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The fine European furniture and decorative arts Boston auction on January 7 & 8, 2011 features fine ceramics and includes the best in British, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian works of art, including Chinese export silver, British ceramics, Wedgwood fairyland lustre, glass, lighting, rugs, and textiles, plus a broad array of Continental and British antique furniture. Boston auctions are held four times annually in January, April, July and October. For information on buying or consigning property to our next auction, call 508-970-3203 or email

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SKINNERfeaturing Fine CeramicsSale 2532B January 7 & 8, 2011 Boston

European Furniture & Decorative Arts

European Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine Ceramicsspecialists in charge

Stuart Slavid Department Director 508.970.3278

Sara Wishart 508.970.3282

European Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3203 General Inquiries:

auction 2532B Session I - Fine Ceramics - Friday, January 7, 2011 at 6 p.m. Session II - Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewThursday, January 6, 2011 12 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 12 to 8 p.m. Ceramics preview ends at 5:30

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Auction & Specialist Information Web Site & Online Bidding Provenance Session I - Fine Ceramics - Lots 1-500 Session II - Lots 501-1034 Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors & Specialty Departments Administrative Staff & Client Services Map & Driving Directions Parking & Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form

Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 152 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

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ProvenanceBeverly and Benton RosenLots 260, 333-335A, 350-355, 379-381, 384, 385, 389-393, 423, 487, 491, 493, 497A, 785, 855, 856 The Rosens began collecting Wedgwoods transfer printed American historical view ware in the most casual way. On frequent road trips, Beverly would visit antique shops while Benton napped in the car. One fateful trip changed everything. When Benton wandered into the store, he noticed a commemorative plate depicting Plymouth Rock. Being an American history buff, he was hooked. Spanning forty years of collecting, Beverly and Benton assembled an unprecedented 4,000-piece collection of Wedgwoods production of transfer printed plates, bowls, tiles, and plaques. Each piece was meticulously catalogued and studied. Together they researched every piece using the archives at the Buten Museum and the Wedgwood Museum. This wealth of information was shared with fellow Wedgwoodians when this dynamic duo lectured to the Wedgwood Society of Boston and the Wedgwood International Seminar. Benton also had the opportunity to lecture to the Wedgwood Society of London in the fall of 1988 at the London School of Economics. The articles they co-authored were published in antiques periodicals. In addition, they maintained extensive correspondence with numerous collectors and dealers to share their knowledge. Although collectors remember Beverly and Benton for their meticulous scholarship and painstaking research, they will be best remembered for the warmth of their friendship.

Earl L. BuckmanLots 53, 54, 67, 112-120, 123, 124, 126-130, 138, 150, 153-155, 159, 178, 184, 196, 207-210, 217, 222, 229, 235, 247, 250-252, 257-259, 261, 282, 287, 302, 314-321, 323, 327-332, 338-341, 343-346, 356-378, 382, 383, 386-389, 399, 406-408, 415, 424-430, 432-434, 438, 441-444, 446-450, 452-454, 458-461, 464-466, 470-474, 476, 477, 479485, 488-490, 494-496, 498 A native Texan, Earl Buckman purchased his first Wedgwood in the late 1960s, a lilac jasperware Dancing Hours urn from Neiman-Marcus. At the urging of Harry Buten, Earl soon joined the Wedgwood International Seminar and learned the joys of studying and collecting Wedgwood. In 1971 he founded The Ivy House in Dallas, an English tableware shop specializing in the products of Wedgwood, both old and new. Known as one of the most comprehensive Wedgwood stores anywhere, his establishment was often visited by Wedgwood notables, from Lord Wedgwood, Sir Arthur Bryan, Moira Gavin and other Wedgwood executives, to antiques authorities such as Robin Reilly, Bruce Tattersall and Gaye Blake Roberts. Master Potters came each year from Barlaston to demonstrate their skills, and several special editions were made exclusively for the store. Earls expertise is respected by collectors on both sides of The Pond. Robin Reilly recently noted that Earl Buckman is one of the best informed and most reliable dealers in Wedgwood that I have known in the past thirty years.

