A shape that always attracts Daniel collectors is the Pierced or Queens shape. This recently found example is beautifully decorated with an Irish landscape.
Sadly the plate is unnumbered, but interestingly the scene is named on the underside as Shanes Castle, Lough Neagh. Much of the castle is still standing, as a recent photograph shows.
It was difficult to decide into which category to enter this next item. It was equally difficult to decide on a name that accurately describes its intended use. It could have been part of a 'Toy tea service', but equally it may have had a more specific application, however, we finally settled on the name 'Second Gadroon Pin Dish', if only to bring to an end a long discussion between the editors. (Others may disagree!)
This First Gadrooned Creamer plus teacup and saucer is similar to pattern number 3938. A nice example of early Daniel
Stunning and unrecorded Chain Edge teapot with a blue ground interspersed with a scalloped white collar and floral bouquets adorned with gilt highlights. Clearly marked pattern number.
H & R Daniel
Makers of the finest late Regency Porcelain
We have introduced this section of 'Recent Discoveries' as a place where we can record items, articles and photo's that may not be familiar to Daniel collectors and thus may be of some interest. They may be already identified pieces, or shapes, but their discovery and publication only goes to show that these fantastic but lesser known wares are out there if you are prepared to look, and fortunate enough to find.
In the Home Page of the May 2017 update I made reference to rare Daniel figure painted items. These have recently come into my possession and I'm sure that you will agree that they would make a welcome addition to anyones collection. I dont think that I have ever come across such high quality items with superb decoration of gilt on bronze. How two colours can lift an item to such heights is a subject of amazement. We can only speculate who commisioned these pieces that depict Greek Mythology, and carry French script identifying the four scenes. Due to the subject matter were they made for a French academic? I doubt if we will ever know. The items recent history is however known, and makes interesting reading, as is shown in the email below from the previous owner, Bob Sutton. When I purchased the pot pouri vases they were lacking one of the covers, which with time, and a lot of patience, I have managed to make a copy of from the surviving example. I don't pretend to be an expert, but am still pleased with the results.
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my initial enquiry. It is pleasing to know that, (a) my detective work was spot-on, and (b) that the pot pourri are quality items. Unfortunately, I am unable to enlighten you as to how they came to be in the family. As I remember, they were always on display at home (which, as a Service family, changed at regular intervals and hence much of the damage, I suspect). My hunch is that they were inherited from my maternal grandmother, who was a Gripper (as in Edward Gripper of King's Cross bricks fame), but all details are lost to history I'm afraid.
Nottingham Patent Brick Company
In 1867 the Nottingham Patent Brick Company (NPBC) was formed when William Burgess and Edward Gripper amalgamated their brick works at Nottingham. NPBC later acquired the Dorket Head Brick works at Arnold in Nottingham, which still exists today as the Ibstock Brick Company. Any smaller brick firms still in the area were either incorporated, or forced out of business by the competition.
The Architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1811 - 1878), selected NPBC bricks for the Midland Hotel and facade on St Pancras Station, which opened in 1868. The station was designed and built by William Henry Barlow of the Butterley Company, Ripley near Nottingham, the roof of the station being forged at Ironville (near Ripley). The Butterley Company began in the 1790s primarily as a coal and iron producer before specialising in bricks. Giles Gilbert Scott liked Butterley bricks and used them for some of his prestigious buildings (such as Liverpool RC Cathedral) but chose NPBC bricks for the St Pancras facade and hotel, which opened 8 years after the station.
Here we have the ultimate 19th Century gift for the well heeled child. A beautiful minature London octaganol teapot with gilt pear finial from a childs tea service.This piece is painted in the Pollard style with its delicate flowers. Dispite its size there has been no less care and effort taken with its decoration. So few of these sets would have been produced, and so few have survived in their entirety. When even a single piece of these services come to light its something to be cherished.
David Shaw. August 2017 .
A beatiful and rare 4023 First Gadroon Variation A cup, with a gilt rim with an inverted rabbit ear band. There are two panels of finely painted flowers seperated by gilt polka dots and fine dots surrounded by a guilt scroll. This piece has been recorded before, but the rarity of this shape of body makes it's discovery an exeptional find.
