1st item: Center bowl, the interior with floral spray decoration, the exterior with vignettes of masted ships bearing English Ensign flags, interspersed with floral sprays. Gilt decoration to the outer rim and foot. Incised "V" mark to the underside. 10 3/4" diameter x 5 1/4" H. English or Continental, early 19th century. 2nd item: Earthenware platter, rectangular with canted corners, central armorial design of an American Federal Eagle with 13 stars above, flanked by floral sprays with wave and pink enameled bow, gilt rim. Additional floral sprays to the outer rim. Unmarked. 10 1/2" H x 14 1/4" W. 19th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and music historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition, no chips or cracks, light general wear, minor losses to decoration. 2nd item: Some minor staining to surface, very slight scratching. No crack or chips.
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