The 9 1/2 inch purple transferware plate presented is entitled Antiques. The subject matter is classical Greek. An octagonal frame surrounds the central scene of two figures in togas. The surround alternates classic oversized urns with classic guildings. The edge is gently and irregularly scalloped with a linear pattern, beading, and scrolling. It bears the pattern name in a cartouche. This pattern is known to collectors of early transferware. To my knowledge, the particular pottery that produced it has not been identified. It is in fine condition, free of chips, cracks, and other flaws.
Adams Bi-color Transferware Plate, Andalusia, Black And Red, C. 1830
This large two-color transferware plate measures 10 1/2 inches wide. The pattern is Andalusia, a design that features four figures in a garden setting. Two adults on horseback engage with three children. A gazebo appears in the background. The central scene is done in red. The surround, a design of scrolls and flowers is done in black. The edge is irregularly scalloped, beaded, and bordered in white. The back has the imprinted Adams backstamp and the pattern cartouche. The Adams and Sons pottery operated from 1800 to 1870 under the directions of multiple successive family members. By its characteristics, I would date this plate to the 1820 to 1840 period. It is in fine shape, free of chips and cracks.
J. Heath American Historical Purple Transfer Platter, The Residence Of The Late Richard Jordan
This desirable American historical Staffordshire purple tranferware platter was produced around 1835 by Joseph Heath The Residence of the late Richard Jordan, New Jersey. Richard Jordan was a Quaker preacher and anti-slavery activist, 1756-1826. The scene depicts him before his residence, a salt box like structure with outbuildings. This early platter measures 15 I/2 by 12 1/2 inches. It is in wonderful condition, free of chips, cracks, and other flaws. The surround in nicely scalloped with a white border, both features of which help to frame the charming scene beautifully. A few years ago, I saw this exact platter appraised on Antiques Roadshow for $1000.00 to $1500.00. My price reflects the low end.
Liberty Blue Transferware Plates, made in Enlgand on the bottom states Orginal Copper Engravings of Historic Colonial Scenes Printed on Staffordshire Ironstone, Detergent and Dishwasher Safe, Made in England, Independence Hall. I have 8 of these and they are priced by eaches.
Ridgway Purple Transferware Teapot, Euphrates, C. 1834
The large teapot presented is missing its finial. The pattern is entitled Euphrates. It was made in the William Ridgway pottery, C. 1834. No backstamp appears on this vessel. We can identify it by its pattern. This tea pot is quite large measuring 11 inches wide by 9 inches tall. The underside of the lid has a chip. It is otherwise in fine condition.
Rare Ridgway White Ironstone Teapot, Primary Hexagon Shape, C. 1840s
Six-sided antique white ironstone teapots are scarce. Octagonal teapots were much more prevalent in their time. This six-sided teapot is Primary Hexagon Shape. It was made in the Ridgeway pottery and bears its backstamp. Measurements are 7 1/2 inches tall by 9 1/2 inches wide. It has a little chip to the edge at the top, and the interior edge where the lid sits also shows some chipping as does the lid as pictured.
The teapot presented is missing its lid. Otherwise, it is in great condition free of chips and crack. It was made in the J&G Meakin pottery and dates to the 1860 decade. It measures 8 inches tall by 9 inches wide.
Pankhurst White Ironstone Teapot, Full Ribbed, C. 1860s
The teapot presented is missing a finial, sorry to say. The beautiful shape is Full Ribbed. It was made in the JW Pankhurst pottery and dates to the 1860s. It measures 9 inches tall, lid in place by 10 inches wide. The spout shows a bit of roughness on the edge. The lid has a chip on the edge that is slightly visible when in place. There are the only flaws beyond the missing finial.
Made and stamped by the Royal Stafford co.reg number 764241 of England this is a copy of an 18th century pitcher. most likely done in the early 1900's. there is some discoloration and slight repair and slight yellowing.
Staffordshire Flower Posy Roses In Bowl Royal Adderley 1950s
This is a beautiful Royal Adderley, England bone china Staffordshire Posy hand made in the 1950s. The design of the decorative bone china ornament or paperweight is hand made bouquet of different color roses in a three legged bowl with leaves in colors varying from yellow, red or burgundy, pink and white. The hand made rose bowl measures 5 inches high by 4 inches in diameter and is mint except for 2 TINY leaf tip fleabite chips on 2 leaf tips on the bottom leaves. We watched craftsman making these at the factory workrooms in Stoke On Trent and were amazed at the skill and time it took to make each part of these arrangements by hand from a lump of clay. The workrooms have all closed now and this is a dying art.
Masons Ironstone Regency Period Plate, Dublin Retailer.
Mason's Ironstone plate, Regency period circa 1810-1820. Imari colours and Willow Pattern scene with Chrysanthemum border. Heavy ironstone, with Masons backstamp and also that of the retailer: Thomas Higginbotham, 11 & 12 Wellington Quay, Dublin. The rear of the plate has little hand-decorated sprigs round the edges as per the Chinese style - I think to hide the kiln-rest marks. Plate measures 26.5 cm diameter (10.3/8 inches). Condition: No chips or cracks, has some wear to the pattern in the centre of the plate and has knife marks. A pretty display plate though, with good age and weight.
Large Staffordshire White Ironstone Water Pitcher, C. 1870
Presented is a large white ironstone water pitcher with embossed embellishments at the top on the handle. The lion and unicorn backstamp reads, Royal Staffordshire Pottery, Burslem, England. It measures 13 inches tall and is free of chips, cracks, stains, and restoration. The underside of the pouring spout has a flake that happened in the pottery before the firing process, so it was glazed over during the original firing and not considered damage. I believe it does affect the pitcher's worth, however, so I have priced it accordingly.
