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Pre-owned Kittinger Furniture, Kindel Furniture, Baker Furniture and Saybolt-Cleland Furniture

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FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES

Shown here is a small assortment of our current inventory of antique and reproduction accessories for the fireplace.

ANTIQUE ENGLISH MECHANICAL BELLOWS

This antique English mechanical bellows dates to the 19th Century. Both its style and quality are rare, in deed. It is beautifully crafted of solid mahogany and brass fittings and makes a perfect accessory for the well appointed fireplace.

Height 8 3/4″; Width 6 1/4″; Length 21 1/2″.

CW101-1 WILLIAMSBURG CHARLES REX FIREBACK
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

Firebacks are not just decorative. More importantly today as in the past, they are used to conduct and reflect heat into the living space as well as protect the back wall of a fireplace--very functional in today's "Green Lifestyle". This fireback is a reproduction of an English antique, circa 1660. It is made of cast-iron and beautifully embellished with the royal arms of King Charles I.

Height 23″; Width 21″.

CW101-2 WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA FIREBACK
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

Firebacks are not just decorative. More importantly today as in the past, they are used to conduct and reflect heat into the living space as well as protect the back wall of a fireplace--very functional in today's "Green Lifestyle". This fireback is a reproduction from antique fragments excavated at the site of the Red Lion on the Duke of Gloucester Street. It is made of cast-iron and embellished with "Virg. 1737".

Height 24″; Width 20 3/4″.

FOX HEAD FIREBACK

This unusual fireback is a true collector's piece, especially for the equestrian. Beautifully depicting a "Fox Going To Ground", the fireback is decorated with a finely detailed fox head peaking out from grasses. Made of cast-iron, today as in the past, this fireback is used to conduct and reflect heat into the living space as well as protecting the interior of the fireplace.

Height 25 1/2″; Width 23″.

C 107 WILLIAMSBURG WARMING TRIVET
BY BOONE FORGE

This expertly handcrafted reproduction of a late 18th Century warming trivet is an original piece from the Colonial Williamsburg's Reproduction Program at its start in 1937. This tall warming trivet was made by Boone Forge of North Carolina at the Deane Forge Blacksmith Shop in Colonial Williamsburg. Only made at Colonial Williamsburg until the start of World War II, this trivet is very rare. Made of a beautifully cut brass top and wrought iron base, this warming trivet is the perfect fireplace accessory and is a a "must have" for any collector.

Height 11 3/8″; Width 5 1/2″; Depth 13 3/4″.

NO. 5030 BERKSHIRE ANDIRONS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

Reproductions of an early 18th Century pair of American andirons, these are perfect whether used in a New England Saltbox or Tidewater Colonial. Made of cast iron, these andirons are distinguished by their beautifully chased brass flame finials. It should be noted that this particular form of andirons can be found in many of the homes in the restored area at Colonial Williamsburg.

Height 21 1/2″; Depth 15 1/2″.

NO. 5020 HISTORIC NEWPORT ANDIRONS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

These handsome andirons are reproductions of an 18th Century pair from Newport, Rhode Island. They are made of sand cast polished brass and are distinguished by their ball finials and ball and claw feet. As in all the pieces made by Virginia Metalcrafters for the Historic Newport and Williamsburg Reproduction Programs, these reproductions are true to the original antique and are made to the highest standards.

Height 19 3/4″; Depth 21″.

CW100-1 WILLIAMSBURG BALL AND CLAW ANDIRONS
BY HARVIN AND VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

These elaborately decorated ball and claw design andirons are masterfully crafted reproductions of late 18th Century Pennsylvania originals. These andirons are made to the highest standard of sand cast polished brass.

Height 24″; Depth 22 1/2″.

CW100-2 WILLIAMSBURG RALEIGH TAVERN ANDIRONS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

The elaborate design of these large steeple top, also known as double lemon, andirons was masterfully reproduced from late 18th Century American originals, possibly from New York or Pennsylvania. These elegant andirons are made to the highest standard of sand cast polished brass.

Height 23 1/2″; Depth 22″.

CW100-4 WILLIAMSBURG DAVIS ANDIRONS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

From the Williamsburg Collection, these reproduction andirons are copied from an antique pair marked "J. Davis, Boston", circa 1803-1823. Made of sand cast polished brass, these graceful andirons feature ball and steeple finials. These andirons are particularly well suited for a Rumford Fireplace.

