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Dish

Fan-shaped dish is from a four-segment Sandwich Set which would have fitted into a circular wooden tray; dish has flat, unglazed base. Painted in underglaze blue.

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Cream jug, covered sugar bowl

Traces of the red in the green Flaminian glaze; overall glaze has a slightly mottled effect; interior glaze is a paler green; shape of both pieces flares outward at the base (similar to a ship's decanter); shape is simple as in all Moorcraft ware; decoration is a circular motif based on a swirl of abstracted flower forms on a blue ground.

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Vase

Well-potted with good balance and proportion, showing the simple shape associated with Moorcroft wares. The potting ridges are in low relief and are surmounted by a row of round-shaped tool marks, giving a pleasing texture to the thick, creamy-white glaze, which shows pale blue coming through in areas.

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Soup plate

Fairly heavily potted, with identifying shaped rim (6 slight equidistant indentations). Painted in underglaze blue and decorated in overglaze enamels in Imari pattern on white ground. Colours are rust, cobalt, green, aqua, pale blue, and pink; with gilding. The pattern is alternating floral and diapered panels around centre floral and fence design.

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Teabowl, saucer

The "Mother and Child (2 figures)" pattern is transfer printed in underglaze blue, and belongs in a category that emphasizes figures as the prominent feature in this pattern.

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Plate

Turquoise coloured band with ochre and multi-colour transfer-print centre landscape scene with figures. Scene: The Skewbald Horse after Philips Wouwerman, Holland (1619-1668).

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Plate

Deep well with brown edge to rim; oriental pattern in underglaze outline, decorated in overglaze polychrome enamels in shades of brown, green, rust, mauve,yellow; pattern features a rock, flowering prunus and two additional flowers in rust and mauve; pattern covers entire surface of plate; plate belongs in category of "New Pearlware".

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Pap spoon

Brown transfer-print is casually applied and uneven; elongated bowl tapers to a shallow curve; handle is deeply grooved

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Plate

Blue-tinted glaze over white round with Imari design printed underglaze and rust, cobalt and gilding overglaze; bamboo and chrysanthemum motifs; dentil-border at rim; alternating triangular cobalt design and floral spray border; centre design of bamboo and chrysanthemums. The term Imari refers to porcelain imported from Japan by the East India Companies in the early 18th century. Imari-style decoration is associated mainly with two colours, dark underglaze blue and an overglaze rust-red. The style of decoration was popular in England at the beginning of the 19th century.

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Vase

Imitation of Josiah Wedgwood's jasperware; white floral band and spray are quite crisp and effective with the slip-cast form of the base, and as in Wedgwood, the relief work is applied

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Moth; Lysander; Peasblossom

Tiles are decorated with an underglaze print in blue on white, and the subject matter, "Moth", "Lysander" and "Peasblossom" is taken from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; print at centre is surrounded by a border of harebells and leaves. From a set of ten.

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Teapot, stand, plate, teacup, saucer

Shape of teapot and the cup is identified as the "London" shape; pattern is somewhat "Imari" in design and is outlined in printed underglaze and coloured overglaze with polychrome enamels in an attractive palette.

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Milk jug

Typical porcelain jug with blue-printed underglaze Chinese pattern, decorated with overglaze polychrome enamel; Pattern includes flowers, a vase, a pavillion and river scene with figures, boat and bridge

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Vase

Decorated in richly coloured glazes. The stylization of the toadstools and general form of the design are revolutionary for 1903.

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Plate

The richly coloured (rust, green, beige) glazes are applied in a highly decorative Art Nouveau floral design.

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Landscape Dish

Square dish upon which layers of glaze have been applied to achieve a landscape effect

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Jug

The jug has a strap handle, pinched pouring spout and a rich, ox-blood glaze over red clay.

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Vase

Blue exterior glaze with ochre streaking, and dark, almost a landscape (burnt pine forest) grey, undulating design around the base of the vase;interior glaze is a pale blue.

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Ramekin

Commercial quality but well-potted; the interior glaze has a smooth, rich depth which contrasts well with the unglazed rough texture of the exterior.

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Bowl

Deep bowl with circular ribbed form; matt blue interior with brown exterior glaze and unglazed base; bowl has a rolled rim; heavily potted,substantial work,evenly balanced in good proportion to its substance.

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Bobbed Lichen

Design of leaf and lichen is trailed and applied at three separate areas around the jar;trailed leaf design is in slight relief and the lichen is in distinct relief.

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A Sun Box of Clover

Wispy floral design of clover has been trailed on, and is in slight relief within a circular outline, the design covering the entire surface of the cover.

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Covered tureen

Rectangular, deep form with decoration in underglaze transfer-print in floral design with polychrome enamel painting within the print outlines; sprays of flowers either side of a floral band on both tureen and cover; handles are in the form of marine-type heads, the cover handle resembles a pine cone; all handles are painted in green with brown detailing.

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Bowl

Deep formed bowl with copper-red glaze

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