Copper Antique Hand Hammered Pitcher

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This Arts and Crafts era, heavy gauge copper jug with its warm, aged patina was expertly constructed in the opening years of the twentieth century. About 1850, coppersmiths began spinning copper on lathes instead of hand hammering items, but beginning in the 1880's, the Arts and Crafts movement encouraged a return to the traditional craftsman techniques. The coppersmith who made this prime example did not sign his work, which is common.
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Mid-Century Modern Annemarie Davidson Enamel on Copper Dish

Annemarie Davidson Enamel on Copper Dish Signed and Labeled Mid-Century Modern Palm Trees in the Sunset

German-born Annemarie Davidson (1920-2012) was an American copper enamel artist. She first took lessons in enameling in 1957 when she was busy raising her four children in Sierra Madre, California. By 2003, at the age of 83, she was still making her 6 inch plates one at a time in her studio and they were selling for $80.00 apiece, with her vintage ones selling for $280.00, according to a New York Times article that year. Also in 2003, an article entitled "Alluring Enamel" in Modernism Magazine stated that Mrs. Davidson "is responsible for some of the finest enamels in the second half of the 20th Century." Her works are in several major museums and have been featured in numerous exhibitions and catalogs, such as the directory "Craftsmen of the Southwest," published in 1965, which listed only eight enamelists, indicating the stature she had achieved. The last photo is one of Mrs. Davidson in her studio.

This dish features a scene of palm trees and sea birds set against a beautiful sunset-gold background. The back of the dish is covered in her metallic sienna and black spattered glaze. Mrs. Davidson's SoCal modernist aesthetic translated well to Hawaii, as the foil label on the front of the dish reads "ALOHA The Store Hawaiian Regent Hotel Waikiki." The first tower of the Hawaiian Regent Hotel was built in 1971 and we're assuming that Davidson produced the dish sometime in the 1970s. We left the label on for authenticity--its removal is your choice. The reverse of the dish is marked with her iconic monogram, the conjoined initials AD and her original foil label that reads "ANNEMARIE DAVIDSON handcrafted enamels SIERRA MADRE, CALIFORNIA." There are three original round felt pads on the bottom.

The dish measures 7 1/2 inches across, which is a bit larger than usual, stands 1/2 inch high and weighs just under one pound. It's in very good condition; there are a few minute scratches to the surface upper left of the palm trees that we were unable to capture in our photos and a small nick in the enamel lower left, easily seen in photograph # 2, especially if you use the zoom feature. Otherwise, it's simply beautiful. 

Every one of Annemarie Davidson's enameled copper artworks are one of a kind. She was an extraordinarily talented artist and her pieces are treasured.

Please note that all white spots are the result of reflected light and are not present on the dish.


PYH 4525


Item Name
Annemarie Davidson Enamel on Copper Dish 
 In Stock - 1

Stratford Stage Brown Pattern, J. & G. Meakin, Vintage Ironstone Coffee Pot

J. & G. Meakin, Vintage Ironstone Coffee Pot, Stratford Stage Brown Pattern


J. & G. Meakin was an English pottery founded in 1851 and based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This white ironstone coffee pot was produced under their Royal Staffordshire line. The pattern, Stratford Stage, was introduced in 1968 and features a drawing in dark brown of the clock tower in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, with a horse-drawn stagecoach passing by it. While the decoration on this ironstone is classified as "transferware," it was really created by the lithographic technique which Meakin began using in the 1920's. 

This coffee pot has a domed, patterned lid, a scalloped upper rim and bell bottom shape. It's in pristine condition, having only tiny nicks and abrasions on the foot rim from shelf storage. It's stamped in black on the bottom "Royal Staffordshire Stratford Stage Ironstone by J & G Meakin England." This mark is an earlier one--before they added "Dishwasher Safe"--probably from the 1970's. Its height is 11 inches with the lid on and about 9 inches without it. From the tip of the spout across to the far edge of the arched and squared off handle is about 9 inches also. The lightly scalloped base is 4 inches in diameter and the pot easily holds 5 cups. Pot and lid together weigh almost 2 1/4 pounds. It's immaculate and ready to serve you gracefully.

Whether you favor brown transferware,ironstone china, or just need a beautiful, large coffee service pot, this is a wonderful find.