Height 17″; Depth 15 1/2″.

CW16-05 WILLIAMSBURG JAMB HOOKS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

Jamb hooks were extremely popular in America during the 18th Century and were used to hold firetools at the side of a fireplace. The original antique jamb hooks, on which these were based, were found in the Brush-Everard House in Colonial Williamsburg.

Right and Left Available.

CW103-1B WILLIAMSBURG BALL AND CLAW FIRETOOLS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

Copied from late 18th Century Pennsylvania andirons, these firetools feature large graceful brass finials and polished steel. These firetools make a handsome and extremely functional addition to any fireplace.

Average Height 29″.

CW103-1C WILLIAMSBURG RALEIGH TAVERN FIRETOOLS
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

The design of the large brass steeple tops of these polished steel firetools was copied from late 18th Century American andirons, possibly New York or Pennsylvania. These firetools make a handsome and extremely functional addition to any fireplace.

Average Height 29″.

C102-1 WILLIAMSBURG FENDER
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

This graceful fender, featuring intricately pierced brass and scalloped edge, is a reproduction of an English antique, circa 1780, from the Williamsburg Collection.

Height 6 3/4″; Length 49 1/4″.

WILLIAMSBURG MIRROR AND WALL BRACKET
BY VIRGINIA METALCRAFTERS

This handsome mahogany mirror and wall bracket are reproductions of English antiques, circa 1760-1770. The mirror which was originally used for shaving or dressing features a highly arched scrolled crest and graceful symmetry. The wall bracket would have been used to hold a candle or clock.

CW 104 MAHOGANY MIRROR
Overall Size 9 1/2″ X 19 1/2″.

CW 109 MAHOGANY WALL BRACKET
Height 9″; Width 12 1/2″; Depth 8″.

CW 28 WILLIAMSBURG HANGING SHELF BY KITTINGER

Part of the original 1937 Williamsburg Reproduction Collection, this very rare CW 28 Hanging Shelf is an authentic copy of the original English antique dating to 1765. Made of mahogany with yellow pine secondaries and hand dovetailing, this shelf features wonderful open fretwork in the Rococo style and provides a locking bottom drawer for storage. This shelf was later adapted and became the WF1038/WA1038. This CW 28 Hanging Shelf is a "Must Have" for the collector of early Colonial Williamsburg Reproductions.

Height 34″; Width 30″; Depth 7″.

CW 37 WILLIAMSBURG HANGING SHELF BY KITTINGER

This Rococo style shelf, which features delicate open fretwork, is a reproduction of an English antique, circa 1765. The two bottom drawers are handy storage for small valuables.

Height 39″; Width 36″; Depth 7″.

CW 140 WILLIAMSBURG HANGING SHELF BY KITTINGER

This outstanding reproduction of an English hanging shelf dating to 1760 exemplifies the clean lines and simplicity of the Rococo style. Made of mahogany, this shelf features wonderful open fretwork on the sides with four shelves and provides two locking bottom drawers for storage. This hanging shelf is the rarest in the Colonial Williamsburg Reproduction Program.

Height 43″; Width 25″; Depth 6 1/2″.

WF1038/WA1038 WILLIAMSBURG HANGING SHELF BY KITTINGER

This interpretation of a late 18th Century English shelf features open fretwork in the Rococo style. The bottom drawer provides handy storage.

Two Sizes Available

Height 34″; Width 24″; Depth 7″. (Pictured)

Height 34″; Width 30″; Depth 7″.

P2 AND P3 WILLIAMSBURG ROWLANDSON PRINTS

Reproductions of etchings by Thomas Rowlandson designed in 1788, these delightful cartoon prints show the marked difference between morning life at "Four O'Clock in Town" and "Four O'Clock in the Country". These prints are beautifully colored in muted tones of blue, yellow and beige and are in ebonized Hogarth frames with gold leaf accents. These whimsical prints add a touch of humor to any room setting.

Height 15 1/4″; Width 18 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG FURBER FLORAL PRINTS

These reproductions are printed on 100% rag paper and hand-tinted to capture the beauty of Robert Furber's originals from 1730. A nurseryman from Kensington, England, Furber commissioned engravers to produce a seed catalog featuring floral arrangements made up of flowers that bloomed in gardens and greenhouses in England during each month. The catalog was soon sold out after publication. People were not only interested in the seeds and plants being sold but wanted the beautiful prints for decoration as they still do today.

