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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1243105 (stock #3205g)
Anita S. Taub
$165.00
This elaborate, detailed transfer printed plate in lavender is titled Millenium on the back and is 9" in diameter, made by Ralph Stevenson & Son, c. 1832-35. The plate is described in the first volume of the book Staffordshire by Petra Williams, et al. on page 645: "This pattern was made to illustrate the biblical prophecy believed by the early Christians to predict the second coming of Christ who would rule for a thousand years before the last judgment. The open Bible is shown at top under the large eye of God. The stippled border is covered with flowers and plants that produce grain. In the center picture a child is seem embracing a lion. Lambs and other domestic animals, as well as a wild beast lie nearby. Above them, in the rays emanating from Heaven a banner proclaims 'Peace on Earth' as a dove carrying an olive branch flies on high. In the white area beneath the figural group is printed 'Give us this day our daily bread' in a curved line under the body of a praying man." On page 668 of the second volume of Staffordshire, the authors point out that the bible at the top of the plate under the eye of God is open to Isaiah Chapter 2, VI and refers to "The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Williams observes that the smaller 6" version of this plate eliminates most of the central scene. The mark on the back contains the title Millenium in a cartouche with an impressed number 18 in the center. The condition is excellent antique condition, no chips or cracks. There are a couple of stilt marks on the back. There is a minor miss in the transfer pattern at the bottom edge, and there is a slight bluish tint in the print just above the eyebrow at the top. These are just characteristics of old transfer ware. This is a wonderful plate, and the deep lavender color makes it especially desirable.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1240946 (stock #5493c)
Anita S. Taub
$600.00
This pair of Korean crackle ware vases is 12" high. The decoration is raised enamel birds and flowers. This is a true pair, since the birds face in opposite directions on each vase. They are in excellent condition, with just a minor nick or too in the enamel. There are no marks on the bottom, but I have showed the vases to a dealer in Asian antiques, who said that they date to about 1880 or so.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #1240636 (stock #5500r)
Anita S. Taub
$195.00
This relief molded parian jug in lavender with raised figures in white with a white inside is 5" high, 4-1/2" wide at the top. Parian is a material that was developed in 1842 and is more akin to porcelain than stoneware or earthenware. Made by Samuel Alcock & Co. in England, it dates to about 1845 and commemorates the Battle of Acre in 1799 when the British Navy assisted the people of Acre in resisting the attack of Napoleon's troops. Alcock frequently utilized the lavender background. In the 19th century, in the absence of plentiful glass or plastic bottles, relief molded jugs were used for liquids such as beer or wine. The current jug was probably utilized for cream or syrup. It is in excellent condition, all the more amazing for its age of almost 170 years.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1240494 (stock #5500p)
Anita S. Taub
$195.00
This fine porcelain plate is 10-1/2" in diameter with a colorful English coat of arms in the center which I have not identified, along with the Latin motto Spes Tuttissima Coelis or "The Surest Hope is in Heaven". The mark on the back is somewhat unusual in that it combines a Chamberlains Worcester mark used from 1816-1845 and a Spode mark for 1796-1833, so the plate should date to about 1833. The condition is excellent antique condition. The plate appears to have been little used, if at all. The gadrooned border has a gilded finish which is in pristine condition, as is the coat of arms in the center. There are three or four tiny with flecks in the brownish red border, very minor in an antique piece that is almost 200 years old. There are no cracks or chips.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1240412 (stock #5500k)
Anita S. Taub
$195.00
This is an English Prattware pottery pot lid, 4" in diameter, 7-1/4" with the frame which is 1-1/8" thick. The wide oak frame, which is probably original, has a split, which is an indication of age. This lid is listed as No. 192 in Under Glaze Colour Picture Prints on Staffordshire Pottery by Harold George Clarke and described as "seven circular scenes, depicting Shakespeare's seven ages from 'As You Like It' . . . . We see first the child in his mother's lap . . . .; then the reluctant school-boy dragging his books on the floor, and a dog by his side; next the love-sick swain composing lines to his fair one; and after that the stern soldier storming a fort at the head of his men. The next little picture shows the justice, with an ample meal before him, and then the old slippered man with his stick and a boy at his side; and finally the toothless invalid, all wrapped-up, sitting in his arm-chair, while a woman attends on him. . . . The spaces between the circles are purple . . . .' The edges of the lid are covered by the frame which obscures the title "The Seven Ages of Man" and "As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII" at the bottom. The condition of the lid is excellent, with three stilt marks on the back. There is fine, overall crazing, which, according to Clarke, is a sign that the lid is genuinely old and not a later reproduction. The lid dates to about 1880 and is rated Very Rare by Clarke. Originally small pots with lids were used in the mid 19th century to hold bear grease, which was used as a pomade for hair. Later in the 19th century the pots were used for fish paste, potted shrimp and meat. The lids came to be prized for their own sake. The fine detail in the pictures results from the transfer printing from copper plate engravings. Each color is applied in a separate, painstaking process which demanded great skill. These lids are truly miniature works of art.