Staffordshire Ceramics from Arlene Noble Antiques
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All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #500823
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A beautifully painted French porcelain cachepot Samson C 1850. although the cachepot has the meissen crossed swords mark with a number at the bottom, it is Samson. Standing 4 4/4" tall and almost 5" across, the cache pot has a white ground highlited with gilt decoration. A lush bouquet hand painted in shades of pink and sepia is at the front while the reverse shows another bouquet in multicolors. It is very well done. There are two lions heads at the sides for added decoration.

Samson made copies of porcelains from famous manufacturers, and most of the items they copied were originally made only in soft paste. It was common to use the marks of the famous factories when decorating these wares. Samson is highly collectable and in demand today for the quality of their decoration.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #499253
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A most beautiful old ring,C 1900 with two of the most vivid rubies, approx.10mm imaginable. The color is spectacular. Seperating these stones is a line of sparklingly white old cut diamonds, and all of it harmonizing with the rich yellow 18K gold setting. This ring is elegant and fine, it is a size 5 1/2 US and the UK size is K.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #499176
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A stunning and early French Porcelain De Paris perfume bottle C 1820. Gilt scroll like decoration on a beautiful Paris pink ground and two panels of supurb hand painted floral bouquets. There is a matching stopper showing the same decoration. 5 1/2" tall and with interesting old hand inscribed marks to the base, this bottle is a valued addition to your collection. Excellent condition.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #499134
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An ususual 18K gold ring, serpent design, with a ruby cabochon. The ring bears marks and tests 18K, it is Italian. When the full body of the serpent is shown, as at the top, the ring is almost 1 inch in width. It is a size 8 and can be sized. The ruby is almost 3/4ct. and is excellent color. This is not a ring for a small hand, and can be worn with other pieces. This ring is excellent quality and really makes a fashion statement.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #499126
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An outstanding polychrome Delft bowl with flat rim, 18th century. On a tiled blue ground and accented and painted in blues and red set to the center is a vase of flowers profusely decorated. The scrolling border is decorated and divided with flowers and a geometric design. There is a barely visable v hairline at 10 o'clock, but considering the age and vividness of the bowl it is not a problem and is mentioned only for accuracy. The bowl is 9" Altogether an outstanding piece of Delft.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #488970
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What a delightful treasure this is. Standing 6 1/2" high and 8 1/4" from handle to spout, is a peuter topped teapot. the top has a finial decoration and the body is decorated in a tortoiseshell glazed Whieldon type decoration with shadings in brown. Teapots like this were made in the 19th century and are extremely rare. This pattern was achieved by using a combination of transfer printed stippling and hand painting which gives it this 18th century effect. The peuter lid is an unusual feature on lustreware as is the sheer metallic sheen.

Set to the center of the teapot is a cartouche with a verse that says

Happy May You Be

And Long May You Live

To Drink Out of Me"

The teapot is in excellent condition however there is a hairline that shows in the cartouche, Happy May You Be. This doesn't bother me, and shouldn't bother you. This teapot is a collectors treasure. The transfer on the reverse says"

Those Who Love Good Tea

Must Please Remember Me

Be Sure To Allow The Water To Boil

Then The Tea You Will Not Spoil"

This teapot will appeal to the sophisticated collector of teapots, lustre, and transfer decorated ceramics. This one won't last.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #488960
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The mate to the figure The Old Maid both shown on page 295 of Hardings book on Staffordshire. Seated at an orange backed chair a man in blue britches and white waistcoat is shown having tea. The table is covered in pink and holds a teapot and saucer. No animals decorate this figure which is charming nonetheless. 9" and perfect C1860 this will make a great addition to your Staffordshire figure collection.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #488959
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The Staffordshire figure " The Old Maid" is one of a pair, the other also listed. the figure is 9" and shows a woman seated at a table with a cat in her arm. On the table is a teapot and a loaf of bread. In her hand she holds a teacup. There is a bird seated on the back of the chair colorfully painted in blue, orange and white. Orange is the color of the back of the chair as well as the trim on the womans apron. the table is covered with a pink cloth and green ruffle. Very colorful and famous figure shown on page 295 of Hardings Staffordshire book. The condition is excellent and this figure is highly collectable and dates C 1860.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1800 item #488940
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A beautiful early 19th century polychrome creamware teapot, probably Leeds 1800 or earlier. Globular form with a flowered terminal at the top the teapot stands 5". The handle is the highly desirable double twist so popularized by Towner in his book Creamware. Decorated in polychrome in the Kings Rose and with columbine and larkspur on deep cream ground. The finial at the top is not painted but remains in the cream ground. the condition is excellent.

Creamware is the direct descendent of the lead glazed wares of the Middle Ages and was the main product in England between 1760 and 1820 and was exported to every country on the continent. I love the warmth of it and the feel is like nothing else.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #488931
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A charming Victorian sampler, 19th century done by Sarah Green and dated 1878. Beautiful stitches and the subject matter is very desirable, the condition is excellent. This sampler is worked in brightly colored threads and there are a variety of stitches. it measures 16 1/2 by 17. It It is full of desirable subjects showing the alphabet, figures of birds, horses, houses, flowers. All the things the sampler collector looks for.

