M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 


 

NEW & INCOMING ACQUISITIONS : 2017

 

(December 2016, to Present)

 

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Stock is listed chronologically within categories.

Not yet illustrated items will be listed at the end of each category.

 


 

CERAMICS & GLASS :

 

 

Dutch-Decorated Japanese Pear Form Porcelain Tankard
Edo Period, c1680-1700 / 'Quail & Millet' Pattern
In a European form, with underglaze blue meticulously over-painted in The Netherlands
in the Kakiemon manner with the'quail and millet' pattern in overglaze enamels and gilt;
The 'quail and millet' pattern was first seen in China in the early 12th century,
where the fighting quail symbolized courage.
The subject was later taken up by court painters in Japan, where, by the 17th century,
the quail combined with grasses and millet represented autumn.

The theme continued to be reproduced on the Continent and in England throughout the 18th century

6.75" High x 6" Wide

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Large Dutch Delft Lobed Dish

Late 17th Century

In mangansese and yellow edged in bright blue

depicting Chinese figures in a landscape before a stream,

the verso with X's and O's divided by straight lines

13.5" Diameter

Incoming In June

  

 

Kangxi Blue & White Moulded & Shaped 'Lange Lijzen' Dish

China, c1700

Painted in the Lange Lijzen (Long Eliza) pattern, with Jade mark verso

Lange Lijzen is a Dutch term, indicating a tall slender lady, usually with a flower,

which became Long Eliza in English

6-5/8" Wide

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Rare Yongzheng Blue & White Moulded Teapot
With Outset Applied Scrollwork Base
China, 1723-1735
This form of moulded scrollwork is often seen on the Yongzheng caddies (canisters)
of the early 18th century, in both famille rose and grisaille.
It is quite rare to find the applied scrollwork on a teapot base - especially in blue and white.

The teapot when viewed in its entirety is quite reminscent of the closed lotus bloom.
4.25" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Chinese Export Blue & White Petal-Carved Part Dinner Service (12 Pieces)

1st Half 18th Century, the center and cavetto of each sublty chrysantemum-petal carved;

comprising 9 dinner plates, 2 serving dishes and a single large charger

 

 

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George II Folded Foot Airtwist Wine

England, c1745-50

With wonderful grey tone and horizontal striation,

bell bowl, the airtwists rising into the bowl base,

above a applied folded foot

6-1/8" High

In Stock - Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Chelsea Brown Anchor 'Hans Sloane' Plate

London, 1756

The shaped dish having a brown line rim

centering boldly painted gooseberry leaves and fruits

among the insects who would have fertilized them

8.25" Diameter

Incoming In June

 

     

George II / III Incised Twist Stem Wine

England, c1755-65

The round funnel bowl vertically moulded flutes ending in small knops,

over a finely insiced stem and

conical foot and snapped pontil

5.25" High

In Stock - Linked

 


  

Below : Six Wines,

From a Collection of Jacobite Glasses

 

 

George II Jacobite Engraved Airtwist Wine

With Stuart Rose, Oak Leaf and Star

England, c1750

(The engraver likely Engraver C, as discussed and pictured in
The Jacobites and Their Drinking Glasses, Seddon, p.110-111 and 116-7)

6.25" High

SOLD

 

 

 

George III Jacobite Moulded Bowl Opaque Twist Wine

Daffodil & Bee, England, c1750

Daffodils symbolized 'hope'- the return of spring,
and akin to the sunflower, the return of the Stuart reign.
Bees symbolized both 'fertility' and 'resurrection' to new life out of decay.
5.75" High

SOLD

 

 

 

George II Jacobite Pattern Moulded Bowl & Folded Foot

England, c1750

Engraved with Stuart Rose and Compound Scottish Rose Foliage

6" High

SOLD

 

 

 

Jacobite Interest :
George II / III Composite Stem Wine Glass

England, c1760

The bell bowl engraved with a carnation and two buds with moth,

three part composite stem with enamel twist

The carnation has long been a Jacobite symbol for several reasons :

"carnation / coronation" , and an "omen",

as carnations bloomed early in January 1720, after the birth of Prince James Edward Stuart

6.25" High

SOLD

 

 

Jacobite Interest : George III Facet-Cut Wine Glass

England, c1770

engraved to each side with a 6-petaled rose between two buds

A very similar glass is pictured Pl. 84(e), Glass Through the Ages, E.B. Haynes

5.25" High

SOLD

 

 

George III Jacobite Facet Stem Wine

England, c1775

With Stuart 6-Petaled Rose & Bird in Flight

Base to bowl cut as rose petals

The foot facet cut as the Stuart Rose

6" High

SOLD

    


 

 

Caughley Porcelain Miniature (Toy) Part Tea Service, Island Pattern

England, c1780

Consisting of 21 pieces, including 3 trios, 4 large serving dishes,

2 smaller serving dishes, 2 dishes and a single saucer

Size of large serving dishes, 4" Wide

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Caughley Diminutive Porcelain Creamboat

