Interestingly shaped drip-glaze art vase from Linthorpe Pottery c1885. The vase is double-gourd in form with tapered neck. Chocolate and green drip glaze. Impressed (obscured) Linthorpe mark and design number 140. The vase measures 16.5 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 Double Gourd Drip Glaze Art Vase c1885
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.