British Art Pottery Upchurch Early Ovoid Vase
A typical form from the Upchurch Pottery, a vase of ovoid shape, in a dull violet-grey slip, with green overtones. The shape curves round to a flat base, where the clay colour can be seen beneath a grey slip. The base is inscribed 'Upchurch' with another squiggle beneath. It feels an early piece and shows signs of a kiln fault, blistering to the lower third of the vase. this apart, the vase is without fault. The price reflects the condition as described.
Size: Height 16.5cm., max. diam,14 cm.
Britsh Art Pottery Verwood Small Costrel or Scent Vase
This small, unglazed earthenware, costrel-shaped vase was registered in 1907 as a design for a perfume container, and was made for and marketed by Liberty's of London. The shape replicates that of 18th.C water containers made for agricultural use, with lugs for a corded handle. This little example is marked 'Liberty, London. Rd. No. 517688', and would have contained Dorset Lavender Water. It is in excellent condition.
Size: Height 9cm., max.diam. 8.5cm.
Ref: P191 ~ Price £30GBP
British Art Pottery Saunders Isle of Wight Turquoise-Blue 1930's Baluster Vase
A beautifully potted Saunders Isle of Wight vase, with a stepped shoulder above a baluster shape, and a glaze of turquoise blue with darker blue splashes running down over the grey base. This is a later Saunders vase, with a glazed base, dating towards the end of their '30's production. It is marked on the base with the Saunders stamp and in black: M/157/4. This very attractive piece is in excellent condition.
Size: Height 14cm., max.diam. 9cm.
Ref: Y022 ~ Price £30GBP.
British Art Pottery Royal Lancastrian E T Radford Blue Vase
A tall, beautifully thrown vase by E T Radford dating from the last years of his career with Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery. The vase has strongly defined throwing rings, and is in a pale blue turquoise colour which is pink tinged at the top rim, shading into a definite blue at the base. Both the top rim and the base rim are pronounced but not heavy. Unfortunately this very nice piece has been damaged and has an area of rub half way down the body and a small loss of glaze. The vase is marked to the base with 'E.T.R.', 'Royal Lancastrian', MADE IN ENGLAND and the number 158 - all impressed. As Radford retired from Pilkingtons in 1937, it is assumed from the other marks that the production date is between 1930 and 1937.
Size: Height 20.5cm., widest diam. 14cm.
Ref: R082 ~ Price £40GBP
British Art Pottery Lemon & Son Weston-super-Mare Flared Rim Jug
This very striking large flared-rim jug was produced by Lemon & Son between 1928 and 1939, and has an 'Arts and Crafts' appearance, because of the shape and the streaky glaze. It has the incised mark 'Lemon & Son Weston-s-Mare' in script, and is in excellent condition, with no faults.
Size: Height 10cm., max.width 17cm.
Ref: P253 ~ Price £20GBP
British Art Pottery Watcombe Scandy Mottoware Tobacco Jar
This well-decorated Watcombe Scandy pattern Tobacco Jar displays the motto 'When work is done, the pipe don't shun', dating from the period 1901-20. It bears the impressed mark 'WATCOMBE TORQUAY' to the base. the condition of both the jar and the inset lid is excellent, with no cracks, hairlines, chips or rubs.
Size: Height 14.5cm., diam. 9cm.
Ref: R063 ~ Price £25GBP
French Art Pottery Denbac Tall Art Nouveau Jug
This large stunning jug in the Art Nouveau manner actually dates from the first quarter of the 20th.C., and is in excellent condition apart from a small glaze chip to the interior rim. The marks 'Denbac' and '236' are painted in script under glaze on the base.
Size: Height 19cm., max.width 14cm.
Ref: P225 ~ Price £40GBP
French Art Pottery Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux Gourd Vase
This rare small double-gourd shaped vase, with attractive green and blue glazes over an ochre base, bears the impressed marks to the base: 'Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux' and 'Cauderan'. It dates from the 1920's and is in very good condition, apart from some chipping to the base rim, normally barely noticeable.
Size: Height 10.5cm., max.diam. 7cm.
Ref: R045 ~ Price £25GBP
French Art Pottery Alexandre Bigot Slender-necked Gres Vase
This interesting and rare heavy-based little gres vase was made at the Bigot Poterie in 1911. It has a recessed base bearing the incised signature 'A Bigot' in script, together with the date 1911, and is covered in a coarse yellowish-brown glaze with blue blotches. The narrow mouth of the pot has seen some wear.