David Shaw. August 2017
A lovely Sutherland cup and saucer with ground blue with highligted white centre, surrounded by gilt outlined yellow circular and diamond panels, interspersed with gilt spriggs. Clearly numbered.
Here we have a First Bell coffee cup and saucer with a wide band of pink ground, with black centered yellow polka dots. This has a clear pattern number and nicely fits into the number sequences alongside the previously recorded 6204 yellow First Bell cup and saucer.
David Shaw. August 2017
Yet another previously un-recorded piece, this superbly decorated Second Bell shape 'sugar box', which is clearly numbered 6330.
Tony Shaw. August 2017
At my age I tend to ignore birthdays, but when I recieve a piece of 'Daniel' as a present it makes the day far more memorable.
Thanks David for remembering not only my birthday, but also that I have a liking for the often ignored (amongst collectors) Slop Bowls. This one really is a 'peach', and is clearly numbered 8376, and previously un-recorded.
Tony Shaw August 2017
Here we have another recent high quality acquisition. A beautiful and very well decorated Shell plate with a Honeysuckle centre surrounded by gilt trumpets interspersed with simple trailing floral adornments.The quality of the flower painting is exeptional.
This recent discovery appeared on Ebay in early May 2017. I was unfortunately the under bidder but the seller was gracious enough to allow me use the listing pictures on this website. The Stanhope cup and saucer with blue scallops and a transfer floral decoration with highlighted gilt border and a crisp pattern number of 7272.
Thank you again to the ebay seller. time_for_breakfast. May 2017
Second Gadrooned cup and saucer with peach ground banded by mazarine blue with gilt trailing leaves. Displaying a clear pattern number
DESERVING OF A SECOND LOOK
Some items that would normally get overlooked are often worthy of a second chance. This beauty was listed on Ebay and purchase for a very modest amount. I was drawn in by the superb fruit and flower painting (even cherries). Although it took me many hours to make a replacement top, it can now sit amongst my other scent bottles and is certainly not disgraced. I have not attempted to hide the repair on this occasion for a couple of reasons 1/ I'm not talented enough to make a seamless repair 2/ The piece has a history and its imperfections tell its life story. I hope you approve.
BARGAIN HUNT LIGHTWEIGHTS
In April 2017, I attended at another antique fair and on looking over my shoulder, I was taken aback to see the BBC were filming an episode of Bargain Hunt, and walking past me with with two of the contestants was Charles Hanson. Looking further down the row of dealers was the very recognisable figure of Philip Serrell. Both were trying to look as upbeat as possible dispite the day being a little damp. Then within a few minutes, the heavens opened and the film makers were sent running for cover as stall holders were engaged in manic efforts to cover the most delicate of their stock under a sea of polythene and umberellas.
I say running for cover, but I use the term loosely, as Philip Serrell is not really the athletic type, but his face was a picture of unempressed and indescribable misery. Then, when all appeared lost, and I resembled a drowned rat, all of a sudden the day brightened up. Not the weather, but spotting a beautiful Daniel teapot, and with the rain drops dripping off the end of my nose and my fingers resembling wrinkled prunes, I felt contented. If the weather hadn't deteriorated, I wonder if the Bargain Hunter celebrities would have even given this treasure a second look.
Here we have part of what must have been a lovely tea service. This trio and sucrier recently appeared on Ebay and were described as Victorian c1840 Alcock / Ridgway. The seller had listed a large number of cups and saucers along with a creamer. One buyer must have taken a shine to the service as they managed to purchase all of the previous items. I am delighted to have acquired these oddments after almost giving up hope. A Shell variation B shape, and a clear pattern number 5006.
Here we have a wonderfull find from a local antique fair. After walking around for several hours and feeling a little dispondent due to the lack of anything that resembled a Daniel then BINGO!. This wonderful Stanhope plate had been lurking in one of the sellers boxes and was just being introduced to the daylight as I walked past. With its blue ground with mustard intrusions and transfer and hand painted bouquets of flowers, it positively glowed. Wonderful.
In the 'Home Page' introductions we made reference to the discovery of a Wellington Cup and Saucer, a shape of which had only previously been seen in the old Pattern Books. We believe that the search for a manufactured example is now over.
