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A Vintage Carlton Ware Rouge Royale jug in the Spiders Web pattern. Lovely rich red ground with gilt and enamel pattern with the web prominant to the face. The reverse also features insects and fruits on a twig. The interior is pearlescent and the jug shape is Deco, however it is probably later and mid century in period. Marked to the base in black, impressed body number is indistinct. This was made for display rather than use, and very decorative it is.

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Good order, minor wear only.



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A pair of Calton Ware Roughe Royal jars in two variants of the Mikado pattern. They have slightly different marks to the underside, and both are mid 20th century with one being a bit later, perhaps into the 1960's. The pattern is very similar except the one with the black mark has an extra piece of decoration to the lid and features two flying birds whereas the other does not have these. As you can see for the images though they sit well together for display. The shape is that of a temple jar and these are the smaller sized examples. Nice clear marks to the bases.

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Both in good order, no significant faults.



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A 19th century dark green and silver glazed jug. It is unmarked aside a swoosh to the underside whcih may have been unintentional, but the style suggests it is probably Devon/Torquay ware and late 1800's in period. It's a nice looking piece and somewhat unusual with the silver and dark green combination.

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Some wear, rubbing and scratches with some of the silver worn off over the years. No chips/cracks and quite a sturdily made example.



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Height: 16.7 cm ( 6 5/8 inch )
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An intruiging pair of 19th century pottery comports. The swirled decoration is most unusual and looks like slip glaze, but appears to be a brown glaze mixed with the clear before firing. They are potted hollow and both have one hole in the base and three in the rim to allow air to escape during firing. They have gadrooned rims and look like miniature copies of garden urns. There are no marks to assist with identification, but the style and production suggest early 19th century for the period. They were probably used for bonbons or exotic fruits. Lovely looking pieces and I doubt you are ever gong to see another pair the same.

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Both with obvious crazing and fine hairlines. One has a chip under the rim and both have slight nicks and glaze losses in places. One example has a ridge line in the center of the bowl with glaze accumulation, this is a firing flaw. Still a fine and early pair of very interesting comports.

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A lovely early to mid 19th century large porcelain bowl hand painted with flowers and gilt devices. It all looks correct for Rockingham, and indeed it has a Rockingham mark to the base, but it was actually made by the Paris factory of Samson. Samson were well known for copying just about every top maker of the period, most were made as lookalike copies, but some like this seem to be out and out forgeries. Interestingly these Rockingham copies are probably rarer than the originals, and are also very well made so it is certainly a fine piece of work in it's own right. It probably dates around 1835-45 and is made in a porcelain body with a hint of blue in the glaze accumulations in the pearlware manner. A great piece of history and a lovely piece of early 19th century porcelain too.

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Surprisingly good for period, there is wear to the gilt at the rim and some lesser wear to the gilt on the body but otherwise it is very good. There are some underglaze spots from firing as typical for this period.
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An early 19th century pearlware navette shaped dish. It has an earthenware body but is quite finely potted and is very likely from the Staffordshire region. The decoration is hand painted and not dissimilar to that found on porcelains of the period. The shape suggests it was probably for fruit or similar and either used on a buffet or at the dinner table during dessert courses. No makers marks which is usual at this period (c1830-40) but a lovely looking item.

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Surprisingly good for period, some losses to the paint but otherwise it has survived remarkably well. Nice blue tint to the glaze in the thickened accumulations as expected of pearlware.



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This is a very unusual item, a plaque with gilt colour medallions of Alexander Pope, Tacitus and Mithradates [sic] set in gothic arches and glazed to look like wood. I guess the Roman figures are associated with work by Pope so that is the connection there, but the church style gothic panel escapes me completely. The plaque seems to be made of either a hard plaster or some form of soft fired earthenware. The glazing has been done to make it look very old but I suspect it actually dates to the early 20th century. There are hanging wires moulded into it to the reverse.

You could have hours of fun trying to piece together the why and where from for this item -or hang it in a library and study where it will look exceedingly intellectual!

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Some minor chips showing the material below. Intentionally made to look old through glaze, texture etc.
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An interesting late 19th century Chinese porcelain small bottle vase. It is in the Canton style, but what is unusual is one side is in polychrome, and the other is (nearly) blue and white which creates a significantly different look depending how the piece is rotated on display. It is of bottle shape, porcelain body and of course hand painted and dates around 1890-1900. Along with the coloured enamels there is some gilt work around the body.

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Gilt rubbed and some wear to enamels although this is fairly limited. A couple of minor nibbles around the rim. Minor glaze flaws from production, a couple of small chips to the underside foot rim.



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A late 19th century Chinese Canton famille rose vase. This style is perhaps more closely associated with plates (rose medallion) but vases were also produced and painted in the same style. This example features four panels, two of which are painted with domestic scenes with people in traditional dress. The interspersing panels feature exotic birds, butterflies and flowers. The decoration between is laregly in green and gilt with further decorative detailing. The body is of porcelain with a green tint to the translucency and there are no marks to the base. Date range is around 1870-90.

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Normal age related wear with some small losses to decoration and gilt rubbing. There is a minor firing flaw to the underside of the base.


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An early 20th century Scottish cow horn small box perhaps for snuff. It is of oval shape and has a small silver mount in the shape of a shield -this so it could be monogrammed if the buyer was inclined. Nice pattern to the horn and quite different from top to base. Probably inter-war period where they were a popular tourist purchase.

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A couple of minor nicks around the top otherwise just minor wear. Generally good as seen in the images.



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Height: 2 cm ( 3/4 inch )
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