Moorcroft Ginger Jar With Pansies Pattern
A delightful ginger jar with the classic ‘pansies pattern’ by William Moorcroft, Made in England. It is a unique, yet sophisticated design and shape with base colour of pastel yellow. The pattern is decorated with colour washes of yellow, blue, violet and green on the lid and body.
A joyful little jar by Moorcroft, it is a perfect art object for everyday use or special occasions.
Measures: 6 inches in height x 2 1/2 inches in diameter
Excellent Condition: no chips, cracks or repairs (minimal surface scratches).
A Moorcroft vase in the Wisteria or Plum pattern – circa 1930’s
Bright colours of yellows, blues, purples over a blue background.
Impressed marks – Moorcroft, Made in England with William Moorcroft’s signature.
This unusual Prattware bread plate was made for the Great Exhibition of 1851, enabling the firm of F & R Pratt & Co., to show their excellent polychrome printing technique to best advantage.
The scene depicts Christ reprimanding the Pharisees for chastising his disciples for picking and eating ears of corn on the Sabbath. The quote, ” I will have mercy and will not sacrifice…” from the Book of Matthew, in the New Testament, Chapter 9. verse 13. It rims the central image in gilt lettering against a muted, olive background.
The outer edge of the plate has a polychrome transfer band of sheaves of corn. The edge of the plate is finished in gilt.
Jesse Austin (1806-1879) the artist and engraver, worked for Felix Edward Pratt (1813-1894). Together they devised the process of high-quality, underglaze printing on pottery for which Pratt is famous.
One of these plates is held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, UK.
This is a Kingsware baluster whiskey jug, decorated in the Arts and Crafts manner, in a muted naturalistic palette, by master pottery decorator, Charles Noke, with an image of the Pied Piper of Hamelin playing his flute.
Charles Nokes went to Doulton after serving for 16 years at Worcester factory, where he had trained under James Hadley. Kingsware was the result of a Noke’s experiment with glaze. Much of it was made for the Dewar’s Company for Scotch whiskey.
Doulton Kingsware whiskey jugs are both decorative and highly collectible. This is fine example of Noke’s work, and would take pride of place in a collection of Kingsware. It’s also a great gift for someone who collects unique bar ware, and would appreciate an unusual water pitcher to use when Scotch is served.
Marked: Signed “Noke” on the front, on the lower, left hand corner, near the foot of the figure. Black transfer mark on the bottom of the base, in use at the Doulton Burslem factory, Stoke-on-Trent, between 1902-22 (pictured).
Measures: Dimensions: 8 1/2″ H x 3 7/8″ in diameter.
This gorgeous white raku-fired art pottery vase is a simple, restrained, classic ginger-jar shape with a high, flat collar.
The front of the vase has an incised, rectangular, miniature, abstract decorative panel with purple, blue, grey, brown and green areas separated by black lines.
The linear precision of the centre panel is in striking contrast to the irregular black lines of the crackle on the glazed white body.
Peter Powning is a well known Canadian ceramic artist, sculptor and printmaker who began his professional career in 1976. His work been exhibited at the prestigious Gardiner Museum of Ceramics in Toronto and he has had exhibits and public commissions across Canada.
He lives and works near Sussex, New Brunswick. He is a member of the GAAC ( Glass Art Association of Canada).
Marked: Signed by the artist on the base,”Powning” 1987, Canada (pictured).
Measures: 10 1/4 ” H x 4″ W at the opening x 7″ across at the centre.