Honeydew was a popular design created by Clarice Cliff c. 1935, although the stylized flowers don't seem to reflect the name. These three pieces are in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, stains or repairs. The raised rings molded into the pieces, which also were designed by Cliff, are subtle but add another dimension to the appearance. The cup measures 3-3/8 inches in diameter and 2-1/4 inches tall, the saucer is 5-1/2 inches in diameter, and the plate is 6-5/8 inches in diameter ...click for details
A mint condition teacup and saucer in the "Secrets" pattern by Clarice Cliff, circa 1935. The hand painted colors are bright, and this pattern is very desirable. The saucer measures 5-1/2 inches in diameter while the cup is 2-1/4 inches tall.
This large bowl (8-1/2 inches diameter, 3-5/8 inches high) was hand-painted c. 1935 in the popular "Aurea" pattern. It is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, stains, repairs or crazing. There are a few tiny paints flakes commensurate with age that do not detract from the value or appearance.
Mint condition bud vase manufactured in the Deco era by Longwy, the French pottery. The vase measures 3-1/2 inches tall and about 3 inches in diameter at its widest part. The blue base glaze is darker than it appears in the photograph. There is a script mark stating "Longwy" and several other words that are unclear.
A butter yellow jam pot with a rosebud finial, a piece from the floral ware line manufactured for many years by Royal Winton. In excellent condition with light crazing and slight wear to the gilded rim, measuring 3-3/4 inches tall including the finial, the pot has the trademark used after 1951.
A mint condition trio manufactured in England by Paragon pottery, circa 1935. The cup is 3-3/4 inches in diameter, with curvy stepped sides and a shaped handle. The 5-1/2 inch diameter saucer is marked with the single warrant, as are the other pieces. The plate measures 6-1/4 inches in diameter, and has the additional mark for Barkers, Kensington, which was the original retailer for this fine set.
This 7-inch tall jug or pitcher is in mint condition and beautifully hand painted in the pattern known as Delecia Pansy. The embossed shape number is 564, followed by the word "George". The Delecia patterns date from the 1930s and feature dripping glazes, one of Clarice Cliff's innovative looks.
This 8-3/4 inches tall vase features a molded branch of morning glory that forms the handle with the flower and leaves decorating the surface. The vase is in mint condition, and is one of the shapes Clarice Cliff designed herself, with a raised mark on the bottom with her signature and the number 905. It is also stamped for Newport Pottery, England. It is beautifully hand-painted, probably made after World War II, judging from the more subtle colors used.
The 2-1/2 inch tall by 2-1/2 inch wide cup is hand painted with the petit breton in one panel and flowers in the other panels. It is marked on the bottom HB Quimper France, dating the set to the mid-1900s. The 5-1/2 inch diameter saucer with floral decoration is just marked "France". Both pieces are in yellow, known as soleil, and are in very excellent condition with minor nicks typical of the soft earthenware used.
Bright yellow background in a sponged texture on this hand-painted 8-1/2 inch plate manufactured by James Kent Ltd. in England during the Art Deco period. The plate has a tiny chip on the underside of one of the scallops that is not visible from the top, and the usual crazing for pottery of this period, but otherwise is in excellent condition with no cracks, stains or repairs.