Welcome to our website which specialises in French Faience, British Studio Pottery, and in Art Pottery, both British and French .
We have a large personal collection in all of the above categories, which we are currently downsizing and offering for sale via our website, Very occasionally at Antiques Fairs in the summer months, and sometimes on eBay.
To enquire about any of the items on this website click here to email us
Our collection of French Faience mainly focuses on Quimper, Desvres, Malicorne, Faience de l'Est, Faience Fine, Rubelles, Nevers and Epinal, but we also have items from many other French Faienceries.
Our British Studio Pottery collection contains the work of a wide range of 20th.Century British Studio Potters, from Reginald Wells through David Leach to Jim Malone.
The French Art Pottery that we are selling includes: Denbac, Greber, Pierrefonds, Metenier, Les Yvelines and Rambervillers.
The British Art Pottery items are mainly drawn from the smaller regional potteries in the South and South-West of England, such as Upchurch, Dicker, Rye, Saunders IOW, South & North Devon Ware, although other potteries such as Royal Doulton, Royal Lancastrian, Poole and Honiton are also included.
The British Art Pottery and French Art Pottery Sections are now together in a single section.
Another new section covering further items, such as pottery other than British or French, wooden items, books and pictures, that do not fit into the above categories, will shortly be added.
Please contact us for further information about these or other potteries not at present represented on our website. Whilst we are very happy to offer an opinion on identification of pottery items, we regret we do not give valuations.
STRUCTURE OF THIS WEBSITE
This website has 6 main sections as listed at the top left-hand corner of this first section, which can be accessed by clicking on the relevant section name.
This First Section HOME gives general information about us, our website and the way we operate.
At the end of this section we include
The Home Section is followed by four sections dealing with particular types of pottery. At present these are:
Section Two, FRENCH FAIENCE which deals with tin-glazed earthenware from French Faienceries other than those in Section Three.
Section Three covers QUIMPER, MALICORNE AND DESVRES.
Section Four deals with BRITISH STUDIO POTTERY.
Section FIVE now covers both BRITISH ART POTTERY & FRENCH ART POTTERY
Section SIX will soon follow to complete the collection, covering NON-BRITISH AND FRENCH POTTERY, WOODEN ITEMS, BOOKS and PICTURES
Sections Two to Six will each present up to 25 items from our large collection, which will be refreshed regularly.
If you do not see what you are looking for on the pages of this website please email us to check whether we do have such items in our collection.
The following pages show a small sample of items from our collection which are available for sale.
CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO OBTAIN AN ENLARGED SECOND IMAGE OF EACH ITEM
These can be further enlarged by using the + button.
Try this on the pictures of a lovely Minton & Hollins Astra Ware Vase N077 above, a Metenier Tall Vase R043 below, and on our Group Displays pictured elsewhere on these Home pages.
PRICES, PAYMENT & POSTAGE
In the catalogue that follows, the quoted prices, which have recently been significantly reduced, are our 'best' prices in GB Pounds. We are not willing to sell below these prices, so please do not make lower offers. In the case of multiple purchases, however, we are always willing to give a small discount.
For International buyers we accept payment in GB Pounds by PayPal (but not by credit card) at no additional cost.
We also accept International Money Orders in Sterling and Sterling cheques,
It is regretted that non-sterling cheques can not be accepted, because of excessive bank charges.
For UK buyers payment can be either by UK cheque or by PayPal, although cheques are preferred.
All items will be sent securely packed and insulated, where necessary double-boxed. International items will be sent by International Signed For First Class Air Mail or Airsure, unless otherwise requested. UK items will be sent by First Class Recorded Mail, unless otherwise requested. Shipping charges will be supplied once the items and the destination are identified.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIRS
We shall be exhibiting occasionally at the Detling Antiques and Collectors Fair on the Kent County Showground, mainly in the summer months. Do come and visit us ! Please let us know of any items from our website or collection that you would like us to bring to the Fair.
Our future programme of Fairs will be regularly updated on our Website, from which we shall continue to sell.
The following items do not come within our usual stock categories.