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1239830 (stock #3183m)
Anita S. Taub
$125.00
This Japanese incense burner in Hirado porcelain is 3.5" high, 4.5" wide. It is rendered in a fine white porcelain body with a complex pattern of piercing and a few strategically placed decorations of underglaze blue decoration. Hirado is famous for the high quality of its white porcelain body. It has two animal masks, possibly lions, as the handles and sits on three feet. It dates to about the late 19th or early 20th century. The condition is excellent, and it appears to be unused.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1239092 (stock #5500d)
Anita S. Taub
$250.00
I have two hand painted antique porcelain dessert plates 8-3/4" in diameter, both with pattern number 4100 on the back. There is no maker's mark, but I am reasonably certain that the plates are English from about 1830-1850. They are in excellent condition, and the slightly translucent porcelain rings nicely when lightly tapped. The landscape scenes in the centers, as well as the gilding on both plates, is in excellent antique condition. The apple green ground is highly attractive. The listed price is for both plates. After more than 150 years, these plates should stay together.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1800 item #1237943 (stock #5505d)
Anita S. Taub
$295.00
This fine Chinese export porcelain bowl dates to about 1780. It is about 2-3/4" high, 5-1/2" in diameter at the top. The sides are decorated with rose like flowers, a scroll and a couple of dragonflies and a large veined pink leaf that could be a tobacco leaf. Both the outside and inside rims are decorated with an orange/red stripe highlighted in gold. The inside of the bowl has roses around the top and a single rose in the center. The condition is excellent, no cracks or chips, and the porcelain rings nicely when tapped. There is very minor rubbing in the color at the top of the scroll near the rim and very slight fading in the rose at the bottom of the bowl. After all, this piece is about 235 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1837 VR item #1236817 (stock #3205)
Anita S. Taub
$695.00
This Chinese Export porcelain bowl is 10" in diameter, 3-3/4" high. It dates to about 1814-20, which makes it about 200 years old. There is an elaborate overall design inside the bowl which includes deep blue and white flowers and border designs. There are figures in a scene with trees, a table and covered terrace with mountains in the background painted in polychrome. There is slight fading in the colors in the bottom of the bowl, but the picture is still pretty clear. There are polychrome designs inside the four blue and white cartouches around the sides of the bowl. There were elaborate gold flowers and scrolls around the sides of the inside of the bowl, but the gold is quite worn. There are no cracks, and the porcelain rings clearly when tapped. There are two small chips, one on the foot ring, which is not visible from the top, and a small rim chip that is about 1/8" wide. The rim chip is mostly on the underside of the rim, and is barely noticeable from the top. I try to be precise about describing defects, no matter how minor, and it probably sounds like the condition of this bowl is worse than it really is. This is an extraordinary survivor of two centuries and is in quite good overall condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1224710 (stock #3394)
Anita S. Taub
$225.00
This elegant porcelain figurine is 11" high. The blue underglaze mark identifies it as Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Factory. The piece dates to the first half of the 20th century. It depicts a classically dressed female figure in colorful clothing with her arms raised above her head and a turquoise blue scarf lifted aloft to show joy. There are tiny flowers on the base. The figurine is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1222459 (stock #3394)
Anita S. Taub
$250.00
This charming porcelain figurine is 10-1/2" tall, including the base. The mark on the bottom is N with a crown and a green line under the N. This is not Capodimonte, it is German. The figure is a dancing woman in flowing robes. She is leaning back and holds her arms above her head with a tambourine in her left hand. She is completely hand painted and dates to approximately the late 19th century. The condition is excellent, although there is a hardly noticeable chip on one of the petals on the yellow rose on the base, to be expected in a piece of this age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1202198 (stock #3156)
Anita S. Taub
$695.00
