Two American Majolica Spittoons / Cuspidors
Comprising a cobalt-blue 'Shell and Coral' example, unmarked, attributed to James Carr, City Pottery, New York, of hexagonal thistle form, the faceted flaring neck molded with coral, the lower body with scallop shells resting among clustered seaweed, height 6 inches, diameter 8 inches; and a Griffen, Smith & Hill Etruscan cream and brown ground 'Shell and Seaweed' example, impressed GSH monogram and Etruscan Majolica medallion mark, model no. F9 and black printed 17, of cinched bulbous funnel form, molded with scallops and seaweed, height 6 1/4 inches, diameter 7 1/2 inches; Together with a Wardle & Co. Majolica Shell and Coral Molded Jug. Circa 1882. Brown painted 11, of globular form with angular branch handle, the side molded with scallop shells and seaweed among waves, the neck banded with a shell pattern collar and branches of coral, yellow rim and pale turquoise interior, height 6 3/8 inches.
Reference ('Shell and Coral' Spittoon / Cuspidor):
Charles Rebert, American Majolica 1850-1900, claims that James Carr of the City Pottery in New York made a line of shell and seaweed majolica. For a similarly molded tray attributed to Carr, see Glazed and Confused, Victorian Pottery 1850-1920, the EtruscanMajolica.blogspot.com, 22 September 2015, James Carr and City Pottery of New York.
Reference (Wardle & Co. Jug):
Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 126 for a part tea-service molded in this pattern.
C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.
No condition report? Click here to request one.