Commemoratives, Fairings, Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware
on Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Lots: 51-100 of 331
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Lot 51
80 strokes of the pulse
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £95
Lot 52
Masters winning ways
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 53
If you please sir
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 54
He don't like his Pants, pestle and mortar restored
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 55
The Babes in the Wood
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £85
Lot 56
Open your mouth and shut your eyes, basket handle restored
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 57
English neutrality 1870/71 attending the sick
Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 58
By appointment the first of April, donkey's ears restored
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 59
No Followers Allowed
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £35
Lot 60
Trespassing, wall capping restored
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 61
Waiting for a bus, large variety
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 62
Une belle occasion, matchstriker
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £45
Lot 63
Well what are you looking at, matchstriker
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 64
Come at once, matchstriker
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 65
Attrepe dans l'action, matchstriker
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 66
La reoanche, matchstriker
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £55
Lot 67
Seeing him home
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 68
A Royal Vienna fairing depicting a man ogling a seated woman
Estimate:  £150 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 69
The girls of the period, handlebars restored
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 70
Beware of a collision, handlebars and wheels restored
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 71
Every vehicle driven by a horse, mule or ass 2d, wheel restored
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 72
Dangerous, handlebar and man's arm restored
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 73
Velocipede for stout travellers, hand and binoculars restored
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 74
Kiss me quick, her handlebars and both front wheels restored
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £70
Lot 75
Velocipeding on a rainy day, both her lower legs restored
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 76
To the Derby
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 77
To Epsom, heads of both rear figures restored
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 78
To Epsom, restoration to both figures
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £420
Lot 79
A rare untitled tricycle, left foot of cyclist restored
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £440
Lot 80
Oysters Sir and Returning at one o'clock in the morning, both good examples (2)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 81
A large Royal Doulton figure 'The Moor' (HN2082), green printed mark, titled in gilt, 420mm
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 82
A large Royal Doulton figure 'Jack Point' (HN2080), green printed mark, titled in gilt, 412mm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 83
A Royal Worcester miniature coffee set comprising six cups and saucers each well painted with scenes of Highland cattle signed by H. Stinton, the cup interiors and saucer centres gilded, purple printed marks, saucers 97mm, one cup and one saucer each with fine hairline crack (12)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1100
Lot 84
A good Royal Worcester miniature tea set comprising six cups and saucers each well painted with fruits signed by a variety of artists including W. Austin and E. Phillips, purple printed marks, saucers 96mm (12)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £820
Lot 85
Musicians: Robinson & Leadbeater portrait busts of Handel, hairline crack, Beethoven, cracked and Mendelssohn, repaired, 195mm also a Robinson & Leadbeater white parian portrait bust of Nelson 199mm (4)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 86
Bull Bating: a colourful Staffordshire pottery group in the manner of Obadiah Sherrat modelled as a tethered bull attacked by two terriers with a figure in attendance on a rectangular base raised on six short feet, circa 1820, 145mm high, restoration to dog's rear legs also man's right hand and rear foot
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £780
Lot 87
Anti-Slavery: a creamware cylindrical tankard printed in black with a scene of a cudgelling (stick fighting) match between two Negros together with attendant figures within a border of exotic fruits, plants, a snake, an umbrella and centred by a figure wearing a fleur-de-lys crown, circa 1790, 145mm, the body cracked but away from the print.
* The scene depicted is a copy of the engraving by A. Brunias entitled 'A Cudgelling Match between English and French Negros in the Island of Dominica', published February 1779. See slaveryimages.org item number 1024.
The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade held its inaugural meeting on 22nd May 1787 and adopted, two months later, as a seal, an oval depiction of a chained slave entitled 'Am I not a man and a brother'. Similar medallions widely produced by Josiah Wedgwood became quite probably the first piece of anti-slavery memorabilia. See Victoria & Albert Museum number WE.7825-2014. This mug, drawing its inspiration from the engraving published some eight years earlier must also rank amongst the earliest of memorabilia produced to widen the understanding of and create support for anti-slavery.
Agostino Brunias was born in Italy in 1730 and came to England in 1758. A painter, he became acquainted with and subsequently personal artist to William Young who had been appointed to a government post in the West Indian territories. Following the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 Dominica was acquired by Britain from France. Brunias arrived in the islands in 1765 where he remained until about 1775 when he returned to England and where, in the late 1770s, he exhibited some of his paintings and also visited Europe. Returning to the West Indies in 1784 there he remained until his death on the island of Dominica in 1796. Although Brunias primarily resided in Dominica he also spent time in St. Vincent, and visited other islands, including Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts, and Tobago. His romanticized and idyllic painting of West Indian scenes and slave life is regarded today as some of the most informative imagery to be found.
Estimate:  £500 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 88
Slave Emancipation in West Indies: a pink lustre lined toast water pot, lacking cover, printed in black with an elaborately costumed female standing figure inscribed in West Indian Creole 'Fe go da Berry Hill, fe go see Quaco Sam' and on the reverse a figure of a butcher at his work also inscribed in Creole, circa 1840, 113mm, small chip to body
* The estate of Berry Hill is located in the parish of St Mary on Jamaica.
In the article 'Quaco Sam: A relic of Archaic Jamaican Speech', Jamaica Journal number 45, 1981 by Dr Barbara Lalla the author refers to a series of crockery commissioned for Mrs Rebecca Brandon, just after her husband's death in 1838, among other evidence leading her to conclude that the Quaco Sam verses date from before emancipation quite possibly being written between 1812 and 1825 and set to music. It is not known when the tune was first heard in Jamaica, but it became a central part of Creole musical identity in the 1830s. See https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00090030/00036/22j A pairof nursery plates printed with not dis-similar scenes from the West Indies inscribed in Creole and with the undersides bearing the printed Brandon retailers mark were sold in our commemorative auction as lot 459 on 4th June 2005.
Toast-water was drunk in the early 19th century for medicinal purposes, as a way of giving nutrients to invalids. It was made by pouring boiling water onto toast, lettin it stand, then straining off the liquid using a jug with a perforated strainer within the spout. See British Museum numer 2009,8024.1
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £420
Lot 89
Anti-Slavery: a good white pottery jug by Minton, the oviform body with trefoil shaped rim printed en-grisaille with a scene of a female cradling an infant in a rural setting and on the reverse a kneeling figure holding a Bible, broken chains at his side, centred by a quote from Psalm 59 v3, the underside with impressed wheel mark and numbered 24, circa 1842, 152mm
* The Slavery Abolition act became law on 1st August 1834 and by 1843 all exemptions were removed for those deemed 'Aprenticies'. Godden records the use by Minton of the wheel mark for the year of 1842.
Estimate:  £300 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 90
D'Jeck the Thespian Elephant: a pottery nursery plate with gadrooned rim printed in black with two figures riding upon an elephant entitled 'The Great Performer of the Adelphi', circa 1830, 155mm

