Staffordshire Porcelain 1740-1851
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SP1. A Miniature Bottle
A Longton Hall miniature bottle painted in blue with a man in a sampan beside an island with a hut and trees.
These small bottles seem to have been purely decorative.
They were also produced by the Limehouse factory.
A Longton Hall sauceboat or creamboat, with ribbed moulding enclosing, on each side, a cartouche painted in blue with a three-turreted castle on an island. The handle is of a form typical of Longton Hall.
Previously in the Ernest Allman and Gilbert Bradley collections.
SP3. Coffee Cup
A Longton Hall coffee cup painted in enamels with a scene showing a sailing boat, house and ruined castle.
The stonework of the castle is very precisely delineated, in a manner associated with the so-called “Castle Painter”.
Another wonderful view.
SP4. Coffee Cup
A Longton Hall soft paste porcelain fluted coffee cup with polychrome flowers.
SP5. Tea Pot
A Shapely “Baddeley/Littler” soft paste porcelain teapot with a feathered loop handle with large thumb rest.
Moulding below shoulder can be seen close-up in SP6a.
SP6. Tea canister
“Baddeley/Littler” soft paste porcelain square shape tea canister with leaf moulding round base.
See the Northern Ceramics Society 1979 “Staffordshire Porcelain 1740-1851” exhibition for similar piece.
One side panel to show flower painting and moulding.
See SP4 for same moulding on a teapot.
Base showing why Baddeley/Littler is also known as “The Dirty Bottom Class”.
Base labels also showing previous owner, NCS President Geoffrey Godden.
SP7. Tea Pot
A New Hall hybrid hard paste porcelain small size silver shape teapot with curved spout and wiped glaze base.
Pattern number 139.
Height 5¼ inches.
SP8. Tea Pot
Globular shape teapot in New Hall’s pattern number U.235. New Hall or possibly Enoch Wood.
See Northern Ceramic Society Journal Vol.27 2011 Page 45 and Figs 14 & 15 for possible Enoch Wood porcelain.
For information about “U” pattern numbers see; “A Partial Reconstruction of the New Hall Pattern Book” by P. Preller, 2003.
1787-1789. Height 7 inches
SP9. Tea Bowl
New Hall hybrid hard paste porcelain tea bowl painted in brown monochrome by Fidelle Duvivier.
A Keeling hard paste porcelain Low Chelsea Ewer shaped jug with spiral moulding in an unknown pattern.
See “A & E Keeling formerly Factory X” by Jean Barratt for similar shapes and patterns.
c.1795-1805. Height 7cms.
SP11. Tea Bowl & a Coffee Cup
Two A & E Keeling hard paste porcelain pieces painted in polychrome with scary birds. The tea bowl on the left is 5cms high and has a number 9 with a dot under it painted in purple on the base. The coffee cup, which is 6.5cms high, has two crossed “C” with seven dashes painted in red above the on base, as well as a badly filled hole!
Bases of Tea Bowl & Coffee Cup.
See “A & E Keeling formerly Factory X” by Jean Barratt page 99 for more pieces of this pattern.
A Turner hybrid hard paste porcelain sucrier in pattern 19 with applied ring handles.
See “Staffordshire Porcelain” edited by Geoffrey Godden 1983 page 95 for matching tea pot & stand.
A Turner hybrid hard paste porcelain cream/milk jug printed in blue with the “One Legged Duck” or “The Traveller” pattern with gilt trims.
SP14. Tea Pot
Silver shape Factory Y hard paste porcelain tea pot in pattern 134 also known as the “tilting table pattern”.
David Holgate who first separated New Hall from similar hard paste porcelain factories and giving them the names Factory X, Y & Z. Research is still on going to determine who made Factory Y.
(See “New Hall & Its Imitators” by David Holgate. Faber & Faber 1971).
c.1795-1805 Width 15.5cms.
A hard paste porcelain creamer/milk jug made by Factory Y. Painted in polychrome with flowers on an unusual shape vase.
It was David Holgate who first separated New Hall from similar hard paste porcelain factories and giving them the names Factory X, Y & Z. Research is still on going to determine who made Factory Y.
See “New Hall & Its Imitators” by David Holgate.Faber & Faber 1971.
A First period Minton bone china trio marked with pattern number 200 in black.
A Minton rare First Period porcelain beaker. Unmarked but in pattern 241.
Attribution confirmed by Mr Robert Cumming,The Cumming Minton Ceramic Collection.
See “Minton Patterns of the First Period” by R. Cumming and M. Berthoud.
A Minton porcelain plate. Pattern number 270 marked with crossed L’s mark in blue.
For coffee can in same pattern see “Minton Patterns of the First Period” by R. Cumming and M. Berthoud.
Showing blue painted pattern number.
SP19. Coffee Pot
Spode “egg shape” coffee pot with bat printed animals. Pattern number 557.
Note unusual border colour, normally this would be a gold band and line.