Athough this decoration is not shown in the currently available pattern book, number 7997 being the first Wellington shape that we see in that pattern book, and sadly this is the only book that we currently have access to, we as collectors are not nieve enough to say that this is definately the first one produced. If we used that rule of thumb then any acanthus based cups prior to this pattern number would also have their attribution questioned. That of course now means that I must disclose the pattern number of my find. Although Daniel items can be notorious for not displaying pattern numbers, this latest find clearly displays in gold script, pattern number 7516 on the saucer.
Second piece of evidence in the identification is the very distinctive spur on the inside of the handle. This on its own would not be conclusive but is however yet another contributing factor.
Similar styles of decoration appear on other Daniel wares, and to quote a fellow Daniel collector "Even a superficial look through the pattern book shows a certain continuity of design elements, Richard Daniel being a master of recycling them in different combinations to make new patterns". For comparison, you will see in the third attached picture (below), a Second Bell cup that has previously had its attribution confirmed as Daniel, and has appeared, as such, in print. This bears the pattern number 6732. The pattern is remarkably similar to that seen on the Wellington example with its drab looped decoration, and defined by a scalloped gilt border and handpained floral sprays.
A recent local meeting attended by a former President, and also a previous Chairman of the DCC, where both of whom were happy to express their opinion that this cup & saucer was indeed Daniel in origin.
The cup and saucer came to light in an Irish auction house and was part of a job lot of porcelain found in the shed of a former dealer. Its discovery throws up all sorts of other questions, which appears to be "a given" when finding undiscovered Daniel pieces. The found example is similar in scale to a 'breakfast cup'. So is it an oversize coffee cup or teacup? The shape would indicate a coffee cup, so what would a teacup look like? Was it made in another form? What form would the rest of the service take?
A 'Shell Border' plate, with a difference.
Most collectors of Daniel porcelain will be well aware of the occasional collaboration between H&R Daniel, and Doe & Rogers of Worcester. The standard of decoration applied by Messrs Doe & Rogers on what were, presumably, blanks supplied by the Daniels is always a joy to behold, and the decoration on this plate is equally superb. However, this plate is somewhat unusual in that it is signed E Doe, whereas most of D&R’s work is signed as 'Doe and Rogers of Worcester'.
The picture that Enoch Doe applied to this Daniel plate is an extremely accurate copy of a watercolour painting entitled ‘Vale of Llugwy’ by David Cox the Elder, 1783 – 1859.
Tony Shaw.Feb 2017
An image of the original, and what appears to be the now sadly faded, watercolour.
An image of a Victorian engraving of the same watercolour.
A 'Roman Vase'
Very few examples of this rare Daniel 'Roman type Vase' have ever come to light. I spotted this one at a local antique fair, and just had to buy it. It has a beautiful burgandy ground with a white cartouche containing handpainted flowers.
This is the second one that I have acquired, the first being from the Pippa Deeley Auction in May 2015.
A breath of Spring
When this item was found it was black with dust obscuring the exquisite decoration below. The Shell plate is a real specimine piece and without a pattern number. The unusual flower decoration showing beautiful handpainted specimens of flowers and identified on the base as a "Trailing Daphne" a "Variegated Wolfs-Bane" and a "Slender Columbine". Well worth the £4-00 purchase price.
Mayflower Slop Bowl.
Two views of this recently acquired Slop Bowl, decorated in the much admired ‘Mayflower’ style and in superb condition, with florets edged in apricot. Tony Shaw Feb 2017
Two Recently Acquired Creamers.
The Plain Edge is believed to be previously un-recorded.
The decoration on the Second Gadroon creamer has been previously seen on many items of Daniel tea ware, being 4057, but possibly not on a creamer. Tony Shaw Feb 2017
A DANIEL BUTTERPOT - Potentially the oldest piece of Daniel ware discovered to date
'Stamps are rare on Midlands Purple with one other example excavated in Southwark, in dumped material at Mark Browns Wharf in a context of 1640 to 1680.
Several R Daniells are found in documentary evidence as butterpot potters in Burslem and Corbridge. Inventories at Burslem are found for Ralph Daniel in 1661, Richard Daniel in 1687, and Robert Daniel in 1707 and 1726. Wills are attested for Robert in Burslem in 1726, and Ralph in Corbridge also in 1726. (Source – the Pottery Trade and North Staffordshire by Lorna Weatherill, Manchester University Press 1971, pages 148 – 149) Ralf Daniel and Richard Daniel, along with Thomas Daniel were fined in 1682 for engrossing butterpots. In view of the context of the Mark Brown’s Wharf find, which is an identical stamp, it could be for Ralph Daniel'.