* 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. Subsequently 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 in a production by the November Club at the Theatre Royal, London in 2013 and remains today one of the strangest trials in British legal history. See Commemorative Pottery, plate 21 and Antiques Trade Gazette, 16th December 2017 issue, page 44 for a related article.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 91
22nd October 1831 Yeovil Riots: a substantial brown stoneware harvest jug moulded in bold relief, the rim set with a silver-plated band, the body with escutcheon engraved with presentation to Mr H. Brooks and applause for the Mudford Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry, 245mm, body and base cracked

* Following rejection of the Second Reform Bill by the House of Lords on 8th October riots ensued in many provincial towns and cities. Notable was Yeovil where the houses of a number of local dignitaries were sacked. Fearing further destruction, the Magistrates summoned the Yeomanry who remained just outside the town but whose presence quelled the marauding rioters. See British Commemoratives, plates 100 A and B.
Estimate:  £150 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £95
Lot 92
A quantity of commemorative and cartoon related reference books including Naval Ceramics by Pugh (a lot)
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £24
Lot 93
A creamware mug applied in mauve with figures of putti at play inscribed in black 'Robert Roberts 1825', 75mm, stained and commemorative mugs for 1897, cracked and 1937 (3)
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
Railways: a pottery mug printed in brown and decorated in pink and green with a locomotive named 'Express' pulling two carriages and an open truck carrying a coach, circa 1850, 103mm, tiny chip to inner rim
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 95
Cricket: a pottery mug printed in brown and decorated in colours with two different scenes of the game, circa 1850, 106mm, crack and rim chips
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 96
1851 Great Exhibition: a porcelaineous mug printed in grey with a named view, 78mm, glaze blemish to rim and a mug for 1937 George VI (2)
Estimate:  £25 - 35 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 97
1880 American Election Campaign: a printed cotton bandana with named portrait ovals of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, 530mm wide, some creasing, mounted on non-acid backing and framed.

* A bandana was cut from printed rolls of cotton to a desired length and given or sold to supporters. Garfield, a Republican, narrowly beat Winfield S. Hancock, a Democrat, by 48.3% to 48.2% of the popular vote but in the electoral college he won decisively polling by 214 to 155 however on 19th September 1881 Garfield was assassinated.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
1904 American Election Campaign: A printed bandana with named portrait of Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks, 550mm wide, some wrinkling, mounted on non-acid backing and framed.

* Roosevelt and Fairbanks won polling 56% of the popular vote against the 38% polled by Alton B. Parker, a Democrat. In the electoral college the split was 336 votes against 140.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 99
1932 American Election Campaign: A shield (possibly card or hard board) printed with named portrait ovals of Hoover and Curtis, 170mm wide, some rubbing to the edges, framed.

* Such shields were often mounted on automobiles. In the election held at the height of the Great Depression President Herbert Hoover was defeated by Franklin Roosevelt.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
1940 American Election Campaign: Two cotton printed pennants each with a named portrait of Roosevelt and Willkie, 120mm wide, suspended on a pole tied with tassels, the Willkie pennant worn, mounted on a non-acid backing, framed (2)

* Franklin D Roosevelt ran successfully for a third term polling 55% against Wendell Willkie's 45% of the popular vote and in the electoral college 449 to 82 votes.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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