Commemoratives, Fairings, Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware
on Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Lots: 151-200 of 331
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Lot 151
Wellington and Blucher: a pale blue coloured white stoneware jug moulded with named half-length portraits centred by cornucopia and shaking hands inscribed 'Peace & Plenty', circa 1815, 135mm, spout restored
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 152
Commanders and Monarchs of Napoleon's Enemies: a pearlware puzzle jug printed en-grisaille and enamelled in colours with a spray of flowers of the Union incorporating eight hidden heads in profile, flanked by floral and foliate vignettes, the underside inscribed with the names of those depicted, circa 1815, 135mm, restoration and over spray
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 153
1815 Waterloo: a particularly poignant creamware jug printed in black with a cartoon depicting a caged Napoleon being taken by two sailors in a boat, with associated speech bubbles, on the reverse a scene of a parson being offered an infant together with related verse entitled 'The Tythe Pig', 196mm, restored.

* Probably the last depiction of Napoleon following his defeat at Waterloo. The reference to Meg of Wapping, in the speech bubble of the sailor at the helm, may refer to one Magderlina de Coursey, a French noblewoman of beauty who fled France and settled in Wapping High Street where she appears to have taken no less than seven husbands. Exposed at a bigamist she was deported and lived out her life in the Balearics. The naval association with Wapping, where press gangs operated, is well documented. See a satire published 12th April 1797 by Laurie & Whittle entitled Meg of Wapping (British Museum number 1948,0214.402) and Drakard, plate 729.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 154
Duke of Wellington: an octagonal pottery plaque moulded in bold relief with a colourful profile depicted in blue military tunic, the reverse affixed with a paper label inscribed in ink, possibly 20th century, 180mm high
Estimate:  £120 - 140 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 155
Nelson in Memoriam: a rare and particularly fine gilt decorated porcelain jug by Barr Flight & Barr printed en-grisaille with a reverse signed pencil drawn head and shoulders portrait flanked by a French eagle standard the shaft entwined with serpents and a dove of Peace, the underside with impressed mark of initials surmounted by a crown, circa 1807, 148mm.

* This mirror-image portrait is after the recently discovered sketch of Nelson by Albin Roberts Burt done in pencil on silk probably about 1802. The original is signed A.R. Burt as is this version although here in mirrored format. Burt's brother Henry Frederick was Nelson's secretary and Burt himself a close friend of both Sir William and Emma Hamilton. He trained initially as an engraver under Robert Threw and Benjamin Smith. Adverts affixed to the reverse of some of his works stated that he had invented a machine by which the most accurate likenesses can be taken. It is likely that in searching for a suitable posthumous portrait of Nelson this very personal likeness was settled upon by Barr Flight & Barr and reproduced, by virtue of Burt's invention, as a mirror image.
There is no record of this portrait in either Richard Walker's 1998 seminal or his 1985 Regency Portraits catalogue. The recently discovered original pencil drawing was sold by Charles Miller Ltd in their Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments and Art auction on 8th November 2016 as lot 71 with a provenance described as UK private collection.
Barr Flight & Barr are recorded as operating between 1807 and 1813. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will go to benefit various charities.
Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 156
Sir Charles Napier: a Staffordshire pottery figure, circa 1854, 287mm neck restored.

* See Staffordshire Pottery figures C249,102.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 157
1854 Battle of Inkerman: a good pottery mug printed in black with a named battle scene, 103mm.

* See Commemorative Pottery plate 182.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 158
A set of four early-19th century Dresden porcelain figures depicting: drummers of the 3rd (legs repaired and drum stick glued) and Coldstream Guards (drum stick glued), officer of the Coldstream Guards (plume glued) and Gordon Highlander also a figure of Augereau, named on the reverse, 288mm, each with blue printed mark and impressed digits to the underside (5)
Estimate:  £150 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 159
Napoleon and His Commanders: a set of fifteen mid-20th century continental porcelain figures in the manner of Kister Porcelain of Scheibe-Alsbach in Germany, each on named bases dated on the reverse with birth and death, the undersides with impressed detail and blue cross marks, Bouvion with lower part of scabbard missing and Ney with repaired scroll, generally about 225 mm (15)
Estimate:  £300 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £380
Lot 160
1894 Franco-Russian Alliance: a blue glass decanter of mallet shape enamelled and inscribed in gilt 'Cronstadt, Paris, Toulon', 235mm, neck cracked.

