This majestic work of English studio art pottery piece is of English Art Deco design, with a colour palette of Monet's 'Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt' oil painting.
Beautifully sculptural and seemingly simple, this piece is a manifestation of the significant technique needed to result in its evenly-formed body and iconically Art Deco handle. The Art Deco accents appear most prominently in softly geometric, arching yet organic handle, with a flow-through of the inscribed lines and the graduating body. The hand-painted, silky, semi-matte glaze décor is a beautiful blending of brown tones in Light Walnut, Bronze, Sepia, Sand with deeper brown tones of Raw Umber, Fig, Dark Sienna, and green tones of Powdered Sage, Pale Olive.
This piece has a gracefully elegant presence, is an embodiment of English Art Deco design from c. 90 years ago and its exceptional condition makes it a rare find.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Mentioned for completeness; there is mild crazing all over that is consistent with the age of the piece. Please see photographs as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the inscriptions of the model number '258 L' and 'Rd No 788313' [Registered Number] that dates the piece to c. 1933.
Height: c. 13.2" / 33.5 cm by c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm rim diameter. Width c. 5.3" / 13.5 cm (across widest point) Base measurements: c. 4" / 10.1 cm diameter. Weight: c. 1.1 kg / 1,085 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Wade Ceramics 1867 - present
Wade Ceramics was originally founded in 1867, in Burslem, England, a collective of different pottery companies that specialised in earthenware and porcelain.
The original companies were
- Wade & Myatt (later became George Wade & Son, which made industrial ceramics and Wade Whimsies). Established 1867.
- John Wade & Co (later Wade Heath & Co, which made decorative ware, particularly Art Deco vases in the 1930s). Established 1867.
- J & W Wade (later AJ Wade Ltd, which made tiles, notably the original tiles for the London Underground). Established 1891.
Wade made its way into history with its figure collection known as Wade Whimsies that became hugely popular in the UK and America in the 1950s.