A faience knife rest in a different shape, definitely French but unmarked so difficult to say which pottery. The shaft has a simplified croisille decor and the ends have an outstanding sunburst pattern. Measures 3-1/4 inches in length, made circa 1930. The condition is excellent with some loss of paint on the rims of the ends.
A nicely decorated knife rest made at the Henriot Quimper pottery in France, circa 1935. In mint condition with no chips or fading of the strong colors. One side is decorated with a petite Bretonne holding a flower, the other two have typical floral decor. Measures almost 3-1/2 inches in length. Note: white spots on the apron in the photos are from the camera flash.
The rooster is a sign of good luck, and this one is beautifully painted on a teapot made in France at the Henriot pottery, circa 1950. The colors are vivid, with additional floral decor, a sponged blue handle, and yellow and blue bands. Including the lid the height is about 8 inches and the condition is excellent, with slight wear on the tip of the spout and crazing showing only in the interior.
Larger than a doll's dish and decorated with a stylized flower this 3-1/4 inch small dish might be more decorative than functional. Very well painted in strong colors the style of painting suggests Art Deco, dating the piece to the 1930s. It is in very good condition with some roughness on the rim but no other damage.
A collection of Henriot Quimper bon-bons made in France, dating circa 1948-1968. All three are decorated with stylized flowers. The latest and thickest piece with the blue border is the most abstract, almost cubist depiction. The diameters are all the same: 3-1/2 inches across the top. The marks are as shown with the dishes reversed in the same arrangement as in the pictures of the decorated surfaces. They are being sold as a collection.
A two-handled bowl or porringer made in France by the Grande Maison (HB Quimper) circa 1970. The umber trim is unusual, as is the grid and spots motif in the center of the bowl. In very good condition with tiny nicks around the rim but no cracks, chips or stains. The diameter is 4-1/2 inches excluding the handles, the height is 2-1/2 inches.
A cup and saucer with the geometric croseille motif made in France by the Henriot Quimper pottery and dating circa 1925. Both pieces are very well painted and in excellent condition with no damage but a few popped air bubbles. The cup measures 3 inches in diameter across the top and 2-1/8 inches in height. The saucer measures 5-3/4 inches in diameter.
An unusual majolica dish made in the 19th century in continental Europe, most likely in France. Like most majolica it has no identifying maker's mark. A very distinctive motif, possibly delphiniums with a leaf represented in the center of the dish. It is in mint condition and measures 6-1/2 by 6 inches.
An 8-1/2 inch diameter plate in the same strawberry majolica motif as the Wedgwood comport (item #1148545). Made in England in 1870 and in perfect condition with no damage whatsoever. The second image shows the plate in indirect light while the first was taken with a flash.
The 8-1/2 inch red clay plate was made prior to 1942 and has a hand-painted decoration in blue and orange. There are a few nicks around the rim, typical in this soft faience, but no other damage. A nice example of non-figural decoration from the Grande Maison.
Leaves and tendrils cover the surface of this 8-1/2 inch diameter earthenware plate with a green majolica glaze. The underlying ground of the plate is speckled, characteristic of Brameld wares made at Rockingham pottery, although the plate is unmarked. Made in England in the mid-19th century and in perfect condition, with some oxidation of the glaze. I have two identical plates, with the listed price for one.
A novelty decorative plate with molded fish face, tail and fins, hand-painted, with a gentleman holding a line in the center of the plate. The plate was made in France at Henriot in Quimper, most likely before the 1940s but possibly later. The exuberance of the form and decoration suggests a prosperous time. It measures about 9-3/4 inches from the fish face to the tail and about 9-1/2 inches from fin to fin. The plate is in mint condition.
The pitcher measures 10 inches tall to the top of the open-mouthed fish (a trout, I think) and is in mint condition. The molding is crisp and the placement of the different colored glazes is appropriate. There is no maker's mark. The mustard colored base is a little unstable due to shrinkage in the kiln; otherwise there are no flaws - no chips, cracks, hairlines or stains.
The 4-inch plates are unmarked but I believe were made in England before 1840 at Rockingham Works. Each plate is in mint condition, with no chips, cracks, stains or repairs. The pine green glaze is slightly more olive in tone on one. Offered as a pair they can be sold singly.
This majolica cider jug has a registry mark dating it to November 17, 1876, although the pattern is identified as Etruscan. It measures 9-1/4 inches in height, and has the substantial heft of 19thc majolica. The mauve pink interior has a few bits of kiln debris at the bottom, and there are a few knocks around the rim, but otherwise the jug is in mint condition.