-MOLDED CREAM-BOAT, of ogival form, with integral spout and wavy rim, with upward-arching, c-form strap handle with comma terminate, the side panels press-molded with scrolls, foliage, basketwork and cell-and-diaper patterns, unmarked.
Condition Report: Very good condition overall: the interior base and rim with minor kiln-spitting and a glaze blow-out to one side only. Hairline cracks to the slip used to attach the handle and, tiny chips to handle terminate, a tiny "slice" from cutting out the reticulations, is visible near one of the central scroll areas to the side. There are a couple of minute, nearly unnoticeable firing flaws.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE BUST OF HANDEL BY RALPH WOOD,, facing left with characteristic curled long hair and cape; on a quatrefoil flaring stepped rectangular plinth, decorated with colored glaze with green-brown hair and cape, blue swags to the cape, and yellow florette on brown stems to the plinth front.
Condition Report: Two tiny shallow chips to glaze at nose tip; tiny chip to left eyelid, a few chips to the plinth base edge, plus allover crazing to the blue glaze.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: JAMES NEALE & CO. PEARLWARE FIGURE OF APOLLO, standing holding a lyre in his left arm, with the right hand extended to pluck a string, the right foot slightly in front of the left, draped in a yellow-lined purple robe, with books at his feet, atop a molded scrollwork mound, atop a stepped rectangular base, the underside impressed APOLLO.
Condition Report: Glaze rubbing to end of nose, shallow chip to top rear of lyre; a few small chips to plinth and with some glaze pitting.View additional info »
Description: ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE OF VENUS, modeled as a standing woman on a rocky mount, with robe draped over her body, a standing winged putto with a bow in his hand, reaching out to hold her garments to her right, her right hand held in front of her, with a cone of flame, her left hand resting on the curled tail of a dolphin, whose head, at her feet, issues water, on a square plinth base, painted in bright polychrome enamels, the cape yellow and pink, with green and brown and stylized florette motifs to the skirt, the dolphin painted green with orange tail; lips and eyes.
Condition Report: Very good: some enamel flaking to the reverse lower area; tight hairline crack to left side, center of base.View additional info »
Description: STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE MINIATURE BOTANICAL FIGURES, LOT OF TWO PAIRS, each molded as a colorful bouquet of flowers within a white footed urn atop a blue-ringed white column. Each column has a molded garland of flowers to the sides, above a thin blue band above the blue faux marbleized square plinths, one with indistinct iron-red marks to interior. Attributed to Neale & Co.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition, with one vase off; reglued and the seam repainted; one with crack under bouquet and repainted; expected chips to flowers of bouquets; one with a shallow jagged crack to the edge and some small chips to bases.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH CREAMWARE WHIELDON-TYPE SPONGEWARE OCTAGONAL DISH, molded with ribbed border, with brown sponged decoration with green and ocher spots.
Condition Report: Excellent overall condition, with one corner at 12 o'clock very slightly rubbed and the underside with two light, short firing tears at 3 o'clock close to the well.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH POTTERY AND PORCELAIN NEO-CLASSICAL ARTICLES, LOT OF THREE, the first a Wedgwood rim soup plate with brown lines bracketing a band of grape leaves and clusters on an undulating vine, the face painted with a lyre and a recorder, the underside impressed WEDGWOOD with 3 and C and an inked X; collection sticker for J.D. & Louise Trabue; together with another creamware plate painted in sepia and blue with classical figures within oval or semicircular sepia reserves, connected by blue swagged ribbons and leaves, the face painted with a blue laurel wreath centering a cupid riding a dolphin in a sepia roundel below a blue bow and swag. Sold together with a NEW HALL porcelain wastebowl with black edge, the sides bat-printed with images of Apollo and Athena in Adam Buck-style, pattern number 1109 to underside.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: the bowl with a few minute chips to rim at 2 and 6 o'clock, some wear to the enamels on rim, the center painting with a few cut-marks; the plate, very good with minor wear to enamels; the bowl with some fritting to the side with Athena, and within the well.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE HEXAFOIL-LOBED RIMMED SOUP PLATE, painted with a slender brown line enclosing a finely-painted thistle, tulip and sparse foliate sprigs.