Height 23″; Width 18″.

WILLIAMSBURG CHASE SAMPLER

This sampler is the epitome of all Williamsburg needlework. The original of this sampler was done by 11-year-old Mary Starker of Newbury, New England in 1760. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a much sought after completed sampler.

Height 24 1/2″; Width 16 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG FARM SAMPLER

The original of this charming sampler was done by 12 year old Sarah Salter and completed on July 7, 1767. Due to its limited time in production, this Colonial Williamsburg sampler reproduction by Paragon Needlecraft is very scarce. The quality of this completed sampler's needlework is unsurpassed.

Height 19 1/2″; Width 20 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG HOUSE ON HILL SAMPLER

The original of this early Quaker style cross stitch sampler is from the Colonial Williamsburg textile collection. Superbly executed, this completed sampler with its imaginative cupola of flowers in a birdseye maple frame makes the perfect accessory. This sampler was available only for a short period and is very rare.

Height 18 1/2″; Width 27 1/2″.

CREWELWORK FLORAL BELL PULL
PARAGON NEEDLECRAFT

This crewelwork bell pull with its detailed floral design is expertly handcrafted of wool yarn on 100% linen twill and shows the maker's unsurpassed needlework skills. Once used to summon servants, it now makes a wonderful accessory when used as a wall hanging. The brass hardware shown for hanging is included. It should be noted that Paragon Needlecraft was licensed to produce the needlecraft kits for the Colonial Williamsburg Reproduction Program.

Length 42 1/2″; Width 5 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG CREWEL FLOWER PICTURES
PARAGON NEEDLECRAFT

Under license to Colonial Williamsburg, Paragon Needlecraft produced needlework kits from authentic early American crewel designs. These particular designs are taken from the antique bed coverings in the Peyton Randolph House. Made of 100% Belgium linen and crafted in wool yarn, both of these crewel flower pictures are unsurpassed in the quality of the maker's needlework skills. Whether displayed in a frame or finished as a pillow, these wonderful crewel pieces make outstanding accessories and will be prized as future heirlooms.

Height 19″; Width 16″.

WINTERTHUR SHEPHERD NEEDLEPOINT

Part of the Winterthur Needlepoint "Hill and Dale" Series, this wonderfully executed Shepherd Needlepoint is adapted from an English crewelwork bed hanging dating to the early 18th Century on display in the Patuxent Room. Equally excellent for framing or used as a pillow, this needlework masterpiece will give years of pleasure and can be passed down to future generations.

Height 14″; Width 14″.

REPRODUCTION FITZHUGH SOUP TUREEN

This tureen is a truly outstanding reproduction of the 18th and early 19th Century's most prized Fitzhugh pattern china. Originally Fitzhugh china was brought to America from China by the British East India Company and is said to have taken it's name from a prominent English seafaring family of the time. Enbellished with sepia-toned American spread eagles and amorial placks, this highly important eample comes from a popular post-Revolutionary War original design. This tureen makes a dramatic showing as the centerpiece for a dining table or sideboard.

Height With Underplate 9″; Underplate 15 1/4″ X 12″; Tureen 14″ X 9 1/2″.

REPRODUCTION CHINESE EXPORT STATE DEPARTMENT URN
BY MOTTAHEDEH

The history of Mottahedeh spans 75 years, specializing in hard porcelain, crystal, brass, silver plate, stoneware, faience and lithographs. They also hold licenses to make reproductions and adaptations from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, Winterthur, Monticello, Historic Charleston, Historic Natchez and the National Trust. It is important to note that Mottahedeh also produces china for Presidents, The State Department, its Diplomatic Reception Rooms and for the Diplomatic Corps.

This elegant Chinese export reproduction urn is copied from an outstanding and rare example found in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the State Department in Washington, D.C. The beautiful proportions of this urn are enhanced by the highly skilled hand-decoration and applied gold leaf. This urn can be displayed as a piece of decorative art or can be made into a lamp by our restoration staff. The urn, when converted into a lamp, makes a fine statement in the most demanding rooms and can be viewed on our Home Page photograph.

Large Urn Height 16 1/2″; Overall Width 9 1/2″.
Small Urn Height 13 1/2″; Overall Width 8 1/2″.

