Eight (8) European porcelain items, including Samson, Staffordshire, and Royal Crown Derby. 1st - 3rd items: Three (3) Edme Samson enameled porcelain Chinese Export Armorial style cachepots with gilt lug handles, polychrome and parcel gilt coat-of-arms and foliate accents to one side, polychrome floral spray and foliate accents to opposite side, and white enamel decoration throughout. Unmarked. 5 7/8" H x approx. 6" W x 5 3/8" dia. French, late 19th/early 20th century. 4th item: Chinese Export Armorial style polychrome and parcel gilt enameled porcelain cachepot with coat-of-arms to both sides, fleur-de-lis motif throughout, and lion's head handles. Illegible maker's mark stamped to underside. 4 5/8" H x approx. 5 3/4" W x 4 7/8" dia. French, late 19th/early 20th century. 5th item: E. Evans & Son Staffordshire porcelain pitcher with blue glaze, neoclassical bisque porcelain medallion depicting George IV, gilt line work, raised gilt grape leaves to neck, pinched spout, and foliate accented C-scroll handle. Inscribed on base "Evans & Son Newgate St". English, Early 19th century. 6th - 7th items: Two (2) Royal Crown Derby blue and white glazed tazze with gilt accents throughout having pierced rims with mask accents, foliate decorated body, and lion's paw feet on a plinth base. Both items with red Royal Crown Derby maker's mark to underside. 4 1/8" H x 5 3/8" dia. English, Late 18th/early 19th century. 8th item: Shaped polychrome enamel and gilt decorated dish with scalloped edge, foliate handle, cobalt and gilt rim, and floral spray and garlands. Marked with red "2548" with additional paper label affixed to underside. 10" H x 9" W. English,19th century.
Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.
1st - 4th items: Overall very good condition with minute scattered surface wear to enamel and gilt. 5th item: Previous repair to body, stable; hairlines, largest measuring 2 1/8" L; hairlines to bisque medallion; wear to gilt, particularly in the handle. 6th - 7th item: Both items in overall good condition with slight crazing and minor fleabites to bases; one with loss to mask. 8th item: Scattered surface scratches and wear to enamel and gilt; minor losses to base; hairling measuring approximately 4" L.