Condition Report: Good condition overall, with a small chip to rim at 3 o'clock; and a larger one at 6 o'clock; minute cut mark at 11 o'clock to rim underside and four very shallow chips to footrim.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH POTTERY MOCHAWARE AND PRATTWARE ARTICLES, LOT OF SEVEN, comprising a pair of pearlware mochaware teabowls and saucers, the lower bodies molded with engine-turned ribbing, with wide bands of multi-colored, inlaid agate below a black slip-filled checkered band; together with a Prattware swirl-molded teabowl and saucer, painted in typical palette with stylized foliate and floral designs, the teabowl marked in brown with an X to the underside; and a pearlware cache-pot of tapering cylindrical form, with hole for water drainage, decorated with a swagged garland of ivy leaves and bowed ribbons molded to the sides, with geometric horizontal and vertical designs in low- and high-relief to the sides. The single teabowl and saucer attributed to The Don pottery, Yorkshire.
Condition Report: Very good: both teabowls and saucers have worn gilt rims; a few minute chips to rims and one teabowl has a 1 1/2" crack from the edge down to the side. The Prattware teabowl has some light staining and a horizontal firing tear to the interior, as well as a chip to the foot. The gilt line rim to the cache pot is nearly all worn away, with subsequent small area of roughness and one minute chip. There are a few tiny flakes to the enamel on the body; the footrim has two minute chips and some ware. There is one glaze ping to the enamel on the vertical striping.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: WEDGWOOD QUEEN'S WARE ASPARAGUS MOLD, of octagonal exterior form, the molded interior with a bunch of asparagus within the stepped base, impressed WEDGWOOD, 60.
Condition Report: Excellent overall condition: Small chip to foot; light staining to ends.View additional info »
Description: ENGLISH JACKFIELD-TYPE BLACK-GLAZED BROWN STONEWARE TEAPOT AND COVER, of globular form, on tripodal feet, with faux crabstock handle, and modified branch-form spout, the cover modeled with a bird-form knop, enameled with a band of light-brown trellis issuing three dots above stylized painting of red flowers with brown details, the spout outlined with dots to top, the cover with the same trellis border surrounding the knop, the bird's feathers suggested by brown lines. Unmarked, old sticker from the dealer Guitel Montague inside cover.
Condition Report: Moderate condition overall: Crack running across base and up the side, chip to spout repaired; one foot with some chips; the outer rim of flange with a few small chips; the cover with several chips, the bird's beak with small chip. Wear to glaze and enamels, particularly on sides.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: ENGLISH 18TH CENTURY DELFT PLATES, LOT OF TWO, one painted with a Chinoiserie scene of bamboo near fence; the other with flowers on long stems with leaves, the border with three stylized foliate and floral motifs alternating with stylized insects, both with red accession numbers.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition, both with typical chips to rims and minor firing flaws.View additional info »
Description: ITALIAN MAIOLICA ABRUZZO CASTELLI-TYPE PLATES, LOT OF THREE, in two sizes, the larger, with blue-black rim enclosing a well-painted view of families in boats on rivers, under tall, entwined trees, in extensive Italian landscapes, with a promontory in the foreground; the two smaller examples with ocher rims above brown lines, enclosing entwined trees before a river in front of a torello, in a larger landscape; and a man on a spit of land, leaning on his cane while looking at volcanic mountains in the distance, a curved river behind a large tree stump issuing dense foliage in the foreground.
