This stylised work of British art pottery is of English Art Deco design from the 1920s to 1930s is by Wadeheath. The shape and décor of this vase reflects the influences of the Art Deco Moderne design, emphasising movement and sleekness with bolder, brassiness.
In the form of the piece, the Moderne design is echoed most prominently in the fluted collar rim, like that of a stylised Calla Lily with an irresistibly arched rise and fall to the curves. The hand-painted, glaze décor is a flowing cascade of glaze, applied in a wax-resist technique and in a palette of Tangrine orange, Mint Green and Cerulean blue.
The combination of the electric colour palette with the graceful form creates a striking presence and is an embodiment of English Art Deco design from c. 85 years ago. The combination of its form, colour palette, design and condition makes it a particularly rare find.
Very Good. There is gentle wear to the glaze, mild crazing all over and movement marks on the underside of the base that are commensurate with the age of the piece. The underside of the base is stamped with 'WADES ENGLAND' in use c.1927 and the form number '3277'.
Height: c. 7.5" / 19.1 cm. Depth: c. 5.5" / 14 cm. Width: c. 8.6" / 21.8 cm x c. 5.9" / 15 cm (across widest points). Base diameter: c. 4.3" / 11 cm. Weight: c. 0.9 kg / 875 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Wadeheath Ceramics 1867 - present
Wadeheath Ceramics was originally founded in 1867, in Burslem, England, a collective of different pottery companies that specialised in earthenware and porcelain.
The original companies were:
- Wade & Myatt (later became George Wade & Son, which made industrial ceramics and Wade Whimsies). Established 1867.
- John Wade & Co (later Wade Heath & Co, which made decorative ware, particularly Art Deco vases in the 1930s). Established 1867.
- J & W Wade (later AJ Wade Ltd, which made tiles, notably the original tiles for the London Underground). Established 1891.
Wade made its way into history with beautiful ceramic art ware known as Flaxman Ware in the Art Deco style by Wade Heath & Co and its figure collection known as Wade Whimsies that became hugely popular in the UK and America in the 1950s.