This beautifully stylised work of British studio art pottery is of English high Art Deco design that is from the 'Flaxman Ware' line of art ware by Wade Heath Pottery company around 1936.
The form of this particular piece is known as the 'Castile 15'; elegantly sculptural and seemingly simple, this piece is a manifestation of iconically Art Deco accents. Softly geometric angles appear all over this piece, from the chevron form to the castellated rim and spout, the step-footed base and the raised oblique panels on the face. The gentle ridges adds a beautifully tactile element to this piece.
The semi-matte base glaze is a beautiful blending of Honey and Demerara Sugar yellow that forms an excellent canvas for the hand painted and stylised floral décor. This piece has a gracefully elegant presence, an embodiment of English Art Deco design from c. 85 years ago and its condition makes it a rare find.
Excellent. There is mild movement wear on the underside of the vase and mild crazing all over that is commensurate with the age of this piece. The vase sits on 4 slim felt pads that offers further protection. Please see photographs as they form part of the condition report. The underside bears Wade Heath's stamp in use c.1936 that denotes "Flaxman Ware, Hand Made Pottery, by WADEHEATH ENGLAND' and a further painted model number of '8915'.
Height: c. 8.7" / 22 cm by c. 3.7" / 9.3 cm rim diameter. Width c. 6.7" / 17 cm (spout to handle). Base measurements: c. 3.5" / 8.8 cm x c. 3.5" / 8.8 cm. Weight: c. 0.8 kg / 775 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
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 beautiful ceramic art ware known as Flaxman Ware in the Art Deco style by Wade Heath & Co and its figure collection known as Wade Whimsies that became hugely popular in the UK and America in the 1950s.