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An early 19th Century Georgian Regency period Derby porcelain shallow dish dating to the crossover reigns of George III /IV.  It is of lozenge shape with a pie-crust rim which is highlighted in gilt.  The margin is glazed in cobalt blue with a stylised classical gilt design. 

The centre is painted with a named view scene and it is entitled to the reverse 'Ferry over the [Garigliano]' which is a river in central Italy.  We have not been able to trace the location point, but of course these items often had substantial artistic licence applied with the painter taking elements and combining them together into a single scene.  The painting is in the style of George Robertson and was almost certainly painted by him.  There is no signature mark, but this is usual for a piece of this age.

There appears to be the trace of a Derby mark below the titling although it is very faint and difficult to make out.  A lovely looking example in good order for the period.

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Very good for period. Very minor rubbing to gilt rim. Rest of gilding and scene in very good order with very little wear. Minor glaze flaws from production Read more

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An antique square form Tunbridge ware box dating to the late 19th century around 1870. It is unmarked but the work is in the style of Thomas Barton and it is likely this item is from his workshop.

The top of the box is set with a large inlaid rose surrounded by a geometric band. There is a further stylised band running around the lower section of the box. The interior of the box is plain with a red velvet type lining.

The box was fitted with a lock, however the internal mechanism is missing to it can no longer function and there is no key present.

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Lock mechanism missing so does not function. Some movement in the inlay to the top to the rightside (expansion over time) giving a vertical split in the veneer through the rose and a slight offset in the pattern at top and bottom. End pieces of veneer have been reset at these point. All this visible Read more

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A late Victorian or Edwardian period miniature vase by Royal Doulton.  It is of stoneware production and has the Royal Doulton rather than the Lambeth mark to the underside.

The vase has an unusual conical formed shoulders and rim, and it is set with stylised leaf forms around the body.  The Art Nouveau movement was very influential when this item was produced, and you can see some of the styling cues in its design.

The glaze is a tonal green which varies with the tickness around the body and the leaves are in an orange/brown tone.  Numerous impressed marks to the underside.

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Very good order, no notable faults .

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A parian ware jug by the Staffordshire (Potteries) maker William Brownfield.  It dates to the Victorian period around 1863 and was produced to celebrate the marriage of Edward -Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to Princess Alexandra.  The jug is entitled 'Albion' which is an ancient name for Great Britain.

The jug is moulded with the four crests of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and these are titled by way of impressed marks above.  The ground is finely dimpled and details have been picked out in gilt.  The jug is mounted with a pewter lid with thumb lift.

The Albion jug was made in a number of different forms, mostly from earthenware. This example in parian (a form of china) would had been the 'deluxe' version in its day and the material used allows for finer rendition of the details.

A nice piece of commemorative history and a fine looking jug too.  Moulded Read more

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A beautiful Rene Lalique original Art Deco period glass bowl. It is in the Chicoree pattern with waving leaves around the bowl. The bowl is produced in Lalique's famed opalescent glass giving that distinct cool blue tone under the right lighting. This is the large size bowl with the rim diameter at 9.25 inches.

The bowl has the R Lalique France acid mark to the base. A lovely piece.

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Generally good, little wear or scratching to the interior which can be an issue with these items. Minor fritting around the inner rim (caused during moulding production process). Slight impurities in the glass as typical for this period.



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An early 20th Austrian type miniature bronze model of a bull. It is cold painted largely in black and has red painted eyes. Some of the black has worn away revealing the bronze beneath which seems to add to the charm. The horns are damaged with one missing and the other shortened.

It stands on a chip carved plinth which is unlikely to be original to the item. The bull just stands loose on the plinth, it is not fixed.

Condition


Some wear and losses to the paint. One horn damaged, the other missing. Plinth is probably associated.



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Height 3 cms (1.2 inches) foot to tail tip

Length 4 cms (1.25 inches)

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A fine Etling (France) Art Deco period opalescent glass figure.  It depicts the Saint Theresa embracing a large crucifix with a rose garland.  The figure is in the Art Deco style with flowing straight lines to the gown and the pedestal base.  The figure is mounted on its original stepped metal base.

The figure is marked around the base with 'Etling' and 'France' moulded to the step -these have not shown up well in the images but can be made out with close inspection.

A fine looking and rare figure from this much respected French glass factory.  These Etling figures were a match for Lalique and the flow of the opalescence is superb

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Very good order. Slight moulding inconsistency (a very shallow dip) just under the word 'France' to the step caused by trapped air during the mould process. Overall a lovely example as you can see in the images.



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A lat1 19th century Victorian period stationery or writing box. It is made from olive wood and so is probably a southern European example where this material was more commonly used than in the UK. It is made in the form of a cottage with a pitched roof and even has a decorative door (no funtion). The interior has divisions for cards, stamps and letters etc along with a nib wipe. An unusual item somewhat different from most examples from this period.

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Good for period with just minor knocks and wear as you would expect. Polished and ready for use or display.



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A Royal Doulton figure -Amanda. It depicts a young woman in traditional dress with brown hair and a bonnet at her side. The figure was originally released in 1985, and this is a new colourway released in 1995 and only available to the collectors club subscribers. The figure has the printed details to the base. No box or original paperwork.

Condition


Very good order, no damage or faults. No box or paperwork.



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Height 13 cms (5.1 inches)

Width 10 cms (4 inches) across base
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A very early Victorian period Bristol green wine glass dating around 1840-50. It has a good deep green colour and the bowl is of cup shape. The stem is quite slender for the period and you can see the transition from the later Georgian into the Victorian style. The pontil is ground and polished and it is made of good quality lead glass for the period.

Condition


Good for period, wear is very minor. Slight mineral and air bubble inclusions.



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Height: 12.7 cm ( 5 inch )
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