An unusually tall, iridescent drip-glazed Linthorpe Pottery vase c1885. Footed vase with tapering cylindrical body and wavy flared everted rim. Simply sumptuous drip-glaze colours and surface iridescence to the vase. Impressed Linthorpe Pottery mark and design number 2182. The vase measures 45 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 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). Linthorpe Pottery was only in existence between 1879 and 1889. For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Very Tall Linthorpe Pottery Iridescent Drip-Glaze Cylindrical Vase c1885
This vase is in excellent overall condition commensurate with age. Minimal crazing. No chips, cracks or restoration. Minor glaze flaws from original firing and extremely minor signs of age. Stilt marks to base from kiln firing. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.