AMERICAN / ENGLISH MAJOLICA CERAMIC TEA AND TABLE ARTICLES, LOT OF FIVE, each having bright polychrome enamel decoration, comprising a teapot with cover lacking vent hole and a covered sugar having basketweave and bamboo motif, one covered sugar with dropped flower design on turquoise textured ground, one creamer with Hawthorne flowering branch design, and one open handle leaf-form bread tray. Marks to underside include printed "MORLEY & CO. / MAJOLICA / WELLSVILLE, O." and "GEORGE MORLEY'S / MAJOLICA. / EAST LIVERPOOL, O.", and impressed "ETRUSCAN / MAJOLICA" with "GSH" monogram and "FIELDING". Together with a figural polychrome-decorated turtle box having impressed "THE MOSAIC TILE / COMPANY / ZANESVILLE, OHIO / NEW YORK / NY" to underside. Six pieces total. George Morley, East Liverpool/Wellsville, OH; Griffin, Smith and Hill, Phoenixville, PA; S. Fielding & Co., Stoke, England; and others. Fourth quarter 19th century. 5" HOA.
Literature: Parallels Katz-Marks - The Collector's Encyclopedia of Majolica, Hawthorne creamer p. 55, fig. top right; leaf tray p. 135, fig. middle.
Turtle box undamaged; bamboo/basketweave sugar and teapot mostly undamaged, except each having a minute flake to interior gallery; creamer having a minor faint rim hairline; dropped flower sugar having a flake and some glaze wear to rim; leaf tray having a chip to rim and a curved hairline to tip of leaf with some minute glaze loss.
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From the William D. Annable estate, Oberlin, OH.