Ribbed Variation D. This piece has recently come into my possession and bears the pattern number 5148.
David Shaw October 2016
This wonderful piece dates back to the very origins of Daniel pottery manufacturing. It was found by Richard Hemery, mudlarking on the north bank of the River Thames near to Cannon Street railway bridge in 2014. It is marked R DANIELL VI. (The Daniel family at this time regularly used the "LL") The stamp or embossing of butterpots became obligitary following an Act of Parliament in 1661, requiring all manufacturers to mark their wares with their name and weight of the contents. On the piece you can clearly see the fingerprints on the inside, where the manufacturer supported the butterpot whilst embossing it. I found this piece whilst trawling the web and contacted Richard shortly afterwards. Richard was kind enough to let me have this wonderful piece after he had fully documented it, and for his kindness, I am extreemely grateful.
I cannot take any credit for the text that follows as the research was done entirely by Mr Hemery
DANIEL SWAN VASES
A beautiful garniture of this shape can be seen in the Ornamental section of this website. This latest find just goes to show that the shape was made in other colours. These examples were produced in a plumb ground, and with exquisite embellishment in gold.
The strange thing is that the two are identical. Are these the side pieces and are we missing a central larger vase? On the previously seen example the Swan vase is surrounded by two snake side handles.
Both items have been previously recorded, but when they are purchased together you know you are having a good day. The search continues for the saucers
David Shaw October 2016
I do love bird decorated pieces, and can only imagine how a service of such quality pieces must surely have impressed in the 19th century. Clearly marked with pattern number 6722.
David Shaw October 2016
Once again we have a piece that may have been seen before, but it origins throw up so many questions. Is this cup from a one-off service? Does the colour and subject matter show a religious theme and a possible clue to who commisioned it? An expensive piece when it was made, and when I purchased it. This piece does not have a pattern number or saucer. I would be grateful for help with either.
David Shaw October 2016
Another recent acquisition are these Ribbed Plates, 4797, in very nice condition.
Tony Shaw October 2016
Obviously I was delighted to recently acquire this superb 1st Bell sucrier from an online dealer. The decoration is similar to, but certainly not the same as, previously recorded items, sadly there is no evidence of a pattern number on the piece.
Tony Shaw October 2016
Another recent find. I initially saw these plates at an antique fair but the price tag was to say the least, ridiculous. The seller wanted £160-00 for the pair. Although they are a beautifully decorated pair of Stanhope plares pattern number 8076, I was happy to walk away. David Shaw
Another rare find is this Cusped part service pattern number 3835. Found by Reg Turner and consisting of a centrepiece, ten plates, two rectangular plates, two shell dishes and a lozenge shaped dish. There is no wear whatsoever on these items so they appear to have lived their entire life in a cabinet. There were another two plates but the seller stated that he had thrown them as they had hairlines and detracted from the service. I wonder how many other valuable Daniel pieces have been discarded over the years due to damage?
UNRECORDED SHREWSBURY SHELL B SUCRIER from the shed.
A rarity for me. It's not very often that I can afford to purchase items from antique shops (Morgage and children etc), so when I went into a small antique shop in Norfolk and saw this for the bargain price of £15-00, it had to come home with me. A pristine example with a clear pattern number, which I believe may be unrecorded. A wonderful find.
David Shaw May 2016
I do like sucriers. I find them so tactile and easy to display. This one was found at the back of Reg Turners shed where it had apparently been languishing for some time. It has a lovely stapled repair to the lid but i'm sure you will agree that is still displays well. Pattern number 5901
QUEENS PIERCED PLATES REPATRIATED
Its amaizing what turns up when you least expect it. In April this year I was out at an antique fair with Daniel collector and good friend Reg Turner. We were just about to call it a day when we decided to do one final row with Reg taking one side and me the other. I was two dealers from the end of my row and saw Mr Turner on my side (poaching) in front of me. He was holding up what must have been the grubbiest and most stained plate I think i'd ever come across. The dealer stated that he had purchased this example and four others from a set in Belgium, two weeks earlier. After examining the the rest of the set, which were also in a disgusting state, a deal was done . You would not believe how much hard work was involved in cleaning and bringing these items back from the abyss. All plates have named scenes including the views of the River Danube, and clearly marked with pattern number 7623. This pattern number and previously recorded photos have always posed questions for me. Queens Pierced tableware with a Victoria cup? Why not a Queens shape cup or a Victoria tableware? I would love to know more
The Sweet Smell of Success
The ‘success’ was at an on-line auction, the ‘sweet smell’ was the residue of the alluring perfume that was once contained in this delightful Essence Bottle.
