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Ironstone Pitcher, Civil War Commemorative, Shooting of Col. Ellsworth
Probably Millington and Astbury (Apparently Unsigned)
Trenton, New Jersey
Circa 1860 to 1865
Rare High Relief Design illustrating the shooting at Alexandria, Virginia
A white ironstone pitcher featuring a raised battle scene depicting the shooting of Colonel Ellsworth on one side; also the impressed names "COL ELLSWORTH" "BROWNELL" and "J.W. JACKSON / THE TRAITOR". Reverse displays a vulture perched on a fallen palm tree with a snake in its beak and tattered Southern flag nearby. Surmounting the vignette is the impressed slogan "UNION AND CONFEDERACY". An American flag supported by a stand of rifles appears to the right. Flake to spur of thumb-piece otherwise fine. (H: 8")
See White Ironstone by Jen Wetherbee, page 169.
Coin Silver Presentation Cup
"W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869"
With Bust of Stonewall Jackson
This silver presentation cup, with applied handle, features a bas relief profile of General Stonewall Jackson on front and is engraved on rim "W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869." The cup is marked on bottom "E. A. TYLER / NEW ORLEANS," dimples, overall very good. William H. Renaud was a member of the Company C [Ellison's] Confederate Guards Regiment who also served in Fender's Battery during the Civil War. In 1861 he is listed in the NOLA City Directory as an accountant. He eventually became a successful businessman.
E. A. Tyler was a jeweler and watchmaker on Canal Street who also advertised "silver and plated ware" but apparently was a retailer and not a silversmith.
Creamware Jug; buff ground
Luster trim on rim and spout, black transfer
"Second View Of Com. Perry's Victory"
"The Constitution in close action with the Guerriere"
Eagle With Shield Beneath 16 Stars Above "America"
As depicted, black transfers; freehand strokes of pink luster decorate the rim, spout and handle. Restoration to base with all else original. (Height: 7.5".)
Depicting George Washington
Dimensions: 8.5" high.
Pair of Paris Porcelain Urns
One depicting the Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga; the other, Oliver Hazard Perry transferring his colors from the damaged Lawrence to the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie
These urns are decorated with scenes from American history. One urn seems to be loosely based upon Trumbull's "Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga", depicting one officer (incongruously wearing a blue coat) surrendering his sword to another. The second urn depicts Oliver Hazard Perry transferring his colors from the damaged Lawrence to the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie. Oddly, the flag has been left blank in both scenes. On the reverse of each urn is a profile painting of a ship at sea.
Each urn stands approximately 13.25" and is richly gilded. The handles are in the form of swans; gilt shows some rubbing and one swan is sans a beak. Typically these urns were made in two parts-joined with a threaded rod and nut; time and constant movement frequently compromise the method of fastening . At some point in its history an owner applied a liberal dose of white glue to the interior "correcting" the problem. We mention this as due diligence; the remedy does not effect the quality or integrity in any way and fortunately such glue is water soluble and can therefore be removed.
Admiral Nelson Trafalgar Victory
Circa 1805 - SOLD
Blown goblet with attached foot and stem; cut and engraved decoration with gilt highlighting of a ship and the words "Nelson's Victory"; possibly decorated to commemorate Admiral Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805; trace of gilded monogram, possibly "JEC." The goblet is in excellent condition.
With the defeat of his fleet at Trafalgar in 1805, Napoleon's hope to break the British blockade and to invade England was dashed. For England the victory came dearly, for it cost the life of the nation's greatest captain, Horatio Viscount Nelson. English merchants and manufacturer's immediately upon learning of the great victory, and the loss of the popular navel commander, began producing a variety of commemorative items. This flint goblet is an example of the type of souvenir that was marketed to a grieving, adoring public. It is somewhat unusual in that it puns the name of Nelson's flagship HMS Victory and the positive result of the Battle of Trafalgar for England. Approximately 8" high; diameter: 5.5".
232-20 - SOLD
On gilt lined circular base, identified as Washington
19th Century - SOLD
(See Harding, Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book 1, page 61.)
492-65 - SOLD
Featuring relief medallion portraits of Washington, Webster, and Clay; the Declaration of Independence with Trumbull's painting of the signing in the center;
Silver Plate - SOLD
Oval silver plated tray features relief medallion portraits of George Washington, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay as well as a copy of the Declaration of Independence with the Trumbull painting of the signing of the Declaration in the center. The medallions are by, or based upon, commemorative medals by Charles Cushing Wright often thought of as the finest die sinker of the early 19th century. Washington is from a circa 1851 medal honoring the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, while Clay and Webster are circa 1852, the year both men died. The central motif is a copy of the Declaration of Independence engraved by S. H. Black circa 1859 and in the center is a representation of the Trumbull painting of the signing that appeared on the reverse of Wright's 1851 medal. On either side of the Washington portrait are eagles, one with a sword in its beak and the other with the scales of justice. Both have fasces at their feet. Beneath the Constitution is a panoply of arms and flags as well as the reverse of the Clay medal. The Webster and Washington images are signed "C. C. Wright D & F." The Declaration is signed "Printed according to Acts of Congress in the year 1859 by S. H. Black in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."
It appears that the tray originally had an integral hanger on the reverse of the rim, but that the sheer weight of the tray caused a separation of the body and the rim. There is an old, very possibly contemporary, repair where the separation occurred. Overall the tray is in very good condition with some areas of copper showing through probably due to over polishing and a slight crease near the Webster image. (Approximately 28" x 23".)
270-36 - SOLD
Texian Campaigne Series
Staffordshire Blue Transfer-Printed Platter
Superb original condition
Circa 1851-1875 - SOLD
In the most popular and sought after color; depicting a general astride a horse brandishing a sword, flanked by two soldiers capturing another to the left and another soldier on horseback brandishing a hat and sword. Mark: printed Texian Campaigne under-glaze within cartouche centered by floral motif and initials J.B. (Series by Shaw; designs by J.B.) Measures 15.5 by 12.5".
232-40 - SOLD
Large Wilkinson King George V Toby - SOLD
The King George V toby is the largest, most desireable, of a numbered set of World War I leaders made by the Wilkinson Royal Staffordshire Pottery Company, and was limited to 1,000 sets. They were designed by Carruthers Gould, whose signature appears on the base, but are generally referred to as Wilkinsons. This one is 587A (the A designates that it is King George V).
Dimensions: 12.5" high, 5.75" wide, 6" deep.
RF - SOLD