This elegant work of Art Deco design is by the British Pottery Crown Devon. The pitcher jug form is seemingly simple but there are actually a number of subtle Art Deco design nuances incorporated into the design. The body is accentuated by the gently exaggerated curves at the belly and handle, with a finishing accent of a lightly fluted rim and spout. The most standout feature is obviously the carved detail and the way the body of the vase swells around the carved lines, making each section exquisitely tactile.
The semi-matte silk glaze décor is a blending of Sandstone beige, dappled with dashes of pale Golden Sand, this graduates into a wash of Marigold amber. This refined piece is stylistically timeless and the combination of the design, colour palette, size as well as excellent condition makes it a particularly rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. There is mild and negligible crazing all over that is commensurate with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears Crown Devon's stamp denoting 'Crown Devon, Made in England' and a further indistinct stamp with the series name 'Harlem'.
Height: c. 5.7" / 14.5 cm (from base to rim) x c. 3.1" / 8 cm rim (across widest point). Diameter: c. 4.3" / 11 cm (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 2.2" / 5.6 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 465 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Crown Devon Fieldings (1870 - 1982)
The pottery was founded in 1870 by Simon Fieldings in Stoke on Trent but it would be 10 years later before they began to produce Majolica style pottery that was popular during the 1880s. Their product range began to expand in the 1890s, working with British United Clock company and they would continue to expand their product range as popularity flourished after successful world trade fairs in the 1900s. They sustained their success for over a century before sadly closing in 1982 at the time of the recession.