Twenty (20) assorted Tartan Ware items, including napkin rings and boxes. 1st - 11th items: Eleven (11) Scottish tartanware napkin rings with black painted edges, including two (2) Buchanon, two (2) Leslie, two (2) Macklin, one (1) Rob Roy, one (1) McPherson, one (1) Robertson, one (1) Stuart, and one (1) illegibly marked. All marked with tartan pattern name. All but McPherson and Rob Roy rings have "Scotland" mark. All approx. 1" H x 2" dia. 12th - 16th items: Five (5) Scottish tartanware circular lidded boxes of various sizes with black painted edges, including two (2) McBeth, one (1) McLean with silver painted interior, one (1) Grant with blue lined base, and one (1) Robert. All marked with tartan pattern name. Heights ranging from 5/8" H to 1 5/8" H. Diameters ranging from 1 1/4" dia. to 2 3/4" dia. 17th item: English tartanware circular lidded box with black painted edges in the Prince Charlie tartan pattern having brown lined base. Tartan pattern mark to side of lid and "R. B. Ede & Co. London" mark to top. 7/8" H x 2 3/4" dia. 18th - 20th items: Three (3) Scottish tartanware items, including one (1) letter opener in the Albert pattern, one (1) bookmark in the McBeth pattern, and one (1) needleholder in the Stuart pattern. All marked with tartan pattern name. Ranging in size from 1 3/8" H x 1/2" W to 8 1/8" H x 5/8" W. All items 19th century.
Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.
1st - 11th items: Overall good condition with scattered crazing and wear to black paint and tartan patterns. Some with scattered minor losses to decoration, largest measuring 1/2" x 1/8". 12th - 17th items: Overall good condition with surface wear to decoration, wear to black paint, and wear to two linings of bases. McLean box with losses to silver paint to interior. One McBeth box fused closed. 18th - 20th items: Overall very good condition with minor scattered crazing and minor surface wear.