Very lovely Aesthetic Movement art vase designed by Christopher Dresser for the Linthorpe Pottery c1880. Shouldered, flaring cylindrical form with incised bands of stylised foliage and geometric designs. Olive green glaze. Incised mark for Linthorpe and facsimile mark for Chr Dresser. Monogrammed HT for Henry Tooth. The vase is 16.5 cm in height.
In 1879 John Harrison (a local businessman) established Linthorpe Pottery in conjunction with Christopher Dresser, one of the most influential designers of the late 19th century. Dresser acted as artistic director at the Pottery until 1982 and continued to submit designs whilst the Pottery remained in production. Dresser recommended Henry Tooth, an artist from Buckinghamshire working at that time on the Isle of Wight, as pottery manager. Henry Tooth, with no prior experience of clay or pottery left Ryde for Linthorpe, spending time at the T.G. Green pottery in Church Gresley, Derbyshire to get a foundation in ceramics. Henry Tooth had brought Richard Patey with him from the Isle of Wight, who managed the pottery after he left in 1882 (to establish to Bretby Pottery in partnership with William Ault). Linthorpe Pottery only being in existence between 1879 and 1889. For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Christopher Dresser Linthorpe Pottery Decorated Vase by Henry Tooth c1880
This vase is in excellent condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Exceptionally minor signs of age on its surface. Small patch of missing glazed at foot from original firing. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.