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rare antique redware political campaign charger yellow slip 19th century hancock for ever

Hancock for Ever! Presidential Campaign Redware Plate »

Circa 1880: This historically significant and possibly unique 9 5/8" slip script redware plate reads "Hancock for Ever!" and was produced on the occasion of the beloved Union Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock's 1880 bid for the presidency against James A. Garfield, who would be assassinated in 1881.

For Sale: $3,750

dark blue historical staffordshire george washington coffee pot

Washington Standing at His Tomb Coffeepot »

Circa 1820s: Standing 11" tall, this dark blue historical Staffordshire coffee pot produced by the English firm Enoch Wood & Sons for the American market depicts the posthumous scene of Washington Standing at His Tomb, Scroll in Hand.

For Sale: $3,450

early 19th century yellow slip script decorated name plate for c.g. payne made in norwalk connecticut

C. G. Payne 10" Script Decorated Redware Plate »

Circa 1800-1850: This handsome and unusual presentation 10" script decorated redware plate made for C.G. Payne was more than likely manufactured in Norwalk, Connecticut, by Absalom Day or the firm Smith and Day.

For Sale: $3,250

crolius early antique ovoid stoneware storage jar marked with blue decoration

Clarkson Crolius Sr. Ovoid Stoneware Storage Jar »

Circa 1835-1838: Here is a very rare example of a beautiful 9.25" tall Clarkson Crolius Sr. one gallon jar with tabbed, rather than open, handles.

For Sale: $2,995

dark blue historical staffordshire american view platter lake george state of new york

Lake George, State of New York Dark Blue Platter

Circa 1820s: According to Sam Laidacker's iconic tome The Standard Catalogue of Anglo-American China from 1810 to 1850, the scarce Lake George, State of New York pattern was produced only on the 16.5" platter manufactured by the English firm Enoch Wood & Sons as part of their classic Shell Border with Circular Center series made for the American market.

For Sale: $2,950

historical staffordshire dark blue tureen and underplate clews landing of lafayette

Lafayette's Landing Open Tureen and Tray

Circa 1820s: Certainly the most popular and lasting dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware pattern created for the American market by English brothers James and Ralph Clews is The Landing of General Lafayette At Castle Garden, New York, 16 August, 1824, which celebrates the starting point of the heroic French general's first visit to the United States since his historic leadership in the American Revolutionary War nearly fifty years earlier.

For Sale: $2,750

Castle garden battery new york historical staffordshire blue transferware plater

Large Castle Garden, Battery New York 18.5" Platter

Circa 1820s: Produced by iconic English pottery firm for the American market, this big and beefy 18.5" dark blue historical Staffordshire platter depicts Castle Garden, Battery, New York, a scene most commonly found on the tiny cup plate. This is an extremely picturesque and romanticized view of the battery and its promenade because, as Jeffrey B. Snyder explains on page 19 of his Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots & Views: "historical Staffordshire scenes and landscapes were pristine when compared to the dirtiness and difficulties of everyday life.

For Sale: $2,450

rare 1820s historical staffordshire blue transferware plater hudsan rivier high lands scene

High Lands Hudson River Dark Blue Platter

Circa 1820s: This petite historical Staffordshire transferware platter with the desirable shell border depicts the scarce American view of High Lands Hudson River, a scene featuring an early sidewheeler and several other vessels on the Hudson River.

For Sale: $2,350

Rare blue striped decorated antique salt glazed pennsylvania stoneware chamber pot

Rare Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Chamber Pot »

Circa 1870-1890: Although every 19th century American household needed at least one chamber pot by necessity, very few stoneware chamber pots have survived, and this is the only specimen of the form we have owned in our nearly twenty years in the business.

For Sale: $2,250

historical staffordshire dark blue covered vegetable dish clews landing of lafayette

Lafayette's Landing Covered Vegetable Dish »

Circa 1820s: The Landing of General Lafayette At Castle Garden, New York, 16 August, 1824 celebrates the starting point of the heroic French general's first visit to the United States since his historic leadership in the American Revolutionary War nearly fifty years earlier.

For Sale: $1,975

Greensboro Pennsylvania Hamilton and Jones Cobalt Decorated Double Handled Jug

Hamilton and Jones Double Handled Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1870s: Double handled stoneware jugs from Southwestern Pennsylvania, like this stenciled example from Greensboro's storied firm Hamilton & Jones are an extremely hot commodity in today's market.

