This page will occasionally provide our regular visitors with updates of the latest additions to our main website at www.decorativearts.net and other relevant news.
21st January 2022
Latest additions include a Shelley Baby's Plate by Hilda Cowham from her second series, a set of six Walking Ware egg cups, a Carlton Ware Walking Ware Cross Legged (RJS) Tea Set , a Carlton Ware Walking Ware "Santa Claus" Mug, a Carlton Ware Walking Ware French Maid / Waitress Cup, a scarce green shoe Carlton Ware Walking Ware Biscuit Barrel and Lid, a rare Carlton Ware Walking Ware "Happy Birthday" Present Jug, two Louis Wain items both in wonderful condition - firstly an extraordinarily scarce Paragon Tinker Tailor Series Teapot by Louis Wain, and secondly, a rare Paragon Tinker Tailor Series Bowl by Louis Wain, illustrated with "The Busy Tailor", a hard to find Paragon China Future Telling Side Plate by J. A. Robinson in wonderful condition, a scarce Paragon Mother Goose Series Tea Plate by Chloe Preston, illustrating the Baa Baa black sheep nursery rhyme, an extremely scarce Paragon Peek-a-Boo Series Tea Plate designed by Chloe Preston, illustrated with wide eyed very young boys making their exit from an army recruiting office, having just signed up in emulation of their fathers in the 1st World War.
30th July 2021
Recently added is an extremely scarce 19th C. St. Clement Majolica absinthe jug modelled as a monkey ,
a Paragon Peek-a-Boo mug by Chloe Preston
illustrated with 2 little girls dressed as Red Cross nurses riding in a wagon bearing a Red Cross flag, drawn by a galloping donkey (also bearing Red Cross insignia). Entitled "HURRYING TO RED CROSS HOSPITAL "
, a further Paragon Peek-a-Boo Baby's Plate by Chloe Preston illustrated with Peek-a-Boo little boys in military uniform as a military band, one with drum, one with bugle and yet another with a placard reading "JOIN TODAY" marching along the road, a scarce Paragon tea plate from the Mother Goose Series circa 1918 designed by Chloe Preston illustrated with Mother Goose and her children and with the nursery rhyme , an extremely rare and attractive rocking whistle eggcup formed as a stork (unusual to find an eggcup which is both a whistle and a rocker!), an extraordinarily scarce Paragon teapot from the Tinker Tailor Series (which was first issued in 1918) decorated with signed illustrations by Louis Wain and another item from this series - a shallow bowl illustrated with "The Busy Tailor" also by Louis Wain.
2nd February 2020
Recently added is a 1920s Shelley children's saucer designed by Hilda Cowham and a 1920's teaplate also by Hilda Cowham with the Little Bo Peep illustration.
8th May 2019
Just added is an early 19th century Derby Inkwell with the original liner with the Duesbury Derby mark to the base, dating it to between 1800 and 1825. Also added is a very scarce 1920s trinket dish designed by Hilda Cowham for Shelley China.
8th March 2019
Recently added to www.decorativearts.net are 2 more very scarce novelty teapots designed by the late Roger Michell - An extremely scarce I can't see my Little Willie teapot based on the postcard design by Donald McGill, and with a tribute to him written on the neck of the lid (one of only a handful with this particular design from an edition of less than 50), and secondly a rare Silver Lady teapot with a very retro Art Deco style design.
18th January 2019
Added to www.decorativearts.net today is a 1980s Margaret Thatcher Teapot designed by Peter Fluck and Roger Law after the "Spitting Image" TV series puppet they had designed and with their "Luck and Flaw" impressed mark to the base.
15th December 2018
Added to www.decorativearts.net recently are 2 rare Edward Allington teapots designed, made and individually signed by him in the 1970s.
Another recent addition is a Lustre Pottery small ltd edition example of the Tap Teapot - designed by Roger Michell and later produced by Carlton Ware in larger numbers. It is with great sadness that we note that Roger passed away earlier this year. He was a fantastic potter and both he and his marvelous and rare creations will be missed by many.We shall be adding some more rare items designed by Roger Michell in the near future to www.decorativearts.net .
