Pages from AU2: The Kensington Studio Volume, part of the archives of Minton Pottery which are held in Stoke-on-Trent, England. These being images scanned by the archive.

Sketches for vases or jars. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Fish design. Figures 016. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Designs with flowers and birds. Figures 019-021. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Stylized floral motif. Figures S56-S63. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Figures S1312-S1324. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/

Antique sauce tureens. Small cousins of soup tureens but just as decorated up. Mostly made in England with one having been made in China for the American market.

Covered sauce tureen. 1786. Porcelain. Made in China for the American market. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/2546
Pair of George III silver sauce tureens and covers. Oval form tureens with gadrooned rims, raised on stepped oval bases and with reeded upswung loop handles. Domed covers with bud finials. Engraved with crest on one side of the bodies and covers. 1779. Made in London, England. Maker’s mark: Mark of Henry Greenway, London, 1779. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-george-iii-silver-sauce-6198541-details.aspx
Pair of Hicks & Meigh “Stone China” sauce tureens Pattern #53, decorated in the Imari style. ca. 1818. British. Hicks & Meigh, maker. Maker’s marks: printed regency coat of arms mark with pattern Number 53. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1330799-B681b/Pair-Hicks-Meigh-x27Stone-Chinax27-Sauce
Pair of yellow ground porcelain sauce tureens with bands of painted flowers. ca. 1820. British. Coalport, maker. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/antique-pair-of-coalport-porcelain-sauce-tureens/id-f_742387/

The Arctic back when it was the frontier. Plates from Sir George Back’s 1836 work “Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean,” Sir Back having been the expedition leader. He may have done the drawings these plates are based on. It doesn’t say.

“Andersons’ Fall, Haheldessa River, September 25, 1834.” Frontispiece. Page 6. E. Finden, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n5/mode/2up
“North Shore of Great Slave Lake, August 13, 1833. Page 119, E. Finden, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n118/mode/2up
“Beverly’s Falls, Mouth of Hoarfrost River.” Page 135. On stone by Louis Haghe, Lithographer and printer. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n134/mode/2up
“Portage in Hoarfrost River. August 19, 1833.” Page 140. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n140/mode/2up

Teddy bears to spruce up your life. Novelty silver.

Pepper castor in the form of a seated teddy bear. 1909. Edwardian. Made in Birmingham, England. Henry Charles Freeman, maker. Hallmarked. Image © Toovey’s 2017-2020.  Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/430155/an-edwardian-silver-novelty-pepper-castor-in-the-form-of-seated-teddy-bear
Buttonhook with a teddy bear handle. 1909. British. Made in Birmingham, England by Crisford and Norris Ltd. Maker’s marks: Hallmarked for Crisford and Norris Ltd. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/693834087/silver-button-hook-teddy-bear-sterling


Perfume bottle holder modeled as a teddy bear listening to his Walkman personal music player with earphones. The head comes off to house a small perfume bottle. 1997. British. Sterling silver. From Sheffield. Maker’s marks for Camelot Silverware Ltd. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/listing/688185680/perfume-bottle-holder-sterling-novelty

Art Déco ceramics. English and designed by Enoch Boulton who worked for a number of potteries. Late 1920s.

Temple vase in the “Orient” pattern with a foo fu dog finial lid and decorated with black, green, and orange enamel and 22 carat gold. Produced as an exhibition piece. ca. 1930. British. Designed by Boulton for Crown Devon Fielding. Maker’s marks: Mark for Crown Devon on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/art-deco-large-temple-vase-enoch-boulton-enameled-orient-design/id-f_20797732/
Vase in the “Temple” pattern in a terracotta and black colorway with gilding, pattern #2880. Before 1926. British. Designed by Boulton. Maker’s marks: Marked on the base with the W&R Crown mark in use up to 1926. Also has the remnants of a label from the original retailer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image  © 1995-2020 eBay Inc.  Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carlton-Ware-12-5-inch-Temple-pattern-Enameled-Vase-Designed-by-Enoch-Boulton-/32398

Lake Nemi, Italy. Various painters from various countries who all painted in Rome. Everyone did, sharing with what we would call studio/roommates if you weren’t rich enough to rent one by yourself.

“Vue du lac de Nemi,” 1869. Gouache. Artist not known. Annotated “Nemi 1869” on the right. Image © lotsearch.de and Beaussant Lefèvre, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/vue-du-lac-de-nemi-gouache-annotee-a-droite-nemi-1869-18-x-30-5-cm-ovale-50714582?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter
“Lake Nemi.” 1857. American. George Inness, painter (1825-1894). Image source: wikipedia. Image © 2020 Life in Italy LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.lifeinitaly.com/travel/lakes/lake-nemi/
“Vue du lac de Nemi au soleil couchant.” 18th c. English. Joseph Wright, dit Wright of Derby, artist (1734-1797), artist. Image © 2005 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing. Fair use license. via https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/lake-nemi-sunset

Silver epergne from the time of George III of England. All you’ll need to finish decorating is candy to put in all the little bowls.

