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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1141019 (stock #p1102)
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A fine and early Worcester patty pan, painted in underglaze blue with the "Bare Tree and Speared Bird" pattern, with trailing leaf sprays on the exterior and a painter's mark on the bottom. This pattern appears to only have been used on patty pans, and is also the only other pattern, aside from the full "Mansfield" pattern, that has a "Mansfield" pattern border.

More important is that the patty pan with this pattern, uncommon in itself, was made in two forms. The more common is shallowe...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1139186 (stock #p1110)
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A beautiful Dr. Wall First Period Worcester coffee cup and saucer in the Jabberwocky pattern, one of the most sought after polychrome patterns done by Worcester. Both the cup and saucer are fluted, placing it in the earlier period of this pattern. The color palette used includes turquoise, reds, deep blue, greens, and rich gilding. The interior border of the cup is also lavishly decorated. Both pieces have the blue fretted square mark on the underside.

The condition of these pieces is superb, ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1129802 (stock #zp697)
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A very unusual James Pennington bowl with a shaped rim. The painted scene depicts oriental buildings, with the reverse showing rockwork and a variety of odd trees. The interior rim of the bowl has a blue border with stylized flowers or fruit.

The bowl is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, paint loss, or restoration. The enamels are a deep, rich blue. The diameter is 4 3/8" and the height is 2 1/8".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1128858 (stock #p922)
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A stunning Chelsea-Derby tea bowl and saucer, finely painted in puce monochrome with scattered floral sprays and sprigs, reserved on a ground of closely packed gilded spirals. The interior of the bowl is painted with a puce rose and leaves. Both pieces are marked with a gold anchor.

Condition is excellent, with no chips, cracks, or restoration. Minor gilding wear to the extreme rim edges. The height of the bowl is is 1 7/8", and the diameter is 3 1/8", while the saucer diameter is 5".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1128694 (stock #zp910)
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$1,750.00
A rare Chaffers Liverpool porcelain hexagonal beaker, handpainted in blue and white. The design, taken from the Chinese, shows alternating panels of floral groups, with a trellised and floral diaper along the upper rim.

The condition of this piece is excellent, with no cracks or restoration. There is a tiny firing bite at the rim, and the bottom shows kiln bubbling common to this factory. The height is 3" and the diameter is 2 3/8". Retains the label of Winifred Williams, a well known and hig...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1072976 (stock #p1106)
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$1,250.00
A superb and early Dr. Wall Worcester sauce boat, of cos lettuce leaf form. This uncommon example is leaf molded, has a looped stem handle, and is decorated inside and out with scattered flower sprigs and insects, finished with raised fruit near the handle juncture. A similar example is shown in S. Spero and J. Sandon, "Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection", 1996, p. 120, no. 88. This form and decoration is based on Meissen factory pieces.

The sauce boat is 7 1/4" long and ha...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1072975 (stock #p1107)
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$950.00
A fine and early Dr. Wall Worcester sauce boat, of cos lettuce leaf form. This uncommon and molded example has a looped stem handle, and is decorated inside and out with scattered flower sprigs and insects, finished with raised fruit near the handle juncture. A similar example is shown in S. Spero and J. Sandon, "Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection", 1996, p. 120, no. 88. This form and decoration is based on pieces done at the Meissen factory.

There is some minor wear at so...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1070469 (stock #zp917)
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Finding Lowestoft pieces in good condition is not easy, and is made even more so when one is referring to a miniature example. This piece is superb, showing a rock in a fenced garden, and is in mint condition, with no chips, cracks, or restoration. The painting is crisp, with good contrast. The diameter is 3".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1035675 (stock #zp933)
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A spectacular Chelsea porcelain covered porringer. This wonderful piece is profusely decorated, even on the inside of the bowl, with butterflies, moths, other insects, and flowers. A veritable rainbow of colors was used in the enameling. The finial on the lid is a naturalistically molded rose with hues of reds and pinks, and the handles are painted with a distinct bluish green. The underside has the Chelsea red anchor mark and displays the stilt marks indicative of Chelsea.

