Antiques and Estate Auctioneers Brings One of the Largest U.S. Collections of Flow Blue to Auction Over 1000 pieces of Flow Blue from the Jeanne Gall collection will be sold December 6 and 7, 2008 by John Farkas and Connie Rose of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, Wellington, OH
News-Antique.com - Nov 09,2008 - Antiques and Estate Auctioneers Bringing One of the Largest U.S. Collections of Flow Blue to Auction
On Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, 2008, John Farkas and Connie Rose of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, in Wellington, Ohio will be showcasing one of the largest collections of flow blue in the U.S. This spectacular auction will feature more than 1000 pieces of flow blue, as well as many fine antiques, furniture, lamps, mercury glass, and other oddities.
Flow blue was first popularized in the 1800s when pottery companies in Staffordshire, England determined that transfer printing on ironstone, provided an economical way to emulate the designs and exotic appeal of Chinese porcelain with its deep blue underglazing. The flow of the blue ink, was cleverly designed to conceal the edges of the transfer patterns. As the English potters continued to produce the transferware, the use of oriental motifs was prevalent and soon, they found many new collectors and aficionados in Europe, as well as the American marketplace.
The blue and white colors, with the depiction of classic landscapes, and lovely floral design have led to the vast appeal of flow blue pottery. Flow blue collectors also became collectors of Mulberry transferware as well. Mulberry ware was made in Staffordshire circa 1840-1860. The ironstone pottery pieces were decorated with a reddish brown transfer design, now called mulberry. Many of the patterns are similar to those used for flow blue and other Staffordshire transferware.
Among the many outstanding pieces which will be offered during the auction:
Lot 8 features a large flow blue platter in the Chusan Pattern by J. Clementson, (c1839-1864). The eight-sided platter has heavy flow, and exceptionally desirable color. The rim of the platter has an edging of triangle diaper design with scrolls alternating with pavilion scenes, and the central scene depicts two figures among pagodas and trees, as well as two birds flying above. The heavy ironstone platter measures approximately 12 x 16.
Lot 24 features a very desirable three-piece Mulberry ware sauce set by Podmore, Walker & Co. (c 1840-1850), in the Corean Pattern. The set contains the sauce dish, lid, and underplate. The dish measures approximately 7½ x 7; and the underplate is approximately 7 x 8. The center scene displays a pagoda on an island, with parapet and steps leading to the water. A smaller island, with three pagodas appears in the distance. The foreground of the scene portrays a figure under a parasol. A large ship and broad, sweeping trees also appear in the striking oriental design.
Lot 50 is a lovely, large flow blue teapot in the Shapoo Pattern by Thomas Hughes (c1860-1870). The teapot measures approximately 10 h x 11½ w. The deep cobalt color, heavy flow, and attractive shape make this teapot a very desirable piece. The Shapoo pattern displays a center scene with two figures on a bridge. One figure is a musician with an up curved horn, and the other plays a long thin horn. Flower trees, a large palm