Condition Report: The first with some typical chips to the enamel band at rim, and a hairline crack at 11 o'clock; the second plate cracked in four pieces and reglued, with most of the damage on the right hand side of the plate; the last with chips at 11 and 2 o'clock and typical minor abrasions to the edge.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: SARREGUEMINES NEO-CLASSICAL CANEWARE LOW CREAMER, integral spout and flat-topped strap handle, the cream-colored body with a tube-band applied to the rim, and additional tubes to the high waist, the shoulder with applied black sprigs of neo-classical figures alternating with stylized anthemia over a band of contiguous hearts, impressed "Sarreguimenes" "1F / 3" to underside.
Condition Report: Excellent condition overall, one tiny firing flaw to one spot of spout.View additional info »
Description: LIVERPOOL PORCELAIN (PHILIP CHRISTIAN) LARGE COFFEEPOT AND DOME-SHAPED COVER, the pear-shaped and press-molded coffeepot and cover of elongated ovate form on flared foot, with foliate and rib-molded spout, the rococo strap-form handle with one large and one small spur above the comma terminal, and the domed lid with a pointed globular knop, enameled with one large polychrome enameled bouquet in bright colors to either side, among scattered painted sprigs, under "penciled" iron-red double lines alternating with crescents, both spout and handle with additional iron-red embellishments.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition; the spout restored, chips and roughness to the cover flange.View additional info »
Description: LIVERPOOL PORCELAIN (JAMES PENNINGTON) COFFEEPOT AND COVER, transfer-printed in cobalt blue, the pear-shaped and press-molded coffeepot body of elongated form on flared foot, with ribbed, curved spout, the rococo strap-form handle with foliate thumb rest and comma terminal, the domed lid with globular pointed knop, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a border of trellis above a band of fringe comprised of dots, above a large panel printed with a lady with a bird on her wrist near a bridge in front of a pagoda, within an oval surround of undulating shell, scroll and cross-hatched trellis designs.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: the tip of the spout restored (lower spout lip) and the lid with two chips.View additional info »
Description: LIVERPOOL PORCELAIN (RICHARD CHAFFERS) TEAPOT AND COVER, of globular form, with simple loop handle and slightly curved spout, with pointed globular cover, transfer printed in iron-red monochrome with a version of the "Tea Party," the front with a larger and the back with a smaller version of the print, under gilt lines, the cover with a version of the "Tea Party" and the "Chinoiserie Falconer," under the flowerhead-form knop.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition, with a short hair crack to bottom lip of spout; the lid with a chip to the underside and general roughness to the flange. A small part of the foot unglazed. The body with some wear to the enamels.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: LIVERPOOL PORCELAIN (JAMES PENNINGTON) OCTAGONAL PLATE, the rounded footrim with unglazed ring extending partly to the inside, the face painted with three floral clusters to the shoulders below blue line at the rim, the cavetto with cell-and-diaper pattern, the well painted with peony and flowering poppy and flowering branches, numeral 15 to underside.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: three tiny pieces of frit on the rim look like chips but are not. The plate is somewhat irregularly potted toward the lower half, and there is also some kiln speckling toward the same end of the plate.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: WORCESTER PORCELAIN PRINTED ITEMS, LOT OF 2, including a globular teapot and cover and a sparrow-beak cream jug, the first of globular form with c-form handle and slightly incurvate spout, with floral knop issuing from two leaves applied to the cover, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with the "Fence" pattern. The sparrow-beak molded pitcher with low waist and c-form handle, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with the "Mansfield" pattern. Both marked in underglazed blue with a hatched crescent mark.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition, the teapot body with shaved spout; chips to leaves of florette; the jug with minute firing flaw near spout; the spout itself with slightly rubbed glaze consistent with age and use.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: WORCESTER PORCELAIN CABBAGE-LEAF MOLDED MASK JUG, transfer-printed in the "Gilliflower" or "Carnation" pattern, the jug molded in low-relief with cabbage leaves and lappets below the ribbed neck, a band of stylized foliate patterning below the rim, the spout sheltering the molded mask of a bearded man, with elaborate c-scroll handle. Decorated with blue underglaze line at rim, and scattered moths; floral sprigs and florettes to the body, a large carnation below the mask, underglaze blue crescent mark to foot.
