a fine example from the Leeds factory Burmantofts faïence, with pierced neck and shoulder and adorned overall with incised decoration; excellent antique condition with overall minor wear consistent with age; stamped to underside 'Burmantofts Faience, 504 EAS', examples of Burmantofts faience can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramic collection
Signed on reverse 'Dutch Galliot at Harbour Mouth'; a galiot was a type of Dutch merchant ship similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft with flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters; excellent restored condition with professional repair; some wear to original giltwood frame; overall craquelure to glaze
with revived interest in the arts and design of the Renaissance period of the 14th-16th centuries; signed to underside 'AS' for Alfredo Santarelli (Italian 1874-1957) Majolica lustre-glazed urn with serpent handles; professional repair to lip
impressed with Rookwood flame mark; the well-detailed deep bowl depicting large overlapping cabbage leaves with flared undulating rim all tapering to a short foot; excellent condition with no chips or cracks;
Rookwood has the distinction of being the first manufacturing company in the United States founded by a female, Maria Longworth Nichols (Cincinnati, OH, 1880) The name was chosen because of the many rooks, also known as crows, on her father’s estate and added “wood” in recognition of Wedgwood
of impressive size, the lidded ginger jar with domed lid and tapering lobed body with underglaze blue decoration of vibrant flower heads with lappet collar and base; raised on a faux painted blue and white base; excellent condition; rewired
the domed lid with finial knob resting on a bulbous body tapering to the base with a flared foot; painted overall with blue and iron red floral clusters and stems; minor chipping to rim and underside of lid.
each with curvaceous opening with pinched lip above a cup-shaped body attached to a loop handle; raised on a circular base; professional repair to handle and lip; some wear and fine crackling to glaze.