Commemoratives, Fairings, Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware
on Tuesday 18th October 2022
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Lots: 51-100 of 466
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Lot 51
Fairings: A Royal Vienna fairing depicting a couple in bed
Estimate:  £80.00 - 120.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 52
Fairings: A Royal Vienna fairing depicting a man kicked out of bed
Estimate:  £80.00 - 120.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 53
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Beware of a collision, small, restored handlebars and hands
Estimate:  £50.00 - 70.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 54
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Every vehicle driven by a horse
Estimate:  £100.00 - 140.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 55
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Who is the fastest of the three;
Estimate:  £100.00 - 150.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £520
Lot 56
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Dangerous, rear wheel and his right arm restored
Estimate:  £80.00 - 120.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 57
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Velocipede for stout travellers, book and hand restored
Estimate:  £80.00 - 100.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 58
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Kiss me quick, small and large varieties, both restored (2)
Estimate:  £120.00 - 180.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 59
(Fairings cycling bicycle): A dangerous encounter, red dressed lady restored
Estimate:  £80.00 - 100.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £95
Lot 60
(Fairings cycling bicycle): To Epsom, handlebars, her right arm and rear wheel restored
Estimate:  £100.00 - 200.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 61
(Fairings cycling bicycle): An untitled tricycle fairing, the front passenger cradling a baby
Estimate:  £200.00 - 300.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 62
(Fairings cycling bicycle): An untitled tricycle fairing with gentleman of colour passenger, female figure and rear wheel restored
Estimate:  £120.00 - 180.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 63
(Fairings cycling bicycle): Velocipeding on a rainy day, handlebars restored umbrella reaffixed
Estimate:  £300.00 - 400.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £580
Lot 64
(Fairings cycling bicycle): To Epsom
Estimate:  £300.00 - 500.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 65
Stevengraphs and Woven Silk: Druidical Remains at Stonehenge; Kenilworth Castle; Royal Jubilee Exhibition Manchester 1887 (stg121) overmounted and Crystal Palace (stg131) each framed (4)
Estimate:  £30.00 - 50.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 66
Stevengraphs and Woven Silk: Die Jetzige Zeit and Die Gute Alte Zeit; The Present Time (stg194) an unidentified battleship and two woven silk postcards, each framed (5)
Estimate:  £30.00 - 50.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 67
Stevengraphs and Woven Silk: Grace Darling (stg180) and Are You Ready (stg169) both remounts and Death of Nelson (stg152) also Wellington and Blucher (stg155) each framed (4)
Estimate:  £30.00 - 50.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 68
(Commemorative) Coal Mining: a rare cylindrical pottery mug printed in black with scenes inscribed for the Oaks Colliery disaster of 1866 and a heavy cast bronze medallion for the opening of the New Coal Exchange in 1849, with embossed case (3) * See Commemorative Pottery, plate 12
Estimate:  £60.00 - 90.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £440
Lot 69
(Commemorative) Ballooning: a Delft polychrome plate, probably Lambeth, painted with a garden scene and ariel balloon in the sky within a border of swags and feathered rim, circa 1785, 226mm, previously in at least two pieces and restored. * Against the backdrop of society gripped by the flying craze, on 15th September 1784 Vincenzo Lunardi flew, together with a cat and a dog, from the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company in London to North Mymms and then on to Standon Green End. His initial assent was witnessed by a huge crowd which included statesmen and the Prince of Wales.
Estimate:  £250.00 - 350.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £260
Lot 70
(Commemorative) Grace Darling: a rare pottery model of Longstone Lighthouse, probably Sunderland, moulded and sponge decorated in colours, circa 1840, 216mm. * Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands off the Northumbrian coast was made famous when, on 7th September 1838 Grace, daughter of lighthouse keeper William Darling, spotted the paddle steamer Forfarshire shipwrecked on a nearby island. Together with her father they rowed a 21foot boat through the stormy waters and rescued a number of survivors for which they awarded the Silver Medal for bravery.
Estimate:  £100.00 - 200.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 71
(Commemorative) 1913 Ewenny: an oval Ewenny Pottery plaque modelled in bold relief with an inscribed portrait of the Reverend Edward Matthews and dated with the centenary of his birth in 1813, the reverse with incised mark, 205mm, glaze chip to cheek
Estimate:  £30.00 - 60.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 72
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A rare creamware teapot with moulded spout and handle painted in rouge-de-fer and black with four lines of verse, on the reverse floral sprays in a palette of rouge-de-fer, aubergine, yellow and black, circa 1770, 103mm, the body cracked, the spout tip and lower handle chipped, lacking cover. * The lines of verse are attributed to Richard Duke from his 1717 poem 'The Review'. See an article in Lapham's Quarterly, Wednesday 28th February 2018 where the author discusses the importance of the tea table in the 18th century drawing room as a forum for political change. An example of this teapot in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is attributed to Wedgwood, exhibit number 1951M180. Josiah Wedgwood himself became a staunch supporter of the ant-slavery movement and Godden records that the earliest of Wedgwood wares were unmarked. Pottery of this type has in the past been attributed to the workshops of Robinson & Rhodes of Leeds however recent excavations in Staffordshire have produced similarly decorated shards. For such a commentary see the 1763 Cider Act teapot from the Robin Simpson collection, lot 42.