Condition Report: Very good condition overall, with a light firing crack at center seam of spout interior and a few glaze pings to the surface. The trace of blue enamel near the base of the handle bears the traces of fingerprints.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CAUGHLEY PORCELAIN CABBAGE LEAF-MOLDED MASK JUG, transfer-printed in the "Floral Sprays" pattern, the jug molded in low-relief with cabbage leaves and lappets below the ribbed neck, a band of stylized foliate patterning below the rim, the spout sheltering the molded mask of a bearded man, with elaborate c-scroll handle. Decorated with three large floral sprays to the sides, and two smaller ones below the rim, underglaze blue x mark to foot.
Condition Report: Very good condition overall: Tiny chip to rim; professional restoration to chip to spout; some imperfections to the underglaze blue - both runny and a bit of it is on the white ground. One or two glaze blow-outs.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: DERBY PORCELAIN ITEMS, LOT OF TWO, WILLIAM DUESBURY PERIOD sugar bowls and covers, the first, molded with swirling bands of acanthus leaves to the lower half of the panelled body, the knop to the domed cover molded as a faux pineapple with gilt details; the body decorated with fake pearls bracketing stylized gilt flowerheads between gilt lines on a band of deep blue, with gilt dentil rim on a thin blue band above a gilt line, the acanthus-leaf molding decorated in blue, with puce crown, crossed batons, dots and D, painter's numeral 7 and pattern 66 to underside, circa 1790. The second example, of pineapple-molded form, the diamond-sections of the bowl and cover with elongated gilt lines on each section, below the plain-molded upper section, painted with a delicate swag of puce flowerheads falling from gilt loops, the knop of the cover plain white with a gilt terminate, the base marked in blue with D below crown.
Condition Report: Overall good condition: the first with tight crack to base and the knop reglued, minor gilding wear; the second with bowl restored and minor gilding wear.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CHAMBERLAIN'S WORCESTER PORCELAIN ITEMS LOT OF NINE, swirl-molded teawares, including sugar bowl & cover; teacups and teabowls and saucers. The sugar bowl of oval form and a pointed ovate knop to cover, decorated with gilt foliate bands on top of cobalt blue bands, above painted gilt thistles to the sides, underglaze blue crescent mark; sold together with a trio (coffee cup; teacup and saucer) with the identical modeling and decoration, each item also with crescent marks; a trio with similar decoration, unmarked; and a teabowl and saucer with gilt stars and dots on blue bands, with underglaze blue crescent marks.
Condition Report: Excellent overall condition: each with some gilding wear, and one with a bit of frit to inner body.View additional info »
Description: WORCESTER PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY IMARI ITEMS, LOT OF FIVE, including a cup and saucer in "Rich Queen's" pattern; a cup and saucer in "Royal Lily" pattern; and a Kakiemon-decorated cup, pseudo-Chinese chop marks in underglaze blue to most items.
Condition Report: Good overall condition: The Rich Queen's cup has three tiny rim chips; the saucer with one panel with kiln-spit to rim and lacking gilding; minor wear to gilding. The Royal Lily saucer with two firing flaws to surface. The blue-scale cup with three tiny chips to footrim.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: WORCESTER PORCELAIN TRANSFER-PRINTED ARTICLES, LOT OF FIVE, comprising two coffee cups and saucers and a waste bowl, all transfer-printed in underglaze blue, one coffee cup and saucer and the wastebowl of panelled form with scalloped edges, the edges painted blue, transfer-printed in the "Gilliflower" or "Carnation" pattern, with blue crescent marks to undersides. The second cup with scalloped rim and reeded handle; the associated saucer with plain rim, both transfer-printed in the "Mansfield" pattern, with underglaze blue crescent marks.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition. The Mansfield saucer with a professionally restored chip. The wastebowl over-sanded in the kiln and with all-over pitting to the interior.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CAUGHLEY PORCELAIN TRANSFER-PRINTED CUSHION-SHAPED DISH, the ogee-molded square dish with gilt band to rim, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a border of typical Chinese-style motifs, another gold band atop the printed edge, a large central Chinoiserie scene of figures within an elaborate townscape surrounded by pavilions near huge trees, enclosed by a cell-and-diaper band, the underside marked with an underglaze blue x.
