This striking and joyful work of 1980s Postmodern design is by British pottery Park Rose. Postmodern art and design are known for directly or indirectly borrowing from a range of design styles from the past. The form of this planter is a streamlined, Modern, and gently inverted lozenge shape that is an excellent canvas for the décor that echoes mid-century Op Art and Psy Art influences. The base glaze is a glossy white and juxtaposing this is the two, textured faces decorated in a cotton candy palette. The palette of Powdered Apple green, Lemon yellow, and Marshmallow pink is applied in an Ombre manner, where the textured wave pattern leads the colours to fade into one another:
This charming piece is stylistically contemporary and yet also prominently of its time, this piece works excellently for bright and joyful functional use.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. The most significant wear is movement marks that is on the underside of the base and mild crazing all over that are commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the stamp 'Park Rose, Bridlington, England'.
Height: c. 5.2" / 13.3 cm. Width: c. 11.9" / 30.2 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 5.8" / 14.7 cm. Base measurements: c. 9.2" / 23.3 cm x c. 9.8" / 9.8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1.6 kg / 1,630 g
Planter will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Park Rose Pottery 1982 - 2012
The Park Rose Pottery was founded by Anthony Kusmirek and Noel Rawson in 1982 with the original range consisting of vases, plant pot holders and ceramic lamp bases. The pottery went on to produce and sell a successful range of designer ware in their own right. Sadly, Park Rose Pottery ceased to trade in 2012 and it is unclear as to the reasons behind the closure.