A superb Derby porcelain coffee can displaying a wrecked ship and rescue efforts. This can was painted by George Robertson, whose depictions of ships and maritime scenes are among the most highly sought after and collected items of Derby porcelain. This particular scene, named on the bottom in blue script, is "A Shipwreck After a Storm."
The gilding on the cup, both in the interior leaf and berry border, and t ...click for details
A beautiful set of twelve Bow porcelain knives, each decorated with flower sprays and a fuzzy caterpillar at the end of the handle.
Knives of this type and date can be found occasionally as singles, pairs, and rarely, as a set of 6. However, this is the first set of 12 that we have seen or encountered in 25 years. Further, many of these other knife handles were originally fitted with base metal knives, which were often ...click for details
A large and striking Chelsea porcelain charger. The border, cavetto, and central portion are all fulsomely decorated with beautifully painted flowers the the style that Chelsea is so well known and admired for.
The piece is 12 1/2" in diameter, and is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or restoration. There is a small area of glaze bubbling on part of the long green leaf, but the bubbles have not broken, ...click for details
A spectacular and rare 18th century Chelsea porcelain teabowl and saucer, each piece very finely and thinly potted and fulsomely painted with exotic birds and insects in landscapes, with a thin reddish-brown edge to the rims. The interior of the bowl has a flower sprig. Examples of this pattern are almost unheard of, and because of the superb technique, the painting was very probably done by Jeffrey Hamet O'Neal or William Duvivier. I cannot stress enough how striking these pieces are, and ...click for details
A Chelsea ecuelle and cover, fulsomely painted with fancy and aquatic birds. Applied flowers and leaves decorate the bases of the twig handles, while the uncommon (but original) knop on the lid is a beautiful flower painted in three colors. The ecuelle's interior features a large convolvulus spray.
The condition of this gem is superb, with bright colors and no missing paint. There is a very small spot of high quali ...click for details
A fine Derby porcelain dish painted by Zachariah Boreman, marked on the reverse with a blue crowned "D" and pattern number 343. The kidney-shaped dish has a beautiful soft green wide border with a gilded edge. The white ground within the green border has elaborate drape and swag gilding on the outside edge, and gilded foliage surrounding the kidney shaped cartouche in the center. The cartouche has a scene identified on the reverse as Solfatara, Italy. This central painting displays mo ...click for details
A superb example of a Dr. Wall First Period mustard pot printed with the "Fence" pattern. The cover has a flower finial with molded leaves. The height of the pot is 3 7/8" (plus the lid) and the diameter is 2 1/2".
Not much needs to be said about this piece, other than the condition is truly excellent, with no chips, cracks, paint loss, or restoration. The type mustard spoon that would be used in thi ...click for details
A fine and rare Dr. Wall First Period mustard or condiment spoon. The leaf molded and scrolled handle is picked out in blue enamel, while the circular basin of the spoon features a cell border around a central flower head. This is the type spoon that would be used with a mustard pot shown as item p1123 in this category, and is shown with the pot in the last photo for this item.
A beautiful and elegant Dr. Wall First Period Worcester tankard, or mug, painted with the "Walk in the Garden" pattern, showing a "Long Eliza" figure holding a basket and a ruyi sceptre, the boy at her side with a speared bird, and birds in the branches of a fine tree on the reverse. The inside of the footrim has a workman's mark which appears to be IH or JH.
An uncommon, tall, and striking Derby porcelain vase, painted with birds and insects on both sides. There is an indentation to the side, which occurred during manufacture, and a 1/8" hairline to the rim. Aside from that, the condition is very good, with no chips, restoration, and no paint or gilding loss of any significance. The height is 6 5/8" and the maximum width is 5" at the handles.
An extremely nice Bow porcelain plate, painted with a prunus tree and peony in a fenced garden, highlighted with a diaper pattern border. Several reference sources placed this plate somewhat earlier than I have indicated, but I prefer to err on the conservative side.
The plate is in immaculate condition, with no problems of any type. The diameter is 7".
A wonderful Dr. Wall First Period antique English porcelain ovoid vase, painted in the Mandarin style with Chinese figures in interior scenes, within wide red and gilt borders. The pattern is called "The Telephone Box" when appearing on blue and white wares, where it is considerably more common. The style of painting, using elongated figures, originated in China and then was adapted for Dutch Delftware which then gave rise to the term "Long Eliza." The form originated in the ...click for details
A charming and early Derby diminutive basket form sweetmeat, with delightful floral painting by the Cotton Stem Painter. This form, which is uncommon in blue and white, is almost unheard of in polychrome, with virtually no examples having been offered at auction in the last 10 years. An example is shown as illustration 44 in Gillespy's book on Derby Porcelain.
A fine and relatively early example of the popular Prunus Root pattern done by Worcester between 1752 and 1770.Hand painted in blue and white, with a workman's mark on the bottom.
The bowl is in excellent condition, with no cracks, restoration, or paint loss. There is a very small chip to the foot rim, which can be seen at about 2 o'clock in the last photo. 4 3/4" in diameter, and 2" in height.
An extremely rare and early Worcester bowl, c 1752-3, with an elaborate landscape painted in the Chinese style. Central to the scene is a pavilion on an island among formal trees, flanked by a hut on a short jetty. Continuing the scene on that side are mountains in the distance, and a rocky island with trees in the foreground. To the right of the central pavilion scene is a rocky mountain with trees. There is an empty sampan on the reverse, and yet another treed island with mountains in the int ...click for details