REPRODUCTION CHINESE EXPORT URN
BY CHELSEA

This elegant Chinese export reproduction urn is copied from originals found in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg, Winterthur, The State Department and other important museums and historic homes. Beautifully proportioned, this urn is enhanced by the highly skilled hand-decoration and applied gold leaf. This urn can be displayed as a piece of decorative art or can be made into a lamp by our Lighting Department.

Height 16″; Overall Width 10″.

W8490 WINTERTHUR HONG BOWL BY MOTTAHEDEH

This exquisite reproduction captures the spirit of the original, circa 1800, decorated with scenes of the "hongs" in Canton, China. The design is considered one of the finest and rarest ever created for export and it took approximately two years for Mottahedeh to complete the prototype. This exceptionally large and beautiful bowl is particularly attractive on a dining table or sideboard.

Height 6 1/4″; Diameter 14 1/4″.

THE PHILADELPHIA BOWL BY WEDGWOOD

This large Wedgwood Queensware punch bowl named "The Philadelphia Bowl" was designed by Alan Price in 1959 to commemorate the signing of the Articles of Confederation. The drawings depicted on the bowl were taken from 18th Century pictorial records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with four scenes of Philadelphia in the 1770's, including Independence Hall and Christ Church, which are separated by botanical images. As shown on the large photo, the interior bottom of the bowl depicts the signing of the Articles with the motto "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All The Land Unto All The Inhabitants There Of" around the interior rim. Made expressly for the noted Phidelphia jewelers, Bailey, Banks and Biddle, only a limited number of bowls were produced making them quite rare. This bowl has been used as a presentation gift by the City of Philadelphia for visiting dignitaries.

Height 5″; Diameter 12 1/2″.

REPRODUCTION INDEPENDENCE HALL SIGNERS' INKSTAND
IN STERLING SILVER

This reproduction of one of America's great historic treasures captures all the detail of the original Inkstand used by the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. It was a commeration piece produced for the Sesquicentennial celebration and is marked and dated 1926 by Tuttle Silversmiths of Boston, Massachusetts with a weight of 28.98 oz. Expertly crafted in sterling silver, this inkstand sits on a Rococo style tray with acanthus leaf rosettes holding an inkwell, sand castor, quill holder and carrying handle. This piece is the perfect accessory for a desk or writing table.

Height 8″; Width 10 1/4″; Depth 7 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG PEWTER COFFEE SERVICE
BY STIEFF

Under license to Colonial Williamsburg, Stieff skillfully reproduced this pewter coffee service from the gracefully designed English originals dating from the mid to late 18th Century. The 26 ounce coffeepot features a skillfully carved rosewood handle and tapered body, the cream pitcher features a scalloped lip and fanciful handle and the sugar bowl features a beautifully turned lid. This service is further enhanced by its scarce Williamsburg rolled-edge tray.


CW86 COFFEEPOT with a Height of 9″.
CW91 CREAM PITCHER with a Height of 4″.
CW92 SUGAR BOWL with a Height of 3 1/2″.
CW12 TRAY with a Diameter of 10 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG PEWTER TEA/COFFEE SERVICE
BY STIEFF

These Stieff pewter reproductions of an 18th Century design attributed to the London shop of Samuel Ellis can be used to serve tea or coffee. The pot features a wonderfully carved rosewood handle and turned lid with rosewood trim. Both the cream pitcher and sugar bowl feature pad feet, flared rim and double-scroll legs and handle. This service is further enhanced by its scarce Williamsburg rolled-edge tray.


CW80 TEAPOT/COFFEEPOT with a capacity of 28 ounces and a Height of 8 1/2″.
CW 83 CREAM PITCHER with a Height of 4″.
CW84 SUGAR BOWL with a Height of 4″.
CW12 TRAY with a Diameter of 10 1/2″.

WILLIAMSBURG STERLING SILVER BY STIEFF

Shown here is a small selection of our current inventory of Sterling Silver by The Stieff Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The Stieff Company was a Licensee for the Williamsburg Reproduction Program up until the late 1980's. Stieff made numerous pieces from which we have a fine selection to choose including, pitchers, sauce boats, and more.

CW 29 WILLIAMSBURG STERLING SILVER COFFEEPOT
BY STIEFF

The original of this magnificent 18th Century coffeepot was created by the renowned New York silversmith, Charles LeRoux, and expertly recreated by Stieff. This coffeepot with its straight spout and straight tapered sides contrasts dramatically with the curves of its ebony side handle.