Overall condition i...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #930204 (stock #p1101)
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A rare and elegant first period Dr. Wall Worcester cream boat. This thinly potted superb example is of vertical faceted form with a double C-scroll handle with a raised thumb rest, and is painted in blue in the Prunus Root pattern. The gnarled root depicted has flowering branches trailing around the rim and small insects, the bottom with workman mark "IH".

Pristine condition with no issues at all. Clear, non-blurred painting. The length is 3 3/4 inches and the height is 2 1/4 inches.

A...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #904377 (stock #p1099)
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A beautiful and pristine Dr. Wall First Period Worcester hexagonal creamboat with a flared rim, a double scroll handle and the lip moulded with a geranium leaf. This wonderful piece, of highly desirable form, is painted in bright colours of green, iron-red, fuchsia, purple, blue, and yellow, and features two bouquets of flowers within scroll moulded cartouches, amongst scattered blooms. The front and the interior are also lavishly decorated with further sprays. The bottom has a label from Manhe...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #875868 (stock #zp940)
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An English 18th century porcelain pickle dish made at the Limehouse Manufactory, in perfect condition. This exceptionally rare piece is molded in the form of a scallop shell, and is painted in blue with a Chinese vase containing two feathers. The vase is in front of a partially unrolled scroll, with an insect to the right and three flocks of birds in the distance. The border has three feathers entwined with ribbons, while the reverse has two branches of leaves.

The dish is 3 3/4 inches in leng...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #872933 (stock #zp691)
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$7,250.00
A Samuel Gilbody of Liverpool porcelain small mug or coffee can with a flattened round loop handle and a flat unglazed base. Painted in famille rose colors with stylized peonies and a prunus bough issuing from a jardiniere. There are sacred Chinese scrolls and a larger peony spray to the right. The interior of the rim has a diaper border with prunus blossoms.

A similar mug was sold during the Watney Collection auctions, and the pattern is also illustrated in the Gilbody section in "Liverpool ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #856277 (stock #p1092)
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$325.00
An 18th century beautiful and uncommon Dr. Wall Worcester coffee cup of fluted French shape with a classical urn, swags, grapes and other fruit hand painted on it. The colors are vibrant, and the condition is excellent, with no chips, cracks, or restoration. The gilding is also in wonderful shape, with only a few scattered traces of loss on the rim, visible only under magnification. The cup is 2 5/8 inches tall, with a diameter of 2 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #849365 (stock #p1091)
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A beautiful and rare bucket shaped cup made by the Bow porcelain factory and decorated in gilt, iron red, green, and blue in the kakiemon "Two Quail" pattern. The arrangement of the pattern is also unusual on this piece, with the birds placed directly opposite the handle.

This piece is in superb condition, with no chips or restoration, and showing bright enamels, with a truly minor in the making glaze split at the top of the handle (shown in extreme magnification in the 6th photo). The cup is...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #843309 (stock #p1097)
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A beautiful and well executed Dr. Wall Wall First Period Worcester tankard of rare size and pristine condition. This pattern, named the "Telephone Box", is derived from the Chinese, and is one of those designed specifically for upright pieces. It also is one of the very few patterns that occur both on polychrome and underglaze blue. It features two single figures and two groups of two figures each.

The identical pattern and form is shown on page 153 in "Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790 The Zorens...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #817070 (stock #p1095)
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$195.00
This is a very fine example of a simple, yet elegant First Period Dr. Wall Worcester coffee cup. The painting is very nicely executed, and features a large, loose bouquet of flowers, and other scattered blooms, including a purple tulip. The handle is grooved and there is a gilded rim.