Condition Report: Excellent overall condition: minor gilding wear to rim, the outside with some traces of blue.View additional info »
Description: ENGLISH AND CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN CUPS, LOT OF TEN, a study collection of 18th century Worcester, Caughley and Chinese Export cups, including five Chinese Export footed coffee cups, painted with different patterns in blue and white, with various styles of handles; another Chinese Export coffee cup with a European pattern; a Worcester footed coffee cup with faux Chinese chop mark, and another of tapering cylindrical form, both printed in underglaze cobalt blue and enameled with pink and iron-red in the "Queen Charlotte" pattern; a Worcester footed coffee cup, with cross-hatched crescent mark, printed with a floral pattern, and a later, straight-sided small mug, also printed with a floral spray pattern, with printed C mark, probably 19th century. These sold together with a large Staffordshire earthenware mug with a molded c-form handle with thumb-rest, printed in cobalt blue with a dramatic scene of a horse and rider jumping a fence during a "Stag Hunt," unmarked. Eleven (11) pieces total.
Condition Report: Overall fair condition for the cups, a few with chips and hairlines; the large mug with some crazing to the glaze and related staining.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: WORCESTER PORCELAIN TEA AND COFFEE ARTICLES, LOT OF 15, all of swirl-molded form, comprising a Barr saucer dish, two saucers, two teabowls and a coffee cup, painted sparsely with puce and gilt flowerheads, incised B to some; a Flight Worcester coffee cup and saucer, painted with a line of undulating gilt flowers with puce leaves and pink stylized flowerheads, Flight in script to undersides; two Chamberlain's teabowls and saucers with cobalt and gilt stylized floral decoration, underglaze blue crescent marks, and a teabowl and saucer with a band of blue bell flowers with pink embellishments, on gilt stems, unmarked.
Condition Report: Overall very good to excellent condition with minor gilding wear.View additional info »
Description: CHAMBERLAIN'S WORCESTER, NEW HALL AND OTHER PORCELAIN ARTICLES, LOT OF SIX, the Chamberlain's tapering cylindrical cup with an applied ring handle under the flaring rim, the upper half of the cup with a gilt band of oak leaves and acorns on an undulating vine, the lower half enameled in grey tones with faux marbleized band, the New Hall cups of straight cylindrical form with ring handles, with gilt foliate vines on cobalt blue bands, and a line of blue with gilt-scalloped lines toward foot. Sold together with a can-cup with a gilt basket painted with fruit and flowers en grisaille, within gilt ovular bands, between gilt lines, probably Minton; and another can cup, probably Chamberlain's Worcester, enameled with a band of pale orange, with three reserved, canted- cornered rectangular scenes of classical gods at rest painted en grisaille, with gilt flourishes to the pale orange band, between gilt bands at rim and near foot.
Condition Report: The Chamberlain's cup with some kiln-spitting and frit, one of the New Hall cans with a an internal crack not visible to the exterior; firing flaw to the interior of the can with the basket.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN CELL-AND DIAPER-GROUND "MANDARIN" PALETTE BOWL, with fine mosaic-painted ground, the tapering cylindrical bowl on foot with a gilt line rim, the interior with a band of cells over a large band of broad scrolling foliate and butterfly motifs, centering a scene of figures at play in a garden near pavilions, surrounded by scrolled reserves enclosing iron-red monochrome scenes of birds and nature, enclosed by another border of feathered and foliate brocaded motifs, the exterior painted with two large scenes within scrolled reserves, the first, of the presentation of a spotted fawn to courtiers in a garden and the second, of courtesans and figures reading; writing and at play in gardens. These alternate with smaller cartouches in scrolled reserves of figures in gardens. The foot decorated with a band of brocaded scalloped foliate patterns above two thin black lines bracketing a gilt line.
