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).
This is a large majolica charger with a woman’s portrait in relief that is nicely hand painted giving the face such serenity. The portrait is of a woman with a striped & jewelled headscarf, golden flowing hair and multiple necklaces. This charger has a decorative pierced pink border accented with floral clusters and highlighted with gold. The background is a deep burgundy that makes the rest of the details stand out.
Marked: S??? – I have shown the mark but I am unable to make it out.
Charger measures: 15 1/2 inch diameter x 7/8 inches deep.
This outstanding Royal Doulton stoneware vase is 12 inches tall and tapers in slightly at the base to come up to a short straight neck with a turned out rim. This vase is decorated in mottled greens and browns around the body with three flowers and leaf pattern that represents the period when Art Nouveau was giving way to Art Deco. It has the initials MW who I believe to be Minnie Webb, this vase is a fine example of her work.
MEASURES: 12 inches high x 5 3/4 inches wide.
IMPRESSED MARK: Royal Dolton, England, 8314, MW – for Minnie Webb. The standard “Doulton” mark on Burslem Earthenware used circa 1922.
EXCELLENT CONDITION: No chips, cracks or repairs.
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.