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L1. LARGE DEEP DISH
This Liverpool tinglazed earthenware dish is well painted in blue on a bluish glaze with peonies, stylised rocks and bamboo. The border consists of four floral sprays and the dish has a orange painted rim. The reverse is painted with two leafy branches.
19.5 by 14.5inches
This Liverpool tinglazed earthenware charger appears to be an unrecorded pattern. This charger is decorated in a stylistic rural manner, the decoration being in blue on a pale blue glaze. It has a curvature band of trellis interrupted by 8 painted panels with sgraffito markings. The whole rim is decorated with oriental style buildings.
L2a. The reverse
There are under rim markings on the back depicting herbal sprigs and a painter’s number ‘6’ in the centre.
This tin glazed earthenware plate, probably Liverpool, decorated in blue on a pale blue glaze, has been designated as ‘The One Legged Milkmaid.’ It depicts an over size figure of a milkmaid at the side of a small “hen hut”.
L4. TIN GLAZED EARTHENWARE PLATE
This plate has many of the characteristics found on L3 above. These are featured in English Tin Glazed Tiles by Jonathan Horne, page 43.
10 inches diameter
L5. TINGLAZED EARTHENWARE GUGLET/WATER BOTTLE
Decorated in blue on a pale blue glaze, the bottle has an all round design in an oriental manner.
L5a. Another view
The fisherman is painted in a style very reminiscent of Philip Christian’s porcelain.
Another view of the lively painting. This piece has many features which suggest Liverpool.
This Liverpool tinglazed plate is painted in blue on a pale blue glaze with two Chinamen in an oriental landscape. This design is later found on Bow porcelain. There is presumably a Chinese source.
The border consists of a flowering prunus spray repeated three times. The plate has a brown painted rim.
L6a. The reverse
The reverse shows a ring mark with the footrim containing the letters ST above the date 1737 and another ring painted around the corvetto.
L7. Large Dish
This Liverpool tinglazed earthenware is painted in blue on a pale blue glaze with Eight Horses of Mu Wang. This pattern is copied from Chinese porcelain. It is also found on Worcester porcelain. It has a double ring mark on the back.
This pattern is rare on delftware. There are two examples in Bristol Museum.
12inches in diameter
L8. LARGE DISH
This Liverpool tinglazed dish is painted in blue on a whitish glaze with a Chinaman carrying a bird in a cage and two more birds on a pole across his shoulder. Two further birds perch in a flowering prunus bush. The border consists of two alternating elements, each involving a triple stemmed flower.
The underside has a ring mark within the footrim and another ring painted around the top of the well.
L9. LARGE DISH
This Liverpool tinglazed earthenware dish is painted in fine blue lines without any washes of colour on a pale blue glaze. It shows two Chinese figures in a landscape. The border consists of five elements closely related to one of those on L.8 above.
On the reverse of the well are four leafy branches.
L10. INK STAND
This rectangular Liverpool tinglaze ink stand on four feet is painted in blue on a bluish glaze with floral sprays on the long sides and insects on the short sides. The top is pierced by a large central hole with four smaller holes arranged around it and two banks of six holes to either side. The interior is divided into three compartments by two internal walls, with the middle one intended as an ink well. Another example of this form is inscribed “William, Done, Bricklayer Cheshire, 1761”
4.6inches long, 2.4inches wide, 2.2inches tall.
A delft charger painted with a bunch of flowers, tied with a twine bow, in the so-called Fazackerly palette and with further flowers to the rim. The dish has a pale blue glaze and is probably a Liverpool piece. Flowers tied with twine are sometimes assigned exclusively to Bristol, presumably because some pieces with such designs have bianco sopra bianco borders but there seems to be no logical reason for this.
A delft plate with a pale blue glaze and painted in polychrome with an arrangement of buildings & ruined arches in typical Liverpool style. The tall building & the ruined arch with sailing boat are also found on Liverpool porcelain.
L13. MILK JUG
A Liverpool porcelain milk jug of a rare barrel shape. It was made at the Richard Chaffers factory. The handle form was subsequently used at the Philip Christian and Seth Pennington factories. The body is lightly moulded with a chrysanthemum pattern and painted in underglaze blue.
A cup reconstructed from shards excavated on the Brownlow Hill site of the William Reid Manufactory. It displays a moulding not yet found on an extant example. Maybe its illustration here will bring one to light!
