Large Linthorpe Pottery Aesthetic Movement drip glazed vase c1885. Known Dresser designed shape consisting of a footed, elongated ovoid body with flared cylindrical neck. Attractive drip-glaze in tonal blues and greens with the terracotta coloured body exposed towards the rim. Impressed Linthorpe mark and number 477 to the base. The vase measures 37.5 cm in height and 17.5 cm maximum diameter.
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 1882 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.
Large Linthorpe Pottery Blue-Green Drip Glazed Vase c1885
This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Glaze is crazed throughout - as is very commonly seen with Linthorpe pieces. Crazing being much more evident in images than as viewed by eye. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.