Linthorpe Pottery Aesthetic Movement biscuit barrel with lid and swing handle c1885. Characteristic of Christopher Dresser designs completed in conjunction with silver electroplating company Elkington & Co. Barrel-form ceramic body with white metal collar and swing handle. White metal circular lid with circular handle. White metal mounts and lid, whilst not marked EPS will be silver plated (as was typically used by Linthorpe on these items). Sumptuous drip-glaze colours to the ceramic body. Impressed Linthorpe Pottery mark to base and design number 1353. Lid stamped with number 3215. The barrel measures 15.25 cm in height to top of handle.
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). The Linthorpe Pottery was only in existence between 1879 and 1889. For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Linthorpe Pottery Aesthetic Movement Drip-Glazed Biscuit Barrel c1885
This biscuit barrel is in excellent overall condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Silver plate in very good condition with extremely minor signs of use. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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