Sold Historic & Political
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
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
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
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
Abolition Sugar Bowl, Kneeling Slave, Am I Not A Man?
Circa 1820 to 1830
Period equivalent to a T-shirt or bumper sticker announcing your beliefs - SOLD
Cream colored earthenware with transfer-printed decoration displaying four kneeling slaves, two on bowl, same for lid. Excellent condition (Dimensions: 4.75" H, 3.75" diameter.)
232-203 - SOLD
Liverpool Portrait Plate, President James Madison
Black Transfer on Creamware Scalloped Rim Plate
First Quarter 19th Century
10" - SOLD
Although not identified beneath the image this portrait is identical to that which is published in David and Linda Arman's book, Anglo American Ceramics on page 133; Arman states, "the only published example of this great rarity". Two shallow flakes on rim as depicted; we are able to have restoration done before shipping.
310-95 - SOLD
Creamware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty & Independence, American Ship, Anstress Sloccum English, Circa 1800-1810 By Descent Within American Family
Black transferware printed, the ship polychromed - SOLD
Printed on one side within a circular medallion enclosing the inscription "PEACE, PLENTY AND INDEPENDENCE," flanked by 'Peace' and 'Plenty' and surmounted by a cannon, American flag and eagle. Under the spout is shown the owner’s name, Anstress Sloccum, within oval lozenge; According to family history this was a wedding gift…Anstress married whaling captain Jesse Bidell in 1803; Captain Bidell sailed out of new Bedford and Sag Harbor, NY; they lived on Long Island. The other side depicting an unidentified American ship with polychrome enamel highlighting the American flag off the stern, the American flag pennant, the hull and water.
The jug remains in very good original condition; height: 8.75"
1274-1 - SOLD
Creamware, Thirteen States Transfer Printed Tankard, Double Transfer, RARE
England, Liverpool, Later 18th/Early 19th Century - SOLD
One side depicting the thirteen linked states centered with the figures of Peace, Plenty, and Liberty; the other side depicting the thirteen linked states centered with an American eagle and shield.
(There is a narrow chip on the inside of the table ring, otherwise fine and original; H: 6”)
232-351 - SOLD
Liverpool Jug, Transfer Printed Creamware, Jefferson, Success to America, Polychrome
Unmarked, Circa 1805 to 1815
"Peace, Commerce and Honest Friendship with all Nations. Entangling Alliances with none - Jefferson" - SOLD
Depicted is a standing soldier and emblems of independence and prosperity framed by "Success to America whose Militia is better than Standing Armies - May its Citizens Emulate Soldiers And its Soldiers Hero's - While Justice is the Throne to which we are bound to bend - Our Countries Rights and Laws we ever will defend". Right side of the pitcher displays an American Merchant Ship flying her American Flag with 15 stars. The transfer below the spout is a spread-winged Heraldic Shield American Eagle, with ribbon in beak with "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" and clutching an olive branch and arrows in talons, with surrounding inscription, "Peace, Commerce and Honest Friendship with all Nations. Entangling Alliances with none - Jefferson".
(There are a few small chips to spout and base, else fine and original; H: 9")
562-61 - SOLD
Liverpool Jug, Pitcher, Harvest Home
Sweet maid and Emblem of the lamb
Circa 1800 to 1825 - SOLD
Black transfer printed, obverse, "Harvest Home," the reverse, "Sweet Maid an emblem of the Lamb you bear-May your life pay without a guilty tear."
Restored (H: 9.75")
879-25 - SOLD
Creamware Jug, Hand Painted
Third Quarter 18th Century
Ex Louis Marc Solon Collection (1835 to 1913)
Only a handful in existence, amongst the best of decorated jugs
Extremely Rare and Important - SOLD
A full interior scene painted over-glaze with enamel colors; two gentleman seated at table smoking pipes and drinking. The outstanding decoration includes a tall-clock, dog on floor, Queen Anne chairs; tricorn hats hung on wall, wall decorations, windows, and more; all surmounted with tasseled swag drapery.
Early Provenance: Catalogue of the Pottery & Porcelain in the Collection of L.M. Solon: To be Sold by Auction Without Reserve on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 26th, 27th and 28th November, 1912 by Messrs. Charles Butters & Sons at Their Premises, Trinity Buildings, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. (Lot 591; we will be pleased to copy catalog entry for buyer. Original sale label remains fixed to base)
Condition: Excellent condition with only a single chip at base, as depicted, and hairlines at rim. Height: 10.5" (Call or e-mail David for additional information about this recently rediscovered jug.)
Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon was a French porcelain artist at Sèvres Pottery from 1862 to 1870; in 1870 he accepted a position at Minton's Ltd. Where he quickly became one of their most important artists
Solon assembled a large collection of locally made pottery, especially salt-glaze ware during his early years in Staffordshire; he featured his collection within his 1883 publication, The Art of the Old English Potter. Solon wrote a number of books about pottery including, A History and Description of Italian Majolica (London, 1907), and, Ceramic Literature (London, 1910); he amassed a collection of more than 3,500 works related to the history of ceramics.
Solon's collection, including this jug, was sold by Charles Butters from 26th to 28th November 1912; after his death his library was sold to the Central School of Science and Technology, later the North Staffordshire Technical College and North Staffordshire Polytechnic. (The collection is in the archive library, Hanley).
424-147 - SOLD
Liverpool Creamware Jug, Colonel Tarleton, Full Polychrome, Rare
Reverse Shows Arms of Rope Makers
Dated 1793 - SOLD
Both sides decorated with polychrome transfer prints; the 1782 portrait of Carleton, the most hated British Commander of the Revolution, is after the portrait by Joshua Reynolds now in the National Portrait gallery. (See Alan Smith's, Liverpool Herculaneum Pottery, pp. 33-35; also plate 17 for another jug with the hand-colored Colonel Tarleton print.) The other side depicts rope makers at work, ships at sea, landscape, and legend, "BE HOLD OUR SUPPORT" above a floral spray. Under spout is found script initials GLG above 1793 within floral wreath; beneath is the legend, SUCCESS TO THE ROPE MAKER'S AND THE GLOURIOUS'S 10TH OF MARCH MAY IT NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. The rim is trimmed in green enamel; beneath the spout within lozenge is printed, "MAY TRADE AND COMMERACE - ON OUR NATION SMILE - AND PEACE AND PLEANTY - BLEFS [BLESS] THE BRITISH ISLE". Original condition!
(Dimensions: 9.75" H.)
232-201 - SOLD
Liverpool Presentation Jug, Pitcher, Ship Joseph
John Cushing Junior
Circa 1800 - SOLD
Black transfer printed, obverse with ship "Joseph" colored in enamels; under the spout is printed "Joseph Cushing Junr." within cartouche above black transfer depicting a woman leaning on anchor looking out to sea, the figure of "Hope". The reverse with black transfer printed United States great seal.
Restored (H: 9")
879-27 - SOLD
Liverpool Jug, Pitcher, Poor Tom Bowling, Sailors Epitaph
Ship with American Flag, Compass Under Spout
Here A Sheer Hulk Lies Tom Bowling The Darling Of Our Crew
Circa 1800 to 1825 - SOLD
Black transfer printed, obverse, ship flying American flag, compass under spout; the reverse with transfer printed tribute to idealized sailor now deceased, depicted are mourners within interior scene with coffin within oval festooned by leafy garland; verse below.
Restored (H: 8 7/8")
879-26 - SOLD
Liverpool Jug, Success To The Farmer, Variant
Black printed transfer decoration - SOLD
Dimensions: 5.75" H.
879-29 - SOLD
Liverpool Jug, Pitcher, Jack Spritsails Frolic
Circa 1790 to 1825 - SOLD
Black transfer printed, obverse featuring transfer of three-masted English ship above panoply of flags and cannon with motto in banner "Success To Trade" also, a comical vignette depicting a sailor and his girl above a poem entitled "Jack Spritsails Frolic".
Restored (H: 8")
879-24 - SOLD
Staffordshire, Horatio Nelson Commemorative Transfer Printed Jug
Circa 1805 to 1810
England Expects Every Man to do His Duty, Admiral Nelson Statement - SOLD
Beautiful Chinoiserie gold/yellow printed brown glazed jug; under spout is displayed roundel with motto and a titled portrait of Nelson before ships in full sail; strap handle and rolled foot. (Fine original condition; H: 5.75")
232-287 - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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.
643-9 - SOLD
Political Stoneware, Crock, Charles Ingersoll, Connecticut Governor, 1873
Four Gallon Crock, Signed O.H. Seymour, Hartford
Ingersoll - Governor - 1873, brushed in cobalt - SOLD
A tight hairline at handle with all else excellent.
(H: 10.5", 12.5" diameter.)
232-194 - 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