Capacity of One Quart; Height 11″.

CW 19 WILLIAMSBURG STERLING SILVER TEAPOT
BY STIEFF

The original of this charming 18th Century teapot was created by Boston silversmith, Jacob Hurd. The melon-shaped body of this Williamsburg reproduction teapot is balanced by the sweeping curve of its ebony handle and enhanced by delicate hand engraving around its lid which is topped by an ornamental finial.

Capacity of 1 1/2″ Pints; Height 6″.

CW 30 WILLIAMSBURG STERLING SILVER MUFFINEER
BY STIEFF

The original of this caster is hallmarked London, 1709-1710. Tall, graceful and elegantly decorated, this caster was originally used for sprinkling salt, sugar or spices. Today it is a most attractive way to serve powered sugar.

Capacity of Ten Ounces; Height 8 7/8″.

CW 22 WILLIAMSBURG STERLING SILVER SAUCE BOAT
BY STIEFF

This experterly crafted reproduction of the 18th Century Boston original by silversmith, John Burt, features a sweeping, curved handle to balance its long, graceful lip. Also known as a gravy boat, it makes a most elegant statement for dining.

Capacity Ten Ounces; Overall Length 8″.

CW 25 WILLIAMSBURG STERLING SILVER MUSTARD POT
BY STIEFF

A row of beading is the only embellishment on this simple, yet graceful mustard pot. Also know as a horse-radish pot in the 18th Century, this pot will make a useful and gracious addition to any dining table.

Height 2 1/2″ Diameter 2 1/4″.

WILLIAMSBURG PLATED SILVER COFFEE SET
BY STIEFF

As Licensee for the Williamsburg Reproduction Program until the late 1980's, The Stieff Company produced a number of handsome pieces of plated silver including this very rare coffee set. The coffee pot which is copied from an English antique, circa 1740, is distinguished by its beautiful clean lines. It stands 10 1/4 inches high and has a capacity of 2 1/2 pints. The graceful creamer and covered sugar bowl are reproductions of Boston antiques and stand 4 1/2 and 4 inches high, respectively.

CW56 WILLIAMSBURG SILVER MINT JULEP CUPS
BY MAX RIEG

One of the more rare Williamsburg accessories is the silver mint julep cup. The original Sheffield cup, with its distinctive wooden base, has been duplicated in this reproduction. These cups were hand crafted in the Restored Area, circa 1949, for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation by the renowned German Silver Smith, Max Rieg, who worked for the Williamsburg Foundation from the 1930's until his retirement in the 1950's. It was Max Rieg who laid the groundwork for the Colonial Williamsburg Metal Reproduction Program, not only fashioning items in silver but also creating other decorative art objects from pewter and brass. It is these objects that are sought after by today's serious collectors.

Capacity 10 oz.; Height 4″.

WINTERTHUR PAUL REVERE STERLING SILVER TANKARD
BY REED & BARTON

One of the iconic pieces from the Winterthur Museum Collection is its reproduction of the Paul Revere Silver Tankard of which it has an original set of six displayed on its dining room sideboard. Already a famous silversmith, Paul Revere was commissioned by Mary Bartlett to create a set of six sterling silver tankards for the Third Church of Brookfield, Massachusetts. This reproduction is authentic in every detail. It has beautiful turnings to the body, a turned lid top with a flame finial and a decorative handle with a face mask at the bottom. As with the original, this reproduction has never been engraved. This tankard is a true collector's piece with only a limited number ever made.

Height 8″; Width 4 3/4″.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TANKARD IN SILVER PLATE
BY FRANKLIN MINT

In celebration of the Bicentennial, The Franklin Mint made this exacting silver plate reproduction of Benjamin Franklin's Tankard made by the renowned Philadelphia silversmith, Elias Boudinet. The original tankard, dating to 1760, is on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. This reproduction is authentic in every detail bearing the Franklin family coat of arms in intricate scrollwork and the initials BDF for Benjamin and Deborah Franklin. A true collector's piece, only a limited number of these very rare reproductions were made.

Height 8 1/2″.

REPRODUCTION SIGNERS' INKSTAND
IN PEWTER

This beautiful reproduction of one of America's great historic treasures captures all the detail of the original Inkstand used by the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. It was a commeration piece produced during the Bicentennial celebration. Crafted in pewter, this inkstand is the perfect accessory for a desk or writing table.

