Senin, 28 Januari 2013

Charlotte Rhead - Bursley Ware pattern TL2

Charlotte's designs for Wood & Sons were marketed under the old Bursley Ware label and given 'TL' (for Tube Line) numbers in the pattern books. TL2 is a fine design of stylised leaves arranged geometrically on a mottled white ground. It works particularly well on this lovely table lamp.

Charlotte Rhead Bursley Ware lamp TL2

Charlotte Rhead Bursley Ware pattern TL2

Maling Ringtons Tea Caddies

Another fine Maling tea caddy made for Ringtons to celebrate the North East Coast Industries Exhibition of 1929.

Maling tea caddy made for Ringtons c1929

Sabtu, 19 Januari 2013

Doulton Burslem

Doulton Burslem Hand Painted 'Wood Sorrel' Cabinet Plate c1891

In 1878 Henry and James Doulton acquired the major interest in the Pinder, Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burslem and in 1882 the name of the firm was changed to Doulton & Company, Burslem. Decorating studios were established and many fine pieces were produced up to 1901 when the royal warrant was granted and they became Royal Doulton.

Doulton Burslem Hand Painted 'Chrysanthemum' Cabinet Plate c1898

Royal Winton Stratford Chintz

Royal Winton 'Stratford' Chintz Coaster c1950

A beautiful design of cerise and yellow tulips which are complemented by small sprays of lilac flowers. The background colour is a lovely shade of sky blue. One of the most vibrant and prettiest of chintzes, produced in the 1950s, though not seen that often. Looks fantastic grouped together and also works well with other chintzes.

Royal Winton 'Stratford' Chintz Chelsea Preserve Pot c1953

Royal Winton 'Stratford' Chintz 10" Cake Plate c1953

Minton and Hollins Astra Ware

A subsidiary company of Minton, Minton Hollins was set up in 1845 to manufacture tiles. From 1868 the company continued independently until 1962. Successful artists and designers of the time produced designs for their tiles, including Walter Crane and Augustus Pugin.

The 'Astra Ware' range was introduced towards the end of the First World War and continued until the 1930s. The Ruskin type glazes are much sought after examples of art pottery.

Minton & Hollins Astra Ware bowl c1920

Victorian Majolica Water Lily Plate

A fine quality 19th century English majolica plate that uses a water lily as the motif. Attributed to Joseph Holdcroft c1870, it has the richest of green glazes.

Davidson's Blue Pearline Glass - Lady Caroline

A superb blue pearline posy vase, the design introduced in 1891.

Davidson's blue pearline glass c1891

Davidson's blue pearline glass c1891

Jumat, 18 Januari 2013

Carlton Ware Buttercup

A lovely 1930s yellow buttercup tea plate by Carlton Ware.

Carlton Ware Buttercup plate c1939

Elkin Knight - Byland Abbey, Yorkshire

Part of the 'Rock Cartouche' blue and white series of views (after the series backstamp which carries the named scene), this fine soup plate depicts the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Byland near Thirsk.

Elkin Knight 'Byland Abbey, Yorkshire' c1830

Majolica Sunflowers

A vibrant Victorian majolica sunflower plate.

Richardson's Vaseline Glass

Stourbridge had been an important centre for glass making from the 17th century and by the early 19th century many firms in the area were well established in the production of quality glass. By the 1870s as the Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts movements began to influence public taste, the glass houses responded by introducing new materials and techniques. Richardson's were at the forefront of this, producing some fine and innovative opalescent hand made glass. Adding uranium to the mix and controlled reheating of the item produced degrees of a golden lemon yellow opalescence, which was subsequently called vaseline glass.

Richardson's vaseline glass dish c1880

Royal Winton - Old Cottage Chintz

Royal Winton 'Old Cottage Chintz' Alban Coffee Pot c1950

An early chintz, first introduced by Grimwades in the 1930s. Pretty pink roses with sprays of blue speedwell on a background of tiny grey circles.
Royal Winton 'Old Cottage Chintz' 3 Bar Toast Rack c1949

Hancock's Ivory Ware

An unusual find is this lovely little hand painted chamber stick. With a bold floral design and in excellent condition, it's a real gem.
Hancock's Ivory Ware chamber stick c1930

Grimwades Royal Winton Handcraft

'Chimneys' was introduced briefly in the early 1930s and is one of the rarest designs produced in this period. A mixture of printing, sponging and enamelling makes a striking geometric pattern using bold blocks of colour. Here we have a fine trio in great condition; no chips, cracks or restoration and only some very minor flaking in places (typical of these wares and mentioned for accuracy). All in all, the enamels are factory fresh and the art deco shape displays beautifully. Grimwades, Royal Winton Ivory and Handcraft marks. 
 Rare Grimwades Royal Winton Handcraft 'Chimneys' Art Deco Trio c1932 #2

Rare Royal Winton 'Florence' Chintz Circular Trinket Box and Cover c1953

A lovely vintage Royal Winton 'Florence' large trinket box with lid. A rare item to find in any design. In great condition; no chips, cracks or restoration and only some slight wear to the gilt where the lid has sat over the years. Always a vibrant pattern, it looks amazing on this shape. 1950's Royal Winton mark and gold Canadian Registration for 1953.
 Rare Royal Winton 'Florence' Chintz Circular Trinket Box and Cover c1953

Royal Winton Chintz - Florence

Royal Winton 'Florence' Chintz Globe Jug c1953

Pink carnations with a myriad of other cream, blue and pink flowers form a dense chintz on a black background. The colours are bright and the transfer printing is crisp. One of my favourite chintzes.

Royal Winton Grimwades 'Florence' Chintz Butter Dish c1953

Wade Art Deco

Designed by Jessie van Hallen, these cellulose painted figures were produced for a short period in the 1930s, making them rare and much sought after. Here we have an unrecorded figure titled 'Carnival' which depicts a Pierrette from a masquerade.

Wade 'Carnival' by Jessie van Hallen

Grainger Worcester Porcelain

Grainger Worcester c1897

Thomas Grainger (1783-1839), an apprentice at Robert Chamberlain's Worcester factory, left to establish a rival porcelain company in 1801. In 1839 Thomas Grainger died and his son George took over the company and continued the production of fine ornamental wares. Following the death of George Grainger in 1889 the factory was sold to Royal Worcester who continued production on the site until finally closing the works in 1902. During the 1890s the Grainger factory specialised in quality items for display, producing ivory porcelain in a similar style to Royal Worcester. Here is a fine pair of trumpet lily vases.

Grainger Worcester mark with date code 'G' for 1897

Maling Peony Lustre

Maling 'Peony' ginger jar c1930

Peonies featured often in Maling designs over the years and here is the original introduced in 1929. A superb rose pink lustre ginger jar and cover - a rare find indeed!

Maling 'Peony' ginger jar (reverse) c1930

Royal Doulton - The Squire D6319

Royal Doulton Seated Toby Jug 'The Squire' D6319

A fine seated character jug of the Squire, designed by Harry Fenton.

Gibson's Art Deco

An unusual Gibson's hand painted double jam dish with two matching spoons. A rare find and very pretty.

Gibson's dish and spoons c1935