Commemoratives
Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware Sale
on Saturday 9th June 2018
Lots: 1-47B of 483
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Lot 1
An impressive stoneware jug by Turner with brown neck and angular handle having a Sheffield plate hinged cover, the buff body applied with moulded figures watching a cock fight, impressed mark, circa 1790, 275mm
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 2
A buff stoneware jug by Turner moulded with an archery scene, the angular handle and neck coloured brown, impressed mark, circa 1790, 126mm
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 3
A green stoneware jug by Ridgway & Abington moulded with an inscribed slave auction scene, impressed mark indistinctly dated January 1 1858, 214mm, the rim drilled for a cover, handle restored
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 4
A mid-19th century Staffordshire pottery plate printed in brown with a scene entitled 'Uncle Toms Cabin', the reverse indistinctly impressed Turnbull, restored, a small pink lustre jug of slavery interest, hairline crack, a small Wedgwood biscuit ware dish, circa 1983 and a brass matchbox holder cast with a spelter figure (a lot)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 5
A Royal Doulton character jug depicting George Washington, 192mm, another smaller and one other of Benjamin Franklin (3)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 6
Abraham Lincoln: a character jug by Shorter & Son, 111mm and another by Crown Windsor (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £10
Lot 7
A Royal Doulton character jug depicting W.G. Grace, 100mm, another Captain Cook and one other by Bairstow of James Callaghan (3)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £45
Lot 8
American Architecture: a teaset by Lenox comprising teapot, sucrier, jug, six cups and saucers printed in black with named landmark buildings, dated 1933 (17)
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £24
Lot 9
A porcelaineous mug for 1862 Exhibition, 77mm, hairline crack, a pottery nursery plate with colourful figural scene, circa 1860, 195mm, another with dancing figures, small rim chip and a pearlware pierced bordered plate by J. Ridgway printed in blue, small rim chips (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 10
Orange Order: a pottery jug printed in blue and decorated in colours with inscription and loyal verse to King William Prince of Orange, circa 1840, 114mm
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 11
1851 Great Exhibition: a small silvered metal casting of the building contained in a glazed japanned metal frame, the reverse inscribed, 92mm
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 12
'Commemorative Pottery' and 'Victoria Remembered' both by John May (2)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 13
D'Jeck the Thespian Elephant: a good pottery nursery plate printed in black with a named study entitled 'The Great Performer of the Adelphi', circa 1830, 155mm Illustrated * Mademoiselle d'Jeck, a performing elephant, achieved celebrity status at the Cirque Olympique in Paris during 1829. She went on to make her British debut at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 3rd December that year and subsequently toured the country. In August 1830 during an overnight stop in the town of Morpeth, whilst travelling from Edinburgh to Newcastle, she killed Jean Baptiste her keeper. Notwithstanding the fact she was an elephant Mademoiselle d'Jeck was committed for trial in Newcastle where she was fined just five shillings on account of Baptiste's alleged cruelty. Appearing on stage in America in January 1831 she returned to Britain in the July of that year. With an otherwise undisclosed violent temperament she went on to injure or kill a number of other humans in Europe in consequence of which it was in Geneva in June 1837 that she was put to death by the use of a circus cannon, rifle shorts having failed. This whole farcical yet ultimately sad tale was recounted by the November Club at the Theatre Royal, London in 2013 and remains today one of the strangest trials on record. See Commemorative Pottery, plate 21 and Antiques Trade Gazette, 16th December 2017 issue, page 44 for a related article.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 14
Napoleon and the Polka: a good nursery plate the floret moulded border enamelled in red and green, printed in red with an amusing scene entitled 'Napoleon Polka', circa 1844, the reverse with indistinct impressed mark, 186mm Illustrated. * The imitator and dwarf General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) was brought to England aged just six years and presented to Queen Victoria in 1844 the same year the Polka craze swept Europe. See Victoria Remembered, plate 121.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 15
Wellington and Peel and the Polka: a good nursery plate with floret moulded border enamelled in blue and red with a scene entitled 'Wellington & Peel Polka', circa 1844, 186mm Illustrated. * In 1844, the year the Polka craze arrived, Peel was Prime Minister and Wellington leader of the House of Lords. See Victoria Remembered, plate 121
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £250
Lot 15A
1901 Antarctic Expedition: a rare pottery dinner plate by Doulton Burslem decorated in blue with the motif of a penguin encircled by a belt inscribed 'Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901', the rim banded in blue and lined in gilt, brown printed mark, 244mm, stained and faded
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 16
Sir Francis Burdett MP: a glass picture depicted standing, named and inscribed with an extract from his speech of July 30 1802 to the Freeholders of Middlesex, original frame, 406 x 306mm overall * Initially member for Boroughbridge from 1796 Burdett successfully stood for Middlesex in 1802 however that return was declared void in 1804. He went on to represent Westminster from 1807 until 1837 during which time he was famously incarcerated in the Tower.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £260
Lot 17
Disraeli: a bronze plaque cast with a head and shoulders likeness, circa 1875, 237 x 197mm
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 18
Samuel Storey MP: a small glass rummer etched with the inscription 'Success to Samual Storey MP for re-election 1895, Don't forget this miners', 98mm * Storey represented the mining constituency of Sunderland for the Liberals from 1881 until his defeat in 1895, and again in 1910.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 19
Stanley Baldwin MP: a Royal Worcester circular plaque moulded with a likeness after Richard Garbe, circa 1937, 153mm
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 20
A hand coloured caricature by C J Grant from The Political Drama series entitled 'The Old Horse in the Mill', circa 1841, framed 372 x 486mm overall
