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L1077 Rare 1st Of Pr English 1880 John Bevington Hp Silk Parian Floral For Sale
LOT # 1077
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L1077 RARE 1ST OF PR ENGLISH 1880 JOHN BEVINGTON HP SILK PARIAN FLORAL
The Estate Road Show is proud to showcase the first of a RARE magnificent pair of large recumbent floral encrusted & hand painted sweetmeats dish, from the fabled Kensington Works, of John Bevington at St. James Street & Broad Streets, Hanley ca.1872 to 1880. This large 11 inch long dapper gent reticulated basket press mold sweetmeat is the first of an unbelievable pair, which includes his gorgeous recumbent maiden counterpart, found in lot #97. Our pair is extremely rare, not only due to the fact that one can almost never find the pair together, but both are in splendid condition. A close examination will show all the mold definition of the finest Meissen, including the articulated fingers, toes & hair, the gorgeous hand decorating rivaling any porcelain from Capo di Monte, Dresden, or France. Furthermore, the soft lifelike finish is in actuality the result of being the Bevington RARE family formula silk Parian ware, that achieves a soft countenance, maintaining the incredible pastel nature of the facial features and finished floral roundel. The Kensington works was in operation under John Bevington until ca. 1889, and this was their signature line, and carries the blue under glaze, Dresden crossed swords & JB monogram. These are believed to have been finished prior to 1880, and both the marks, AS WELL AS THESE TWO EXACT PIECES, can be found in the CLASSIC English thepotteries.org website, as the flagship pattern of this legendary potter! You will never find a better matched pair of ultra quality English 130 + year old antique Parian porcelain figural sweetmeats again! John Bevington was a partner (from c.1856) with his father Samuel Bevington at the Swan Works in Elm Street (now Ratton Street), Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. John carried on the works after his fathers retirement and passing in 1863. After maintaining the Swan Works until 1869, John was in partnership with a Mr Bailey at the Kensington Works in St. James Street, Broad Street, Hanley. Mr. Bailey retired in 1872 and John Bevington carried on the works until c.1889. Prior to this long term arrangement, it appears that John must have worried about his future, as in the 1864 Jones Trade Directory, an add was placed for an S. Bevington & Son at #10 + #11 Brunswick St. Hanley, for Porcelain, Parian & Statues. Here he produced earthenware, stoneware, ornamental china and a very special silk finish hand painted Parian ware line featuring roundels of encrusted flower blossoms. His encrusted figural sweetmeats became perhaps his most sought after & valuable line. He also specialized in reproduction of the Old Dresden, Derby, Chelsea and Worcester patterns for the home, United States and Australian markets. John Bevington marked many of these items with the blue crossed swords used by on Dresden ware with a monogram J.B. During his life, John operated four works: The Swan Works, Elm Street, Hanley 1863-1869 (and as John Bevington & Co 1869 & 1870); the 29 Clarence Street, Hanley works c.1860-1869; the Great York Street, Hanley works c.1863-1869; and the Kensington Works, St. James Street & Broad Streets, Hanley c.1872-1892. After 1889, John Bevington continued on at these works, in a reduced capacity until his passing in 1892.
Retail Value Estimate: $850-$1000
Condition: EXC condition, minor gilt wear Weight: 3lb
Measurements (LxWxH): 11 inches x 8 inches x 7.5 inches
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L1077 Rare 1st Of Pr English 1880 John Bevington Hp Silk Parian Floral: $262