Attractive pair of Linthorpe Pottery vases c1885. Dimpled baluster form with everted fluted rim. Streaked blue drip-glaze over a yellow ground. Linthorpe marks absent or likely obscured by heavy glaze - commonly seen with drip-glazed Linthorpe vases. The vases measure 12 cm in height and 8 cm diameter.
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.
Pair of Small Linthorpe Pottery Blue and Yellow Drip Glaze Vases c1885
This pair of vases are in overall very good condition commensurate with age. Some crazing to the yellow ground as is often seen in Linthorpe glazes. Both have an invisible professionally restored (<0.5cm) chip to the rim. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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