15th December 2018
For a number of reasons, this page hasn't been updated for over 6 years. However, it is intended to be re-used to link new additions to http://www.decorativearts.net for searcher's information.
3rd May 2012
We have not updated this page over the last 18 months, but we have not been idle and many new items have been bought and sold which didn't make it to the new website www.decorativearts.net - So it is always advisable to check with us if you're seeking something which we deal in or you can see that we have had in the past and sold.
23rd September 2010
New items on site include a number of scarce pre-war Shelley pieces designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell significantly amongst these are an extremely scarce cruet set dating from the 1920s / 1930s , an extremely scarce conserve pot also from the same pre - war period and a scarce babys bowl with the highly desirable aeroplane pattern - again 1920s / 1930s. Also available in this category is a charming pre - war cup with the See - Saw pattern and several large size cake plates. Another currently available piece that will be of interest to Shelley / Wileman collectors is an Intarsio tea pot formed as President Kruger dating from the pre 1st world war period and designed by Frederick Rhead .
31st May 2010
Wow, since last year almost everything that has been added has sold almost immediately - notably including a number of pieces of rare 1920s Paragon children's china - (pieces by J. A. Robinson, Chloe Preston and Beatrice Mallet.)
20th April 2009
20th April 2009
Added to www.decorativearts.net recently is a 1930s Karakashian Balian Vase marked Jerusalem Pottery. This attractive vase is decorated in the Armenian style with deer grazing in a meadow.
18th March 2009
2nd March 2009
Just included on www.decorativearts.net, further difficult to find Carlton Ware Walking Ware ceramics as follows - a Carlton Ware Walking Ware Easter Eggcup and lid, a Carlton Ware Walking Ware Coffee Pot and lid, a Carlton Ware Walking Ware two handled Coffee Bowl and lid, and a seated shelf edge Carlton Ware Walking Ware sugar basin and lid. Copies of Walking Ware A Collectors Guide by Julia Michell are also still available.
23rd February 2009
Just added to our other website www.decorativearts.net, are some further pieces of scarce Paragon 1920s children's china, namely -
20th November 2008
This autumn, good reviews of Walking Ware A Collectors Guide by Julia Michell (co-published by our new website www.decorativearts.net) have appeared in Antiques Info magazine (September/October issue), Antique and Collectors Trader and a two page spread in Collect It magazine (October issue). Since our last news page update, we have added some further scarce Walking Ware items - some pieces which were used for the illustrations in the book including - A Walking Ware Biscuit Barrel , A Walking Ware Bigfoot Clock and A Rare Lustre Pottery "I've Lost My Little Willie" teapot. Other scarce Walking Ware added were A Lustre Pottery Long John Silver Cup (with the original Lustre Pottery sticker) , A possibly unique running eggcup (with a blue body!), An early (pre-Carlton Ware) set of Lustre Pottery moulded cups and a rare X-legs teapot (No. 41 - only 60 were actually made before the mould was destroyed).
24th August 2008
In line with www.decorativearts.net recent co-publication of WALKING WARE A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE we are beginning to add further items from the Walking Ware range starting with a set of 4 long legged Walking Ware cups from the Carlton Ware / Lustre Pottery RJS series. This set includes a very difficult to find blue shoe and sock example. Also from the RJS range is a set of 4 long legged cups with Caribbean decoration. These also are uncommon as they were made in much smaller numbers. Watch this space for some other scarce or rare pieces which will be added over the next few months. Readers may be interested to note that there will be an article about the range and the book in the October edition of Collect-It Magazine which comes out next month in early September.
19th May 2008
We are pleased to finally announce the publication of .....
This is the book that collectors of Walking Ware have wanted for decades. At last, using the Design List, sections on Identification, Backstamps and Marks and Patterns and colorways, collectors will have the correct information to distinguish and identify what is genuine, earlier or later and thus what is copied or an outright fake. The design list is complete and therefore contains some extremely rare items which are fully illustrated. There is even a section at the back, in which collectors can itemise and record their own collections and purchases or use to track prices of walking ware items they come across.