Ron and Carol Glynn Collection of Wedgwood and Related WaresLots 91-111, 125, 131, 133, 135-137, 139-142, 144, 147, 152, 156-158, 159A, 160, 165-167, 169, 171, 175, 176, 180, 182, 183, 185, 187, 191, 194, 199, 206, 211, 213, 218-221, 223, 224, 226-228, 230, 231, 233, 237-240, 243246, 248, 249, 253-255, 262, 263, 265, 268-270, 273-281, 283-286, 288, 289, 291-301, 303-312, 336, 347, 348, 478, 497, 500

Icons from the Collection of Louis Albert McMillen (1916-1998)Lots 605, 609, 637, 654, 669, 682, 711, 712, 731, 756

A Rhode Island EstateLots 578, 584, 706A, 773, 809, 842, 857, 885, 900, 935, 943, 952, 972, 988, 1022, 1026, 1028, 1030

Session I Fine CeramicsLots 1-500to be sold Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 6 p.m.


1. Volkmar Stoneware Dish, New York, late 19th century, underglaze blue decorated depiction of The First White House Cherry St. NY beneath an inscription G.W.M.A. and with sword and wreath below, titled on the reverse, impressed mark, dia. 11 in. $800-1,200

2. American Belleek Hand-painted Porcelain Mug, polychrome enamel decorated with panels of frogs and toadstools, artist signed C.S. Chapman, printed Lenox mark, ht. 6 1/8 in. Note: Charles Chapman was a pupil of Chase and Clark, associates of the National Academy. He was elected to full academician in 1926. This mug was a gift from him to Wells Sawyer (American artist) who in turn presented it to MacKinley Kantor, from whose estate it was purchased. $200-300

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3. Anna Pottery Stoneware Centennial Snake Jug, Illinois, 1876, chocolate brown glazed and intricately modeled with numerous coiled snakes surrounding a single frog, snakeform handle, inscribed Centennial 1876 Kirkpatrick Anna Pottery Anna, Ill., ht. 9 in. Note: Believed to be manufactured for the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876. $20,000-30,000

4. Twenty-five Dutch Delft Blue and White Tiles, Holland, late 18th/early 19th century, each decorated with a variety of landscape and figural scenes, 5 x 5 in. $700-900




5. Four-tile Dutch Delft Cat Portrait, Holland, late 18th/early 19th century, blue and white decorated seated cat in a landscape setting, tile size 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in., set in a wood frame. $300-500 6. Six-tile Dutch Delft Cat Portrait, Holland, late 18th/early 19th century, puce enamel decorated seated cat in a landscape setting, tile size 5 x 5 in.; set in a wood frame. $500-700 7. Four-tile Dutch Delft Cat Portrait, Holland, 19th century, puce decorated seated cat in a landscape setting, tile size 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in., set in a wood frame. $400-600 8. Six-tile Dutch Delft Cat Portrait, Holland, 19th century, polychrome enameled decorated seated figure, tile size 5 x 5 in., set in a wood frame. $400-600 9. Six-tile Dutch Delft Cat Portrait, Holland, 19th century, blue and white enameled seated cat on a tile floor, tile size 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in., set in a wood frame. $300-500 10. Six-tile Dutch Delft Cat Portrait, Holland, 19th century, puce enamel decorated seated figure, tile size 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in., set in a wood frame. $500-700

11. Minton Imperial Yellow Glazed Vase, England, c. 1875, with gilt trim lines and brown enameled base, printed mark, ht. 5 in. $150-250 12. Minton Persian Blue Glazed Tied Purse Vase, England, c. 1872, black transfer printed with Oriental motifs, impressed mark, ht. 15 1/4 in. $500-700 13. Minton Persian Blue Glazed Chinese-style Vase, England, c. 1872, foo lion and ring handles, trimmed in gold and bronze enamels, impressed mark, ht. 9 in. $150-250 14. Pair of Minton Persian Blue Footed Bowls, England, c. 1872, each with black transfer printed floral and foliate design, impressed marks, max. dia. 7 1/2 in. $600-800 15. Minton Persian Blue Glazed Pitcher, England, c. 1872, scrolled handle, pear-shaped body with underglaze black printed stylized foliate decoration, Greek key band to foot, impressed mark, ht. 10 1/4 in. $500-700 16. Minton Porcelain Partial Breakfast Se