Staffordshire Lustre Band White Ironstone Teapot, Grape Octagon Shape
This white ironstone teapot has copper lustre banding. It is octagonal in shape and bears grape images on the lid and spout. This shape is Grape Octagon. Several Staffordshire potters made this during the 1840 decade. This one is not marked. It measures 9 inches wide by 9 inches tall. Please note the chipping to the top edge and spout edge as well as the chip on the underside of the lid. On the top, it looks like someone painted over the little chips. Also, the handle shows crack lines on the top and bottom. It looks like it's been glued. Given the many flaws, this battered beauty is offered cheaply. It would make a nice shelf display
Early Purple Transferware Floral Platter, C. 1820 - 30
Presented is a lovely floral platter, very carefully potted and transferred. It is unmarked. Note the embossed florets at the junctures of the scalloped rim. Two potteries I know from the early period did this - Davenport and Ridgway. There might have been others. By its characteristics I would date this beauty to the 1820 - 30 period. It measures 15 by 12 inches. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration. The color is medium purple against white. This platter exemplifies the best of early Staffordshire. The design is intricate, detailed, and very skillfully done.
Antique Staffordshire Bird Pitcher Jug Blue Porcelain Lovely Tall
This is a wonderful bird design pitcher or jug made 1880-1900 by an unknown maker from Staffordshire England. I acquired at an antique market in England. The porcelain pitcher or jug measures 7.5 inches high by 6.5 inches long by 4 inches wide and has the cutest flying bird against a blue sky and stenciled rosy clouds with a smaller bird on the reverse. The shape has a molded rim design and reeded base and a gorgeous blue color at the bottom.The interior looks yellow in the photo but is an off white. The bird pitcher or jug is in very good +++ condition with no body chips, cracks or wear but there are 2 very tiny glaze chips to the side of the large bird that can be seen in the photo. A wonderful and very collectible piece.
Enoch Wood & Sons Pink Transferware Plate, Venetian Scenery, C. 1818-46
Here is an elegant design in pink transfer with an embossed border. The pattern is entitled Venetian Scenery. Several central scenes exist in this pattern This one features a gondola near a small church with domed buildings behind. The surround is eceptionally pretty with vines, pillars, and flowers. The edge is regularly scalloped, bordered and embossed. When we found this plate, we missed its flaw until we had it before a strong light. With very careful attention, a colorless, fine 11/4 hairline can be found on the surround. It remains great for display. Of course, the price reflects the flaw.
Mulberry Transferware Plate, Bochara, James Edwards
The ironstone plate presented has an Oriental design with slight flow. It is in a special category of transferware with flow. This is considered mulberry. That appellation covers many shades from light but flown purple to very dark black. This is at the far end of black. Some actually use the term flow black for such items. It measures 9 1/2 inches wide and is free of chips and cracks. The back side has its name and the initials of its potter.
Vintage Staffordshire Kiln Craft Southwestern Native American Mugs
Vintage Staffordshire Kiln Craft Southwestern Native American Mugs. Hard to find set! Staffordshire produced mugs in various patterns from 1972 to 1986, this set is one of the seldom seen patterns. They have a Southwestern or Native American pattern on them, two each of the same pattern with, pattern is same on both sides of the mug. Each of the mugs is marked, even though they were made by Staffordshire there are three different marks on this set as shown in the pictures. They are a standard mug size, 3 1/2 inches tall and 3 1/8 inches across the mouth, holds one cup, all are in excellent condition, no chips except for a flat chip on the bottom of one that is shown in the pictures. Very nice addition to your collection, Southwestern decor or Native American Collection!
5 1/2 inch (handle to spout) x 3 3/8 inch tall creamer with some underglaze crazing and 5 inch wide x 3 7/8 inch tall covered sugar in excellent condition. See photos for Spode Wicker Dale marks (pattern 4088) dating items from the 1930's.
Mason's Ironstone side plate - the design is Mandalay. It dates from circa 1900, and is probably an Ashworths plate. Measures 19.5 cm diameter (7.3/4 inches). Beautiful design with lots of cobalt blue and gold. Pink and red roses with cobalt blue scrolls, thick gilding on the rims and gold outlining the blue. Excellent condition.
Red Transferware Teapot Tea Pot Lid, Scenic Design
The teapot lid presented measures 4 inches by 3 inches. It is in excellent condition. The pattern involves a diapered background with scenic reserves in a free-form oval shape. The scenes depict a draw bridge as viewed from the water. I do not know the name of this pattern.
Early Pearlware Blue Transferware Teapot Lid, Unique Pattern
Offered here is a blue transferware lid to an early pearlware teapot tea pot. It is very skillfully potted and transfered. Pearlware glaze is evident in the crannies. No maker's make is evident; however, by its characteristics, we can say that it was one of the early quality potteries like Rogers, Davenport, and a number of others. Note the unique design. It features two motifs, roiling waves and puffy cloud-like images on a stick. I don't think I have ever seen the teapot itself, but if the viewer has this design, the match will be evident because it is so singular in design. Condition is excellent - no flaws. The lid measures 4 inches by 3 1/4 inches.
Staffordshire Cobalt Blue Transferware Lid Only, Tobacco Design
This offering features an early dark blue transferware sugar bowl lid measuring 4 by 3 inches. As you can see, it does have a chip on the edge. In the past, we have had a teapot of this design. It features an elaborately dressed native figure. After it was sold, we found this lid at an antiques show. Knowing how unique the teapot was, we thought we would pick it up in hopes that we could complete the set for someone who needs it.
Meakin White Ironstone Relish Dish, Plain Shape, As Is
Here is a well-used white ironstone relish dish measuring 8 3/4 inches long by 1 3/4 inches tall. It has a tri-lobed bud or berry design on the handle, its only embellishment. J it is so marked. Some in the antiques field maintain that this is actually a spoon rest rather than a relish dish. Given the obvious wear in the center, I think it might have been used in such a way. The underside has some chipping to the foot ring. We have priced this dish quite low given these issues.
The soap box or soap dish presented measures 5 x 3.5 x 4 . The pattern features a woman playing an instrument, swans, foliates, and scrolling on a stippled ground. It is unmarked, so we cannot pinpoint the pottery or the year of its production. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration.
Early Dark Blue Transferware Sipping Saucer, As Is
Presented is a lovely and early dark blue transfer deep sipping saucer measuring 5 1/2 inches wide by 1 inch deep. The underside shows a hairline crack which does not show from the front. It also shows some very minor discoloration. See the picture. The center is very flat so the vase-and-flower image against a stippled ground displays beautifully. The surround has flowers and scrolls. I believe this is the product of the Stevenson and Williams pottery; however, it might be another of the early potters. It bears an imprinted H. It is finely potted with pearlware glaze evident. I am offering three other saucers separately which do not have damage.
