Ceramics & Glass
Pair of J Kent Chinoiserie Foley Ware Vases c1920sPrice: £150
A pair of Vases of pear shape form with slender flaring necks decorated in the Chinoiserie style, the blue transfer ware design depicting Oriental figures in a stylised garden scene with iron red highlighting to the ground, the necks with a stylised floral design and the base with gilt highlighting, the top similarly finished with the gilt decoration extending to the interior. The bases with six character marks in underglaze blue, loosely imitating the Chinese, and reading 'J Kent' 'Ye Olde' 'Foley' 'Ware' 'Fenton' 'England'. Early twentieth century circa 1920s. Foley is a small district alongside King Street, Fenton, near the border with Longton, in Staffordshire, England. There was a pottery at Foley as early as the eighteenth century, and there were to be 5 different companies which had "Foley" in their name operating in this area, the last of which closed down around 10 years ago. One of these firms was the Old Foley Pottery of James Kent and this was the manufacturer of this pair of vases, marked as 'Ye Olde Foley Ware'. James Kent made a variety of vases in the Chinese style in the 1920s loosely adapting original Chinese models. Decoration was in blue transfer applied before glazing, and the ground was highlighted in gold or iron red, as here. The productions presented modestly priced versions of original Oriental pieces for the English market. These vases are less commonly found now and seldom as original pairs.
Set of 6 small Art Deco plates by C.T. Altwasser, Silesia region 1920-1935Price: £75
These are a gorgeous set of six Art Deco plates with a basket weave and leaf design. These were either bread plates or decorative setting plates that were removed before the meal. All with full marks. Carl Tielsch founded the Altwasser factory in 1845. It swiftly became second largest porcelain factory in Silesia. After twenty years the factory employeed 1,400 employees. Products of the Tielsch factory quickly became known for its high quality and artistic values. Their quality was compared to porcelain manufactures from Berlin or even Meissen. (Excerpt from TheOldStuff.com.)
Art Deco Shelley Harmony Drip ware VasePrice: £100
This is a Shelley vase, Harmony drip ware pattern that was very popular in the 1930s
Art Deco Shelley Harmony Drip ware VasePrice: £100
This is a striking large vase in the very distinct Shelley drip ware design in green and blue on beige ground
Art Deco Shelley Harmony Drip ware VasePrice: £80
This is a striking medium size vase with a very simple Art Deco design in different blue hues
Shelley dripware pottery berry bowl with underplate 1940sPrice: £80
This is a very unusual set of a footed bowl that has small holes to drain the water off of the fresh berries with underplate
Rare Ditmar Urbach Art Deco Pitcher, Czech 1930sPrice: £75
This is very rare double sided pitcher by Ditmar Urbach, with Art Deco zig zag design in orange, yellow, purple and blue
Pair Austrian Secessionist Style Vases 1930sPrice: £100
This is a pair of unusual vases in the Secessionist style which very closely related to Vienna Art Nouveau, yellow ground with grey mottling and floral decoration, with full marks
Clarice Cliff Celtic Harvest centrepiece bowlPrice: £75
This is a beautiful display bowl by Clarice Cliff in the well known Celtic Harvest pattern, with wheat sheaths and fruit on a raffia style background, with metal rim
Flash Lustre Glaze Futurist Cruet Set 1960sPrice: £20
This is a wonderful cruet set with salt and pepper and a condiment dish with spoon. Marked with a Crown V mark.
Set of 14 Delft Amsterdam houses on fitted shelfPrice: £80
This is a wonderful set of Delft ceramic houses modelled after buildings in Amsterdam, they are bottles that had some sort of liquor in them at some point. These come with a shelf especially designed to showcase these lovely collectibles.
English dripware pottery covered biscuit jar, 1930sPrice: £20
This is an unusual pottery biscuit jar, with metal mount, handle and cover, marked on the bottom S Made in England S. This might indicate Staffordshire as the region
Daum pate de verre bowl, GingkoPrice: £1000
This is a beautiful large bowl in pate de verre glass formed as leaves or petals. The design is Gingko. Comes in original fitted box. Model 03570 Coupe Grand Modele
Herman Kähler, HAK, Large Vase in Glazed StonewarePrice: £75
This a large stoneware vase by Herman Kähler, the Kähler ceramic factory which was located in Naestved, Denmark. Signed HAK on bottom with number 22-118
Art Deco Davidson cloud glass bowl on stand 1930sPrice: £75
This is a stunning bowl on stand by George Davidson & Co in purple cloud glass. This type of glass work was unique to Davidson and their designs were dedicated to the Art Deco aesthetic that was popular in the 20s and 30s. This would be a great addition to any Art Deco collection. It is marked "Made in England"
Fine Quality English Copeland Porcelain Bowl with Gilt Monogram and Decoration 20th CenturyPrice: £25
Fine Quality English Porcelain Bowl made by the Copeland potteries, the cream glaze with fine quality gilt decoration with raised beads in gold and white, a single monogram to the exterior with the initials 'WG'. The base glazed in white with printed marks 'COPELANDS CHINA ENGLAND' and 'TGOODE&C LONDON' below a crest. The Copeland family were involved with the production of fine porcelain since the beginning of the nineteenth century when William Copeland joined in partnership with William Spode whose family had been manufacturing ceramics since the mid eighteenth century. By the early twentieth century, Copeland were recognised as producers of fine porcelains in their own right. After the First World War, dinner and tea services ‘for best’ were popular and produced in large quantities and in different price ranges. This bowl, clearly from a dinner service, is a fine example of this. The high quality gilt work decoration would have been expensive at the time and the service itself was a special commission as evidenced by the monogram which would have appeared on all the component pieces. Thomas Goode were and still are suppliers of high quality porcelains and the service must have been bought from them, presumably as a special order. A circa date between 1900 and 1930 seems reasonable.
Pair of Alhambrian Ware English Majolica Vases with raised decoration circa 1880Price: £40
Pair of English Alhambrian Ware Majolica Vases of ovoid form with moulded bases and a short flaring neck, decorated in multicoloured glazes, mainly ochre and blue, in imitation of continental 'majolica' wares, the body and neck with a modelled basket work design in mustard brown set with raised panels of flower heads, the base and top rim finished in a blue glaze with the mustard brown glaze repeated on the interior. The foot rim unglazed with a cream glaze to the centre with a stamped or transfer mark in iron red which reads 'Alhambrian'. Alhambrian marked wares were produced by one of the Staffordshire potteries between 1880 and 1910, reflecting the craze for Majolica glazed wares produced by Minton and others. The pieces are very modest imitations but quite decorative in their own right. The form here was quite commonly produced and no doubt intended as a mantel piece ornament.
Pair of West German Scheurich Pottery ‘Wien’ Vases, model 269-18, mid 20th CenturyPrice: £45
A Pair of ceramic vases of Gourd Form with ribbed necks made by the Scheurich factory, West Germany, and designed by Heinz Siery. The pattern is known as ‘Wien’ and the drip glaze incorporates shades of cream, brown and blue on a mottled brown ground, the latter possibly in imitation of Chinese ‘tea dust’ wares. Scheurich Keramik started production in 1954, rather later than most of its competitors, but soon became the largest producer of commercial art pottery in Germany. This pair of vases was produced in the mid 20th century and both the form and decoration look towards early Chinese Ceramics. The bases have a moulded mark ‘W.Germany 269-18'