Antique Japanese Oribe ware pottery dish, early 19th century, Edo period (1818-1829). Phoenix design, with hen and cloud border motif, in dark brown, soft blue and clay pink on tan ground. Pressed linen texture. Makers mark Kozan impressed on reverse. Appraised in 1978 for $500 and in 1992 for $900. Measures 8.75 inches in diameter. Perfect condition.
Liverpool Transfer Designs on Anglo-American Pottery by Robert H. McCauley. Published in 1942 by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME. First Edition, very scarce, indispensable reference. Very modest wear to cover, some writing on the inside page, otherwise clean. Measures 6.5 x 9 inches.
Rare first edition reference book, "Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Staffordshire Pottery" by R. T. Haines Halesey, 1899. Printed inside: "Of this book there have been printed two hundred and sixty-eight copies on hand-made paper and thirty copies on imperial paper." Copyright, 1899, by Dodd, Mead and Company. Some pencil notes from a prior owner, but other wise this book is in very good condition with covers moderately rubbed and corners bumped. Measures 11.5 x 8.5 x 2.25 inches.
Ridgeway 15 x 12 Staffordshire platter, light blue, Egyptian scenery. Excellent condition without repairs.
West Troy pottery 4 gal stoneware jug with cobalt bird decoration. Minor chip on front, in the mold base line.This is the mark used by William Warner of West Troy, New York (now Watervliet) from 1843 to 1871