Early Staffordshire 8.3" Plate, Blue Willow Pattern
We offer here an early blue transferware plate in the popular Willow pattern. This design was one of the earliest and has been reproduced ever since. This plate shows the potting methods of the early 1800's. It measures 8.3 inches wide and is in fine condition.
This porcelain plate measures 7 inches wide. It is an unmarked plate with a light orange lustre border and a design of stags in a rural setting. A gothic castle appears in the distance. It is in fine shape, free of chips and cracks. No doubt, it was once part of a large tea set.
S. Alcock Purple Transferware 9.5" Plate, Japanese, As Is
Here is an elderly purple transferware plate with a shallow chip to the inside ridge, the angular part that transitions from the surround to the well of the plate. The chip is very shallow and is shown in a close-up. It does not ruin the presentation, but because of it, the value of the plate is diminished. I am offering it here at a very attractive price. The plate dates to the 1830 - 59 period, the years of operation for its maker, Samuel Alcock and Co. At bears a backstamp which gives the pottery's initials and the name of the design, Japanese. The plate is 9 1/2 inches wide. If interested in plates of this design without flaws, please see my other listing.
Staffordshire Brown Transferware Lg. Plate With Flag Pattern, Toronto
Transfer patterns that feature flags are a special treat and hard to find. Historical transferware featuring Canadian subject matter is also rare. Featured here is a large brown transferware plate with a flag pattern entitled Toronto. It is in excellent condition, free of all flaws. Measuring 10 inches wide, this beauty is very impressive. The central image is that of a flag presented in the round. On the surround are ribbon boughs with floral stripes - gorgeous. Note that we also offer this pattern in red. The backstamp does not give the pottery name. It is marked Florentine China with a beehive image which rests on a table.
Wedgwood Blue Transferware 8 1/2 Inch Plate, Columbia, C. 1848
The 8 1/2 inch blue transferware plate presented was made in the pottery of John Wedgwood. It is a heavy ironstone plate, 12 sided. It is in fine condition with two tiny pock marks, one on the surround at 4 o'clock; the other on the edge at 11 o'clock. The back side rim also has a tiny chiplet on the rim that cannot be detected from the front. The romantic design features a river scene with a rising or setting sun above. The surround has scenic reserves and floral elements.
Wedgwood Blue Transferware 7 3/4" Plate, California, C. 1849
The plate presented measures 7 3/4 inches wide. The ironstone body shows utensil wear. It is free of chips and cracks. The scene is entitled California. It features a mountanous lake view. The surround has scenic reserves alternating with floral areas.
Rogers Lg. Blue Transferware 10" Plate, Vine, C. 1814 - 36
The early blue transferware plate presented makes a great presentation because of its irregular scallop and white border. The design is entitled Vine. It was made in the John Rogers and Son pottery, c. 1814 - 36. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, or flaws. The design features a small central pastoral scene with shepherds, classic ruins and foliates. The rest involves and elaborate radiating design of vines which alternate with floral elements. It bears the name of the design and the imprint of the potter.
British Historical Blue Transferware Plate, Cashiobury, Hertfordshire
Here is a finely potted blue transferware plate that was made in the Enoch Wood & Sons pottery, c. 1818-46. The characteristics of this plate would date it to the early years of the pottery's existence. It is marked with the name of the historical scene. Cashiobury was an Elizathan mansion. It was the seat of the Earl of Essex. Unfortunately, it no longer exists, demolished in 1922. It measures 8 1/2 inches wide and is in fine condition, free of chips, cracks, and other flaws.
Early Davenport Blue Transferware Lg. Plate, High Bridge, C. 1793-1810
Here is a distinctive and early blue transferware Staffordshire plate, 9 1/2 inches wide. It was made in the Davenport pottery and dates from 1793 to 1810, a very old piece of transferware. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, restorations, or utensil scratching. Glaze is shiny. The subject matter involves three figures on a walled deck overlooking a river. A flat, high bridge spans it, connecting a an Oriental building on a high bluff with the other side. The surround has fabulous images which frame the scene grotto style. They include a waterfall, a bluff, fruit, flowers, and foliates. It is marked with the Davenport imprint and the Davenport anchor.
Furnival Bluish-purple Transferware Botanical Plate With Clobbered Additions
This is one of my favorite botanical patterns, Lily. It was made in the Jacob Furnival pottery. I am not sure of its exact date of manufacture. By its characteristics, I would date it to the 1840 - 50 decades. The colors on this plate are fabulous. In addition to the purple transfer color, hand-painted clobbered additions have been added in mustard, green, and magenta. Love it! The transfer tone is listed here as purple; however, it tends toward blue. I would call it half way between purple and blue. At present, I also have listed another piece in this design. It is actually purple without the blue tones. Both are quite lovely. They do not match, however. There are condition issues - two small chips on the back edge, each small and shallow. Neither is visible from the front. Given these flaws, the price is right.
Westminster Cottage Ware Teapot Hot Water Vintage Cottage
This is a Westminster, England ceramic Cottage Ware or Cottageware teapot or hot water pot made between 1948-1956. The all hand painted cottage ware pot measures 7 inches high by 7.5 inches long and is 4.5 inches in wide and holds 4-6 cups. The teapot, hot water or chocolate pot is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and is wonderfully decorative.
Swan Flower Bone China Paperweight Posy Vintage Thorley
This is a Thorley, Staffordshire, England bone china paperweight or decorative vanity ornament that is a hand made bouquet of flowers on a bone china swan. It is rare to find older pieces in such good condition! This piece was made in the 1950s and features a deep pink rose, a yellow rose, and a pink and blue purple flower like popies or primroses with green leaves. We watched craftsman making these at the factory workrooms in Stoke On Trent and were amazed at the skill and time it took to make each part of these arrangements by hand from a lump of clay. The factories are closed now and it is indeed a dying art! Beautiful!
C. Mason Brown Transferware Plate, Napoleon, C. 1829 - 45
The 7 1/2 inch plate presented was made in the pottery of Charles James Mason and Company which operated from 1829 - 1845. It bears the name of a series of scenes that were produced by the pottery to commemorate the emperor Napoleon. This scene show him astride his horse. The surround has a design very similar to the Texian Campaign series; however, the Napoleon series predated it.
