Among the British pieces are these two English pottery jardinieres. The 7½in (19cm) green glazed ribbed stoneware Martinware jardiniere above is incised to the base Martin Bros., London & Southall, 8/1904. Its simple organic shape and colouring have affinities to Continental art pottery of the period. It has an estimate of $1000-1500.
Also shown is a 6¼in (16cm) high by 8¾in (22cm) wide Doulton Lambeth stoneware footed jardiniere dated 1880 (above). It was designed by Florence Barlow and decorated by Mary Aitken, with pâte sur pâte birds on branches, incised leaves and relief moulded beading. The jardiniere features incised designer and decorator monograms, circular impressed marks of Doulton Lambeth and the date 1880 to the base.
The jardiniere, which has a guide of $700-900, was in the well known Harriman Judd collection of art pottery (it has an affixed label) and sold in the benchmark auction of the collection at Sotheby’s in 2001.