* The Franco-Russian Alliance of 1894 to 1917 was preceded by a visit of the French navy to Cronstadt in the Gulf of Finland on 23rd July 1891 and a reciprocal visit by the Russian navy to Toulon on 13th October 1893. British treaties with France in 1904 and Russia in 1907 resulted in the Triple Entente.
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £12
Lot 161
Tsar Alexander 1st: a French pottery plate printed in black with a named portrait, the reverse with printed mark, circa 1815, 214mm.

* From a series of French pottery plates depicting European rulers including the Prince Regent.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 162
1874 Grand Duchess Maria and Duke of Edinburgh: a barrel shaped pottery mug printed in mauve with named portraits centred by the Russian coat of arms, restored.

* Maria, daughter of Tsar Alexander II married the Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh in 1874.
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 163
1883 Coronation of Tsar Alexander III: a brown glazed pottery beaker impressed with Russian coat of arms and date, hairline crack
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 164
Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina: a glass beaker enamelled in colours and gilt with entwined initials and the Russian eagle, circa 1896.

* Nicholas married Alexandra of Hesse on 26th November 1894 and their coronation took place on 26th May 1896.
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 165
Tsar Alexander II an early-20th century pottery plate by M.S. Kuznetsov factory printed with an inscribed portrait (The Tsar of Freedom), the reverse with printed mark, 240mm, chipped.

* Alexander II was Tsar 1855 to 1881; Kuznetsov factory was extant 1898 to 1918.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 166
Tsar Paul: a late-19th century porcelain plate by Kornilov factory printed in iron red with a crowned monogram, the reverse marked, 240mm.

* Paul was Tsar 1796 to 1801; Kornilov factory was extant 1884 to 1917.
Estimate:  £25 - 35 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 167
1887 Jubilee: a rare Doulton slender stoneware vase the moulded body coloured green and applied in white with portrait oval, flowers and foliage, impressed mark, 175mm
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 168
Victoria's Jubilee: a Doulton Burslem jug by Pinder Bourne, the moulded tapering body decorated in blue and printed in brown with portraits on gold reserve, 176mm
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 169
1887 Jubilee: a quatrelobe plate printed in brown, another by Hines with portrait of the Prince of Wales, a miniature dated dish for T. Goode & Co and a colourful plaque, feet missing (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 170
George VI: an archive of ephemera addressed to Mr D. (later Sir Daniel) Davies in respect of the coronation of 1937, the 1952 lying in state and subsequent funeral including invitations, related letters, a telegram, passes from the Earl Marshall also ceremonial and bound copies of the order of service (a lot).

* Davies was physician to the Royal Household.
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 171
An archive of ephemera relating to the coronation in 1953 including invitations, passes, letters and instructions from the Earl Marshall also ceremonial and bound copies of the order of service together with photographs of Nye Bevan, Lord Horder and Brendan Bracken and an invitation on vellum in respect of Pope Pius XII and Illustrated London News and others (a lot).

* Davies was physician to the Royal Household and a close friend of both Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan and Brendan Bracken.
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 172
1831 Coronation: an unusual cylindrical pottery mug printed in puce with named portraits centred by a scene from the procession, 71mm, hairline crack to top of handle.

* See Commemorative Pottery, plate 81
Estimate:  £120 - 160 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £140
Lot 173
1840 Princess Royal: a small cylindrical mug printed in grey with a scene of ponies pulling a dog cart and attendant figures in a garden, the interior rim inscribed with name, 68mm, the foot rim with manufacturing flaw.

* See Commemorative Pottery, plate 109
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 174
Frederick the Great: a Worcester cylindrical porcelain mug transfer printed in black with an engraved named portrait by Robert Hancock and a winged figure of Fame, centred by military trophies and flags each inscribed with battle honours, signed with RH monogram and anchor rebus, circa 1760, 86mm, restored rim chip opposite handle.