Lg. Blue Transferware Plate, Chinese Landscapes, C. 1822-35, Hicks, Meigh & Johnson
Here is an early and large blue transferware plate with a sharp chinoiserie design, Chinese Landscapes. It measures 10 1/4 inches wide. The rim is irregularly scalloped and has a white gadrooned border as is often found on early transferware. The plate was made in the pottery of Hicks, Meigh, and Johnson. It operated from 1822 - 35. Condition is very good. It has a shiny glaze, is very white and crisp in design. The blue ranges from medium to light. There are no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration on the plate front. On the back, the foot ring has two tiny dings which I mention for accuracy.
This heavy ironstone octagonal platter is decorated with a botanical pattern and entitled Lily. It measures 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. The purple color is rather light against its white background. The hand painted enamel embellishments look fabulous on the design in shades of new green, mustard, and magenta. In my opinion, hand-painted additions often do little to improve transfer designs because they are intricate and lovely in their own right. This one is the exception. Botanical designs differ from romantic themes. Whereas the latter depart from reality in their fanciful subject matter, the former stay true to reality. This applies to the design itself. The enamel additions, however, certainly depart from the real. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration. Its backstamp gives pattern name and pottery, Jacob Furnival & Co. I could not locate the exact year of potting for this platter. I would be in the general area of 1850.
A covered vegetable serving dish or casserole made by T&R Boote in Staffordshire England in 1878. The brown pattern is Summertime with a butterfly, fronds and flowers. In excellent condition, with no cracks or crazing or staining. There is a small chip at the bottom of the foot, but it does not show when in use. Remarkably good condition for a stoneware piece of 134 years.
Ridgway Purple Transferware 10" Plate, Napier, C. 1846-50
Presented is an impressive Staffordshire 10 inch purple transerware plate in a chinoiserie design entitled Napier. Two potteries produced this pattern, J&G Alcock and J. Ridgway during the 1846 - 50 period. This one was made in the Ridgway pottery. It is in excellent condition, free of all flaws. Glaze is entirely shiny. Where has this plate been lo these 160 years? Clearly, it was not used. Note is great rim design which consists of a dramatic lobed shape and geometric bordering. When plates ae displayed, unusual rim shapes add an interesting dimension. The subject matter is also charming. It looks like the early Oriental interpretation of a play date. In the foreground a mother holds her child's hand as a servant shades both with a parasol. They stand at the bank of a river as the mother looks at another woman who approaches. The second woman holds her child's hand as a servant shades them with a parasol. They sit in a Chinese junk. Other aspects of the design are pagodas, a willow tree design, and more geometric patterning. Its backstamp includes pattern name and pottery initials. The design is named for British Major General Sir Charles Napier who was the conquerer of Scinde in India, a province in Pakistan.
Huge Blue Transferware Soup Tureen, Rhone Scenery, C. 1843-55
The large gothic blue transferware soup tureen presented measures 12 1/2 wide across the handles by 12 inches tall. The pattern is Rhone Scenery a design that features a building with a striking roof line. The base is octagonal, and the domed lid has an elaborate finial. This tureen makes a wonderful centerpiece for a dining room table. Please note that the final picture shows it with a ladle and an undertray, each offered separately. The tray is not a pattern match, but they are very close and fit beautfifully. I purchased them together. The tureen is in great shape, free of chips, cracks, and restoration.
Large Blue Transferware Cracker Tray, Soup Tureen Tray, Roselle, C. 1848
This large pedestal for a soup tureen measures 14 inches across the handles. It is not to be confused with the smaller trays that have similar shapes and are used for sauce tureens. This is the large one. The central area is raised and surrounded by a ridge to support the octagonal base of the soup tureen. The surrond is concave, providing a place for crackers; hence the name, cracker tray. The pattern is Roselle, a fanciful design featuring a stylized abode with a striking roof line at river's edge. The backstamp gives its year of production, 1848. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, or restoration. We are offering this tray separately. We purchsed it with a soup tureen which goes quite well with it but is not exactly the same pattern. We show the two together for the viewer who might be want to see how well they go together.
Early Blue Transferware Soup Ladle, Chinese Juvenile Sports
Here is an early blue transfer soup ladle in the charming pattern, Chinese Juvenile Sports. The series pictures Asian children engaged in various sports on different pieces. This one focuses on fishing. The well of the ladle features an Asian child with a fishing net in hand at the edge of a river. The surround outer area of the bowl and the handle have the floral and foliate pattern of the series. It is in great condition, free of chips, cracks, and restoration. The bowl of the ladle measures 4 inches wide. The curved handle is 9 1/2 inches long. It would be grand to use the ladle with a soup tureen of the same pattern; however, it would work well with any blue transferware soup tureen of the same era. The final picture shows it with a tureen of a different pattern that I am offering separately.
Vintage Floral Carnation Figurine Bone China Staffordshire England
Wonderful Vintage Floral Figurine English Bone China piece from Staffordshire in England by Throley. Adorning this is beautiful piece are three carnation like flower, one blue, one pink and and one red. It is 3 inches tall and about 3 1/2 inches across, has an estimated age of 1960 to 1970 and is marked on the bottom with the Throley banner along with English Bone China, Staffordshire England. It is in lovely condition, no chips except for a green leaf in the center that has the end broken off, barely noticeable due to the intricate design of this piece.
Aesthetic Movement Pitcher Hand Painted Jug Twig Handle Wheat Uk
This is a hand painted Aesthetic Movement hand painted pitcher of jug with a wheat and birds design on white ironstone that was made in the Staffordshire area of England in the 1880-1890s. The original Victorian antique pitcher or jug measures 7.5 inches high by 8 inches long by 5 inches square and has a handle that looks like twigs that was originally accented with gold. The pitcher has a unique squared shape and is in very good ++ condition with no chips, a 2 inch long old tight hairline in the neck as shown in the photo and most of the gold trim is gone. The Aesthetic pitcher or jug is unmarked, which is normal for late Victorian items from Staffordshire. A wonderful example of the Aesthetic movement. Very decorative.