You can find further information on our new website here where there is also a Flash sample of pages from the book and a secure online facility (PayPal) to purchase your copy by credit card directly. (Other payment methods are also available).
Latest updates to the site are appropriately a Scarce (Complete) Carlton Ware Walking Ware Bigfoot Teaset, a Carlton Ware Walking Ware Bigfoot toastrack, a Complete Set of Carlton Ware Walking Ware Bigfoot Egg Cups and a Complete Set of Carlton Ware Walking Ware Bigfoot Cups . There will be other Walking Ware pieces added over the next month so keep checking back in our Walking Ware section on www.decorativearts.net
3rd March 2008
Since the last update, we have added a 1920s Paragon China Baby's Bowl by J. A. Robinson (from the Pixie Playtime Series), a different example of a Clarice Cliff Bizarre Plate designed by Ernest Proctor, a set of 6 Carlton Ware- Lustre Pottery Walking Ware cups (now sold), a scarce Carlton Ware - Lustre Pottery Walking Ware French Maid / Waitress Cup and a rare 1930s Locomotive / Train Teapot.
18th January 2008
Latest additions include a rare Paragon children's mug designed by Louis Wain circa 1918, an extremely scarce Shelley China star shaped trinket dish with in illustration of a young girl with a ginger cat by Hilda Cowham (from her 1st series for Shelley circa 1925) and a set of three Carlton Ware Walking Ware Running Cups.
7th December 2007
Recently added are a Louis Wain teaplate circa 1919 from the Paragon Tinker Taylor Series depicting two cats flying an early aeroplane , a Portmeirion Pottery "Magic City" teapot, cups and saucers designed by Susan Williams Ellis (who founded the pottery) and a complete set of 4 Carlton Ware Walking Ware Big Foot eggcups.
2nd November 2007
Latest items include a Carlton Ware Lustre Pottery Chick and Worm breakfast set for one, and three more Carlton Ware Walking Ware items - biscuit barrel, miniature teapot and a rare Running "Happy Birthday" Milk jug. Also added are a Clarice Cliff Bizarre dinner plate painted in silver lustre after a design by Ernest Proctor dated 1934, a Paragon China "Dutch Children" design trio and a Shelley China large size mug designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell .
16th July 2007
Since the last update we have had a number of Carlton Ware items added : a Walking Ware RJS teaset (sold) , a set of Walking Ware cups (sold), another set of Walking Ware eggcups a further set of the RJS running eggcups with full sock decoration and including a scarce blue shoed example with blue socks (usually red)), and a Walking Ware teaset . We also added a stunning Carlton Ware Lustre Pottery Biscuit Barrel in the Malachite pattern , a Carlton Ware Dovecote coffee set , a Carlton Ware Dovecote tea set , a Carlton Ware Dovecote set of cups and saucers and a Carlton Ware Tumbling Skier teapot designed by Roy Simpson.
3rd April 2007
Recently added are a few more Carlton Ware Walking Ware items from the range of "Specials" produced by them circa 1980, including a Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee kneeling cup (1977) , a Commemorative Charles & Diana kneeling Cup (1981) , a Carlton Ware Walking Ware Year of the Child Cup (1979) , an "I am 18" birthday cup , a pair of Walking Ware Valentine cups , a scarce Calrton Ware Waling Ware Easter Egg Cup and cover and a 1920s Mabel Lucie Attwell "Boo-Boo" teapot styled as a mushroom house by Shelley .
16th March 2007
Since the last update, latest items added to our new site are, a number of 1920s Paragon childrens china pieces including a Chloe Preston teaplate and saucer , an extremely scarce Louis Wain cup and another early Mickey Mouse bowl (circa 1930) with a rare illustration "Hunting the Moose". Further new items on site include a selection of novelty eggcups including two rocking egg cups (a rocking pair of monkeys and a rocking teddy girl), a Carlton Ware Lustre Pottery double egg cup and an egg coddler , a Lustre Pottery Studio limited edition (1 of 16) Tumbling Clowns teapot , a limited edition Lustre Pottery 2006 Walking Ware tea set + 2 cups (1 of 100), some further Carlton Ware Lustre Pottery Walking Ware items including 2 pairs of commemorative Charles and Diana Walking Ware cups. Other items include a good quality Arts and Crafts copper vase, a 1930s Bonzo trivet, and a fine quality Art Deco figurine entitled Sonnenkind (Sun Child) by designed by Karl Tutter (circa 1930).