For Sale: $1,950

rare john bell redware ladies spittoon

Rare John Bell Redware Ladies Spittoon »

Circa 1850-1880: This petite signed "John Bell / Waynesboro" ladies cuspidor, the smallest produced by the Pennsylvania potter, was decorated with manganese and then glazed with lead as was common practice with 19th century redware.

For Sale: $1,895

Fair Mount Near Philadelphia eagle border joseph stubbs  medium blue historical staffordshire platter

21" Fair Mount Near Philadelphia Historical Platter »

Circa 1822-1835: Manufactured for the American market by English ceramicist Jospeh Stubbs, this 21" x 17" medium blue serving platter of Fair Mount Near Philadelphia is the largest platter from the potter's popular spread eagle border series, which depicts various American views surrounded by a border of patriotic bald eagles interspersed between lush floral sprays.

For Sale: $1,895

1820s historical staffordshire blue transferware plater united states by clews

16.75" Clews Historical Staffordshire States Platter

Circa 1820s: The States pattern, also called America and Independence, is perhaps the most popular series of dark blue historical Stafforshire created for the Ameircan market by English brothers James and Ralph Clews. The names of fifteen American states are sparated by patrioc stars and are festooned around a piece's border.

For Sale: $1,875

antique historical staffordshire blue and white platter boston state house

State House Boston Historical Staffordshire Platter »

Circa 1822-1835: Manufactured for the American market by English ceramicist Jospeh Stubbs, this dark blue serving platter depicts an urban yet pastoral landscape of the Boston State House and neighboring buildings with cattle lounging in the foreground and a few people, including one on horseback and one with a dog, strolling the avenue.

For Sale: $1,850

niagara falls antique blue historical transferware platter enoch wood 19th century staffordshire

Niagara Falls Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire States Platter

Circa 1820s: Niagara Falls has long been a spot of romance, and this dark blue transferware platter with shell border was manufactured for the American market by English firm Enoch Wood and Sons and depicts Niagara from the American Side.

For Sale: $1,795

Upper Bridge Over the River Schuylkill eagle border joseph stubbs  medium blue historical staffordshire platter

18.5" Upper Ferry Bridge Over the River Schuylkill Platter

Circa 1823-1835: Manufactured for the American market by English ceramicist Jospeh Stubbs, this 18 1/2" x 15 3/8" medium blue serving platter of the Upper Bridge Over the River Schuylkill is from the potter's popular spread eagle border series, which depicts various American views surrounded by a border of patriotic bald eagles interspersed between lush floral sprays.

For Sale: $1,750

historical staffordshire blue and white woodlands near philadelphia scene by joseph stubbs with eagle border bacon platter

Rare Woodlands Near Philadelphia 10.75" Bacon Platter »

Circa 1822-1835: Manufactured for the American market by English ceramicist Joseph Stubbs, this seldom found bacon platter of the Woodlands Near Philadelphia is from the potter's popular spread eagle border series, which depicts various American views surrounded by a border of patriotic bald eagles interspersed between lush floral sprays.

For Sale: $1,695

antique blue decorated stoneware pitcher made by richard remmey out of philadelphia pennsylvania

Richard C. Remmey 1 Gallon Stoneware Pitcher »

Circa 1870: Measuring 11.25" tall and attributed to Philadelphia master potter Richard C. Remmey, this beautifully made one gallon pitcher features classic swag decoration with hanging flowers and cobalt highlights on the handle's terminal.

Sale Pending

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Hoboken in New Jersey historical staffordshire platter

Hoboken in New Jersey 12 3/8" Medium Blue Platter »

Circa 1822-1835: Manufactured for the American market by English ceramicist Joseph Stubbs, this handsome platter of Hoboken in New Jersey is from the potter's popular spread eagle border series, which depicts various American views surrounded by a border of patriotic bald eagles interspersed between lush floral sprays.

For Sale: $1,675

Arms of the American States series Maryland Pitcher 19th century historical blue and white staffordshire transferware

Arms of the State of Maryland Dark Blue Pitcher »

Circa 1826-1838: Standing 11" tall, this dark blue historical Staffordshire pitcher with embossed white rim was produced by English potter Thomas Mayer for the American market. Mayer's Arms of the American States series is highly sought after, and this beautiful Arms of Maryland pitcher is scarce, visually pleasing and extremely desirable among collectors.

For Sale: $1,650

George Fulton signed Virginia stoneware crock for sale

G. N. Fulton Freehand Decorated Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1867-1894: This folksy 7 3/4" tall half gallon manganese decorated storage jar bears the signature of Alleghany and Botetourt County, Virginia, potter George Newman Fulton, whose naive and folksy designs are instantly recognizable to and highly sought after by collectors.

