Trompe-l’oeil platters that come with their own seafood permanently attached. 19th century, with designs following the ideas of Bernard Palissy, a French 16th century potter. These by Léon Brard.

Oval dish decorated with red mullet, a crab, and a seashell in relief.
Oval dish decorated with red mullet, a crab, and a seashell in relief. Stylized pattern with blue border. Signed “Léon Brard” in cursive. Léon Brard, maker (1830-1902). Image © Majolica and proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=496926
Round dish with polychrome decoration of a crab and two fish in relief in the center.
Round dish with polychrome decoration of a crab and two fish in relief in the center. Stylized pattern with blue border. Signed “Léon Brard” in cursive. Léon Brard, maker (1830-1902). Image © Majolica and proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=324199
Dish decorated with a lobster in relief.
Dish decorated with a lobster in relief. Stylized pattern with blue border. Signed “Léon Brard” in cursive. Léon Brard, maker (1830-1902). Image © Majolica and proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=496927

Designs for ceramics by A. W. Pugin who designed tiles that are in the Houses of Parliament. Minton Archives. Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Design S-4.
Design S-4. A. W. Pugin, artist. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/pate-sur-pate-and-pugin-too/#more-10432
Design S-2.
Design S-2. A. W. Pugin, artist. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/pate-sur-pate-and-pugin-too/#more-10432
Design S-6.
Design S-6. A. W. Pugin, artist. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/pate-sur-pate-and-pugin-too/#more-10432
Design S-7.
Design S-7. A. W. Pugin, artist. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/pate-sur-pate-and-pugin-too/#more-10432

Art Nouveau era ceramics, some edging into Art Deco. Designed by Walter Slater for Shelley Pottery which started in 1896 and operated until it was taken over in 1966. All of these happening to have come from the website for Bonhams.

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Intarsio vases, one in globe and shaft form decorated with a stylized scrolling foliate motif in purple, green, and mauve. The other is a small ewer with a bulbous body decorated with carnations. ca. 1911. Printed makers mark, numbered “3577” and “3010.”Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15302/lot/233/
Lustre bowl. ca. 1919-21.
Lustre bowl with a sea green ground. Decorated with central foliate scrolls in blue, yellow and green and embellished with gilt. Green “Spano-lustra” candlestick with a swirling form. ca. 1919-21. Signed with a printed makers mark. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15302/lot/273/
Lustre ginger jar and cover. ca. 1915.
Lustre ginger jar and cover, iridescent pink/golden ground with gilt slip trailed decoration of dragonflies and floral tendrils. ca. 1915. Attributed to Walter Slater. Printed mark. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/10826/lot/168/

Colorful ceramic jugs designed by Susie Cooper for Gray’s Pottery, Hanley, England, whom she worked for in the 1920s, starting her own firm afterward.

Cubist design. 1920s.
Cubist design. 1920s. Marked ” Hand-painted, Gray’s Pottery, Hanley, England. Designed by Susie Cooper” on the underside. Image © 2019 — World Collectors Net. Fair use license. via http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/susie-cooper-price-guide-value-guide/attachment/susie-cooper-grays-pottery-art-deco-cubist-jug/
"Paris" cubist design jug. ca. 1930.
“Paris” cubist design jug with cup. ca. 1930. ” Marked “Hand-painted, Gray’s Pottery, Hanley, England. Designed by Susie Cooper.” Image © 2019 Andrew Muir. Fair use license. via https://andrew-muir.com/items/grays-pottery-susie-cooper-perfect-cubist-design-mid-size-paris-jug-c-1930/2466
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Jug in a Art Deco cubist geometric design. 1920s. Fully marked for Gray’s Pottery to the base. Image © 2019 – WorthPoint Corporation. Fair use license. via https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/susie-cooper-grays-pottery-art-deco-1778406257

Selected images from the “Majolica box of designs,” a folio in the collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Majolica design. No date.
Majolica design. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109
Design number 28, G23.  No date.
Design number 28, G23. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109
Design number 79. No date.
Design number 79. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109
Design. No date.
Design. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109

Vases and some other interesting little things from American ceramics firm Weller Pottery which was in the state of Ohio. Founded in 1872 it closed right after World War II.

Bottle vase with red carnation in the "Eocean" pattern. 1898-1915.
Bottle vase with red carnation from the “Eocean” line. 1898-1915. American. Ceramic. Image © thekingsfortune.com and ©1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Weller-Pottery-1898-1915-Eocean-Carnations/dp/B07R8N59WY
Pillow vase from the "Aurilian" line.
Pillow vase from the “Aurilian” line. Dark brown ground with hand painted decoration in slip under a gloss glaze, the front having a spray of flowers in burnt orange and dark yellow with green leaves and an area of mustard with abstract splashes on the sides and back in red and yellow. 1898-1910 with the die stamp on the underside suggesting a date before 1900. Earthen ware. Signed “Weller” on the bottom with an impressed die stamp. Marked by hand with the artist’s initials. It also has the numbers 502 and 7. 1898 and 1910. Image ©Callooh Callay Vintage and © 2019 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/1112551/1900s-weller-pottery-aurelian-vase
Coppertone bowl, frog dish, and two frogs. No exact date.
Coppertone bowl, frog dish, and two frogs. No exact date. Ceramic. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://skinnerlive.auctionserver.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/507/lot/227451/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F507%3Fpage%3D1%26items%3D100
"LaSa" scene palm tree round vase. 1920-25.
“LaSa” scene palm tree round vase. 1920-25. Glazed ceramic. Image © 1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. and Weller Pottery. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Weller-Pottery-1920-25-Scenic-Round/dp/B07HBFQ7V9

Jardinieres from American firm Roseville Pottery, which was in operation in the state of Ohio from 1890 to the mid 20th century.

Two jardinieres with their stands. No exact date.
Two jardinieres with their stands. No exact date. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via
Jardiniere with stand in an iris pattern.
Jardiniere with stand in an iris pattern. No exact date. Image © justartpottery.com. Fair use license. via
"Zephyr Lily" jardiniere with stand, 671-8. No exact date.
“Zephyr Lily” jardiniere with stand, 671-8. No exact date. Image © 2019 Alex Cooper Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://alexcooper.hibid.com/lot/68009-124931-90738/roseville-pottery-zephyr-lily-jardiniere–671-8-/