This hand-painted powder jar was found in France - the backstamp has worn away - yet the anonymous painter was highly skilled in the Deco style. The jar dates between 1930 and 1950 and measures 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches in height.
Grindley, an English pottery, was known for its brilliant jewel toned glazes, such as this embossed daffodil motif cup and saucer. The handle of the 3-3/4 inch wide cup is decorated, showing a Deco influence. The cup has a tiny fleabite on the rim, the 5-3/4 inch wide saucer is in mint condition. The set dates circa 1936.
Carlton Ware produced tableware in the 1930s for a short period of time, of the type represented by this tea trio. All three pieces are embossed with richly colored fruits and have mottled colored borders. The cup is 3-1/2 inches wide, the saucer, which has a few flecks of white paint that could be carefully removed, is 5-3/8 inches in diameter, and the plate is 5-3/4 inches in diameter.
Fruit decoration is less common on English china teaware, and this set has an attractive border of fruits and leaves accented with black (a rare color). The mark dates it circa 1913 when the Paragon China company still referred to its previous name, Star China with a star symbol in the backstamp. Both pieces are in mint condition, the cup is 3-3/4 inches wide and the saucer is 5-1/4 inches wide.
A cream and sugar set made in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, by Maling pottery in the 1950s. Both pieces are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, but the cream pitcher is stained in the interior, which has a luster glaze. Creamer is about two and one-half inches tall and four inches wide; the sugar bowl is about one and three-quarter inches tall and three and one-quarter inches wide.
Maling (located in Newcastle on Tyne, England) produced a series of eleven-inch floral pattern chargers in the 1920s, this one depicts gladiolus in brilliant jewel tones on a deep blue background. The condition is immaculate, having no chips, cracks, repairs or stains. The back stamp did not come through, but the identity of this decorative plate is unmistakable.
A ten and one-half inch dinner plate made by the English firm Gray's Pottery in the 1950's. This plate has the same stylized grapevine motif as listing #730139 but has a smooth rather than a scalloped border. The Pareek creamware base shows some light crazing and the luster shows slight but normal wear. Another identical smooth-edged plate is available (making a total of three plates with the same decoration).
A fine example of mid-20th century English luster decorated ware, a ten and one-half inch plate with a loosely painted grapevine motif. The sailing ship mark on the underside was used by Gray's beginning in the 1930s and luster came back into fashion in the 1950s, which is the era of manufacture. The plate shows normal wear to the luster (slight scratching) but is in otherwise excellent condition with no chips, crack, repairs or stains. Also, please see my two plates, listed as item 73015 ...click for details
This 9-inch plate is usually seen with polychrome glazes on the embossed decoration, as part of Royal Winton's floral ware line. The creamware blank was glazed but not decorated, made in the mid-1900s, and is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, stains or repairs.