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One of my favorite forms, this pepperpot is colored in a deep sky blue and accented at the rim with deep brown bands and engine turning covered in a green glaze. It is in excellent condition with only 2 very tiny flakes. The height is 3 7/8". It is of English origin c. 1820.
MOCHAWARE PUNCH BOWL
This mochaware or slip decorated footed punch or syllabub bowl is very unusual with is lavender and green decoration. It has a three color wavy earthworm or cable in blue, white and brown. It also has very decorative molded handles. The height is 4 5/8". The top diameter is 9". There is some flaking to the interior of the bowl and also to the slip decoration. This seems to be quite stable. This bowl would certainly be a worthy addition to a mochaware collection.
A very colorful mochaware or slip decorated creamware bowl. The bowl is plentifully decorated with two waves of cat's eyes in blue white and brown slip on a wide orange band. The top in engine turned in a sort of herringbone pattern. The bowl has 3 hairline cracks and wear to the interior from use. It displays beautifully nevertheless. The height is 3 1/2". The top diameter is 6 1/2".
MOCHAWARE CHILD'S MUG
A child's mug with dendritic decoration on an orange ground. It measures about 2 1/4" tall. There is an old label on the bottom The mug has a very shallow old rim chip to the right of the handle. Otherwise it is in very good condition.
18TH CENTURY COMBED MOCHAWARE BOWL
This is a nice early mochaware bowl dating circa 1780. It is decorated with mottled and combed slip on a rust colored band. The rim of the bowl has been engine turned in a checker pattern. the bowl has some old hairline cracks that were repaired with staples. The top diameter of this bowl is is 7 1/2" . The bowl measures 3" tall.
18TH CENTURY MOCHAWARE BOWL
A beautiful slip decorated creamware punch bowl with a mottled glaze and molded garland decoration. It dated circa 1780 and is of English origin. A scarce early piece of mocha! The top diameter is 9 3/8". It is 3 3/4" tall.
CHILDS PLATE WITH FEATHER EDGE
A tiny early Leeds type child's plate with blue glazed embossed edge. The saying reads "Why should I love my sport so well so constant at my play and loose the thoughts of heav'n hell and then forget to pray" Other than some scattered edge wear and minor scattered staining it is in excellent condition. The diameter is 4 1/4".
ENGINE TURNED MOCHAWARE PEPPERPOT
Of English origin, this is a striking pepperpot not only for its bright green glaze but also its decorative and abundant engine turning. It is a beautifully formed piece! The pepperpot measures about 4 3/4" tall. It is in excellent condition with only a minuscule chip on the protruding band of clay under the holes at the top and just a few very tiny fleabites around the holes.
A MASSIVE GERMAN MAJOLICA JARDINERE OR UMBRELLA HOLDER
This is probably one of the most ornate pieces of pottery I have ever seen! It truly is breathtakingly beautiful in person. The jardinere is of German origin and dates circa 1900. It is called Majolica because, even though it does not resemble what we ordinarily think of as Majolica, it is tin glazed earthenware and that is the technical definition of Majolica. The figures of the shepherd and sheperdess and the sheep are mold cast and applied to the main vessel. The floral decoration is hand formed and applied. As you turn the piece you keep getting more of its beautiful detail, like the coloration of the man and woman's clothing stunning hand painted seascape. The height at the tallest spot is a full 22 1/2 ". The diameter of the top opening is 8 1/2". The diameter of the base ring is 10 1/4". The overall diameter at the widest portion is 16 1/2". The bottom is signed with what appears to be a crown over the letter M. Unfortunately I have no idea who the talented artist is. There is a tight hairline crack and some scattered losses to parts of the sheep and floral material but overall considering the size, type and extent of decoration the condition is very good.
ENGLISH PEARLWARE CIDER JUG c. 1800
This is the largest jug or pitcher that I have ever seen. It measures 12 1/4" tall with a base diameter of approx. 6". It is barrel formed. There is a bit of damage in the from of hairline cracks but hey, at least the spout is not chipped! Despite the cracks, it has a good side and is beautifully decorated in fine federal form.
RARE GIRAFFE TRANSFER TEAPOT BY RIDGWAY
This circa 1836 English teapot has a transfer decoration that was created to commemorate the Giraffes that were brought to the London Zoo from Sudan in the 1830's. It is a rare and desirable pattern. The maker is John Ridgway. The finial has been glued and there is a chip at the rim. It still displays beautifully and you would be hard pressed to find another example. The height is 6 3/4".