"SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF NEWBURYPORT"
Large, Outstanding and Rare Liverpool Jug
Newburyport Harbor and the Ship "Massachusetts"
Probably Herculaneum Pottery*
Beneath the spout is a transfer of a woman in classical dress carrying a shield decorated with Stars and Stripes and a branch of laurel, in front of her is an American eagle, and behind her an obelisk with a portrait of Washington. On one side of the jug is a map of "Newburyport Harbour" above a banner reading "SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF NEWBURYPORT" and above are crossed flags, a Liberty cap, spread-winged eagle, and a wreath of laurel. The opposite side features a ship with three masts in full sail and flying American flags above the word "MASSACHUSETTS." The flag above the map and at the stern of the ship bear 15 stars. Beneath the handle is an American eagle and shield under 13 stars. There are also two transfers of a man blowing a bugle and one of a man holding a sextant. There are traces of gilding and sizing throughout, including remnants of a dedication that is, sadly, unreadable. Overall condition is very, very good with a few small chips along the bottom edge, and the tight spiral crazing expected on a period Liverpool jug. (Approximately 12-inches high.) *See Anglo American Ceramics by David and Linda Arman, page 139, plate N3 and page 259.
Sterling Silver Presentation Cane
An outstanding sterling presentation cane in case. Crook-type with elaborate scrollwork from the crook to about two-thirds down the shaft, followed by an engraved checkerboard pattern. A presentation inscription reads TO W.A.M. DUNDAS ESQR., FROM SINGER ORGANIZATION CEYLON 29.3.41. Below this inscription, in the scrollwork is an engraved bird of paradise. At the base of the crook is a repousse' elephant and at the tip of the crook is a repousse' and engraved flower. The cane is marked near the bottom PUNCHI SINGHO & BRO. It tests sterling and comes in its original, velvet-lined, rosewood case. In superb condition the cane measures 36.5-long; case is 38.5-inches long.
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.
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Historic Blue Staffordshire with American Scenes
Back row, left to right:
Cadmus So-Called Plate
By Maker of Diorama Series - SOLD
Floral border with grotto center.
Dimensions: 9-inch diameter.
Platter, Staffordshire, Transferware, Historic
Castle Garden Battery New York Platter
Enoch Wood Shell Border and Circular Center - SOLD
Title of view on the back along with impressed mark.
Very scarce platter and in overall good condition.
Dimensions: 18.75 by 14.5-inches.
No repair or damage other than a few glaze scratches.
See, Arman 160.
Boston Hospital Plate
Ralph Stevenson Vine Border Series - SOLD
Front row, left to right:
Niagara Falls from American Side Oblong Dish
Enoch Wood Shell Border and Circular Center - SOLD
Dish has New York Bay on the sides and impressed mark on the back.
Professional repair to a hairline from the rim down to the bottom of the bowl.
An extremely rare form with an extremely rare view of New York Bay. This view is only found on the lid of soup tureens.
Dimensions: 9.625 by 12.5-inches.
Staughton's Church Philadelphia Soup Bowl
Ridgeway Beauties of America Series - SOLD
Arms of Rhode Island Plate
Arms of the American States Series by Thomas Mayer - SOLD
Both stamped and impressed marks on the back.
Dimensions: 8.5-inch diameter.
Bank of the United States Philadelphia Plate
Stubbs Spread Eagle Border - SOLD
Stamped mark on the back.
Condition: three scratches in upper right side.
Dimensions: 10-inch diameter.
Zachary Taylor Toddy Plate, Rare 5" Political Portrait Plate, 1848
Born Nov 24th 1784
Elected President of America 1848 - SOLD
Green transfer, nearly half-length portrait within center; his name and birth date above, and "Elected President of America 1848" below; raised polychrome enameled grape and leaf border.
232-196 - 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
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-inches high; diameter: 5.5-inches.
232-20 - SOLD
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" - SOLD
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-inches.)
232-137 - SOLD
Rare Porcelain Suffragette Figure - SOLD
Caricature of "Suffragette" as a black woman in corset and pantaloons, brandishing a club.
Dimensions: 5.5-inches high.
232-162 - 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-inches.
232-40 - SOLD