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It depicts a ship with an American flag to one side and on the reverse is a printed chain design of 16 US states centred with an eagle – an adaptation of The Great Seal. The jug would have been produced after Tennessee became the 16th state in the union in 1796. It is priced at $4500.

The fair runs from January 23-26 at the Bohemian National Hall. The ‘boutique’ event was rebranded last year from the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, narrowing its focus to the single speciality.


A very large, 18in diameter, condition Staffordshire slipware dish c.1720, from a private collection is offered by Martyn Edgell for $45,000.

Although many of the offerings, such as the ship jug, are of American taste, a variety of historic British ceramics is on offer.

For example, Garry Atkins brings a Staffordshire press-moulded slipware dish, 11in (28cm) diameter, decorated with a crowned lion and the initials IS. It is illustrated in The Longridge Collection of Slipware and Delftware by Leslie Grigsby and is offered for a price in the region of $15,000.

Admission to the fair is free.