Note: This coffee pot is also available on for $278.95:


PYH 4489

Vintage Oak and Copper French Ale or Wine Pitcher

French Ale or Wine Pitcher, Original LC Label Hand Made in Normandy, Oak and Copper with Marylin Monroe wine bottle

A French 'pichet en bois' (wooden pitcher), this jug was made in the time-honored tradition of the coopers who have made barrels and casks for centuries. The steam-curved staves are made of oak harvested in France, known for the subtle, rather than astringent, flavors it imparts to wine and beer. They are bound together with hand hammered copper hoops and copper rivets. The wooden handle is sheathed in copper, as is the parrot's-beak spout. The pitcher measures 10 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches wide across the belly and weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. 

Both the oak and the copper are in very good condition, with the hand-cut copper having developed a darkened patina, as have the wood staves. There is one tiny copper rivet missing from the bottom hoop; the pitcher overall is attractively aged. We recommend that it be used for display rather than to hold beverages, since we don't know what has been stored in it (it does smell faintly inside of red wine, however). Read more

Five Davenport Pattern Crown Staffordshire Dinner Plates

Five Davenport Pattern Crown Staffordshire Dinner Plates


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The Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Company was located at the Minerva Pottery Works, Fenton, Staffordshire; the firm was established in 1889 and achieved a well-deserved reputation for high quality porcelain. This set of 5 plates is in the Davenport pattern, a Chinoiserie design that is yet so classically English, in rose pink, pale blue, green and yellow, set against the pure white porcelain. These dinner plates measure 9 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch high and each plate weighs 1 pound 2 1/2 ounces. Every one of them is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, stains or utensil marks---in fact, it appears that they have never been used. 

The mark printed in green on the backs of the plates say "Estd 1801." This refers to the building of the pottery works themselves, a common ruse to make the company appear older than it was. The mark on these plates came into use in 1906 and was replaced circa 1930 by new marks that incorporated the words "Fine Bone China." In 1948, the company changed their name to Crown Staffordshire China Co., Ltd. and was purchased by Wedgwood in 1973. Though they are not as well-known as Minton or Royal Doulton, Crown Staffordshire made beautiful, highly decorative wares.

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PYH 4457

Vintage Charming Black and White China Muffineer

Vintage Charming Black and White China Muffineer

Sugar Caster Circa 1950

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This charming black and white china figure is a muffineer, made in Staffordshire, England around 1950. It's a great example of post-war modern design. A muffineer, also known as a sugar caster or sugar sifter, is used as a shaker to sprinkle sugar, spices, etc. on food, originally on muffins, hence its name. This large fellow with his wide grin reminiscent of today's "happy face," his bowler hat and his black suit is perched on a wall like Humpty Dumpty. 

The top of his hat has seven large shaker holes while the boxy bottom holds the sugar or spice. It's filled from the very bottom, through a hole that retains its rubbery stopper and is marked with the words "Staffordshire England" printed in brown. There is some fine crazing to the glaze, but otherwise this muffineer is in excellent condition. It's 8 1/2 inches tall, has a rectangular base that is about 2 inches by 3 inches and it weighs 14 ounces. Figural sugar shakers are difficult to find, especially when they're in this condition--they were, after all, used at table. When this bloke is on your table, your tea and crumpets will always leave a smile on your face.

© Linda Henrich
Photo By: Wayne Henrich

PYH 4434

Robinson-Ransbottom Trio of Spongeware Pitchers

Robinson-Ransbottom Trio of Spongeware Pitchers


This set of three spongeware pottery pitchers was made by Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery. There are two 1 pint pitchers and one 1 quart pitcher, all sponged in blue on a creamy white body with a clear top glaze. Each piece has a stamped mark in black on the bottom that includes the company name, the city, state and USA and the word "pitcher" with the capacity. 

Robinson Ransbottom was created by a merger of two companies in 1920 and proved to be one of the few companies that made it into the 21st century producing serviceable stoneware (they went out of business in 2005). Since they were located in Roseville, Ohio, their items are sometimes misidentified as being made by Roseville Pottery, a company famous for their art pottery. 

Each one of these 1970's pitchers is in excellent condition, with just crazing to the clear glaze. It's interesting to note that the sponging on each pitcher varies in amount, with the very slightly shorter pint one having the most. The pint pitchers measure about 4 3/4 inches in height and the quart one measures about 6 1/4 inches tall. They are heavy, sturdy pitchers and a delight to use for serving, decorate with or add to your spongeware collection.
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Item Name
Robinson Ransbottom Pitchers
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Pottery
In Stock 1 - three pitcher set
Item ID - PYH 4268