Beautifully glazed baluster-form art vase from the Linthorpe Pottery c1880. Produced during Christopher Dresser's time as Art Director for the Pottery. Green and dark/light blue mottled and crackled glaze with a lustre-type sheen producing a very attractive finish on this vase. Impressed Linthorpe design number 938 and monogram for Henry Tooth who was the first artist and pottery manager employed at Linthorpe. The vase measures 21 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). For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Linthorpe Pottery Green/Blue Baluster Art Vase by Henry Tooth 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.