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Pair of mid-century ETB Radford nut dishes with floral decoration

Pair of mid-century ETB Radford nut dishes with floral decoration

SKU: 4950416

Auld Curiosities is delighted to bring you another fine example of the skilled work of ETB Radford. This offering is a pair of mid-century nut dishes with different patterns on each, against a plain white ground. The back-stamp acknowledges ETB Radford and that the decoration is hand-painted but no pattern number but there is a shape number of 17 – embossed on one dish and painted on another.  Edward T B Radford 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. These dishes would come from that later period of his working life. Each dish has a maximum width of 4 3/8” (111mm) and a maximum length of 5 5/8” (143mm) while standing a maximum of 1 9/16" (44mm). Condition is superb as can be seen in the photographs.

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