Brown, the foot rim and collar neck with gilt foliate scrolls against a dark blue ground, printed marks, height 38cm (lacking cover) A large early 20th Century Royal Worcester figure entitled 'The Bather Surprised', the scantily dressed maiden stood beside a tree stump and draped in a blue robe, all raised to an oblong gilt base, puce printed marks with date code for 1921, height 39cm A Clarice Cliff Latona Fish shallow dish form wall plaque circa 1929 hand painted with stylised fish swimming amongst reeds over a pale cream ground, hand painted LATONA and Bizarre mark, width 26cm.
A large hand painted charger, painted on a Royal Worcester blank by former Royal Worcester artist David Fuller, the central well decorated with fruit, berries and foliage sat into a wicker basket, the radiating edge with gilt foliate scrolls against a dark blue ground, unmarked, signed to the front D Fuller, diameter 40cm A Moorcroft for Liberty & Co sweet meat pedestal dish decorated in the Wysteria pattern against a dark blue ground raised to a pewter stand, impressed Tudric, Moorcroft, 01514, diameter 13cm, height 6.5cm A large Moorcroft Anemone pattern vase of tapering form decorated with an upper band of tubelined flowers and foliage against a dark blue ground, impressed and painted marks alongside Potter to HM Queen Mary paper label, height 26cm A late 18th Century Ralph Wood Toby jug, seated wearing a grey frock coat with ochre breaches holding a foaming jug of ale and a cup of ale, height 23cm See Harold Mackintosh Early English Pottery where this jug is featured in an article on p88.
Numbered to base 111 of the Lord Mackintosh Collection.
A late 18th Century Ralph Wood Toby jug, ordinary model with a roman nose, holding a jug on his left knee and raising a glass to his lips, wearing an aubergine coat and yellow and blue breeches, impressed 51 and painted No.
However it was not the only pottery to date code its majolica.
Wedgwood, which began potting majolica in 1861, used a simple letter system to mark its earthenware and pearlware.
A 20th Century Royal Worcester cabinet plate, the central roundel painted by H.
Henry with peaches, grapes and berries against a mossy ground set to a radiating gilt border with low relief decoration, gold printed mark, diameter 23.5cm Three Royal Worcester hand painted side plates each decorated by J.
A Clarice Cliff Crocus pattern single handled Lotus jug circa 1929 hand painted with Crocus sprays between green, yellow and brown banding, hand painted green CROCUS and Bizarre mark, height 30cm, restored.
The entire word may not be visible but enough should be there to make out.
If the word WEDGWOOD is not visible the three letter date coding system should be visible. In 1871 Wedgwood adopted pattern numbers with the code letter prefixes. Wedgwood began the date code system in 1860 with the letter O. The second cycle begins in 1872 with A and progresses through Z with 1897 and the third cycle begins with 1898 and concludes with the letter F for 1929.
This was replaced with MADE IN ENGLAND after 1910, the year that general majolica manufacture ceased at Wedgwood.
The history of Wedgwood begins with the birth of the company’s founder, Josiah Wedgwood, in 1730.