This relief molded jug in light green is 8-1/2" high and is known as Silenus or Bacchus. The handle is the same light green color as the body of the jug, although the photo makes the handle appear darker. It is marked on the bottom with an early Minton mark and dates to about 1831. Before glass and plastic containers were widely available to hold liquids, especially wine, such decorative stoneware pitchers were made in various sizes and colors. Even though these jugs had a utilitarian function, they were decorated like sculptures, and this jug is especially sculptural with its figures almost in three dimensions. The full figure images of Bacchus all around the jug reference the fact that the jug is meant to hold wine. Kathy Hughes describes the decoration in A Collector's Guide to Nineteenth-Century Jugs, Vol. I, p. 39, "[There is] a Silenus group of three in extremely high relief on each side. Grapevines adorn the green stoneware body and twine around the handle." This jug is in excellent condition and was obviously treasured throughout the almost 200 years of its life.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1201612 (stock #3155)
Anita S. Taub
$350.00
This relief molded jug in a buff or light mustard color is 7-1/2" high. It is marked on the bottom with the Ridgway anchor and vase mark and dates to about 1830. Before glass and plastic containers were widely available to hold liquids, especially wine, such decorative stoneware pitchers were made in various sizes and colors. Even though these jugs had a utilitarian function, they were decorated like sculptures. The images of Bacchus on the sides of the jug reference the fact that the jug is meant to hold wine. Kathy Hughes describes the decoration in A Collector's Guide to Nineteenth-Century Jugs, Vol. I, p. 28, "Two masks of Bacchus, the Greek God of Revelry, are set against scrolls, acanthus leaves, and stylized anthemions. . . .A bust of Pan with pipes is moulded into the handle." There are two small holes placed by the manufacturer near the top rim and the handle, which would have accommodated a Britannia metal lid. It is not clear whether the lid was never affixed or whether it is gone. In any case the absence of the lid does not devalue the piece, and it is a question of personal preference. This jug is in excellent condition and was obviously treasured throughout the almost 200 years of its life.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1199418 (stock #5998)
Anita S. Taub
$495.00
This large two handled Rookwood standard glaze vase is 7-1/4" high, approximately 7" wide across the middle. The mark on the bottom dates the vase to 1896 with the cypher of the artist Sallie Toohey, who worked for Rookwood from 1887 to 1931. The condition is excellent, no chips cracks. There are a couple of minor scratches on the back and a small fleabite on the bottom rim, which is not visible from the top. Under very high magnification there is the typical fine crazing throughout, common in Rookwood, but it is not visible to the naked eye, at least to my naked eye.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1199055 (stock #5997)
Anita S. Taub
$450.00
This Rookwood standard glaze ewer is 6-1/4" high. The base is 6" in diameter and forms a very dramatic and graceful shape with the slender neck that flares out to the organic flower or leaf shaped spout. The mark on the bottom dates the piece to 1897 with the cipher for the artist Carl Schmidt, who worked for Rookwood from 1896-1926. The condition is excellent, no chipping or cracks, just the usual fine crazing throughout. The white horizontal line on the left side of the base is merely a light reflection in the photo.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1124038 (stock #5510)
Anita S. Taub
$45.00
This oval bowl by Haviland Limoges, France is 8" by 10" by 2-1/4" high. It is decorated with embossing in the white porcelain areas and green scrolls and turquoise flowers inside and outside with gold highlights on the borders. I also have an oval gravy bowl with attached underplate in this same pattern. The condition is excellent. The bowl dates to appx. the mid-20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1122792 (stock #5366)
Anita S. Taub
$250.00
I believe that this individual Meissen tea pot is a fairly rare item. It measures 5-3/4" wide by 3-1/2" high. It is decorated with a hand painted pink rose and rose bud with green leaves on the front and back of the pot. The lid is decorated with three pink buds in green cases. The mark on the bottom is crossed swords with little pommels, which indicates that the pot dates to 1860-1924. The condition is excellent and seems to have been used very little, if at all.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1109701 (stock #5210)
Anita S. Taub
$995.00
This is a rare and special covered tureen with handpainted Chinoiserie decoration. The tureen is 5-1/2" high to the finial, 10-1/2" wide by 9-1/4". The handpainted decoration in cobalt blue, orange-red, green and gold depicts Chinese pagodas on the top of the lid and inside the base of the tureen. There are no maker's marks, but I have identified the tureen to date to 1813-1820 with a picture on p. 100 of Godden's Guide to Mason's China and The Ironstone Wares. Amazingly for a piece which is almost 200 years old, the condition is excellent, no chip cracks or repairs. This came from the estate of a family which obviously treasured the tureen.