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Art Deco shaped pitcher of tapered cylindrical form with flared, upturned rim, exaggerated at lip. Teal green band at base, handle and interior. Remainder of pitcher is white with tulips and stylized flower heads between bands of yellow, blue and mauve geometric weave.
Exterior white with shanked tramlines and gilt sprigs of single barley ears. Inferior with border band at rim in cobalt blue with gilt band of leaves.
High- fired earthenware body (apparently red clay with covered with a white clay slip or “engobe”). Incised linear decoration in panels of figures and motifs arranged in three graduated bands, the tallest around the lower body. Mat glaze applied in two or more layers of charcoal black with predominating mustard yellow tones and faded red down the three incised vertical bands separating the figures and motifs. The over-all effect is similar to what was used for certain Danish designer stoneware vases imported into Canada about the same period.
Red earthenware with white slip (engobe) to the top and incised and mat-glazed decoration. Shallow saucer shape with up curved rim and cylindrical foot ring. Incised into the top fairly deeply, three intersecting stylized figures of birds - possibly sea gulls - on the wing. The bird motifs and possibly a bit of the sky are incised in the white slip which is shaded with a thin, transparent layer of green. Part of the background shows the red clay body incised with curving lines parallel to the rim. The back of the bowl is left plain.
Red earthenware with white slip (engobe) to the top and incised and mat-glazed decoration. Shallow saucer shape with up curved rim and cylindrical foot ring. Incised into the top fairly deeply, an irregular rounded panel with five stylized fish. The white slip is an attractive creamy/ ivory white colour. Light smears of transparent green glaze over the fish. The back of the bowl is left plain.
Small, globular vase with extended neck and rim.
Large, ovoid vase with tall neck and no rim
Partial Tea Service for four. Decoration is in typical Derby ‘Imari’ colours. Underglaze cobalt blue, rust-red overglaze with gilding.
Scattered gilt flowers, edges of vessels banded in underglaze cobalt edged by gilt. The cobalt band features an entwined gilt ribbon inset. A repetitive scalloped (with dot) gilt border separates the banding from the interior of the vessels. The exterior of the cups is restrained and simple, merely a single gilt sprig per side.
Teacup , saucer
Exterior of cups and rim of saucer feature generous cobalt blue scalloped border and gilt border. The cobalt passages further decorated with gilt dots. Interior of cups with simple gilt border of repeating 4-dot pattern.
Adelaide shape with “D” handle. Rims of saucers and interior of cups feature feathery cobalt scallops and gilding. Inside wells of cups further gilding.
Coffee can, saucer
Tan coloured, geometric decoration with dark brown handle. Interior of cup is white.
19th century basalt “Egyptian Black” teapot; Lid with spaniel finial; handle with additional dog head design
Squat oval, drabware teapot with ribbed decoration and central band. Lid like a compressed cushion, with floral shaped finial. Generous loop handle. Spout emerges from lower half of body
Compressed globular, caneware teapot, covered sugar basin and jug, each with central banding. The teapot lid and sugar basin lid features a molded wheat sheaf finial. The basin has two abbreviated, everted handles. The woven cane motif is crisply rendered
Large ceramic head with applied figures. Figures are: winged dogs, hunter hauls seal near breathing hole on top of head, and human face on one side.
Larger than life-size head and neck portrait of a woman (?). There are 3 small figures enacting hunting scene on top of head. Polar bear, in defensive posture, is at top/middle, facing dog(?). Behind bear is a hunter in traditional dress, stalking the bear. He is on his stomach, with knife and raised arm. Grimace expression on woman's face.
Large ceramic man's head with a bear lying on his head and 4 lizard-like creatures crawling on his face.
Legend of the Family Who Traveled on a Wild Goose
Covered cheese platter
A generous platter with a domed cover. The vessel carries a dark glaze with the exception of where the lid fits to the vessel where that impression is left raw
Tomb figurine (attendant)
Han Dynasty male - possibly a man-servant - standing attendant figure with clasped hands in front of body; wearing ¾ length robe with traces of orange and red pigment on borders. Face has traces of white pigment.
The bowls are very thinly potted. Both are slightly conical in form and are very simply decorated with incised lines and faintly stamped banded line segments. The decoration is very subtle and not overtly obvious. The pale bluish/white glaze pools slightly, with desired crazing.
A hexagonal bowl with turquoise/green interior. The exterior features famille rose floral and insect decoration. The high foot rim is decorated with a water/wave pattern.