This elegantly glamourous work of Art Deco design is by the British Pottery Crown Devon. Like much of Art Deco design, there is a focus on shape and absence of superfluity, however, the form of this piece also carries strong echoes of the Art Deco Odeon style. Art Deco Odeon style references the revolution in British style brought about by the c.260 Odeon cinemas that sprung up across the UK from the late 1920s. Over 13 years, Oscar Deutsch created a circuit of cinemas where the buildings celebrated Art Deco Modernism with sweeping, simple yet strongly defined lines.
The elegant form is an excellent canvas for the matt-satin glaze décor. The colour palette of the glaze is a rich base of Cream that is smoothly blended into a Powdered Verdigris green and overlaid with dapples of Pale Lemon yellow and Pale Periwinkle blue.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. There are movement marks on the underside of the base, ruffling to the glaze along the edge of the base and general crazing all over that are 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 and the inscribed model number '471 s/s'.
Height: c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm (from base to rim) x c. 5.9" / 15 cm diameter (including handles). Width: c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm (excluding handles). Depth: c. 4.3" / 11 cm. Base diameter: c. 3.1" / 8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.4 kg / 430 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.