Currently held on consignment at Andrews Oakville
This chicly prismatic work of mid-century Atomic design is by Falcon Ware (est. 1885 - 1964). The form of this piece is made up of stylised crystals, arranged in three even tessellated layers and across fours sides into one overall diamond shape. This form reflects the Atomic Age design influence of the times that this piece was crafted in. Atomic Age (atomic science) design had become so popular that it became part of architectural, industrial design, commercial design, interior design, and fine arts.
Similar to the stylised form mimicking the structure of crystals, the applied running gloss glaze décor also echoes this. The satin-matt glaze is a silky application of a Peach-toned Caramel brown and as each ridge is 3-dimensional, every angle you turn the planter to casts a slightly different effect to the overall piece.
This statement piece is stylistically timeless and makes an excellent display piece on its own or functionally as a planter. The combination of the design, colour palette, glaze application and condition makes it a rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. There is mild use-wear of movement marks on the underside of the base and gentle crazing all over that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is stamped with Falcon Ware's 'Falcon Ware MADE IN ENGLAND'.
Height: c. 3.3" / 8.3 cm. Length: c. 10.3" / 26.3 cm (across longest point). Width: c. 7.6" / 19.3 cm (across widest point). Unpackaged weight: c. 0.9 kg / 915 g
Planter will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Falcon Ware was and is a popular brand of pottery founded by Thomas Lawrence in England and produced between 1885 and 1964. Collectors seek out these pieces because of their beauty and unique designs. Pieces of Falcon Ware are commonly 'lumped together' as Sylvac as the company was bought out by Sylvac in 1938, however they continued to use their own branding for the pieces they produced.
SylvaC (with a deliberate capital C at the end) was founded in 1894 by William Copestake and William Shaw, originally named Shaw & Copestake. It would be 1937 till a merging of companies formed under the name of Sylvac. Central to its history were figurines of animals, and rabbits in particular, and the company was known for its relatively inexpensive and widely available tableware and decorative works. SylvaC continued its production until the early 1980s.