Attractive and unusually shaped Linthorpe Pottery Aesthetic Movement vase c1885. The vase is of footed tri-lobed form with lobes extending through the elongated neck to form the scalloped rim. Blue over a yellow under-glaze giving a streaky blue-green colour over the outside of the vase. Inside the neck giving a veined effect. Impressed Linthorpe Pottery mark to base and design number 1446. The vase measures 22 cm maximum 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 Streaky Blue-Green Tri-Lobed Vase with Scalloped Rim c1885
This vase is in excellent display condition. There is a previous good and professionally restored chip to the foot which is virtually invisible. Other than this the vase has no chips or cracks. Minor crazing as expected from Linthorpe Pottery. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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