Antique

Alfred Meakin Tea Leaf Ironstone Antique Pitcher Bamboo Body Pre-1897

This Tea Leaf ironstone pitcher was made by the firm of Alfred Meakin (1875-1976)

$70.00

This Tea Leaf ironstone pitcher was made by the firm of Alfred Meakin (1875-1976) in Tunstall, Staffordshire, England, in the 1880s. Pure white with a copper lustre traditional tea leaf centered on the front and back, the body style is called “Bamboo” and the hand painted trim is copper lustre as well. The printed black mark on the bottom includes the words “Royal Ironstone China” and “Alfred Meakin England.” In the center is a logo that mimics that of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, complete with the quote “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (from the French “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it”), the motto of the British Order of the Garter. The mark does not include “Ltd.” (Limited) in the firm’s name, which dates it to pre-1897, when that designation was added.

This pitcher is in excellent condition, with extremely fine crazing to the glaze and minor flaking to the lustre but no damage or staining–it’s glossy and immaculate. It measures 7 1/4 inches tall to the tops of both the handles and the spout, 6 3/4 inches across from spout to handle and 3 1/2 inches front to back. It weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. A lovely, barely used addition to a collection, it’s also usable for serving.

 

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PYH 4317

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Antique Advertising Jug Early 1900’s

Antique Utah Stoneware Advertising Jug Early 1900's Hygeia Ice Co. $175.00

Item Name
Hygeia Ice Company Jug
Price
Sold- $175.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Pottery
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4302
Description

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Ships worldwide from United States

The Hygeia Ice Company, located in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, was incorporated in 1912. This handsome salt-glazed stoneware jug is incised with the company name; the printing is very precise, which indicates a metal die was probably used. The body is beehive shaped, hand made of grey clay and given an arched, C-shaped handle. The only decoration is an inscribed ring on the neck and the beautiful orange peel surface from the salt glazing. This 2 gallon jug stands 12 inches tall, about 7 inches at its widest and weighs 5 pounds 9 ounces. Its condition is excellent; there is one shallow chip on the bottom but no cracks and the cork that’s wedged into the mouth is not the original.

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The Hygeia Ice Company produced manufactured ice, also called plant ice, freezing water with mechanical equipment, rather than harvesting natural ice. It was the nation’s largest cold storage locker and the first artificial ice plant in the area. They advertised the ice was made with distilled water for purity (see photograph #5). Their equipment was used to create Utah’s first ice skating rink and a heated swimming pool. Hygeia was the Greek goddess of good health, cleanliness, and sanitation and many other companies adopted the name, including ones that made things like chalk and baby bottles.

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This stoneware advertising jug is both decorative and a fine piece of history.

© Linda Henrich

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Antique Black Basalt Cream Jug Griffin Handle Circa 1860

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Item Name
Caledonian Pottery Pitcher
Price
$60.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Home Decor – Black Pitcher
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4207
Description

This black basalt cream jug or pitcher was made by the Caledonian Pottery, which was established circa 1800 on the banks of the Monkland canal in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1872, the pottery moved to Rutherglen by the railroad tracks and was closed in 1928. Black basalt porcelain was an innovation of Josiah Wedgwood in the late 1700’s; he called it “Basaltes Ware”, naming it after the volcanic rock basalt. It is a type of clay that starts out brown but fires black with an appearance that is almost glass-like. There are no marks to the base on this piece. More Details…

Carved Wood and Reeds Antique Native American Duck Decoy (Sold)

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Item Name
Native American Duck Decoy
Price
Sold – Thank You – $250.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Native American Wood Carving
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4204
Description

Native Americans made useful objects out of reeds and rushes for thousands of years. Floating decoys like this one, strongly resembling the canvasbacks that darkened the sky in huge flocks, lured waterfowl to the ponds and lakes to be bow-hunted or snared.

This decoy has a carved wooden head, a wooden breast and tail, with the central portion of the body composed of strips of a type of marsh plant. (Not being botanists, we’re not able to narrow that down—possibilities are bulrushes, tule reeds, and river cane, to name a few.) It’s in good condition, with chipping to the tail feathers the main indication of use and no breaks in the strips. Measuring almost 14 inches long from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail, it stands 6 inches at the tallest point of the head and is about 4 inches wide at the belly. This decoy is a handsome piece of American folk art with a very pleasing sculptural quality. More Details click here…

Circa 1850 Antique Beehive Jug

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Item Name
Antique Beehive Jug
Price
SOLD $150.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Pottery – Jug – Redware
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4167
Description

This is a fine example of early redware pottery, found in West Virginia and made in that area circa 1850. The shape of this beehive jug starts out as ovoid below the thick collar of the mouth, then follows a straight line down to the base. (more…)

1828 Antique School Penmanship Exercise

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Item Name
Antique School Framed Penmanship Exercise
Price
$425.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Antique – Art – Collectible
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4043
Description

Found in Berks County, Pennsylvania, this wonderful school penmanship exercise is dated July 12, 1828 and signed at the bottom “Thomas Coats Moores Piece Book.” It measures 9 inches by 7 inches and is framed in its original, 15/16 inch wide tiger maple frame. Master Moore wrote this school exercise in brown ink which has faded a bit with time. The draperies with a tassel at the bottom of each, so often seen in nineteenth century portraits, are cascading down the sides, painted in blue and pale brown watercolors. There is a six-pointed star in a circle in each upper corner, serving as holdbacks for the draperies. The title of the piece is “Grammer” {sic} and it’s ornately penned at the the top within a pale blue painted oval. Here is the rest of the composition:
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Original Woodcut Signed Senno in a Shabby 1940’s Frame

This is a quirky and charming vintage woodcut of a dapper gentleman with a top hat (probably silk, judging from the shine on it) and a white scarf tied around his neck and flowing down his back. It’s artist signed in white ink at lower left: Senno. The only Senno we know about (or could find) is Pietro Senno (1831-1904) who is known for his paintings. But artists often work in more than one medium…

This black and white woodcut is double matted under glass. The outer mat is grayish/cream and is outlined twice with white ink. The inner mat is a slightly darker shade of the same color. The frame is one inch wide wood molding that has aged and worn very nicely (although you can see two nail heads at each corner.) The molding was painted cream with a narrow raised inner edge that’s a lime green that has mellowed over the years. This type of frame was popular in the 1940’s. The back is sealed with a slick paper, not the usual brown kraft paper. There’s a couple of screw eyes and wire that work just fine for hanging. The framed size is 8 3/8 inches wide by 10 1/8 inches tall; the actual (sight) size of the woodcut is 3 3/8 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall. It’s all in very good condition and an interesting work of art to hang or prop on a shelf or small easel.

PYH 3851

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Art Nouveau Porcelain Cabinet Vase Reticulated and Gilded

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$32.00

This lovely porcelain vase has Art Nouveau flowing lines and two curvy handles.The amphora shaped body was given a soft velvety matte white glaze. The branches, vines and leaves that decorate both the front and the back have raised gilding and beautiful blue green enamel, along with touches of mauve. A matte peach glaze colors the reticulated, scalloped upper rim and the scalloped base. They are accented with gilt, as are the matte peach handles. The interior is unglazed bisque and not meant to hold water. There are no maker or country of origin marks, just a printed G 738 on the bottom. The vase is possibly from Bohemia or Austria but without a mark…

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