This elegant work of Art Deco design is by the British Pottery Crown Devon. The pitcher jug form is seemingly simple but there are actually a number of subtle Art Deco design nuances incorporated into the design. The body is accentuated by the gently exaggerated curves at the belly and handle, with a finishing accent of a lightly fluted rim and spout. The most standout feature is obviously the carved detail and the way the body of the vase swells around the carved lines, making each section exquisitely tactile.
The semi-matte 'Polished Malachite' silk glaze décor is a blending of Rich Peacock green dappled with washes of Dark Olive green. The sumptuous glaze creates the effect of Polished Malachite Chalcedony gems. This work additionally features Kintsugi golden seams following careful repairing and highlighting. The Kintsugi technique is modern and has been applied in a tactile manner, a gentle compliment to the colourful glaze. The highly technical studio crafting combined with the Kintsugi work makes this piece uniquely one of a kind.
Excellent. This piece has been carefully repaired using a robust water-resistant and durable resin. There is natural wear that underside of the base and mild 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 the vase is inscribed with 'LONDON'.
Height: c. 5.1" / 13 cm high by c. 5.7" / 14.5 cm width (handle to spout). Rim: c. 1.8" / 4.6 cm. Base measurements: c. 2.3 / 5.8 cm. Weight: c. 0.4 kg / 410 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.