Alcock Largeoctagonal Brown Transferware Vegetable Server, Pompeii, C. 1839 - 46
Presented is a Staffordshire brown transfer tureen or vegetable server measuring 10 inches wide by 7 inches tall. The pattern is Pompeii, a classic design of urns, flowers, and foliates. Note also the highl embossed blossom finial. It is in great shape, free of all flaws. The underside of both the domed lid and base bears the pottery's imprinted mark. The pictures seem a bit green. The actual tureen, however, is a rich dark brown.
Early Staffordshire White Ironstone Tall Pitcher, Sydenham Type, C. 1850
This distinctive white ironstone tall pitcher measures 12 inches in height. It is unmarked. It has the Sydenham ogee shapes in a broad band on the side much as the design of Boote's 1851 shape. It also has draped leaf foliats under the spout, on the handle and under it at the top. There is no question that this is an early Staffordshire pitcher from the 1840 - 50 period; however, I cannot tell you exactly who made it or which of the Sydenham type shapes gives it a name because I cannot find the exact design in any of my reference books or online resources. I love to find something really old like this but undocumented. It is in excellent shape - no chips, cracks, or stains. There is glaze crazing. The color is the lovely white with blue undertones typical of the period.
Early Staffordshire Brown Transfeware Plate, Adelaide's Bower, C. 1830
This brown and white antique Staffordsshire plate is 10 1/2 inches wide, a large dinner plate. The pattern, Adelaide's Bower, is prized by collectors of early transfer patterns. It is marked with pattern name in a cartouche plus a term used during the first part of the 19th Century for the earthenware body, Stone China. It is in great condition, free of chips, cracks, hairlines, and stain. Tips of the white-bordered rim show a bit of wear. Glaze is shiny. We can date is lovely antique by its characteristics: the white bordered and irregularly scalloped rim, the sharpness and subject matter of the transfer design and the backstamp. It would have been made during the 1815 - 1830 period.
T. Mayer Staffordshire Brown Transferware Plate, Canova, C. 1826 - 35
This carefully crafted 9 inch plate Staffordshire brown transferware plate was made in the Thomas Mayer pottery which operated from 1826 to 1835. We love several aspects. We love the irregularly scalloped rim. The tight scallops appear over the floral areas on the surround. These areas alternate with scenic river views each with a sailboat and classic urn. The scallops stretch on these areas to emphasize the scene. The surround is done in purple transfer. We love the design. The scene in the center features a large classic urn in a garden setting on the banks of a river. The design, Canova, is purported to honor an Italian artist by the pattern name who was cremated; hence, the urn. The back is marked with pattern name and pottery. Condition is excellent: no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restorations.
Staffordshire Brown Transferware Sugar Bowl, Spanish Lady, C. 1843 - 55
This carefully crafted early Staffordshire sugarbowl measures 7 inches wide by 6 inches tall. Note the pretty collar at the top of the bowl. Its scalloped edge is elegant. The finial is that of a sharply embossed blossom. It was made in the pottery of Thomas, John, and Joseph Mayer c. 1845 - 55. Now for the design, which is named Spanish Lady. She sits on her trotting horse decked out in skirt, cape and brimmed hat. A song bird has perched on her finger. The scene is framed in flowers and scrolls with diapering (criss cross marks) around it. The handles are also finely molded. Condition is very good. As is often the case of table items that were actually used, there is chipping to the lid ledge and to the underside of the lid itself. The good news is that one covers the other, so when it place, neither shows. Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration. Love it!
Alcock White Ironstone Tall Pitcher, Jumbo, C. 1890
Here is a special offering: Alcock white ironstone ewer is Jumbo Shape. Usually the really unique white ironstone ewers or water pitchers date to the 1840 - 60 decades; however, this c. 1890 one is the exception because of its unique subject matter and great elephant embellishment. This design celebrats the famous circus elephant of Barnum and Bailey fame. Born in 1861, the elephant spent early life in zoos but was later sold to the circus where it was a huge success until its unfortunate death in a train accident. The pitcher shows images of what appear to be firework displays in addition to the elephant head embossing on the handle. It is marked with the Henry Alcock back stamp and is in excellent condition with no flaws. The pitcher measures a little over 12 inches tall.
Very nice Miles Mason Georgian period creamer - shaped edges and little scrolled feet. Blue decoration on white porcelain body. Circa 1815 - has the maker's mark underneath. Measures 10.25 cm high to top of handle, and 15.25 cm wide handle to spout (4.1/8 inches by 6 inches). Excellent condition.
Enoch Wood Purple Transferware Reticulated Tray, English Cities, Winchester, C. 1818 - 46
The lovely reticulated tray presented measures 10 1/4 by 8 inches. The scene is that of Winchester, which serves as a capitol of England prior to London. This is one of many scenes in the pottery's English Cities series. Condition is excellent - no flaws. Reticulated trays often have little breaks, but this one does not. It is marked with the pottery's imprinted WOOD mark.
The American historical brown transferware plate presented measures 9 inches in diameter. Condition is excellent. The scene is that of the water work building of the 1830 period in Philadelphia. A young couple in horse and buggy, a boy with his dog, and other pedestrians appear before the building and fountain. It bears the floral surround of the series, which is known as American Scenery. A white border appears on the irregularly scalloped rim. The back bears the transfer stamp of the pottery with scene name.
Purple Transferware Handless Cup & Saucer With Enamel Embellishments
Here is a pretty hand-painted and transferred cup and saucer in excellent condition - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration. The transferware pattern involves areas of diapering with floral reserves. The flowers have clobbered coloration in tones of purple, blue, and green. The cup and saucer feature on urn type vase - a nice classic touch. The cup is 4 inches wide by 3 inches tall. The sipping saucer is 5 1/2 inches wide. It is unmarked. By its elegant shape and fine workmanship, we would date it to the 1820 - 40 period.
Adams Historical Red Transferware Plate, View Near Conway New Hampshire, Us
This historical red transferware plate, 9 inches in diameter, depicts a rural cabin view. It is entitled View Near Conway, New Hampshire, U. S. The pottery is William Adams and Sons. The family operated Greenfield Works at Tunstall from 1834 - 53, the years of production for the American Views Series. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restorations. The scene shows a log cabin in a mountainous setting. A young couple stands in the foreground. This scene was based on a painting by Thomas Cole. The surround has a white border with dimensional beading on an irregularly scalloped rim. The backstamp includes the American eagle cartouch and the impressed Adams mark.
