This striking work of mid-century Modernist design is by British pottery SylvaC (est. 1894 - 1980s). The simple elevated planter vase form is both multifunctional and an excellent canvas for the vivid glaze.
The hypnotic effervescent running lava glaze is a palette of Indigo and Cobalt blue intermingling with tones of Tangerine orange and Deep Grapefruit. Not only is the glaze energetic in colour but there is also an iridescence to it.
This statement piece makes an excellent display piece on its own or functionally as a planter.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. There is negligible use-wear on the underside of the base. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is stamped with SylvaC's 'SylvaC Ware MADE IN ENGLAND' that was in use between 1960s-1970s. There is a further impressed stamp of the model number '4330, SYLVAC'.
Height: c. 5.1" / 13 cm. Width: c. 10.8" / 27.5 cm (across widest point). Rim: c. 8.3" / 21 cm x c. 2.5" / 6.3 cm. Depth: c. 4.3" / 11 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 5.7" / 14.5 cm x c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.9 kg / 865 g
Planter vase 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.