The cup is 2 1/2" tall and has a diameter of 2 3/8". The condition is superb, with no chips, cracks, restoration, or scratches. The enamels are vibrant, and the gilding is 99.9% intact.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #796986 (stock #p1089)
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The group of small porcelain items known as "toys" is composed of scent bottles, bonbonnieres, etuis, and seals. These were produced from the early years of Chelsea through to the Chelsea-Derby period. (The most comprehensive work on these items is The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, by G.E. Bryant, published in 1925.)

Seals were carried by members of the upper class and used to imprint a uniquely identifiable mark in the wax used to sign or secure documents or letters. They were generally 1" to...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #745398 (stock #zp672)
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$2,250.00
A wonderful and very desirable example of an 8-sided Lowestoft tea caddy, or canister. Painted with a flower bouquet and sprays beneath a border of flowerheads and foliate scrolls, the top having flowers and leaves.

The caddy is 3 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter, and is in superb condition, with no cracks, chips, or restoration. The only tiny blemish of any type is a 3/16" long glaze split at the top of the rim, clearly occurring during manufacture. Please note that what appear...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #658298 (stock #p1065)
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An elegant and beautiful Derby porcelain figure of "Flora," from the "Antique Seasons" set. Flora (or Spring)stands on a tall plinth, is wearing a diadem of flowers, has gathered her robe in her left hand, and is offering a wreath with her right. The Antique Seasons set was made in 1771, and each has the model number "5" incised in the base. It is described in Peter Bradshaw's book "Derby Porcelain Figures 1750-1848" as being exceedingly rare.

This figure is 9" tall, and is in fantastic condi...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #654702 (stock #p946)
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This is a very fine Dr. Wall Worcester sparrow beak cream jug, dating from the 1765-1768 period. The pattern features brightly painted pomegranates in various stages of development. There is only one other example of this pattern recorded: a coffee cup that was theorized to have been made as a replacement for a Chinese teaset, and was offered in one of the Zorensky sales. Not only is the subject matter unusual, but the use of matte black enamel (to emphasize the ground) is very rare, as it vir...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #650372 (stock #p1061)
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This is an extremely nice example of a Bow porcelain figure of winter from the "Rustic Seasons" group. It depicts an older man wearing a cowled garment, sitting on a mound of rocks, and warming his hands over a brazier. The brazier is set amidst flowers and leaves, with the whole scene raised on four scroll feet.

The piece is 6 1/2" tall, and is in overall excellent and exceptional condition. There are several minor chips to two of the leaves and a flower. There is also glaze dirt or ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #643523 (stock #p1015)
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A beautiful and rare Chelsea Red Anchor plate distinguished by both its raised strawberry and leaf decorations around the gently undulating border, and the central bird. Plates with such a border are known, but not common. However, almost without exception, these plates have a floral center, rather than the bird surrounded by the wonderfully colored and rendered insects that this one has. The plate is 8 inches in diameter, and has no chips, cracks, or repairs. The normal crazing to the glassy gl...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #628872 (stock #p1055)
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The group of small porcelain items known as "toys" is composed of scent bottles, bonbonnieres, etuis, and seals. These were produced from the early years of Chelsea through to the Chelsea-Derby period. (The most comprehensive work on these items is The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, by G.E. Bryant, published in 1925.)

Seals were carried by members of the upper class and used to imprint a uniquely identifiable mark in the wax used to sign or secure documents or letters. They were generally 7/8" ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #620243 (stock #zp911)
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A scalloped top coffee cup made by the Richard Chaffers factory in Liverpool. It has a version of the Scarlet Japan pattern with panels of prunus and chrysanthemums separated by orange bands with gilding and reserved with mons. The interior also has three mons in red. The handle is of simple loop form. The cup is 2 1/2 inches tall, and 2 1/8 inches in diameter. The condition is about as close to mint as you can get, with no chips, cracks, scratches, or restoration. The gilding is also in out...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #611237 (stock #p1045)
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A Dr. Wall period Worcester rice spoon with the Maltese Cross pattern. Applied flower to handle. Crescent mark. Excellent condition except for a minuscule nick on the rim, as shown in the fourth picture. 5 1/4 inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #611234 (stock #p969)
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A rare Bow chocolate cup of slightly flared form with the painted Koto Player pattern. Interior painted with Oriental motifs. Excellent condition, with one tiny footrim chip, no cracks, or restoration. There is an in-the-making glaze disturbance on one side. Painter's number 2 on the bottom. 4 inches tall, 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #611227 (stock #zp659)
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A beautiful Chaffers coffee can decorated with Chinese figures. Grooved loop handle. 2 1/2 inches tall, 2 3/8 inch diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #505643 (stock #zp700)
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This is an extremely fine example of a Lowestoft tea canister, made in the 1775 - 1780 period. It is of rectangular form with sloped shoulders and a molded ridge following the outline of the sloping portion. The printed design features flowers and insects. An open crescent mark is on the underneath.