This is a lovely antique victorian tea cup trio consisting of a cup, saucer and plate made in Staffordshire England from 1880s. The pattern features pale peach bands on white fine porcelain overlaid with a hand applied heavy gold heart border and blue enamel accents with more gold trim. The cup is 2.75 inches high, the saucer is 5.5 in diameter and the plate is 7 in diameter. The set is in very good +++ condition with no chips, cracks and only very minor gold wear. A really lovely addition to the tea table.
Staffordshire Dark Blue Transferware Plate, Asian Fountain
Here is a scarce and beautiful dark blue transferware 9 3/4 inch plate. By its cobalt color, careful potting, design, and pearlware glaze, we would date it to the 1815 to 30 period. The plate is free of all chips and flaws. The Oriental pattern features two figures in the foreground with a fountain to their left and a pagoda behind. The surround has bold foliates. It's a great example of early Staffordshire cobalt blue transferware.
Adams Lg. Black Transferware Plate, Caledonia, C. 1830
This black transferware plate is a beauty. It features a Scottish hunt scene with emphasis on the huntsman, garbed in kilt and accompanied by his trusty hound. The surround has scenic reserves alternating with scroll and flower designes. The rim is bordered and irregularly scalloped. Condition is excellent. The underside bears the Caledonia backstamp and the imprint of the Adams pottery. This is a particularly nice plate not only for its subject matter but also for its size, 10 1/2 inches wide. The Adams pottery produced wares for many decades. By its characteristics, we would date this one to the 1830 to 40 period.
English Staffordshire Dog 7 Inch Rust White Pot Dog
This is a Staffordshire pottery dog, pot dog or mantle dog from Staffordshire, England that stands 7 inches high. Staffordshire dogs usually come in pairs, but this dog has lost it's mate. The dog has rust marks on white with a gold collar and chain. The dog is unmarked but has an incised number and is of fairly recent make from the 1960s but is in excellent condition and very decorative.
Staffordshire Brown Transferware 9" Plate, Victoria, C. 1830 - 50
This brown transferware plate measures 9 inches wide. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration. We love the star pattern. It consists of opposing scroll designs that meet to form petals that are filled with the same zigzag patterning found on the surround. That area also has floral stripes. It has an irregular scallop on the rim with white bordering - very pleasing. This pattern is very pretty. One might group it with other such patterns, many of which make star shapes rather than florals in the center. We tried to find out more about this pattern since we have not seen it before in all the many years of dealing and collecting; however, it was not in the TCC database nor could we find it in any of the Petra Williams references. By its dense earthernware body and careful potting and transering, we would date it to the 1830 to 50 era. Its transferware shield pattern includes tiny initials that look like TB or LB. At present, we have two of these plates and a larger soup plate of the same pattern, so contact us if you are interested in multiples.
Lg. Staffordshire Brown Transferware Soup Plate, Victoria, Star Pattern
This brown transferware soup plate measures 10 1/2 inches wide by1 1/2 inches deep. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or restoration. We love the star pattern. It consists of opposing scroll designs that meet to form petals that are filled with the same zigzag patterning found on the surround. That area also has floral stripes. It has an irregular scallop on the rim with white bordering - very pleasing. This pattern is very pretty. One might group it with other such patterns, many of which make star shapes rather than florals in the center. We tried to find out more about this pattern since we have not seen it before in all the many years of dealing and collecting; however, it was not in the TCC database nor could we find it in any of the Petra Williams references. By its dense earthernware body and careful potting and transering, we would date it to the 1830 to 50 era. Its transferware shield pattern includes tiny initials that look like TB or LB.
Delightful, Hand Painted, Edward Radford Pin Dish in the marvelously colourful UM, Ranunculus, Pattern. Measuring no more than 3 inches in diameter, the item is offered in Excellent condition. Maximum Air Mail shipping of $10.00, dependant on destination.
Delightful, Hand Painted, Edward Radford Pin Dish in the marvelously colourful QC Pattern. Measuring no more than 3 inches in diameter, the item is offered in Excellent condition. Maximum Air Mail shipping of $10.00, dependant on destination.
Riley Blue Transferware 8 1/2" Plate, Eastern Street Scene, C. 1808 - 28
This distinctive Staffordshire blue transferware plate, 8 1/2 inches in diameter depicts Asian buildings along a street. Three figures engage in conversation as they walk. Others appear in the background, one with a parasol. The surround has different floral and foliate images. It is in fine shape, free of chips and cracks. It is marked with both an imprinted pottery stamp and the garter transfer stamp as well.
Scarce Staffordshire Blue Transferware 10 1/2 Plate, Hydrographic
Here is a plate in a pattern that is seldom seen, Hydrographic. It was made in the Davenport pottery, c. 1820 - 60. True to its name, its images evoke ideas of the water pursuits. Sailing vessels appear in the central scene with Alpine type mountains behind. The surround has wavy lines that simulate the movement of water. Reserves of birds and flowers alternate. The edge is irregularly scalloped. It is in fine condition, free of chips and cracks with the exception of a chip to the foot ring on the underside, only see if the plate is upended. It bears the Davenport pottery's backstamp.
This is a porcelain cup made as a souvenir of the Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, England. The porcelain cup measures 2.75 inches high by 2.75 inches in diameter and features a black and white depiction of the Crystal Conservatory, flags and gold overlay leaves and trim. The exhibition was opened by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and showcased the new wonders of the industrial age and the glories of the empire. The cup probably originally had a saucer as well, but...The cup has an old hairline. If I were from 1851 I'd hope that was all I had! The pattern has almost no wear except a bit of gold wear on the cup rim. A wonderful and historical survivor.
This is a beautiful Staffordshire, England bone china paperweight, posy or ornament that is a hand made bouquet of flowers in a white bowl. It is rare to find older pieces in such excellent condition! This Staffordshire Posy bowl was made in the 1950s by Golden Crown China of Staffordshire, England and imported by Ebeling & Reuss Company, PA, USA. The ornament or paperweight features a pink tipped carnation-type flower, a pale yellow rose and a blue flower with green leaves. We watched craftsman making these at the factory workrooms in Stoke On Trent and were amazed at the skill and time it took to make each part of these arrangements by hand from a lump of clay. Unfortunately the English potteries have all closed. Beautiful! This posy in in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations.
