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Eric Ravilious for Wedgwood, cup, saucer, plate, “Travel’

9th September 2021|

Eric Ravilious's blue-grey  'Travel ' design for Wedgwood. Ravilious (1903 – 1942) worked as a watercolourist, print maker, wood cutter, designer and book illustrator in between the wars England; he died aged 39 whilst working as a war artist. He was commissioned to produce a range of designs for Wedgwood in the 1930s. A few were manufactured and produced before the 2nd World War but the majority were produced by Wedgwood in the early 1950s. Sold together as a set of 3. Displayed against a Ravilious lithograph which will be offered for sale here shortly UK Carrier/ postage charged at cost or buyer collects from London NW5

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Family of antique lustreware-type jugs, sold as a set of 3.

22nd March 2022|

A large silver, lustre jug, a smaller pink, marbleised lustre jug and the smallest, a white jug with a pottery 'grog' textured body. All with minor imperfections, silver jug with damage and restoration to sprout, height: 14, 10 snd 9 cm.

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pair of delightful scallop edge ‘landskip’ transferware plates, Imperial colour’d landscape, J.C.

30th March 2021|

Unusual brown transferware with pink and blue colour pair of mid C19th plates, decorated with lovers by a lake in a landscape, one marked with a very roccoco cartouche enclosing the pottery factory mark Imperial Colour'd Landscape J.C.  - for Joseph Clementson 1839-64. Earthenware manufacturer at the Phoenix Works and (from 1856) also at the Bell Works Hanley (Shelton), Stoke on Trent. Clementson retired in 1867 and passed the business to his four sons and his son in law who continued the business as Clementson Bros. So pretty on a bedroom wall. 10.5 ins. diameter UK postage and packing charged at cost.

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Royal Wedding portrait profiles, Diana and Charles by Arnold Machin for Wedgwood, 1981. (family group of 3)

9th September 2021|

These dear little Wedgwood-blue dishes were made to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Arnold Machin was the artist responsible for sculpting their profiles, since he had already made the genuinely 'iconic ' relief profiles of Queen Elizabeth II for reproduction on every postage stamp printed by the Royal Mail and every coin of the realm minted in the Royal Mint. 1 penny piece for scale. Group together on a wall  or on a table top.?Or a modest gift for a birthday or house party. UK postage and packing charged at cost.

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SOLD : Wedgwood black basalt teapot, sugar bowl and jug (set of 3)

18th March 2021|

NOW SOLD Black basalt ware ribbed teapot and lidded sugar bowl by Wedgwood, both with Sibyl finials to lids, matching milk jug, the teapot with an extraordinarily long spout, in perfect condition, probably C20th, UK Carrier charged at cost, or buyer collects from London NW5  

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SOLD: Birds of Britain, (set of 6) brush, pen and cache pots by Portmerion Pottery,

17th November 2020|

SOLD. Birds of Britain series, Goldfinch, Nightingale, Blue Tit, Robin, Willow/Sedge Warbler, Linnet, the illustrations for this range were taken from the book Natural History of British Birds by Edward Donovan, published in 1794. Forty birds were featured in the collection, which was not fashionable in the sense of the following trend, but this probably helped its longevity as it did not date and look old fashioned. Lovely bright, characterful pictures: each cache pot measures 10cm tall x 8cm diameter. Sold as a set of 6, UK Carrier/ Postage and packing charged at cost or buyer collects from London NW5.

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SOLD: Green Man ceramic plate by Prue Piper, made in Somerset, c. 2020

27th March 2022|

SOLD. Prue Piper (nee MacKillop) has been making ceramics with a pre-industrial or folkloric theme in her home-studio near Frome for more than 30 years. She married Edward Piper (1938- 1990) eldest son of the neo-Romantic painter John Piper and the critic and librettist Myfanwy Piper in 1961, soon after he graduated from the Slade School of Art, and just as she was embarking on her  doctorate in Biochemisty. Being highly practical Prue learned to pot at classes in Frome and then taught herself the rest. Equipped with the (now defunct) kiln from John Piper’s Fawley Bottom studio, she invented Staffordshire-style figurines of the Celtic deity Cernunnos, redolent of John Piper’s Foliate Head prints and tapestries that also referenced the ‘Green Man’ found in the architecture of medieval church buildings. This Green Man plate was created by impressing haloes of oak leaves into the wet clay, which are burnt off in the first firing.With a crack and expert restoration (by Prue) to the reverse, see photo. Approx. 30 cm diameter. Offered for sale by the artist via bibleofbritishtaste.com at £150.00 plus p and p charged at cost. TO BUY contact Prue Piper : pruepiper@btinternet.com  

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SOLD: Handmade ceramic frog, ‘rather toad-like,’ by Prue Piper, made in Somerset.

27th March 2022|

OUT OF STOCK. Prue Piper (nee MacKillop) has been making ceramics with a pre-industrial , animal or folkloric theme in her home-studio near Frome for more than 30 years. She married Edward Piper (1938- 1990) eldest son of the neo-Romantic painter John Piper and the critic and librettist Myfanwy Piper in 1961, soon after he graduated from the Slade School of Art, and just as she was embarking on her  doctorate in Biochemisty. Being highly practical Prue learned to pot at classes in Frome and then taught herself the rest. Equipped with the (now defunct) kiln from John Piper’s Fawley Bottom studio, she invented Staffordshire-style figurines of the Celtic deity Cernunnos, redolent of John Piper’s Foliate Head prints and tapestries that also referenced the ‘Green Man’ found in the architecture of medieval church buildings. These highly naturalistic, life-sized frogs are modelled by hand during her spare evenings, every one is uniquely different. Offered for sale by the artist via bibleofbritishtaste.com at £45.00 plus p and p charged at cost. TO BUY contact Prue Piper:  pruepiper@btinternet.com  

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SOLD: Small festive china plate with King George VI Coronation Coach scene, 1937.

28th March 2022|

Sweet decorative china plate, Coronation Souvenir, 1937, made in England, hand coloured and blithe and bright, in the period manner of a design by by Hermes, bunting, flags, footmen and prancing carriage horses, diameter 16 cm, Foley China, Made in England, perfect condition.

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SOLD: Small Harlequin ceramic jug by Prue Piper, hand made in Somerset.

27th March 2022|

SOLD. Prue Piper (nee MacKillop) has been making ceramics with a pre-industrial or folkloric theme in her home-studio near Frome for more than 30 years. She married Edward Piper (1938- 1990) eldest son of the neo-Romantic painter John Piper and the critic and librettist Myfanwy Piper in 1961, soon after he graduated from the Slade School of Art, and just as she was embarking on her  doctorate in Biochemisty. Being highly practical Prue learned to pot at classes in Frome and then taught herself the rest. Equipped with the (now defunct) kiln from John Piper’s Fawley Bottom studio, she invented Staffordshire-style figurines of the Celtic deity Cernunnos, redolent of John Piper’s Foliate Head prints and tapestries that also referenced the ‘Green Man’ found in the architecture of medieval church buildings. This little vividly glazed harlequin jug incorporates a tiny, strange human face, like a little medieval gargoyle, at the base of the handle  Approx. 10 cm high. Offered for sale by the artist via bibleofbritishtaste.com at £70.00 plus p and p charged at cost. TO BUY, contact Prue Piper : pruepiper@btinternet.com  

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