This sleek pair of English Art Deco design is by British pottery SylvaC from their Manhattan series. The sophisticated elements of the Modernist design is expressed subtly through the raised abstract-cross pattern and the sumptuous tone of velvety Dark Olive green gloss glaze.
As a pair, they are ideal décor accents for a vintage inspired room, whether for display on their own or functionally as succulent planters.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. There is gentle crazing all over both pieces that is commensurable with age. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the bases are inscribed with 'Sylvac, Made in England' with the larger planter displaying its model number '808' and the smaller '3940'.
Large Planter height: c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm. Width: c.10.2" / 26 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 3.3" / 8.3 cm. Base measurements: c. 8.7" / 22 cm x c. 2.2" / 5.6 cm.
Medium Planter height: 3.4" / 8.6 cm. Width: 6.3" / 16 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 5.1" / 13 cm x c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm.
Unpackaged weight [pair]: c. 1.2 kg / 1,205 g
Planters will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
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.