Size: Height 15cm., max.diam.of base 9.5cm.
Ref: S042 ~ Price £75GBP
French Art Pottery Desvres Gres Tall Stoneware Vase
This unusual tall lobed vase comes from the brief production period in the 1930's of 'gres flamme' (stoneware) at a Desvres Faiencerie. The impressed mark, on the unglazed base, hard to decipher because of the clay adhesions, is that of the Fourmaintraux and Delassus Faiencerie, and replicates the factory mark on their tiles. The glossy glaze consists of streaked browns on grey. The vase is in excellent condition, with no faults, other than the base adhesions.
Size: Height 20cm., max.diam. 12cm.
Ref: N172A ~ Price £20GBP
French Art Pottery Rambervillers Large Metallic Lustre Pichet
This unusually shaped Rambervillers Pichet, with a wide flared rim, has strong blue and silver 'reflections', and bears on the unglazed base the circular impressed mark 'GRES RAMBERVILLERS', the last mark used by the Pottery before it closed in 1957. It is in very good condition, with just a few patches of dulled glaze, which do not undermine the bright effect of this impressive piece.
Size: Height 15cm., max.diam.(excl. handle) 11cm.
Ref: Q078 ~ Price £35GBP
French Art Pottery Rambervillers Dimpled Lustre Vase
This pretty little Rambervillers lustre vase is in shades of metallic blue and grey, on a red earthenware body. It bears the mark 'Gres de Rambervillers', impressed in a circle, and dates from the last years of the production, c1950. It is in excellent condition, with no faults.
Size: Height 11.5cm., max.diam. 9cm.
Ref: S124 ~ Price £20GBP
French Art Pottery Desvres 'Gres Grand Feu' Hexagonal Vase
This striking high-fired stoneware vase, tapering from a hexagonal base to a small hexagonal neck, is decorated in green and brown slips in the style known as 'gres flamme'. It was produced by the Faiencerie of Fourmaintraux and Delassus (better known for their tile and faience wares) in the period 1925-35. It is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks; despite clay adhesions to the base, the Desvres stamp can still be read.
Size: Height 13cm., max.width 10cm.
Ref: R072 ~ Price £35GBP
French Art Pottery Denbac 'Deco-Style' Small Jug
This small jug, in characteristic Denbac colours of orange-brown on darker brown, has a slim shape with a deco angled handle, and is a later production. It bears the impressed marks to the base 'Denbac'(in script) and '326'. It is in excellent condition, with no faults.
Size: Height 12cm., max.width(incl. handle) 11cm.
Ref: T114 ~ Price £18GBP
French Art Pottery Pierrefonds Triangular Vase
This unusual Pierrefonds vase starts as a round form at the base, and then changes to a three-cornered shape at the top rim. The streaked blue colours have a transluscence at the rim. This surprisingly heavy small vase is marked on the base with the impressed 'FH' stamp, 'Pierrefonds' and '612', and dates from the 1930's. It is in perfect condition, with no faults.
Size: Height 10cm., max.diam. 10cm.
Ref: S045 ~ Price £20GBP
French Art Pottery Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux Large Vase
This substantial vase has an interesting glaze effect of speckled black/green slip on a deep blue base. The shape is reminiscent of 'pilgrim' flasks, with twin handles above a wide-bellied form. The piece is marked on the base with a smudged circular stamp on white slip 'Ceramique d'Art de ......' and fragments of 'Bordeaux'. This unusual vase dates from the first half of the 20thC., and is in good condition, save for some re-painting to the neck rim, done after firing, and presumably to disguise small chips.
Size: Height 26cm., max.diam. 14cm.
Ref: S112 ~ Price £15GBP
French Art Pottery R.F.Ciboure Shepherdess Plate
This Ciboure plate, in warm tones of cream and brown, is decorated with a scene of a shepherdess in a rural landscape, and dates from the period after 1945. It is marked 'RF Ciboure' to the base, and the decoration to the front bears the signature 'RLC' (Richard Le Corrone ?). It is in excellent condition, with just one rub to the rim.
Size: Diam. 18cm.
Ref: S029 ~ Price £25GBP