The condition of the tea caddy is superb, with no blurriness, chips, nicks, paint loss, cracks, scratches, or restoration. There is a very small firing tear on the bottom, which does not go th...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #444645 (stock #zp668)
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This is a charming First Period Dr. Wall Worcester piece with the "Butterboat Mansfield" pattern painted on it, in leaf form with exterior molding. Later examples of this pattern (1760 - 1765) were marked with an open crescent, but the workman's mark on this one would place it prior to that.

Measuring 3 1/4" in length, including the handle, 2 1/2" in breadth, and 1 1/2" tall, the piece is in excellent condition, with a white paste (the bluish color in the main photo is quite inaccurate), ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #444643 (stock #p1011)
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A superb and graceful example of First Period Dr. Wall Worcester porcelain. The patterns on it are "La Peche" and "La Promenade Chinoise," both of which were done by Robert Hancock. Although Caughley did a very similar variation, this piece was definitely made by Worcester.

The slightly flared tankard is 4 5/8" tall, with a top diameter of 3" and a base diameter of 3 1/4". Looking fresh from the factory, it has no chips, cracks, glaze or paint loss, or restorations. The base has the hatche...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #441065 (stock #p1007)
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$1,550.00
A charming and rare three-footed Bow porcelain stand. The top is marbleized in shades of blue, puce and yellow, while the the open latticework sides are surrounded by dragonflies, moths, butterflies, and beetles done in a variety of colors. This wonderful example is in superb condition, with no problems or restoration whatsoever, and has bright, unflawed painting. The stand is 2 1/4" high, and has a 2 5/8" diameter at its maximum width.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #416695 (stock #p942)
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A lovely Chaffers Liverpool bowl, decorated with peonies issuing from hollow rockwork, a red bird on a branch. and an insect to the reverse. Chaffers, even more so than the more common Liverpool factories, has seen a substantial and lightning growth in interest and value, especially for items in good condition. This piece is in overall excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, or restoration, although the interior has a rubbed flower, as is often the case. 6" in diameter, and 2 3/4" tal...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #398112 (stock #p938)
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A fine English porcelain covered sugar bowl made by the Chamberlain's Worcester factory; charmingly painted with an Oriental scene of a hut and trees; 5 1/2" long
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #397400 (stock #p992)
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This charming tea bowl is decorated with a Chinoiserie scene with three figures, one of them holding a bird. It dates from around 1775, and exemplifies the motifs that were so popular in that period. The interior has an iron-red border and sprig at the bottom of the bowl.

The bowl is 3 1/8" in diameter and 1 3/4" high. Condition is excellent, with no chips, cracks, restorations, etc. There is some speckling, which is not at all uncommon, and the green in the robe of one of the figures fire...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #395175 (stock #p879)
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$550.00
An uncommon form (only one or two were part of a full service), made by Worcester in the Dr. Wall period. The design has a central rose surrounded by garlands of flowers in cartouches, all done in a soft European palette. Alternating with these cartouches are others that are pure white, making this decoration very unusual. The background of the dish is, of course, the desirable blue scale made so famous by Worcester.

7 3/4" in diameter, with the open crescent mark. Condition is excellent;...