Classic Dresser design for Linthorpe Pottery art vase circa 1880. The vase is of ovoid form with Dresser's signature flared cylindrical neck and foot. Gorgeous toffee-coloured streaked glaze with different coloured flashed to its base. Impressed Linthorpe mark obscured by heavy glaze - very commonly seen with drip-glazed Linthorpe vases. The vase measures 23 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). For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Dresser for Linthorpe Pottery Streak Glazed Ovoid Vase c1880
This vase is in excellent condition with no crazing, chips, cracks or restoration. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.