Height 8″; Width 9 1/2″; Depth 6 3/4″.

WILLIAMSBURG PEWTER PITCHERS BY STIEFF

Pewter pitchers were used to serve beer and ale in the American Colonies and these are two particularly fine examples. The large pitcher is a reproduction of a silver original from the renowned London silversmith, Samuel Hitchcock, Circa 1728-1729. The smaller pitcher dates to the late 18th Century. Both pitchers have exquisit form and detail and can be used as pitchers or to display a flower arrangement.


CW100 SMALL PITCHER with a Height of 5 1/2″, Capacity of 36 Ounces.
CW95 LARGE PITCHER with a Height of 9 1/2″, Capacity of 90 Ounces.

WILLIAMSBURG PEWTER BOWLS BY STIEFF

Adapted from a small pewter bowl in the Williamsburg Collection, made in England during the 18th Century, these reproduction bowls are highly prized today for their beauty and utility as were the originals by early Americans.


CW10 SMALL BOWL with a Diameter of 5 1/2″.
CW5 MEDIUM BOWL with a Diameter of 7 1/4″.
CW7 LARGE BOWL with a Diameter of 11″.

WILLIAMSBURG PEWTER PORRINGERS AND BOWL
BY STIEFF

Under license from Colonial Williamsburg, Stieff made wonderful pewter reproductions of antiques found during archeological excavations. Among these pieces were reproductions of porringers and bowls. Specifically, the large double handle porringer was copied from an Edward Nash London original dating to the early 18th Century. The bowl is copied from a basin made in Boston by Thomas Badger, Circa 1800. These pieces are perfect for use today as small servers.


CW16 SMALL PORRINGER with a Diameter of 3 1/4″.
CW60 LARGE PORRINGER with a Diameter of 5 1/4″.
CW3 BOWL with a Diameter of 8″.

WILLIAMSBURG PEWTER HUMIDORS BY STIEFF

These beautiful pewter humidors are reproductions of English antiques brought to Virginia in trade for tobacco. Crafted by Stieff, these humidors feature an expertly turned lid with an acorn finial top.


CW93 SMALL HUMIDOR with a Height of 6″.
CW94 LARGE HUMIDOR with a Height of 7 1/4″.

CW 32 WILLIAMSBURG OCTAGONAL PEWTER CANDLESTICK
BY STIEFF

Copied from a 17th Century antique in the Brush-Everard House, this stately pewter candlestick is very rare and considered one of the finest in the Colonial Williamsburg Reproduction Program. Truly elegant, this candlestick makes a wonderful accessory in any room setting.

Height 9″.

WILLIAMSBURG SILVER RESIST/LUSTERWARE JUGS
BY PALIN THORLEY

Silver resist/lusterware pieces were found during the original archaeological excavation of Colonial Williamsburg in the 1930's. Requiring work of only the most skilled craftsman, in 1941, Joseph Palin Thorley, a world renowned potter from Staffordshire, England, was selected to create these reproduction jugs as well as other ceramics for the Williamsburg Reproduction Program. Because the platinum wash process used in these pieces is so painstaking, only a limited number of these lusterware pieces were ever created. Due to their rarity and quality, Palin Thorley pieces are highly prized by collectors of Williamsburg ceramic reproductions.


C1 Small Jug 3″; C2 Medium Jug 4″; and C3 Large Jug 5 1/2″.

C4 WILLIAMSBURG POSY HOLDER BY WEDGWOOD

This reproduction of an English Staffordshire finger vase, circa 1770, is one of the most famous of all Williamsburg accessories--a "must have" for the collector.

Height 7 3/4″.

C4 WILLIAMSBURG POSY HOLDER BY PALIN THORLEY

This reproduction of an English Staffordshire finger vase, circa 1770, is one of the most famous of all Williamsburg accessories--a "must have" for the collector. Prior to Wedgwood, Palin Thorley was the original potter for the Colonial Williamsburg Collection.

Height 7 3/4″.

C22 WILLIAMSBURG CORNUCOPIA WALLPOCKETS
BY WEDGWOOD

Copied from a pair of Staffordshire saltglaze wall ornaments, circa 1760, these elaborately decorated wallpockets feature a floral motif with female figure in the center crest. They make a perfect accessory for the period decor.

Height 10″.

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