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Skinner as a major U.S. force in the sale of fine European pieces to both national and international clients. Offerings include English, Continental, and Chinese decorative works of art, ceramics, rugs, silver, textiles and furniture from the 18th – 20th centuries. For further information please call 508-970-3203 or email


  • SKINNEREuropean Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine CeramicsSale 2490 January 9, 2010 Boston

  • AUCTION 2490


    European Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine Ceramics


    Sara WishartDecorative Arts,Silver508.970.3282

    Stuart SlavidDepartment Director,Ceramics508.970.3278

    Stuart WhitehurstFurniture508.970.3293

    European Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3203

    General Inquiries:

    Thursday, January 7, 2010 12 to 5 p.m.

    Friday, January 8, 2010 12 to 8 p.m.

    Tel: 617.874.4318Fax: 617.350.5429






    Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10 a.m.

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, Massachusetts

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    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    2 Web Site & Online Bidding

    4 Event Announcement

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  • Skinner LectureTransparent Delights: The Extraordinary History ofMolded Desserts in Georgian EnglandLecture presented by celebrated British Food Historian Ivan DayFriday, January 8, 20106:00 p.m. Reception/7:00 p.m. Lecture63 Park Plaza, Boston, MAR.S.V.P. 617.350.5400Held in conjunction with a preview of Skinners January 9th Auctionof European Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring Fine Ceramics

  • The Glenna Fitzgerald Collection of Culinary Molds

    Lots: 15-17, 22-27, 31-34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44-48, 52-56, 60-63, 66-69, 74-76, 81-85, 88, 89, 91-93, 96-98, 103-107,111-115, 124, 125, 135, 136, 142-144, 151, 152, 164-166, 180, 181, 188, 194, 195, 224, 231, 256, 265.

    Glenna Fitzgerald, along with her husband Bob, was amongst other things a founding member of the Wedgwood Society ofWashington, D.C. She was an avid collector of antique textiles, furniture, kitchen utensils, and especially ceramic jellymolds. She particularly enjoyed and sought after those molds produced by Wedgwood and his contemporaries.


  • 1.Royal Worcester Porcelain Figural Group, England, late 19thcentury, the molded base with figures playing hide-and-seek abouttree trunk vases, impressed and printed marks, ht. 6 1/4 in.


    2.Twelve Royal Worcester Bone China Service Plates, England, c.1921, each with wide cobalt border and cream ground center, giltscrolled foliate designs surrounding central hand-painted floral still lifecartouches signed Ernest Phillips, retailed by Ovingtons New York-Chicago, printed marks, dia. 10 3/4 in.


    3.Clarice Cliff Bizarre Ware Five-Piece Coffee Set, England, c. 1934,polychrome enamel decorated in the Rodanthe pattern, including acovered coffeepot, ht. 7; cream jug, ht. 2 3/4; sugar bowl, dia. 3 1/4in.; and two coffee cups with saucers; printed Wilkinson marks.


    4.Ten Royal Worcester Bone China Service Plates, England, c.1930, each with cream-colored ground, gilt scrolled foliate designsand central hand-painted cartouche with floral still lifes, artist signedErnest Barker, retailed by Tatman Chicago, printed marks, dia. 10 1/2in.


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  • 5.Grainger Worcester Porcelain Pate-sur-Pate Vase, England, 1894,trumpet shape with gilded foliate molded borders, pink ground vasewith white slip floral decoration, printed factory mark, ht. 7 3/4 in.


    6.Italian Renaissance-style Fruitwood-inlaid and PenworkDecorated Walnut Library Cabinet, mid-19th century, upper sectionwith leaftip carved cornice and three glass doors fitted with wiremesh; lower section with leaftip carved edge, three wire mesh andglass doors, plinth base, with Renaissance-style motifs, ht. 69, wd.62, dp. 17 in.


    7.Biedermeier Amboyna-inlaid Fruitwood Occasional Table, c.1840, oval shape, with two frieze drawers, angular legs and shelfstretcher, ht. 30 3/4, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 20 in.


