This elegant work of Art Deco design is by British Pottery SylvaC. The abstract oval form is even and well balanced, accented by the lightly geometric, asymmetrical 'ear' detail on opposing sides. The gloss glaze decor is a sumptuous and warm blend of browns, from Golden Demerara, Gingerbread to Caramel, with paler tones at the rim graduating to deeper hues at the base. The application of the glaze is in a marbled manner that gives the impression of the moments when coffee is poured into cream and the two liquids rush and fuse together.
This refined piece is stylistically timeless and the combination of the form with the colour palette makes it a rare find.
Very Good. There are no chips or repairs, with only a single hairline crack on the interior of the rim that is very faint on the exterior. The commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is stamped with 'SYLVAC', 'MADE IN ENGLAND', and the model number '1836' and 'B'.
Height: c. 8.8" / 22.3 cm x c. 2.5" / 6.3 cm rim diameter. Width: c. 5.5" / 14 cm (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 3.1" / 8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.6 kg / 605 g
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.
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