George Jones Majolica Apple Blossom Cheese Bell Keep c.1870
Lovely majolica cheese keep and stand by George Jones with a moulded apple blossom design set against a turquoise ground, c.1870. The lower half has a woven basket effect, matched also around the edge of the stand. The handle is formed as a split branch bound in the centre.
The stand has the factory stamp and painted model number 3340 111.
It measures 26.5cm (10 1/2") high assembled. The stand is 28.5cm (11 1/4") wide and 4cm (1 1/2") high and the dome measures 23cm (9") wide and 23cm (9") high.
Condition is very good: there is a fine 2cm hairline to the cover but no other damage and no restoration. Some wear to the glaze on the high points of some of the flowers and some very small glaze losses to the rims on the stand (hidden under the cover). The stand has some light discolouration to the top and the inside of the bell is crazed again with a few small patches of light discoloration. Surface wear is light and appropriate for age and use.
W: 28.5cm (11.2")H: 26.5cm (10.4")D: 28.5cm (11.2")
Victorian (1837 to 1901)