September’s Fine Art sale plays host to a wide breadth of porcelain from some of the most notable 18th century English porcelain factories. Ever-popular, a good number of pieces are painted in delicate polychrome with beautiful specimens of flowers. Factory painters were often adept at working in a number of genres, with flower painting being but one of their skills. Artists of the time faithfully reproduced print sources or used fresh bouquets of flowers for inspiration.
Most notably in the sale is a striking Philip Christian & Co (Liverpool) blue-scale teapot, circa 1770, decorated with finely hand-enamelled panels of flowers reserved against a striking blue scale ground. A rare example, this comes to market after having previously being in two important private collections and can be snapped up for an estimate of £1500/£2000.
Elsewhere in the sale, an early 19th century Bristol puzzle jug can bring some fun and frivolity to any household for just £100/£150. Such jugs could be found in many taverns and homes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and would challenge the drinker to partake without spilling the contents. Adeptly painted with floral sprays, this particular jug also benefits from displaying beautifully.
If those are not to your taste, the sale includes a veritable garden of other floral items such as sauceboats, coffee cups, and cream jugs which can all be picked up for affordable estimates ranging from £80-£250. A sound investment indeed, and one which is not prone to wilting!
Other lots pictured in the group shot (Left to Right) include:
The full collection will be sold as part of The Autumn Auction on Wednesday 16th September at 10am and the catalogue will be available to view online from 25th August. To sign up to receive a direct link to our online catalogue please fill out our form here.
If you are interested to know more about any of the pieces in this article or to request extra images contact Halls' Ceramics and Glassware Specialist Caroline Dennard on 01743 450 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org