Offered is this rare Rookwood Vellum vase, decorated by arguably the greatest artist to have worked at Rookwood, Kataro Shirayamadani, in 1907. The Master decorated the vase with a group of fish swimming underwater (amazingly, the fish and underwater kelp depictions are slightly below the general-surface of the vase). The vase is 9 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide at the shoulders...
A superbly beautiful, and unique-shaped French art pottery ewer made by Delphin Massier in Villauris, around 1895. The ewer is hand-painted with Fall scenery - I wonder if Daum Nancy cameo artists were inspired with artistry similar to this in cameo-decorating their scenic glass vases. The ewer is 10 1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and 3 inches (7,5 cm) wide. The ewer has been examined under black-light - there are NO cracks in it...
This Willow pattern platter is by Godwin, Rowley and Co. of Burslem and dates from 1828-31. It is 407mm long and 324mm wide. It is in excellent condition with the colour still strong. Its only blemishes are some light crazing and two small areas where the pattern was smudged before being fired.
This bowl is decorated with Spode's Castle pattern and measures 246mm in diameter. It is in excellent condition and dates from the period 1815-33.
This 262mm diameter Swansea Willow pattern plate is in very good condition with some smudging of the pattern in spots, mainly on the border. C 1814-7
Direct from Paris, wonderful pair of French handpainted rooster cockerel plates that date to the 1870's. They are deep dish plates and the plate hangers are included. One is marked Moulin des Loups & Hamage France and the other is marked Saint-Amand. The roosters and the red rim border are slightly different, but match perfectly. The plates are 10" across and there are no chips or cracks, but there is some loss of paint, some scratches and discoloration, but in remarkable condition for age...
A beautiful Derby porcelain porter mug, probably painted by Daniel Lucas. The scene depicted shows two figures in the foreground, one of the famous aqueducts in the midground, and a castle and mountains in the background, all of which amidst fulsome foliage and trees...
A pair of hand-painted French porcelain ink-pots or candlesticks, made around 1920. The larger one is 4 1/4 inches (11 cm) by 4 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 inches (6,5 cm) tall. The smaller one is 3 3/4 inches (9,5 cm) by 3 3/4 inches. They are in good condition (age-appropriate fading to paint). They are signed, 'Le Tallec Paris' and 'Made in France'.
From the Brownhills Pottery Bird Series registered in 1884. Excellent, crisp brown transfer with royal blue coloring. This example depicts a swallow, a rare bird in the series. Excellent condition. 6 1/2" diameter.
Pearlware cup from a loving brother to Martha. Green foliate central medallion surrounding the words: "A BROTHER'S GIFT" and on the reverse "MARTHA." Lovely foliate handle joins. Unmarked, fine condition except for a 1 1/2"" hairline (see pictures). 2 1/2" diameter.
The Aesop's Fables series is unmarked and has never been attributed to a single pottery. The series appeared in the 1880's and is similar to other Brownhills examples. Here the fox is tempted by the luscious grape clusters hanging from a nearby vine. Executed in a brown transfer with a border alphabet with green, tan and purple coloring. Minor pitting on the front, rim flakes and chips. Diameter 7 1/8".
Beautiful little toddy plate with an excellent transfer of Benjamin Franklin's proverb: "Make Hay while the Sun Shines". The scene pictures four oxen pulling a hay wagon with a round bale attended by three farmers with a farmhouse in the background. The border has a molded alphabet with sprigs. Proverb series dates to about 1852. Stamped J&G MEAKIN and "30" on reverse. Great transfer on this plate which is in good condition with a few minor surface scratches. 5 1/8" diameter.
"Crusoe Finding the Foot Prints", one of the 8 views in the Crusoe series by Brownhills Pottery, registered in 1887. Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel was one of the most enduring adventure stories celebrated here in children's pottery. Crusoe and his goat are pictured discovering the footprints of Friday in a sepia printed transfer colored with blue, yellow and green. The border is decorated with an alphabet and a clover rim. Minor smudges of transfers and kiln marks on reverse. 7 1/8" diameter.
Absolutely gorgeous Pickard poppy bowl and underplate, circa 1900. The set includes a footed bowl and underplate. The pieces are created by Limoges and hand-painted at Pickard Studios. Both pieces are painted with a vibrant orange poppy motif with heavy gold edges. The bowl measures 3 3/4" tall and the plate is 8" in diameter. Both signed LOH. Both pieces are in excellent condition.
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Historic District Antiques
This particular bottle is out of shape and covered in the remains of sea life,
making it in my opinion a most interesting, pretty and completely unique piece.
25cm in Height
Complete with Original auction sticker, Part of Lot 396 of 26 pieces sold at Christies auction in 1995.
Diana Shipwreck Cargo Story c1816
The Diana Cargo On the 4th of March 1817, the Diana set sail up the Malacca Strait to Prince of Wales Island under the command of Captain Alexander Lyell...
Small sized oviform brown glazed storage jar. The shoulder with four lug handles, adorned with fascinating marine encrustation.
The more you look at this unique piece, the more you discover. There are attachments to the interior and exterior of this jar, the body also bearing a pottery attachment...
This provincial dish is quite rare. Traditionally the leaf was painted by a single brush stroke.
There are character marks to the right reading Yi Ye Chuan Fang, which I am told means ‘one leaf spreads the fragrance’.
The dish is raised on a single foot.
The condition of this dish is good, hairline approx...