The verse reads:

O God my father and my friend

Ever thy blessings to me send

Let me have virtue for my guide

And wisdom always on my side.

Samplers served many purposes in the 19th century. for a child they were a permanent reminder of stitches and patterns. for the young woman they were a means to demonstrate skills in the "gentle" art of needlework and to record family genealogy. For the mature woman they were a useful occupation and a way of creating gifts. Schools for young women prided themselves on the needlework skills they taught. I always think of the Henry James novel The Heiress, where the main character has few other accomplishments, and sits sewing while the man she has spurned pounds on the door.

for the sampler collector this one is a treat.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #488919
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A woolwork picture depicting a bird on a flowering branch, unsigned, early 19th century. Set in a lovely gilt frame the picture measures 26 1/2" by 20 1/2. there is some slight staining to the picture but nothing to detract from the interest. It is done in neutral tones with the bird and flowers showing color. the work is excellent.

Berlin woolwork pictures such as this were made in large numbers in the 19th century. Subjects vary enormously and can affect the price. Pictures of birds and dogs are always popular and can cost between $800 and $1,500.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #484598
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A 19th Century Nailsea pipe with twist white threads design and a blue rim with a triple bulb stem. The pipe is 13" and perfect.

Nailsea glass is characterized by swirls and loopings, usually on a clear ground. This glass was first made in Nailsea England in 1788-1883. I love these whimsies, they were usually made during lunch or after regular work was done. The glassworkers would relax by spending time creating unusual glass objects, colorful canes, darners, hats, paperweights and pipes. Whimsies were usually given to family and friends, and they are highly collectable and sought after.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #484566
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A 19th Century Nailsea pipe with an applied opaque rim to the bowl. the pipe is of speckled pink and blue, what some people call end of day glass. There is a triple bulbed stem. the pipe is 15" and absolutely perfect.

Nailsea glass is characterized by swirls and loopings, usually on a clear ground. This glass was first made in Nailsea England in 1788-1883.

I love these whimsies, they were usually made during lunch or after regular work was done. The glassworkers would relax by spending time creating unusual glass objects, colorful canes, darners, hats, paperweights and pipes. Whimsies were usually given to family and friends. these are very collectable and sought after.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #484545
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These are an unusual pair of porcelain and ormolu figural candlesticks, early 20th century. Standing on marble bases these are 8" tall and the figures are beautifully painted and decorated. The figures stand in front of a gilded ormolu bocage with gilded leaves. The candle holders are scalloped, and these will make a wonderful decorative accessory to compliment your other fine things.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1837 VR item #482543
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Beautiful and delicate is this coalport standish C 1830. A four footed tray on which beautiful bouquets of English Country Garden flowers are painted holds an inkwell, pot and center piece. All the pieces are decorated with raised flowers and gilt decoration, in fact the standish is surrounded by flowers on stems in relief. The inkwell has its matching top, the pot its insert and top and the centerpiece is matching. The condition of this standish and pieces is excellent. All of it is gilt decorated and the gilt and paint show no wear or chipping.

An interesting thing appears on the bottom of the tray, the name in light blue script E Dule. I think this is the name of the person who commissioned it or who received it as a gift. These are rare in this condition and age. The standish is 9" long.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #482538
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An early and important creamware plate with polychrome decoration C 1800. The plate is 7 3/4" and has a raised floral border separated by a spiral decoration in sepia. The flowers are hand painted in pink, yellow, green and rose. Set to the center within a hand painted and decorated cartouche is the transfer. It reads:

"When this you see Remember me And keep me in your mind. Let all the world say what they will Speak of me as you find."

The edge of the plate is painted in sepia.

Plates like this are highly prized by collectors and very difficult to find. I have seen this verse on pitchers, mugs and teapots. these items were labor intensive and were made for an upmarket clientele. Frequently given as wedding gifts, birthday gifts and generally tokens of affection.

The making of these plates was a highly specialized art, with many hands and steps involved. The plate was decorated in 19th Century England usually by women and children as there were no labor laws. Children had small hands and could do the intricate decorating and painting involved. The plate displays well and the condition is excellent.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #482064
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This is a beautiful jade and 14K saddle ring size 5. Cannot be sized. The pictures don't capture the translucence or the color of the jade. It is just a touch deeper than the elusive and desirable apple green and has a classic design. I am dating this ring C1920 and the condition is excellent.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #482061
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Very nice quality 14K and sardonyx ring size 5. Classic in design the sardonyx has a cream underside which can be seen from the side. Understated and very nice, sardonyx was often used in cameos, and is highly prized as it is more difficult to work than shell ot other hardstone. The tablet is 3/4" and the condition is excellent.