For Sale: $1,650

historical staffordshire dark blue  vegetable dish clews landing of lafayette

Rare Small Lafayette's Landing Vegetable Dish »

Circa 1820s: In part one of Sam Laidacker's seminal 1938 study Anglo-American China, he lists four sizes of vegetable dishes made in Clews' famous The Landing of General Lafayette At Castle Garden, New York, 16 August, 1824, pattern, the small 7.75" size being the rarest and most valuable.

For Sale: $1,495

Early Antique Staffordshire Earthworm Decorated Multi-colored Mochaware Bowl: Large, Rare For Sale

Antique Mochaware Earthworm Pearlware Bowl »

Circa 1840-1860: This mochaware footed bowl's whopping 11' diameter makes it a rare find.

For Sale: $1,495

large antique 1820s blue and white historical staffordshire serving bowl of lafayette at franklins tomb for sale

Lafayette at Franklin's Tomb Large Serving Bowl »

Circa 1820s: When Revolutionary War hero General Marquis de Lafayette landed on American shores in 1824 for his two year victory tour of the United States, he became wildy popular with our nation's citizens, and even the English potteries produced wares bearing the French genaral's image for the American market.

For Sale: $1,295

Blue historical staffordshire lafayette at franklins tomb 19th century coffeepot

Lafayette at Franklin's Tomb Coffeepot »

Circa 1820s: When Revolutionary War hero General Marquis de Lafayette landed on American shores in 1824 for his two year victory tour of the United States, he became wildy popular with our nation's citizens, and even the English potteries produced wares bearing the French genaral's image for the American market.

For Sale: $1,250

Rare Highlands at West Point Hudson Rivier Enoch Wood and Sons Historical Staffordshire blue and white transferware plate from the 1820s

Highlands at West Point, Hudson River 6.5" Plate »

Circa 1820s: Scarce view only produced on the 6.5" plate— Because the decorators at the English potteries in the early 19th century were largely illiterate, sometimes pieces were mismarked as the decorators could not read the marks. Such is the case with this Enoch Wood & Sons plate.

For Sale: $1,175

stubbs and kent dark blue historical staffordshire shells platter

Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire 16 3/8" Shells Platter »

Circa 1822-1834: This graphic dark blue Shells pattern historical Staffordshire platter was produced in England by both Joseph Stubbs (1822-1834) and the partnership of Stubbs and Kent (1822-1830) for the American market.

For Sale: $975

Tappan Bar from Greensburg Catskill Mountains Hudson River Scene blue and white rare antique historical staffordshire

Tappan Bay from Greensburg Dark Blue Vegetable Dish »

Circa 1820s: One of the scarcer American views (produced on only two forms) from Enoch Wood & Sons' seminal Shell Border, Circular Center historical Staffordshire series is Tappan Bay from Greensburg (also known as Tappan Zee from Greensburg), and this petite dish is a hard one to find.

For Sale: $975

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

Erith on the Thames Historical Staffordshire Platter »

Circa 1818-1846: This 12 7/8" x 10" dark blue platter depicts one of the early 19th century English tourist attrractions.

For Sale: $950

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Level) 10" Historical Staffordshire Plate »

Circa 1825-1828: One of the most desirable scenes in today's market is the B & O Railroad plate with the level view.

For Sale: $950

historical staffordshire dark blue transferware cream jug clews states pattern america and independence

America and Independence Dark Blue Cream Jug »

Circa 1820s: English potters James and Ralph Clews created the popular America and Independence dark blue transferware series, which is also commonly called the States pattern because of the swag border with the printed names of the first fifteen American states.

For Sale: $895

rare scene staughtons church philadelphia historical staffordshire blue and white transferware cup plate

Rare Staughton's Church Philadelphia Cup Plate »

Circa 1825: Historical Staffordshire and cup plate collectors will delight in having the opportunity to add this rare dark blue historical Staffordshire Staughton's Church, Philadelphia 4 1/8"D cup plate from the short lived partnership of Ralph Stevenson and Aldborough Loyd Williams.

For Sale: $875

5 Gallon Beaver County PA Ovoid Stoneware Jar

5 Gallon Beaver County PA Ovoid Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1850s: Beaver County stoneware was made to last, and this five gallon semi-ovoid cream jar with floral decoration is a testament to the longevity of the county's pottery production. Weighing in at a stout 21 pounds, this jar stands 14" tall and is just over 12" wide from ear to ear.

