"MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB" ROYAL DOULTON FIGURINE. Designed by Margaret Davies. One of Doulton's most charming NURSERY RHYME FIGURES. It depicts Mary - seated, and with her lamb gazing up into her sweet face. Mary is wearing a lilac dress with blue trim. The figure measures approximately 3 1/2 inches in height. In excellent condition with no chips or cracks. SIGNED on the base with the painter's initials "MM".
A GUIDE THROUGH THE WORCESTER ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS. Worcester: Bayliss & Son, Ltd., (1920s). 48 pages plus covers. Illustrated. Includes a history of the company dating back to 1751, descriptions of all aspects of the manufacturing process, and has four pages showing the company's marks. Measures 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". A few neat ink notations on the marks' pages otherwise in excellent condition (please see enlargements 5 & 6). A scarce booklet.
A fine BONE CHINA CUP and SAUCER BY PARAGON. England, 1952-1960. Decorated in light turquoise and gilt. Gilt decorated handle. Both the cup and saucer feature a wide gilt band with a scroll design. In perfect condition. The saucer measures 5 inches in diameter. The cup measures 2 1/2 inches in height.
A fine boxed set of four COALPORT napkin rings in the LUDLOW pattern. Each napkin ring features two floral groups of pink, red, and white flowers (see enlargements for a view of each group). Each napkin ring measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter and has a depth of 1 1/4 inches. In MINT condition. In original fitted box.
A NURSERY RHYME cup and saucer by John AYNSLEY & Sons Ltd., England. Circa 1930s. One of Aynsley's BETTY Series of nurseryware. The cup features a lovely scene of "Little Miss Muffet" together with the text of the rhyme. The saucer features "Ring-A-Ring Of Roses" and also the text of the rhyme. Please see enlargements for details. Blue trim on rims and handle. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines. The saucer measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter...
A Nursery Rhyme plate by John Aynsley & Sons Ltd., England. Circa 1930s. One of the BETTY Nursery Rhyme Series of teaware - this one illustrating "MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY". Blue rim. The plate features a charming scene of a little girl watering her flowers which are neatly planted in a flower bed bordered with Cockle shells. The text of the nursery rhyme is included at the bottom of the plate. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines...
A bone china miniature coffee cann by Crown Staffordshire, England. Circa 1920s. Richly decorated in crimson and gold with two circular reserves each containing a floral group. Inner border in gilt and crimson. Gilt handle. There is a very tiny - 1/16th" by 1/8th" - bit of damage on the outside rim near the handle (please see enlargement 3) - otherwise in excellent condition. The cup measures 1 1/4 inches in height.
A lovely bone china footed cake dish or compote by Hammersley & Co., Longton, Staffordshire, England. This piece has a flared and fluted pedestal base topped with a lobed and fluted edged circular dish. The whole is decorated in gilt with a floral design. Heavy gilt trim. The rim has what appears to be a tiny firing flaw (like a burst bubble) rather than a chip otherwise, no other problems. A great display item for tea cakes or pastries...
Three Wedgwood bone china bread and butter plates in the "Strawberry Hill" pattern, circa 1950s. The border of each plate is decorated in a design featuring strawberry blossoms and strawberries with trailing leaves. The colors are predominantly pink and green. Gold rims. Each plate measures 6 inches in diameter. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines.
A 1933 Royal Worcester reproduction of an 18th century Worcester design. Marked "Reproduction Of Early Worcester Design...FLORENCE 1768" and with the Royal Worcester date mark for 1933. A ridged cream colored border having a trailing leaf and branch design along the inner rim. The center is white with a floral grouping of roses and other flowers...
A 1933 Royal Worcester reproduction of an 18th century design. The backstamp is marked "Reproduction Of Early Worcester...FLORENCE 1768" and has Royal Worcester's date mark for 1933. A ridged cream colored border with a leaf and branch design along the inner rim. The center is white with a floral grouping of roses and other flowers. There is some rubbing at the top of some inner ridges to the leaf and branch design and some knife marks on the center of the plate consistent with age and use...
A Royal Worcester plate with backstamp marked "Reproduction Of Early Worcester...FLORENCE Circa 1768". The backstamp includes Royal Worcester's date mark for 1933. A lovely floral plate with a ridged cream colored border having a trailing leaf and branch design along the inner rim. White center with floral grouping of roses and other flowers...
MINTON bone china cup and saucer in the DRYDEN pattern. Each piece is decorated with a floral and leafy border in soft colors. Gilt trim. Fluted shanked shape. In excellent condition. No chips, cracks or hairlines. Saucer measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Cup measures 2 1/4 inches in height by 4 1/4 inches at its widest point.
Coalport Cottage Pastille Burner, 1964. "The Master's House". Impressed date on the base of 1964. Porcelain cottage with applied bocage and flowers...
Coalport Pastille Burner. "The Umbrella House". Impressed date mark:1960. A beautiful octagonal-shaped porcelain cottage with applied bocage and flowers. Gilt trim. Geoffrey Godden, in "Coalport and Coalbrookdale Porcelains", p. 92, discusses the revival, in the early '60s, of a charming new line by Coalport of porcelain cottages based on antique examples of pastille burners. Pastilles are small pellets of aromatic paste and were used for scenting a room. This example, The Umbrella House, is sh...
A pair of HAND-PAINTED coasters by Royal Worcester, circa 1965. Backstamp states Hand Painted (in script). Each coaster features a game bird - 1. flying Mallard duck, and, 2. Pheasant or Grouse. Each bird is centered within a beaded circle design featuring five turquoise "jewels". Ribbed sides. Gilt rim. In fine condition with no chips or cracks etc. Each coaster measures 3 1/2 inches in diameter by 9/16 inches in depth.
A pair of floral decorated trinket, or ring, trays by Royal Crown Derby. Circa 1950s. Each is beautifully decorated with floral groups - one large group in the center surrounded by four smaller groups positioned at each corner. Gilt rim. One of the trays has a small nick on the gilt rim visible on the tray pictured on the left in enlargement 1 and shown also in enlargement 3 - this could easily be touched up with gilt, otherwise these are in fine condition with no other faults. Each tray measure...