Rogers 9 3/4" Blue Transferware Plate, Florence, C. 1814 = 30
This large and lovely blue transferware plate was made in the pottery of John Rogers & Son. It dates to the 1814 - 36 period. Note the scalloped rim with white border which sets off the scene nicely and makes for an elegant display. The subject matter has some similarities to the Bologna pattern if the viewer is familiar with it. A gondola is featured. A figure to the left of the river waves as the gondoleer paddles down the river. Italian buildings rise on the shores of both sides of the river. The surround has scenic reserves separated by diapering, foliates, and scroll designs. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, stains, restoration, or other issues. There are absolutely no scratches on the shiny surface. It bears the Rogers imprint and the cartouche with pattern name.
Challinor Blue Transferware Undertray Or Platter, Priory C. 1853 - 62
This impressively large and beautiful blue transferware platter was once a cracker tray for an equally large blue transferware soup tureen of the same name, Priory. The title has been used by several potteries for their designs, usually featuring a gothic structure. Such is the case with this, the Challinor design. We identify it by its images, particularly the surround design since it does not have a backstamp. The surround has framed reserves, also of gothic castle structures, with linear patterning and scrolling between. Note also the paneling and foliate handle embossing - very pretty. It measures 14 by 12 inches. The inner ridge frames the scene. It measures just shy of 8 inches inside its ten-sided space, so the tureen base would have a similar measurement. Condition is excellent. There are no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, or other flaws. This Staffordshire blue transferware cracker tray or platter makes an excellent display on a wall. The inner ridge serves as an excellent framing device for the central scene, and the design of the surround - both the embossing and the pictoral aspects - add to its drama.
Here is a charming Staffordshire religious plaque measuring 8 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches. The featured Biblical quote is found in Job, Chapter 8, Verse 20: Behold GOD will not cast away a perfect man, neither will HE help the evil doers: It is in great shape, free of all chips and cracks. The lustre still looks perky with very minor wear. The reverse has an imprinted royal crown imprint.
J. Ridgway Lg. Hexagonal Transferware Domed Serving Dish, Doria, C. 1841 - 55
Here is a rare and glorious blue transferware hexagonal serving tureen. Its pattern is Doria, made in the John Ridgway & Co. pottery and dating to 1841 - 55. Hexagonal shapes are much less common that their octagonal siblings. It measures 12 inches across the handles by 8 1/2 inches tall. Note the fabulous domed lid topped by a popping bud finial. Also of interest is the pedestalled base and embossed handles. The romantic scene appears both on the exterior of the lid and the interior of the base. The other element is a geometric band of designs on both parts. It is in excellent condition, free of chips and crack. Upon very close inspection, one can find a single nip to the very edge of one of the bud finial's top petals. The potter's backstamp appears on the underside of the base.
The sauce tureen pedestal presented bears a botanical design of flowers and foliates entitled Flora. It was made in the mid 1800s by the Hulme and Booth pottery. It is the undertray or pedestal for an octagonal sauce tureen of similar design. It measures 8 1/2 inches wide. The pedestal area would support a tureen with an octagonal base which is 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches from one side to the other. We love the raised shape - so elegant with tureen in place. I hope someone out there as the match to this, just awaiting its pedestal. Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, or hairlines. The black spot on the underside is probably frit from the firing process, not damage. This piece is listed in the mulberry category. Flow is slight, and color is light purple.
Ridgway Pink Transferware Plate, Archipelago, C. 1842 - 44
The 9 in plate presented depicts a classical scene of Greek temple ruins. We love the perky surround design which includes radiating lines, undulating ivy vines and a regular white arch between the two sections of ivy. It is entitled Archipelago and was made in the Ridgway and Morley pottery during the 1842 - 44 period. The color is medium to dark pink against clear white. It is in excellent condition, free of all flaws. The pottery's transfer stamp and imprinted stamp are on the back.
Here is a cute little plate in the Bologna pattern measuring 7 inches wide. It is in fair shape with several little chiplets to the edge. There are no chips or cracks. We offer it because the pattern is prized by many. Because of the damage, the price is right.
C. Meigh Historical Blue Transferware Platter, The Capitol At Washington
Here is a little blue transferware platter, 6 by 8 inches. This would be the smallest of the graduated platters that were provided in large dinnerware sets of the period. It was made in the Charles Meigh pottery and bears the C.M. back stamp of the period, which is 1835 - 49. This is a view of Washington, D. C., entitled The Capitol at Washington. It is one in the pottery's American Cities and Scenery series. The platter has two condition issues, a hairline on the surround as pictured and two chips to the foot ring. It look quite good from the front and therefore makes a good presentation.
Pitcher Staffordshire England Imari Gaudy Jug Britannia
This fabulous pitcher is probably classed as victorian imari or gaudy Welsh although not Welsh but made Samuel Johnson Britannia Pottery, Staffordshire England so it's gaudy English. The imari jug is 7 inches high with a hammered copper lid and was made by 1890-1900. The earthenware pitcher or jug has cobalt blue medallions and trim and a sampler of intricate gold patterns above the half reeded bottom of the jug and gold trim. The pitcher or jug has a hammered copper lid that fits into a slot/hole either side of the top with pins. The jug is in very good +++ condition except for a cobalt glaze run underglaze done at the time of manufacture and some gold loss from use. Imari was popularized by the victorian craze for all things Japanese at the time.
