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Serving plate

Painted in grey monochrome over white ground; heavily gilded; pierced decoration.

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Plate

Blue and white transfer print; scene of the St. Lawrence steamboat 'British America' against a background view of Montreal. View: Montreal from St. Helen’s Island.; View of Montreal engraved by W.S. Leney and published in 1830 by Adolphus Bourne of Montreal. The original watercolour by R.A. Sproule is in the Collection of the McCord Museum of McGill University. (‘Focus Two: The Canadiana Connection’, 1998, p. 64)

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Plate

Mazarine-blue ground overlaid with gilt floral sprays on border.

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Ewer

Floral meander embellished with gilding over a mazarine-blue ground. Davenport made rose water and eau-de-cologne ewers in this shape.

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Teacup, saucer

White ground; band of gilded decoration in foliate design; straight sided teacup slanting outward from base.

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Sauceboat

Rose moulding as the main floral motif on both sides; blue painted flower under spout; interior has blue painted cell border and five flower sprays below the border and at centre base; blue flower painting on the handle which has a heart-shaped terminal

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Teacup

Fluted form cup; floral decoration painted in underglaze blue with gilding.

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Saucer dish

Engraving coloured with overglaze enamels; centre decoration is set in a vignette surrounded by overglaze gilded grape and vine design on an underglaze mazarine blue background reserving oval medallions with a grouping of various fruit; pattern is a bat-print of 3 children at play with a top; colour wash after an engraving by Adam Buck (1759-1833).

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Basket

White 'bird's nest' basket; basket weave pattern using four strands of rods; petal and leaf decoration around rim

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Soup plate

Raised rim with gilded crossed ribbon decoration; gilded border design in scroll, meander and lace patterns on a beige ground, with five floral sprays painted in polychrome overglaze enamels.

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Soup plate

Pattern is taken from a Chinese export porcelain design.

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Teapot

White; glaze has a minutely pitted surface reminiscent of orange peel. Engine-turned decoration in basket-weave design and wheatsheaf finial.

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Basket, Stand

Overall floral sprays - forget-me-nots; brown glaze on rim; Basket (a): pierced sides; twig shaped handle; Stand (b): pierced border

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Teabowl, saucer

Printed in underglaze blue. [there are two sets of g-85-706 (ab)]

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Plate

Moulded and shaped border of mazarine-blue between two gilded linear designs; centre floral spray painted in polychrome overglaze enamels.

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Plate

Polychrome; in centre of plate, sitting on a branch, bird with red head and yellow breast; six butterflies around inner rim of plate; blue border around outer rim

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Jug

A miniature jug which is part of a child's toy tea service. It is hand-painted in underglaze blue in a Chinese-like island pattern that has a central tree with two small hut-like houses on each side of the island; two sailing ships are depicted on reverse.

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Teapot

Semi-translucent polychrome overglaze enamel floral sprays on white ground

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Sauce tureen

'Shortened' vase shape tureen flaring at rim; shaped cover decorated with band of blue and gilt cornflowers; cluster of 5 buds on leafed stem forms knob; two side handles in shape of winged animal masks; stand has border of blue cornflowers and one at centre; rib/section moulding at base of tureen

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Tea bowl, saucer

Enamel decoration on white ground in the pattern of a draped swag around rim of bowl and saucer; suspended between each swag is a flower spray; group of four leaves at centre of both pieces; colours of blue, brown, and green. Known as “peasant enamels”, these wares lack sophistication but show a pleasing simplicity.

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Trio

Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels, with gilding.

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Plate

Raised scalloped rim; divided into 8 radiating fan-shaped segments with alternating designs of chrysanthemums in the Japanese style; stylized chrysanthemum within a gilt circle at centre; decorated mainly in cobalt, rust and green painted overglaze enamels, with gilding on white ground

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Plate

Polychrome floral spray decoration painted in overglaze enamels on white ground; moulded floral decoration; shaped rim with plain gilt edge

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Comport

A rectangular and shaped comport; applied foliage handles; moulded floral decoration of cranes, palm trees and flowers painted in overglaze enamels in the Japanese asymmetrical style, with gilding.

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Vase

In imitation of Josiah Wedgwood's jasperware; pale matt-blue with white stylized leaf motifs, alternating with a "flowering tree", with birds above; all in relief which is applied as in Wedgwood, but the workmanship and mastery of technique does not compare with Wedgwood.

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