If you’re still searching for Christmas presents then here are a few ideas ranging from small collectable PenDelfin bunnies and Hornby engines to larger pieces such as a desirable early Poole Pottery vase designed by Alfred Read:
Rare PenDelfin Blue Rosa Rabbit designed by Jean Walmsley Heap
Poole Freeform Vase PGS Pattern Designed By Alfred Read
BOXED PenDelfin Picnic Table Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap
Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender
Shelley Harmony Range Miniature Blue Vase
Early PenDelfin Uncle Soames Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap
Crown Devon Fieldings Galleon pattern jug pattern M169
Despite the growth of the internet, good quality information about antiques and collectables remains in restricted supply online. There is certainly nothing on the internet that can compare with the quality and depth of information in Susan Hill’s book Crown Devon: The History of S. Fielding & Co.
Crown Devon: The History of S. Fielding & Co by Susan Hill
For anyone with a serious interest in Fielding’s Crown Devon pottery, this is an essential book. It contains a detailed history of the pottery and the people behind it, along with a comprehensive reference guide to patterns, shapes and the marks used by the pottery. The book is well illustrated with photos of all the pottery’s major ranges and best of all, it’s thoroughly researched, well written and professionally presented — attributes sadly missing from many lesser books on antiques and collectables.
There is no better reference resource available for Crown Devon pottery – highly recommended.
You can buy Crown Devon: The History of S.Fielding & Co on Amazon.
Title: Crown Devon: The History Of S. Fielding & Co.
Author: Susan Hill Publisher: Jazz Publications ISBN: 0 9516525 2 4
Producing high quality decorative ware and popular tableware for more than a century the Crown Devon Fielding’s pottery is known as one of the premier potteries from Stoke On Trent.
The quality of the work from the Crown Devon Pottery can be seen in the two examples below. The first is an example of the lustre wares that the pottery produced – a deep rich ruby lustre vase decorated with an elaborate enamelled and gilded pattern.
The second is a large matt glazed pitcher in a dusky yellow decorated with an elaborate enamelled galleon at sea with gilded edging and handle.
They offer information on the pottery’s history, it’s designs and patterns and information on some of the people that worked for the pottery as well as images of the range of pieces produced by this well-known Staffordshire pottery.
To view our current collection of Crown Devon pottery, please – click here.
Often overlooked in favour of pieces produced by the Carlton Ware pottery, Crown Devon really is a hidden gem. One of the premier potteries of its time, the Crown Devon pottery from Stoke-on-Trent produced high-quality decorative wares as well as everyday use tableware for more than a century – originally starting out in the late 1870’s.
Their decorative ranges covered lustre and matt glazed wares, and musical novelty items including tankards, jugs and cigarette boxes. It also produced a large range of novelty animals and figurines.
This particular piece of Crown Devon pottery is a particularly fine example of the pottery’s matt-glazed wares. The hand-painted pattern depicts a galleon sailing on rough seas and both sides of the jug are fully decorated with large ships. The matt-glazed range was produced in relatively small numbers during the 1930s and 1940s and included some of Crown Devon’s finest decorative output. This large, galleon-pattern vase is superb and easily the equal of similarly decorated Carlton Ware pieces.
For more pieces of pottery from the Crown Devon factory – click here.
Perfect Pieces is in print again this month in the March/April 2008 edition of Antiques Info magazine.
The Crown Devon feature is written by Roland, with pictures taken from the our database of past and present stock. The article takes a look at the current market for Fielding’s Crown Devon and highlights some of the rarer and more collectable pieces that are available.
If you’re interested in learning more, the new edition of the magazine should be in your newsagents very shortly – any feedback will be more than welcome.