The ceramic items include pieces from both British and European Factories and individual producers, and date from the early Nineteenth Century to the mid Twentieth Century. There are also a few non-ceramic items, of various dates. All of these items will shortly be transferred to the new Miscellaneous Section, together with other non-ceramic items, such as pictures.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tunbridge Ware Sealing Wax Outfit
This octagonal, hollow stemmed piece with mosaic tesserae has a domed screw top to which a brass sconce has been fitted. It is assumed that this was to enable its continuing function as a sealing wax outfit. Alternatively and unusually, it is an adapted vesta. There is one old chip to the base but all the tesserae are intact.
Size: Height overall 9cm., stam diam. diam. 4.5cm.
Ref: WM5 ~ Price £35GBP
Terracotta Powder Flask
A small buff-coloured terracotta flask, formed from two moulded pieces and finished on the wheel. Colour and finish suggest a late C19 English West Country origin, but this is open to debate. Minor wear to each side and a tiny rub to the neck.
Size: width 7cm., overall length 9cm.,depth 3cm.
Ref: Q115 ~ Price £15
Van Briggle American Art Pottery Ashtray
A matte blue Deco ashtray made by the Van Briggle Pottery (1901 to present) of Colorado Springs. This piece is in the shape of a parallelogram, with a cigarette rest at each corner. It dates from around 1930 (in a sale catalogue for 1930), and is in a cream-buff clay with inscribed maker's marks on the base. In very good undamaged condition with minor discolouration to the centre, from use.
Size: 17cm. by 10cm.
Ref: W005 ~ Price: £18
Early Bloor Derby Porcelain Breakfast Tray
This lovely octagonal porcelain tray has a painted decoration of floral swags, with gilded decoration to the edges and the two handles. Each floral swag contains different, identifiable garden flowers, painted in fresh, attractive colours. On the reverse is the red circular 'BLOOR DERBY' and Crown mark, of c1820-40. Apart from some discolouration, the general condition of the tray is very good, with only slight wear and loss of gilding to the edge of the tray, due to usage, and two short tight hairlines to one handle.
Size: Max.dimensions 36cm. by 32cm.
Ref: G823 ~ Price £85GBP
1750 Map of the Eastern Mediterranean
Described as 'An Accurate Map of all the Countries bordering on the Eastern Parts of the Mediterranean Sea : from the latest Improvements'. The author is given in a cartouche as 'Universal Mag. J.Hinton, Newgate St'. On the bottom right hand corner is inscribed 'R.W.Seale del. et sculp.' Later colouring has been added. The map now has an old mount, but has been folded previously. The condition is generally very good with sharp, clear lettering.
Size: 36cm.x 28.5cm.
Ref: EG021 ~ Price £65GBP
Framed Dutch Delft Tile
A tile with a traditional polychrome flower 'basket', hand decorated in shades of blue, green, orange and red. The tile is unmarked, but the subject, colours and size suggest Dutch origin, probably from the late C19. The condition of the front of the tile iis excellent; there is some flaking to the back.
Size: 13cm by 13cm; depth approx 1cm.
Ref: M223 ~ Price £12GBP
European Faience Large Floral Charger
This large, cheerful charger is decorated with green, manganese, blue and yellow flowers, leaves and sprigs, and bears unknown marks of an 'A' and a curl to the rear (click on picture for the mark). It is thought to be from Southern Europe and of 20th.C origin. It is in very good condition, with no chips, cracks or repairs; just three small nicks to the rim. It displays well.
Size: Diam. 31cm.
Ref: N025A ~ Price £25GBP
Schramberg German Art Pottery Floral Vase
This brillianly glazed vase, with attractive floral decoration in soft pastel colours on a black base, bears the ink-stamped marks 'SMF' and 'SCHRAMBERG' to the base, with the impressed numbers '2820' and '3', and the painted number '81'. It dates from 1918-30 and is in excellent condition, with just a small patch of glaze loss during manufacture.
Size: Height 15.5cm., max.diam. 11cm.
Ref: P337 ~ Price £15GBP