ASSORTED HAND-PAINTED CERAMIC ARTICLES, LOT OF NINE, including a Toby jug depicting a sitting gentleman holding a pitcher of ale on his knee, having hand-brushed "W.L." to front of base, four British spatterware plates comprising one with Holly Berry design and three stick sponge-decorated examples including Tulip in a Design and Thistle with Lily of the Valley and two Dutch Maestricht plates. Marks to underside include black-printed rampant lion with "SOCIETE CERAMIQUE / MAESTRICHT / MADE IN HOLLAND". Together with two Staffordshire ABC plates including one depicting a child with a fishing pole, "LONE FISHERMAN" printed below, and one depicting a milkmaid with bucket and cattle in background. Eleven (11) pieces total. 19th century. 9 3/8" HOA.
Literature: The Greasers - Homespun Ceramics, Tulip p. 31, fig. 50, Thistle and Lily of the Valley p. 31, fig. 52, Holly Berry p. 39, fig. 76.
Toby jug, "Lone Fisherman" plate, and Maestricht plates undamaged; remaining having imperfections including hairlines, chips or flakes, many minor, and usage wear.
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From the private collection of Donald and Tammie Smolen.