Sublimely glazed Linthorpe loop-handled vase with silver metal collar c1885. Squat ovoid footed body with four loop handles and applied silver metal coloured collar. Treacle toffee coloured drip glaze. Impressed Linthorpe Pottery mark and design number 456. The vase is 15 cm (maximum) width and 8 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 Four Loop-Handled Drip Glaze Collared Vase c1885
This vase is in excellent condition commensurate with age. Minimal crazing. No chips, cracks or restoration. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.