Gorgeously glazed Aesthetic Movement vase from the Linthorpe Pottery c1885. A known Christopher Dresser design. Bottle-shaped vase with concave sections to the body. Streaked glaze in tonal blues over a turquoise ground (the effect of which is not fully captured in images) with "curds" speckling the body. Clear impressed Linthorpe Pottery mark and design number 24. The vase measure 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). Linthorpe Pottery was only in existence between 1879 and 1889. For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Linthorpe Pottery Blue Streaked Dimpled Bottle Vase c1885
This vase is in overall excellent condition commensurate with age. No crazing, chips or cracks. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.