Estimate:  £1200.00 - 1800.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 73
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A creamware mug the slender cylindrical body set with a plain handle and painted in black with lines of verse after Richard Duke, circa 1790, 122mm, restored
Estimate:  £300.00 - 600.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 74
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A rare cornelian intaglio carved with a kneeling figure in profile looking to sinister, inscribed around the border in mirror writing 'Am I not a man & a brother', circa 1825, hairline crack, mounted in pinchbeck as a broach, 16mm high overall. * Shortly after the inaugural meeting of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade held on 22nd May 1787 this image, taken from the Wedgwood medallion, was adopted by the Society as a seal. Here depicted as the medallion looking to sinister but with the script reversed.
Estimate:  £500.00 - 1000.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £500
Lot 75
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A very rare pincushion of circular form embroidered in plum coloured cotton with the profile of a kneeling figure beneath a tree, the reverse inscribed 'Pity the poor slave', tied with a ribbon, circa 1830, 46mm diameter. * The Quaker School at Ackworth has records in its needlework archive of this image and others similar. See 'Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth' by Carol Humphrey.
Estimate:  £800.00 - 1200.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £9000
Lot 76
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A fascinating archive of paper printed material comprising pages from 'The Second Report of the Female Society for Birmingham…for the Relief of British Negro Slaves'; a paper by Thomas Clarkson entitled 'Negro Slavery' and extracts from Royal Gazette Jamaica; an article about the Society's work bags and albums; a variety of engravings including 'The Drivers Whip…' and another of a female beneath a palm tree cradling an infant, all circa 1825 (a lot)
Estimate:  £600.00 - 800.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 77
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A very rare cotton work bag printed en-grisaille with the scene of a slave cradling an infant whilst being addressed by a driver, whip in hand, the reverse inscribed with verse, circa 1830, 270 x 220mm, stained and minor tear. * See lot 76 for a contemporary description of these work bags in the Ladies Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves newsletter with an explanation of their suggested contents also contemporary engravings from which the portrayal on the front and the script on the reverse of the bag were taken.
Estimate:  £1800.00 - 2400.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 78
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A Staffordshire pottery figure modelled as a kneeling figure, hands clasped in prayer, the open book upon his knee inscribed 'Bless God, Thank Britton (sic), me no slave', on a green painted base moulded with broken chains, circa 1834 178mm, some good repainting and restoration to the upper body and feet. * For a similar example of this figure see Victoria & Albert Museum number C.129-2003
Estimate:  £300.00 - 600.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 79
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A pearlware nursery plate the floral moulded border painted in colours, the centre printed in black with the scene entitled 'He Returns' depicting a teacher greeting a young pupil with attendant footman of colour, dressed in livery, the reverse with impressed crown mark impressed warranted, circa 1834, 196mm. * Depiction of the recently emancipated slave clothed in livery and gainfully employed became a fascination of society following the passing of the anti-slavery act. See Gifts for Good Children, number 377 where the author attributes this mark to Clews of Cobridge in Staffordshire.
Estimate:  £150.00 - 200.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 80
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A porcelain plate of scrolling outline printed en-grisaille with quotes centred by a figure beneath a palm tree cradling an infant, circa 1834, 226mm, minor rim chips. * See lot 76 for a contemporary engraving from which this portrayal was taken.
Estimate:  £60.00 - 80.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 81
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A pottery nursery plate with florette moulded border printed in black with a scene entitled 'Valuing the Human Article', circa 1850. * See Gifts for Good Children, number 339 where the author attributes this caricature to George Cruikshank and subsequently reproduced in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin published 1852.
Estimate:  £40.00 - 60.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 82
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A harlequin set of four pottery plates each printed with a scene entitled 'Uncle Toms Cabin' with pink lined borders, circa 1860, 171mm (4). * See Gifts for Good Children, numbers 340 and 343
Estimate:  £80.00 - 120.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 83
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) Charles Summer: an English white parian bust on socle base the reverse inscribed 'Equality of Rights is the first of Rights' with facsimile signature, marked 'Published by J Mc D&S Copyright, circa 1874, 332mm overall. * Summer was an American politician and Senator for Massachusetts. A good orator he was leader of the anti-slavery movement in the state and leader of the Radical Republicans in the Senate. The firm of McDuffie & Stratton were fine china dealers in Boston, established in 1871.
