Rare Creamware Jug “The Town & Trade of Shrewsbury for Ever”, 1807, swelling ovoid body decorated with applied transfer prints of a portly gentleman, inscribed “The Town & Trade of Shrewsbury ForEver!” also a lengthy inscription in an oval on the reverse, 7” high. Two hairline cracks and end of spout restored, star crack to base. Together with a contemporary rectangular copper engraving plate, depicting the inscription within the oval on the reverse of the pitcher, 4 8/10" x 5 9/10".
Staffordshire Whieldon-Type Creamware King of Prussia Plate, 1756-1763, molded in low-relief with "Success to the King of Prussia and his forces", alternating with the bust the King of Prussia, an eagle, drum, cannon, and a flag. 9 ½” diam.
Rare Staffordshire Creamware Tea Canister, c.1760, probably Thomas Whieldon Fenton Vivian, with molded panels of a stork with a snake, a gardener and a fox, a mill house and a cockerel by a well, 4½". Glaze wear to edges, minor chips, restoration to neck.
The Property of the late Stanley Hedges, Esq
Jim & Nancy Dine Collection
Troy D. Chappell Collection
Sotheby's, London, The Property of the late Stanley Hedges, Esq, sold April 17th, 1974. Lot: 184. Sotheby's, New York, Collection of Jim & Nancy Dine, sold October 20th, 1997, Lot: 11.
For a similarly made tea canister, see Sotheby’s, New York, The Harriet Goldweitz Collection, January 20th 2006, Lot: 146. Pg. 178.
For a discussion on the chicken and the well panel, see – D. Edwards & R. Hampson. 'White Salt Glazed Stoneware of the British Isles', p. 138. Fig, 114. Tile, press moulded white salt-glaze stoneware. Examples of tiles are rare and some shards of similar tiles were excavated at the Fenton Vivian site of Thomas Whieldon. Also for a discussion on the stork and snake design, the wasters are illustrated in Leslie B. Grigsby, English Pottery 1650-1800, The Henry H. Weldon Collection, p.254, No. 142. Further illustrations of the hen and chicks can be found in Charles F. C. Luxmore, English Saltglazed Earthenware, pl. 88.
Two Staffordshire Redware & Creamware Satyr Mask Wall Pockets, c.1770, molded with a satyr head below a dolphin mask, 6 ½”. Restored chips to rim, cracks to back. Other repaired back & corner.
Staffordshire Creamware model of a Cat, c.1790, modeled seated on its haunches with ochre speckling, 5”. Restoration to ear, crack to foot rim.