Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
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August 25, 2023: Summer Americana - Day Two

Fri, Aug 25, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1555

ENGLISH IRONSTONE CHILDREN'S TOY TEA SETS, LOT OF TWO

Estimate: $50 - $100
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$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

ENGLISH IRONSTONE CHILDREN'S TOY TEA SETS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a 23-piece set featuring Ceres pattern, each featuring embossed wheat design, comprising a teapot, a covered sugar, six saucers, eight cups, six 3 3/4" D and one 4 1/8" plates and a three-piece set featuring embossed strawberry motif including a teapot, a covered sugar, and a creamer. Marks to underside include relief circular knotted rope with "ELSMORE & FORSTER / CERES SHAPE / TUNSTALL", impressed "ELSMORE & FORSTER / CERES SHAPE / TUNSTALL", "J & G MEAKIN / IRONSTONE CHINA", and registry marks. Together with an octagonal panel-form child's teapot with impressed "IRONSTONE / CHINA / LIVESLEY POWELL" to underside, and a Baker & Co. child's syrup with hinged metal lid. Twenty-eight (28) pieces total. Elsmore & Forster, Tunstall; James & George Meakin, Hanley; Livesley Powell & Co., Hanley, England. Circa 1865. 5" HOA.
Literature: Punchard - Playtime Pottery & Porcelain, From the United Kingdom & the United States, Elsmore & Forster Ceres set p. 84, fig. bottom.

Condition

Twenty undamaged, except some having moderate crazing and light scattered discoloration; remaining examples having minor imperfections including hairlines or minor flakes.

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From the William D. Annable estate, Oberlin, OH.