Estimate:  £160.00 - 220.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 84
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) A cylindrical mug printed in black with entitled scenes depicting people of colour enjoying sophisticated lifestyles, circa 1890, 104mm, rim chip. * Taken from a series of four Americana prints entitled Courtship, Wedding, First Born and Baby's Christening, published in 1888
Estimate:  £30.00 - 60.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 85
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) An English pottery jug, possibly Minton, the spherical body inscribed in gilt with four lines of verse beneath an elongated neck banded in black and enamelled with flowers and foliage in colours, the handle, foot and rim lined in gilt, the underside impressed MILAB B and painted with a decorators mark, circa 1860, 205mm. * The lines of verse are attributed to Richard Duke from his 1717 poem 'The Review'.
Estimate:  £200.00 - 300.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 86
(Commemorative anti-slavery slave) Harriet Beecher Stowe: a circular pottery plaque printed in grey and decorated in colours with a named portrait encircled by characters from the novel 'Uncle Toms Cabin', gilt rim, circa 1855, 164mm
Estimate:  £80.00 - 120.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £780
Lot 87
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) Nelson: an interesting late-19th century brown stoneware spirit flask moulded with a likeness impressed with name and on the reverse 'England expects…' and I. Gunson Waifleet, the shoulders with dated battle honours, 218mm high, the base repaired and a walking stick the top affixed with a carved wood portrait bust, the bust 74mm high, (2). * Directories for the years 1868 to 1885 list Isaac Gunson as a brewer and wines and spirit merchant in the High Street, Waifleet All Saints, Lincolnshire.
Estimate:  £80.00 - 100.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 88
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) 1855 Royal Patriotic Fund: a jug by S. Alcock & Co printed in black and well decorated in colours, orange and gilt, 201mm. * See Victoria Remembered, plates 212 and 213
Estimate:  £60.00 - 80.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 89
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) A cylindrical pottery loving cup printed in black with reversible cartoons entitled 'The Two Allies' and 'Tied and Allied', circa 1860, 131mm, minor hairline crack to base. * After the cartoon by Frederick Platts and quite probably referring to the Franco-Austrian war of 1859. See British Museum number 1859.0611.03
Estimate:  £30.00 - 50.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 90
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) A Doulton Lambeth brown stoneware jug applied in green and white with a portrait oval inscribed to the memory of General Gorden and Khartoum, circa 1885, 193mm and two French pottery plates (3). * See Commemorative Pottery, plate 191
Estimate:  £40.00 - 80.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £95
Lot 91
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) A cast brass presentation piece on green marble base by Stockmann of Luzern for the Federal Shooting Festival of 1939, 90mm high and a soft metal plaque cast for the Swiss Civil Defence dated 1939 (2)
Estimate:  £30.00 - 50.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 92
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) 1815 Duke of Wellington: a large documentary creamware jug printed in black with a named portrait oval, on the reverse a scene of the Liverpool Amnesty dated 30th October 1809, centred by the inscription 'Peter and Jane Unsworth 1815', 252mm, chips to underside of foot. * George III celebrated his Golden Jubilee by granting freedom to a considerable number of prisoners. See Commemorative Pottery, plate 36. A Dukedom was conferred upon Wellington on 3rd May 1814.
Estimate:  £400.00 - 600.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 93
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) Duke of Wellington: a white bisque porcelain standing figure on square base, possibly Minton, the reverse inscribed 'Published by W. Cuming, circa 1835
Estimate:  £140.00 - 160.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
(Naval Military War Commemorative commemorate) Duke of Wellington: a white bisque porcelain standing figure on circular base the reverse inscribed 'Pub by Beven & Co', circa 1835, fingers to left hand chipped
Estimate:  £100.00 - 130.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
(Political Commemorative commemorate) A cup and saucer printed in black with a named portrait of Sir Robert Peel and a nursery plate with named and dated portrait of 'The Rt Hon John Bright' (3)
Estimate:  £40.00 - 60.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 96
(Political Commemorative commemorate) Charles Stewart Parnell: a good Staffordshire pottery figure, circa 1882. * An Irish Nationalist and MP from 1875 to 1891 Parnell established the Irish Parliamentary Party in 1882 and subsequently held the balance of power in the hung parliament of 1885. See Pugh, figure 55, B196.
Estimate:  £140.00 - 180.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 97
(Political Commemorative commemorate) Gladstone and Disraeli: two good Doulton brown stoneware jugs, largest 222mm (2)
Estimate:  £50.00 - 80.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 98
(Political Commemorative commemorate) Paul Kruger: a pottery maskhead jug by Vulliamy for T. Goode & Co, 158mm. * Kruger was President of South Africa from 1883 until 1902.
Estimate:  £50.00 - 80.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 99
(Political Commemorative commemorate) Lloyd George: a good W.H. Goss model of his early home, 100mm long and an Ashstead Pottery ashtray with 'Empire Swings' cartoon after Low (2)
Estimate:  £30.00 - 50.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £45
Lot 100
(Political Commemorative commemorate) Neville Chamberlain: a Paragon Peacemaker plate, 270mm and a Gibson Pottery character mug, both circa 1938, 135mm. * See British Commemoratives, plates 561 and 562
Estimate:  £50.00 - 80.00 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £85
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