Also attached is Image No. 121, from Michaels Berthoud’s excellent reference book ‘H&R Daniel, 1822 – 1846’, and also mentioned in his ‘Ceramic Bulletin No. 14 – Daniel Ornamental Wares’, and yet again seen in the V&A Daniel pattern book, which shows a ‘Fluted Essence Bottle’ numbered 258. The various images can all be compared with our recently purchased item. The alternating green ground colour with finely applied gilding is referred to in H&R Daniel’s (V&A) original pattern book as Shrewsbury Green; the floral decoration against a white ground is hand-painted in typical Daniel style.
Tony Shaw May 2016
Daniel collectors have for a long time been aware of pattern number 4677 and it was assumed that it was only available in the Plain Edge shape. Over the past two weeks the following shapes have now come to light and all are clearly marked with corresponding pattern numbers.
PLAIN EDGE VARIATION
Pattern number 6921, An Acanthus based cup and saucer with fish scale decoration
An unrecorded Sutherland cup and saucer with a clear pattern number. Decorated with brain decoration surrounding a flower painted centre. March 2016
Published with the kind permission of Michael Berthoud.
A finely decorated Shrewsbury Shell handled serving dish with hand painted feather decoration.
A much sought after 'Shrewsbury' pattern.
I was extremely fortunate to find this very rare Shrewsbury teacup & saucer for sale on the internet at a very affordable price, and well before the seller added the name H&R Daniel to the description which immediately led to frantic bidding and the quadrupling of the prices being paid by buyers of the remaining pieces. A unique feature of this delightful duo is the hand-written scrip on the under-side of both pieces. Is Chamberlin Reading the name and place of the retailer, or that of the owner? More research is obviously required.
David Shaw. March 2016
Addendum. Following on from a little trawling through the internet it would now appear reasonable to assume (say 95%) that the original purchaser of this tea set was James Chamberlin, a wealthy businessman who over some 40 years had built a large bespoke hat manufactory located in Minster Street, Reading.
James Chamberlin died in 1841. March 2016
Two more 'Shell' shape creamers recently acquired.
Tony Shaw. March 2016
A First Gadroon Cream Jug
Found recently at an Antique Fair, with matt mauve ground banding and leaf and flower decoration.
Tony Shaw March 2016
A recent discovery is this beautiful Stanhope Sucrier and base decorated entirely and elaborately with gilt.
Unrecorded Ribbed variation D
A desirable shape, examples of which rarely come onto the market. This example with its clear pattern number is a bit special
A beautiful trumpet vase with typical Daniel decoration. This example was purchased for under £5-00 from a local flea market. When purchased it was minus both its handles. After repeated visits to Reg Turner's home, and after several prototype handles, I finally got his blessings with this version.
‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’
(to quote Charles Caleb Colton, 1780–1832)
Surely when Coalport decorated this Daniel 'lookalike' it must have been to replace a damaged 'Shrewsbury' 4337 cup & saucer, sometime after 1846?
A stunning Daniel Vase with localised raised gilding within green panels and surrounder with flower decoration. I only wish it was mine.
I managed to acquire this pair of Mary Talbot Bread and Butter plates at a recent antique fair for a very reasonable £5-00. Dispite the damage I still considered them to be a bargain. My only disappointment was that they do not display a pattern number. I currently have a Cream Bowl in the same pattern but alas this also is unmarked.
Hope 1 of these will work for you.
Thanks again for your very valued information!
Your site gets better all the time, Great for you and all those collectors.
I always refer people interested to it.
Under the number 7139 this pattern was previously recorded as in Mazarine blue
A magnificent pair of Queens Pierced plates with blue ground and depicting finely painted birds. Both pieces display clear pattern numbers
5th November 2015
A rare find is this twin handled vase that measures a modest 4" high. If you look in the section on this site with Daniel cups and saucers, you will see a moth handled cup with similar decorations.
