This stylised work of British studio art pottery piece is of English late-Art Deco design from the 1930s, with a colour palette similar to that of Monet's 'Low Tide at Pourville, near Dieppe' Impressionist painting.
Beautifully sculptural and seemingly simple, this piece is a manifestation of the significant technique needed to result in its evenly hand-formed body and iconically Art Deco handle. The Art Deco accents appear most prominently in the softly geometric, arching triangular and stepped handle that is echoed in the angled spout. The piece is finished with accents of inscribed undulating lines at the shoulders of the vase and echoed towards the base, as well as further decorative scrolling on the gently flared base. The hand-painted, silky, semi-matte glaze décor is a beautiful blending of Powdered Teal blue tones blended with dappled hues of Chiffon white and Pale Golden Sand.
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.
Very Good. There is a single chip at the base of the vase measuring c. 7 mm across and mild crazing all over that is commensurate with the c. 85 year 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 '132' and the Wade stamp dated to c.1936 denoting "Flaxman Ware, Handmade Pottery BY WADEHEATH ENGLAND'
Height: c. 7.5" / 19 cm by c. 2.8" / 7 cm rim diameter (at widest point). Width c. 4.7" / 12 cm (spout to handle) Base measurements: c. 3.6" / 9.2 cm diameter. Weight: c. 0.4 kg / 415 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 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.