SP20. Ice pail
A Spode bone china “Lady Stafford” shape Ice pail. Dolphin embossed with gold bat printed fruit and gilt trims. Unmarked but with Pattern No.1686.
See “The Spode 1820 Shape Book” where it is described as “Shape No. 9 – Ice Pail Lady Stafford Shape”.
SP21. Small Bottles
Four Spode porcelain bottles with stoppers, showing a variety of decoration styles. All bottles marked with Pattern numbers (from Left) 4323, 3993, 3945 & 3916.
See “The Spode 1820 Shape Book” where they are described as “Shape No.83 – New Shape, Lizard Bottle” – they were made in 3 sizes, 3½, 4½ and 6 inches.
All 100mm high.
SP22. Covered Dish.
A Davenport bone china covered dish from a supper set with hand painted rural scenes on lid and inside the base. Red painted “Longport” mark on base.
View of painted view inside of base.
Painted red mark on base.
SP23. Tea Pot
A Miles Mason hybrid hard paste low oval tea pot in pattern 387.
See “Miles Mason Patterns & Shapes” by The Mason’s Collectors Club 2011.
SP24. Coffee Pot
A rare Miles Mason coffee pot in pattern number 422.
See “Mason’s The First Hundred Years” by Gaye Blake Roberts. Produced by Merrell Holberton Publishers Ltd. 1996 for a bone china coffee pot with black bat-prints of landscapes with gold border designs.
A Miles Mason bone china dessert plate with hand painted named view titled on reverse; “Castle Huntly From The South”, taken from an engraving by R. Scott after F. Dick,c.1798. Impressed M. Mason.
Painted title and impressed “MASON” mark.
SP26. Tea Pot with stand
A Factory Z, probably Thomas Wolfe at Stoke, bone china oval urn shaped tea pot and stand. Printed in black with “Watches on the Shore” with gold trim.
See “A Directory of British Teapots” by M. Berthoud & R. Maskell, Micawber Publications 2006 for more information.
Showing decoration on the stand as well as the tea pot.
SP27. Coffee Can
A bone china coffee can, pink printed scene and “A present from the Potteries” with gilt trim and a ring shaped handle. Probably made by Machin.
See page 151 “Machin Porcelain & Earthenwares” by B. Thom & P. Miller, 2008.
5.7cm x 8.5cm.
View of ring shape handle.
SP28. Coffee Can
A Wedgwood First period bone china coffee can. Painted with various polychrome flowers. Red stencilled “WEDWOOD” mark to base.
A Yates pedestal comport or centrepiece. Fine painting of shells and gilding looking like sea-weed . Marked with pattern number 1753 in red to base.
400mm x 240mm x 115mm high.
Showing painted pattern number.
A John & William Ridgway bone china vase with a continuous hand painted landscape. Marked with pattern number 3/635.
Showing the neatly black painted pattern number.
SP31. Punch Bowl
A magnificent Henry & Richard Daniel punch bowl. Green ground with two painted hunting scenes outside with flowers inside and gilt embellishments all over. Written in purple on base, “H & R Daniel Stoke upon Trent Staffordshire”.
Height 14cm x 31 diameter.
View of second painted scene on outside of bowl.
Decoration between hunting scenes.
View of various painted flowers inside the bowl.
Painted mark on base, “H & R Daniel Stoke upon Trent Staffordshire”.
An unmarked H & R Daniel porcelain plate. C-Scroll border shape in pattern number 4418.
Pattern illustrated in “Identifying Daniel Porcelain Tablewares” by B. Beardmore and B. Smith – publication of the Daniel Collectors Circle.
SP33. Coffee Pot
A rare Hilditch coffee pot. Unmarked but pattern 302.
See “Hilditch Porcelain, a collectors guide” by M. Hewat & J.M. Owen, 2003.
SP34. Card Tray
An unmarked Minton Dresden shape card tray. The raised and tooled gilding in the manner of Thomas Till.
Compare painting with that shown in “Minton Pottery & Porcelain of the First Period 1793-1850” by Geoffrey Godden, Colour plate 111.
SP35. Dessert Plate
A Samuel Alcock bone china hand painted dessert plate.
On the reverse pattern number 1/261 and Titled; “View of Northumberland/On the Susquehanna/ America”.
Taken from an engraving from N.P. Willis’ American Scenery, 1840, after a drawing by W.H. Bartlett.
View of neatly written Title and the Pattern number.
SP36. Tea Pots
G.F. Bowers “One-pot” bone china tea pot, grey ground with hand painted polychrome flowers in reserves with lots of gilding.
View of other side of Tea Pot.
Black printed registration diamond on base.
Also, a simply gilded teapot in a pattern called “Tea Leaf”. Though gilded this would have been a cheaper purchase than the more lavishly decorated floral tea pot. Height 19cms.
“One-pot” came about due to Bowers only registering this one tea pot shape on 14th December 1843, though sets did come with different shape cups.