For Sale: $850

Historical Staffordshire Pottery Platter Oxford Views Ridgway Blue and White 19th Century Ceramics

Historical Staffordshire Platter: Wadham College »

Circa 1835: This large historical Staffordshire platter of Wadham College is from Ridgway's Oxford Views series.

For Sale: $795

Enoch Wood and Sons Pass in the Catskill Mountains historical staffordshire dark blue transferware american scenes 1820s antique plate

Pass in the Catskill Mountains 7.5" Dark Blue Plate »

Circa 1820s: English pottery firm Enoch Wood and Sons manufactured a highly popular dark blue shell border series with American views produced expressly for the American market to resuscitate trade between Great Britain and the United States after the tumultuous War of 1812.

For Sale: $695

historical staffordshire teacup and saucer commodore macdonnoughs victory war of 1812

Commodore MacDonnough's Victory Teacup and Saucer »

Circa 1820s: In order to promote commerce between England and America after the War of 1812, potters in Britain began to manufacture transferware with American views and patriotic American slogans to export to the United States.

For Sale: $650

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Miniature Canaryware Mug: A Recruiting Party »

Circa 1820s: This rare early 19th century canary yellow miniature child's mug is a mere 1 7/8" H x 1 5/8" D, not including its handle.

For Sale: $650

Table Rock Niagara Falls Canadian View Historical Staffordshire blue and white transferware for sale

Table Rock, Niagara Canadian View 10" Dinner Plate »

Circa 1820s: Table Rock, Niagara is one of the few historical Staffordshire Canadian views manufactured in England for the American market and is highly desirable for that reason. This is the view of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the infamous honeymoon tourist attraction.

For Sale: $595

antique historical staffordshire the landing of general lafayette New York 1824

Lafayette's Landing at Castle Garden Waste Bowl »

Circa 1820s: General Marquise de Lafayette's 1824-1825 tour of the United States was wildly popular among the American people, and the last surviving French general to fight in America's Revolutionary War was greeted enthusiastically along his route.

For Sale: $550

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Early 19th Century Canary Tankard Handled Mug with Hand Painted Floral Decoration »

Circa 1820s:This hefty canary yellow tankard, a giant in its day, stands nearly 5" tall and is the size of a modern coffee mug.

For Sale: $550

Hudson River Valley Historical Staffordshire

Park Theatre, New York | Historical Staffordshire »

Circa 1825-1832: Dark blue Historical Staffordshire ten inch dinner plate with acorn border from Stevenson and Williams.

For Sale: $550

Beauties of America Library Philadelphia J and W Ridgeway 8 Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Plate For Sale

Dark Blue Library, Philadelphia Luncheon Plate »

Circa 1814-1830: Ridgway manufactured over 20 American architectural views in their Beauties of America Series, and this view of the Philadelphia Library is an excellent example of their transferware produced for the American market.

For Sale: $495

City of Albany State of New Yrok 1820s Historical Staffordshire blue and white transferware dinner plate for sale

City of Albany, State of New York 10" Dinner Plate »

Circa 1820s: One of the tougher dinner plate scenes to find from Enoch Wood & Sons is the City of Albany, State of New York view. This interesting scene of New York's state capitol portrays cattle in the foreground with a myriad of boats in the Hudson River behind them and an urban cityscape of Albany's vast skyline in the background.

For Sale: $475

Historical Staffordshire American Scenes Fairmount Near Philadelphia

Historical Staffordshire America Scens: Fairmont Near Philidelphia »

Circa 1820s: This Stubbs plate features a couple overlooking the water.

For Sale: $450

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Make Hay While The Sun Shines Canary Lustre Motto Mu »

Circa 1820s: This maxim mug features a scene of three busy farmers piling hay on an ox drawn wagon on a beautiful summer day.

For Sale: $425

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

19th Century Canary Ware Cup and Saucer set with Brown Lustre Farming Scene »

Circa 1820s: Measuring 2 9/16" tall, this canary yellow coffee can pictures two farmers sowing a field with an ox drawn plow.

For Sale: $375

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Canary Lustre Ware Cup with Pastoral Music Related Transfer Decoration »

Circa 1820s: This unusal transfer scene shows a pair of gentlemen relaxing in the pastoral countryside.

For Sale: $350

America and Independence states cup plate dark blue historical staffordshire transferware

Clews Historical Staffordshire States Cup Plate »

Circa 1820s: The States pattern, also called America and Independence, is perhaps the most popular series of dark blue historical Staffordshire created for the American market by English brothers James and Ralph Clews. The names of fifteen American states are separated by patriotic stars and are festooned around a piece's border.

For Sale: $195

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