England, c1777-85

Paitned with the "Rock House" pattern, C mark verso

Literature : Caughley Bicentenary Exhibition of Caughley Porcelain,
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, 1999 no.369;
& Caughley Society Newsletter, November 2010 No.44 p.17

Incoming In June

 

 

Two Caughley Porcelain Egg Drainers (Strainers), 'Pleasure Boat', England, c1785-99

Two First Period Worcester Escallop Shell Moulded Pickle Dishes,

'Two Peony, Rock and Bird' Pattern, England, c1756

In Stock - Linked

 

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FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES:

 

 

 

George I Walnut & Walnut Veneered Bachelor's Chest

Engand, c1715-20

The fold-out bookmatched top with featherbanding & crossbanding

above square lopers & two over three featherbanded & cockbeaded drawers;

drop handles on petal mounts with cotter pin attachments

32.5" High x 34.5" Wide x 15.75" Deep

Incoming In June

 

 

Fine George I / II Gesso and Giltwood Mirror
England, c1720-40
Original plate and gilt, girandole arms being replaced
46" High x 24" Wide

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George II Carved Upholstered Mahogany Side Chair

England, c1740
The upholstered back with serpentine crestrail,
the four legs cabriole raised on inset castors,

the front knees nicely carved with scrolling foliate border returns

and descending to energetic and well carved ball and claw feet
23.5" Wide

In Stock - Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Good George III Diminutive Mahogany Chest of Drawers
England, c1765
With Brushing Slide, Original Finish & Pierced Brasses

32.75" High x 31.25" Wide x 18.5" Deep

In Stock - Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Good George III Inlaid Mahogany Straight Tube (Stick) Barometer

London, 1770

The signed silvered register with vernier sliding scale behind hinged glazed door,
the mercury thermometer also behind a further hinged glazed trunk door,

the entire case edged in intricate inlaid checker-banding
43.5" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Fine George III Mahogany 2-Pedestal Writing Table

England, c1790

Of fine timbers with original surfaces and stylish rectangular brasses.

constructed entirely in one piece

30.5" High c 45" Wide x 29.5" Deep

In Stock - Linked

 

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FINE ART & FINE NEEDLEWORK :

 

 

  

Tibetan Silk Chukor Temple Hanging

Eastern China, Mongolia or Tibet, Late 19th / Early 20th Century

With loosely tacked vertical strips of brocaded silk falling from a silk header,

each strip containing various pattened squares

folded to a point and layered, resembling fish scales

each strip ending in a point,

altogether viewed forming a geometric pattern,

10' High x 7'8" Wide

SOLD - (before it could be photographed)

 

 

Richard Hayley Lever
Australian / American, 1876-1958
'St. Ives , Cornwall England 1904'
Provenance : Spanierman Gallery, bearing label verso
Listed : "Spanierman Works for Sale, Feb-April 2003, Price on Request"

Literature : Hayley Lever, Carol Lowrey. pp. 32-3, illlustrated p. 33

The brushwork, coloration and development on this painting are exceptional.

Image Size : 10.25" x 13.25"

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Norwood Creech

Arkansas / Tennessee / Contemporary

Looking Down The 'Dump'

Sunken Lands, Arkansas Flood Plains

Single Print Digital Photograph in Black and Cream

Image Size : 13-3/16" Wide x 19-7/8" High

SOLD

 

 

Norwood Creech
Arkansas / Tennessee / Contemporary
"In the Shade,

Adamson Road, Poinsett County, Arkansas"
Charcoal & Oil on Canvas / 20" x 30" Image Size

Literature : Delta Made Catalog, Volume 2, 2016 / 2017, p. 11

In Stock - Linked

 

 

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Also See : "Fine Art", 2014

 


 

SILVER & VERTU :

 

 

Two James I Engraved Silver Bodkins With Ear Spoons

England, c1620

Each of heavy gauge silver and engraved in the Stuart manner,

each also with owner's intial

one with rare maker's mark

5.75" and 6" Long

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Charles II / James II Silver Lace Back & Front Trefid Spoon

Thomas Allen, London, c1688

The terminal with foilate scrolls to the front,

the verso scratch engraved 1688 over *M*S*;

The bowl with rattail attachment and foliate scrolling verso

8" Long / 2.75" Long, the Bowl / 2.4 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Queen Anne / George I Pressed Horn Tobacco Box
John Obrisset / "Tent of Darius"

England, c1705-28 / Initialed 'OB'
The oval box with waisted body and lift off cover, the cover pressed
with a scene from Charles Le Brun's 1661 painting
'The Queens of Persia at the Feet Alexander' or 'Tent of Darius'
An identical box with break to lid resides in the Fitzwilliam Museum.
4.25" Long

