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An extremely rare watch stand with encrusted flowers in Coalbrookdale style, a finely painted river landscape in the watch hole, and a storage compartment at the back.


Pattern 3688

Year: ca 1837

Size: 11cm X 11cm, 9cm tall

(4.25” X 4.25”, 3.5” tall)

Condition: one foot and the top have been repaired; some typical small losses to encrusted flowers



This item is sold "As Found" (A/F) as it has some repairs; this is reflected in the price. The repairs are sympathetic but quite oldfashioned; if desired they can be redone invisibly by our excellent associated restorer at true cost, however this could take a few months.


The Samuel Alcock factory was operative in Staffordshire between 1822 and 1856, after which it was bought by Sir James Duke and Nephews. The factory started as a partnership between the young Samuel Alcock and the older Ralph Stevenson, who provided the factory and capital. Alcock quickly took the factory to great heights, building one of the biggest factories of its time. Alcock jumped on the new Rococo Revival fashion and served a huge new middle class market. The reason we now don't hear much about Samuel Alcock porcelain is that much of it has been mis-identified over the years and attributed to Coalport, Ridgway, Rockingham or others; Alcock did not mark any of his porcelain save a few rare pieces, and the numbering system is difficult to understand. However, the wares are still wide spread and many are of great quality.


Provenance: the Murray Pollinger Collection


Please note that this item can only be shipped in late June 2023.


Samuel Alcock watch stand, Coalbrookdale style with landscape, ca 1837 A/F