* Frederick the Great, King of Prussia was the great nephew of George I. Following the Westminster Convention of January 1756, he enjoyed the support of the English. An accomplished military strategist he was eventually victorious in the Seven Years War of 1756 to 1763 leading to the power of Prussia in Europe. See Willett, plate 116.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £70
Lot 175
George III and Queen Charlotte: a creamware tea caddy with domed cover, the hexagonal body moulded with half-length portraits painted in brightly coloured enamels alternating with floral spays, the shoulders inscribed 'Ann Wright', circa 1762, 186mm, rim chipped, cracked horizontally around the majority of the base, small firing crack to extremity of shoulder and cover restored.

* The portrait of Charlotte is after the engraving by Thomas Fyre dated 1762. See Hallinan, plate 18.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 176
Prince William (later William IV): a rare Wedgwood & Co creamware jug the bellied body printed in black with a half-length portrait inscribed 'THE ROYAL BRITISH TAR' together with loyal toast beneath, on the reverse a scene of a naval engagement, impressed mark, circa 1790, 211mm, restoration to spout and underside.

* Having served in the Navy in the Americas since 1780 William returned to Britain in April 1789 as a consequence of his father's madness. He was created Duke of Clarence and St. Albans by George III on 16th May so that he would be unable stand as the member of Parliament for Totnes, his political views being at odds with those of his father. Godden records the use of the Wedgwood & Co impressed mark as probably by Ralph Wedgwood & Co from 1790. Ex Herbert Ward Collection, lot 809, 8th September 1990 and Richardson Collection, lot 96, 9th February 2000 both by Bonhams. See Commemorative Pottery, plate 29 and Drakard, plate 445.
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £380
Lot 177
George III: a pearlware bowl printed in blue with central inscribed portrait and military trophies within an elaborate border, the exterior with views of Chinese pavilions, figures and elephants, circa 1793, 254mm, foot cut down and rim restored
Estimate:  £160 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 178
1794 Duke of York: a creamware jug the bellied body printed in black with a named equestrian portrait and on the reverse the full-length figure of a drunk man above four lines of verse, centred by the inscription 'John Steel Another Jug and then 1794', 235mm, restored crack to lower part of body
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £140
Lot 179
George Prince of Wales and Caroline Princess of Wales: a pair of Wedgwood blue jasperware oval portrait medallions each applied in white with elaborately hatted head and shoulder profiles, probably 19th century or later, both 133mm high, overmounted and framed.

* The portrait of George is attributed to Flaxman and was taken from the drawing by Edmund Scott, depicting him in the uniform of Colonel of the 10th Light Dragoons. It dates from an early period than the portrait of Caroline, which is also attributed to Flaxman after Edmund Scott and was engraved by T. Barrow in 1795. Depicted in complimentary extravagant headwear it seems probable that this pair of plaques was originally made to celebrate their wedding on 8th April 1795 however Wedgwood may well have reissued these medallions at a later date. See Wedgwood the Portrait Medallions by Reilly & Savage, pages 83 and 168. Each apparently impressed with sitter's names and Wedgwood on the reverse, however reframed since acquisition and not dismantled for examination.
Estimate:  £300 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 180
June 1820 George and Caroline: a hand-coloured engraving entitled 'A Scene in the New Farce of the Lady and the Devil' by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, published by Benbow, 235 x 340mm, overmounted and framed, ink signed Robert, small repair bottom right.

* Caroline arrived in London on 6th June 1820. See George IV by Kenneth Baker, page 163 and British Museum Satires Catalogue 13728 although described as being published by McCleary.
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £45
Lot 181
1820 Queen Caroline: an unusual pink lustre decorated porcelaineous jug with brown printed named portrait and flowers and foliage in colours, decorated and inscribed on the reverse with four lines of loyal verse, centred by the inscription 'Elizabeth Smith, Thurveston 1820', 132mm. * Thurveston is a village in Derbyshire.
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 182
Queen Caroline: a pink lustre banded pearlware jug printed in black with a named portrait and on the reverse a cartouche of four lines of loyal verse, circa 1820, 145mm, small crack to base.