This antique Wedgwood blue transferware plate is titled Friar Tuck Entertains the Black Knight. The scene shows the Friar standing and talking to the Black Knight, while the knight eats from a bowl. Standing next to the table are two dogs. The design around the edge has portraits of Coeur de Lion, Rebecca, Isaac of York, Lady Rowenna, and others along with running hares, pheasants, chickens, grouse, fish and flowers. A masterful design! Measures 10 in diameter. Circa 1890. This is in excellent condition. (There was also a lovely set of transferware tiles created with these Ivanhoe scenes.) (#T-1201) Keywords: literature ceramic porcelain transfer printed ware England English staffordshire
Made by Sarreguemines, France, c. 1870. 7 ¾ d. Green and black transfer printed. Border carries words Patrie, Gloire, Honneur. Both transfer and impressed marks on back. See 2 more of this series on our site. Excellent condition - no hairlines. (242A3) Keywords: French fleet, Uskant, Revolutionary War, historical, pottery
Made by Sarreguemines, France, c. 1870. 7 ¾ d. Green and black transfer printed. Border carries words Patrie, Gloire, Honneur. Both transfer and impressed marks on back. An L hairline extends 1 ½ downward and 1 ½ sideways to the right of Patrie. See 2 more of this series on our site. (242A2) Keywords: French fleet, Uskant, Revolutionary War, historical, pottery
Made by Sarreguemines, France, c. 1870. 7 ¾ d. Green and black transfer printed. Border carries words Patrie, Gloire, Honneur. Both transfer and impressed marks on back. There is a 1 ¼ hairline to the right of Patrie. See 2 more of this series on our site. (242A1) Keywords: French fleet, Uskant, Revolutionary War, historical, pottery
Staffordshire Blue Feather Edge Platter, Incised Edge
Here is a very heavy whiteware shell edge or feathered edge platter. It is embellished with blue feathering. By its characteristics, we would date it to the 1810 - 25 period. It bears no backstamp. Whiteware came into vogue after creamware and before ironstone. The body is thicker than creamware, and it is harder. This platter measures 12 1/2 by 9 1/2. It is in fine condition, free of chips, cracks, and restorations.
Staffordshire Blue Transferware Toy Sugarbowl, Napier, C. 1846 - 50.
Presented is an small Staffordshire blue transferware sugar bowl in a design entitled Napier. From its diminutive size, 5 1/2 inches wide including the handles by 3 1/2 tall, we would say that it once belonged to a child's toy teaset. Two potteries produced this pattern, J&G Alcock and J. Ridgway during the 1846 - 50 period. This one is unmarked. It is in excellent condition, free of all chips and cracks. Glaze is shiny. The subject matter features a lady and child on a Chinese junk. The boatman is multi-tasking. While steering to vessel, he is also holding a parason over the other two figures. Other aspects of the design are pagodas, a willow tree design, and more geometric patterning. The design is named for British Major General Sir Charles Napier who was the conquerer of Scinde in India, a province in Pakistan.
Rogers Early Blue Transferware Flat Rimmed Soup Plate, Greek Statue, C. 1815 -42
The early blue transferware soup plate presented measures 9 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches tall. Soup plates such as this early one look wonderful on a shelf or wall because of the dimensional aspect of the rim. Condition is excellent - very shiny glaze with no utensil scratching. It bears the Rogers imprint of the 1815 - 42 period. The scene features Greek ruins, a dramatic waterfall in the foreground, and mountain in the background.
Hughes Imperial Derby Cup And Saucer Imari Cobalt Rust
This is a vintage English imari pattern cup and saucer made bt Thomas Hughes and Sons, Ltd. England from 1925-1935 in the Imperial Derby patter. The porcelain cup is 2.75 inches high and the very deep saucer is 5.5 inches square with gold trim. The design is a sepia transfer hand colored with the imari colors of cobalt blue. green and rust made popular by the victorian discovery of china from the Imari region of Japan. The cup and saucer is in very good +++ condition with no chips or cracks and a bit of gold trim wear.
Antique English Matchstriker Match Holder Creamware
This is an antique English matchstriker and match holder with incorporated tray dating to 1890-1900s in Staffordshire, England. The creamware match striker match holder combo measures 3.5 inches high by 5 inches in diameter and has the remnants of gold trim, most of which is worn off. The match striker match holder is in excellent condition. There are 2 under glaze manufacturing firing cracks on the base which is very normal for this age and material and are not really considered flaws.
Antique English Teacup Saucer Plate Imari Staffordshire
This is a lovely antique hand painted over brown transfer or transferware imari teacup trio consisting of cup, saucer and plate made by Doric China, Staffordshire, England in 1926-1935. Imari became popular with the influence of japanese ceramics at that time. It features flow blue, rust and green hand painted onto a brown floral stylized design transfer with gold trim on the cup and saucer but not the squared tea plate. The cup stands 2.75 inches high and is 3.25 inches in diameter, the deep saucer is 5.5 inches in diameter and the plate is 6 inches with squared corners. It is in very good +++ condition with no chips, cracks or restorations but does have some gold wear. A lovely set.
Very Large. Staffordshire Blue Transferware Platter, The Font, Wood & Challinor, C. 1828 - 43
We present a large blue transfer platter, 19 by 15 inches. The blue transerware design is usually entitled Girl at the Well; however, both the potter of this platter, Wood The Font. Regardless the title, the subject matter is charming and the scene, done in blue tones that range from light to medium, is pretty. A country girl stands at the well, water pouring into the urn that she holds. Oversized floral elements complete the scene. It is in excellent condition. There was one chip on the rim which we had professional restored. Glaze is shiny with almost no utensil marks. The backstamp is the Staffordshire knot with the potter's initials.
Ridgway Black Transferware 10" Staffordshire Plate, Napier, C. 1846 - 50
Presented is an impressive Staffordshire 10 inch black transerware plate in a chinoiserie design entitled Napier. Two potteries produced this pattern, J&G Alcock and J. Ridgway during the 1846 - 50 period. This one was made in the Ridgway pottery. It is in excellent condition, free of all flaws. Glaze is entirely shiny. Where has this plate been lo these 160 years? Clearly, it was not used. Note is great rim design which consists of a dramatic lobed shape and geometric bordering. When plates ae displayed, unusual rim shapes add an interesting dimension. The subject matter is also charming. It looks like the early Oriental interpretation of a play date. In the foreground a mother holds her child's hand as a servant shades both with a parasol. They stand at the bank of a river as the mother looks at another woman who approaches. The second woman holds her child's hand as a servant shades them with a parasol. They sit in a Chinese junk. Other aspects of the design are pagodas, a willow tree design, and more geometric patterning. Its backstamp includes pattern name and pottery initials. The design is named for British Major General Sir Charles Napier who was the conquerer of Scinde in India, a province in Pakistan.