Charles Ross Sales - April & September 2017

Charles Ross Auctioneers, of Woburn in Bedfordshire, will be selling a large, private owner collection of Charlotte and Frederick Rhead ceramics and William de Morgan tiles in 2017, across two sales - pictures from the sales will be posted here
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A 1940s HJ Wood Bursleyware charger, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the TL4 pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of pink and blue open flowers with brown leaves on an ivory ground, printed and tubed marks verso, 36.5cm diameter

A 1940s HJ Wood Bursleyware charger, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the TL4 pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of pink and blue open flowers with brown leaves on an ivory ground, printed and tubed marks verso, 36.5cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4040 Persian Rose pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of stylised flowers with cross-hatch centres in polychrome enamels, and green leaves. This unusual variation has an unpainted border and well, the marks verso include the text 'L. Delford, Christmas 1940', so it was possibly a specially commissioned piece, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 32cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4040 Persian Rose pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of stylised flowers with cross-hatch centres in polychrome enamels, and green leaves. This unusual variation has an unpainted border and well, the marks verso include the text 'L. Delford, Christmas 1940', so it was possibly a specially commissioned piece, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 32cm diameter

A late 19th / early 20th century Wileman Foley Faience wall plaque, designed by Frederick A Rhead, having a tonal seascape with boats and sails executed in sgraffito, the border decorated with art nouveau-style flowers, numbered verso 11049B with the Wileman stamp, 30cm diameter. Literature: Bernard Bumpus, 'Collecting Rhead Pottery' (Francis Joseph, 1999), Page 76, Plate 114

A late 19th / early 20th century Wileman Foley Faience wall plaque, designed by Frederick A Rhead, having a tonal seascape with boats and sails executed in sgraffito, the border decorated with art nouveau-style flowers, numbered verso 11049B with the Wileman stamp, 30cm diameter. Literature: Bernard Bumpus, 'Collecting Rhead Pottery' (Francis Joseph, 1999), Page 76, Plate 114

A 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4957 Arabian Scroll pattern (an alternative colourway of the more common 4926 pattern), having a tube-lined decoration of lustred wave formations in green and red on a buff ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 36cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4957 Arabian Scroll pattern (an alternative colourway of the more common 4926 pattern), having a tube-lined decoration of lustred wave formations in green and red on a buff ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 36cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4921 Golden Leaves pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of autumnal leaves on a buff ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 37cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4921 Golden Leaves pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of autumnal leaves on a buff ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 37cm diameter

An early 1920s Wood & Sons large wall plaque, designed by Frederick A Rhead in the Mikado pattern, having a blue and white printed decoration depicting two birds amongst water lilies with a full moon to the background, the border of repeating stylized moth design, bespoke Mikado backstamp, 41cm diameter

An early 1920s Wood & Sons large wall plaque, designed by Frederick A Rhead in the Mikado pattern, having a blue and white printed decoration depicting two birds amongst water lilies with a full moon to the background, the border of repeating stylized moth design, bespoke Mikado backstamp, 41cm diameter

A large 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 2681 Byzantine pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of stylized flowers and leaves on a mottled ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 44cm diameter

A large 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 2681 Byzantine pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of stylized flowers and leaves on a mottled ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature, 44cm diameter

A scarce 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead, having a tube-lined decoration of a red enamelled 'Welsh' dragon, the border depicting a Celtic harp with overlapping stylized leaves and inset panels, on a green ground. This was not a commercially produced pattern and has no pattern number. Printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature and the decorator's mark for Fanny Morrey, 32cm diameter

A scarce 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaque, designed by Charlotte Rhead, having a tube-lined decoration of a red enamelled 'Welsh' dragon, the border depicting a Celtic harp with overlapping stylized leaves and inset panels, on a green ground. This was not a commercially produced pattern and has no pattern number. Printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature and the decorator's mark for Fanny Morrey, 32cm diameter

Two 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaques, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4015 (green) and 4088 (brown) Patch patterns, each having a tube-lined decoration, printed and tubed marks verso, each 32cm diameter

Two 1930s Crown Ducal wall plaques, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 4015 (green) and 4088 (brown) Patch patterns, each having a tube-lined decoration, printed and tubed marks verso, each 32cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal charger, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 5411 Caliph pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of polychrome open flower heads and green leaves, on a mottled stone ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature (and an incorrect pattern number of 5983), 31.5cm diameter

A 1930s Crown Ducal charger, designed by Charlotte Rhead in the 5411 Caliph pattern, having a tube-lined decoration of polychrome open flower heads and green leaves, on a mottled stone ground, printed and tubed marks verso to include a Rhead facsimile signature (and an incorrect pattern number of 5983), 31.5cm diameter

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