* This likeness of Caroline is the re-named version of Princess Charlotte. See Commemorative Pottery plates 49 and 53.
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 183
1820 Royal Divorce Proceedings: a copper banded and pink lined lustre jug printed in black with a named portrait and on the reverse inscribed with a verse form 'The Green Bag' rhyme within a foliate and ribboned cartouche detailing her supporters, 145mm, spout restored.

* See Drakard, plates 747, 748 and 749.
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 184
1821 Coronation of George IV: a rare pearlware trumpet shaped vase printed in black with an equestrian portrait inscribed 'The Champion of England at the Coronation of George IV' and on the reverse a memorial portrait of George III, 130mm, fine hairline crack.

* Originating in feudal law of the 14th century the challenge of the King's Champion was last exercised at the banquet immediately following the lavish coronation service of George IV on 19th July 1821. On that occasion Henry Dymoke performed the role as Protector of the Monarch. Dressed in full armour astride a piebald charger he entered Westminster Hall and on throwing down a gauntlet demanded of the assembled company if anyone might challenge the sovereign right of George IV.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £680
Lot 185
1821 Queen Caroline in Memoriam: a pair of pearlware nursery plates, the floral and foliate moulded borders decorated in yellow and green, centred by scenes of the funeral procession and cortege printed in blue, 139mm, cortege plate with chip to underside, procession plate repaired.

* See Commemorative Pottery, plate 71 for the procession print.
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 186
George IV: a trumpet shaped porcelain portrait vase, possibly by Spode, painted with a portrait and on the reverse spray of flowers, gilt decoration, named and numbered 262 on the underside, circa 1823, 158mm, restored rim chip
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £340
Lot 187
Duke of York: a trumpet shaped porcelain portrait vase, possibly by Spode, painted with a portrait and on the reverse spray of flowers, gilt decoration, named and numbered 262 on the underside, circa 1823, 154mm
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 188
1831 Coronation of William IV: a pottery jug the florette and trellis moulded body printed in blue with portraits and regal trophies within scrolling cartouches, 172mm, restored handle and body below
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 189
Plates: The Truant (334) oakleaf border with profuse gilt decoration, Tremadoc (430) green female border lined in blue and gilt, three Philadelphia plates each with star border and six side plates (11)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 190
A good baluster shaped mug: Snap Dragon (253) and Blind Man's Buff (246) green ground lined in red and gilt. 102mm
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 191
A good chamberstick: Bridge Across the Gap (409) and Tyrolese Village Scene (410) green ground, gold line decoration, 102mm diameter
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 192
A pair of porcelain dessert plates: Trentham Hall (426) and Monastery at Alton Towers (427) buff and gilt scroll decorated crimson borders, the reverse of each named (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 193
A pair of dessert plates: Tremadoc (430) and Haddon Hall (435) green female borders lined in blue and gilt (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
A shallow comport: Haddon hall (435) green female border lined in blue and gilt and two others with female borders: Haddon (435) and Chatsworth (437) (3)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £26
Lot 195
Two good malachite mugs: Passing the Pipe (404) 92mm and The Jolly Topers (406) 122mm (2)
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £70
Lot 196
A good cylindrical malachite mug with moulded foot and rim: The Smokers (405)
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £32
Lot 197
A particularly rare large loving cup: Dressing My Lady's Hair (434) and Balaklava Inkerman Alma (166) green ground, the inner rim banded with fruiting vines, gold line decoration, 165mm.

* Ex Grant collection sold Puttick & Simpson 13th January 1965, lot 171; Jenkins collection sold Phillips 5th June 1991, lot 57 and Ken Smith collection. See The Pictorial Pot Lid Book by H. Clarke, 1970, page 250 for an illustration of this loving cup.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 198
A large loving cup printed with flowers, animals and eggs, 200mm minor hairline crack to foot
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £22
Lot 199
Two good small jugs, 83mm, a oviform jug, rim chip, an unusual mustard pot with hinged pewter cover, two pin trays and a loving cup (7)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 200
Three jugs of graduated size each with pewter lids: Shells, tallest 278mm with fine hairline crack and another (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £52
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