16th October 2006
Lately we have added to our new site ( www.decorativearts.net
) some rare 1920s (and earlier) Paragon
childrens chna (some
of which have sold very quickly) , but there are still some
lovely and extraordinarily scarce items available in this section
such as an early pre 1st world ware mug
and teaplate of Dollys Doctor and Dollys School by Thomas Poole
and from the same period a Mug
by John Hassall. Also new in this category are an Eileen
Soper mug and teaplate, a Charlie
Chaplin cup and saucer duo , a Mickey
Mouse bowl and a Chloe
Preston bowl. Continuing with the children's china theme,
there's also a scarce large
size child's plate by William Heath Robinson in the Midwinter
section, and several new pieces of Mabel Lucie Attwell china in
20th June 2006
Finally we have built our new website!!! It has a nice clear layout and uses thumbnails on the category pages. You can find it at www.decorativearts.net . You will find most the site content and categories from this site (and some new categories too), plus we have a lot of new stock which is being added weekly. Our new site should give the visitor a better browsing experience. For instance, you will find that each category is searchable by "sold" and "available" sections, and we have added a search box to help visitors find items on the site faster. So be our guest and visit www.decorativearts.net now.
22nd September 2003
Just put on site is an extremely scarce Paragon China Children's Tea set designed by J. A. Robinson circa 1928, entitled "The Childs Future Telling Tea Set" (Sometimes alluded to as "The Child's Fortune Telling Tea Set"). Also new on site is one of Mabel Lucie Attwell's best designs for Shelley China on a teaplate.
16th April 2003
It's been a just over a year since the last update on this page, and visitors may well be wondering what's happening on this site.! Well, we have been busy, in fact so busy that this update page was the first thing to suffer neglect. We hope to be updating this page much more frequently from now on.
Recently included on the site are
the following Carlton Ware Walking Ware items......
24th March 2002
Walking Ware enthusiasts please note that several prices have been reduced - notably items 148 , 149 and 150. There are two new additions in this range item164 (another long legged cup with maroon shoes) and item 165 (a standing cross legged sgar bowl). Both these last two items are from the "Running Standing and Sitting" Walkingware range that Carltonware produced in the late 1970s early 1980s. Further new additions to the site include a Johnsons oval blue and white plate with the transfer pattern of Niagra Falls from the "Historic America" series, and an Ashtead Pottery plate decorated with leaping deer..
2nd February 2002
Further items of Carltonware were added today, including some of the more scarce and unusual items of Walkingware.Namely a running cup , two long legged standing milk jugs ,two long legged standing cups one with green shoes and the other with yellow shoes and two shelf edge or table edge seated cross legged sugar bowls. These items are from the "Running Standing and Sitting" Walkinware set of the later 70s early 80s. More Walkingware added today are two Carltonware Walkingware egg cups and an Adam and Eve (Bigfoot) cup. There are some beautifully decorated Carltonware Red and Blue" Dovecote" items and including some egg coddlers in either the red or blue colourways.
31st January 2002
Additions to the site today include some further items of Carltonware's Walkingware range.A "Running" cup , two long legged walking milk jugs and sonme Carltonware egg cups including a pair of "Walking" egg cups. Further Carltonware items (to include more Walkingware, will be added shortly.
19th November 2001
Several more rare items designed by Roger Michell have just been included. A large Cabbage teapot in the style of the smaller eighteenth century Whieldon teapots, and two variant decoration Walking Ware teapots he made at Lustre Pottery after the closure of the Carltonware Pottery which had made them. There will be more ceramic items coming from Lustre Pottery soon.
Collectors and researchers please note that we have now provided some biographical details of Roger Michell .
