The Powers & James Collections as viewed at
Marc-James Manor Museum
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view Antique Derby and Antique Teapots
A wonderful Duesbury Derby sauce tureen with stand. C.1790 Marc-James Collection.
The partial dessert service was displayed in Marc-James Manor's dining hall.
It is an assembled collection.
Each piece has a named view painted by a number of different painters.
The teapot and the two sweet meats dishes have been attribute to John Brewer.
The Museum's English Ceramics exhibit included
the Manor's extensive collection of Derby Porcelain and
the Sydney Powers Collection of 18th and 19th Century English Teapots.
Both collections took over thirty-five years to build.
Derby, Chelsea-Derby & Crown Derby
Marc Belair has been collecting actively since the summer of 1970.
He purchased a two pieces of Chelsea-Derby porcelain to match a partial dessert service that his grandmother brought with her from New England.
A nice silver-shaped Derby Teapot painted by Robert Brewer now in
the Chris and Ashley du Pont Collection
Marc-James Manor first exhibited the combined Powers and James Collections in 2001.
A very rare Chelsea-Derby solitaire tea service.
The puce figures and flowers were painted by Richard Askew.
This service dates from 1770. Marc-James Collection.
Provenance: The Estate of Ambassador Pamela Churchill Harriman
Comprised two collections of English Ceramics
dating from the mid 18th Century through the mid 19th Century.
Included a small display of Georgian Silver and period Sheffield Plate
and period tabletop glass.
Was housed at Marc-James Manor in the Highland Heights District
of Bellingham, Washington
A small quantity of silver and glass created a typical Georgian table setting,
although the exhibit focused on English porcelain of the period.
A comprehensive reference library, housed in the Rudolph Weyerhaeuser Driscoll Room, was available to students of English ceramics of the period.
A lower level view of the Derby collection on display at Marc-James Manor.
An upper level view of the Teapot collection on display at Marc-James Manor.
The Sydney Powers Teapot collection was a 38-year effort to gather
English porcelain and pottery teapots.
Both porcelain and pottery teapots comprised the collection of more than 350 teapots.
No two pots were alike.
Many were extremely rare.
Many famous factories were represented, as well as many obscure ones.
The earliest teapot in the collection was an impressive salt-glazed teapot,
molded in the form of a camel, and dated to C.1740. This piece as well as 99 other Teapots may still be viewed at Marc-James Mews Museum.
The Marc-James Manor Derby collection of more than 950 pieces is a 37-year effort
to gather tabletop and decorative Chelsea-Derby, Derby and Crown Derby pieces from
1750 - 1840.
The earliest pieces in the Derby collection date from 1753.
The collection ranges from common tableware, assembled tea and dinner services,
to some rather important experimental pieces. Most of these pieces are still available for viewing at the Marc-James Mews Museum.
A view of the St. Cecilia Window attributed to John La Farge as displayed at
Marc-James Manor in the Porcelain Room.
The Manor's collection also included a good representation of early 19th C. blue and white transferware.
These pieces were displayed in the Main Floor Library of Marc-James Manor.
Marc-James Mews displays nearly half of the Marc-James Derby Collection and over seventy teapots from
the Sydney Powers Collection.
Two views of teapots displayed on the lower level of the Museum at Marc-James Manor.
An Exceptional Daniel Teapot and Stand C.1830 Sydney M. Powers Collection.
A close-up of one of the Derby display cabinets at Marc-James Manor.
Most pieces in this photo date from the late 18th Century.
A collection of Derby coffee cans, cream and sugars and porter mugs on
display at Marc-James Manor.
Two additional views of the Marc-James Manor Museum
A Spring view out of the display room at Marc-James Manor
Many of these items are being auctioned on eBay by seller: marc-jamesmanor.
Shop for unique, beautiful china and ceramic pieces in our Museum Store
or at the Marc-James Manor Antiques Store linked below.
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