5th November 2015
A fine example of an encrusted scent bottle with, to my knowledge, a previously unrecorded handle.
5th November 2015
Previously unrecorded is this Secord Gadrooned Plain Edge variation cup and saucer. A lovely find and I was very pleased to add it to my humble collection
5th November 2015
Shrewsbury 4312. This is a well recorded pattern normally in Second Gadrooned. It only appears in this shape in Michael Berthoud's Book
ShrewsburyPattern number 4319. This pattern number has been described but has not to my knowlege been illustrated before. This decoration and shape appears in blue with the pattern number 4329.
From the Home page.
A second Gadrooned High Comport found by Dorothy Turner. This treasure was secured on a recent trip to an antique fair and found at a stall specializing in material. Dorothy spotted the unique Shell handles and began to delve further. The comport features Shell handles pierced at either side of the styalized shells and even more unusual, the scene paintings that are not only in the centre as per normal on Second Gadrooned items, but also on this occasion, under the lip either side. A rare and desirable item.
With thanks again to the Turners for their diligence
22 July 2015
A superb and believed to be previously unrecorded Stanhope pattern.
I was naturally delighted when I acquired these stunning pieces of Stanhope pattern wares. To find a cup & saucer in this pattern is rare, to find a trio is extremely rare, but to add a sucrier is bordering on miraculous.
David Shaw 22 July 2015
Although this Daniel Second Gadrooned pattern has already been previously recorded, it has only been shown as a saucer. Now we finally we get to see the detailing on the cup with the added bonus of the rare text on the base. The pattern number is 4151
The Inkwell below recently appeared on Ebay and although bidding, I missed out. It has the usual Daniel baluster shaped ink recepticle with its moulded body, flower painetd panels and rose finial top. This item is special though due to its unusual and almost chamberstick like base with ring handle.
This picture is published with kind permission of eBay seller tudoriron 22 July 2015
DANIEL IN THE ANTIPODES (OR MORE PRECISELY IN AUSTRALIA)
Once again we have to thank Tim Parish who hails from Perth, Western Australia, for providing pictures of two Cusped 3835 plates that he discovered at a local car boot sale.
It’s unusual to be lucky enough to find such items on a car boot stall here in the UK, but to find these items almost halfway around the world is pushing luck to its limit. According to Google the direct distance from Stoke to Perth WA is 9080 miles, so these two plates are extremely well travelled. May 2015.
Dear Tony and David,
I have been so enjoying all the ongoing developments of your site.
I am attaching a photo of two plates I found at a car boot sale several years ago and always liked but could not place. When I was looking on the net for Daniel porcelain today I found a bowl of the same design that said it was H and R Daniel porcelain of the "cusped" shape. The bowl certainly had the butterfly finial you have pictured on your "Teawares" section.
Could these plates be Daniel porcelain sitting on my shelf all along?
If you have time to reply that would be wonderful.
If found the lilac sprigged design very unusual and the triangular gilding design is also very unique.
With very best wishes,
Tim Parish, Western Australia
This magnificent pot pourri recently came to light. It stands 18" high and is stunningly decorated in turquoise with white flowerpainted panels highlighted in gilt. It has its peirced gallery and cover capped by a vine and graped finial
A similar example is shown in the section marked "Evolution"
Purchased from a small Antique shop in Norfolk is this Shell border Bread and Butter/Oval plate. The piece has a highlighted green border with painted over tranfer decoration. It has a clear pattern number marked in green which I believe is unrecorded
This Daniel Shell variation B teapot was recently found by Reg Turner. It is numbered and although the number has previously been recorded, it has not to my knowledge been illustrated. 20th March 2015
These two creamers have been purchased by the editors over the last few weeks. The Shell B creamer may well be unrecorded. The Etruscan creamer on the right is numbered 3859 and Is in pristine condition . 20th March 2015
A subject revisited 20th March 2015
Collectors of Daniel wares may already be aware of the beautiful large dressing table jug (or as Reg Turner light heartedly referred to as a "cider jug") shown on the right as it has previously been documented and appeared in print. This was several years ago now and at the time there were certain circles that doubted that it was made by the Daniel factory and contacted Mr Turner expressing these doubts. I hope now, with the discovery of this exquisitley decorated example on the left, any doubts can now be dispelled. You can see from the photographs that these two came from the same mould but with the one on the left having all the decorative features that we would expect to see from the Daniel factory and also having the added benefit of the rare backstamp.