5th October 2001
Following a recent agreement between
Decorativeart.co.uk and Roger Michell of Lustre Pottery
and Carltonware fame, we are extremely pleased to announce
the inclusion of a number of fantastic and highly desirable novelty
teapots designed by Roger. These include the Cross
Legged teapot (a rare teapot to add to your walking ware collection),
the Lion Tamer teapot, (and full
colour version) and the Knobware
teapot. Other examples from his Carltonware period include an
Elephant teapot and a Silver lady
teapot. There is also a unique and exceptional silver
resist lustre teapot available.
15th August 2001
10th July 2001
4th June 2001
Added today are two
whistling egg cups. These are now very hard to find. Also
added is a ceramic Japanese Stanhope,
portraying a female nude and a Staffordshire blue and white transfer
printed pap boat from the
1800 to 1820 period.
18th May 2001
Recent visitors may have noticed the addition of a Wilemans (Shelley) Intarsio tea pot designed by Frederick Rheade modelled as Joseph Chamberlain the 19th century politician. Just added today is an extremely scarce ceramic Mickey Mouse egg cup showing him with teeth! This last dates from the early 1930s. Coming soon to this site are some rare ceramic whistle egg cups.
24th January 2001
Further changes have been implemented today on the Home Page, with the updated graphics. Decorativeart.co.uk will be introducing further new stock to its pages over the coming weeks and months, and we will keep you informed of new additions to the site on this page as they are included.. We'd also like to take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a Happy New Year.
You may have noticed some design changes are being made to this site. So far we have installed a new drop down menu on the home page, which we hope you like , and reformatting of some pages and resizing of some logos is also taking place. Please don't hesitate to e - mail your comments or opinions of the site or any of the changes now gradually being instituted.Your feedback will be most welcomed and appreciated! Further updates will continue to be posted on this page as they occur.
As Christmas will be upon us next month, we have chosen a scarce pre war Santa Claus teapot made by the Staffordshire firm Sadler for Pick of the week.
Coming to Decorativeart.co.uk from next week onwards, are a variety of fresh items. Other improvements to this site and Decorativearts.net will be also be made this Autumn.
Pick of the week this week is a bell - boy teapot designed by Martin and Judy Bibby for Swineside Ceramics in the 1980s.This is a very stylish ceramic tea pot by some very promising contemporary British ceramics designers.
Several new links with other sites have been exchanged since the our last news update in August. These may be found on our linkpage.
We have just added another 4 pages of novelty egg cups to the site - making 12 pages in all!
This week's Pick of the Week is a scarce English early 1930s ceramic perfume bottle modelled as Mickey Mouse.
Pick of the week this week is a set of six walking cups and the teapo,t milk jug and sugar basin (with lid) to match. They were designed by Roger Michell and made and decorated by Carltonware from about the mid seveties ('76 ) onward and into the early eighties. This highly decorative teaset is shown on two successive pages in this site.
This week's "Pick of the Week" is a pair of 19th century cast iron door stops modelled as Punch and Judy.
An unusual and scarce wall plaque modelled as a goose in flight and made by Shorter & sons in the 1930s is pick of the week this week.
This week's pick of the week is a 1930s Royal Doulton figurine designed by Leslie Harradine entitled "Charmian" Also new to the site this week is the full set of Carltonware "Walking Ware" comprising the teapot, milk, sugar and 6 cups. - see items 108 & 109.
This week's "Pick of the Week" is a charming Mabel Lucie Attwell teaplate decorated with a young girl washing a "boo boo" fairy and with a rhyme. Shelley China.
Another unusual addition to the site is a 16th century Flemish forgery - of an Albrecht Durer woodblock print.
9th May 2000
A recent additioni is a late 19th / early 20th century aneroid barometer mounted on an unusual walnut panel carved in the Victorian Grotesque Style and decorated with fighting demons.
23rd March 2000
Arts and Crafts enthusiasts may like to know that the Arts and Crafts furniture Co. Ltd. have some further items displayed on this site which include a brass and copper table lamp and shade designed by Benson, an Arts and Crafts mirror and a fine Heal's "Letchworth" compactum. (10th April - The Benson lamp sold last week)
.A recent addition to the site , is a scarce Maxfield Parrish print - entitled "Lanterns" in it's original mount and frame.