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ETB Radford hand painted bowl / vase

ETB Radford hand painted bowl / vase

SKU: 1069207

An attractive addition to the website, at least until a collector spies this little beauty. With the typical ETB Radford sponged background (this time in beige) the bold floral design commands attention and although I am no expert I think they represent Ranunculus flowers. This piece has the added attraction of a textured finish with incised lines circling the bowl in a wave like form. The inner lip of the bowl is in a contrasting green sponged effect, and the base mark identifies the pattern as UM 5.


The earliest reference that I can find for Edward T B Radford was when he worked as a pottery artist initially for Pilkington’s until WW1 interrupted his life, along with so many others. He fought with the rank of Captain in the 19th Middlesex Regiment and was awarded a Military Cross for his actions at Passchendaele. After the war he returned to pottery and worked for HJ Wood in the 1920’s. He appears to have operated under the umbrella of HJ Woods at the Alexandra Pottery in Burslem, producing the distinctive floral art and decoesque pottery in his own name between the 1930’s and 1948 when he retired.


Condition is perfect with no chips, flakes etc and little, if any, signs of wear. The bowl stands approximately 110mm tall and this measurement is repeated for the maximum diameter of the bowl. Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We do this to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair. Therefore we respectfully ask that you contact us prior to purchase, so an accurate postage cost can be agreed. .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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