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 21
A ground glass profile in the manner of Tassie thought to depict the Duke of Wellington depicted head and shoulders looking to dexter, gilt metal frame, circa 1840, 57mm
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 22
Stanley Baldwin: a white pottery character jug by Ashstead Potteries the underside inscribed and numbered 508 of 1,000, 187mm, rim stained
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 23
General Smuts: a character jug possibly by Burleighware, the underside with impressed detail dated 1941, 133mm
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 24
A pottery character jug by Burleigh depicting General MacAuthur, the underside dated 1942, 107mm and two by Royal Doulton depicting Montgomery and Mountbatten (3)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 25
Winston Churchill: a character jug by Avonware, circa 1947, 113mm and another by Shorter & Son (2)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 26
Winston Churchill: a character jug by Burleighware, the underside inscribed and dated 1940, 127mm and another dated 1965 (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £42
Lot 27
Winston Churchill: a small Royal Doulton toby jug, the underside dated 1940, 138mm and two others (3)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £25
Lot 28
Winston Churchill: a Copeland Spode white pottery figure depicted standing, 244mm,
Estimate:  £70 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 29
Winston Churchill: a Wedgwood black basalt portrait bust on cylindrical base, 176mm and a Lawton China portrait bust on inscribed base (2)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £45
Lot 30
Winston Churchill: a pottery barrel shaped mug by Skerretts, a Wedgwood mug, another, a pair of Wedgwood mugs including Roosevelt, damaged and a similar printed cup, cracked (6)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 31
Winston Churchill: a small Paragon Patriotic Series dish, a small pair of Copeland dishes printed with extracts from his speeches, a pair of Wedgwood blue jasperware dishes, one boxed and volumes III and IV of English Speaking People (9)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £55
Lot 32
Seige of Acre: a jug moulded with a battle scene depicting Sidney Smith, circa 1850, 155mm. * Probably produced in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the siege.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £28
Lot 33
1852 Wellington in Memoriam: a nursery plate with floret moulded border printed in blue, 156mm. * See Victoria Remembered, plate 189
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 34
Second Duke of Cambridge: a pottery plate printed in blue with a named portrait within a colourful border, circa 1858, 220mm, two chips to foot rim, * See Victoria Remembered, plate 168
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 35
A porcelaineous cup and saucer printed in black with scenes emblematic of Peace and inscribed for Wellington and Louis XVIII, rubbed, a pottery plate with dated scene of Morengo, stained and a miniature chamber pot the interior base with a portrait entitled 'Hitler in Poland' (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 36
1974 Winston Churchill: a glass plaque by R. Stand for Dartington engraved with a likeness, 142mm diameter, with certificate, a Wedgwood black basalt plaque and two small blue jasperware dishes (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 37
Winston Churchill: a white alabaster portrait bust, 156mm, a carved wood profile, a silver plated bookmark and a paperknife with unidentified profile (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 38
Winston Churchill: a bronzed spelter figure on ebonised base, 170mm overall, boxed
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
Winston Churchill: two composition figures depicted standing, tallest 226mm (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 40
Winston Churchill: a cast composition standing figure by Keith Lee, 293mm and a portrait bust both with certificates (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £25
Lot 41
Winston Churchill: a brass doorstop, 375mm, a small brass portrait bust, a composition bust and a similar profile (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 42
Winston Churchill: three small toby jugs by Kevin Francis, another by Cooper Clayton and a Royal Worcester candle snuffer (5)
Estimate:  £25 - 35 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £26
Lot 43
Winston Churchill: a pottery figure by Manor Limited Editions depicted as the artist, 234mm and a character mug (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 44
Winston Churchill: a graduated set of three Royal Doulton toby jugs, largest 224mm (3)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 45
Winston Churchill: a Royal Doulton figure depicted standing dressed in a white suit, 262mm
Estimate:  £25 - 35 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £55
Lot 46
Winston Churchill: a Royal Doulton figure by Alan Maslankowski, 305mm, with certificate
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 47
Winston Churchill: a large Royal Doulton black basalt portrait bust, 270mm with certificate and another smaller by Wedgwood (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 47A
Winston Churchill: an oil painting on board depicting an alleyway flanked by covered steps rising to a building, heavily painted in an impressionistic style and signed in black paint applied with a fine brush WSC the C partially underlined, the reverse affixed with a paper label typed with the inscription 'Winston Churchill, Village South of France c.1932' also inscribed in pencil '372 Hook on wall', 321 x 226mm, contained in a cream painted wood frame, Illustrated. * In the absence of a provenance attribution remains conjecture however the stairway subject, colour use, style of painting, shade and highlight detail also signature are not dissimilar to other works executed by Churchill at that time. The successful purchaser will additionally be required to pay any Artist's Resale Right (Droit de Suite) surcharge of 4.00% of the hammer price if applicable.
Estimate:  £500 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 47B
Winston Churchill: a riding crop, the Malacca shaft with bone ivory handle and silver collar hallmarked for London 1931, the leather thong stamped W. Churchill, 595mm long overall Illustrated. * A keen horseman Churchill was pictured (Keystone Getty Images) out hunting with the Old Surrey and Burstow foxhounds in Kent in 1948 whilst celebrating his 74th birthday holding what appears to be the same riding crop.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
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