    8.Eighteen-Piece Hand-painted Porcelain Dessert Service, England,19th century, cobalt blue banded border with gilded shields andfestoons surrounding a variety of landscape designs, including twelveplates, dia. 8 1/2; four low compotes, ht. 2 1/4; compote, ht. 4 3/4;and compote, ht. 6 3/4, dia. 11 in.


    9.Martin Brothers Stoneware Wally-Bird Tobacco Jar, England,dated 1887, modeled with a quizzical expression, inscribed R.W.Martin & Bros. London and Southall 10-1887, mounted atop anebonized wood base, bird ht. 8 1/2 in.


    10.French School, 18th Century

    Portrait of Louise Adlade de Bourbon, also known asMademoiselle de La Roche-sur-YonUnsigned, sitter identified on a label on the reverse.Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm), framed in an ovalformat.Condition: Lined, craquelure.


    11.Two Similar Staffordshire White Saltglazed Stoneware Bear Jugsand Covers, England, c. 1740, each modeled seated and withchains to their snouts, overall decorated with shreds of clay, varyingbrown slip designs to collars, ht. 8 in.


    12.Staffordshire Saltglazed Stoneware Model of a Hawk, England, c.1750, modeled perched on a stump and decorated in underglazeblue, ht. 6 in.


    13.Pair of Louis XV Style Tulipwood and Marble-top Three-DrawerNight Tables, 20th century, with three-quarter gallery and serpentinetop and case, cabriole legs with foliate cast mounts, ht. 29, wd. 151/2, dp. 13 in.



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  • 14.French Empire Revival Diminutive Bronze-mounted MahoganySettee, 19th century, with scrolled ends and sloped backrest,overupholstered seat, on shaped feet, arms and frame mounted withclassical-style motifs, lg. 58 in.


    15.Ten Small Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th and 19thcentury, varying shapes, subjects including a swan, two cows,squirrel, maiden, owl, two different pears, a floral basket, and aflower, lg. 3 to 4 3/8 in.


    16.Staffordshire Creamware Dome-shaped Jelly Mold Core, England,early 19th century, fluted sides polychrome enamel decorated withfruit and flowers, ht. 8 in.


    17.Five Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th/early 19thcentury, varying shapes and sizes including a litchi fruit, sheaf ofwheat, basket of flowers, rabbit, and Chinese figural landscape; lg. 45/8 to 6 7/8 in.


    18.Continental School, 18th Century Style

    Portrait of a Gentleman in ArmorUnsigned, inscribed Ecole Francaise XVIIe Siecle on a presentationplaque.Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 24 in. (75.6 x 61.0 cm), framed.Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, abrasions, lifting, surfacegrime.


    19.Sarouk Rug, West Persia, second quarter 20th century, (some endfraying on one side), 5 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 8 in.


    20.Late Georgian Crossbanded Satinwood Side Table, rectangulartop with canted corners, paneled inlaid frieze on square, tapered legsending in cuff feet, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 29 3/4, dp. 16 3/4 in.


    21.Flemish Baroque-style Walnut Open Armchair, late 19th century,rectangular backrest and scrolled arms, overupholstered seat onscrolled legs joined by stretchers, seat ht. 18, wd. 22, dp. 19 in.


    22.Five Staffordshire White Saltglazed Stoneware Culinary Molds,England, 18th century, a large shell, lg. 6 5/8; two oval melons, lg. 43/8, 4 5/8; a sun, dia. 6 1/4; and a leaf shape with bunch of grapes,lg. 5 in.


    23.Three Staffordshire White Saltglazed Stoneware Culinary FishMolds, England, 18th century, each varying in shape and size, lg. 31/2, 3 7/8, and 6 1/2 in.


    24.Eight Small Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th/early19th century, varying shapes and sizes including a cow grazing,squirrel, ear of corn, a leaf with berries, a reclining lion, basket offlowers, coat of arms, and thistle; lg. 3 3/8 to 4 in.



  • 25.Six Creamware Culinary Molds, Englan