L14a. The reverse
The other side of the cup, showing the handle. The drape-like moulding is difficult to photograph but can be detected if studied carefully.
L15. COFFEE POT
A Liverpool porcelain coffee pot with leaf moulded spout and handle of comma terminal type. Painted with floral sprays in a palette with a prominent dark red.
Philip Christian’s factory.
L16. MILK JUG
A Liverpool porcelain milk jug of a rare form with a very broad spout. It is painted in enamels with floral sprays and a red five circle border.
John Pennington’s factory
See Maurice Hillis Liverpool Porcelain 1756 – 1894 plate 8.76
A Liverpool porcelain dish of shaped oval form. It is printed in underglaze blue with the “Stag at Bay” pattern and a cell border. For other dishes with this pattern see Maurice Hillis Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804 plates 8.131 and 10.156
John Pennington’s factory
A Liverpool porcelain mug printed in underglaze blue with the “Rose Spray” pattern and subsidiary prints of a bumble bee, dragon fly and moth. This bell shaped mug on a spreading base was made by Seth Pennington.
For the use of this print on a rare stand see Maurice Hillis Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804
L19. MILK JUG
A Liverpool porcelain milk jug painted with a prominent red & yellow daisy-like flower and a dark red scale border of Chinese export type.
The body of the jug has an unusual moulded “waist”.
Probably John Pennington’s factory
L20. MILK JUG
A Liverpool porcelain sparrowbeak jug, probably by Seth Pennington.
Underglaze blue painted border with coloured enamels, depicting the ‘Scolding Woman’ pattern.
Greenish straw translucency.
This pattern sometimes bears an HP mark in underglaze blue. For the significance of this mark see Maurice Hillis Liverpool Porcelain 1756 – 1804 pp 501-7.
Liverpool blue & white printed coffee cup with an unusual pattern. it is of soft paste and the glaze has a rough feel and is blued. There is some pooling of the glaze and “thundercloud. The translucency is dirty greenish straw.
1790 or later
Height: 7.25cms, Diameter 6.5cms
The other side of the pattern. For a discussion of this ‘Fenced Garden’ pattern see Maurice Hillis Liverpool Porcelain 1756 – 1804 p435.
L22. TEA BOWL & SAUCER
A Liverpool – possibly Seth Pennington – blue & white teabowl and saucer painted underglaze with a scarce pattern of a man with an umbrella and another figure. The blue is inky. Paste soft and translucency greyish straw. Date
Teabowl: Height: 5cms Diameter 8cms
Saucer: Diameter: 13cms
The underside of the saucer showing a painter’s mark of 3
A Wolfe, Mason and Lucock, Liverpool, hybrid hard paste plain oval shape teapot, decorated in the underglaze blue print “Shuttered Windows” and gilding. No mark
A pearlware jug probably made in Liverpool. The jug is painted in underglaze blue with a group of oriental buildings to one side. There is an intricate leaf border & scrolling to the handle.
This piece is illustrated by Lois Roberts in Painted in Blue Figure 129.
The other side of the jug is painted with a sailing ship.
L25. LARGE JARDINIERE
A large jardinière probably made in Liverpool and painted in underglaze blue with an elaborate border involving trellis and cod roe panels and with festoons suspended below.
The jardinière is decrorated with two Chinese figures in a landscape of trees, rocks and pagodas.
The reverse is painted with a small island, also bearing trees and a pagoda.
Height: 35.5cms. Width: 21cms.
L26. COFFEE POT
A pearlware coffee pot with moulded spiral fluting to waist level of the pot, and also on the lid. It is decorated with a transfer print of the Herculaneum version of the ‘Two Temples’ pattern.
This Herculaneum creamware plate has the print of ‘Returning Hopes’
Impressed mark “HERCULANEUM”.
A close up of the mark.
The print source for the plate above, L12.
It reads ‘April 1 1781 Published by C Taylor Holborn London’
L28. COFFEE CAN & SAUCER
A porcelain coffee can & saucer decorated in Herculaneum Pattern No. 230, a continuous landscape in puce on a yellow wash, a rare polychrome variant of the much more common Pattern 273. The ‘oval’ handle shape is particularly rare on Herculaneum cups and cans.
Height of can: 6.5cms Diameter of saucer: 14cms