SOLD

 

 

Early 18th Century 'Britannia Standard Silver', Tortoiseshell,

& Mother of Pearl Tobacco Box

Thomas Roberts, London, c1705-1730
A very fine box, oval with stand-away hinge, the cover and base of tortoiseshell
A similar box is in the Fitzwilliam, Catalogue Number : H. 24, p. 136.
A further marked Roberts box resides in the Fitzwilliam, Number : M.90-1961
3.25" Wide
SOLD

 


 

Early 18th Century Engraved Silver Snuff Box

England, Unmarked, c1720-1725

The lift-off cover engraved with 6 draped figures and accompanied by a hound,

all dancing within classical ruins; heavy gauge silver

2-5/8" Long / 2.2oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Fine Early George II Silver Square Salver

John Tuite, London 1729

Heavy gauge silver, the plain field centering Arms for the Family of Chaundler
(American Interest for family of Chandler)

7.5" Diameter /. 11.75" oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Pair of Large George II Silver Trencher Salts

Edward Wood, London 1730

The Base : 3-1/8" Long / 2-5/8" Wide / Weight : 4.8 oz.

(Also available but not yet photographed :

Four 2-7/8" long trencher salts of the same form -:

Edward Wood -3; James Smith I-1)

 

SOLD

 

 

 

Rare Jacobite Interest George II Hanoverian Silver Spoon

Inscribed for Henry Stuart, Cardinal, Duke of York,

beneath the Royal Coronet and above a Cardinal's Hat

Henry Stuart was younger brother of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie).

and became the the fourth and final Jacobite heir at Prine Charlie's death

England, c1745

8.25" Long / 2.2 oz.

 

 

SOLD

 

 

English Silver-Mounted Leathern Black-Jack

Maker's Mark I.T within a pelleted oval

Probably Provincial, 18th century

Of tapering beaker form with engraved upper and lower mounts,

three hinged strapwork supports, each with floral and mask chasing

8.5" High x 5.25" Diameter / 44 Fl. oz. Capacity

SOLD

 

 

Mid-18th Century Cast Silver Harlequin Taperstick

England, c1745-55

The standing harlequin, his taised arms supporting a fluted drip pan

and spool form socket; unmarked; silver scratch weight mark verso

This form was made between c1740 -50 with no known corresponding candlestick

5.25" High, 5.1 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George III Pierced Silver Server / Slice

Richard Mills, London, 1770

The curved blade centering three crested Jaybirds

among strapling foliage and daffodil flowerheads

10.75"Long / 4.3 troy oz.

 

 

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Rare & Fine Old Shefffield Plate Butter Tub & Cover

Tudor & Co., England, c1780

With star cut blue glass liner, the center medallion engraved in script CY,

as well as the cover interior, the cover interior and base also engraved Y over I*S;

Literature : Old Sheffield Plate : A History of the 18th Century Plated Trade,

Crosskey, op cit. p.382

6.25" High x 9.25" Over Handles, 4.5" Deep

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Coquilla Nut & Lignum Vitae Table Nutmeg Grater
England, Late 18th / Early 19th Century
Separating into three sections, the top with a steel grater
and nutmeg storage, over a turned pedestal assembly
and a basket form base for further nut storage
6" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George IV Silver-Gilt & Malachite Dessert Set

William Eley & William Fearn (with two additional by Platt, and Tweedie)

London, 1821 & 1828

Comprising six knives and six forks, each marked and

crested with an earl's coronet over the cypher ED,

for Edward Digby, 2nd Earl of Digby

 

 

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Carved Figural Boxwood Screw-Form Nutcracker

First Half 19th Century, Continental

Modeled as a standing violoinst, his curled wig with cap,

raised on a pedestal base

6.5" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Fine Pair George IV King's Hourglass Asparagus / Chop Tongs

William Eaton, London, 1825

Of very heavy gauge and retaining full detail to the castings

10.3" Long / 9.1 oz / Fully Marked

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Early Victorian Silver Melon-Form Nutmeg Grater

John Taylor & John Perry, Birmingham, 1844

The interior fitted with a blue steel grater;

Engraved to the cover :

E.L. Porter. From G.W.H and Aug't 27th 1835

1.5" Long /. .9 oz

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Victorian Cast Silver-Mounted Heraldic Bottle Stopper

William Hunter, London, 1868

Modeled as the crest for the famlies of

Boucher / Bourcher / Bourchier

3.75" High / 2.1 oz. total

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Pair Scottish Victorian Silver Bottle Stoppers

J. Mackay, Edinburgh, c1880

a pair of beavers on threaded shafts ending in silver discs

2-3/8" High / 3.9 oz.

SOLD

 

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2017 New & Incoming Stock Catalog, featuring Ceramics & Glass, Furniture, Fine Art, Silver & Vertu