George III silver epergne, the main cylindrical band adorned with a detachable frieze featuring trumpet playing cherubs, scrolling grapes and foliage and within leaf cast and chased borders. Four scrolling foliate legs with circular flowerheads, joined by four scrolling leaf capped stretchers with a central cast bull’s head crest. Four removable branches with acanthus leaf and reeded decoration ending with cast leaves forming rests for the detachable silver bowl cradles formed from floral decoration. Cut glass bowls. 1808. Neoclassical. Made in London, England. William Pitts, maker. Silver and cut glass. Maker’s marks: all pieces hallmarked for William Pitts. Image t © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/An-Impressive-George-III-Silver-Epergne-London-1808-by-William-Pitts-/163439382042
George III silver epergne with four scroll legs supporting a foliate apron frame and four scroll branches, each with a circular dish, centering a pierced navette-form bowl, the bowl engraved with a coat-of-arms and the dishes engraved with a crest. 1764. Made in London, England. Silver. Thomas Pitts, maker. Maker’s marks: fully marked for Thomas Pitts. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-george-iii-silver-epergne-mark-of-5360942-details.aspx
Silver George III epergne with a central boat shaped openwork basket, eight arms with four baskets, openwork neck and base with scroll and floral decoration and cartouche feet. Frame, basket and dishes with a matching heraldic device. 1788-1795. Made in Dublin, Ireland. Silver. Maker’s marks: marked “CM” probably for Charles Marsh. Image © 2018 Brunk Auctions, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.brunkauctions.com/lot/irish-george-iii-silver-epergne-3196422

A wonderful selection of golf and polo trophies made by Garrard & Company of London. Taken from the on line catalog for Bonham’s “Spectacular Sporting Trophies & Memorabilia” auction which happens next week.


Two thirds scale Ryder Cup golf trophy, the cover with a standing figure of a golfer, the two handled cup with paneled sides, a lion mask knop below on a faceted baluster knop stem and a wood base with a plain silver-gilt band. 1990. English. Silver gilt. Garrard and Company, Ltd. maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26554/lot/2/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Open Championship golf trophy, a silver replica of the Open Championship ever. Profuse chased decoration with an elongated neck and curved shoulders. The slightly tapering cylindrical body has four panels, one depicting a standing golfer in full swing. Knopped pedestal foot on a three tiered wood base each with a plain silver band. 1985. English. Silver. Garrard and Company, Ltd. maker. mage © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26554/lot/3/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Ranelagh War cup polo trophy. Silver-gilt cup and cover in a medieval form, the cover with a finial modeled as a crest in the form of a pair of upturned, armor-clad legs. The interior of the cup with an applied circular “seal” to the center, bearing the legend “Le Passe ne Meurt Jamais” and a trumpet base with an applied figure of Victory flanked by the colored enamel flags of the Allied powers of Wolrd War I, and Roman numerals for 1919 to the reverse and engraved with the team members Major F B Hurndall Brig. Gen. J. Vaughan Major V. N. Lockett Lt. Col. G. Mort (back). 1918. English. Silver-gilt. Garrard and Company, London, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26554/lot/4/?category=list&length=12&page=1

Down to the water not so long ago. English. Robert Salmon, painter. Living from 1775 to 1845, he was British but came to the United States in 1828 and painted there for several years. Painting maritime scenes and seascapes, he is considered the father of American Luminism.

“British and German Vessels in a Stiff Breeze at the Mouth of a Harbor.” 1840. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “R. SALMON/1840” on the lower right. inscribed “No 53/Painted by R. Salmon/1840” on the reverse. Inscribed on the reverse with provenance information in a later hand. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3455B/lots/40
“View of Palermo.” 1845. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Salmon_-_View_of_Palermo.jpg
“Ferryboat.” 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “R. S. 1835” on the lower right. Image source: Heritage Auctions. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Salmon_-_Ferryboat.jpg

Domestic scenes filled with men doing things, mostly sitting in chairs. English. John Arthur Lomax, genre painter. Living from 1857 to 1923, he studied at the Munich Academy and in Stuttgart, but returned to Britain to paint.

Oil. Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Arthur_Lomax_018_(38734146554).jpg
Artwork. Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Arthur_Lomax_016_(38563681655).jpg
Artwork. Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Arthur_Lomax_055_(39411482122).jpg