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Durham Ox series oval plate estimated at $2000-3000 in Schmidt's auction on June 6.

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In terms of British wares, the Staffordshire potteries are well represented with plenty of blue and white tablewares as well as Staffordshire figures.

The large Durham Ox series oval plate top is one of several examples on offer in the sale. This particular plate depicts the Durham Ox with John Day, the travelling showman from Lincolnshire who toured the large beast around England. The unmarked plate measures 15 x 19¾in (38 x 50cm) and has an estimate of $2000-3000.

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Staffordshire jug dated to the early 19th century estimated at $600-800 in Schmidt's auction on June 6.

The 12½in (32cm) high Staffordshire jug above, dated to the early 19th century, is modelled as Bacchus seated on a wine cask to one, side Pan with his pipes to the other, and a satyr mask spout.

It has an estimate of $600-800.

schmidtsantiques.com