20th March 2015
Just to show how big these magnificent jugs are I have pictured one with a standard Acanthus jug/creamer.
This beautiful garniture as shown on the home page is again published with thanks to the Samco Collection of Yorkshire. The superb quality of the tooled guilding and magnificent scene painting are the equal of anything produced of the period. January 20th 2015
Scottish and Irish Scene painted Queens or Pierced plates
A large percentage of recent discoveries are of Queens or Pierced plates. These are a bit special. They are beautifully painted with named scenes and are all clearly numbered. If you look closely at the gilding you can see the Thistle and Shamrock. January 20th 2015
This Christmas present (Thank you Reg and Dorothy) is a Ribbed variation A serving dish pattern number 4881. Although a recorded pattern you cannot do anything but admire the detailed scene painting. A beautiful piece. January 20th 2015
CUSPED SERVING DISH (With an interesting pattern number).
This recently acquired Cusped shape dish with pattern number 3912 is interesting in that the current reference books list this pattern number only being recorded in Second Gadroon shape, however, the pattern number can clearly be seen on the underside, as the second image shows. January 20th 2015
Pierced or Queens Shape
This striking plate and low comport are from a part of a service that has recently come to light. I was lucky enough to be given permission to photograph the pieces which are clearly numbered and I believe are unrecorded. January 20th 2015
A Porcelain Plaque
The image below is of a plaque which can only be described as being unquie, and once again the Editors are extremely grateful to the Samco Collection of Yorkshire for their permission to display these images.
To give some indication of just how spectacular this piece is, it measures approximately 24" x 18" (600 x 400 mm) - excluding the frame. To dispel any doubts that viewers of this article may have as to the origin of this amazing piece, on the reverse it is clearly signed 'Henry & Richard Daniel, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire'.
We can only speculate as to why it was painted. Was it a sample to promote sales? Was it a commissioned piece? Was it simply made as a piece of art to hang in either Henry's or Richard's own homes, or perhaps the home of someone else? Its very unlikely we will ever know, but whatever the reason for its existence we can only admire the skill of the artist.
Another one from the old pattern book. This delightful Savoy trio has only been seen before in an out of focus picture.
This recent purchase now gives us the opportunity to fully appreciate the magnificence of this piece produced late on in the factories life and when H and R Daniel was in decline. Pattern number 8803
This rare Pierced Stoneware part service was recently acquired by Reginald Turner and myself. It is transfer printed and then painted over. Some pieces of this service have since made their way onto Ebay and I'm sure that the new owners will also appreciate its nieve charm.
Sorry Reg, but after a good clean I'm using mine!
Another recently acquired plate from the same service is shown below, this piece is decorated with a scene showing a view of the 'Head of Loch Katrain'.
Did the painter misspell the name of the Loch? Should it be Loch Katrine?
Diameter: 2.75" (70 mm) Height: 1.25" (32 mm)
Recently acquired is this sucrier that previously has rarely been seen. Current reference books only provide a brief description of Shell pattern number 5405. Its nice to see one 'in the flesh'.
Something of a rarity is this superb example of a First Bell coffee cup. Both cup and saucer are clearly numbered as 6092.
Our thanks go again to Reg Turner who unearthed this prime example of H&R Daniel’s wares.
Its always lovely when you can match an item from the Daniels pattern book to an "as made" example. On this occasion a recent purchase does just that. The savoy plate shown on the left is beautifully decorated with a stylised bird on green ground.
This beautiful pair of Stanhope Comports formed part of a large service that appeared on eBay in July of this year. The listed items included a Centerpiece, 16+ plates, rectangular and oval serving dishes along with these comports. The decoration is striking and very modern for the late Georgeon early Victorian period with the bold use of contrasting red and green. The pattern number for the service is shown as 7906.
This set of Ribbed Variation A serving dishes were recently sold on eBay by the vendor Thornhilly (Reg Turner). They were in beautifull condition and I was fortunate to be able to photograph them prior to sale. They were clearly marked with pattern number 4871.
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