Gorgeously glazed tall Linthorpe Pottery Aesthetic Movement vase by Arthur Pascal Shorter c1885. Twin handles on a conical body with cylindrical neck and everted fluted rim. Dark burgundy glaze thickly applied over relief decoration of flowering clematis covering front and back of the vase. Glaze with slight iridescence. Impressed Linthorpe Pottery mark and number 2077 to the base together with monogram AS for Arthur Pascal Shorter. The vase measures 37 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). For more information on Linthorpe Pottery visit our Maker's History pages.
Tall Linthorpe Pottery Twin-Handled Vase by Arthur Pascal Shorter c1885
This vase is in excellent overall condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Very minor areas of crazing - as is commonly seen with Linthorpe Pottery pieces. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.