Condition Report: Very good: light crack within the foot only, which doesn't travel; minor wear to enamels to center interior.View additional info »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN LARGE VASE, of elongated cylindrical form with flared neck over the body molded in low relief with dragons and scrolls toward the waist sides, and with a pair of very high-relief porcelain figures applied to the sides as handles, painted with ascending landscape designs of figures within mountains near water, the vase now lamped.
Condition Report: Fair condition: the vase has multiple old staple repairs, professionally repainted and a section of the rim has been chipped and slipped back into place. The vase has been made into a lamp.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN "ROSE CANTON" PALETTE TUREENS, LOT OF TWO, the small ovular tureen body tapering toward the waisted foot, with grapevine form handles, the knop formed as a flowerhead, with petals applied to the cover body, the underplate with a steep shoulder. Sold together with a cut-cornered, rounded-rectangular vegetable tureen and cover, with bud-form knop. All items decorated with large, colorful scenes of figures at rest and play, under broad foliate and peony head borders.
Condition Report: Good overall condition: the cover of the tureen with an old staple repair; the body of the vegetable tureen also with an old staple repair.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN "MANDARIN" PALETTE CUT-CORNERED BOWL, painted with a cross hatched purple ground, the front and back painted with scroll reserves containing large views of Chinese families in pavilions and gardens before water, the sides painted with iron-red monochrome mountain views of pavilions on high promontories above a river plied by boats, the interior center painted with a small floral cartouche, under a band of pink scroll between black bands, under a gold rim.
Condition Report: Very good condition, with minor kiln spitting and wear to the interior, and the gilt line probably refreshed.View additional info »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN CH'IEN LUNG DYNASTY GRISAILLE-DECORATED TEAPOT AND COVER, of globular form, the c-form, tubular handle and straight cylindrical spout below the onion-form knop of the cover, painted with a bold band of a crown surmounting large X painted in gold and black, issuing a garland of braided foliate stems, below large acanthus leaves and stems, centering cornucopia at handle and spout, a well-penned figure of "Plenty" as a standing woman in classical robe holding a scythe, on a landscape indicated by a few horizontal lines. Old sticker from the dealer Guitel Montague to inside cover.
Condition Report: Very good overall condition: the spout has been shaved, and there are three medium-sized chips to the cover. The knop has a small chip to the top, and there is some gilding wear to it and the rim of the cover.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN CANTON SOUP TUREEN AND COVER, of canted hexagonal form, with fu dog's head handles to the side of the base, the cover with a molded c-scroll knop, painted with large panels of figures; fences; bridges; pavilions and trees on mountainous islands, with birds in the distance, the base with a band of stylized scrolling cerules to the foot; the top with a broad border of flowerheads and scrolls of bold formation, centering a band of cell-and-diaper pattern around a canted-cornered view of similar style to the base, and around the knop to cover. Ch'ien Lung period.
Condition Report: Knop to lid screwed in old "make-do" fashion; shallow chip to upper rim of base, and two chips to foot.View additional info »
Description: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN "ROSE CANTON" PALETTE PLATES, LOT OF TWO, both with gilt bands enclosing colorful borders painted with Chinese lucky symbols, quail; butterflies; bats; etc., the larger plate with these motifs enclosing a large view of a supplicant before a Manchu leader in an interior; the smaller plate with a view of women at play with children in a garden, while a scholar looks on within a windowed home.
Condition Report: Excellent: the smaller with two tiny footrim chips; each with a small area of wear to the center area of the face consistent with stacking.View additional info and full condition report »